Just to let you know, this blog is not operated by one person only. There are 2 people who operated behind this blog. Here are some clues to answered your confusion:
-LTR initial means LadyTudorRose and SA means SarahAkashiro
-If you ask a question, look at the answers. If it’s formal and well-formed, it was from LadyTudorRose. If it has a sometimes smiley face or a little bit of a childish talk or a little bit of wrong grammar, that was SarahAkashiro
-English was LadyTudorRose 1st language so she’s very good and well-formed in every grammar. But English isn’t SarahAkashiro 1st language so the way I talked was a little bit…childish…
I hope you people understand the differences. And I hope you’ll enjoy the Vintage-Royalty blog
Is there just one person working this blog? Sorry sometimes I feel like the way you reply changes. Sometimes you seem so formal and professional and other times you have smiley faces and things. I like both ways by the way!!!
That’s Sarah. She’s submitted a lot of pictures so I added her so she can post what she likes. She has some amazing stuff and loves the royals. She’s found a lot of pictures I didn’t even know about. She’s younger than me and English isn’t her first language so she doesn’t write the same way.
What are your favorite instances (good or bad) that the modern British royals (Elizabeth II and up) have done? Like anything Harry/William did? Princess Diana? Prince Charles>
One of my favorite Diana stories is about a time she met a young woman dressed in ‘80’s punk clothes, complete with dyed hair and leather boots. The girl told Diana her mother had thought she was dressed inappropiately, but Diana told her she should wear what she likes.
I know early in life Queen Elizabeth II was a blonde but as she grew older it darkened to a medium brown (except for in the mid to late 80s where it seemed like she dyed her hair a dark color), but in your post (post/9642441138) she seems to have gone pure blonde for the photo shoot. Did she dye her hair or is that some weird type of photo shop? I know her hair has never been that blonde especially at that age!
I’m not entirely sure. I’ve seen others like that photo as well. It may be the lighting. Philip looks really blond too, but his hair was lighter than hers. Some women are natural brunettes but in the summer their hair lightens a bit naturally and in certain light they look blonde. Emma Watson is a good example of that. She always insisted she never dyed her hair blonde.
I don’t see the Queen having dyed her hair. Perhaps a light rinse to keep it looking a little less gray in the ‘80’s but most women do something like that.
Hello and Nice to meet you. My tumblr name is SarahAkashiro. Though, I have a real name and that’s Sarah Siregar. I’m a new member of Vintage-Royalty so I’ll help to contribute this blog from this day forward. English is my second language so pardon me If I have some wrong grammar. I’m a Canadian and I lived in Toronto for a year. To be honest, I’m an Indonesian and I am 14-years-old, to the surprise because I’m very young to know a lot about historical things. I started liking historical families starting with the Japanese Imperial Family when I was 10. I started to like the British Royal Family when I was 12 as I adore Lady Diana. I was quite different from my friends because of my addiction to the British Royal Family and historical things. So I don’t openly talk about it due to a peer pressure.
Besides the Royal Family, I also know about American, Filipino, French, and other histories from all kinds of different countries, especially Indonesian history as I was learning it in school back before I moved to Canada. I love to draw, but it still needs a little improvement, though. And so from this day, I’ll be helping this blog however I possibly can :)
I know this is probably really stupid, but today when I went shopping, a few magazines had headlines saying Kate had a miscarriage. I'm assuming that's all a bunch of lies, but I was wondering whether the royal family would ever release information like that if it happened?
The only way they would would be if they’d already announced the pregnancy. I really doubt that story. If she did have a miscarriage it would be kept very quiet. I almost think some tabloid is covering their ass for claiming she was pregnant in April because they know she wasn’t and there won’t be a baby anytime soon.
Is it true that Queen Mother had a crush on David and she lived bitterly with Bertie and all the love and romantic days they did was fake? It was thanks to the Daily Fail and their fucking tattle tales who made me into this confusion <:(
Of course not. It’s ridiculous and it comes from the exact same people who are claiming Wallis never loved David. I don’t believe you can fake love; at least not long term. The Queen Mother did have a crush on David, or at least there’s some evidence/gossip that suggests she did. But that doesn’t mean a damn thing. Diana Vreeland once wrote that all the young girls in London had a crush on David. He was like the Prince William of his day. It’s like if Kate admitted she had had a crush on Harry before she knew William. Would that mean anything about her relationship with William or somehow mean she’s still pining for Harry?
I honestly don’t believe any woman would take on the Windsors for in-laws for a man she didn’t love. Of course it’s much easier for me to argue about Wallis because all (or most) of her letters to David were published. I posted some quotes from them this weekend. They make it pretty obvious what she was feeling. Unfortunately the Queen Mum burned a lot of her most personal letters, and all that’s turned up in biographies are little bits and pieces. I don’t have the official biography of her, but I remember reading it from the library and there were some lovely quotes about her and Bertie so I may have to check it out again to post some stuff. If anyone has a copy and wants to submit quotes I’ll gladly post them!
But it’s pretty obvious Elizabeth loved Bertie. They weren’t as often publicly affectionate as David and Wallis (people sometimes forget it was a different era and culture; old timey royals didn’t touch or kiss in public) but you can see the love in her eyes in several photos. Everything she ever said about Bertie was just glowing, like a woman in love. Elizabeth reacted very strongly to Bertie’s death; some were worried she would stay in mourning forever like Queen Victoria.
I feel like a lot of this comes from the Charles and Diana divorce. People saw this glittering fairytale that ended up unraveling and then they found out this great love story they were sold wasn’t really a love story at all. It led to a lot of cynicism so whereas traditionally people just generally assumed royal couples were in love now they generally assume that they aren’t unless it’s proven to their satisfaction. I suppose that can be true in cases of arranged marriages between relatives, but Bertie and Elizabeth’s marriage wasn’t like that at all. There’s this sort of cultural obsession with royal misery dating from the Diana era. Because that one marriage that didn’t last and fell apart pretty quickly turned out to be fake people assume that other royal marriages that lasted and were mostly happy were fake as well. The first time Will and Kate dare to spend more than a day apart we’ll start hearing it about them.
Elizabeth turned down Bertie’s proposals three times before accepting. While the Daily Fail may try to use that to prove she didn’t love him I think it proves the opposite. She had no problem saying no, so when she did say yes it meant she did really want to marry Bertie.
It doesn’t even make any sense. If you were in love with a guy and he didn’t want you why would you decide to marry his brother? No one outside of a soap opera thinks like that. Are they trying to imply she wanted to have an affair with David behind Bertie’s back? That’s just disrespectful especially when there’s no evidence at all for it.
The latest trash fest the Daily Fail is serializing seems to be about Elizabeth Tudor's sex life.
I don’t get this stuff at all. Every biography of her presents some kind of details about what she was or wasn’t doing. I know everyone wonders so much about the virgin thing, but the whole point is that we have no fucking clue what she was doing or who she was doing it with. That was the whole point.
Now everyone says she and Robert Dudley had sex but not intercourse. It’s insane. How the fuck could anyone possibly know this? They say, well obviously something happened but she would have been to scared to get pregnant. That’s all speculation. We don’t know what she was thinking. She never talked about her sexual preferences or interests. For all we know she could’ve been pregnant at one point or another, not that I believe a word of the Arthur Dudley tale or anything similar.
I understand the interest in dead people’s sex lives. It’s curiousity and it’s human nature to wonder about stuff like that. But so called “historians” and “biographers” need to stop pulling stuff out of their ass and pretending they have any idea what was actually going on. We’re all happy to speculate, but it bother me when the Daily Fail gives people a platform to pretend they actually know things that are just random guesses.