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nerdycool
02-04-2012, 06:57 PM
According to Wikipedia, the most recent consort takes precedence officially. But the Royal Family has their own unofficial order of precedence*, so maybe out of deference to her mother in law, QEQM decided to let QM go first in public, though QEQM would be listed in the court circular or whatever, first.

*The notable example for this is that during family dinners and such, The Princess Royal takes precedence over her higher-ranked sisters-in-law. Officially though, both the Duchess of Cornwall and the Countess of Wessex take precedence over The Princess Royal.

matti
02-05-2012, 11:30 AM
According to Wikipedia, the most recent consort takes precedence officially. But the Royal Family has their own unofficial order of precedence*, so maybe out of deference to her mother in law, QEQM decided to let QM go first in public, though QEQM would be listed in the court circular or whatever, first.

*The notable example for this is that during family dinners and such, The Princess Royal takes precedence over her higher-ranked sisters-in-law. Officially though, both the Duchess of Cornwall and the Countess of Wessex take precedence over The Princess Royal.

Yep, Princess Alexandra's unofficial status is particularly noteworthy. Precedence is even different inside and outside Parliament, not that there are Royal Dukes in the House of Lords any longer.

AragornElessar
02-06-2012, 12:02 AM
We have another new Royal Baby!!

The Royal Forums ~ The Duchess of Vendôme Gives Birth to a Girl (http://www.theroyalforums.com/35175-the-duchess-of-vendome-gives-birth-to-a-girl/)


The Duke and Duchess of Vendôme, Prince Jean and Princess Philomena of Orléans, had their second child and first daughter, Princess Antoinette, on 28 January 2012. The little Princess joins older brother, Prince Gaston

Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess and Welcome to the World Little One!!

Oh and HM Queen Elizabeth II isn't the only one w/a big day ahead of her tomorrow. Tomorrow, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark celebrates her 40th Birthday.

edited to add...Daily Mail ~ Duchess of Cambridge secretly meets with recovering drug addicts and alcoholics as William leaves for The Falklands (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2095542/Duchess-Cambridge-secretly-meets-recovering-drug-addicts-alcoholics-William-leaves-The-Falklands.html)

and...

The Express ~ PRINCE WILLIAM ARRIVES IN FALKLANDS AS KATE'S FIRST SOLO DUTIES REVEALED (http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/299684/Prince-William-arrives-in-Falklands-as-Kate-s-first-solo-duties-revealed-)

Looking forward to seeing Kate out and about for her first solo engagements this week. :)

Parsley Sage
02-06-2012, 02:06 AM
Tomorrow is the start of the Diamond Jubliee!!

http://www.thediamondjubilee.org/

Civic
02-06-2012, 03:54 AM
This was one of the most memorable sights 60 years ago: http://iconicphotos.wordpress.com/2010/04/21/three-queens-in-mourning/ Sad that Queen Mary just couldn't attend the funeral of her son, she watched the procession from her window in Marlborough House.

What was the precedence of the two queens dowager? Some sources say that Elizabeth, Queen of George VI, dropped from first lady of the land to third. When it comes to former presidential heads of state, the eldest (in terms of inauguration) takes the precedence. But I'm not sure that's applicable here. Although in Russia the dowager was always above the consort...
Queen Mary's face is so haunting in that photo. The sadness in her eyes...not surprising since she was burying her son. You can almost imagine her thinking that she had lived too long.

mag
02-06-2012, 04:29 AM
Queen Mary's face is so haunting in that photo. The sadness in her eyes...not surprising since she was burying her son. You can almost imagine her thinking that she had lived too long.

That generation lived through so much turmoil and so much change. Really she had lost two sons, one to death and one to abdication.

AragornElessar
02-06-2012, 05:39 AM
Well...In my neck of the woods, it's February 6th, 2012, so...

HAPPY DIAMOND JUBLIEE MA'AM!!!

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!!

And...

Happy 40th Birthday to HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark!!

AragornElessar
02-06-2012, 05:43 AM
Sorry for the double post, but mag had posted before I saw it and posted my first one. Anyway...


That generation lived through so much turmoil and so much change. Really she had lost two sons, one to death and one to abdication.

When you put it that way, then it was actually three sons sadly.

Prince Edward/King Edward VIII/Duke of Windsor to the Abdication, Prince George, Duke of Kent was killed in action during World War II and then Prince Albert/Duke of York/King George VI to cancer/ill health.

You're beyond right about Queen Mary's generation however. The change they lived through is astounding.

my little pony
02-06-2012, 05:54 AM
wasnt there a prince john who was the subject of a mini series on pbs iirc?

skatesindreams
02-06-2012, 03:23 PM
You are thinking of this:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/lostprince/index.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_John_of_the_United_Kingdom

Fergus
02-06-2012, 03:28 PM
In memory of HM King George VI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ho0PwxeO8Pk).

And in honor of HM Queen Elizabeth II (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnuoGOo3Bew).

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!

skatesindreams
02-06-2012, 04:12 PM
^^^
Fantastic!
This American honours Elizabeth II, on this anniversary.

Parsley Sage
02-06-2012, 05:39 PM
Some wonderful pictures from today and the past

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2097129/Queens-Diamond-Jubilee-celebrations-begin-62-gun-salute-Accession-Day.html

And of course the Order of Splendor is on top of things

http://orderofsplendor.blogspot.com/2012/02/royal-splendor-101-queen-elizabeths.html

my little pony
02-06-2012, 05:44 PM
she looks lovely, i love her coat and hat

Lorac
02-06-2012, 06:25 PM
Some wonderful pictures from today and the past

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2097129/Queens-Diamond-Jubilee-celebrations-begin-62-gun-salute-Accession-Day.html

And of course the Order of Splendor is on top of things

http://orderofsplendor.blogspot.com/2012/02/royal-splendor-101-queen-elizabeths.html

She looks amazing in those pictures - and I loved one of the pictures at the bottom of the Daily Mail page of the Queen as a young lady in 1945 - she looks so beautiful. And in the one with a young Prince Andrew I can see Anne so clearly. I really want to go to London to see that exhibition of 60 pictures in the V&A.

Congrats to Queen Elizabeth II - may she reign for many more years!!!