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« on: November 01, 2019, 09:51:36 PM »

On becoming King in 1910, George V wrote in his diary, 'God will help me in my great responsibilities, and darling May will be my comfort as she has always been.'     
 
Queen Mary visited women factory workers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DV2yPv1qzCY
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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2019, 11:08:25 PM »

A traditionally arranged royal marriage that worked very well indeed. In those days a prince married a suitable princess from another country's ruling family, who knew what was expected and she did what was required. No crying on camera. No whining people/press are mean....just got on with it and did a great job, which gave the 'meanies' nothing to gripe about. Something some of her descendants could learn from....
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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2019, 01:22:22 AM »

King George V opened the British Empire Exhibition in 1924.   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jwe9EEOMWJc
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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2019, 09:59:10 PM »

A traditionally arranged royal marriage that worked very well indeed. In those days a prince married a suitable princess from another country's ruling family, who knew what was expected and she did what was required. No crying on camera. No whining people/press are mean....just got on with it and did a great job, which gave the 'meanies' nothing to gripe about. Something some of her descendants could learn from....

These arranged marriages often weren't the worst solution. Both parties knew exactly what was expected from them and didn't have to find out their role at first.
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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2019, 10:19:50 PM »

And for every "happy" or shall we rather say "discreet" marriage there were at least two very obvious, very publically and very unhappy unions…
So sorry but not every royal prince/ss, who was brought up at court was well educated or fit for that job and some marriages were down right cruel.
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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2019, 10:42:37 PM »

And for every "happy" or shall we rather say "discreet" marriage there were at least two very obvious, very publically and very unhappy unions…
So sorry but not every royal prince/ss, who was brought up at court was well educated or fit for that job and some marriages were down right cruel.

Of course. I didn't want to romanticize these marriages.
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« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2019, 10:52:47 PM »

George and May's marriage was curious in that she was engaged to his older brother Albert Victor. When AV died, May got engaged to George - as it is they were probably a better match
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« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2019, 11:07:18 PM »

This was not a unique to George and Mary  solution. Just think of Henry VIII marrying Katherine of Aragon after his brother died. The treaties sealed by these dynastic marriages were very important. But you are correct in that marry of the personal aspects of the marriage might be loathsome to those involved. Remember Anne of Cleves reception.
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« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2019, 10:31:45 PM »

King George V collected stamps.     
http://www.justcollecting...orge-v-s-stamp-collection
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« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2019, 11:38:07 PM »

Queen Mary attended the Church Fete in Great Brington, Northampton in 1937.   
http://www.gettyimages.com/license/78970151
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« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2019, 01:07:14 AM »

When the First World War broke out in 1914, King George V took great effort to personally support the troops, visiting the front and military hospitals many times. On one such visit, his horse rolled over him. George's pelvis was fractured.
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« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2019, 11:17:54 PM »

King George V and Queen Mary met with French President Raymond Poincare and Madame Poincare on July 10, 1917.     
http://www.alamy.com/fren...eorge-image159684713.html
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« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2019, 11:36:35 PM »

On June 21st, 1887 George (V) served as a Personal Aide-de-Camp to Queen Victoria.
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« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2019, 01:08:15 AM »

In 1900 Prince Adolphus of Teck became the second Duke of Teck. In 1911 his brother-in-law, King George V, as a gift to mark his own Coronation, granted Prince Adolphus the style His Highness.
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« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2019, 04:30:58 PM »

For a minute I was confused by this elevation, until I remembered that in Wurtemburg they were "only" serene highnesses.  Highness with no modifier is higher up than SH, but one step down from royal highness.

Oh those Germans, with their umpteen levels of titles!
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