The Queen Mum

  1. Farewell to Queen Mary, she was not just another famous 20th Century person, she was the 20th Century. A few comments on what I am seeing during the funeral. Charles looks like he has aged suddenly, a person should not look older than his parents, I hope he is not unwell. William looks like a young man whose childhood is over. I don't mean that in a bad way. He just appears like a person who has grown up and knows what his responsiblities are and has decided to meet them. The royal family appears as if their grief is genuine and I respect them for it. In the future whole world will come to realize what the subjects of the Queen already know. Queen Mary's legacy was a great one.
  2. 14 Comments

  3. by   momrn50
    Don't you think they kept her a long time??? Just think of all the interesting times she lived through..Looked like a nice little old lady with her flowery hats.
  4. by   chrisrob
    cant help but point she wasn't queen mary she was queen elizabeth the queen mother and i agree that she has left a great legacy the royal family are in pain our queen has lost a mother and sister in two months but i agree she had her mother a lot longer than some of us have our parents
  5. by   donmurray
    A great legacy, indeed. Several million pounds sterling, and her "subjects" not citizens, paid a couple of hundred thousand a year to keep her in pampered luxury. She lived a fairy tale life, divorced from the reality of daily existence, earning a living from launching ships, opening buildings, making public appearances, and raising the most publicly dysfunctional family in the world. Nice hats though!
  6. by   semstr
    Hey Don!

    I think the hats are atrocious! (sp??)
    I really like the gossip about the qm having had an affair in WWII!!
  7. by   oramar
    Yeah, after I typed that I noticed I made a mistake and thought of going back and changing it to Elizabeth. Then I thought no one would even most likely even read the post. I guess the point being that when people notice your mistakes that means they are at least paying attention. About one in five of my post gets no responses.
    Last edit by oramar on Apr 11, '02
  8. by   oramar
    PS. I think the old girl was fascinating. No matter what society you are in there always seems to be someone who rides the gravy train. This old girl did it with style.
  9. by   donmurray
    Renee, don't know about affairs, she was very big on Duty, but she was selected as an appropriate spouse for her shy, stammering, withdrawn Bertie by the "Family Business" The dashing, good looking boyfriend at the time got an indefinite posting to India! True love! aaaah!
  10. by   semstr
    But, thank God there was another friend named Gin, LOL
  11. by   donmurray
    Actually, oramar has a point, the lady did have style. When she visited the poor in the east end of London during the Blitz, dressed in all her finery, the palace flunkies advised against flaunting her wealth, but she insisted, as "If they visited me, they would dress up too!"
  12. by   NurseDennie
    Donmurry -

    Nobody ever said she was a mental giant. But she had a presence, and many of us loved her. I've always wanted to wear Queen mum hats, and so now I do.

    She seemed a sweet and funny lady and she had a lovely grandmotherly face that I think saved the current Queen from looking totally like a horse, which in turn saved Prince Charles from being 100% ugly, and look at how handsome his children have turned out. Well, okay, Harry looks like a brute and bully, but William is quite dishy. Yeah, HIS good looks came from the Princess, obviously, but she wasn't bearing up well, was she? Nope.

    And the Queen Mum lived to be one hundred and freaking one years old. That's something to be proud of in one's former titular monarch's consort!!

    Besides that whole family has been bred (well, since they came from GERMANY, anyway) and trained to do that job, and they do it well. You never see an opening or unveiling where the Prince isn't able to get the ribbon cut or the veil removed, do you? No, I thought not.


  13. by   donmurray
    As a European citizen, but a British subject, I'd be a republican (small "r") but the thought of President Tony Blair is just too much!
    ps Princess Anne launched a boat this week, but the champagne bottle wouldn't break!
  14. by   NurseDennie
    She was probably weak from grief. Besides those champagne bottles are STRONG! That's the Prince's job anyway.