Author Topic: Queen Mary Pt 3  (Read 133799 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline grandduchessella

  • Global Moderator
  • Velikye Knyaz
  • *****
  • Posts: 13040
  • Getting Ready to Move to Europe :D
    • View Profile
    • Facebook page
Re: Queen Mary Pt 3
« Reply #255 on: June 23, 2007, 05:23:05 PM »
Queen Mary wore her coronation gown both for her coronation and the Delhi Durbar - both in 1911.

She also wore a white gown which I haven't been able to pin down.



« Last Edit: June 23, 2007, 05:25:33 PM by grandduchessella »
They also serve who only stand and wait--John Milton
Come visit on Pinterest--http://pinterest.com/lawrbk/

Offline Mary R.

  • Boyar
  • **
  • Posts: 249
  • Queen Mary: Visions of Grandeur
    • View Profile
Re: Queen Mary Pt 3
« Reply #256 on: June 23, 2007, 06:40:58 PM »
What Delhi Durbar event did she wear the white gown for?

Mary R.
"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."

Offline grandduchessella

  • Global Moderator
  • Velikye Knyaz
  • *****
  • Posts: 13040
  • Getting Ready to Move to Europe :D
    • View Profile
    • Facebook page
Re: Queen Mary Pt 3
« Reply #257 on: June 23, 2007, 10:16:04 PM »
I was reading through some of the Times coverage trying to figure out what she wore where. Based on the physical description of the surroundings, it seems she wore the white dress at an event at the Shah Jehan Palace the day after the larger celebration--though the paper said they wore their coronation outfits, the rest of the facts seem to support the white dress (the balcony, etc...). The coronation gown was worn at the main celebration prior which was held in 2 amphitheatres on the plains outside of Delhi.
« Last Edit: June 23, 2007, 10:19:14 PM by grandduchessella »
They also serve who only stand and wait--John Milton
Come visit on Pinterest--http://pinterest.com/lawrbk/

Offline Mary R.

  • Boyar
  • **
  • Posts: 249
  • Queen Mary: Visions of Grandeur
    • View Profile
Re: Queen Mary Pt 3
« Reply #258 on: June 23, 2007, 10:50:37 PM »
Thanks for the information! I found some pictures from the Delhi Durbar and the Ophir cruise that I will try to locate.

Mary R.
"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."

Offline grandduchessella

  • Global Moderator
  • Velikye Knyaz
  • *****
  • Posts: 13040
  • Getting Ready to Move to Europe :D
    • View Profile
    • Facebook page
Re: Queen Mary Pt 3
« Reply #259 on: June 23, 2007, 11:01:01 PM »
There was a sad overlap within George's family. On the day of the 2nd event in India, his sister Louise & her family were involved in the wreck of the Delphi while on their way to Egypt. While the family survived, the Duke eventually developed a fatal inflammation of the lungs from the experience. It took so long to arrive back in England that GV & QM were still en route when the Duke passed away but because the Duke's body had to travel from Egypt, where the Fifes had continued on to, they arrived back a few weeks before the deceased. They attended the pre-planned Thanksgiving Service for their safe return in mourning for their brother-in-law. The Opening of Parliament was, for the 2nd year in a row, attendd in mourning as well--the previous year, 1911, beign for Edward VII.
« Last Edit: June 23, 2007, 11:17:33 PM by grandduchessella »
They also serve who only stand and wait--John Milton
Come visit on Pinterest--http://pinterest.com/lawrbk/

Offline Duke of New Jersey

  • Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 503
    • View Profile
Re: Queen Mary Pt 3
« Reply #260 on: June 24, 2007, 08:50:09 AM »
There was a great website about the 1911 Durbar that was very detailed, but it was linked from wikipedia page on the Durbar but now the link is not there anymore.  Does anybody else know about this website, I will keep on looking for it though. 

-DUke of NJ

Offline Alexander1917

  • Graf
  • ***
  • Posts: 434
  • I Love YaBB 2!
    • View Profile
Re: Queen Mary Pt 3
« Reply #261 on: June 25, 2007, 11:36:35 AM »

In India, clearly seen that it is her coronation dress (details some posts above)




after the return in London, wearing the Indian Emeralds and the Indian State Crown

Offline Mary R.

  • Boyar
  • **
  • Posts: 249
  • Queen Mary: Visions of Grandeur
    • View Profile
Re: Queen Mary Pt 3
« Reply #262 on: June 28, 2007, 12:43:51 AM »
Quite the display of pomp and ceremony!

At the Landing Ceremony:




Posing by the railing of the Medina:


At Port Said along with Lord Kitchener:


Mary R.
"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."

Offline emeraldeyes

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 1586
    • View Profile
Re: Queen Mary Pt 3
« Reply #263 on: June 30, 2007, 08:35:26 PM »
Not to distract from the current discussion of the dresses worn in India, but I wanted to share this picture of QM that is new to me.



I can't immediately recall other pictures from this sitting; maybe it's the pose that is throwing me off...I'm sure our resident Queen Mary expert, GDella, can help with this.   :)

An intelligent Hell would be better than a stupid paradise.  - Victor Hugo


Offline grandduchessella

  • Global Moderator
  • Velikye Knyaz
  • *****
  • Posts: 13040
  • Getting Ready to Move to Europe :D
    • View Profile
    • Facebook page
Re: Queen Mary Pt 3
« Reply #264 on: June 30, 2007, 08:47:55 PM »
There a closer view of that pose, in a memorial book of Queen Mary. I'm not sure if there were other poses or not. It's one of my favorites--I love photos of her from when she was younger and softer Princess May, not yet the bejewelled, be-toqued Queen Mary of legend. I think it was from about 1887-88.
« Last Edit: June 30, 2007, 08:49:30 PM by grandduchessella »
They also serve who only stand and wait--John Milton
Come visit on Pinterest--http://pinterest.com/lawrbk/

Offline emeraldeyes

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 1586
    • View Profile
Re: Queen Mary Pt 3
« Reply #265 on: June 30, 2007, 08:56:09 PM »
See, I knew you would know!!   :-*   Thanks GDella!!   :-*

It struck me immediately as a lovely, feminine photograph, as you say, so unlike the Cartier's Counter, massive bosomed and bejewelled look that was to come (although those pictures are amazing in their own way).
An intelligent Hell would be better than a stupid paradise.  - Victor Hugo


Offline Mary R.

  • Boyar
  • **
  • Posts: 249
  • Queen Mary: Visions of Grandeur
    • View Profile
Re: Queen Mary Pt 3
« Reply #266 on: June 30, 2007, 09:10:33 PM »
That's definitely a good picture, her gaze is confident her pose proper yet relaxed. She was always feminine and beautiful, each stage of her life held a different representation.  :) Thanks for sharing the picture emeraldeyes, it's harder to find pictures of 'just May.'

Mary R.
"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."

Offline grandduchessella

  • Global Moderator
  • Velikye Knyaz
  • *****
  • Posts: 13040
  • Getting Ready to Move to Europe :D
    • View Profile
    • Facebook page
Re: Queen Mary Pt 3
« Reply #267 on: June 30, 2007, 09:42:25 PM »
Here's a non-traditional Queen Mary picture. It's from the Orphir cruise and it shows Queen Mary (then Duchess of Cornwall & York) and her ladies-in-waiting being 'drilled' during their morning exercise:

They also serve who only stand and wait--John Milton
Come visit on Pinterest--http://pinterest.com/lawrbk/

Offline emeraldeyes

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 1586
    • View Profile
Re: Queen Mary Pt 3
« Reply #268 on: July 01, 2007, 08:49:59 AM »
That's definitely a good picture, her gaze is confident her pose proper yet relaxed. She was always feminine and beautiful, each stage of her life held a different representation.  :) Thanks for sharing the picture emeraldeyes, it's harder to find pictures of 'just May.'

Mary R.


Mary R, it's always a pleasure to share with a fellow poster as enthusiastic as yourself.   :)
An intelligent Hell would be better than a stupid paradise.  - Victor Hugo


Offline Mary R.

  • Boyar
  • **
  • Posts: 249
  • Queen Mary: Visions of Grandeur
    • View Profile
Re: Queen Mary Pt 3
« Reply #269 on: July 01, 2007, 11:54:37 AM »
Thank you for the compliment!  :)

Mary R.
"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."