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Forum: British Royal Residences 01-20-2015, 04:11 AM
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Posted By Curryong
Back on topic of the residences. Between the late...

Back on topic of the residences. Between the late 1860's and the 1920's Royal Lodge was a grace and favour residence for members of the Royal Household.

Therefore it's a bit peculiar that Queen...
Forum: British Royal Residences 01-16-2015, 09:46 PM
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Posted By Curryong
The wills of sovereigns are never disclosed, and...

The wills of sovereigns are never disclosed, and so we are never likely to know what the Queen Mother was left by her husband.

The Strathmores were not wealthy by the standards of many of the...
Forum: British Royal Residences 01-16-2015, 05:09 AM
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Posted By Curryong
Sir Ralph Anstruther certainly became ill and had...

Sir Ralph Anstruther certainly became ill and had to be replaced, but whether it was to do with her finances or not is unknown. He was an old man, who, like many in the Queen Mother's Household, had...
Forum: British Royal Residences 01-15-2015, 06:40 PM
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Posted By Curryong
I don't think the Queen Mother ever really...

I don't think the Queen Mother ever really understood money. The Strathmores were certainly not an extravagant family, but she was an Earl's daughter and her generation of aristocratic females...
Forum: British Royal Residences 01-12-2015, 05:09 AM
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Posted By Curryong
The Queen had a new kitchen built at Birkhall for...

The Queen had a new kitchen built at Birkhall for her mother's eightieth birthday. She and Princess Margaret were well aware that their mother's homes all became a little tired as the decades passed...
Forum: British Royal Residences 01-11-2015, 06:48 AM
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Posted By Curryong
One Royal Lodge house party in the 1960's was...

One Royal Lodge house party in the 1960's was evoked by a guest, the diplomat Sir Charles Johnston, who described the fun and games after dinner, with Lord Ballantrae playing the piano while the...
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