C’mon Bertie; the newspaper is not that engrossing. Go play cards with your wife! She should not be playing solitaire when you’re sitting right there…
“In what way?”
“Every American woman who comes to your country is always asked the same question. I had hoped for something more original from the Prince of Wales.”
I moved away to talk to the other guests, but the echoes of that passage lingered.
David on the first time he met Wallis. A King’s Story, page 256/7.
So, was she hitting on him or just being a bitch? You decide!
Wallis and David, 1951. They just look terribly normal in this picture, don’t they?
Maud and Haakon (called Charles by Maud) ♥
This picture was kept by Princess Victoria in her albums. Later Maud wrote to her sister : “We are so happy and my C. is a perfect angel to me.”
While going through her large collection of clothing saved over many decades a box was found with the polka-dot blouse she wore on the day she became engaged to Charles. It was carefully packed away in tissue paper and a hand-written note by Maud was enclosed saying : “Save this always”.
LSK: On the scale of 1 to 10, I would give this picture no. 10 because of the adorableness!
|—||Letter from Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother to Queen Mary on the death of George VI.|
Royals I love: The Duke and Duchess of Windsor (♥)
But you must believe me when I tell you that I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as King as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love. - The Duke of Windsor during his abdication speech.