The Final Curtsey : A Royal Memoir by the Queen’s Cousin
by Margaret Rhodes
Editor: Birlinn General
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It is the intimate and revealing autobiography of Margaret Rhodes, Queen Elizabeth II’s first cousin and Queen Elizabeth’s niece, Queen Mother.Margaret was born in the Scottish aristocracy, maintaining almost disappeared from the world of privilegesRoyalty often came to stay and his house was executed in the style of Downton AbbeyIn World War II years she “dropped” everything off at Buckingham Palace, she worked for MI5She was bridesmaid at the wedding of her cousin, Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip.Three years later, the King and Queen attended her own wedding; Princess Margaret was a bridesmaid.In 1990 she was appointed Queen Mother’s Lady of Honour, also acting as her companion, which she describes in detail to touch.In the early months of 2002, she spent as much time as possible with her sick aunt, and was at her bedside when she passed away, at Easter this yearThe next morning she went to Queen Elizabeth’s room to pray, and in farewell abandoned her last reverenceIt is an exciting account of a special life, and a unique insight into the intimate moments of the British Royal FamilyThe Queen Mother considered Margaret Rhodes as her “third daughter”, and she was very close to her cousins the Queen and Princess Margaret throughout their livesThe book is full of charming anecdotes, fascinating characters, and personal photographs and has its own unique insight into the private life of the British monarchy.
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