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Splodger 11-13-2003 09:19 AM

Prince Andrew (1882-1944) and Alice, Princess Andrew Of Greece (1885-1969)
 
Has anyone any thoughts on this often forgotten and in my opinion, amazing woman? I have found there is very little information about her, however by chance I disovoerd a recently published biography of her by Hugo Vickers. Whilst the book has alot of detail which at times can be dry, the story of Alice is one of a remarkable woman that diserves a higher level of awarness.

In the UK, very little is known of her despite the fact she is Prince Phillips (Born Prince of Greece) mother and grandmother to the heir to the British Throne. She has been over shadowed by the Queen Mother, however whilst she was not British I wish more people knew about her here. Her bravery and dedication to her adopted home of Greece is inspirational. The Biography naturaly follows her life from birth to death and as such I genuinly found the last chapter hard to read :cry: . Her life really made me feel 'who needs fiction when you can read history.'

If anyone knows of this book or her life in general, I would love to hear your thoughts. :woot:

TOMMIX 11-13-2003 10:00 AM

:flower: I own that particular book by Hugo Vickers [ Alice: Princess Andrew of Greece ISBN 0-312-28886-7]. I found it to be quite interesting. HRH Princess Andrew led a very colorful life at times, very melancholy at other times. She was mentally ill, on and off, all her life, as well as being born deaf.
I believe it was her faith in God and her own personal strengh that brought her through her many trials and tribulations. The book is certainly worth a reading.

Splodger 11-14-2003 06:19 PM

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Princess Alice

Splodger 11-15-2003 08:18 PM

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TRH Prince and Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark

Julia 11-15-2003 08:25 PM

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Originally posted by TOMMIX@Nov 13th, 2003 - 9:00 am
:flower: I own that particular book by Hugo Vickers [ Alice: Princess Andrew of Greece ISBN 0-312-28886-7]. I found it to be quite interesting. HRH Princess Andrew led a very colorful life at times, very melancholy at other times. She was mentally ill, on and off, all her life, as well as being born deaf.
I believe it was her faith in God and her own personal strengh that brought her through her many trials and tribulations. The book is certainly worth a reading.

It is an excellent book, isn't it TOMMIX? It was an enjoyable read for me and I highly reccommend it for anyone interested in the GRF and the Duke of Edinburgh.

Elise,LadyofLancaster 11-16-2003 12:43 AM

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I found it to be quite interesting. HRH Princess Andrew led a very colorful life at times, very melancholy at other times. She was mentally ill, on and off, all her life, as well as being born deaf.
Just to clarify, Was Alice indeed Schizophrenic and had to be institutionalised at some point in her life? That is what I heard from others. She seems to be quite an interesting person and pretty as well. :flower:

Splodger 11-16-2003 07:41 AM

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Originally posted by Elise,LadyofLancaster@Nov 16th, 2003 - 12:43 am
Just to clarify, Was Alice indeed Schizophrenic and had to be institutionalised at some point in her life?
Alice did in deed spend many years in an institution after her marriage to Andrew began to deteriate. Its been a while since I read the book now but I am sure however it was not Schizophrenia which is a very specific type of mental illness. Alice was of course 'ill' at the very early stages of Mental Health Care as we know it today and they did not understand or even have catagorised the types of 'illness' that we have now. I belive Alice was actualy suffering from what we would now call Clinical Depression and today would be sent home with a course of anti-depresants. I dont think she was 'mad,' but no one understood that depression and how it makes people behave and feel.

Besides one of her best lines came from just prior to her admitance to the institution when she said "I cant come, Im having lunch with Jesus." Was this her illness or did she simply have a fantastic whit?

tricia 08-29-2004 11:16 AM

Princess Andrew of Greece
 
Can anybody find a photo of Princess Andrew of Greece in her wedding dress and post it? Thanks!

Splodger 08-30-2004 10:02 AM

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Hope this helps Tricia

Here she is in 1903, I think she was a very beautiful bride.

Greek Guy 03-11-2005 06:55 PM

there is a photograph of Princess Alice as a bride in the book..."Alice" by Hugo Vickers

tiaraprin 03-13-2005 12:13 AM

I highly suggest to everyone to read Hugo Vicker's biography of HRH Princess Andrew of Greece. It is a comprehensive and sensitive portryal of the woman who was Prince Phillip's mother and the woman who was declared a "Righteous Gentile" by the Israelis and is buried on the Mount of Olives near her beloved aunt, HIH Grand Duchess Elisabeth of Russia (formerly HRH Princess Elisabeth of Hesse und bei Reine).

I don't know if it has been translated into Greek yet, but it should be!

agisele 03-14-2005 08:35 AM

wow. Princess Andrew was stunning on her wedding day, she was absolutely beautiful, i must say.

tricia 03-25-2005 01:59 PM

Anyone have a pic of Princess Andrew in her nun's habit?

ElisaR 03-26-2005 04:05 PM

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I have this one, at the Queen's coronation.

Not very good. :(

victoria_89 02-20-2006 08:31 PM

i also read like in a life long passion that she was fairly deaf but that she could read lips maybe that had something to do with it ..????\
Also i cant get the pictures to link up can somebody repost them?

CasiraghiTrio 08-16-2007 04:20 PM

A pretty picture of Princess Alice is on the cover of Hugh Vickers' book:
click here (Google Books)

From Worldroots:
http://worldroots.com/brigitte/gifs1...berg1885-6.jpg
http://worldroots.com/brigitte/gifs1...berg1885-5.jpg

First picture here shows Prince Philip with his parents (from the BBC)

Princess Alice in 1916 (SOURCE)

trinny 08-17-2007 07:45 AM

Thank you so much for the information and photos. I've only just found out about Alice and am trying to read as much as I can as quickly as I can!!

I find her so interesting and my respect for Prince Philip (on discovering his early life = dealing with his mother's mental health) has just sky rocketed.

CarolinaLandgrave 08-22-2007 08:32 PM

What a refreshing post... Princess Alice was an interesting figure to say the least... you almost feel pity for her, yet she has amazing courage and strength.
I think her great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, would have been extremely proud of her.

sinulord 01-02-2008 12:15 AM

Princess Alice of Battenberg
 
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Here's two of my favourite photos of HRH Princess Andrew of Greece & Denmark.... in my opinion the most beautiful of all of the Duke of Edinburgh's female ancestors.

Splodger 01-05-2008 05:21 PM

she is still one of my most favouret royals of all time


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