MUSEUM DUNIA MAYA DR IWAN S.
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Dr IWAN SUWANDY, MHA
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The Driwan’s Cybermuseum
(Museum Duniamaya Dr Iwan)
(Driwan Icon Cybermuseum)
The British Royal Memorable Collections
Frame One: Queen Victoria
Frame Two:King Edward VI
King Edward VII – 1910
Frame Three : King George V
KING GEORGE V & QUEEN MARY CORONATION 1911
George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert; 3 June 1865 – 20 January 1936) was the first British monarch belonging to the House of Windsor, which he created from the British branch of the German House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. The coronation took place at Westminster Abbey on 22 June 1911. The coronation was celebrated by the Festival of Empire in London.
As well as being King of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth Realms, George was the Emperor of India and the first King of the Irish Free State. George reigned from 6 May 1910 through World War I (1914–1918) until his death.
From my personal collection.
Frame Four-A:King Edward VIII(Abdicted)
Will in the 1930’s
Hated by the British establishment, and one half of one of the most scandalous love affairs of the 20th century, Wallis Simpson was, and still remains, a divisive character in British royal history, and Tom Hooper’s new film “The King’s Speech” throws some light on their royally outrageous relationship.
“I’ve found that if you bring up King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson at a dinner party or a social gathering, it’s like throwing a Molotov cocktail into the room”, says Madonna, who’s directing a film exclusively about the relationship, to be called “W. E”. Wallis was the American socialite who stole the heart of King Edward VIII, and whose relationship with the king forced him to abdicate the throne just 325 days into his reign, to be replaced by his younger brother Albert.
“The King’s Speech” instead focused on Albert (played exceptionally well by Colin Firth) and his stutter, a problem which has affected him from the age of five, and threatens to get in the way of his ability to take on the new role of king. We explore in the film a different relationship, the budding friendship between him and his speech therapist Lionel (Geoffrey Rush), as they try to cure his emotionally debilitating stammer. The film is a gentle, beautiful and charmingly British piece of cinema – I must admit, I’m quite surprised by the incredible box office success it’s had in Britain – but clearly audiences are hankering for some old-fashioned British nostalgia and that is exactly what “The King’s Speech” delivers, with its clipped radio accents, conservative sense of humour, and gorgeous shots of grey London landscapes, and warm, patterned ‘30’s furnishings.
Even the oncoming threat of Hitler and World War II is rather bizarrely pushed aside, as the film ends with the threat of war being overshadowed by Albert’s succesfuly pronunciation of his speech. I don’t think this matters; the film seems to focus on the bonds of friendship between two very different men, and the need to find one’s voice within your chosen or allotted role, than it is really about the political climate of the time.
Nonetheless, while watching the film, I became intrigued by the character of Wallis Simpson, and her relationship with Edward. What could that possibly have meant for the Royals at the time? The English throne being usurped by an American harlot with a fondness for men, parties and expensive jewellery? A bit of research brought out some interesting facts and photos. Having made the ultimate sacrifice for their love, the couple spent the rest of their lives in exile, mainly in France. Wallis was an extremely glamorous woman, as these photos show.
Romantic love story, or outrageous royal scandal? Methinks both. Whatever it is, its a helluva lot more interesting than the next royal engagement…
Frame Four-B:King George VI
Frame Five:Queen ElizabethII and Prince Phillips
Frame Six:Prince Of Wales
the end @ copyright Dr Iwan Suwandy 2011