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Famous royal mistresses

history repeats itself.....Alice Keppel (the maternal great-grandmother of Camilla Parker Bowles) was the mistress of King Edward VII. She met the 56-year-old monarch at the age of 29 and became his lover within just a few weeks. Historian Victoria Glendinning has described her as having "the sexual morals of an alley cat".

Victoria and Albert had 9 children ~ 1840 - Victoria Adelaide Mary (Princess Royal) 1841 - Albert Edward (future King Edward VII) 1843- Alice Maud Mary 1844- Alfred Ernest Albert 1846 - Helena Augusta Victoria 1848 - Louise Caroline Alberta 1850 - Arthur William Patrick 1853 - Leopold George Duncan 1857 - Beatrice Mary Victoria

Queen Victoria with great-grandson Prince Edward of York (later King Edward VIII), The Duchess of York (later Queen Mary), and The Princess of Wales (later Queen Alexandra), 1894.

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Fury over book's claim that Queen Mother and her brother were born to family's French cook

Queen Mother & her brother

Young Wallis Simpson (Bessie Wallis Warfield-Spencer-Simpson) (1896-1986) USA wife of King Edward VIII “David” (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David) (1894-1972) Prince of Wales UK, Duke & Duchess of Windsor

Prince John, The Lost Prince: Prince John (12 July 1905 – 18 January 1919) was the youngest son of King George V and Queen Mary. The Prince had epilepsy and consequently was largely hidden from the public eye. At the time of his birth, he was sixth in the line of succession.

King Edward VII, when Princess of Wales, visited Rutland many times. In January 1881, with his wife Alexandra the Prince of Wales, they stay at Normanton park as guests of Lord and Lady Aveland.

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Britain's priciest semi: Royal bolthole where King Edward VII kept his mistresses up for sale at £2.5m

King Edward VII when he was Prince of Wales. He is great grandfather of HM Queen Elizabeth II and is eponymous with the Edwardian Age.

Not originally published in LIFE. Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip leave Westminster Abbey after their wedding, Nov. 20, 1947.

The Duke of Windsor (1894 - 1972), who reigned briefly as King Edward VIII in 1936, as a boy, holding his baby brother Prince George, Duke of Kent, 1902.

Alice Frederica Keppel, née Edmonstone (1868-1947), was in Britain the mistress of Edward VII the most famous. Her daughter, Violet Trefusis (1894-1972) was a British writer, member of the British society. She is the great-maternal grandmother of Camilla Parker Bowles

"Women are not in love with me but with the picture of me on the screen. I am merely the canvas on which women paint their dreams. " --Rudolph Valentino - 1923

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Duchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson and Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor, Late 1930s

The Duke and Duchess of Windsor