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Old 01-23-2007, 11:01 PM
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Maud's son Olav remembered from his childhood that when she went skiing, she was so tiny that when the dog would sit on her skis she couldn't move!
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Old 01-27-2007, 12:28 PM
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Who? Alexandra?
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Old 01-27-2007, 12:37 PM
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Who? Alexandra?
Sorry no, I didn't make myself clear. Olav was referring to Maud.
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Old 01-27-2007, 12:43 PM
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Actually Maud was the grandmother of King Harald, mother to his father King Olav
Thanks for the correction!
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Old 01-30-2007, 04:32 PM
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Sorry no, I didn't make myself clear. Olav was referring to Maud.
Ah... That makes more sense.
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Old 01-30-2007, 05:16 PM
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Princess Victoria (called Tori) never married. Close to her brother George V, who died a month after her deah. I believe she was also close to her nephew, George, Duke of Kent. She left some of her estate to him.

Princess Maud, married Prince Carl of Denmark who became King Haakon of Norway. She became Queen Maud of Norway and is the great grandmother of King Harald.

Princess Louise was named the Princess Royal in 1905. And married the Duke of Fife and had two daughters. Special legistation was passed so that the title would pass to her daughters, and they were made Princess of Great Britian and Ireland with the rank of Highness. She is the maternal grandmother of the 3rd Duke of Fife.
This is a great thread. I love Queen Alexandra as well and she was definitely the most beautiful Queen of Britain, or perhaps of anywhere.

Just a few corrections. Her daughter Princess Victoria Alexandra Olga Mary was nicknamed Toria, never Tori. Queen Maud of Norway and King Haakon VII are the grandparents of King Harald of Norway, the current King. I think this means that he is the monarch most closely related to Queen Elizabeth II. They are cousins. Louise the Princess Royal and the Duke of Fife also had a son, named Lord Alastair Duff, but he tragically died on the day of his birth. Lord Alastair was their first child. I believe Prince Eddy helped comfort his favourite sister after this tragic loss.

Queen Alexandra never really recovered from the tragic death at the age of 28 of her beloved son and favourite child Prince Albert Victor (Eddy) Duke of Clarence and Avondale and she spent the rest of her life in semi-mourning for him.
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Old 01-30-2007, 07:08 PM
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Something about this picture reminds me of King Harald when he was a younger man (maybe one of the photos of the wedding of King Constantine & Queen Anne-Marie)????

http://www.btinternet.com/~sbishop100/alex40.jpg

I think he inherited some of his great-grandma's expressions.
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Edward and Alexandra

In this photograph I see a resemblance to Charles and Diana too. Especially, Alix's expression, a sly smile. She is my favorite royal of all time. I wish we had photographs of her smiling.
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Hello Alexandra RI: there are numerous photographs in existence of Alexandra smiling both when she was Princess of Wales and later queen consort to Edward VII.
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Queen Alix in 1888 and in the 1890's
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Edward VII when prince of wales
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They are from several different books.
I'd love to know which books they are from, please!
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The Sonia Keppel posts have been moved to the Family of the Duchess of Cornwall thread where she has been discussed previously (and some pictures posted).
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Old 07-22-2008, 10:39 PM
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Images of Bertie & Alix - the early years :)

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Boy, doesn't he look enthused to be photographed with her? LOL
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Boy, doesn't he look enthused to be photographed with her? LOL
Sitters for photographs taken in the Victoria era did not generally smile. I am sure you would be aware of this.

The princess could probably be described as not looking happy in the prince's company either.
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Two reasons: sitters didn't smile for formal photographs, and if they did, the exposure took so long any smile would soon turn into a strained grimace.
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It must have been a pain to be photographed back in those days.
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I'd love to know which books they are from, please!
Sarah A. Tooley did a photographic book of the 19th century royal family ... not sure if it is still available.

* research, research, research * can't say that enough :P
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Queen Alexandra



Alexandra of Denmark (1844 - 1925)
At age 16 she was chosen to be the future wife of
Prince Albert Edward (the future Edward V11 )
She married him 18 months later and became the Princess of
Wales........a title she held from 1863 to 1901 !


She was very popular with the people and with her beauty and
elegance she became a fashion icon her dress and style eagerly followed and copied by fashionable Victorian ladies.
In 1901 her husband became King Edward Vll and she became Queen Alexandra
After her husband's death in 1910 she became Queen Mother... being a Queen
and mother of the reigning monarch King George V






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