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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part V
« Reply #30 on: September 22, 2006, 10:53:28 PM »
Queen Victoria had a snake engagement ring. I don't think any pictures are available of it because it was buried with her.

Has anyone got a picture where her snake ring is visible? :)
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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part V
« Reply #31 on: September 23, 2006, 09:44:44 AM »
Well maybe you all start a thread about this subject. ;)

Alix and Minny in Hvidore (picture from the GREM).
On the desk their is a picture of Alix and Bertie, and if you watch very carefully you can see a picture of Alix ,Minny and their father standing in the middle.
The picture was made during a visited to Denmark probally,their have been made quit some shot of this pose.

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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part V
« Reply #32 on: September 23, 2006, 09:49:06 AM »
There were quite a few shots taken at that sitting if memory serves. I'm not sure if it was to commemorate a particular occasion or 'just because'. Alexandra is wearing black so perhaps on a visit while she was mourning EVII (I think she took a long trip to Denmark soon after her widowhood) or perhaps when the sisters were in Denmark following their brother Frederick's death?

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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part V
« Reply #33 on: September 23, 2006, 10:03:08 AM »
I think Alix was probably the best Princess of Wales to date for all the reasons I discussed above.  The fact she was Royal helped but she completely adapted to the Windsor clan without losing a sense of herself.  This was no easy task on her part.

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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part V
« Reply #34 on: September 23, 2006, 10:05:22 AM »
Alix cerainly did not shrank from helping others and giving her heart at the same time. In comparison May wasn't as daring as her mother-in-law.  ;)

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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part V
« Reply #35 on: September 23, 2006, 10:13:48 AM »
I find it difficult to view "Old Emerald & Diamond Drawers" as a consort. 

For all practical purposes she was a co-soverign ( V&A, William & Mary) and Edward VII treated her as such.

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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part V
« Reply #36 on: September 23, 2006, 10:21:18 AM »
Really...Then why did he allow May to see documents that denied Alix ? Was it Bertie was afraid of her influrence on the part of her extended family ?  ???

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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part V
« Reply #37 on: September 23, 2006, 10:55:20 AM »
Eric,

Old Diamond and Emerald Drawers IS Quenn Mary!!!

I forget you were not around when all the Royals had nicknames, some of which were not very nice. 

GD Ella put a stop to all the non-nice royal nicknames with the exception of "Stavros Glucksburg" and "Cookie".

I view Queen Mary as a co-soverign not Alix.

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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part V
« Reply #38 on: September 23, 2006, 11:19:09 AM »
Hmmm...Although Alix was more of a Royal in terms of blood than "poor May".  ;)

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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part V
« Reply #39 on: September 23, 2006, 11:28:24 AM »
Here are some more pose's of the picture, I sen earlier.
 http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f78/opzich/Royals%20past%20and%20present/minniealixcorrectie.jpg
I think this is (agian ;D) one of my favorit shots of the Royal sisters.

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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part V
« Reply #40 on: September 23, 2006, 11:44:03 AM »
 http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f78/opzich/Royals%20past%20and%20present/samedresssisterscorrectie.jpg
The two sisters Minny and Alix wearing the same dresses.(In the firat picture also standing Queen Olga of Greece their sister in law picture from GREM)

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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part V
« Reply #41 on: September 23, 2006, 01:50:44 PM »
I believe there was vey little George V did without first discussing indepth with May.

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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part V
« Reply #42 on: September 23, 2006, 07:22:21 PM »
Eric,

Old Diamond and Emerald Drawers IS Quenn Mary!!!

I forget you were not around when all the Royals had nicknames, some of which were not very nice. 

GD Ella put a stop to all the non-nice royal nicknames with the exception of "Stavros Glucksburg" and "Cookie".

I view Queen Mary as a co-soverign not Alix.

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Well Queen Mary just wasn't a co-sovereign. She was a Queen Consort as of course you know, even if George V did consult her on everything.
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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part V
« Reply #43 on: September 23, 2006, 07:29:49 PM »
Not sure he consult her on everything. If so Toria would not be on the cruise to Italy with them. The one that both brother and sister gang up and made fun of her... ;D

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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part V
« Reply #44 on: September 23, 2006, 08:05:51 PM »
Not sure he consult her on everything. If so Toria would not be on the cruise to Italy with them. The one that both brother and sister gang up and made fun of her... ;D

I think that's cute. I'm glad that Toria and George were so close. With Eddy and John dead, Maud in Norway and Louise in Scotland with her husband and children, it is so sweet that Toria and George were close companions.
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