Nobody's speaks about Mary like that, the Dowager Princess must meet her just deserts.
I predict a clash between the two great battleaxes before Lottie departs...Nobody's speaks about Mary like that, the Dowager Princess must meet her just deserts.
Without giving away a spoiler, it won't be the grand state visit Lord Derby has in mind. Louis-Philippe is open to talks monarch-to-monarch but he won't roll out the red carpet for George & Louise given that Britain is poised to join the opposing side in what could be return to war on the continent of Europe.I wonder what a meeting between George and Louis-Philippe would like?
That's a very interesting question!I know this seems kind of random. But, how tall would George V be?
Stockmar had to re-appear somewhere when George was older and this was too good an opportunity to miss. I'm glad you're fond of George, he has his foibles but on the whole I think he's grown into a nice chap. Thank you for reading!Oh no NOT BARON STOCKMAR! Another great chapter, and I am surprised by how fond I am particularly of George V (considering that the ostrich is not really the best bird for a king to imitate!)
I hope that Louise can support him through what looks set to be the worst weekend holiday in France ever.
Ooph, a reference to Missy marrying into Hesse and by Rhine, presumably she marries OTL Louis, husband of Princess Alice?
Louis-Philippe really has played a dirty trick. He'd be well aware that George loathes Stockmar and to have King Leopold there too really does present a challenge for the young King he's not faced before. A test of temper shall we say.I want George to completely embarrass Stockmar now. Maybe George says something along the lines of” who are you making miserable now Stocky” or “I see you still look like a gremlin” I guess it is against royal protocol. But, this is Stockmar. He’s not worth it.
Also, sir Theodore was written as sir Theodora. I don’t want to seem pedantic
Unfortunately as distasteful and cruel as we find it today, I found that story (which I'm thrilled you remember!) in a biography of Prince Albert. It was actually quite commonplace and used mostly for the children of farmers who had to learn the difference between pets and profits.To make Stockmar look bad, George should tell the court about the time Stockmar had George raise some rabbits and then after a time reveal that Stockmar had the rabbits served to George as dinner. I feel that that would make Stockmar look like a sicko.
Thank you so much! I agree, poor Victoria. But then the aim of TTL was always to imagine a world without Queen Victoria (of the UK) and once she was separated from Albert and married to someone else who perhaps didn't treat her as nicely, there's less chance that she will eventually become the weeping widow wedded to her grief.I love the fact that I can get so invested in these characters, whether if they’re either different from their OTL selves or completely new. Though I will say I do feel sorry for Princess Victoria in her TTL troubled marriage. And I can’t wait to see fun times with Baron Stockmar!
Ah, that would be because of the software I use to keep track of the family trees I have plotted out and Ferdi and Helen are listed that way on there. Many thanks for highlighting this, I shall correct!Why is Ferdinand referred to as the Duke of Orleans when his senior title would have been Prince Royal at this point (and Helene would have been the Princess Royal).
I love this comparison, thank you so much for your kind feedback!Very nice coup de main from George and Louise there in France, especially his handling of Louis Philippe, though their household staff had laid the groundwork very well. I also got a very strong Yes, Minister vibe from the last section with Sir James and George Smythe, albeit with the PM taking Sir Humphrey's role and the King Jim Hacker's.
Particularly the "Incidentally..." followed by the crux of the arguement.I also got a very strong Yes, Minister vibe from the last section with Sir James and George Smythe, albeit with the PM taking Sir Humphrey's role and the King Jim Hacker's.