David Cecil in Buckingham Palace - late April, 1937

from The diary of Virginia Woolf. Vol.5, 1936-41, page 84:

A very cold grey day...The Queen told David [Cecil] that she went all ice at the thought of the Coronation; said the monarchy hadnt the same position as in the days of Victoria. They went to a grand party - Harolds - at B.P.: & agreed that the food was bad, & the wine delicious.  King George's hair curls; Queen Eth is growing fat; jewels were worn, and the band played The Merry Widow in a back room.

cite as

Virginia Woolf, and Anne Olivier Bell and Andrew McNeillie (ed.), The diary of Virginia Woolf. Vol.5, 1936-41, volume 5 (Harmondsworth, 1985), p. 84. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448909258243 accessed: 9 August, 2022

location of experience: Buckingham Palace


Listening to

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The Merry Widow

Experience Information

Date/Time late April, 1937
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Mon, 30 Nov 2015 18:47:38 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 09:21:14 +0000