L-R: Edward VIII (when Prince of Wales), Prince Henry, Queen Mary, George V and Prince George wave goodbye to Princess Maud as she leaves for her honeymoon with Lord Carnegie. 1923.
I never thought in a million years I’d find a photo of Queen Mary smiling, but since I’ve joined Tumblr I’ve found three.
Seven Deadly Sins 7/7
In almost every list, pride (Latin, superbia), or hubris (Greek), is considered the original and most serious of the seven deadly sins, and the source of the others. It is identified as a desire to be more important or attractive than others, failing to acknowledge the good work of others, and excessive love of self (especially holding self out of proper position toward God). Dante’s definition was “love of self perverted to hatred and contempt for one’s neighbour.”
If you ever wondered whom George resembled the most, it´s his mother.
Pearls belonging to Wallis Simpson.
Originally from Queen Mary.
Prince Eddy: The King we never had
This revealing film uses newly discovered letters written by Prince Eddy himself to explore whether his early death saved Britain from a monster, or cheated the nation of a good king.
For the first time, Eddy’s own words serve in his defence in a fresh investigation of the remarkable kind Britain never had.
Queen Alexandra was a keen photographer. Unusually, she actually exhibited her work in public in the Kodak exhibitions of 1902 and 1906 and in 1908, she worked with the Daily Telegraph to produce a book called Queen Alexandra’s Christmas Gift Book: Photographs from my camera, the proceeds from which were given to charities.
The above image depicts Sandringham in 1902, with Alexandra’s grandchildren (Edward VIII, George VI and Princess Mary) walking across the lawn. (Pure speculation but the woman might be Queen Mary if Alexandra took the photo?)
I wish it was bigger and it’s probably of little interest to anyone but me, but I love it. It’s so informal, which is so rare in photographs of royalty, or at least British royalty, from this period. It’s also just very… Englishy, somehow…
There’s more images from Alexandra’s book HERE, including a great shot of Queen Victoria caught by surprise I think.
LSK: Oh, lovely. I wish I can learn from her more about getting a good shot…
Happy Family : Prince George, duke of York with Pss Mary, duchess of York and firstborn son, Prince Edward.
Wow they do almost look like a happy family.
[Post by Mary]
“I wonder how was It to Queen Mary to see her son die, I think no mother should ever have to experience such situation!” — Submitted by Anonymous
She actually lose three sons, and in each case her reaction left a lot to be desired. She was not the touchy-feely type.
|—||Letter from Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother to Queen Mary on the death of George VI.|
[Post by Mary]
“Queen Mary doesnt strike me as someone who was very nice.” — Submitted by Anonymous