House of Windsor

  • 1. PRESIDENT OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE EXHIBITION: H.R.H. THE PRINCE OF WALES, Painted Photographic Portrait, 19 x 12 inches
  • 2. THE WINDSOR STYLE By Suzy Menkes, First Published in the United States by Salem House Publishers, Topsfield, Massachusetts, 1988, Printed in Great Britain by W.S. Coswell Ltd. Ipswich W/Dust Jacket Scare
  • 3. SOME FAVORITE SOUTHERN RECIPES of THE DUCHESS OF WINDSOR, With a Foreword by The Duchess of Windsor by Mary Maloney, New York, MCMXLII, Gramercy Publishing Company, W/Dust Jacket Scare
  • The Duchess of Windsor

Memorabilia & Ephemera:
H.R.H. The Prince of Wales
The Duke & Duchess of Windsor

The House of Windsor came into being in 1917, when the name was adopted as the British Royal Family’s official name by a proclamation of King George V, replacing the historic name of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. It remains the family name of the current Royal Family. The present Queen has familial ties with most of the monarchs in Europe.

During the twentieth century, kings and queens of the United Kingdom have fulfilled the varied duties of constitutional monarchy. One of their most important roles was national figureheads lifting public morale during the devastating world wars of 1914-18 and 1939-45.

The period saw the modernization of the monarchy in tandem with the many social changes which have taken place over the past 80 years. One such modernization has been the use of mass communication technologies to make the Royal Family accessible to a broader public the world over. George V adopted the new relatively new medium of radio to broadcast across the Empire at Christmas; the Coronation ceremony was broadcast on television for the first time in 1953, at The Queen’s insistence; and the World Wide Web has been used for the past five years to provide a global audience with information about the Royal Family. During this period British monarchs have also played a vital part in promoting international relations, retaining ties with former colonies in their role as Head of the Commonwealth.

1. From The Illustrated News 1921:
The Prince of Wales has taken an active personal interest in the British Empire Exhibition ever since its inception. In 1919 he agreed to act as President of the General Committee, and after his return from his Eastern tours, during which he kept in touch with its progress, he became President of the Exhibition. This portrait of the Prince in polo kit (given in black and white in our issue of February 16) was painted for us by Mr. John St. Helier Lander, and was exhibited last year at the Paris Salon, where it aroused great interest. It has since been presented by “The Illustrated London News” to the Manchester City Art Gallery. The artist has been asked to paint a replica of the head and shoulders for the Queen.

From the Portrait by John St. Helier Lander, Painted Specially for “The Illustrated London News,” and Presented by this paper to the Manchester City Art Gallery.

THE WINDSOR STYLE is the first book to look at the luxurious post-war life of the Duke and Duchess at home in their Paris mansion and at play at their converted mill-house in the French countryside, where the ex-King ruled over a flower-filled English garden. We are taken to the Windsor’s’ palatial Riviera villa and follow them on their royal progress through New York and Palm Beach.

THE WINDSOR STYLE, with its superb photographs-over 120 in full colour- is a fashion album par excellence.

This discriminating selection by The Duchess of Windsor comprises nearly 140 recipes; and all of them have been tested and verified by the Home Institute of The New York Herald Tribune. The dishes chosen by the Duchess include soups, fish and shellfish, meat and cheese dishes, vegetables, hot breads, salads, desserts, cakes and preserves. A few typical Southern menus are given, and also a brief selection of The Duchess’ favorite foreign recipes.