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« Reply #375 on: April 21, 2008, 08:27:13 PM »
Queen Mary's maternal grandmother, Augusta Wilhelmina Louisa of Cambridge, Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz ... she was a granddaughter of King George III.  * Does anyone know where the picture was taken? I've seen the same backdrop in other photos as well



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« Reply #376 on: April 21, 2008, 08:43:49 PM »
Queen Mary with her 2 eldest sons - 1898



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Re: Queen Mary Pt 3
« Reply #377 on: April 21, 2008, 09:06:43 PM »
Queen Mary's maternal grandmother, Augusta Wilhelmina Louisa of Cambridge, Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz ... she was a granddaughter of King George III.  * Does anyone know where the picture was taken? I've seen the same backdrop in other photos as well




It was her maternal grandmother, but it was her aunt Augusta (August Jr) who was the Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Augusta Sr born a Princess of Hesse-Cassel and was the aunt of Queen Louise of Denmark (mother of Queen Alexandra) being sister to Louise's father. Another sister, Marie, was the Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and thus Augusta Jr married her first cousin.

Augusta Jr has a thread:

http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php/topic,8680.0.html

as does the Cambridge/Teck family:

http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php/topic,9826.0.html

and Princess Mary Adelaide

http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php/topic,5733.0.html

Perhaps the stairway was a prop brought by the photographer? Lafayette had traveling backgrounds, for instance. Or it was taken at Kensington Palace, St James's or Cambridge Cottage at Kew, all where the Duchess lived? Most likely though it was taken at the studio of the photographer, Camille Silvy who operated a studio at 38, Porchester Terrace, London.
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« Reply #378 on: April 23, 2008, 06:44:01 PM »
GrandDuchessElla, I always wanted to know which Mary of Teck this was?  She resembles Queen Mary so much ! 



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« Reply #379 on: April 24, 2008, 09:46:18 AM »
It's her niece, the daughter of her brother Adolphus 'Dolly' and Margaret, daughter of the Duke of Westminster. She later married the future 10th Duke of Beaufort. She was a great favorite of her aunt Mary and uncle George and she was able to get him to relax in ways that his own children couldn't. After 1917, she became Lady Mary Cambridge. I think it was she that Queen Mary stayed with for part of the war. She was a visible presence in many royal weddings (first as bridesmaid and later as guest) and events. She didn't have any children.

There might be more of her on the Teck/Cambridge thread which is devoted to her family.
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« Reply #380 on: April 24, 2008, 04:07:16 PM »
It's her niece, the daughter of her brother Adolphus 'Dolly' and Margaret, daughter of the Duke of Westminster. She later married the future 10th Duke of Beaufort. She was a great favorite of her aunt Mary and uncle George and she was able to get him to relax in ways that his own children couldn't. After 1917, she became Lady Mary Cambridge. I think it was she that Queen Mary stayed with for part of the war. She was a visible presence in many royal weddings (first as bridesmaid and later as guest) and events. She didn't have any children.

There might be more of her on the Teck/Cambridge thread which is devoted to her family.

Thanks again ! :)  ... I really wanted to know for sure, too many Marys * frustrating *

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« Reply #381 on: April 27, 2008, 01:23:08 PM »
I had to fix this one up a little bit ....  :)
http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/5519/beautifulmaryuh6.jpg

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« Reply #382 on: April 27, 2008, 03:40:26 PM »
Duchess of Cornwall & York c1901 from the Illustrated London News


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« Reply #383 on: May 18, 2008, 03:25:37 AM »
When HM Queen elizabeth the Queen Mother died,  I vividly remember Prince Charles moving speech on tv about his grandmother,  I know the Queen is a firm believer in keeping her emotions to herself, but has her Majesty The Queen every given any speech or interview where she talked about her Grandmother or how much she loved her?  Have any of HM Queen mary's children ever said anything about her officially.... She was Such a Wonderful/formidable woman.... hard not to be impressed...  imo

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« Reply #384 on: May 18, 2008, 09:46:51 AM »
I think only David spoke (or rather wrote) about her in his autobiography--axe-grinding one might call it. I'm not sure what the Harewood grandsons might have said--the Earl wrote his autobiography but I've never read it.
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« Reply #385 on: May 21, 2008, 05:41:59 PM »
Queen Mary's WW2 ID card is up for sale

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An identity card issued to Queen Mary in the Second World War is to be sold at auction. The National Registration card, numbered ODPH/180/1 and issued on May 22, 1940, is signed “Mary, Her Majesty Queen”. The Queen, the widow of George V, would have had several of the documents, requiring a new one each time she moved, and this one shows she had just moved from Badminton House, Gloucestershire, to Marlborough House, London. The three-page document survived only because an Army officer assigned to shred cards after the war decided to keep it as a memento. Hanson's auctioneers of Lichfield, Staffordshire, expect it to fetch £500.

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« Reply #386 on: May 21, 2008, 06:53:57 PM »
GDE - I recall that the current Earl of Harewood (Princess Mary's elder son) interviewed about 10 years ago for a Uk TV thingy on the Windsors remarked that his mother 'hated' York Cottage, to which he added: "and I suspect Queen Mary did too!" He said this with a sad little smile - as if there was more to be said but he wouldn't commit himself. I think he steeled himself "not to let daylight in on the magic:" in this case QM's frustrations with her domestic set-up (especially pre-1910) and difficulties (although admirably understood and managed) in her differences with the emphatic character and tastes of her husband. He also mentioned how he felt an almost subconscious but nonetheless distinct difference in the affection and attention the 2 boys received from QM compared to their cousins, particularly the York princesses. This, he said, was almost certainly because "they were so much nearer the throne than us..."  Me, i cannot help wonder if their father becoming increasingly over-bearing and more-royal-than-royalty had perhaps a little contributory something to do with any perceptable coolness felt by the Lascelles boys? Family visits - what with them all rubbing elbows in the cramped confines of "that dreadful little villa" - must have touched some nerves at the best of times.
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« Reply #387 on: May 21, 2008, 07:18:24 PM »
Yes, I think it's pretty understood QM didn't like York Cottage at all.  :-X She not only had it decorated by her 'helpful' MIL for her, she was stuck in it for 32 years! By the time they could move into the 'Big House', the children were all grown and it wasn't as pressing.
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« Reply #388 on: June 05, 2008, 03:40:58 PM »
Yes, I think it's pretty understood QM didn't like York Cottage at all.  :-X She not only had it decorated by her 'helpful' MIL for her, she was stuck in it for 32 years! By the time they could move into the 'Big House', the children were all grown and it wasn't as pressing.
Yes, and Georgie, meaning so well, going along with Motherdear's plans and ordering heaps of mass-produced furniture from Maples. I Can you see it? - the hot, dusty, exhausting journey back to Sandringham from London on the wedding day (apparently May's cream poplin 'going-away' costume was a sticky grey by the time they arrived).  The parade of staff to meet and greet. And then. The Housekeeper and a pleased-as-Punch Georgie give the Grand Tour....
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clever Queen Mary!
« Reply #389 on: July 24, 2008, 05:36:23 AM »
as most royal fans know in her later years Queen Mary favored her trademark toque hat and parasol/umbrella. was the umbrella/parasol a fashion statement or a clever way of helping the ageing Queen Mary to keep steady on her feet?   would like to know what you think!