The Final Curtsey: A Royal Memoir by the Queen's Cousin (Paperback)
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The Final Curtsey: A Royal Memoir by the Queen's Cousin (Paperback)

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Paperback 195 Pages
Published: 27/03/2012
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This is the intimate and revealing autobiography of the late Margaret Rhodes, the first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II and the niece of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Margaret was born into the Scottish aristocracy, into a now almost vanished world of privilege. Royalty often came to stay and her house was run in the style of Downton Abbey. In the Second World War years she 'lodged' at Buckingham Palace while she worked for MI5. She was a bridesmaid at the wedding of her cousin, Princess Elizabeth to Prince Philip. Three years later the King and Queen attended her own wedding; Princess Margaret was a bridesmaid.

In 1990 she was appointed as a Lady-in-Waiting to the Queen Mother, acting also as her companion, which she describes in touching detail. In the early months of 2002, she spent as much time as possible with her ailing aunt, and was at her bedside when she died at Easter that year. The next morning she went to Queen Elizabeth's bedroom to pray, and in farewell dropped her a final curtsey.

Publisher: Birlinn General
ISBN: 9781780270852
Number of pages: 195
Weight: 211 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm

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“Not what I expected, but very interesting”

This book wasn't what I originally expected, but it provided a fascinating insight into the life of a lady who has an exceptionally positive outlook on life, and a number of things to share after a variety of... More

Paperback edition
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“Really nice book”

I really liked this book it was really nice to read, there are sad moments and bits that made me smile.Thank you

Hardback edition
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“A most enjoyable book”

I greatly enjoyed Mrs Rhodes's book 'The Final Curtsey', I just wish it had been longer!

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