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Old 08-13-2011, 10:22 PM
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Who is Harriet Lane?
James Buchanan was the 15th President of the United States. As he never married, his niece, the above mentioned Harriet Lane acted as his First Lady, serving as his hostess and working on special causes. When he served at the Court of St. James (before becoming President), she was given the rank of an ambassadors wife by Queen Victoria.
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Old 08-13-2011, 10:40 PM
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My dear Zonk,

Thank you for this post. So Harriet was not an official "First Lady" because she was not married to the President but she fulfilled the role as hostess of the White House.
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Old 08-13-2011, 10:43 PM
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Yes and no. She wasn't a wife but in the listing of US First Ladies, she is certainly included in Wikipedia and certain books. Along with a couple of other Presidents sisters and daughters.

You are quite welcome.
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Old 05-31-2012, 05:52 PM
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she was a very strong women 4 letting 1 of her husband mistresses 2 see him on his death bed
also did she give mary of teck a hard time
but maybe she felt it her duty because queen Victoria was always forcing her 2 do things
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Old 06-24-2012, 04:53 AM
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Some of Edward and Alexandra's exquisite coronation gifts are going on display at Buckingham Palace for the Jubilee - King Edward VII's diamond encrusted sword goes on display at Buckingham Palace for Jubilee - Telegraph
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Old 06-24-2012, 05:00 AM
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I wish I could go to London again this year to see all the Jubilee displays just as I did in 2002 but money means I can't go.
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Old 06-24-2012, 05:03 AM
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Same here. I had planned to go on a gap year this year with a Jubilee visit to London at the centre of the trip, but it didn't work out. I do wish they'd send some of the Royal Collection items on tour to Commonwealth Realms and then other countries so we could all enjoy its treasures.
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Old 06-24-2012, 06:07 AM
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That would be a great idea - let the people in the other realms see some of these treasures in their homelands.

We have some tremenous museums here which would be more than capable of hosting these treasures.
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Old 04-17-2013, 05:50 PM
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Edward VII's mistress: pictures of woman behind royal affair up for auction | Mail Online

Pictures of one of Edward VII's 'friends'.
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Does anyone know of any good books written about Queen Alexandra? Hard to find one of Amazon. Does she have an Official Biography?
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Queen Alexandra by Georgina Battiscombe was written about 45 years ago but still seems to be regarded as the definitive biography. I highly recommend it.
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Before her marriage to Count Luitpold of Castell-Castell, Princess Alexandrine-Louise of Denmark. the daughter of Prince Harald of Denmark, was mentioned as a possible bride for the Prince of Wales, Prince Edward, who would be Edward VIII. What other princesses were considered as his wife?

In 1898 King Edward VII had been introduced to the pleasures of motoring at Warwick Castle. He had made a brief excursion in a six-horse-power Daimler.
Alexandra encouraged her children to ride, skate, and bicycle.
King Edward VII liked pottering about in the gardens of his friends, pointing out with his walking stick arrangements and vistas that appealed to him. He commented on alterations that had been made since his last visit.

In addition to King George V, there were eight crowned sovereigns in the funeral procession of Edward VII.
At the first Privy Council meeting of his reign, Edward VII had impressed his audience by his ability to speak fluently and spontaneously without a prepared speech.
In The Royal Victorians, Christopher Hibbert wrote:

Edward was often 'distinctly peppery in his temper', speaking so sharply to those who asked him what he considered trivial questions that they dared not approach him a second time, sending the servants 'flying about in all directions'.
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One hundred and four years ago today, King Edward VII died at Buckingham Palace, aged 68 years, 5 months, and 24 days.

The funeral on May 20, 1910.
http://www.thamesweb.co.uk/windsor/w...IIfuneral.html
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Print on cloth, Edward VII

Whilst rooting around the back of a junk shop I came across this interesting framed item (see attachments) - It seems to be a print 'in memorium' for Edward VII which I think is printed both sides and perhaps screen printed on some kind of cloth? Having spent a day Googling away I can find nothing else like it. Can anyone here offer some inspiration or added information please?

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In Kings & Queens of Great Britain, David Soud wrote:

His zest for life allowed Edward VII not only to embrace change but also to use the iconic status of royalty to transform standards of taste and decorum.
In 1863 when Princess Alexandra arrived in England at Gravesend, she was on route to marry Albert Edward, Prince of Wales.
She wore a white bonnet with pink roses.
The bonnet was made at her home in Denmark with her sister, Princess Dagmar (Minnie, the future Empress Marie of Russia).

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I just came across this Recently. I din't know if anyone seen it before and apologize if been posted before:

Alexandra The Princess of Wales giving Prince George of Wales a Piggyback Ride
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I just came across this Recently. I din't know if anyone seen it before and apologize if been posted before:

Alexandra The Princess of Wales giving Prince George of Wales a Piggyback Ride
Looks remarkably like this one of her sister Dagmar and son (in other words Tsarina Maria Feodorovna and the future Tsar Nicolas II)
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Something of a fashion in royal photography! They both look very sweet!

When Edward was fifteen he and several companions went to Konigswinter near the Rhine on a study tour. While there, one evening after dinner Edward kissed a pretty girl and was ticked off by his mentors on the trip, General Grey and Henry Ponsonby. They didn't report back to Windsor about it, but young William Gladstone, who was a picked companion and the son of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, wrote back to his parents about it. His father referred to it as 'a squalid little debauch' and complained that the Prince of Wales hadn't been 'educated up to his position.'

It's a good job he didn't know about an earlier walking tour in the Lake District. Edward had persuaded his companions on that expedition to help him drive a flock of sheep into Lake Windemere!
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