Those of us who are old enough to have followed Queen Mary’s influence on British history will enjoy these “young” portraits of Queen Mary when Princess of Wales and Duchess of York. Her life saw an engagement to two brothers, a marriage to One (King George V), a great Delhi Durbar in India, World War I, the Wallis Simpson scandal, World II, Badminton House, and a collection of jewels which are the foundation of the Royal Collection today. She was an avid collector and believed that anything which once belonged to the British Royal Family should find its way back–sometimes with a bit of arm twisting. Perhaps her greatest contribution was her influence on the lives of Queen Elizabeth II and her sister Princess Margaret Rose. I loved these photographs and thought I would share.
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