Given that it is discussed about Marigold being told about her illegitimacy (Mrs Hughes and Mrs Patmore), does that imply that Bertie HAS/WILL adopt Marigold as his own as pass her off as "Lady Marigold Pelham" and pass it off that he and Edith had her before marriage? If so, do we change the surname to "Pelham" on Marigold's page and put a note on it?
Well, if she remains "Miss Marigold Crawley", then they're admitting her illegitimacy and it's implied by Mrs Hughes and Mrs Patmore that they WON'T reveal it. So, presumably Bertie passes her off as his own?
The family has already passed Marigold off their ward, an orphan they took in. Publically they and Bertie may continue that story, so Bertie and Edith publically will be her foster-parents, but in time when she's older tell her the truth.
Well, she can't be "Crawley"; that'd give it away ahead of schedule.
Her surname being Gregson would give it away. It being Crawley, thought more than likely that was the name on her birth certificate, they could get away with it by saying that she was given the name Crawley once the Crawley family adopted her. Of course Bertie could have it changed to Pelham, but still I think would refer to her in public as his and Edith's ward.
Yeah he and Edith will continue the facade that Marigold is their "ward", but I heard that adoption was made legal in 1926, so maybe they can go to the registrar and sign their names as well as Marigold's to strengthen the story of them adopting her. Marigold was an orphaned daughter of a friend, Michael Gregson but he died and no one knows what happened to her mother, and Bertie may put his surname Pelham to show that he and Edith are Marigold's foster parents and are willing to take as a "surrogate daughter" to hide any aspects of her illegitimacy I think then Bertie and Edith will be protected by scandal in some way. But I believe that Marigold will never know the truth about her father until she attains a great age, probably 20-30, but I think Marigold knows that Edith is her mother cause Edith always showed affection to her and always visited her when she was at the Drewe's so yeah, its just her illegitimacy and her late father, whom she did not know of and nor did Michael know about Marigold so yeah she will be told way later.
When she's either ten or eleven, will she ever ask her mother, Edith, about what happened to her father?
It's probably be 50s before Edith can tell her; illegitimate children were frowned upon in the 1920s-1960s. And you can't tell a kid as they can't keep a secret.
Even if Bertie officially adopts Marigold, she can never be Lady Marigold as Bertie is not her real father and Marigold is an illegitimate child. Even if Marigold were legitimate, she can't be given the sobriquet "Lady" as her late biological father was not titled and he wasn't aristocratic so yeah. The least she can be addressed as is Ms Marigold, if Marigold does marry someone who is titled then she could automatically inherit it, but by the time she comes out, there'll be very few titled rich men left or she would marry someone she loves.
Twin child actresses Eva and Karina Samms:
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