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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 ?


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