"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by gpo706, March 20, 2011, 07:39:30 AM
Quote from: Owain on October 20, 2011, 03:24:15 AMI remember reading an article (can't remember where) saying the Duke of E. was rather disillusioned with the outdated set-up at Buck Hice when he married Mrs. Windsor. As a Navy man he was used to telephoning when he wanted something, not sending for a footman to deliver a message several hours later.Although the Royal Warrant refers to the Household and not the Royal person himself, I think it quite likely he would have used such an item.
QuoteBefore the Coronation, when Philip and the future Queen moved into Clarence House in 1949, he happily installed an array of labour-saving devices, including one in his wardrobe that would eject a suit at the push of a button.At Buckingham Palace, Philip had intercoms put in so that servants no longer had to ferry written messages to his wife. He carried his own luggage, and cooked his own breakfast in his rooms with an electric frying pan - until the Queen objected to the smell.