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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925)
« Reply #495 on: April 02, 2007, 03:01:29 PM »
Mayall photographed Alexandra and Bertie in several poses following the ceremony (at Windsor Castle, I presume).  Could  someone please show some of the wedding (or engagement) poses again?  Thank you.  :)

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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925)
« Reply #496 on: April 02, 2007, 08:54:11 PM »
Queen Louise of Denmark and the Cambridge family (George, Augusta and Mary, mother of the future Queen Mary) were first cousins. Apparently, Prince George, Duke of Cambridge, once harbored a tendre for his cousin Louise when the families met up at family gatherings at Rumpenheim--the forerunner of the infamous Danish royal gatherings. Queen Alexandra, being closer in age to Mary Cambridge than her mother was (11 years difference), was very close to her and this probably helped grease the wheels for a marriage between first Eddy, then George, and Princess May.
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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925)
« Reply #497 on: April 02, 2007, 10:05:32 PM »
Yes...Fat Mary (as she was called in the family) met Alix as childhood friends and once pushed Dagmar in her pram during the gatherings in Rumpenheim. However Mary's flirtacious behavior towards men was not condoned by Princess Christian (Alix's mother) who once told her that she would box her ears if she (Alix) dared to copy her cousin in that aspect. QV was also relieved that Mary was able to get married to Franz of Teck, even though the groom was a morganetic prince (of the house of Wurttemberg) and had no money nor position.  :(

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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925)
« Reply #498 on: April 03, 2007, 09:28:01 AM »
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Mayall photographed Alexandra and Bertie in several poses following the ceremony (at Windsor Castle, I presume).  Could  someone please show some of the wedding (or engagement) poses again?  Thank you. 

Here's one of the beautiful teenage bride:

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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925)
« Reply #499 on: April 03, 2007, 09:48:24 AM »
Is Alexandra's dress still in existence, does anyone know? Is it on display anywhere?

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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925)
« Reply #500 on: April 03, 2007, 10:25:41 AM »
The dress was apparently cut down shortly after the wedding--the lace, etc, I believe. The base of the dress is intact and was on display at Kensington Palace at one point, along with the wedding dresses of Queen Mary, QE the Queen Mother and others.
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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925)
« Reply #501 on: April 03, 2007, 11:31:44 AM »
The dress was apparently cut down shortly after the wedding--the lace, etc, I believe. The base of the dress is intact and was on display at Kensington Palace at one point, along with the wedding dresses of Queen Mary, QE the Queen Mother and others.
Altering a wedding dress so it could be worn afterward was a common practice in those days.It was not only for economic reasons either ....as the great heiress Consuelo Vanderbilt mentions her high necked gown being "Cut low"  to use as her presentation gown when being introduced to Queen Victoria as a married woman...

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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925)
« Reply #502 on: April 03, 2007, 01:42:06 PM »
Alexandra's wedding dress on display:





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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925)
« Reply #503 on: April 03, 2007, 01:42:41 PM »
The bridesmaids:

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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925)
« Reply #504 on: April 03, 2007, 04:57:02 PM »
Does anyone know if she wore a tiara underneath the flowered headpiece?  It doesn't really show in any of the photographs.

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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925)
« Reply #505 on: April 03, 2007, 09:43:58 PM »
I couldn't find a record of her wearing one in the wedding coverage.
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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925)
« Reply #506 on: April 04, 2007, 01:52:10 AM »
Does anyone know if she wore a tiara underneath the flowered headpiece?  It doesn't really show in any of the photographs.

I think that's doubtful. What with all that foliage - you wouldn't see it anyway.
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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925)
« Reply #507 on: April 04, 2007, 03:12:54 AM »
I found a few things:

1. These are from a Majesty Magazine:



2. These two are ones that have cut out the other people in the photo:




3. Taken after the wedding (this was the one I was talking about!)




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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925)
« Reply #508 on: April 12, 2007, 07:06:44 AM »


Queen Alexandra with her daughter Princess Victoria and her nearly-daughter-in-law, Eddy's one-time betrothed, Princess Helene.
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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925)
« Reply #509 on: April 12, 2007, 03:03:25 PM »
I always thought that the Helene thing was without the approval of the family?

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