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Old 10-28-2006, 02:35 PM
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"Never complain, never explain" was the Duchess of Windsor.
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Old 10-28-2006, 02:50 PM
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That's right!!!

They were two totally different women which we shouldn't compare. Even if they behaviors (only) smth were similar.
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Old 10-28-2006, 03:11 PM
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"Never complain, never explain" was the Duchess of Windsor.
On the internet it seems to be a very popular quote.

It was attributed to Benjamin Disraeli, Katharine Hepburn, Henry Ford II and the Duchess of Windsor.

Mary Poppins, I found out, only said, "Let me make one thing perfectly clear, I never explain anything."

At any rate the quote seems to define Princess Margaret perfectly.

I can quite understand why Katharine Hepburn and the Duchess of Windsor would have taken the quote as their motto but now I'm intrigued as to learn more about Benjamin Disraeli and Henry Ford II.
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Old 10-28-2006, 03:25 PM
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Well, in her memoirs, the Duchess does use it and so I assume it really was her who said it first. It does fit Princess Margaret well though.
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Old 10-28-2006, 04:37 PM
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I never said she was an alcoholic, although her fondness for alcohol was well known, IB.

Yes people felt sorry for her that she was forced to choose between her titles and all they gave her and the man she loved, but, it should be remembered that in the end she chose money, position and titles.
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Old 10-28-2006, 05:17 PM
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It just seems that sometimes Margaret is always painted as "drink sodden" and it gets to me. Then again, I'm drink sodden too so maybe I shouldn't be so defensive.
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Old 10-30-2006, 10:14 AM
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Mary Poppins, I found out, only said, "Let me make one thing perfectly clear, I never explain anything."
HAHAHA! This is great! Best post I've seen in a long time.
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Old 10-30-2006, 02:33 PM
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I don't think Margaret was as bad as is made out. She supported her sister and brought up two fantastic children. Can the Queen really say that? Secondly, I don't believe this man is the Princesses son. Not even the Royal Family could keep that a secret. An abortion maybe but not an actual birth.
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I don't think Margaret was as bad as is made out. She supported her sister and brought up two fantastic children.
It should be remembered that in the upper echelons of society, very few 'mothers' have anything to do with 'bringing up' the children.

I don't recall much 'support' for her sister either, with Margaret seemingly lurching from one crisis to the next, the scandals that did reach the papers and the many that probably didn't.
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You are most welcome, Bella , here is a portrait of Margaret and her children in the 1970s:


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Old 10-31-2006, 05:09 PM
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This is a great picture, Iceflower. I think they all look great. It may not be one of Pss Margaret's more glamourous photos, but I think she looks wonderful: very natural and approachable and content.
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I'm glad you liked the pic, Bella I found one at Olycom I had not seen before. Margaret, Sarah and David look quite good on it, but I do not like the arrangement around the little globe that much:

Portrait Margaret, Sarah, David 1987
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Old 11-18-2006, 03:19 AM
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I share your opinion, Iceflower, with that globe it looks a bit philistine and the colour of it does not match with Sarah's dress, but it's an interesting pic. I like the one from the 70ss you posted before that much better. Thank you!!
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Old 11-18-2006, 05:24 AM
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i love the margaret pics. she really was very glamorous and until shortly before she passed away she was still quite beautiful too.
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Here's a very nice portrait of Princess Margaret by Pietro Annigoni, it's one of the objects that were sold at the Christies auction in June 2006:

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Old 12-22-2006, 01:25 PM
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Wow. What a great portrait! I've never seen this one before. Many thanks, Iceflower.
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Ironically, the purchaser was her son Viscount Linley, who had put it up for auction in the first place.
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Old 12-31-2006, 02:28 PM
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That is a very famous portrait.
HRH Princess Margaret & Lord Snowden were integral in discovering
Annignoni and making him "cult status" at one point, I think.
He had an iconoclastic side tohim too.
the portrait is exquisitely beautiful.
Princess Margaret was a beauty and she is
painted so definitively here.
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Maybe one of the best portraits of Margaret as a young woman, I hope it has not been posted before. It was taken by Lord Snowdon in 1967 :

Margaret 1967
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Wow....what an utterly gorgeous picture! She looks divine. It's very artistic; my sister knows how to take photographs like that, and she took a picture of me for her class a couple of years ago.
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