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« Reply #30 on: October 01, 2020, 02:59:37 PM »

Aunt heap, as coined by Edward VIII.  A *little* better than ant heap...  Smiley

It has been called both. Ant heap and aunt heap by Queen Mary, she called it both before her son did, and the use of both was ironical.


Where did you read that about QM?  I only ever knew the EVIII anecdote.
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« Reply #31 on: October 01, 2020, 05:14:08 PM »

Aunt heap, as coined by Edward VIII.  A *little* better than ant heap...  Smiley
I did not quite explain this well enough. So it has been called both "ant heap" (a joke about its architectural messiness) and also "Aunt Heap" because of, as you must know already since you mentioned it, the widows and aunts, etc. who have languished there.  Grin

I didn't realize E VIII ever used these terms. I thought it was Queen Mary mostly.... but he was her son, so.... lol
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« Reply #32 on: October 01, 2020, 08:06:17 PM »

Oh!  got it.
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« Reply #33 on: January 30, 2021, 01:17:38 AM »

West front of Kensington Palace in 1880   
http://www.alamy.com/stoc...-print-1880-99818199.html
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