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Re: Queen Mary Pt 3
« Reply #195 on: April 24, 2007, 04:14:27 PM »
Yes, the Dehli Durbar is also one of my favorits...

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Re: Queen Mary Pt 3
« Reply #196 on: April 24, 2007, 05:11:31 PM »


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« Reply #197 on: April 25, 2007, 11:22:43 AM »
What was? I can't see the picture. :(
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« Reply #198 on: April 25, 2007, 12:30:16 PM »
may looks as though shes about to throw a fit here.

i like it though. :)
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Re: Queen Mary Pt 3
« Reply #199 on: April 27, 2007, 10:33:54 PM »
Part of the celebrations of EII & Philip's wedding anniversary include an exhibit featuring memorabilia of other royal weddings. Here's some from the wedding of Queen Mary in 1893:

http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/microsites/royalweddings/section.asp?exhibs=WedGVQM

Gold bangle with jewelled letters V and M

This bracelet was a wedding present to Princess May on her marriage to George, Duke of York (the future King George V). The date of the wedding, 6 July 1893, is inscribed on the inside. A sapphire and a ruby are balanced on the diamond initials VM. Although her given names were Victoria and Mary she was known by her family as 'May'.

One of the wedding portraits (I have a postcard of this and it's probably familiar from some books but I'd love to see it in person):


Handkerchief carried by Princess May


A label in Queen Mary's hand (you just have to love her attention to detail  :) )identifies this handkerchief as the one that she, ‘Victoria Mary, Duchess of York’, used on her wedding day. It is made of fine Honiton lace and embroidered with her initials, VM.

An autographed photo of the wedding party--it's not the same one as usually seen where Bee is looking down and Thora is looking straight on:


Rose of York brooch

This brooch originally formed the centrepiece of a bracelet. At the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of York (the future King George V and Queen Mary) in 1893 each bridesmaid received one as a present from the bridegroom, whose emblems are integral to the design. The diamond anchor recalls Prince George’s naval career and the white flower is a Rose of York, highlighting his recent creation as Duke of York.

Wedding favor--I actually have one of these:

On the day of the wedding of the future King George V and Queen Mary, many children were invited to watch the procession at the home of Baroness Angela Burdett-Coutts, one of the richest women in Britain at the time. All were presented with hand-made wedding favours like this one. They would have had an excellent view from Lady Burdett-Coutts's house in Stratton Street overlooking Piccadilly.

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« Reply #200 on: April 28, 2007, 02:35:43 PM »
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Although her given names were Victoria and Mary

Well she had many other given names than that - Victoria Mary Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes - but Victoria and Mary were the first two. I like that bracelet very much, and the Rose of York brooch.  :D
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« Reply #201 on: April 28, 2007, 03:20:14 PM »
Yes beautiful - I definitely will go and see it, thank you GD Ella. I love the framed photo of the wedding party - I wonder where that is from.
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« Reply #202 on: April 29, 2007, 05:58:34 AM »
It is from the Royal Collection. I wish I could go and see the exhibition, you are so lucky Edmund, to be able to go and see it.  :P

Here is the homepage for the exhibition:

http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/microsites/royalweddings/default.asp

I love that picture of the Queen and Prince Philip - they look so happy and in love.
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Re: Queen Mary Pt 3
« Reply #203 on: April 29, 2007, 09:58:12 AM »
Yes beautiful - I definitely will go and see it, thank you GD Ella. I love the framed photo of the wedding party - I wonder where that is from.

I provided the link above the items--I only posted some of those displayed. They are also showing items from the weddings of QV/PA, EVII/QA, GVI/Queen Elizabeth and EII/Prince Philip.
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« Reply #204 on: April 29, 2007, 10:02:53 AM »
Yes I did see that - thank you so much. What I ment was I wonder who owned the picture originally - could of sat in Queen Marys boudoir! Or belonged to one of the bridesmaids.
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« Reply #205 on: April 29, 2007, 10:12:38 AM »
It was signed by GV and QM--would they have signed one of their personal photos? I guess they could or perhaps it belonged to QV or QA since it's still within the Royal Collection.
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« Reply #206 on: April 29, 2007, 03:02:46 PM »
It was signed by GV and QM--would they have signed one of their personal photos? I guess they could or perhaps it belonged to QV or QA since it's still within the Royal Collection.

Yes good point Courtney - they could have signed it for QV or QA like you say. Just me being curious - I love to imagine who owned things like that orginally..
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Re: Queen Mary Pt 3
« Reply #207 on: May 09, 2007, 08:22:51 PM »
I was wondering whether any pictures of Mary's engagement ring from Eddy exist. And also if there is any description of the ring.
"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 #208 on: May 10, 2007, 11:11:42 AM »
I read a description of it once in an article in Majesty magazine about royal engagment rings in the British RF. I need to try to find it again!
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« Reply #209 on: May 10, 2007, 01:46:26 PM »
I read a description of it once in an article in Majesty magazine about royal engagment rings in the British RF. I need to try to find it again!

...about not wearing the Oriental Circlet and Rubies (later worn by Queen Mother)..."Queen Mary chose not to wear these pieces, perhaps because her first financé, the Duke of Clarence, had given her a half-hoop ruby engagement ring before his untimely death shortly before they were to be married."
LESLIE FIELD, THE QUEEN'S JEWELS, p 138