Eight Generations of Monarchs
In 1949 the then Princess Elizabeth gave a speech about how divorce was a great evil threatening British families. Fifty years later, three of her four children and her only sister would have all been divorced.
When Queen Elizabeth and her sister Princess Margaret were girls and they would ask their father for things, he would tell them it was up to their mother and they needed to ask her instead. Usually, she said no. Eventually they just started telling their dad she had already given permission in the hopes he wouldn’t think to check with her later.
Buckingham: Who is your favorite current member of the BRF?
Windsor: Who is your favorite deceased member of the BRF?
Holyroodhouse: Do you think Elizabeth and Philip have had a truly happy marriage?
Sandringham: What would you give as your gag Christmas gift to William, Kate, Harry, Charles, and Camilla?
Balmoral: Do you think Victoria was a good queen?
Clarence House: Would you rather sleep with William or Harry? If neither, name someone in the BRF you would sleep with?
Highgrove: Do you think Charles and Diana’s marriage would have been successful if Camilla had been out of the picture entirely?
Birkhall: Describe your feelings on royal privacy. When is it invaded? What should the Windsors just have to tolerate?
Llwynywermod: Do you think whoever holds the titles of Prince and Princess of Wales should know enough Welsh to be able to pronounce this palace name?
Tamarisk: Is talking to plants delightfully eccentric or a sign of mental illness?
Kensington: Has Kate done a good job representing the royal family since she married in?
Sunninghill Park: Do you think Andrew and Sarah should get back together, assuming both still have feelings?
Royal Lodge: Do you think there has been a feud between Kate and the York girls? If so, who’s side are you on?
Bagshot Park: Edward and Sophie: hardworking, understated royals or greedy, scheming protocol breakers?
St. James: Who is your favorite of Queen Elizabeth’s four children?
Gatcombe Park: Do you think Zara and Mike are a good match?
Fort Belvedere: Why do you think Edward VIII abdicated?
York House: What do you think Diana would be up to if she was still alive today?
Edinburgh: Do you think the royal family properly acknowledges their Scottish roots and subjects?
Hampton Court: Who is your favorite wife of Henry VIII?
George VI, Queen Elizabeth, and Princess Elizabeth
(spoiler alert: Princess Elizabeth gets to be Queen too!)
do you will think the queen will give the middletons titles
Answer: Not the Queen, maybe Wills when he takes the throne. The Queen has not given titles to other royal in-laws and I don’t think she’s that tight to the Midds.
Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret in 1933. Hand colored by photographer Marcus Adams.
Lilibet and her dog.