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Old 06-15-2005, 01:29 AM
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Pictures of Queen Mary

Here are some pictures of this regal lady:







And a picture of her as a young lady with a drop dead gorgeous figure:
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Old 07-30-2005, 01:09 AM
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I's a bit harsh to describe Queen Mary as a "kleptomaniac", although it is true that when something caught her eye, it could cause her hosts extreme discomfort.

The reason for this was she was trying to restore those things which once belonged to the Royal Collection and had been dispersed over time. She did not covet objects or furniture for her own possession, but rather to return things to where she believed they belonged.

Anyway here are a couple more pics I found...
Another thing Queen Mary was quite passionate about was the removal of ivy from homes and buildings. During WWII when she lived on an estate with her married niece, Queen Mary had a squad of people, including herself, tearing the ivy off of the buildings.
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Old 07-30-2005, 05:08 AM
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Another thing Queen Mary was quite passionate about was the removal of ivy from homes and buildings. During WWII when she lived on an estate with her married niece, Queen Mary had a squad of people, including herself, tearing the ivy off of the buildings.
This was at Badminton, the home of the Duke and Duchess of Beaufort. As well as the obsessive and aggressive "Ivy Squad", there were the sorties to recover scrap metal for the war effort. Embarassingly several times they had to return neighbouring farmers' field harrows and other equipment which Queen Mary, who had no experience of country life, had thought to be discarded.

When she moved to Badminton just after the War began, Queen Mary's entourage consisted of 63 people, plus dependents. Plus 70 pieces of personal luggage. When her equerry was asked in which part of Badminton House the Queen would be living, he replied "All of it". The Duke and Duchess were reduced to having for themselves only their bedrooms and a small sitting room.
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Old 07-30-2005, 11:11 AM
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Looking through the pictures of Queen Mary, you can definitely see that Queen Elizabeth does look a bit like her.
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Old 07-30-2005, 06:55 PM
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Imo she doesn't look a little bit like her grandmother, the queen looks a whooooole lot like queen mary, there are some pictures were the resemblance between the two is pretty amazing.
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Old 07-30-2005, 08:24 PM
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This was at Badminton, the home of the Duke and Duchess of Beaufort. As well as the obsessive and aggressive "Ivy Squad", there were the sorties to recover scrap metal for the war effort. Embarassingly several times they had to return neighbouring farmers' field harrows and other equipment which Queen Mary, who had no experience of country life, had thought to be discarded.

When she moved to Badminton just after the War began, Queen Mary's entourage consisted of 63 people, plus dependents. Plus 70 pieces of personal luggage. When her equerry was asked in which part of Badminton House the Queen would be living, he replied "All of it". The Duke and Duchess were reduced to having for themselves only their bedrooms and a small sitting room.
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oh my, what a "wicked" old woman she sounds like!!!
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Imo she doesn't look a little bit like her grandmother, the queen looks a whooooole lot like queen mary, there are some pictures were the resemblance between the two is pretty amazing.
I think Q Margaret looked very much like her aunt, Mary, the Princess Royal , then Viscountess of Lascelles, I like P. Mary, does anyone know something about her and her relationship to her own mum ?
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Old 07-31-2005, 01:07 AM
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Oh yes, Queen Mary was very elegant, very stylish.

Thank you for those pictures.
Queen Mary was very beautiful when still May of Teck, though she did not exhitate to marry George, the younger brother of Albert Victor, the man who died the day before their wed.......obvious all she wanted from life was to be queen of UK.
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Old 07-31-2005, 01:12 AM
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Separate Prince John thread

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I have a DVD - The Lost Prince- about their youngest son, John, born in 1905 and died in 1919, at 14.
There is a thread about Prince John "The Forgotten Prince" here:

http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...read.php?t=980
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Old 07-31-2005, 01:25 AM
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Does someone know what was the relationship between queen Mary and her daughter-in-low Elizabeth. From what I know they both had very strong personalities.

Few weeks ago, I got the DVD "The Windsors: A Royal Family". Have you seen this documentary?
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Old 07-31-2005, 03:50 AM
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Does someone know what was the relationship between queen Mary and her daughter-in-low Elizabeth. From what I know they both had very strong personalities.

Few weeks ago, I got the DVD "The Windsors: A Royal Family". Have you seen this documentary?
I own the DVD and it is good for learning about the Royal Family from the early 20th Century.

I understand both Queens got along together quite well. They had similar attitudes when it came to the preservation of the Crown, and the mutal hatred of Wallis Simpson.
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Old 08-10-2005, 04:03 AM
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There's always more...

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hat fascinates me, and as some1 told me, -the more u know, the more u want to know,- it's true ! thanx.....[/font]
And the more you know, you realise how much you don't. Which I guess is why we contribute to these forums!
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And the more you know, you realise how much you don't. Which I guess is why we contribute to these forums!
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Old 08-15-2005, 11:21 AM
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Looking through the pictures of Queen Mary, you can definitely see that Queen Elizabeth does look a bit like her.
I think Margaret is just like Mary, Q Mary's daughter, at the same age, they were like twins.
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[font=Arial]When the current Queen Elizabeth was 6 years old, a Minister of State, on encountering her at Buckingham Palace, greeted her with "Hello, little lady." "I'm not a lady, I'm Princess Elizabeth" came the snotty retort. On hearing of this, Queen Mary the following week marched the Princess into the presence of the Minister to apologize, beginning with "This is Princess Elizabeth, who hopes one day to be a lady."
I think what the little princess tried to say to the minister was that her title was Princess and not "Lady"..I dont know, just my opinion..I would like to ask the Queen about it lol , but I dont think she still remembers it..lol
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Old 10-30-2005, 04:57 AM
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Queen Mary's Dolls' House

this is a funbook to have, beautifull pictures, not only of the rooms but of single objects.

Michael of Kent has written the foreword, when he was five he was only allowed to see his grandmothers dolls house at windsor castle by the housekeeper Mrs. Bruce if he sang au clair de la lune:

... My own agony at having to perform was as nothing compared to that of everybody else forced to listen, I am sure; but unless and untill I completed every verse, standing beside her at the keyboard and facing my audience, there was no question of any fudge or, worse, a look at the dolls' house......

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...122875-1899053
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All I can say is thank God for Queen Mary & her love of jewels...

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What and awesome thread!
Thanks for all the great pictures - some I have never seen!
Are there anymore of her Coronation? Or that of her at King Edward VII?
I like to see all the "old" Royals in their Coronation plendor....
Thanks!!!
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I think what the little princess tried to say to the minister was that her title was Princess and not "Lady"..I dont know, just my opinion..I would like to ask the Queen about it lol , but I dont think she still remembers it..lol

No, I don't think that's what she meant. It said that she replied "snottily", which meant she thought the Minister was calling her a "Lady" which is a rank below "Princess". So her Grandmother marched her to the Minister to say that "She was a Princess who one day hoped to be a Lady", meaning that she should have had better manners and not responded the way she did.
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Queen Mary

I really adore Queen Mary of Teck. I think she's very charming and elegant queen. She also has a great sense of fashion. She has many magnificent jewelry collection and off course, beautiful dresses.
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