Has anyone watched the documentary recently shown on Channel 4, The Queen's Mother-in-law ?
It seems to have been one of the better kept secrets of the royal family, and it's a fascinating story. I've never been particularly fond of Prince Philip, but the story of his mother and the effect it must have had on his childhood, has left me feeling quite sympathetic towards him.
A quite remarkable woman, whose family were embarrassed because of her mental illness, and who spent time being hidden away in institutions, but who showed incredible bravery in helping others.
And thank goodness the treatment of mental illness has come an awful long way since those days!
You can see it on Channel 4 catch-up or HERE. It's well worth watching.