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Old 12-08-2006, 02:47 AM
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Also, did you see that waist? Boy, that looks beautiful, but I would hate to be stuffed in those corsets!
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Old 12-08-2006, 04:43 AM
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I love the first picture of QMary looking young and wistful, she became stern very soon in life, a shame. I'd like to see more of that look in Queen Mary. I wonder if George V and Mary ever had romance and humour in their lives , or was it all a sense of duty?!
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Old 12-08-2006, 05:26 AM
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I'd like to see more of that look in Queen Mary. I wonder if George V and Mary ever had romance and humour in their lives , or was it all a sense of duty?!
There was the public and the private side, and Queen Mary was very conscious of preserving what she saw as the 'dignity' of the Monarchy.
However, there are glimpses of a different woman behind the stern facade, and here's one...

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Old 12-09-2006, 03:54 AM
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Queen E also do resemble her especially now
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Old 12-10-2006, 07:01 AM
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I love the first picture of QMary looking young and wistful, she became stern very soon in life, a shame. I'd like to see more of that look in Queen Mary. I wonder if George V and Mary ever had romance and humour in their lives , or was it all a sense of duty?!
Yes! Even though the marriage was pretty much an arranged one and the couple did appear quite stiff and undemonstrative, they actually grew to love each other very much with George, in particular, becoming deeply dependent on his wife.

At the time of their wedding, May wrote: "I am only looking forward to the time when you and I shall be alone at Sandringham...I am very sorry that I am still so shy with you, I tried not to be so the other day, but alas failed, I was angry with myself! It is so stupid to be so stiff together and really there is nothing I would not tell you, except that I love you more than anybody in the world, and this I cannot tell you myself, so I write it to relieve my feelings".

George replied: "Thank God we both understand each other, and I think it really unnecessary for me to tell you how deep my love for you my darling is and I feel it growing stronger and stronger every time I see you; although I may appear shy and cold".

There is cute little story about May having two "love" cushions on her bed, with "May" and "George" embroidered on them. George was said to sometimes arrange these cushions to read May George. If convenient, May would arrange them to read George May...!!!
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Old 12-12-2006, 11:50 AM
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That's so sweet, I'm really touched to read this, it shows that however formal it was, they still loved each other...
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Old 12-12-2006, 02:22 PM
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Yes, she is.. granddaugther of Queen Mary...
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Would the duke of Kent be Mary's grandchild too? I'm sorry, I'm not that good with the minor Brittish royals.
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Old 12-12-2006, 07:39 PM
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George, Duke of Kent was her son. Edward, Duke of Kent is her grandson.
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Old 12-12-2006, 11:21 PM
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The First Picture

The first picture is Princess Mary's coming out picture with three ostrich feathers in Price of Wales array, as was customary at the time.

For more Mary-ana, see http://entertainment.webshots.com/album/555995974YUJMHO

For Alexandra-ana, see http://entertainment.webshots.com/album/555992641EdqbNT
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Queen Mary & Princess Elizabeth of York 1926/7

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Old 12-14-2006, 07:31 AM
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what a fab picture, thanks for posting it !
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Old 12-14-2006, 01:17 PM
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Yeah, it's lovely!
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I think the current Queen Elizabeth resembles Queen Mary the most.
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Here's a fabulous link with tons of pics & information on King George V & Queen Mary's wedding. Hope you enjoy!!

http://lafayette.150m.com/geo00417.html
Man, did alot of the future high rollers of European monarchies go to their wedding.
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I find it quite striking to see the difference between Queen Mary the mother and Queen Mary the Grandmother.
With her children she has this stiff, cold and impersonal regal appearance that was quite typically for the time (even commoners didn't even smile on photographs ).
However several decades later, a completely new image comes up. Her pride in Princess Elisabeth of York is evident in most the pictures.
Is this only in pictures? Because the attitude towards pix had changed and people dared smile in them ?
Or does it also reflect a change in attitude? It is not unheard of that very cold and distant parents grew into most loving and understanding grandparents.
When she was a mother, her parenting was quite a reflection of the time, children where quite removed from their parents lives. However this attitude slowly changed and by the time she became a grandmother, it was not regarded as completely horrid, to involve the children a bit more into ones life and to express feeling towards them. (however as the relationship of QEII and Charles and the one between Diana and her sons show, it has been a rather slow and continuing process)
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Few links, maybe it was posted before but here you go:

http://www.btinternet.com/~sbishop100/

http://entertainment.webshots.com/al...ions/FullAlbum
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I was reading Leslie Field's book on the Queen's Jewels and the book talked about Queen Alexandra had been a beautiful woman and that it was hard for Mary to live up to her and her beauty. Frankly, I really just don't see it. I think Queen Mary was an elegant and beautiful lady--Queen Alexandra was lovely, but I think Queen Mary was beautiful in a more distinguished way.
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I see Queen Alexandra as the most beautiful one out of the two, but Mary had more authority and dignity.
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Who Was More Beautiful

There are many ways to be beautiful or even outrageously beautiful. Its hard to tell now because we only have photos and paintings. I suspect it would be hard to tell unless you could met both and, even then, it would be a case of "beauty is in the eye of the beholder."

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