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Re: Queen Mary Pt 3
« Reply #240 on: May 26, 2007, 03:50:40 PM »
I believe that the birth of HSH Princess Victoria Mary of Teck was one of the only times Queen Victoria went to Kensington Palace after her ascension.

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In that same letter I quoted from above, she wrote: 'It was very strange to me to go to my poor, dear, old home again--after 30 years! (It was 30 years yesterday that I first drove away from that door with an escort as Queen to my Proclamation!)'.
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« Reply #241 on: May 26, 2007, 04:22:00 PM »
I love the fact QV was sentimental about incidents like that, her observations make such interesting reading. Queen Mary was the same.
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« Reply #242 on: May 26, 2007, 09:45:46 PM »
I agree. Queen Mary often reminisced about historical events that coincided with personal ones. It's one of the things I love about her!

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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 #243 on: May 29, 2007, 12:15:17 AM »
A thread on occasion of what would have been QM's 140th birthday last saturday.

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1180342207.html

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« Reply #244 on: May 29, 2007, 06:42:41 PM »
What a wonderful link! I enjoyed the tribute very much.

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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 #245 on: June 22, 2007, 10:19:58 PM »
Some views of Queen Mary's coronation gown:





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« Reply #246 on: June 22, 2007, 10:20:56 PM »
Her garter set which was a gift of the Marys of the Empire:







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« Reply #247 on: June 22, 2007, 10:37:10 PM »
I couldn't immediately find a picture from 1910 so picked this one to go with the words.



George V wrote to Queen Mary in October 1910, their first separation since he became King when he went up to York Cottage for a few days:

'You have never left me for a single day since that sad event. I fear darling my nature is not demonstrative, but I want you to understand, that I am indeed grateful to you, for all you have done these busy months for me & to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your love & for the enormous help & comfort which you have been to me in my new position. I can't imagine how I could have got on at all without you, I shall never forget it...My love grows stronger for you every day mixed with admiration & I thank God every day that he has given me such a darling devoetd wife as you are....God bless you my sweet Angel May....'

Not too shabby for almost 20 years of marriage.  :)

Queen Mary did not that she wished he could tell her what he felt rather than just write but that she got 'such untold pleasure' from his words nonetheless. George replied that 'I really am full of feeling & sentiment & am very sympathetic but somehow I always fnid it difficult to express what I feel except in a letter, especially to the person I love & am always with like you darling...I feel lost when you are not there & everything seems out of gear.'
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« Reply #248 on: June 22, 2007, 10:54:13 PM »
What a treat to see those pictures! :) Beautiful dress which she wore with grace and poise (of course)! Do you have pictures of her gown for the Delhi Durbar?

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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 #249 on: June 23, 2007, 12:05:33 AM »
Not any good closeups but I'll keep looking.  :)

I was reading an old article that related how when George V went to France in 1919 (wehre he visited his cousin Maurice's grave) he took with him some flowers that a lady had asked Queen Mary to give to him to place on her son's grave. This he did and asked the gardener at the cemetary (on of the official war cemetaries) to ensure the grave was watered.

In addition, Queen Mary took the GBP 12,500 that was her personal gift from the Marys of the Empire and used it to purchase a house on the shore to be used by London working females for a place to have some rest & relaxation.



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« Reply #250 on: June 23, 2007, 12:37:34 AM »
Queen Mary watching an army exercise in the summer of 1913:

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« Reply #251 on: June 23, 2007, 05:26:17 AM »
Queen Mary wore her coronation gown both for her coronation and the Delhi Durbar - both in 1911.
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« Reply #252 on: June 23, 2007, 07:09:50 AM »
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'You have never left me for a single day since that sad event

Which sad event? The death of Eddy?

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« Reply #253 on: June 23, 2007, 11:02:25 AM »
No Duke, since Edward VII's death.
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« Reply #254 on: June 23, 2007, 12:54:38 PM »
Wonderful story about the house; very typical of her nature! :)

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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."