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From: "D. Spencer Hines" <>
Subject: Re: Joan Holland
Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2001 18:33:34 +0100
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And a ruddy good choice it was too ---- the styling.
She's without a doubt the best of the Royal Family.
Prince Philip comes in second.
"I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study
mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and
philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation,
commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to
study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and
porcelain." John Adams, (1735-1826) Second President of the United
States. Letter to Abigail Adams, his wife, 12 May 1780.
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"Tim Powys-Lybbe" <> wrote in message
| In message <>
| Renia <> wrote:
| > The style, Queen Mother, is not a title. It is used for a dowager
| > is, the widow of a king, who is also the reigning sovereign's
| My memory of the events of 1952 is that the revered lady chose this
| style herself. Queen Mary had been known as just that, no "dowager",
| no "mother"; probably the same was true of Queen Alexandra but I was
| not around for her. The unusual problem of the time was that the
| queen had the same name as the new sovereign queen so some means had
| be found to distinguish the two. The more usual style was that of
| "Dowager" as can be seen with Dowager Duchesses, etc. But she did not
| like the sound of this so chose the distinctive style of "Queen
| the which had never been used before.
| Tim Powys-Lybbe
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