Description - Albert returns to the Glamis Estate to see Elizabeth
Albert approached the door of the Glamis estate nervously; he hoped it wouldn’t be a repeat of last time. He shifted from foot to foot as he waited for the door to open, wondering who would…
It has started with The King’s Speech fanfiction. I thought some of my followers would enjoy this. It’s the third chapter; you can find the first two on the author’s Tumblr if you dig a little.
Like the movie on which it’s based, this story is not historically accurate. It goes even a step further than the movie… But it’s certainly cute and far better than any fanfic I’ve ever written. I was quite the Harry/Draco shipper back in the day.
I’m sure this won’t stop them from hanging Madonna up to dry when she portrays Bertie as less than saintly in her upcoming Wallis Simpson biopic.
Oh, and a little debunking… I don’t know what Bertie may have been telling people (he didn’t want a war, that much is known) but he knew what he could and couldn’t get away with. Dude was totally harmless. Even if he had wanted to commit some “treason” like the Daily Fail says, the monarchy at that time held so little power that Churchill would have prevented him from doing any damage as soon as he became aware of what was going on. Bertie (along with Georgie who they also accuse) really couldn’t do much more than your average rich nobleman. Then again, I also think David was totally harmless and couldn’t have gotten away with anything but no one seems to believe me about that.
From what I gather, the Windsors generally didn’t think the war was necessary and were worried that Churchill was getting them into something they couldn’t win. But Bertie and Elizabeth were very adept at the ancient art of keeping your mouth shut, so it doesn’t really matter what they thought in the long run. They certainly weren’t writing to Hitler telling him about it like that Daily Fail seems to suggest. How would that even work? “Hey Hitler, it’s the King! Just wanted to let you know I’m totally not okay with that whole “war” thing Churchill’s going on about. We’d be happy to look the other way while you invade whoever you want to invade. If you want to meet to talk about deposing Churchill and making peace we’d be happy to send one of our relatives. Just keep that in mind when you invade Britain. We’re very agreeable people, really…”
To be clear, even the Daily Fail can’t find anything to indicate such a letter existed. Just that some dead guy said it did. I wonder if it’s the same dead guy they found back in 2007 claiming Bertie beat his wife.
Also, whatever the Daily Fail would like to say against Bertie (or David or George or whoever else they slam) it’s well documented that the Daily Fail was very very pro-appeasement back in the day. To the point that some people felt the whole paper was pro-Nazi. I’m not an expert on this subject so I don’t know exactly what they were publishing, but considering it was the 1930’s I’m sure there was a lot of offensive stuff to be found.
I’ve been getting ready for a New York trip. I will be leaving tonight and will return Monday night. I don’t have much on my computer at the moment I could queue, so I’ll just keep my eye open and I’ll be back with more pictures and quotes and stuff on Tuesday.
On a lighter note, if anyone in New York wants to hang out and talk about royals this weekend send me a message as I still have a few unaccounted for hours.
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"Girls’ Night Out," which will begin production at the end of the year, sees Fanning play a teenage Princess Margaret on V.E. Day in 1945. When she and her sister Elizabeth are allowed out from Buckingham Palace for one night to join in the celebrations, the night encompasses thrills, romance and danger.
Story, inspired by true events, is penned by Trevor De Silva. Casting for Princess Elizabeth will be announced shortly.