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Discussions about the Imperial Family and European Royalty => The Windsors => Topic started by: Lucien on December 22, 2006, 02:02:06 PM

Title: Princess Alexandra of Kent & Angus Ogilvy
Post by: Lucien on December 22, 2006, 02:02:06 PM
HRH Princess Alexandra will celebrate her 70th birthday on Christmas Day.An extraordinary Lady deserves her own thread.

http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page1729.asp
Title: Re: Princess Alexandra of Kent & Angus Ogilvy
Post by: Prince_Lieven on December 22, 2006, 04:12:00 PM
Thank you for the link Lucien and the lovely pictures, Viscount. I have to agree - HRH looks fabulous for her age. In older photos she bears a striking resemblance to Princess Marina, her mother, doesn't she?
Title: Re: Princess Alexandra of Kent & Angus Ogilvy
Post by: Kimberly on December 22, 2006, 04:15:43 PM
Yes she does, no disrespect but its that slightly lop-sided smile. A lovely lady.
Title: Re: Princess Alexandra of Kent & Angus Ogilvy
Post by: TampaBay on December 23, 2006, 05:00:39 AM
Yes she does, no disrespect but its that slightly lop-sided smile. A lovely lady.

Her mother Princess Marina had it too!  I beleive it came from the Greek-Danish side of her family.

She shares a family resemblance with the current Queen of Spain and Queen of Greece or maybe they just use the same stylist!   ;D ;D ;D

TampBay
Title: Re: Princess Alexandra of Kent & Angus Ogilvy
Post by: Viscount on December 23, 2006, 07:37:15 PM


Celebrating my 300th post !!!

Princess Alexandra was born on 25th December 1936 at 3 Belgrave Square, London.   Stange to believe that at the time of her birth she was sixth in the line of succession to the British Throne - she is now 32nd.

The Princess was baptised in the Private Chapel of Buckingham Palace on 9th February 1937 and her godparents were:

HM King George VI
HM Queen Elizabeth (later HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother)
HRH Prince Nicholas of Greece & Denmark (Alexandra's grandfather)
HRH Princess Olga of Greece & Denmark The Princess Paul of Yugoslavia (sister of Alexandra's mother HRH Princess Marina)
Karl Theodor, Count zu Törring-Jettenbach (brother-in-law to Alexandra's mother HRH Princess Marina)
HM Queen Maud of Norway
The Earl of Athlone
HRH The Princess Beatrice, The Princess Henry of Battenberg

An impressive list of god-parents.

Princess Alexandra is what the Royal Family should be all about.... she carries out many engagements for charity etc. and hardly gets any real public praise or recognition although we should remember that she is now the 3rd Lady in the Land, taking precedence after HM, HRH The Princess Royal, and takes precedence over Camilla... but when required she puts on the tiara and glitz and looks stunning.  She is graceful and a real treasure - I wish her a very Happy 70th Birthday.

Happy Birthday Ma'am.. and to all my fellow AP threaders... HAPPY CHRISTMAS


The Viscount



Title: Re: Princess Alexandra of Kent & Angus Ogilvy
Post by: Alexander1917 on April 12, 2008, 08:25:55 AM
Could anybody post any new pics or information about Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy ? I think she deserves to be recognized as she is all royalty should be about.

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w245/alexander1917/11370-K2.jpg)

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w245/alexander1917/NPK001015.jpg)

HRH the Princess Alexandra will take out 14 official engagements in April 08
Title: Re: Princess Alexandra of Kent & Angus Ogilvy
Post by: Duke of New Jersey on April 18, 2008, 06:23:25 PM
Some more photos, sorry if these are duplicates I'can't seem to see the photos posted by the Viscount:
(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa20/DukeofNewJersey/Stuff/134.jpg)
(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa20/DukeofNewJersey/Stuff/135.jpg)
(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa20/DukeofNewJersey/Stuff/136.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Alexandra of Kent & Angus Ogilvy
Post by: Duke of New Jersey on April 18, 2008, 06:25:43 PM
I'm sorry for the size of the above posted photos, I tried to shrink them:
(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa20/DukeofNewJersey/Stuff/137.jpg)
(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa20/DukeofNewJersey/Stuff/138.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Alexandra of Kent & Angus Ogilvy
Post by: Duke of New Jersey on April 18, 2008, 06:33:09 PM
(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa20/DukeofNewJersey/Stuff/140-1.jpg)
(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa20/DukeofNewJersey/Stuff/141-1.jpg)
(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa20/DukeofNewJersey/Stuff/139-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Alexandra of Kent & Angus Ogilvy
Post by: Gabriella on April 28, 2008, 03:14:18 PM
Baby Alexandra
(http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb175/silkedorothea/Alexandra_1937_NPG.jpg)
Marina with her children Edward and Alexandra
(http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb175/silkedorothea/MarinamitEdwardundAl.jpg)
Alexandra and Edward  in 1940
(http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb175/silkedorothea/1940mitEdward.jpg)
at the christening of her brother Michael
(http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb175/silkedorothea/FamilienbildTaufePrinzMichael.jpg)
with her mother Marina and brother Edward 1959
(http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb175/silkedorothea/1956mitMutterEdward.jpg)
presenting her son James the only leap day baby in the Royal Family
(http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb175/silkedorothea/1964presentingJames.gif)
at the Chelsea Flower Show with the David Austen Rose named after her
(http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb175/silkedorothea/AlexandraChelseaFlowerShow2007.jpg)

mit Sophie Countess of Wessex 2006
(http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb175/silkedorothea/mitSophieWessex2006.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Alexandra of Kent & Angus Ogilvy
Post by: GrandDuchessAlix on March 14, 2010, 05:40:28 AM
Very surprised that there's not a thread on Princess Alexandra of Kent yet! She's always been a favorite royal of mine - very classy, elegant, eloquent, and classically beautiful, She takes after her mother Princess Marina very much I find - with alot of Russian influence from her grandmother too (GD Elena Elena Vladimirovna)

On her wedding day -
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2339/2105752988_852d236516.jpg)

With her mom and husband Angus Ogilvy on their way to Buckingham -
(http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/4343/51894280.jpg)

With her mother and brother, Edward of Kent -
(http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/5539/56613881.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Alexandra of Kent & Angus Ogilvy
Post by: Olga Maria on March 15, 2010, 03:46:51 AM
Oh Grand Duchess Alix! Thank you very much for confirming that there hasn't yet been a thread for her! She's indeed very charming, beautiful and sweet-faced! I adore her beauty ♥♥
Thank you very much for the photos, GD Alix! I especially love the first one!

(http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq126/olga_maria1993/th_0714c3987ecde353_large.jpg) (http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq126/olga_maria1993/0714c3987ecde353_large.jpg)  (http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq126/olga_maria1993/th_a1b3c69040625838_large.jpg) (http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq126/olga_maria1993/a1b3c69040625838_large.jpg)  (http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq126/olga_maria1993/th_080d77a8aae60bc7_large.jpg) (http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq126/olga_maria1993/080d77a8aae60bc7_large.jpg)  (http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq126/olga_maria1993/th_caa441d8c58a9bbb_large.jpg) (http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq126/olga_maria1993/caa441d8c58a9bbb_large.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Alexandra of Kent & Angus Ogilvy
Post by: Alexander1917 on March 16, 2010, 07:34:34 PM
my favorites images of Alexandra


(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w245/alexander1917/princessalexandraofkent.jpg)

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w245/alexander1917/NPK001015-1.jpg)

Title: Re: Princess Alexandra of Kent & Angus Ogilvy
Post by: Olga Maria on March 17, 2010, 03:53:26 AM
She's very elegant. Are those jewels belonging to her mother?
(http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq126/olga_maria1993/th_copy4-1.jpg) (http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq126/olga_maria1993/copy4-1.jpg) 
With her mother:they look very alike!

(http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq126/olga_maria1993/th_cecilbeatonalexaofkent.jpg) (http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq126/olga_maria1993/cecilbeatonalexaofkent.jpg)
What a classic face! Photo by Cecil Beaton

(http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq126/olga_maria1993/th_alexan1.jpg) (http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq126/olga_maria1993/alexan1.jpg)
Elegant in Blue

she's the youngest granddaughter of George V and Mary.


Title: Re: Princess Alexandra of Kent & Angus Ogilvy
Post by: Olga Maria on March 19, 2010, 09:34:55 AM
(http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq126/olga_maria1993/th_Picture1-3.jpg) (http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq126/olga_maria1993/Picture1-3.jpg)
Exquisite photo! I remember Marina, her mama, also wearing the star pins on her hair in one photo!

(http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq126/olga_maria1993/th_alexandrakent.jpg) (http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq126/olga_maria1993/alexandrakent.jpg)

To whom is she closest? To Queen Elizabeth II or Princess Margaret?

Oh I'm so sorry for not viewing my posts right after I post them...I'm very sorry.

Title: Re: Princess Alexandra of Kent & Angus Ogilvy
Post by: GrandDuchessAlix on March 20, 2010, 05:34:55 AM
I believe she's closest to the Queen - and I think she was OK with Margaret - Princess M wasn't the easiest to get along with... She's good friends with Camilla though.
Title: Re: Princess Alexandra of Kent & Angus Ogilvy
Post by: ashdean on March 20, 2010, 11:42:38 AM
She's very elegant. Are those jewels belonging to her mother?

No the jewels are the Princess's own.
The necklace (based on Queen Victorias jubilee necklace but minus the small diamond crown was a wedding present from her husband (it can also be worn with turqouise replacing the pearls) Likewise the tiara (which was a reworking of a earlier smaller floral circlet) can be worn with the pearls replace by sapphires or turqoises.
The earrings may have been part of the gems Alexandra inherited from her mother and originally came from Grand Duchess Vladimir.
Title: Re: Princess Alexandra of Kent & Angus Ogilvy
Post by: Grand Duchess Valeria on March 20, 2010, 01:28:30 PM
She has a very melancholic gaze.
Title: Re: Princess Alexandra of Kent & Angus Ogilvy
Post by: Olga Maria on April 13, 2010, 01:48:08 AM
She's very elegant. Are those jewels belonging to her mother?

No the jewels are the Princess's own.
The necklace (based on Queen Victorias jubilee necklace but minus the small diamond crown was a wedding present from her husband (it can also be worn with turqouise replacing the pearls) Likewise the tiara (which was a reworking of a earlier smaller floral circlet) can be worn with the pearls replace by sapphires or turqoises.
The earrings may have been part of the gems Alexandra inherited from her mother and originally came from Grand Duchess Vladimir.
Aww, thank you very much for these information ashdean! Those  pieces of jewelry are really amazing because they can be vaied in designs by replacing the gems in them with another...
Some photos
(http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq126/olga_maria1993/th_100753_001.jpg) (http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq126/olga_maria1993/100753_001.jpg)  (http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq126/olga_maria1993/th_1963alexweddogl.jpg) (http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq126/olga_maria1993/1963alexweddogl.jpg)  (http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq126/olga_maria1993/th_2006BH7358.jpg) (http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq126/olga_maria1993/2006BH7358.jpg) 

Title: Re: Princess Alexandra of Kent & Angus Ogilvy
Post by: Olga Maria on April 14, 2010, 02:20:41 AM

Princess Alexandra walked almost a mile through the ranks of policemen from across the county when she visited Kent Police headquarters in Maidstone in 1957. She had been due to tour the ranks in a car, but insisted on walking.
Title: Re: Princess Alexandra of Kent & Angus Ogilvy
Post by: KarlandZita on December 09, 2010, 01:48:57 PM
Princess Alexandra's portrait by Cecil Beaton in 1955 :

(http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/863433cecilbeaton1955.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=863433cecilbeaton1955.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Alexandra of Kent & Angus Ogilvy
Post by: Eric_Lowe on December 09, 2010, 04:36:46 PM
Alexandra is one of the most elegant women of the British Royal Family.  ;)
Title: Re: Princess Alexandra of Kent & Angus Ogilvy
Post by: KarlandZita on December 11, 2010, 05:51:51 AM
Lovely Princess Alexandra in 1953 :

(http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/742522princessalexandra1953.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=742522princessalexandra1953.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Alexandra of Kent & Angus Ogilvy
Post by: Eric_Lowe on December 12, 2010, 12:33:35 PM
Yes. By Cecil Beaton.
Title: Re: Princess Alexandra of Kent & Angus Ogilvy
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on January 03, 2011, 06:03:30 PM
Lovely Alexandra

(http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/8581/princessalexandracorona.jpg) (http://img440.imageshack.us/i/princessalexandracorona.jpg/)
 
Title: Re: Princess Alexandra of Kent & Angus Ogilvy
Post by: Grace on January 03, 2011, 06:12:27 PM
Except for the hair, her face looks not unlike Diana's in this photograph although I realise they were not related.
Title: Re: Princess Alexandra of Kent & Angus Ogilvy
Post by: carl fraley on January 04, 2011, 04:17:06 PM
IMO she's only gotten prettier as she's gotten older....
Title: Re: Princess Alexandra of Kent & Angus Ogilvy
Post by: Eric_Lowe on January 05, 2011, 10:51:18 AM
More elegant and sophiticated.  ;) Yes, like Diana , she was an English rose in her peaches & cream complextion.
Title: Re: Princess Alexandra of Kent & Angus Ogilvy
Post by: KarlandZita on January 08, 2011, 07:54:28 AM
(http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/727403p8745.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=727403p8745.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Alexandra of Kent & Angus Ogilvy
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on January 08, 2011, 08:07:25 AM
Except for the hair, her face looks not unlike Diana's in this photograph although I realise they were not related.

You re absolutely right!! i never noticed that till you said it!

Here another of the photoshoot. It seems you can see Marina`s reflection in it

(http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/8581/princessalexandracorona.jpg) (http://img148.imageshack.us/i/princessalexandracorona.jpg/)
 
Title: Re: Princess Alexandra of Kent & Angus Ogilvy
Post by: Olga Maria on March 18, 2011, 03:15:51 AM
I really love those taken by Cecil Beaton! Thank many times for the new pics!

I have a problem with seeing pictures hosted by imageshack... may someone tell me how to see those? Thank you very much in advance!
Katenka, have you posted this picture already?
(http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq126/olga_maria1993/dapat%20isave%20sa%20com/th_BeautifulAlexandra.jpg) (http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq126/olga_maria1993/dapat%20isave%20sa%20com/BeautifulAlexandra.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Alexandra of Kent & Angus Ogilvy
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on March 18, 2011, 07:14:52 AM
Nope, and its wonderful!!!

Here one with a pet

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lhx4kbCzxW1qzjmo0o1_500.jpg)


Title: Re: Princess Alexandra of Kent & Angus Ogilvy
Post by: Gabriella on March 19, 2011, 06:15:07 PM
her wedding ceremony at Westminster Abbey:

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=43232 (http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=43232)
Title: Re: Princess Alexandra of Kent & Angus Ogilvy
Post by: Suzanne on October 16, 2012, 08:38:15 AM
Princess Alexandra will visit Canada this week for the centennial of her regiment

http://www.royalhistorian.com/princess-alexandra-celebrates-the-centennial-of-the-canadian-scottish-regiment-in-victoria-british-columbia/
Title: Re: Princess Alexandra of Kent & Angus Ogilvy
Post by: Marc on March 24, 2014, 07:53:16 PM
I just love this photo of Princess Alexandra by Cecil Beaton in 1960 and had to post it ;)

(http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k126/auersperg21/Alex_zpsbb1ec9a2.jpg) (http://s87.photobucket.com/user/auersperg21/media/Alex_zpsbb1ec9a2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Princess Alexandra of Kent & Angus Ogilvy
Post by: Eric_Lowe on April 04, 2014, 09:32:54 PM
Does she still have that necklace ?
Title: Re: Princess Alexandra of Kent & Angus Ogilvy
Post by: Marc on April 07, 2014, 06:21:34 AM
I think she does...
Title: Re: Princess Alexandra of Kent & Angus Ogilvy
Post by: Eric_Lowe on April 07, 2014, 08:55:09 AM
I believe so too.
Title: Re: Princess Alexandra of Kent & Angus Ogilvy
Post by: Grace on April 08, 2014, 05:06:45 AM
Marc, thanks for posting that beautiful photo of Alexandra in the yellow gown, but are you sure it's from as far back as 1960?  She looks older than 23-24 here and appears to be wearing engagement/wedding rings.  Just querying... :)
Title: Re: Princess Alexandra of Kent & Angus Ogilvy
Post by: Eric_Lowe on April 09, 2014, 09:58:23 PM
Looks like late sixties.