teatimeatwinterpalace:

August 27, 1968  Death of Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent.

On this day, the Greek Princess deeply respected and loved not only by the British public but also by the entire Commonwealth, died at Kensington palace from a brain tumour at the age of 61. She had aroused affection and adulation, showing a devotion to her job that almost went beyond the call of duty. She made a decisive contribution to the evolution of the subtle relationship between the Royal Family and the British public. It was in keeping the magic and mystery of the monarchy alive that the Queen Mother and Prince Marina were so successful.


' She continued to uphold those tenets of duty and dignity and courage that were part of her Royal upbringing and to enhance an ideal of dynastic harmony that seemed to belong to another age. '

theimperialcourt:

Kaiser Wilhelm II and King George V

antique-royals:

Princess Louise of United Kingdom

this is my destiny: to put my son on the throne of england, and those who laughed at my visions and doubted my vocation will call me my lady, the king’s mother. i shall sign myself margaret regina, margaret the queen.

22 August 1485: Henry Tudor and his Lancastrian forces defeats Richard III’s Yorkist army at the Battle of Bosworth Field and ends the War of Roses.

thehouseofwindsor:

Today we remember the life of HRH Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, on the occasion of her 84th birthday!

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert with their nine children at Osborne House, 1857.

thefirstwaltz:

The Princess of Wales with a camera in her home land, Denmark. 

royaland:

heavyarethecrowns:

HRH The Princess Louise, Princess Royal (Duchess of Fife)

The Duke and Duchess of Kent.

Trooping the colour 1936 Celebrating the 42nd birthday of King Edward VIII/2012 celebrating the 86th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II

darvll