Originally Posted by WreathOfLaurels
Queen Camilla: you've got your Keppel sisters mixed up - violet was the lesbian not Sonia. That's the first time I've heard anything about Cynthia and Sonia and frankly sounds far fetched
Originally Posted by Curryong
Why should the Cynthia who had a friendship with Sonia (Keppel) Ashcombe and/or the Queen Mother be Cynthia Cadogan?
I don't think Sonia or Cynthia Asquith were lesbians but why shouldn't it be Cynthia A who was a friend of both Keppel sisters?
Anyway, I thought we were against mere rumours and wanted everything well sourced and footnoted.
An innocent post hoping Camilla's grandmother is included in a biography about Camilla is turned into lesbian rumors and affairs. All the books written about Camilla reduce Sonia to one sentence.
The discussion was about why the earlier years of Camilla's life deserve more than a few paragraphs.
Sonia Keppel was born May 24, 1900 to August 16, 1986
Elizabeth Bowes Lyon born August 4, 1900 to March 30, 2002
The two women were acquaintances/friends
I want to know the details. When did they meet? How did they meet? etc.
with QEQM should be included in any biography of Camilla.
We know the details of Cynthia/QEQM; Ruth/QEQM but not Sonia/QEQM or Sonia/Cynthia.
Cynthia Hamilton was born August 16, 1897
In 1915, a Lady Cynthia Hamilton took ballet lessons at the Keppel home.
In her biography, Sonia says Cynthia is a friend
CH is the only one that will fit the age bracket and by 1939, Cynthia Hamilton (Countess Spencer) is clearly a friend
Was it the same person?
According to Wikipedia Cynthia's niece is listed as Camilla's roommate.
This information appears to be inaccurate so it would be nice it we had accurate information about Camilla's life rather than all the rumors and innuendos.