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Curryong 06-15-2021 10:59 PM

The Spanish royal family call the Queen ‘cousin Lilibet’. That was seen at the time of the last Jubliee and then the State Visit by King Felipe and Queen Letizia. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Norwegian King and Queen, who are more closely related and often used to come to Sandringham to stay, do the same.

HRHBerengaria 06-15-2021 11:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Curryong (Post 2408559)
I don’t think George Cambridge (who was rather a bonehead) wanted to marry Victoria either. He was like his uncle William, into actresses, though in his case he married one. ‘What, ugly little Victoria?’ was his reported response to the suggestion he propose to her.

He wasn't very bright was he? His "wife" (the marriage was illegal) had quite a colored past.

HRHBerengaria 06-15-2021 11:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Prinsara (Post 2408555)
I think you're confusing him with the son of the Duke of Cumberland. George Cambridge was English born and bred, and Victoria saw or was made to see enough of him to know she didn't want to marry him! (He was William IV's candidate.)

Prince George of Cambridge was born at Cambridge House in Hanover, Germany. He stayed there most of his childhood as his father was governor general.

I'm guessing one didn't have to spend much time with him to decide he wasn't marriage material.

Denville 06-16-2021 05:55 AM

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Originally Posted by HRHBerengaria (Post 2408563)
He wasn't very bright was he? His "wife" (the marriage was illegal) had quite a colored past.

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No, he wasn't very bright but it seem as if he was badgered into marriage by his mistress, who had had several children by him. he had other relationships but she had been trhough a ceremony with him.
I dont think he was interested in Victoria, even if she was queen and given her very prudish upbringing and the need to make the monarchy more respectable, I dont think he would have been at all suitable as a husband for her.


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