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Old 02-23-2016, 08:31 PM
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How much of a bother could the Queen Mum have been? She is said to have moved to Clarence house just prior to the coronation (which was barely 2 months after her husband died). And she spent a lot of time in Scotland when first widowed, pulling a Queen Vic, until the Prime minister called her back to royal duties.

Mary and Alexandra took longer but not more than a year, to move into Marlburough house when widowed.
George VI died in Feb 1952 and the coronation was June 1953. In the biographies Ive read, she didn't want to leave and it did cause strain between Elizabeth and Philip. Understandable IMO
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Old 02-23-2016, 08:38 PM
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Turning down the heating to force the Queen Mother to leave?!?

Surely this is satire?
Hey, it worked with my mother-in-law!
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Old 02-23-2016, 09:33 PM
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George VI died in Feb 1952 and the coronation was June 1953. In the biographies Ive read, she didn't want to leave and it did cause strain between Elizabeth and Philip. Understandable IMO
Different stories are out there.

It was the Queen that did not want to leave Clarence House and was forced to leave because Clarence House was too small. The hallways were overflowing with her ministers and other people who were waiting to have meeting with her.

It must have been a very hectic time for everyone. The royal family and the government.

I believe they are trying to refer to the time when all 3 were living at BP.

Here is what F. J. CORBITT said in his book "MY TWENTY YEARS IN BUCKINGHAM PALACE. The full text of this book was previous posted in the library section of TRF.


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For the first few months of their stay at the Palace, the
Queen and the Duke used the Belgian Suite on the ground
floor, at the back northwest corner of the building, eating
in the Caernarvon Room, a large, high-ceilinged apartment,
which has heard more of the secret history of the war than
probably any other room in the world. For, as already stated,
it was here that the late King used to lunch every Tues-
day during the war with his Prime Minister, Mr. Winston
Churchill. Later on the Queen and the Duke moved to the
apartments they occupy today, the same suite on the first
floor which King George VI and his father and grandfather
before him used as their private quarters. Before they could
do this, the Queen Mother had to sort out all her belongings,
and arrange for their removal to Clarence House. It was a
sad task for her.
Gradually her rooms and the King's were
emptied, though the work of sorting out the King's wardrobe
and uniforms was so difficult that his valet, Mr. Tom Jerram,
was still on it two years after his death.

One thing on which the Queen Mother insisted was the re-
moval of the fireplace from her bedroom. This was a magnifi-
cent one of white marble, given her as a wedding anniversary
present by the King. In the winter she liked to have a cheerful
blaze of logs burning in her room,
and now she was leaving
the Palace she wanted her fireplace for her new home. So
workmen took it out in its entirety and installed it again in
her suite in Clarence House across the Mall. As things turned
out, it was not until the beginning of Coronation year that
the change-over was complete.


At Clarence House, the move-in went on with much the
same atmosphere of sadness. Neither the Queen Mother nor
Princess Margaret had much enthusiasm
for the job. The
Princess, whose life seemed to have been changed completely
by her father's death, spent much of her time alone, except
when she was helping or comforting her mother. She did not
wish to see any of her usual circle of friends, but frequently
left the Palace early in the morning with her lady-in-waiting
to visit unheralded and privately a church. Happily, both the
Queen Mother and Princess Margaret were able later on to
throw off this unaccustomed cloak of sadness and revert to
their normal lives.
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Old 02-23-2016, 09:45 PM
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Thanks for that post Queen Camilla. So there were fires roaring up the chimneys in some rooms of Buckingham Palace until the onset of the Clean Air Act. I did wonder, as open fires were very much the thing in colder months in those days. Not much use ordering the heating to be turned down then, unless someone was designated to throw a bucket of water on the Queen Mother's fire!
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Old 02-24-2016, 03:05 AM
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Our beloved Queen is on several front pages today:

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And looking as lovely and as cheerful as ever. Love the Queen in that colour.
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Old 02-24-2016, 07:03 AM
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She looks so happy and the colour of her outfit is wonderful


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Old 02-26-2016, 02:20 AM
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Billboard portrays the Queen as a CAMEL in Iranian election poster | Daily Mail Online
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Iranians voted on Friday in two key elections which represent a major test for moderate President Hassan Rouhani after signing a historic deal with world powers.

Reformists and conservatives are locked in a deadly battle for power which could affect Rouhani's chances of re-election in 2017. Hardliners warned against foreign 'interference' in the polls, and billboards appeared in the capital Tehran portraying the Queen as a camel and accusing Britain of meddling with the vote.
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Old 02-28-2016, 03:41 AM
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Old 02-28-2016, 05:34 AM
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You could say that about anything named after the Queen though, couldn't you? There's the QE Dock, Merseyside, the Diamond Jubilee Pavilion Cafe in Bolton, the QEII Stadium in Hong Kong, the Park named after in the Cayman Islands, or the Queen Elizabeth II Street in Addis Ababa, plus a thousand other structures, hospitals, buildings, locations, etc, all over Britain and the Commonwealth and out of it. Is she likely to venture there to use any of them? A typical bit of moaning by the Guardian, IMO.
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Old 03-06-2016, 09:52 PM
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Anecdotes galore - from chauffers to chefs, ladies-in-waiting to clergymen.

Despite the derision the "Daily Mail/Mail Online" draws from some TRFs posters, they now have an exceedingly interesting article out.

Princess Margaret smacking Diana's wrist.

The birthday of The Queen that she had to spend listening to Sarah and Diana together, each complaining to her about the state of their marriages - while they were in a period of not talking to each other.

Princess Margaret not enjoying William and Harry using the palace pool at the same time she did, (Margaret didn't like to get her hair wet and the young Princes were active and splashy).

And on and on with snippets and insights of Her Majesty's life.

I can't post links, but the title of the article is "How Diana broke the Queen's heart".

(And covers much more than just Diana.)

I loved the quote from The Queen Mother at the end. Good advice.
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Old 03-06-2016, 10:08 PM
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I found the link.

How Diana broke the Queen's heart and that she sees her in Princes William and Harry | Daily Mail Online
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Old 03-07-2016, 12:30 AM
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I just don't see the point of constantly bringing up the past. Everybody knows the Wales family went through a very hurtful and tough time, but things did settle down before Diana's passing.

There were also some good days for the Wales family and with the royal family. I just don't understand why those days aren't written about and reflected upon.

Bringing old and ancient drama just seems silly.
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I just don't see the point of constantly bringing up the past. Everybody knows the Wales family went through a very hurtful and tough time, but things did settle down before Diana's passing.

There were also some good days for the Wales family and with the royal family. I just don't understand why those days aren't written about and reflected upon.

Bringing old and ancient drama just seems silly.
You have to consider the author of the article. Richard Kay is well known to be one not to let the world forget Diana. If there is an article about Diana in the Daily Fail, 9 time out of 10, its written by Kay.
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Old 03-08-2016, 03:47 AM
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You have to consider the author of the article. Richard Kay is well known to be one not to let the world forget Diana. If there is an article about Diana in the Daily Fail, 9 time out of 10, its written by Kay.
Yeah, but to write about the same old (very old) boring stories over and over again? The Windsor family had and, still have, some very good days. Little or nothing is really written about that. Instead we get this old piece of drama, that the whole family has moved on from long ago.

Sadly, the media, even Diana's old friend, Richard Kay, can't get over the drama from the past. All it seems to do is paint Diana as a total tragic story.
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