Have you seen the photographs for the Downton Abbey christmas special? I have wondered from the start how long it would take until Julian Fellowes introduced Edward into it!
The guy who is playing him isn’t even good looking and also Rose totally wasn’t his type AT ALL. She would be Prince Harry’s type, but not David’s. Like how Harry only dates blondes, David only ever dated brunettes.
I’m disappointed in you, Downton. You were my fav.
Hi ! I really appreciate your blog. Bit I have a question, to be honest I'm fonf of the Duke of Windsor. I read many about him especially these of Michael Bloch. I also read the duke's Memoires. But in one of your article, you said that "David was racist", how could youl justified it ??
I’m a fan of him too, but I can’t pretend he wasn’t racist because he totally was. Read his letters to Freda Dudley Ward. There is some really racist stuff in there that honestly makes me a little uncomfortable. I do honestly think he got less racist over time if that helps. When he was Governor of the Bahamas they did have an official policy of segregation in government buildings which he did nothing to change, but apparently he was regarded by the people he was actually governing as way less racist than the other dudes who preceded him if that helps.
But he still said PLENTY of racist shit. Here’s an example, about Etienne Dupach, a newspaper editor David had conflicts with:
”It must remembered that Dupach is more than half Negro, and due to the peculiar mentality of this Race, they seem unable to rise to prominence without losing their equilibrium.”
Yeah, see, it’s racist. I can’t look at something like that and say he’s not being totally racist here.
Especially when I call out Philip fans on a regular basis for denying that Philip is racist.
The thing people have to understand is that racism doesn’t come from individual people, it comes from society. Most racist people are simply parroting what they were raised around. That doesn’t make it okay, but it makes it understandable. If we all agreed to not like everyone who was racist, pretty much all white historical figures in U.S. and U.K. history would be out.
It’s been a while since we’ve actually liveblogged Reign, so we’re going to have a REIGN LIVEBLOG FIESTA on Saturday night at 8PM EST! You guys should join in the fun! We’re going to chat about the inaccuracies all the while secretly shipping the hell out the characters, and bash the hell out of the King of France’s hoochie self, and Catherine de’Medici’s triflin’ ass… it’ll be great! ;)
Strength of character, loyal to his wife, great dad, great grandfather, great king and a all around down-to-earth guy.
Why I don’t
I kinda wish he’d been more sympathetic to David after the abdication and gone to the wedding and given Wallis the HRH and all that. Also hanging out with Neville Chamberlain maybe was kind of a poor life choice.
That time Philip was in the garden and caught Bertie fighting with his plants and cursing at them.
David was a hopeless romantic, very optimistic (well, sometimes….), wanted to help the poor, loved animals, great sense of style, charming, good looking, and delightfully snarky!
Why I don’t
Yeah he was kinda racist and shit.
OMG there are SO many!
My favorite is that time he and Bertie decided to throw their records all around Fort Belvedere to see what it would take to break them.
Favorite quote (from them or about them)
"When you’re bored with yourself, marry and be bored with someone else."
I remember reading about how David and Cole Porter would hang-out and walk their dogs together. Awesomesauce.
I’m assuming this is a bad thing that happened to/about David? It always broke my heart how he fell out with his brothers, especially George who died so tragically. That had to be painful!
I think David was better suited to be king than Bertie. I don’t mean this as anything against Bertie who did an AMAZING job on the throne, and honestly I think Bertie would completely agree with me on this point.
I wish David and Wallis had been able to have a child.
5 words to best describe them
lost, wistful, charismatic, authentic, discontent
My nickname for them
I don’t do nicknames but one time Wallis called him Lightning Brain because she thought he was ditsy and I think that’s adorable.
if you could say one thing to them
Hold your chin up and ignore the haters. Your dad is a loser and pay no attention to what he says, and also spend more time with Bertie because he’s just as fragile as you are.
Favourite portrayal of them
They all pretty much suck.
LEAST favourite portrayal of them
W.E. probably just cause that guy looked nothing like him.