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« on: February 06, 2011, 03:02:24 pm »

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marina,_Duchess_of_Kent

One word: elegance!

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http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k126/auersperg21/Marina1.jpg with sister Elisabeth
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Princess%20Marina/couple2.jpg  with husband George
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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2011, 04:23:02 am »

Agreed Dahlia and her husband was a handsome man also.
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2011, 04:32:12 am »

I agree Kezza, "beautiful."    thumbsup
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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2011, 07:56:30 am »

Thanks Ceridwen. flower

Prince George the Duke of Kent and father to the current Duke of Kent died far too young, and under perhaps suspicious circumstances too.
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« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2012, 04:52:33 pm »

http://www.britishpathe.com/video/the-royal-bride-to-be
Princess Marina, future bride of Prince George, Duke of Kent, leaving the building in Paris. She halts and poses to photographers.
Princess Marina talking to the press before entering the car.

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« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2012, 05:16:22 pm »

Prince George, Duke of Kent (George Edward Alexander Edmund; 20 December 1902 – 25 August 1942) was a member of the British Royal Family ,
the fourth son and fifth child of George V and Mary of Teck , and younger brother of Edward VIII and George VI


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and with Marina
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Prince George, Duke of Kent
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v999VzqZxkY

The Queen's Lost Uncle :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye3wBDMEklI&feature=related
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« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2012, 05:19:15 pm »

Princess Marina had a lot of style, although George is supposed to have helped her as he had great taste.

Thank you for the pics danifaul! It's great to see you around here  Hi
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« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2012, 05:35:17 pm »

It's great to see you around here  Hi

 Hi Hi Alexandrine  BFF2 and for you  flower

Do you think Prince George was Murdered ?
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« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2012, 05:39:24 pm »

His accident was very strange, did you read that there was one more person in the airplane and no one knows who he was? Also where the accident happened wasn't in their way.

Maybe it was an accident but they were doing things that were not told to the public.
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« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2012, 05:55:41 pm »

''This raises some important questions. Why did the pilot take the flying boat off course?
It was a clear day and he would be fully aware that he was now flying over land rather than the sea.
Why, when the aircraft included four experienced navigators, did the aircraft drift a huge 15 degrees off course from its point of departure?
Why did he descend to 650 feet when he was flying over high land? This is especially puzzling when one considers that
the S-25 Sunderland Mk III had one major defect – it was sluggish when climbing – especially when heavily laden, as it was on the Duke of Kent’s flight.
The crash was heard by local people and reached the scene of the accident about 90 minutes after they heard the explosion.
This included a doctor (John Kennedy) and two policemen (Will Bethune and James Sutherland). They found 15 bodies.
This included the body of the Duke of Kent. Bethune gave a radio interview in 1985 where he described finding Prince George’s body.
He said that handcuffed to the Duke’s wrist was an attaché case that had burst open, scattering a large number of hundred-kroner notes over the hillside.''

''However, later that day it emerged that Andy Jack, the tail-gunner, had been found in a crofter’s cottage at Ramscraigs.
Apparently, when the flying boat exploded, the tail section was thrown over the brow of the hill, coming to rest in the peat bog on the other side.
Andy Jack only had superficial injuries.What he did next was very surprising. Instead of going to the wreckage to see what had happened to his colleagues,
and waiting for rescuers to arrive, he ran away in the opposite direction. This of course was in direct contravention of standard
procedure – which was always to remain with the wreck. Andy Jack eventually found an isolated crofter’s cottage.
The owner, Elsie Sutherland alerted Dr. John Kennedy by telephone. However, it was sometime before this information reached the authorities.
Andy Jack’s sister Jean had already received a telegram telling her that her brother had been killed in the accident.''

''The Duchess of Kent visited Andy Jack several times after the death of her husband. It is believed that the information he provided influenced
what was inscribed on the Duke of George’s memorial.
This included the following: “In memory of…. the Duke of Kent… and his companions who lost their lives on active service during a
flight to Iceland on a special mission on 25th August 1942”.
The use of the words “special mission” is an interesting one. It was also the words used by Pilot Officer George Saunders, who also died in the crash.
In 2001 Peter Brown, the nephew of Saunders, told a researcher that he was told that in August 1942, Saunders went home to see his family in Sheffield.
Saunders informed his mother: “I’m just on leave for a couple of days. I’m going on a most important mission, very secret. I can’t say any more.”
Andy Jack, the only survivor of the crash, was forced to sign the Official Secrets Act while still in hospital.
He later told his sister that he could not talk about the crash because he had been “sworn to secrecy”.
read more: http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/2WWkentD.htm
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« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2012, 05:59:48 pm »

^^ good summary!

There is a theory that they were carrying nazi Hess to somewhere and that afterwards the Hess we knew was a double.
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« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2012, 06:03:58 pm »

^ you already had read (that article) ?
''On 17th May 1961 the Duchess of Kent brought the case to national attention when she visited the scene of her husband's death.
This created a discussion about the crash in the media.''

 What She Knew?  huh

His accident was very strange, did you read that there was one more person in the airplane and no one knows who he was?
I Didn't Know  nervous
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« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2012, 07:02:01 pm »

No, I watched a doc about his death.

The secret papers related to this accident should have been made public a couple of years ago but they are supposed to be lost.
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« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2012, 09:29:51 pm »

^Unfortunately it seems so

seems that Marina had great influence over the Queen
including  sigh dating the queen with her cousin  eating cookies

also read that Marina was snobby. What do you think?
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« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2012, 10:05:04 pm »

^^ I don't know enough about Marina to say. I know that she didn't like her daughter in law because she wasn't a princess, that's what you are referring?

Marina matchmaked between Philip and the Queen? I thought it was Mountbatten?
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« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2012, 10:14:07 pm »

Well incidentally I'm reading the book: "Young Prince Philip" at the moment.
And I must say I didn't realise Marina was Philips first cousin and aunt-in-law at the same time! (a bit like Zara would be to William if William had decided to marry little Savannah  blink)
It's a bit weird to wrap your mind around that one.
Anyway the book is written by phillip eade (what's in a name huh? tehe)
So far I'm quite enjoying it although I must admit the family ties of both the Mountbatten and the greek/danish RF is a rather confusing mess, and that's before they throw in the Russian, German and English royal-in-laws! smashed
At the moment he's 12 and just started Gordonstoun after a brief stay (only one term, I think that's three months) in a boarding school in Germany called Salem that was based on the same idea's as Gordonstoun but it was taken over by the nazi's in '33 and slowly turned into a school/forming place/training camp for Hitler youth.
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« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2012, 10:19:35 pm »

I find fascinating the connections between the Romanovs, Windsors and Hohenzollern.

Like Queen Fredericke marrying her parent's cousin.

You have to tell us the juicy details Akasha  Hi
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« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2012, 10:34:12 pm »

''Prince Philip and Princess Marina were first cousins. During Philip’s time at Gordonstoun and Dartmouth George and Marina’s house at Coppins was his second home. Coppins and Marina would later play a big role in the courtship of Philip and her niece Elizabeth.''
''She helped out with not a few royal matches with her relatives, but the one with the most importance perhaps was Philip and Elizabeth. Philip was at Dartmouth,
but he was usually at Coppins when Elizabeth came to visit. As early as 1941 some of the Coppins regulars were convinced a wedding was in the air.
Of course not during war time, but in 1947 the wedding took place. Old family feuds notwithstanding, it was a grand occasion. Marina’s children were
in the bridal party.'' http://www.unofficialroyalty.com/the-court-jester/157-the-peoples-princesses-part-2-princess-marina-grace-and-duty

Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip first met when they attended the wedding of Prince Philip's cousin, Princess Marina of Greece to The Duke of Kent,
who was an uncle of Princess Elizabeth, in 1934.  http://www.royal.gov.uk/HMTheQueen/TheQueenandspecialanniversaries/DiamondAnniversary/60facts.aspx
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« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2012, 03:04:06 am »

I'm fascinated by the report that the late Duke was found with a briefcase full of money handcuffed to this wrist. I wish the truth of this plane crash would come out one day.  Marina must have told her children what she knew, surely?
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« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2017, 01:32:22 am »

In 1938 at King's School Prince George signed his name with a diamond pen on a pane of glass. He commemorated the completion of the rebuilding of the school.
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