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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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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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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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Old 05-23-2013, 09:24 AM
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I have already posted this in the Eurovision Contest 2013 thread but I am not sure if it was the right thread.
Today's edition of our Austrian magazine NEWS claims that this year's Eurovision winner Emmelie de Forest is the illegitmitate gread-granddaughter of King Edward VII and an Austrian princess. Does anyone here know more about this ???? Not sure what I should think about it.
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:29 AM
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I have just found out on the german wikipedia that this appears to be part of a marketing strategy and there are no proofs for this claim.
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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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Possible wives

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?
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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.
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Alexandra encouraged her children to ride, skate, and bicycle.

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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.


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