The Royal Forums Coat of Arms

Go Back   The Royal Forums > Reigning Houses > British Royals

Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #141  
Old 12-01-2007, 07:25 PM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Athens, Greece
Posts: 217
Actually there was no oversight on the part of Henri. What he quoted [above] as "observed" precedence was transcribed verbatim from the official document.
The reader is referred to the Official Website of the British Monarchy, under Life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother -> Funeral Arrangements -> Funeral Ceremonial, where it is still quoted, under Members of Foreign Royal Families (attending), Prince Gustav of Denmark.
Evidently, the mistake was on the part of the author(s) of the official List of Foreign Royals attending the Funeral.
And a quick remark. Upon perusing the British Monarchy's official Website, I realized that Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother's Funeral was not a State Funeral but a Royal Ceremonial one. A State Funeral carries a somewhat greater gravitas but, importantly, due to the official attendance of foreign dignitaries, it follows an entirely different protocol regarding these guests.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #142  
Old 12-03-2007, 03:27 PM
pinkie40's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Dallas, United States
Posts: 423
It is of my opinion that Mr. Tallon should not have been chastised and kept from the Queen Mother in the final days of her life because of his faux pas regarding Princess Margaret attending in frail health the birthday celebrations of her mother. Perhaps if this was a direct diobedience of an strict order then Mr. Tallon was in the wrong, but maybe there was some confusion...as is often the case with the elderly and the ill.

Princess Margaret was professionally photographed in her role as "Lady of the Imperial Order of the Crown of India" for the lavish book "Keepers of the Kingdom". The princess is obviously in terrible health and severe decline. Even more so than the image of her in the wheelchair we associate with Mr. Tallon.

It is ironic that the Queen Mother is featured (also in obvious decline of health) on the back of the dust jacket of this fascinating book.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #143  
Old 12-04-2007, 05:10 PM
selrahc4's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: , United States
Posts: 760
Quote:
Originally Posted by pinkie40 View Post
It is of my opinion that Mr. Tallon should not have been chastised and kept from the Queen Mother in the final days of her life because of his faux pas regarding Princess Margaret attending in frail health the birthday celebrations of her mother.
It appears from this article that if he was chastised by anyone, it wasn't the Royal Family.

Telegraph Article

Quote:
On the Queen Mother's 101st birthday in August 2001, William had wheeled Margaret out to join a royal line-up at Clarence House. Many were shocked by her fragility and the decline in her appearance and said she should never have been exposed in that way.
William was devastated and wrote to express his sorrow to the Queen. The letter that he received back, written in her own hand, dispelled any rumour of coldness or resentment that was supposed to have followed.
__________________
aka Janet on some other forums
Reply With Quote
  #144  
Old 01-05-2008, 06:18 AM
Skydragon's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: London and Highlands, United Kingdom
Posts: 10,943
The door to the Queen's sittingroom at Buckingham Palace slowly swung open.

The British Marie Antoinette: How the Queen Mother left behind more than £7m in debts | the Daily Mail
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #145  
Old 01-05-2008, 01:53 PM
Al_bina's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: City, Kazakhstan
Posts: 5,597
Skydragon,
Thanks for the article!
I have been greatly surprised to read unfavourable facts about the Queen Mother. “There was much propaganda to the effect that the Royal Family subsisted on the same clothing coupons as the rest of the population, but there is considerable doubt about this. One nervous courtier asked the Queen if “Your Majesty feels it is quite correct for you to wear your best dresses when visiting the bomb sites” (Thornton, 2008) shocked me the most.
__________________
"I never did mind about the little things" Amanda, "Point of No Return"
Reply With Quote
  #146  
Old 01-05-2008, 01:54 PM
BeatrixFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 6,843
This doesn't shock me at all but I can't see anything but a negative reaction coming from stories like this. As one of the commenters said, by the end of it how can you be anything else but a committed republican?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #147  
Old 01-05-2008, 04:04 PM
wbenson's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: -, United States
Posts: 2,234
Quote:
Originally Posted by Al_bina View Post
One nervous courtier asked the Queen if “Your Majesty feels it is quite correct for you to wear your best dresses when visiting the bomb sites” (Thornton, 2008) shocked me the most.
Her response is wonderful, though.

'"But of course," replied Elizabeth. "They would wear their best dresses if they were coming to see me."'

I do wonder how she managed to raise at least one daughter with the opposite view on money.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #148  
Old 01-05-2008, 11:49 PM
Al_bina's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: City, Kazakhstan
Posts: 5,597
I do appreciate the Queen Mother's witty response, though I have to agree with Thornton naming her “the Empress of Extravagance”. She reminded me of Marie Antoinette with her “Let them eat cake” in this case.
Yes … yes … I know no one could corroborate that the last Queen of France did actually utter this infamous phrase.
__________________
"I never did mind about the little things" Amanda, "Point of No Return"
Reply With Quote
  #149  
Old 01-06-2008, 09:28 AM
andrew's Avatar
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Arad, Romania
Posts: 200
To BeatrixFan

"This doesn't shock me at all but I can't see anything but a negative reaction coming from stories like this. As one of the commenters said, by the end of it how can you be anything else but a committed republican?"

If you think that presidents are better than you're quite wrong! Just look at Argetina of the Perons, the Philipines of Imelda Marcos and co or Romania's Ceasescu couple or some African presidents and I could go on with them...
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #150  
Old 01-06-2008, 10:29 AM
Mark O's Avatar
Commoner
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Canvey Island, United Kingdom
Posts: 32
Have any statues been unveiled to the Queen Mother as mentioned on previous pages of this thread yet?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #151  
Old 01-06-2008, 11:02 AM
BeatrixFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 6,843
Quote:
Originally Posted by andrew View Post
"This doesn't shock me at all but I can't see anything but a negative reaction coming from stories like this. As one of the commenters said, by the end of it how can you be anything else but a committed republican?"

If you think that presidents are better than you're quite wrong! Just look at Argetina of the Perons, the Philipines of Imelda Marcos and co or Romania's Ceasescu couple or some African presidents and I could go on with them...
Well yes but bear in mind Andrew that the Perons, Marcoss and Ceaucescus were all at the head of extremist regimes. Certainly Nikolai and Elena were and their palace shows the enormous abuse of state wealth they indulged in. Imelda seemed to spend more than her husband and as for the Perons, I think it became almost expected that as Eva was of Queen status she should live like one. There are Presidents who have lived to their small personal budget!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #152  
Old 01-06-2008, 12:21 PM
andrew's Avatar
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Arad, Romania
Posts: 200
well

Maybe the late Queen Mother overdid a bit in spending...but QEII is really taking care that there are no extreme spendings from the taxpayers money.
Prince Charles seems to be a bit like his grandmother-in extravagance-but he does a lot of charity.
For example here in Romania he supports financially the preservation of the medieval Saxon fortress-churches. And he does not get a penny from taxpayers money(correct me if I'm wrong), he earns quite a lot from his duchy.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #153  
Old 01-06-2008, 01:43 PM
Al_bina's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: City, Kazakhstan
Posts: 5,597
Quote:
Originally Posted by andrew View Post
Prince Charles seems to be a bit like his grandmother-in extravagance-but he does a lot of charity.
I agree with you on the above. It comes as no surprise at all that Prince Charles has got his extravagant whims. After all, he is Prince ...
__________________
"I never did mind about the little things" Amanda, "Point of No Return"
Reply With Quote
  #154  
Old 01-06-2008, 10:26 PM
Harry's polo shirt's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: my paradise, United States
Posts: 2,091
I think the Queen Elizabeth doesn't have much of choice right now to be less extravagant. With so many people complaining about the monarchy taking so much money from taxes and wanting to demolish the monarchy. She has to be a little more careful about were money goes now.
__________________
"The pain of spending a week with my brother is well worth it."
– Prince William, on joining Prince Harry for a charity motorcycle ride across South Africa

Reply With Quote
  #155  
Old 01-06-2008, 11:10 PM
ysbel's Avatar
Heir Apparent
TRF Author
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: New York, United States
Posts: 5,390
All the Queen's children have a reputation for being very frugal, Charles included. They were instilled that from childhood; the Queen was known to make her sons go back and find a dogleash when they'd lost it because leashes cost money.

Everybody knew the queen mother's lavish spending and while she was alive, no one had a problem with it.
__________________
"One thing we can do is make the choice to view the world in a healthy way. We can choose to see the world as safe with only moments of danger rather than seeing the world as dangerous with only moments of safety."
-- Deepak Chopra
Reply With Quote
  #156  
Old 04-06-2008, 02:29 AM
wbenson's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: -, United States
Posts: 2,234
BBC Announcement of the death of the Queen Mother
(starts 30 seconds in)

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #157  
Old 05-19-2008, 03:59 PM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: olathe, United States
Posts: 107
I highly doubt that HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mum would allow her husband to abuse her when Adolf Hitler was said to be afraid of the Queen Mum so yeah i highly doubt she would put up with being abused.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #158  
Old 05-19-2008, 06:12 PM
randomlyKeira's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: London and New York, United Kingdom
Posts: 381
That's hilarious!!! I never heard that before!! I always thought that the Queen Mum would be a very kind, but still strong person. She just has an air about her I think that gives off that sense of complete cool sophistication while still having such a posture and stature (not tite) that makes her seems so strongly imposing....
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #159  
Old 05-29-2008, 02:40 PM
PssMarie-Elisabeth's Avatar
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Fort Pierce, United States
Posts: 123
The Queen Mother when "Britain's smiling Duchess", and when Queen ... she has always been a dear favorite of mine - her strength and courage should be admired

http://i31.tinypic.com/s6j22r.jpg
http://i25.tinypic.com/33e2buf.jpg
http://i27.tinypic.com/4j8ciu.jpg
__________________
" This coupe is too small! Go back and get the family carriage"
Reply With Quote
  #160  
Old 07-02-2008, 02:37 PM
Skydragon's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: London and Highlands, United Kingdom
Posts: 10,943
Rare private photographs of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother hosting a birthday lunch for close family and friends have come to light for the first time.

Unseen photographs of the Queen Mother's 95th birthday lunch - Telegraph

Backstairs Billy auction - Telegraph

The Royals as you've NEVER seen them before: The private photo album of the Queen Mother's loyal servant Backstairs Billy | Mail Online
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
queen elizabeth, queen elizabeth the queen mother, queen mother


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Jewellery Josefine Royal Jewels 222 01-14-2014 06:50 AM
Queen Elizabeth as Monarch, Mother and Grandmother CasiraghiTrio Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh 128 11-06-2013 01:39 PM
Queen Elizabeth And Prince Philip News: December 2002 - April 2004 Mary Anne Current Events Archive 230 04-27-2004 11:10 AM




Additional Links
Popular Tags
birth charlene chris o'neill crown prince felipe crown prince frederik crown prince haakon crown princess letizia crown princess mary crown princess mette-marit crown princess victoria current events dutch royal history engagement fashion grand duchess maria teresa grand duke henri hohenzollern infanta elena infanta sofia jordan kate middleton king abdullah ii king carl xvi gustav king felipe king felipe vi king harald king juan carlos king philippe king willem-alexander luxembourg ottoman picture of the month pom president komorowski prince albert prince albert ii prince carl philip prince constantijn prince felipe prince floris prince pieter-christiaan princess princess aimee princess alexia (2005 -) princess anita princess ariane princess beatrix princess catharina-amalia princess charlene princess laurentien princess letizia princess mabel princess madeleine princess margriet princess mary queen letizia queen mathilde queen maxima queen paola queen rania queen silvia queen sofia royal russia sofia hellqvist spain state visit sweden wedding william



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:56 PM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014
Jelsoft Enterprises

Royal News Delivered to your Email!

You can get the latest Royal News right in your inbox.

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]