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« Reply #60 on: June 29, 2016, 07:58:32 PM »

Too bad Willy was turned to t he dark side. This young lady would have made a wonderful Duchess of Cambridge.
Willy is a joke. He didn't want a real woman with her own brain or neurons and neither independent who could have a real JOB. I read some where that Alexandra, works as an Assistant Director. I belive so
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« Reply #61 on: June 29, 2016, 08:06:42 PM »

Too bad Willy was turned to t he dark side. This young lady would have made a wonderful Duchess of Cambridge.
Willy is a joke. He didn't want a real woman with her own brain or neurons and neither independent who could have a real JOB. I read some where that Alexandra, works as an Assistant Director. I belive so

I think the British Royal Family has had enough marriages between cousins... as annoying as Kate can be, at least she brought some new genes into that very shallow pool.
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« Reply #62 on: June 30, 2016, 02:50:14 AM »

Too bad Willy was turned to t he dark side. This young lady would have made a wonderful Duchess of Cambridge.
Willy is a joke. He didn't want a real woman with her own brain or neurons and neither independent who could have a real JOB. I read some where that Alexandra, works as an Assistant Director. I belive so

Yeah Kate is the perfect wife for William. Obedient and empty.
Unfortunately she is horrible for the role of Duchess and future Queen Consort.
Sorry for veering off topic tho.
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« Reply #63 on: June 30, 2016, 03:26:03 AM »

I have always been very intrigued with the decades of connection and friendship of the Mountbattens and the BRF .  In addition to the blood connection as descendants of Queen Victoria, it was only intensified when Elizabeth married Philip.  Both Charles and Anne were close to Lord Mountbatten and his wife  Edwina and stayed with them when Philip and Elizabeth would be in Malta during the Navy years.  

Charles was very close to Lord Mountbatten.  Like everything else, the younger royals ig William and Harry not so much.  I think the ties will go away once Charles is gone and other Mountbattens of his generation.   William,Harry  (and the other young royals) don't seem intent on ties with their noble relatives or continental royals which is a shame.  These new Boleyns hold nothing on these old school bloodlines.

Lord Mountbatten wanted the Queen to call her House and all descendants Mountbatten.  The Queen Mother found him pushy and too "dynastic."  The fact that the Queen and her immediate Royal heirs (ie. Charles etc)  are l Windsor but others who needed a surname became Mountbatten Windsor is a testament to compromise with him.  It also assuaged Prince Philip's feelings as being no more important than a "bloody amoeba."Interestingly when Princess Anne signed the marriage register for her first marriage in 1973, she signed it Mountbatten Windsor.



I've always found the Hessian/Battenberg family connections fascinating as well, starting with Queen Victoria's daughter Alice. There were certainly some interesting characters in that family! An excellent book I can highly recommend on the subject is David Duff's 'Hessian Tapestry'. I've read it a few times, never fails to entertain me.
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« Reply #64 on: June 30, 2016, 05:35:07 AM »

Too bad Willy was turned to t he dark side. This young lady would have made a wonderful Duchess of Cambridge.
Willy is a joke. He didn't want a real woman with her own brain or neurons and neither independent who could have a real JOB. I read some where that Alexandra, works as an Assistant Director. I belive so

I think the British Royal Family has had enough marriages between cousins... as annoying as Kate can be, at least she brought some new genes into that very shallow pool.

Yup. Shallow IAMDianathe jelly fish  just floats on the surface of that shallow tea-spoon of water of a pond Crazy

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« Reply #65 on: July 07, 2016, 11:59:58 AM »

The haunting saga behind this wedding photo and why Prince Charles was the one to walk Princess Diana's goddaughter down the aisle

http://www.dailymail.co.u...-photo.html#ixzz4DiQTJfuF
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« Reply #66 on: July 07, 2016, 03:37:51 PM »

without Camilla, who spent the day with her grandchildren

I wondered where she was .....that's interesting  Thinking

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« Reply #67 on: September 18, 2016, 12:26:57 PM »

I'm gay, says the Queen's cousin - but I'm not 100% comfortable: Royal who is godfather to Prince Edward's eldest child introduces the new man in his life (who does yoga with his ex-wife!)

http://www.dailymail.co.u...fe-does-yoga-ex-wife.html



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« Reply #68 on: September 18, 2016, 03:26:42 PM »

I'm gay, says the Queen's cousin - but I'm not 100% comfortable: Royal who is godfather to Prince Edward's eldest child introduces the new man in his life (who does yoga with his ex-wife!)

http://www.dailymail.co.u...fe-does-yoga-ex-wife.html





How lovely, that he finally feels free to be himself with someone he loves  Jumping
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« Reply #69 on: September 18, 2016, 11:58:48 PM »

I'm gay, says the Queen's cousin - but I'm not 100% comfortable: Royal who is godfather to Prince Edward's eldest child introduces the new man in his life (who does yoga with his ex-wife!)

http://www.dailymail.co.u...fe-does-yoga-ex-wife.html





How lovely, that he finally feels free to be himself with someone he loves  Jumping

I agree!  It's lovely and i'm pleased he felt able to come out to his friends and family.  I imagine that was extremely hard, particularly given the social circles he moves in. 

Side note: Louise is so smalllllllllll in that photo from her christening!
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« Reply #70 on: September 19, 2016, 03:46:57 PM »

Good for him!

Am I being terrible because my first thought after seeing the headline "One of the royals has come out as gay" was "is it Willy" before I realised the news stories said "three children" instead of two?  Secret It's not that he'd seem to be gay (although not impossible) but the family dynamics is so wrong that I wouldn't even be surprised if W & K was a sham marriage.
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« Reply #71 on: September 19, 2016, 04:28:35 PM »

Good for him!

Am I being terrible because my first thought after seeing the headline "One of the royals has come out as gay" was "is it Willy" before I realised the news stories said "three children" instead of two?  Secret It's not that he'd seem to be gay (although not impossible) but the family dynamics is so wrong that I wouldn't even be surprised if W & K was a sham marriage.

How odd. I got the same feeling ever since that horrible Cirque du soleil video of them and the Midds. IIRC despite Kate desperately making a show sniffing her hair and playing with it Will looked at James when something surprising happened on stage. Well, who knows? We could be completely wrong but maybe we're not... Wink

But it's nice to see that even if it's in the lower royal ranks people feel comfortable enough today to not hide who they are or how they want to live.  Champagne
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« Reply #72 on: June 14, 2017, 06:59:21 PM »

Countess Mountbatten of Burma has died aged 93.

https://twitter.com/Royal...status/875032188479295488

Born Patricia Edwina Victoria Mountbatten , she married John Knatchbull, Baron Brabourne. She had eight children and eighteen grandchildren.





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« Reply #73 on: June 14, 2017, 08:48:49 PM »

So sad. She seemed to be always a well bred lady.
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« Reply #74 on: June 14, 2017, 09:24:02 PM »

What a shame, I always enjoyed hearing from her in interviews. She lived a long, happy life. prayers to the family who will be sad at this time.
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