Yes, the queen mum, was a long time dancer, and there are specific records
in Perth indicating not only that Glamis castle had the regular services of
a music-dancing teacher.
There are even records as to what was taught, including dances to
recognizably Scottish tunes.
But she was at least 21 years of age when the Society was found and the term
"Scottish Country Dancing" [prob. a Milligan invention] as opposed to
"Country Dances as Danced in Scotland" did not appear until the queen mother
was in her 40s.
From: "Thomas G. Mungall, III" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: September 17, 2000 2:12:40 AM GMT
I was under the impression that the Royal patronage came from the Queen
Mother who is a long time Scottish Country dancer.
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From: "Richard Goss" <email@example.com>
> There is some confusion as to the "Royal" of RSCDS. > > We are not a "Royal" society, so our members have no right to put RSCDS > after our name. When, then Princess, Elizabeth became an SCDS patron, it
was > just a matter of spreading the royals around worthy causes. I am not sure > that the RSCDS even has the right to be called <R>SCDS. It is possible
that > Miss Milligan just assumed the <R>. > > Goss > firstname.lastname@example.org