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

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This is the intimate and revealing autobiography of 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. This is an enthralling account of a special life, and a unique insight into the intimate moments of the British Royal family.
The Queen Mother regarded Margaret Rhodes as her "third daughter", and she has been extremely close to her cousins the Queen and Princess Margaret throughout their lives. The book is full of charming anecdotes, fascinating characters, and personal photographs and is an unparalleled insight into the private life of the British monarchy.

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Margaret Rhodes, First Cousin To Queen Elizabeth, Was A Bridesmaid At The 1947 Wedding Of Princess Elizabeth And Prince Philip, And Three Years Later Married Denys Rhodes, A Grandson Of The 5th Lord Plunket. The World War Ii Years Were Spent At Windsor Castle And Buckingham Palace, Where She Lodged While She Worked For Mi6. Margaret Rhodes Was Lady-In-Waiting To Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother. She Now Lives In The Great Park In Windsor, Although Still Regularly Visits Balmoral And Sandringham.

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