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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.
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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)

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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.


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