Meet Marguerite Rodiere, the attractive French woman who is rumored to be the Queen Mother’s mom according to an explosive new book. The idea that the royal mom might be a bastard child has the usual suspects crying foul in Great Britain.
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The name of the book is very long: The Queen Mother, The untold story of Elizabeth Bowes Lyon, Who became Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Yep, all of that. The name of the author is Lady Colin Campbell, whose titled position in high society as a ‘Lady’ gives her at least some credibility.
For her biography, Marguerite Rodiere, she was a French chef at St Paul’s Walden Bury, which is the old stately home where the Queen Mother was born and raised. According to the book the naughty chef was cooking up something else in the kitchen if you catch my drift. She was contracted somehow to give birth to two children. Her nominal parents, Lord Glamis and wife Cecilia, already had eight children and Mrs. Lord Glamis was unable to conceive more, or so the story goes.
So Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes Lyon was born in 1900 (August), along with one brother soon after. Note the French middle name, wink wink. The author points out this connection as further proof of her claim.
She is a beautiful woman as you can see in the picture of Marguerite Rodiere above. The resemblance is uncanny, using your wild imagination. But was she really used a surrogate or is the author just trying to sell books by concocting phony baloney claims. You be the judge.
For their part, the royal flock in England is high disputing the connection with this otherwise reputable cook, Marguerite Rodiere. Imagine some scholars chortling about the idea while family members squawk.
What say you, dear reader?