The nanny who counted too much: this was the first betrayal that the British royal family suffered

While Jorge V reigned England, his son Jorge, Duke of York, lived alien to the future scandal of the married Windsor happily with Isabel Bowes-Lyon, daughter of

The nanny who counted too much: this was the first betrayal that the British royal family suffered

While Jorge V reigned England, his son Jorge, Duke of York, lived alien to the future scandal of the married Windsor happily with Isabel Bowes-Lyon, daughter of Strathmore Counts and Kinghorne. It soon was born of his daughters, Princess Isabel in 1926 and Princess Margarita in 1930. Two years later, the Dukes of York hired a young 22-year-old teacher named Marion Crawford to exercise institutriz, one of the most significant charges In the high British social hierarchy.

For girls, who affectionately called Crawfie, his governess was his teammate and a confidant who told him his most personal affairs. His relationship did not change when following Eduardo's abdication, Prince of Wales, to marry the American doubly divorced Wallis Simpson, the little Lilibeth - said familiarly to Isabel - was predestined to be the queen. They used to leave the Buckingham Palace to hiking, to buy in department store or lunch like any young girl.

Marion worked for the royal house for 17 years because after marry he decided it was time to form his own family and, in a gratitude, his chiefs gave him Nottingham Cottage, a small property located in the gardens of the Kensington Palace who was later Home of princes Guillermo and Enrique.

Everything happened normally until the editors of the American magazine Ladies' Home Journal contacted her in 1949 to tell the intimacies of the windsor in several deliveries in exchange for $ 6,500, although other historians claim that they were 85,000. Before such a disjunction, the former institutriz contacted Isabel, the Queen consort of Jorge VI, to expose her supply. She was not waiting for a letter: "I definitely feel that she should not write and sign articles about girls since people in trust positions with us should keep silence." In the end, the queen she considered that she could collaborate to guide journalists as long as she did not appear.

However, as Crawford's husband was an anarious banker incited him to write what he knew. In 1950 she dared to publish the book The Little Princesses: The Intimate Story of Hrh Princess Elizabeth and Hrh Princess Margaret by Their Governness, where she had juicy intimacies of the princesses. Among the most remarkable ones are that both were addicted to bite the nails and, in particular, Isabel was so obsessed with the order that she at night she woke up to make sure that her clothes and shoes were perfectly placed; She was so naughty that she was on one occasion she overturned the content of a silver inkwell over the head of the governess of her during a French lesson and her room was always immaculate with smooth white furniture, flowered cretone and walls in pink and beige. She with respect to Margarita, she confessed that she came crazy to bite her sister and that her room was very messy and painted in pink and blue. One of the stories most displeased the Windsor was the revelation of the alleged disillusionment of Jorge Vi and Isabel for not having had a son Baron. With regard to the palaces, Crawford explained that "life inside looks more like camping in a museum. These historical sites are so old, so linked to tradition, that are mostly falling to pieces."

It was said that the former employee was disgusted by the pinge of pension that had been and for the gifts so racer that the consort sent him for his wedding as a coffee game, three night lamps and a full service for dinner. After the successful publication of her memoirs, the author was evicted from Kensington's gardens, the Windsor stopped talking to him forever and she retired to a house in Aberdeen. According to historians, she had become the first person at Buckingham's service to leave the language, which paved the way for future employees who betrayed the first English family. The loneliness in which she was plunged after she was thrown from her most distinguished social circuit from her, she plunged her into a deep depression by which she was about to take away her life. She died in an asylum in 1988 at age 78 and no one in the royal house sent flowers.

Date Of Update: 06 February 2022, 19:11

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