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Old 08-26-2019, 02:08 PM
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You wouldn't have wanted to see Princess Marina as Queen Consort?

Why, may I ask?
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Old 08-26-2019, 09:57 PM
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Was the idea to have Prince George become King because he and Princess Marina had a son, Prince Edward?
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Old 08-26-2019, 10:13 PM
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Was the idea to have Prince George become King because he and Princess Marina had a son, Prince Edward?
Yes, that's my understanding.
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Old 08-26-2019, 11:08 PM
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The idea of bypassing is not new is it. How many times do we hear Charles should be bypassed for his son.

The reality is that you cant choose your heir. Succession is succession. Albert and Henry would have had to come to the throne and abdicate. And arguably Elizabeth would have been in line after her father abdicated.

George was young and popular. He had a beautiful royal blooded wife. And he had a son. In those times that made him attractive to the people. Henry of course would have two sons, but not until six years later.

It certainly wasnt the wish of the royal family. Or at least their father. He was quoted as saying he wished the throne could go right to Albert and Elizabeth.

Life would have been very different for the Kents if all those who needed to abdicate had and George found himself on the throne. Biggest being that he would not have died before 40 in an airplane crash.

Marina was a hard working dedicated royal as a widow. But then again so was the Queen mother. I dont know if Marina would have been any better a queen consort then her sister in law would have been.

How different it would be with King Edward IX on the throne now. Would we have had Queen Katherine, or would he have ended up married else where as the Prince of Wales. Would we have George, Prince of Wales and Prince Edward as his heir? Katherine's father was a baronet, would that have been considered acceptably high enough for the POW?
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Old 08-27-2019, 12:18 PM
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It wasn't really just because Prince George was handsome and he has blue-blooded wife. Even as little he already had a reputation for being an art-lover and a linguist.

According to royal biographer, Christopher Warwick, he was by far the best of the four brothers. George was “The outstanding child and in many ways the most gifted. Edward, the heir to the throne, was pretty much a philistine, Bertie who became George VI, was not a particularly cultured or artistic individual and Henry, who became Duke Of Gloucester, was practically bovine.”

https://adeladdie.com/2015/10/29/pla...-duke-of-kent/


Marina is born to both artistic parents and she has a very bright personality. Actually at that time, the Duke and Duchess of Kent are the darlings of the crowd. Their home at 3 Belgrave Square became of focal point of the pre-WWII high society.

According to Christopher Warwick, 'That dazzling pair dominated London society, gathering around them some of most brilliant personalities from the arts, entertaining lavishly and generating an interest in their way of life that was unparalleled in the history of the royal family.'

https://therake.com/stories/icons/the-forgotten-prince/

Actually this couple made me hooked in royalty and I see them as Kingly and Queenly. They would have been a great King and Queen and their children would have been great as children of the King and Queen (not including Prince Michael's choice of wife)
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Old 08-27-2019, 12:43 PM
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Without choosing one prince or princess over another I'd just like to say that I'm sure that Marina would have been one fantastic queen.
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Old 08-27-2019, 12:51 PM
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Today in Royal History is the 51st Death Anniversary of Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent born Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark, daughter of Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark and Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia. She died age 61 on 27 August 1968 of brain tumor.
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Princess Marina , Duchess of Kent in front of the photo of her husband Prince George, Duke of Kent


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They were like film stars, so beautiful and stylish both of them.
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Duchess of Kent at Metropolitan Opera House (New York City) for the premiere of the Old Vic Theatre Company of London in 1954. The company was presenting Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She was accompanied by Sir Roger Makins, British Ambassador to the United States and Mr and Mrs. Rudolph Bing.

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I wonder what has the Duchess and the ballet stars Moira Shearer and Robert Helpmann so amused!
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Old 10-24-2020, 03:35 AM
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Princess Marina attended the Windsor Horse Show in June 1944.
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The Duke and Duchess of Kent and King George II of Greece at the Anglo-Hellenic Ball in 1938. The event was organised by "the Greek Ambassador and Madame Simopoulos along with the Anglo-Hellenic League". The Duchess of Kent was wearing the Cambridge Sapphire Parure (including tiara, earrings and necklace).
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Old 01-29-2021, 09:18 PM
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Was Prince George, Duke of Kent the father of Michael Canfield?
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Old 06-16-2021, 09:07 PM
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Princess Marina with King George of Greece on September 27, 1946
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What coulour were Duke of Kent hair and eyes? Do we know that? I always imagined his hair to be dark and eyes blue.
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Old 06-30-2022, 08:23 PM
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circa 1930: Prince George next to a large waterfall
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They were certainly the most glamorous royals in the BRF of the time. Unfortunately, George passed on too soon.
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Old 08-10-2022, 08:56 PM
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They were certainly the most glamorous royals in the BRF of the time. Unfortunately, George passed on too soon.
Poor Prince Michael never got to know his father.
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Old 08-10-2022, 10:04 PM
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Poor Prince Michael never got to know his father.
Yes, leaving his beloved wife all alone and I wonder how life would have been had he lived longer.
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