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« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2010, 07:04:41 AM »
You are welcome. Too bad they don't do DVDs. I would have loved to own a copy...George life is so interesting, too interesting for RF's comfort so that is why no book has came out. The only ones are those with his famous wife and brothers.

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« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2010, 02:03:35 PM »
Isn´t this supposed to be a serious historical discussion page?  I do not care if anybody "feels crushed" or "needs comforting" due to their discovery that George, Duke of Kent was bisexual.  Grow up and get over it - this isn´t some silly page about teen crushes.  Please get on with the discussion.

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Re: George and Marina, Duke and Duchess of Kent, Part 2
« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2010, 02:52:19 PM »
I wonder if George's life really is too controversial? I mean, it's been discussed in other books and, obviously, documentaries. The royal family has even in recent years discussed Nazi connections in Philip's family in Royals and the Reich. The lives of the Mountbattens were certainly more scandalous (sexually) than George's. Drug use really isn't that shocking anymore. I don't see why they would block research into it unless first-hand material was destroyed at the time--when it would've been a much greater scandal.
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« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2010, 06:48:19 PM »
Good question. Perhaps it's because his children are still alive, and although much has been discused in books and in documentaries, the royal famliy havn't actually said anything about his more private activities, so maybe they don't feel the time is right.

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« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2010, 09:46:27 PM »
Isn´t this supposed to be a serious historical discussion page?  I do not care if anybody "feels crushed" or "needs comforting" due to their discovery that George, Duke of Kent was bisexual.  Grow up and get over it - this isn´t some silly page about teen crushes.  Please get on with the discussion.


You need to get over it.
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Re: George and Marina, Duke and Duchess of Kent, Part 2
« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2010, 08:37:03 AM »
Hi Lindelle,

I know how you feel...

I was 9 when The Queen ascendeded the throne and fell in love with her (she was so beautiful)....
I have always been a little 'in love' with her since!  And, have admired her greatly for her exemplary life's role...  I know that when she dies, I will be very sad and crushed...

Prince George was very handsome and I can see where young girls would have a crush on him...
There's no harm in that...

Larry

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« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2010, 11:09:37 AM »
His grandson Lord Freddy Windsor is the slpitting image of him. He is now married and live in California.  ;)

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Re: George and Marina, Duke and Duchess of Kent, Part 2
« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2010, 02:46:39 PM »
Marina and Queen Mum :



Marina with Princess Margaret :





The Duchess of Kent with Queen Elizabeth II, duchess of Gloucester and Duke d'Edimburg :

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« Reply #23 on: July 29, 2010, 04:33:25 PM »
She was always elegant. Even the Queen Mother admitted it.

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« Reply #24 on: July 29, 2010, 07:36:10 PM »
That's true.
Had a few people pming me in support so that's nice.


Yes I agree, Lord Freddy does look like George. I didn't see the resemblance until you mentioned it.

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« Reply #25 on: July 29, 2010, 08:01:26 PM »
You are welcome.

Most of the other children of King George V and Queen Mary looked more like the Wurttemberg side than the Glucksborg. The Dukes of Windsor & Kent were the few that did (especially Georgie). Looking into Lord Freddy you can see what George V, Eddy or Queen Alexandra would have looked.

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Re: George and Marina, Duke and Duchess of Kent, Part 2
« Reply #26 on: July 29, 2010, 10:02:15 PM »



Here you can see her with the Duke of Gloucester, the Princess Royal (Princess Mary, Countess of Harewood), Queen Elizabeth II and is that Lady Patricia Ramsey (Princess Patricia of Connaught)  behind them?
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« Reply #27 on: July 29, 2010, 10:51:30 PM »
Yes that is Patsy ! Wonder which tiara she was wearing.

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Re: George and Marina, Duke and Duchess of Kent, Part 2
« Reply #28 on: July 31, 2010, 03:39:24 AM »

Marina with Princess Margaret :






Her Nieces Elizabeth and Margaret were among her admirers. They saw the Duchess as an older sister rather than an aunt, halfway between their new-found independence and royal tradition.

Princess Margaret adored her beautiful aunt Marina, who had always been a loyal ally, especially when her young niece decided to disengage from the previous royal dress according to her taste. Not only does the guide admitted that Marina but she wanted and this influence counted much in the way she evolved. The Duchess's side had always had a soft spot for this little niece whose personality was as vivid and colorful than her. They formed a pair of friends, despite the age difference. When the princess came to Paris in 1951, the Duchess of Kent accompanied almost everywhere and Princess Margaret was delighted to associate her aunt to all her projects in Paris.
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« Reply #29 on: August 01, 2010, 10:18:29 PM »
Yes. Margaret did adored her Aunt Marina and wanted to look like her. She was not the only one, Princess Alexandra of Greece (later Queen of Yugoslavia) was also a fan of her cousin Marina.