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Picture of Prince Albert (Later King George VI) with his Great Grandmother (Queen Victoria), Brother (Later King Edward VIII) and Sister (Princess Mary) taken around 1898.
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I wonder why Russia's abush from the Germans isn't focused on more in history books. It's always Poland France Blitzkrieg Pearl Harbor Normandy A bombs the end. Russia got pummeled during the war and still held on.
In regards to George VI, I find it so hard to believe that people actually found his brother the good looking one. I don't hate David like some seem to but he always seemed weird looking to me. Albert had full lips a perfect nose great cheek bones and lets not even talk about those amazing eyes.
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I wonder why Russia's abush from the Germans isn't focused on more in history books. It's always Poland France Blitzkrieg Pearl Harbor Normandy A bombs the end. Russia got pummeled during the war and still held on.
In regards to George VI, I find it so hard to believe that people actually found his brother the good looking one. I don't hate David like some seem to but he always seemed weird looking to me. Albert had full lips a perfect nose great cheek bones and lets not even talk about those amazing eyes.
I wouldn't say it's completely brushed aside but due to the nature of that part of WW2 it's usually studied and discussed in it's own right because it's the most bloody conflict in human history with over 30 million killed (3/4's of those were civilians), the sheer scale of it all is just mind blowing.

I also think George VI was much better looking than his elder brother, if I had to put them in order of attractiveness (this is purely personal taste ofc) I'd say it was Duke of Kent then George VI, Duke of Gloucester and finally Duke of Windsor (Edward VIII)

Not that I've ever given it much thought
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Ok I admit I need to google the other 2 brothers to compare. I am reading a book on G6 now and the author calls him an ugly duckling; what world are these people living in! He was exceptionally handsome one of the few good looking members of his family. I don't mean that as an insult to people on this forum who admire the BRF, but there aren't that many 10's in the family. I'm starting to wonder if people only regarded David as the attractive one because he was older and had a more charismatic personality.
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Old 12-21-2013, 05:02 PM
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Oh I think David definitely got the lions share of the "movie star" charisma but then both Bertie and George (Duke of Kent) had that more down to earth good looks and innate charm about them plus they actually cared about people whereas David always comes across as shallow and quite selfish.
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She certainly was a stunner so I'm not surprised that Bertie fell for her.
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She certainly was a stunner so I'm not surprised that Bertie fell for her.
She was a beautiful woman indeed. The letters were very nice to read. It's such a shame that in the age of Facebook, Twitter and other media outlets, many have abandoned the idea of sitting down and writing nice and thoughtful letters to one another.
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She was a beautiful woman indeed. The letters were very nice to read. It's such a shame that in the age of Facebook, Twitter and other media outlets, many have abandoned the idea of sitting down and writing nice and thoughtful letters to one another.
Some of us try to keep the noble art of letter writing alive, just running out of people that actually care to exchange letters. Like you said most appear to want the instant gratification of email or text messages.

Personally I adore getting handwritten letter from friends, it's always so much more personal and intimate than an email.

But I'm straying off topic...my apologies.
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So George VI wasn't quite as loyal to Elizabeth as it is always portrayed.
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This relationship was BEFORE as he danced with her for the last time before he actually met Elizabeth, although they remained friends. There is no suggestion here that he cheated on Elizabeth at all (although that is a suggestion I have read elsewhere but not in this case).
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This relationship was BEFORE as he danced with her for the last time before he actually met Elizabeth, although they remained friends. There is no suggestion here that he cheated on Elizabeth at all (although that is a suggestion I have read elsewhere but not in this case).
Where have you read the suggestion that he ever cheated on her? Or did I misread what you were saying there?
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Unfortunately I can't locate where I read it - and I admit it was possibly in one of those less than reputable sources - which is why I said 'suggestion' rather than fact.
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He was courting Elizabeth but writing to another woman telling her how much he missed her. That sounds disloyal.

This is his 2nd 'secret love'. The other was actress Evelyn Laye.
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Old 01-28-2014, 04:49 AM
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He was writing to a lady he had agreed to leave - so it was over - and surely he is allowed to have lady friends. Evelyn Laye wasn't a 'secret love' as far as The Queen Mum was concerned. She knew about her and even joked with him about her, so not a secret between them - only to the general public.

Only a really possessive woman, or one who doesn't believe that he spouse actually does love her, would expect a man to give up all contact with previous lovers. Those women then wonder why their husbands leave them - as they can't see that we all need friends across the spectrum of our lives to grow and cutting them off diminishes us and the relationship.
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During the Second World War, to help counter food shortages, George VI authorized the ploughing of 1,500 acres of Windsor Great Park to plant cereal crops.
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I too found Edward VIII (David) to be odd-looking and thought both Georges, V and VI, better looking. Maybe they were the extremely rare royals of the era who were photogenic...most of the women certainly were not.
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