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« Reply #285 on: January 21, 2011, 05:57:24 PM »



queen Mary and her daughter-in-law Elizabeth


Very strange looking proportion. The immense size difference almost looks like a carnival show funny mirror image.
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« Reply #286 on: February 17, 2011, 03:34:34 AM »
Can it really be true that at the outbreak of WWII Queen Mary went to Badminton House with 55 servants!! That seems an incredible number!!
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« Reply #287 on: February 17, 2011, 07:28:52 AM »
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« Reply #288 on: February 17, 2011, 10:51:31 AM »
Bear in mind that Queen Victoria was under 5ft, and so pulled down the height of her descendants.

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« Reply #289 on: February 17, 2011, 11:48:20 AM »
Can it really be true that at the outbreak of WWII Queen Mary went to Badminton House with 55 servants!! That seems an incredible number!!
I think the number included the families of some of these servants ..

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« Reply #290 on: February 17, 2011, 12:11:42 PM »
Can it really be true that at the outbreak of WWII Queen Mary went to Badminton House with 55 servants!! That seems an incredible number!!
I think the number included the families of some of these servants ..

but it semms as the number is right. I just reraid a statement of the Duchess od Beaufort were she mentioned the conditions of her home :" The Queen lives EVERYWERE and needs 7 towels every day." so why not 55 servants? (maybe it's a bit smaller od changing (temporal rotination) lady-in-waitings during the stay at Badminton.

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« Reply #291 on: February 17, 2011, 01:40:30 PM »
Thank you shdan I never thought of that & Alexander, that is a good point. Seems an incredible number! I guess the head servants had there own servants too! :)

Where did you read that statement Alexander?
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« Reply #292 on: February 17, 2011, 02:17:52 PM »
I could be very wrong here but I always thought that the big numbers re QM's WWII Badminton was to do with the amount of luggage she took. I guess it wasn't quite up to the scale of self-indulgence set by QV who always took her bed and writing desk along with her on trips to France and Switzerland but even so, I seem to recall reading somewhere that QM arrived at Badminton with an outstandingly comprehensive quantity of personal items.

Of course, the dozens of truckloads could have just been bringing along the stuff that she'd "acquired" from hosts and visits enroute ;)
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« Reply #293 on: February 17, 2011, 06:57:17 PM »
Thank you shdan I never thought of that & Alexander, that is a good point. Seems an incredible number! I guess the head servants had there own servants too! :)

Where did you read that statement Alexander?

here a source from wiki badminton house
"Queen Mary stayed at Badminton House for much of the Second World War. Her staff occupied most of the building, to the Duke and Duchess of Beaufort's inconvenience." I know I read it printed. it was a biography. or an article in Majesty. not sure which one. later I put it into my QM anecdotes file.

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« Reply #294 on: February 18, 2011, 01:27:46 AM »
Ok thanks!

Osbert Sitwells's small book "Queen Mary & Others" has some great anecdotes !!
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« Reply #295 on: February 19, 2011, 03:49:31 AM »
None of the Royal Family were particularly tall - not helped by Victoria's tiny height.Also it is worth bearing in mind that Edward VII's descendants had a double height handicap as Alexandra of Denmark's family weren't particularly tall something Marie Feodorovna of Russia passed to her children (though Michael took after the Romanov's in height)


Bear in mind that Queen Victoria was under 5ft, and so pulled down the height of her descendants.

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« Reply #296 on: February 19, 2011, 03:23:42 PM »
Alexandra of Denmark's family members were certainly not short.  Her brothers would likely not have been considered overly tall by today's standards but certainly were much taller than Victoria's sons.  Alix's son Eddy and her daughter Victoria were above average height for the family and that came from her side.

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« Reply #297 on: April 02, 2011, 06:07:32 PM »


One of my favorit photographs: HM King George, HRH Princess Victoria (Toria), HM Queen Alexandra, her sister Maria Feodorovna, HM Queen Mary.
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« Reply #298 on: April 03, 2011, 09:32:59 AM »
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« Reply #299 on: April 03, 2011, 08:37:02 PM »