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Re: Queen Mary Pt 3
« Reply #120 on: November 16, 2006, 10:48:28 AM »
Great picture of Margaret and her ''Grannie''
It reminds me of a picture posted before, of King George V saying goodbye to his mother with a kiss. :)

Queen Mary at the Royal Free Hospital.
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Re: Queen Mary Pt 3
« Reply #121 on: November 16, 2006, 02:54:25 PM »
Princess Margaret told Theo Aronson that at first she thought Queen Mary had 'no interest in children and made no effort with them', but amended her opinion when she grew up and got to know her grandmother better.
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« Reply #122 on: November 16, 2006, 03:35:35 PM »
From "The last Real Princess - Noel Botham"

"She told one luncheon guest that her grandmother was 'absolutely terrifying She didnt really like children and made no effort with them. Queen Mary was one of those women who prefer the male company. She would put herself out tremendously for men and could be utterly charming.'"
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« Reply #123 on: November 16, 2006, 07:55:22 PM »
In that last picture of Queen Mary, I think the similarity, particularly the nose, mouth and jaw, of that of our current Queen is most striking. Queen Mary seems to have had dominant genes, as many royal have facial similarities to her.

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Re: Queen Mary Pt 3
« Reply #124 on: December 03, 2006, 12:16:09 AM »
If anyone has about $5000, there's one of Queen Mary's dresses up for auction on ebay right now--an interesting tidbit is underline by me from the description:

H.R.H. Queen Mary's court or formal gown, early 1930s, labelled `J Blancquaert & Co, Court Dressmakers & Ladies Tailors, 38, 39, 40 South Molton St W.' of cloth of silver, graduating to gold at the hem, overlaid with ivory chiffon and covered in a shimmer of crystal bugle beads, seed `pearls' and diamanté, with overall repeat of large iris blooms with two, three and four tassel motifs falling from the waist to the hem, the bodice with square neckline, short sleeves trimmed with crystal fringes, the front discreetly inset with pocket to front seam on right side, the rear skirt with central godet of striped shimmering bugles and pastes to the trained, curved hem, pleated bands of chiffon inset to the side hems, bust 96cm, 38in The dress was acquired by the vendor from the Theatrical Ladies' Guild (now the Theatrical Guild) in April 1981. It had formerly been in the possession of Princess Alice of Athlone, a patron of the Guild, who died in January 1981, and was presented to it by her daughter Lady May Abel Smith. The vendor was told by Evelyn Laye, the actress, that Queen Mary requested that her grand, formal dresses should be made with a pocket in the lining (as this example has) to hold biscuits to assuage her hunger on state occasions. Queen Mary was not a follower of fashion, preferring instead to adapt the currently fashionable fabrics to her own more Edwardian influenced stately form of dress.
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Re: Queen Mary Pt 3
« Reply #125 on: December 03, 2006, 08:04:16 AM »
Well I took a look at ebay and it's a stunning dress really, to bad I can not effort it. :D
Isn’t  their some sort of Royal archive in England, how buys clothes and other belongings of British Royals.
I remember seeing a program at the BBC about this, if there is something on a auction the try to buy it maybe their trying to get the dress fore the collection to.  ;)

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« Reply #126 on: December 03, 2006, 11:51:39 AM »
The Royal collection occassionally re-purchases clothes so that they can be stored and displayed at the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection at Kensington Palace; however they only purchase dresses that are seen of great historical importance or would fit perfectly into a new exhibition that they are planning, like was seen on BBC's "Tales from the Palaces" when they purchased a belt that was one to commemerate the return to health of George III; as this would fit perfectly into the re-opening of Kew.
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« Reply #127 on: December 03, 2006, 03:17:47 PM »
Yes that was the one boffer "Tales from the Palaces" I saw that one with the purchased the belt, that was the program I was referring to.
Off course it was the Royal collection, yes their right the dress (item) must be of a great historical importance or fore a fitting exhibition.
The can not just buy everything it will cost them tones of money, but in same episode of ''Tales from the Palaces" the are also trying to buy clothes from the Duke of Windsor if I remember correctly.

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« Reply #128 on: December 03, 2006, 03:38:39 PM »
Yes i remember that there was the Duke of Windsor's saffari outfit but i am not overly certain that they tried to buy it?

It was either that they tried to purchase it and the bidding went too high (as did the belt that they later purchased) or that the outfit simply featured in the same sale.
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« Reply #129 on: December 03, 2006, 03:49:48 PM »
Yes it was his safari outfit I thought the where trying to buy it  but it could also be the just mentioned it, because it was in the same sale.
Don't know really, but now I think about it the belt was pretty expensive so I can't imagine the would buy the safari outfit and the belt at the same time.
 
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Re: Queen Mary Pt 3
« Reply #130 on: January 03, 2007, 07:41:49 AM »

 An amusing, tonque-in-cheek performance. For a good cause. Spot on.
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Re: Queen Mary Pt 3
« Reply #131 on: January 03, 2007, 09:42:46 AM »
Oh Robert how I envy you, it must have been great fun!  Details please! 
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Re: Queen Mary Pt 3
« Reply #132 on: January 03, 2007, 09:45:38 AM »
bust 96cm.

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Re: Queen Mary Pt 3
« Reply #133 on: January 03, 2007, 09:53:09 AM »
Well, 96cm is 3.15 feet...
The afternoon with QM was fun. HM comes out, in full Queen Mary style, tells the story of her life while "appraisng" various antiques from the audience [planted beforehand]. Of course none of the items return to their "owners".
  The actor who played her had her down just  as we would imagine her. Regal, imposing, charming and a klepto.
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« Reply #134 on: January 03, 2007, 08:01:24 PM »
LOL...sounds like it was a hoot.  Klepto indeed.

It sounds like something that might turn up at a Fringe Festival.  O/T but this past summer we saw an amazing one-woman show - "The Great Love of Queen Victoria" that was the highlight of the fest for us. 
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