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Re: Queen Mary Pt 3
« Reply #300 on: August 07, 2007, 08:53:30 AM »
Hey you all!!!!! :D


I recently bought myself a fantastic royal (jewel) book, ‘The Royal Jewels by Suzy Menkes. Absolutely a wonderful book containing beautiful pictures. With some great anecdotes about the royal family. I was reading the chapter about Queen Mary.. And the last few sentences of this chapter, I would like to share with you all.

Here we go: (From The Royal Jewels) ‘Queen Mary was to live on fore nearly twenty years, majestic, indomitable, clearing the woods at Badminton where she was evacuated during the Second World War, facing stoically the deaths of two more of her sons- the Duke of Kent in a plane crash in August 1942, King George VI of cancer ten years later. Once she and the monarchy that she nurtured and cherished, had survived the Abdication, both seemed as tough and indestructible as the diamonds she adored.’

Isn’t it touching! In the book their a also two pictures of pages of her Dress book. Where she listed her jewels and clothes she whore on different occasions.  Like Alexander1917 was revering to.  I will try to post them later. :)
But fore now this wonderful portrait of a 'true Queen' with here jewels she adored.



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Re: Queen Mary Pt 3
« Reply #301 on: August 07, 2007, 09:39:27 AM »
Welcome Back RN! I love that book too (apparently there are some errors) but that's a brilliant quote!!! Could you post the passage from when she first appeared at the BP garden party? I seem to recall she walked across the gardens glittering in jewels.
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Re: Queen Mary Pt 3
« Reply #302 on: August 07, 2007, 09:49:12 AM »
Absolutely! I keep reminding myself to purchase that book; are there any other Mary anecdotes? Lovely portrait, thanks RN!  :)

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"I shall be very disappointed," she remarked for the record, "if George doesn't come up again." Queen Mary upon hearing her husband was to ride in a submarine.

When asked the question of when her eldest son would return to the country Queen Mary said, "Not until he comes to my funeral."

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« Reply #303 on: August 07, 2007, 10:02:18 AM »
Don't you just love the tiara with the full set of pearls on the top? Diana and The Queen before her wore it without those pearls and it still looked spectacular.

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Re: Queen Mary Pt 3
« Reply #304 on: August 07, 2007, 01:42:00 PM »
My personal opinion is the Cambridge Lover's Knot is one of the loveliest tiaras in the possession of the royal family. Too bad it probably won't be seen again for some time.
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Re: Queen Mary Pt 3
« Reply #305 on: August 08, 2007, 01:40:58 PM »
Welcome Back RN! I love that book too (apparently there are some errors) but that's a brilliant quote!!! Could you post the passage from when she first appeared at the BP garden party? I seem to recall she walked across the gardens glittering in jewels.


Glad to be back, thank you Eddieboy and Mary R.! :D Yes it is a great book isn't it. I was reading the chapter about May but I haven't found the passage from the BP garden party. But I'm working on it.  But fore now this picture of "Elegant may'!


In this outfit she reminds me of her mother-in-law Queen Alexandra.

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Re: Queen Mary Pt 3
« Reply #306 on: August 08, 2007, 05:33:01 PM »
Indeed she does!

I just found this anecdote on May:
Once the author E. M. Forster was at a society wedding and bowed to the cake under the impression that it was Queen Mary.
Another version: He was at a wedding party with once, sitting opposite Queen Mary. When asked if he would like to be presented he said, "Good Lord," he said. "I thought it was the wedding cake."”  :D

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"I shall be very disappointed," she remarked for the record, "if George doesn't come up again." Queen Mary upon hearing her husband was to ride in a submarine.

When asked the question of when her eldest son would return to the country Queen Mary said, "Not until he comes to my funeral."

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« Reply #307 on: September 06, 2007, 11:32:53 PM »
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Re: Queen Mary Pt 3
« Reply #308 on: September 07, 2007, 10:49:02 AM »
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The diamond necklace she wears in the picture..a confirmation gift from her mother was later passed on to her daughter Mary Princess Royal & among the many gems sold in the late 1960's after her death.....

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« Reply #309 on: September 07, 2007, 11:15:23 AM »
Thank you ashdean - another fascinating piece of trivia, what a shame it was sold.
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Re: Queen Mary Pt 3
« Reply #310 on: September 07, 2007, 12:20:34 PM »
I think this was taken to commemorate her engagement to Prince George. There's an engagement photo series of her and I think this is part of it. I haven't seen actual engagement photos of the two of them, perhaps in deference to Eddy? (Though MF & AIII had photos done)
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Queen May's Measurements
« Reply #311 on: October 07, 2007, 02:47:42 PM »
Does anyone know Queen "May's", wife of George V's measurements? Looking through her photos she was quite the curvy one, with the smallest of the smallest waist, the widest of the widest hips, and the fullest of the fullest bosoms. Quite a buxom lady I should say, I hope when Im  through with my teens I have a body like her's.  Plus she was quite statuesque anyone know her actual height from back then?

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Re: Queen May's Measurements
« Reply #312 on: October 07, 2007, 04:14:04 PM »
Dear QueenEna1887, couldn't you have simply asked these questions in the Queen Mary thread? 

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Re: Queen May's Measurements
« Reply #313 on: October 07, 2007, 04:23:45 PM »
Thank you Grace. Maybe granduchessella would be so kind as to tack this question onto the main May thread.? The forum appears "bity" otherwise. :)
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Re: Queen May's Measurements
« Reply #314 on: October 07, 2007, 04:32:03 PM »
Well I couldn't find the Queen Mary thread but since you mentioned I might as well GrandDuchessella.