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Old 07-06-2008, 07:49 PM
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And that would be, what, three and four generations away? Nice...
Queen Mary is great grandmother to Prince Charles, but he inherited directly from his mother, who inherited directly from her father, and so on. Genes can be dominant or latent, and QEII, if she does not have those eyes, had those genes in her genetic information or patrimony.
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Old 07-22-2008, 10:09 PM
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Queen Mary with 2 future Kings, and Princess Mary
http://i35.tinypic.com/11kctcm.jpg

May c.1911
http://i37.tinypic.com/2ltoj87.jpg

Old PC
http://i33.tinypic.com/16a4ns8.jpg

Her parents, the Duke & Duchess of Teck
http://i34.tinypic.com/8vulg0.jpg

...... any requests? :o)
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Old 07-23-2008, 07:24 AM
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My sister walked into my room, when I was watching this picture, and she commented on how uncomfortable that corset must have been.
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Old 07-23-2008, 10:42 AM
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My sister walked into my room, when I was watching this picture, and she commented on how uncomfortable that corset must have been.
I happen to like corsets ... really improves and enhances a lady's outward appearance :)
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Old 07-23-2008, 11:04 AM
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Yeah, but we still aren't wasps.
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Old 07-23-2008, 11:12 AM
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Yeah, but we still aren't wasps.
Oh, why do people still complain about that? I don't believe the men mind at all ! :P

* that was very funny by the way * :o)
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She looked like a formidable lady,but in fact she was quite shy ( did nt I read of Noel Coward dancing with her at some social event and Noel realizing she was shy ? )

Also she has been criticized as being a little cold and distant with her children which had a detrimental effect on their royal lives.... somehow she did nt really enjoy the role of motherhood.

Yet in later life she became the loving, doting grandmother ..it seems that was the role she loved to play.
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Old 08-11-2008, 07:26 AM
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Acknowledgement to Eva at RJOTWMB, who presented this high-quality postcard of a youngish-looking and tightly-corsetted Mary wearing just a few diamonds.
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Old 08-11-2008, 10:08 AM
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Ah, what a lovely picture! She was rather young there, right?
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Old 08-11-2008, 10:51 AM
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She's wearing the Cullinan III and IV ("Granny's Chips") so I'd guess that airbrushing is the secret to her youthful looks.
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Does anyone have any info on Queen Mary's paternal ancestry? Esp her grandmother Teck? Wasnt she a member of the Hungarian aristocracy?
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Old 08-25-2008, 09:34 PM
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Does anyone have any info on Queen Mary's paternal ancestry? Esp her grandmother Teck? Wasnt she a member of the Hungarian aristocracy?
Queen Mary's paternal ancestry:

Father: Francis, Prince, and, 1871 1st Duke of Teck (1837-1900)

Her paternal grandmother: Claudine, Countess Rhédey (1814-1841)
Her paternal grandfather: Alexander, Duke of Württemberg (1804-1885)

It was a morganatic marriage; eldest daughter was Claudine, Princess of Teck (1836-1894), younger daughter Amélie, Princess of Teck (1838-1893)

It was in 1835 that Duke Alexander had married Countess Rhčdey of Kis-Redé, who was then created Countess Hohenstein. Only 3 years after the birth of Amélie, countess Hohenstein was thrown from her horse during a review of Austrian troops in Vienna. A squadron trampled her to death. She is buried in the mountains of Transylvanie in a little church in Erd Szent-György. Her son Franz/Francis become lateron very attached to the Austrian empress Elizabeth, even accompanying her to Madeira in 1860. He was an officer in the Austrian Imperial Army prior to the marriage to Princess Mary Adelaide.

Unfortunatly I have not found a picture of Countess Hohenstein, only of Duke Alexander. Please let me know, if you are interested.
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Are there any pictures of Queen Mary with Prince Charles or Princess Anne?
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Old 08-26-2008, 07:44 AM
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And here is another one - this time I found a link:

http://cache.viewimages.com/xc/33799...5A1E4F32AD3138

Google-Ergebnis für http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39112000/jpg/_39112182_anne_pa_238.jpg

http://cache.viewimages.com/xc/33303...5A1E4F32AD3138
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Thanks Avicenna!! I'd love to see the pic of Duke Alexander.
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Old 08-26-2008, 08:01 AM
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Thanks Avicenna!! I'd love to see the pic of Duke Alexander.
CarolinaLandgrave, actually I was wrong. There is a picture of Countess Hohenstein on the wikipedia website:
Claudine Rhédey von Kis-Rhéde - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Beautiful lady.

And Herzog Alexander can be seen on this website:
GeneAll.net - Alexander, Herzog von Württemberg
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Old 08-26-2008, 01:11 PM
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Lovely pictures!
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Old 08-29-2008, 01:10 PM
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Thanks again!!! Wonderful pictures and info!

((I am in London now (first trip) and just returned - like an hour ago - from touring Buckingham Palace....))
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Hello and thank you for allwoing me to join this wonderful group! I was wondering if anyone has the Gift list from the wedding of Princess May? Does this exist?
sorry for typo! Allowing is more correct! Not so good at typing! :)
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I've seen some wedding gift lists, but I'm not sure I've seen one for Princess May and Prince George. However, you can have a look at this thread and this thread and see if you can find the information or, if not, ask in one of the threads if anyone knows.
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