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Old 04-27-2018, 01:26 AM
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Obviously Victoria wanted him to have a fiancée close in age, so there would be no delays in the marriage.. and so that they had the best chance of happiness, and getting on well.. as she DID believe that Bertie was a wild young man, who had shown that he was prone to his terrible great uncles' vices.. and she wanted to get him married young and to a pretty girl who had a chance of weaning him away from "bad ways". It didn't work. Bertie was fond of Alix, she was very beautiful.. but she wasn't sophisticated or that lively mentally, and he soon moved on to other ladies...
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Albert Edward, Prince of Wales got a tattoo. He got five crosses forming a Crusader's Jerusalem cross on his forearm.
Banished to the Holy Land after a notorious sex scandal the future Edvard VII spent his days smoking, shooting crocodiles and drinking coffee... before returning home with a tattoo | Daily Mail Online
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What a lovely article.

And I especially like how it pinpoints both Bertie's bad sides and his good sides.
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Did Queen Alexandra try to influence her husband's family and British ministers to favor Greek and Danish interests?
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Did Queen Alexandra try to influence her husband's family and British ministers to favor Greek and Danish interests?
I seem to remember that Alexandra had supported Denmark in the Schleswig war of 1864, which irritated her mother-in-law, Queen Victoria, who decided to support Germany. Nevertheless though, I don't believe that Alexandra tried to have any political influence.
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