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gaoshan1021 12-21-2003 12:14 PM

King Edward VII (1841-1910) and Queen Alexandra (1844-1925)
 
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Her Majesty Queen Alexandra with His Royal Highness Prince George the Duke of York

gaoshan1021 12-21-2003 12:16 PM

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Her Majesty Queen Alexandra at the Coronation

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Her Majesty Queen Alexandra

gaoshan1021 12-21-2003 01:02 PM

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Her Majesty Queen Alexandra

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Their Majesties King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra

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Her Majesty Queen Alexandra: 1844–1925, Queen consort of Edward VII of Great Britain, whom she married in 1863. She was the daughter of King Christian IX of Denmark, sister of Empress Marie Feodorovna of Russia.

Fireweaver 12-26-2003 01:20 PM

She was especially patient with her hubby's infidelity. And her people loved her. She had a big switch going from the danish lifestyle to the British, but seems to have had adapted well. I love the fact she introduced some new jewels to the RF. It's a pity at least one tiara was sold.

Lady Jean 01-02-2004 12:30 PM

I see a strong resemblance to her in Queen Margrethe and the Queen M.'s niece Alexandra. Thank you for posting the pictures.

Lady Jean 01-05-2004 12:39 PM

I believe she had problems with her hearing for most of her adult life. I don't think she used sign language though.

norwegianne 01-05-2004 01:30 PM

She used to call King Olav of Norway for "my little Hamlet" since he was born Prince of Denmark.

Poppy 01-10-2004 08:33 AM

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The portrait of the new Princess of Wales, by Winterhalter, 1863.

Poppy 01-10-2004 08:35 AM

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Alexandra, Princess of Wales.

Poppy 01-10-2004 09:21 AM

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Posing with her daughters at the marriage of her son, the future King George V and Princess May of Teck, the future Queen Mary.

Poppy 01-10-2004 09:24 AM

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When she and her husband, King Edward VII, first held their Court Presentation.

A debutante is curtesying to her and her husband.

Fireweaver 01-22-2004 05:04 PM

an amethyst tiara of HM was sold by the Queen Mother.

paulette 01-23-2004 04:28 AM

Great pictures!

She is one of the most beautiful and elegant queen I have ever seen.
Even though she had a problem on hearing but she still gained the love and admiration of the people.

lashinka2002 05-19-2005 09:19 AM

Thank you Poppy for all of the amazing pics.
I love Queen Alexandra. She's like a beautiful page in the english history books.
She will always be remembered.

pdas1201 05-28-2005 09:16 PM

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Pics from my personal collection

1. 1856--Earliest known photograph of Princess Alexandra. Seen here with her sisters Dagmar (facing forward) and Thyra (on the pony).
2. 1860--This was one of the photographs that brought the Princess to the notice of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert as a possible wife for their oldest son Prince Albert Edward 'Bertie' (later King Edward VII).
3. 1862--Alix with her sister Dagmar (later Empress Marie Feodorovna of Russia)
4. 1863--Newly married couple
5. 1864--Alix with her first born, Prince Albert Victor (Eddy)
6. 1876--Alix with her children, Prince Albert Victor (facing forward), Prince George (leaning with his elbow), Princess Louise (on the floor), Princess Victoria (facing forward), Princess Maud (leaning against her mother).
7. 1884--Princess Alexandra, Princess of Wales
8. 1892--Alix with her oldest granddaughter, Lady Alexandra Duff (daughter of Princess Louise)
9. 1895--Prince and Princess of Wales
10. 1921--Queen Alexandra (her son was now King George V)

Squidgy 05-29-2005 06:41 AM

Thank you Pdas1201 for the lovely pictures. She was such a beautiful woman and she certainly had an elegance about her - something that didn't disappear at all as she aged.

Beetlejuice 05-30-2005 11:09 PM

Thank you so, so much! Where did you find them?

pdas1201 05-31-2005 12:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Beetlejuice
Thank you so, so much! Where did you find them?

They are from several different books.

Squidgy 06-04-2005 06:40 AM

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Photo 1: March 1863 This has to be one of the most depressing wedding photos ever taken. Victoria is in mourning clothes and staring at the bust of her late husband.

Photo 2: Queen Alexandra with her grandson Prince George

michelleq 06-04-2005 11:58 AM

Alexandra was a most beautiful Queen! Quite elegant!

morgaine 06-12-2005 07:06 AM

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A Picture of Alexandras and Edward VI daughter Victoria from 1885:

gogm 06-14-2005 02:05 AM

Images of Queen Alexandra
 
There are wonderful color pictures of this beautiful and regal lady.
https://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...CourtDress.jpg
https://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...courtdress.jpg
https://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...andra15553.jpg
https://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...exandra_c1.jpg https://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...lexandra10.jpg :)

There is a Yahoo! group about her at:
https://groups.yahoo.com/group/queenalix/ :)

Beetlejuice 06-26-2005 07:33 AM

Here are some I found.

https://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77...n/HU005538.jpg

https://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77...n/HU005262.jpg

https://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77...n/HU005271.jpg

https://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77...AlixSailor.jpg

https://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77...lixSailor1.jpg

https://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77...n/HU005270.jpg

https://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77...ixCollage1.jpg

Squidgy 06-26-2005 07:57 AM

Thanks Beetlejuice! Lovely pictures!

My eye kept being drawn to one of the pictures at the bottom of your post - the one where she is holding one of her children. It took me awhile to realize that the reason I was being drawn to this picture was because she is really smiling in this picture - the most I have ever seen her smile. I know it wasn't the fashion back then to really look too happy in a picture, so this one is special.

Vecchiolarry 06-26-2005 10:16 AM

Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton, Canada
 
Hi Everyone,

This was the most exquisite queen!! Not many people could have carried off that look of so many jewels. Only she and her sister, the Russian Empress, and Queen Mary accomplished this well......

In Edmonton, which is the capital of Alberta, Canada, there is a very large hospital called 'The Royal Alexandra Hospital' and in the lobby there is a huge painting of Queen Alexandra that takes up nearly the whole west wall. It shows her in all her jewels and crown and robes - similar to the picture in #11 here and #71, picture 3.
Everyone who enters this lobby takes time to stare at this beautiful painting even if they don't know who she is. Most little girls know she is a queen just by looking at her.
Yes, I would say she was a successful queen -- certainly!!!!!! :)

There is a new book out called "Developing The Picture" by Frances Dimond that publishes pictures taken by Alexandra, as Princess of Wales and as Queen......

Regards,
Larry

Elspeth 06-26-2005 10:51 AM

I'd never really thought of Queen Maud of Norway as being a beauty or resembling her mother in any way, but in a couple of those pictures, especially the first of the sepia ones at the end of the set of photos, I had to look twice to be sure which of them it really was!

strengthnhonor 06-26-2005 04:22 PM

Those are really great pictures!

I read somewhere that she tried to commit suicide by slicing her neck but was unsuccessful and she wore choker necklaces to hide the scars.

Jackswife 06-26-2005 04:43 PM

I actually think Queen Alexandra wore chokers to hide a tracheotomy scar from when she had scarlet fever as a child (which is also why she walked with a slight limp ever afterwards), and not as a result of attempting suicide. And yes, she was quite the beauty of her day, more so than I think her sister Dagmar (Marie of Russia) and Thyra. A very elegant royal lady.

Elspeth 06-27-2005 11:13 AM

Unfortunately, physical beauty isn't the only component of compatibility. They don't sound as though they had a great deal in common apart from their royal birth.

Jackswife 06-27-2005 07:38 PM

I think Alexandra and Edward had more or less an arranged marriage, and though I'm sure there was mutual fondness and even affection on both their parts, there was *not* great passion or romantic love. Alexandra seemed extraordinarily tolerant of Edward's other ladies, probably because she knew her own position was totally secure and also because of her great popularity among the British people. I guess it was a different era and the press of the time was pretty discreet when it came to royal love affairs. I'm not defending Edward but I do think there was a sort of understanding between him and Alexandra.

EmpressRouge 06-27-2005 10:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Jackswife
I think Alexandra and Edward had more or less an arranged marriage

I would disagree on that. Alexandra of Denmark, although young, royal, pretty, and Protestant, was NOT an ideal choice. The Danes and Germans were at odds over territorial claims, and most of Queen Victoria's lineage/relatives were German (Her eldest daughter, Vicky the Princess Royal, was Crown Princess of Germany). Because he was heir apparent to the British throne from birth, a lot care was taken into finding a future bride for Edward (young, royal, Protestant, etc.). Also, at the time, Edward was very wayward and had had a few liaisons with young actresses/dancers so scandalous that Queen Victoria forever blamed Edward's behavior for Prince Albert's death. So at the time, it was also essential for Edward to actually like his future bride. Edward did take a liking to Alexandra, and thus they were married. Alexandra managed to curb Edward's behavior for a short while, but he reverted back to his old ways. I think Edward, although he did care for his wife, was that type of man who could never control his wandering eye, and his position and times allowed him to pursue his interests. Alexandra, being the dignified royal she was, never complained. However she did manage to make herself irreplacable in the eyes of her devoted children and subjects. I'd call her one smart and dignified cookie...the perfect royal :D

gogm 06-27-2005 11:49 PM

Alexandra wore chokers because of a tracheotomy sore and not a suicide attempt. Edward's parents wanted someone who might hold his interest and Alexandra was the choice. Alexandra was not fond of the Hohenzollern clan. I Googled on Alexdra and found "Historical Boys Clothing" had this in an article "Queen Alexandra and the Germans;"

"Personal Matter
Queen Alexandra was not a person greatly concerned with history or European power politics. She did, however, have one political obsession, a deeply felt dislike for the Gerrmnas. The Prussian war with Denmark in 1864 and the loss of Scheswig-Holstein, however, intensified a life-long distaste for the Germans.

Prussia War with Denmark
Although now a little known historical footnote, the consequences of the Danish War were incalcuable. It was the first step in the organizatin of a future Germany under the most miliataraistic and conservative state in the German Confederation. There were German states with more liberal, democratic institutions (Bavaria, Hanover, and others) and less belicose, militaristic outlooks. The Danish War was the first step in Prussia's absorbtion of some of the more liberal German states such as Hannover and Hesse and the end of their constitutional monarchies. If there had been a more democratic, less miliatristic approch taken to German unification, the history of the 20th century may have been quite different. The Danish War was also an important step in changing the British perception of Prussia and Germany from a potential ally against their historical enemy France to a dangerous enemy. The fact that their popular Princess of Wales was Danish was an important factor in shaping British attitudes."

She wasn't perfect, hanging on to her daughter Princes Victoria, but she did very well, especially given the circumstances.

EmpressRouge 06-28-2005 12:03 AM

Vicky, the Princess Royal and Crown Princess of Germany, shared the more liberal views of her father, Prince Albert. However her son, Wilhem II followed Bismark's militaristic approach, to the horror of his parents. Vicky actually encouraged her brother's marriage w/ Alexandra, an unpopular moved in Germany. She didn't approach it politically and thought as gogm said, hold his attention. Alexandra's hatred of all things Prussian/German extended throughout the family. Her sister Dagmar, Empress Marie of Russia shared similar anti-German sentiment, and was greatly opposed to her son Nicholas's marriage to Alix of Hesse.

lashinka2002 06-28-2005 12:36 AM

Does anyone know what colour Alexandra's eyes are? I can't seem to tell exactly from the portraits. In some they look blue, others green and sometimes even hazel.

pdas1201 06-28-2005 12:43 AM

I would say she had hazel color eyes. Most of the pics I have seen of her point to that.

gogm 06-28-2005 01:59 AM

Alexandra's Eye Color
 
This well-known Winterhalter suggests brown eyes (even if the color is a little off) —

https://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...lixdenmark.jpg

Here's an autographed picture of Victoria (her duaghter), her, and Dagmar (Wow! :)):

https://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...ndraDagmar.jpg

betina 06-28-2005 04:07 AM

she has blue eyes. Her sister Dagmar had brown eyes. On a painting at Amalienborg Castle of the two sisters Alexandra and Dagmar is it easy to see

betina 06-29-2005 12:38 PM

https://www.mik.dk/upload/princessern...umann_1856.jpg



If you study this picture very close when you see it in real life. Alexandra has blue eyes and Dagmar brown eyes

LaMinka 08-01-2005 05:31 AM

Queen Alexandra with her daugther Princess Maud Charlotte Mary Victoria, later Queen of Norway:
https://img97.imageshack.us/img97/2887/utennavn7nb.png

Maud Angelica looks like her great-greatgrandmother Queen Maud!

LaMinka 08-01-2005 06:02 AM

Her daugther Queen Maud Of Norway looks like Alexandra!(from getty):
https://img215.imageshack.us/img215/3...21174pr.th.jpg
With Crown Prince Olav:
https://img215.imageshack.us/img215/7...45218pl.th.jpg

Another pics of her daugther Queen Maud:
https://img215.imageshack.us/img215/1...37497pz.th.jpg

LaMinka 08-01-2005 06:05 AM

Queen Alexandra (from getty):
https://img215.imageshack.us/img215/7...23650qm.th.jpghttps://img215.imageshack.us/img215/4...26451ag.th.jpghttps://img215.imageshack.us/img215/8...49291oc.th.jpg

LaMinka 08-01-2005 06:06 AM

With her daugther Princess Victoria(from getty):
https://img215.imageshack.us/img215/4...26695ge.th.jpg

Her daugther Princess Victoria (from getty):
https://img84.imageshack.us/img84/3639/33533280uc.th.jpg

LaMinka 08-01-2005 06:10 AM

More pics of Queen Alexandra (from getty):
https://img84.imageshack.us/img84/3899/32826575fw.th.jpghttps://img84.imageshack.us/img84/3100/32826581cw.th.jpghttps://img84.imageshack.us/img84/5315/32826712wp.th.jpg

LaMinka 08-01-2005 06:14 AM

from getty
 
23rd July 1885: Princess Alexandra (1844 - 1925), consort of the future King Edward VII, with her three daughters, Princess Louise, the Princess Royal, Princess Victoria and Princess Maud at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight:
https://img84.imageshack.us/img84/3457/30877739my.th.jpg

LaMinka 08-01-2005 06:15 AM

from getty
 
circa 1887: Queen Alexandra with her three daughters Louise, Princess Royal, (later Duchess of Fife) (1867 - 1931), Victoria and Maud, Queen Of Norway, possibly at the time of the wedding of Louise to the Duke of Fife:
https://img84.imageshack.us/img84/2706/32998397dr.th.jpg

LaMinka 08-01-2005 06:16 AM

from getty
 
1889: King Edward VII as Prince of Wales (right), Queen Alexandra as Princess of Wales (third from left) and their five children. From left, Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence; Maud, Queen of Norway; Louise, the Princess Royal, Duchess of Fife. In front, King George V and Princess Victoria:
https://img84.imageshack.us/img84/8529/33054709vd.th.jpg

LaMinka 08-01-2005 06:18 AM

from getty
 
circa 1880: Princess Alexandra (1844 - 1925), consort of the future King Edward VII with her daughter, Princess Maud (1869 - 1938), the future Queen Of Norway:
https://img84.imageshack.us/img84/4082/32915212uu.th.jpg

LaMinka 08-01-2005 06:22 AM

from getty
 
circa 1876: Princess Alexandra (1844 - 1925), consort of the future King Edward VII, with her five children, Prince George (1865 - 1936), later King George V, Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence, Princess Louise, the Princess Royal, Princess Victoria and Princess Maud:
https://img202.imageshack.us/img202/3...77833zn.th.jpg

LaMinka 08-01-2005 06:26 AM

from getty
 
circa 1875: Prince Albert Victor (1864 - 1892), Duke of Clarence with his sister Princess Maud (1969 - 1938), later Queen Maud of Norway. They are two of the five children of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra:
https://img202.imageshack.us/img202/5...62978lk.th.jpg

Beetlejuice 08-29-2005 11:53 AM

More pics! Mwahahahaha!!

Source: Getty Images

https://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77...an/3069858.jpg https://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77...an/3087761.jpg

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emily62_1 08-29-2005 08:38 PM

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Originally Posted by karla64
HI....

IT IS WONDERFUL PICTURE OF HM QUEEN ALEXANDER ... ONE OF MY FAVORITE PICTURE WHEN SHE WAS YOUNG MAYBE AROUND 19 YEARS OLD WHEN SHE MARRY TO PRINCE EDWARD IN 1863 (RIGHT??) I HOPE... AND HOPE MORE PICTURE COME IN.. KEEP... GOOD JOB..... HAVE A GOOD DAY....

KARLA


I have lots of pix of Queen Alix, I came across a diary written by herself,a copy of the original, she wrote it around 1900, it's full of pix taken in Norway, f.i. with "little Olav", as Queen Alexandra calls her young grandson-I have also a diary written by 1 of her Lady in waitings, who had previously had been Lady in waiting to QV, so it started my interest in this queen and in her daughters. Maud was quite beautiful, not like her mother, but the most good looking of the 3 daughters, it looks she disliked Denmark and Norway and was happy only when she could visit her own family in England.

emily62_1 08-29-2005 08:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Jackswife
I think Alexandra and Edward had more or less an arranged marriage, and though I'm sure there was mutual fondness and even affection on both their parts, there was *not* great passion or romantic love. Alexandra seemed extraordinarily tolerant of Edward's other ladies, probably because she knew her own position was totally secure and also because of her great popularity among the British people. I guess it was a different era and the press of the time was pretty discreet when it came to royal love affairs. I'm not defending Edward but I do think there was a sort of understanding between him and Alexandra.

that can also account for her not letting Toria get married, she was scared of being alone, she had had never a husband, as Edward VII had always had a roving eye, in the last years there was only Alice Keppel for him, was Sonia, born by Alice K. in 1900 daughter of Mr. Keppel or not ? I wonder what did Queen Alix think about it all, QV was fond of her for putting up with her husband's ladies.

tiaraprin 08-29-2005 09:42 PM

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Originally Posted by emily62_1
that can also account for her not letting Toria get married, she was scared of being alone, she had had never a husband, as Edward VII had always had a roving eye, in the last years there was only Alice Keppel for him, was Sonia, born by Alice K. in 1900 daughter of Mr. Keppel or not ? I wonder what did Queen Alix think about it all, QV was fond of her for putting up with her husband's ladies.

From what I have read, I do not believe Alexandra ever completely accepted her husband's infidelities. I think Alexandra resigned herself to the fact. There was nothing she could do back then.

When she let Mrs. Keppel in to see her husband before he died, she did it out of love and kindness to her husband. Supposedly he asked Alexandra and Alice to embrace one another at his deathbed. Alexandra did it but did not want to. She wrote her brother I believe about the incident. She told her brother how much it shamed and embarrassed her to embrace Mrs. Keppel and I could understand completely how she felt.

ysbel 08-29-2005 09:56 PM

Queen Alexandra was quite fascinating. She had to be the most beautiful woman of her time. When she was born her father was a prince of a minor branch of the Danish royal family with modest means. When she died, her two brothers were kings as were her son and a nephew. She had an eye for regalness and opulence in public but still retained her almost middle class modesty in private. A woman of contradictions.

I think its difficult for us to imagine what people were thinking back then. They lived in different times. I bet that before the era of birth control, a lot of women would have been grateful after 5 or 6 children if their husband took a mistress. I also think that Alexandra who came from some humble upbringing was grateful for the lifestyle and security that marriage to Bertie afforded her.

Alix and Bertie seemed to have a good marriage for the first 5 or 6 years. They seemed both light-hearted with a good sense of fun. But a couple of things cast a cloud on the marriage: first was that England failure to support Denmark when Germany invaded Schleswig-Holstein. I don't think it was a given back then that people married for love but I do think its safe to assume that Christian IX whose royal house was a relative latecomer hoped to form political alliances by arranging marriages for his daughters to the two most powerful nations at the time (Russia and England) A reason for political alliances is to gain allies in eventual war. Christian IX's alliances didn't pan out during the war with Germany. I have a feeling that with Alexandra and her sister Dagmar, you could insult them all you wanted, but insult their darling father to whom they were devoted and you gained an enemy for life. Secondly, because of political difficulties, Bertie did not take Alix with him on his trip to India. Alix had always wanted to go and she resented that he didn't fight harder to allow her to go.

There were other things, the fact that the whole court was in mourning for Prince Albert the first years of their marriage and the fact that she had a miscarriage also put a strain on the marriage. Then her oldest son Eddy died.

Its tough for a marriage to survive all that. I think the affairs were the least of Alexandra's problems.

Iluvbertie 09-23-2005 05:08 PM

I think part of it with Edward VII was simply boredom - not with her but with his life. Remember he wasn't allowed to do anything real, unlike Charles whom the Queen has encouraged to make a role for himself whereas Victoria was very critical of anything Albert Edward did that might even suggest that he was representing her.

Had he had something real to do he might have appreciated having a loving wife more.

Her deafness though didn't help.

I do believe that he loved her very much but needed to do more and he found extra-marital affairs the more he could do.

That doesn't mean I condone his behaviour - it is just an attempt to understand it.

iowabelle 09-23-2005 06:12 PM

I don't know if being busy keeps men from cheating. After all, look at Bill Clinton. (And it didn't prevent Charles and Diana from disintegrating, either.)

But it was too bad that Victoria couldn't have found something to occupy her heir's time. I always think of his comment, that all men have an Eternal Father, but that he was the only one with an Eternal Mother.

maryprincessroyal 09-26-2005 11:35 PM

I noticed in a pic that Edward and Bertie were dressed like little girls, was it the rule in royal Families ?

tiaraprin 09-26-2005 11:39 PM

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Originally Posted by maryprincessroyal
I noticed in a pic that Edward and Bertie were dressed like little girls, was it the rule in royal Families ?

Yes, young boys were dressed in outfits that would indeed look like dresses. When they were old enough, they were put into breeches.

Warren 09-27-2005 08:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by maryprincessroyal
I noticed in a pic that Edward and Bertie were dressed like little girls, was it the rule in royal Families ?

Not just Royal Families. It was pretty standard at the time. I have seen photographs where my distant uncles are wearing much the same. It looks very odd to us today, but par for the course probably up until the start of WWI.
.

Margrethe II 09-27-2005 08:32 AM

Queen Alexandra's imposing beauty never ceases to astound me. The most intriguing Royal I have ever had the honour to learn about.


"MII"

Beetlejuice 09-27-2005 12:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by maryprincessroyal
I noticed in a pic that Edward and Bertie were dressed like little girls, was it the rule in royal Families ?

My g-grandpa is dressed like that, too, in a childhood photo. I think it looks cool. :p

Squidgy 10-26-2005 02:36 PM

The book "Developing the picture: Queen Alexandra and the art of photography" has some nice pictures. Here are a few that I don't think have been posted yet.

1. June 1864 (Photo: Robert Bingham)
2. Circa 1859 (Photo: Georg E. Hansen)
3. June 3 1961 (Unknown photographer)
4. July 1862 (Photo: Georg E. Hansen)
5. Sept. 1862 Engagement portrait (Photo: Ghemar Freres)
6. Nov. 1862 Windsor Castle (Photo: J.J.E. Mayall)




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Squidgy 10-26-2005 02:54 PM

7. July 1864 Queen Victoria and her daughter Alice with Alexandra (Photo: Jabez Hughes)
8. Summer 1867 Recovering from rheumatic fever (Photo: J. Russell & Sons)
9. 1908 With her sister Marie Feodorvona of Russia (Unknown photographer)
10. 1898 (Photo: Alice Hughes)






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Zonk 01-16-2006 07:36 PM

She was a beautiful woman...she looks so fragile!

Lady Jean 01-16-2006 07:42 PM

I echo the "fragile" description (although only regarding her appearance) - if you have ever seen her gowns in person you would be very impressed by her tiny waistline. I believe she was quite petite too.
I love these photos, esp. the one of her hair down and arms crossed.

Beetlejuice 02-03-2006 05:25 AM

I get teary eyed every time I see Alix.

Squidgy 05-06-2006 08:40 AM

Some photos from a new collection at the Library of Congress
https://memory.loc.gov/pp/ggbainhtml/ggbainabt.html

(the first two pictures are of the Queen with her grandson, the late King Olav of Norway)

https://img364.imageshack.us/img364/7...870v0wf.th.jpg https://img364.imageshack.us/img364/855/02831v5vu.th.jpg https://img364.imageshack.us/img364/693/08077v4lw.th.jpg https://img364.imageshack.us/img364/7...078v2is.th.jpg https://img65.imageshack.us/img65/256/28293v0fy.th.jpg https://img65.imageshack.us/img65/8076/35657v9gn.th.jpg

Warren 05-06-2006 08:56 AM

These are very good large-size pics. Thank you Squidgy. :)

msleiman 05-23-2006 11:16 AM

Thanks for all the wonderful pictures. I just love looking at them.

marian 05-23-2006 12:35 PM

Is true that Alexandra's sister, princess Thyra, had a child when she was a single? and for this her parents, Christian IX and queen Louise forced to princess to married with a German prince? I'm sorry for my bad English.

Elspeth 05-23-2006 01:27 PM

You might want to go and ask in the Danish forum rather than here.

CarolinaLandgrave 09-01-2006 08:11 PM

What an AWESOME thread!
I am absolutely one of Queen Alexandra's most ardent fans!
And I have never seen some of those pictures - especially the ones if formal and court dress - she was truly the epitome of Edwardian elegance!!

Sister Morphine 09-02-2006 01:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Squidgy
Summer 1867 Recovering from rheumatic fever

That first picture of her, with her arms folded across her chest and her hair down is absolutely STUNNING. Most women at the time didn't wear their hair down in formal photographs after a certain age, so for her as royalty to be photographed so informally is quite shocking, really. I read the caption and it said that she was recovering from a fever, so she wasn't even in the best of health and she still looks better than most. Amazing.

I'd like to see a recreation of that picture with someone else in it....perhaps Princess Eugenie or Beatrice.

foiegrass 09-02-2006 04:16 AM

beatrice inherited alexandra's bug eyes.
i think dagmar & alexandra make the best siblings everr!

pretty obvious that olav was her favourite grandchild eh ?

CarolinaLandgrave 09-02-2006 07:59 PM

Has anyone seen the picture of Princess Alexandra, Princess Dagmar, and Princess Thrya playing cards with thier father, King Christian IX?
Great picture!!

gogm 09-04-2006 05:40 PM

Where did this picture ofthem playing cards appear?

CarolinaLandgrave 09-05-2006 11:32 AM

It is in The Queen's Jewels by Leslie Field - page 152.
This book has some great pictures in it.

gogm 09-05-2006 12:20 PM

Thanks for the info!

CarolinaLandgrave 09-05-2006 08:36 PM

You are most welcome!
Do try to find that book, if you can - I think its a definitely a great purchase!

gogm 09-05-2006 08:50 PM

When I Googled it, I realized I had it already. They they are on p.152. I wonder how the King felt?

CarolinaLandgrave 09-05-2006 08:53 PM

I would think that good ole King Christian would have been right proud!
First of all, he seemed to be a good, kindly, family man...... and 2nd... he was with his three gorgeous daughters - each charming and beautiful in the their own way, yet so alike!!!!

Lady Marmalade 09-07-2006 01:16 PM

I know this sounds kind of mean, but those bulging eyes both on her and Princess Maud, especially, are SCARY, to look at. Imagine having one of them coming to wake you up in the morning and you open your eyes and that is the first sight you see....those bulging eyes...

gogm 09-08-2006 01:15 AM

Card Game
 
Here's the pic of the card game. I thought I had sent it earlier, but apparently it didn't stick.

https://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...nCardgame2.jpg

:flowers:

Sister Morphine 09-08-2006 01:33 AM

What an awesome picture, gogm. Thank you for sharing that gem. :)

Bella 09-08-2006 10:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Lady Marmalade
I know this sounds kind of mean, but those bulging eyes both on her and Princess Maud, especially, are SCARY, to look at. Imagine having one of them coming to wake you up in the morning and you open your eyes and that is the first sight you see....those bulging eyes...

Ha! Though I must say, I have big bulging eyes and was always sensitive about it (being called bug eyes and fish eyes didn't help) until an old gentleman neighbor of my grandmother told me I had eyes like Queen Alexandra. It made me feel alot better.

CarolinaLandgrave 09-08-2006 05:52 PM

Thanks for posting the pic of the Queen Alexandra and her family, GoGm

And KUDOS to the gentleman who complimented your eyes anc compared you to Queen Alexandra, Bella

wartenberg7 10-29-2006 11:29 AM

Could some one please post a particular magnificent picture of Queen Alexandra? It is actually from a painting of the Queen´s anointing,
peeresses holding the canopy over her; it´s spectacular!
(seen in abook called "tiaras")

Avareenah 10-29-2006 04:53 PM

But Queen Alexandra didn't have so-called "bug eyes" at all! She was renowned as a classic beauty.

The "bug eyes" some of the royal family inherited was from the Hanovarian line, i.e. Queen Victoria, then passed down to some of her children, in particular Bertie, husband of Alexandra.

Where are there any "bug eyed" pictures of Alexandra? :neutral:

marian 10-29-2006 05:56 PM

edward VII
 
I want to know if somebody has photos of this great king. He was a great lover but, disagreeable, he was with his wife, the beautiful queen Alexandra, for duty. I think that he never in lov of her.:wub:

marian 10-29-2006 06:00 PM

Iam sorry because I am not sure, but I understand that Christian IX was unfaithful t his wife, queen Louisa and that this King married other time when his firt wife dead.

ysbel 10-29-2006 06:12 PM

Most pictures of Edward VIII would be in the British forums. Alas, there is no thread dedicated to him but you can find some pictures in the threads devoted to his wife Queen Alexandra and his son and daughter-in-law King George and Queen Mary.

Roslyn 10-29-2006 07:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Avareenah
But Queen Alexandra didn't have so-called "bug eyes" at all! She was renowned as a classic beauty.

The "bug eyes" some of the royal family inherited was from the Hanovarian line, i.e. Queen Victoria, then passed down to some of her children, in particular Bertie, husband of Alexandra.

Where are there any "bug eyed" pictures of Alexandra? :neutral:

One person's "bug eyed" might be another's "beautiful large eyes", but I think there are a number of pics in 'The Queen's Jewels' where I think her eyes look strange. For example: 126, 108, 51, and 59, I'm not sure if it's the fact she looks about to burst into tears at any moment, or her eyes are slightly too far apart, but they are prominent and I'd call the look "bug eyed".

ysbel 10-29-2006 08:11 PM

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Originally Posted by marian
Iam sorry because I am not sure, but I understand that Christian IX was unfaithful t his wife, queen Louisa and that this King married other time when his firt wife dead.

Not that I'm aware of.

Queen Louise of Denmark died in 1898 and her husband Christian IX died in 1906 never having remarried.

Supposedly when Queen Louise died, her husband said, "I don't know how I can live without her"

Furienna 10-29-2006 08:34 PM

https://img65.imageshack.us/img65/1015/375kb7.jpg
King Edward VII

https://img206.imageshack.us/img206/759/376ex1.jpg
Queen Alexandra

Avareenah 10-29-2006 08:47 PM

I agree with Ysbel. King Christian and Queen Louise were a notably happily married couple who remained faithful to each other until the end in everything I've read about them.

Furienna 10-29-2006 08:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Lady Jean
if you have ever seen her gowns in person you would be very impressed by her tiny waistline. I believe she was quite petite too.

Well, she was the mother of Queen Maud of Norway, who was infamous for her tiny waistline. I mean, just look at Maud's waist in this picture!
https://img207.imageshack.us/img207/4...ningavndu4.jpg
So I guess Alexandra could have been petite too.

Avareenah 10-29-2006 09:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Roslyn
One person's "bug eyed" might be another's "beautiful large eyes", but I think there are a number of pics in 'The Queen's Jewels' where I think her eyes look strange. For example: 126, 108, 51, and 59, I'm not sure if it's the fact she looks about to burst into tears at any moment, or her eyes are slightly too far apart, but they are prominent and I'd call the look "bug eyed".

Then we shall have to disagree then, as I don't even see that Alexandra's eyes were particularly large.
Here is a photograph of Bertie and Alix. They really were the Charles and Diana of their day, as far as royalty goes. There is even a similarity of expressions here, in my opinion. I still regard Bertie as the one with the protuberant eyes but it's just my opinion. :smile:
https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...freres4rp1.jpg


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