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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part V
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2006, 03:45:52 AM »
Has anyone one notice the following or is it just me; 

Photos of Alexandra though old have mordern look as if she was modeling for a "fashion spread" in Vogue whereas all photos of Queen Mary look old as they should!  ??? ??? ???  I think it is the cut of Alexandra's clothes!

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I think Queen Alexandra and her clothes are far too beautiful to be found in a modern day issue of Vogue, that's for sure. But I love everything about her style. It's a pity women don't have the opportunity to dress like this today, unless they are starring in a period film.
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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part V
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2006, 03:47:22 AM »
She appears to be wearing her favourite serpent bracelet? Wish that was on display somewhere rather than just in the vault, never seeing the light of day :)

Where is this serpent bracelet now? Who did Alix leave it to? Maybe QEII doesn't have it. ??? I wish to see it again very much as well.
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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part V
« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2006, 04:31:23 AM »
In a bank vault I think.

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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part V
« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2006, 06:10:54 AM »
I believe Prince William wears one of EVII's bangles, I think it may be made of copper. Perhaps Alix's sepent bracelet is waiting for some one to pick out.

On the other hand after Alix died, GV, QM, Toria and Maud got together at Sandingham, and divided QA's personal hoard between them. I wonder if any pieces were put aside for Louise and her girls? Perhaps the long unseen bracelet is sitting in the Fife/Southesk deposit box. Just a thought!

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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part V
« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2006, 06:35:53 AM »
She was always very fashionable, beautiful, and social. Like her sister, she built her life on this, very much. She seems to have been very young, both in looks and in thought throughout her life. She was deaf, and her husband was quite a ladies man, but she was a typical lady of Edwardian society. It really was her era, she was born in the right era.

Queen Alexandra wasn't totally deaf was she? I mean she could speak fine and she didn't use sign language!

In her very old age, she was said to be "stone deaf".  Her hearing deteriorated after her rheumatic fever illness in 1867, when she was only 22 and got progressively worse.  As time went on, it necessitated her withdrawal from the Marlborough House socialising which she had previously enjoyed with Bertie.  Her speech was not affected as she was not deaf in her earliest years.  She wouldn't have wanted to use sign language, as she was sensitive about her handicap and tried to hide it, or at least downplay it, where possible.

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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part V
« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2006, 06:58:21 AM »
I believe Prince William wears one of EVII's bangles, I think it may be made of copper. Perhaps Alix's sepent bracelet is waiting for some one to pick out.

On the other hand after Alix died, GV, QM, Toria and Maud got together at Sandingham, and divided QA's personal hoard between them. I wonder if any pieces were put aside for Louise and her girls? Perhaps the long unseen bracelet is sitting in the Fife/Southesk deposit box. Just a thought!

I have seen that bangle thing that William wears, I thought it looked too modern to be an inherited thing. That's great if he does where Edward VII's bangle. I sometimes wonder which of their ancestors/relatives the young royals are particularly interested in. I wonder, for instance, if Lord Frederick is interested or is even aware of his strong resemblance to his great-great-uncle Prince Eddy?!

I was thinking the same thing, that maybe the serpent bracelet was left to Louise and is currently with her descendents. I see no reason to assume it was left to George, who gave it to George VI who gave it to EII. It could have gone to several other branches, who knows? ???
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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part V
« Reply #21 on: September 19, 2006, 09:53:04 AM »
Here are some pictures of Alexandra in later life from some old magazines.
I really like those snap shots of Queen Alexandra,she always looks so nice and spontaneous.


Queen Alexandra and her daughter Princess Victoria (''Toria'') visiting Farnborough England.(1915)


Three Queens attend the Royal Garden Party at Montague House,The London Mansion of the Duke of Buccleuch in honor of the France's day.(1915)
In this unnusual assembled on the balcony of the Montague House, where the principell adress of the ''France day'' was delivered by Lord Curzon are
Queen Mary with the former Queen Amelie of Portugal and on her right Queen Alexandra in conversation with Princess Christian,M,Paul Cambon
The French inbassador in the centre Princess Mary the Princess Royal and Princess Arthur of Connaught, in the background and on the left The Duke of Somerset and the Duchess of Somerset, The Duchess of Devonshire and facing them Lord Curzon.

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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part V
« Reply #22 on: September 19, 2006, 09:57:22 AM »

Queen Alexandra saluted by little Inmates of Sir William Treloar's Home fore cripples at Alton England.(1914)

Queen Alexandra leaving Westmister Abbey.(1915)

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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part V
« Reply #23 on: September 19, 2006, 09:57:57 AM »



And you can see good, loyal Sir Dighton Probyn right by her side as ever.



In the back, it looks like that could be Pss Louise (profile, black hat) with her daughter Alexandra (in white) next to her.
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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part V
« Reply #24 on: September 19, 2006, 10:04:01 AM »


If Im right gdella posted this image in a earlier thread.
Queen Alexandra inspecting one of a fleet of sixteen ambulance's.

King George V and his mother watching the young soldiers of America as they marched past Buckinham Palace.

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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part V
« Reply #25 on: September 19, 2006, 10:08:28 AM »
 
 



In the back, it looks like that could be Pss Louise (profile, black hat) with her daughter Alexandra (in white) next to her.
 

Yes I was thinking the same thing actually, and Im almost shore they are Princess Louise and her daughter Alexandra. At first I was thinking is could be Maud but it is Alexandra. :)

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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part V
« Reply #26 on: September 19, 2006, 10:42:23 AM »
Louise in profile!

Thank you Royal Netherlands! Super to see another later piccie of her! Who is the woman on Alix Connaught's other side?

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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part V
« Reply #27 on: September 20, 2006, 02:13:49 PM »
(From a King's Story)


The Duke of Windsor about his Grandmother Queen Alexandra.


Prince Edward of York  ,( later Prince of Wales, King Edward VIII and Duke of Windsor), pictured with his grandmother, Queen Alexandra   around 1900. 

"My Grandmother, Queen Alexandra, lived in the ''Big House'' as usual.
I almost visited her every evening just to have a talk with her, play patience or we spend time making a jigsaw.
 Back then she already was a older lady, but she still owned a lot of her beauty she had when she came to England fifty years ago, as a charming young woman who was about to get married to my grandfather.
With her elegant physiognomy, her high hairstyle and graceful gesture she still was the object of common admiration.
The allure she projected was irresistible, and that charm made her handicap's come on the second place, her limp and deafness.
And her revolt against the accuracy in a family where every thing depends on time.
She always came to late, fore dinners, church, trains and what was the worst at  ceremony's.
The story goes that she even was to late at her own coronation, and that my grandfather came in to her dressing room (with his watch in his hand) blaming "Dear Alix, if you’re not coming right now you’re not going to be crowned as a Queen".


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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part V
« Reply #28 on: September 22, 2006, 01:58:29 PM »
It's a bit of topic, but its still about Alexandra and her bracelet.
Found this picture of Queen Emma and her two year old daughter in 1882, she is also wearing some kind of Snake Bracelet.
Isn't she?
I know it isn't the same as Alexandra but is it a Snake bracelet?




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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part V
« Reply #29 on: September 22, 2006, 05:45:18 PM »
It could very well be--snake bracelets were popular at the time, perhaps due to QA.
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