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Old 11-21-2014, 02:46 AM
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Yes, thanks for the wonderful photos! Next time I'm in Britain...!

There's quite a bit about the Castle in the Queen Mother's biography by Shawcross. He describes how her visits to her home started out privately and modestly and then developed into what her neighbour Lord Thurso called 'a mini season in Caithness'! Local landowners made sure they were in residence when she came and many threw parties in the hope that she would attend. The Queen Mother herself threw a cocktail party every year, which became a major event.

The castle needed constant maintenance. Because it was built of porous sandstone it was very hard to keep the damp out. The QM was very fond of peat fires.
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As I know the likely hood of me ever being able to spend time at the Castle of Mey are very very slim, I really enjoy seeing the pictures and reading the anecdotes of the Queen Mother's life there. It really sounds like she was right on the money with not only restoring the castle, but turning it from a residence into a home.

It doesn't surprise me that Charles and Camilla make time each year to go and stay there.
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The Castle of Mey: The Walled Gardens
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I just got the Taste of Mey cookbook. My mom and I are planning a girls trip to the UK in a few years, and the Castle is most definitely on our list. I am trying to get in contact with the Mrs. Ruby Sinclair that contributed to the cookbook. Anyone know her? Know she was a guide at Mey. I'm trying to track several Sinclairs down actually- and have no idea how to do it- what to google. Made a list of 3 possible google searches in my head- now can only remember one of them because I got distracted. I'm new to this whole try to google people on the net- need help!
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This is fun! Thank you for posting it.
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Old magazine features of The Queen Mother at the Castle of Mey.


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Old 02-15-2017, 03:26 AM
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The Queen Mother and her castle.

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...5df8cca75a.jpg

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In the first picture, the castle in the background is Windsor and not Mey.
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Nice links, thanks a lot...
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In the first picture, the castle in the background is Windsor and not Mey.
Sorry muriel, you're not correct.

The castle in the background is Mey.

I saw this portrait in person when I visited the Castle of Mey in 2014.

It is the only portrait of the Queen Mother with Mey, and was done by the artist Mara McGregor.

The Queen Mother used to have it at Clarence House, but it now hangs above the fireplace in the Equerry's room at Mey.

The corgi in the painting is named "Ranger".

It was painted for the Queen Mother's 90th birthday and was commissioned by the Royal Warrant Holders' Association.

It was presented to her by their president Barry Reed at the former residence of the Strathmore family in St. Jame's Square.

The Queen lent this portrait to the Castle of Mey Trustees for them to display it there.
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Old 02-15-2017, 06:00 AM
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Thanks much for the links. I've always had kind of a soft spot for the Castle of Mey. It just resonates with me for some reason.

If you look at the painting in the first link and then at the photo in the second link, its very obvious that its the Castle of Mey in the painting and not Windsor.
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Sorry muriel, you're not correct.

The castle in the background is Mey.

I saw this portrait in person when I visited the Castle of Mey in 2014.

It is the only portrait of the Queen Mother with Mey, and was done by the artist Mara McGregor.

The Queen Mother used to have it at Clarence House, but it now hangs above the fireplace in the Equerry's room at Mey.

The corgi in the painting is named "Ranger".

It was painted for the Queen Mother's 90th birthday and was commissioned by the Royal Warrant Holders' Association.

It was presented to her by their president Barry Reed at the former residence of the Strathmore family in St. Jame's Square.

The Queen lent this portrait to the Castle of Mey Trustees for them to display it there.
I think you may be right, apologies.
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I think you may be right, apologies.
Not at all muriel, no worries.

You may notice that the corgi looks a little out of proportion in the painting.

This was the artist's solution to the Queen Mother's request that her favourite dog, "Ranger", be prominent.

She painted him a little over-size so the viewer pays more attention to him than if he was just the right size. Clever idea.
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Old 03-06-2017, 06:39 PM
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Wonderful photos Spheno - I so like this place.


You can see the tartan Loch Ness monster on the top of the tapestry in this photo, that the Queen Mother used to break the ice with new guests by saying that it looked like "Nessie" had moved along since last time.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/q2...w6398-h3600-no


And amongst the photos on this table is one showing her corgies sleeping on the stone spiral stairs leading to her bedroom.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/3k...w6398-h3600-no
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