- Aug 21, 2005
- Somewhere in
- United States
In the 1960’s there was a television show shown in the United States called The Mothers-In-Law, which starred the fabulous Eve Arden and Kaye Ballard. The premise of the show was simple: two families (the Hubbards and the Buells) lived next door to each for fifteen years. Despite the differences (i.e. ages and personalities) of the two families, they are the best of friends. This friendship is tested when the son and the daughter go to college, fall in love and marry. And decide to live in the renovated garage literally between both families! Needless to say, both set of parents (okay, it’s mainly the mothers) have different ideas of how the kids should live their lives, and it’s the meddling of the mothers in law that sets the tone for the comedic hijinks of the show.
Prior to the 1950’s (depending on the country) when royals married, they tended to marry other royals. The exception but not the rule are the British royals who began to marry members of the British aristocracy during the reign of Queen Victoria. But for every Prince Edward of Wales who married Princess Alexandra of Denmark (the future King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra) there was a Prince Albert, Duke of York who married Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (the future King George VI and Queen Elizabeth). But we digress. Royals married other royals. They traveled in the same circles; they met on foreign trips, weddings and funerals. They knew what was expected from each other. This changed, however, as the ruling families were removed from their thrones following war and revolutions, and times (and more importantly people) started to change, and royals were more than ever meeting, well every day people. So that brings us back to the topic for this month, Royal in Laws. Please join us as we take a look at the families of Maxima, Mary, Letizia, etc.
After the summer and a few quiet months where we enjoyed the Royal Vacations and Royal Sightings at the Olympics (okay…maybe July and August weren’t so quiet after all), the Fall Rush has begun! In September and October, your favorite royals have a lot on their respective plates: we have foreign trips, a couple of State Openings, a wedding (Congratulations to Prince Aimone of Savoy-Aotsa and Princess Olga of Greece) and a baby (Welcome Emma Talluah Behn)!
We hope you enjoyed your September and we will see you next month.
Lady Jennifer, Anna_R, Zonk and Mandy