If you are curious to know how much of the Queen’s lesbian affairs in The Favorite are actually true, then you’ll probably want to know about the new tours being held by the Historic Royal Palace Guides in the UK. After all throughout the ages the Royal Family had its fair share of its members who much preferred same sex partners even if it caused some real scandals at the time.
A lot of the proof has been destroyed. yet much of it still remains. In one letter, Queen Anne writes to Lady Marlborough : ‘I would rather live in a cottage with you than reign as empress of the world without you.’
Curator of the Historic Royal Palaces, Matthew Storey has said that same-sex relationships between women were tolerated in court. ‘What we forget is that people of this class would not have conducted love marriages. All marriages are political. So there is a lot of tolerance for extramarital relationships, especially between women as there is no danger of affecting the line of succession
But it’s not all about the women – there’s of course the famous relationships between King James I and Robert Carr, the Earl of Somerset, before he moved onto George Villers, the Duke of Buckingham. And there’s way more to be revealed. Even the Duke of Windsor was widely rumoured to have his fair share of male lovers before he settled on Mrs Simpson
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