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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925)
« Reply #75 on: February 28, 2006, 12:33:15 PM »

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« Reply #76 on: February 28, 2006, 01:01:00 PM »





One of my favourit poses of Queen Alexandra.

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« Reply #77 on: February 28, 2006, 01:03:10 PM »



Does any one has more pictures of these serie.
Are other poses in this serie because its one of my favourit serie pictures.

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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925)
« Reply #78 on: February 28, 2006, 04:29:54 PM »
The Sitting also included a group picture of Queen Victoria and Bertie.

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« Reply #79 on: February 28, 2006, 04:34:43 PM »
Those Victorians and their snazzy photo montages. You can see the shadows falling on different sides of their faces, most definitely a fakie!  ;)

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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925)
« Reply #80 on: February 28, 2006, 04:39:25 PM »
it is from the archives of the  'Popperfoto Library' in a book i have had fore many years although not about royalty in its entirety it has some good pictures  . . . .  however i never studied it that closely and the shadows are different, could this not just mean there were a number or light sources?

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« Reply #81 on: February 28, 2006, 07:25:55 PM »
I don't think different light sources are likely....unless it was my friends, the little spacemen zooming by. Besides, I've seen this as three separate images, which may have all been taken on the same day, but Victoria, Bertie and Alix did not pose together.

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« Reply #82 on: February 28, 2006, 09:03:59 PM »
I agree...

I think Alix looked beautiful and innocent wearing that lovely dress with stars and the Dagmar necklace. I think it was the height of her beauty.  :D

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« Reply #83 on: March 01, 2006, 06:37:30 AM »
There were some other shots from this sitting posted a few pages earlier, and I thought I'd add this one. Is it just me or is their disillusionment with eachother starting to show.....?



The Victorian Diana and Charles. I wonder how aware Diana was of Alix's story, and how much they had in common.  ???

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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925)
« Reply #84 on: March 01, 2006, 09:50:55 AM »
It very well could be, though I still think part of Alix's expression and looks in the photo has to do with her being rushed into being photographed when she was basically still convalescent.

She had to be perturbed with Bertie though. He was off partying in London while she was expecting Louise. He came home when she went down with rheumatic fever but soon grew restless. One Court observer (I forget who it was--a Ponsonby or Mallet maybe) remarked on how badly he was behaving. Alix, when she needed to be sleeping, would wait up for him to return. He certainly didn't provide much comfort during her illness or recovery.
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« Reply #85 on: March 01, 2006, 10:36:54 AM »
 :'(It's certainly a far cry from those engagement pictures when Alex was smiling.  I suppose the pictures were somewhat hurridly done so the public could rest assured that she was recovering.  But it is unusual that she left her hair down so untidy as she did.  She certainly looks drained.

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« Reply #86 on: March 01, 2006, 11:15:24 AM »
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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925)
« Reply #87 on: March 01, 2006, 03:05:42 PM »

A verry beatifull picture.


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« Reply #89 on: March 01, 2006, 03:39:44 PM »
The tiara was part of a parure that Bertie gave to Alix as a wedding present. It consisted of the tiara, a necklace, earrings and a brooch. It was those jewels she wore on their wedding day. (There is a photo of the complete parure on page 3 in "Queen Maud of Norways wardrobe").
I think it is very unlikely that her children would split up the parure after Alix's death, and there is a photo of Queen Mary wearing the brooch in 1938. So I think the tiara and the rest of the parure was given to George and Mary. The necklace and the brooch was owned by the queen mother until her death. Since Elizabeth by then already owned the earrings, she probaly inherited the necklace, brooch and the tiara. (She has only been seen wearing the brooch once, back in 1972 on a state visit to France).

Of course, this is only my guess. But I think it's very easy to imagine that Bertie and Alix's children felt, that their father's wedding present to their mother, should remain in the reigning monarch's family.
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