I'm listening to an historical comedy, called the Giant Ladies That Changed the World, by "The National Theatre of Brent" actually a male comedy duo. FUNNY.
And I'm writing this post.. with more about the Royal Visit in 1927. By the future Edward the VIII and his brother George, the creepy Duke of Kent and by Prime Minister Baldwin and wife. (Where is he in the picture?) Mederic Martin's robes are purple velvet with some plush brown fur. Can ermine be brown? Maybe beaver.. :)
Anyway, apparently, according to the Gazette, 4000 people turned out see the dynamic duo and the boring PM =and 2000 guests were presented. Imagine! Can that be right? 2000 went home unhappy,tho.. Many of the unlucky society ladies complained. So it is very likely that my grandmother and my husband's grandfather and grandmother may have been presented, or were at least in line to be presented. (I'm putting that in my story.)
The Prince of Wales kept looking at this watch apparently. Can't blame him. So Mederic Martin took the cue. (I bet he took the cue from my grandfather, who as I said, ran the ROYAL show, usually.)
Whoops, I had to pause the Suffragette Play.. I can't concentrate. Anyway. Again, according to the Gazette, some people tried to climb on the stairs of City Hall for a better view, but were pushed away. So that guy sitting there, who I assume is my grandfather, had to be an official.
If my grandfather were keeping an eye on things, he would like that vantage point. High up.
According to the report, Martin said he had little time to talk to the Prince. But the Prince liked him, supposedly, and liked partying with him, so that goes in my story too.