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« Reply #30 on: September 01, 2005, 09:06:15 AM »
Thank you Grace for these beautiful photos, most of which I had not seen before.  I love the early photos of her at the time of her marriage--thin, frail, lovely.  She's my favorite royal, perhaps because I feel sorry for her that her marriage faded  as well as her own personal health.  She was such a figure of beauty and style for her time, perhaps the most photographed woman of the Victorian age. It is so wonderful that hundreds of her photographs survive.

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« Reply #31 on: September 01, 2005, 10:30:10 AM »
That severe hairstyle looks wonderful on Alix, though on others it could make them look gaunt and hollow-cheeked (like Princess Alice did sometimes) . . .
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« Reply #32 on: September 02, 2005, 07:41:51 AM »
Thank you all - I'm pleased you like these photos.  :D  

Prince Lieven - yes, Alix, with her beautiful features could wear any hairstyle.  I think it was Vicky who criticised some of the newer hairstyles at the time saying "that would only look good on Aunt Alix...".


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« Reply #34 on: September 02, 2005, 09:53:34 AM »
When Alix and Bertie visited Berlin in 1909, Dona, who was, I think, about 15 years Alix's junior, apprently looked more like Alix's mother!  ;D

When she was 50, Bertie's friend Lord Carrington remarked - 'yes, quite beautiful. About 35, apprently'!  :D
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« Reply #35 on: September 02, 2005, 08:26:29 PM »


Queen Alexandra colored by me.

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« Reply #36 on: September 11, 2005, 03:32:42 PM »
 It's amazing how little Alexandra's looks changed as she aged. Even pictures of her in her 50s showed that she still had a stunning complexion and great posture. Very much one of the great beauties of her day, even I think surpassing Lillie Langtry herself. ;)

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« Reply #37 on: September 11, 2005, 03:52:39 PM »
Alix's appearence as she aged was certainly remarkable. At 50 she still looked 30.
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« Reply #38 on: September 11, 2005, 04:48:47 PM »
With her sister Thyra.  Left this image a bit larger so you can appreciate the scope of this amazing room.  The caption is in Greek so I have no idea where this is, perhaps Sandringham?


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« Reply #39 on: September 11, 2005, 07:40:10 PM »
With her mother and sister Dagmar.


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« Reply #40 on: September 12, 2005, 08:23:57 AM »
Thank you, Speedycat! I especially love the second one you posted of Queen Louise and her daughters. I love looking at all the framed pictures in the background, figuring out who they all are! So far I've picked out George and May on the left (engagement photo), Sophie and Tino's engagement photo, a painting of Thyra, and on the table beside them, May & George! Does anyone else do this too?  ;D

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« Reply #41 on: September 12, 2005, 09:03:56 AM »
I love looking at the background of photos to see what is there, but I can rarely identify anything/anyone that may be present.  I just find it interesting to look beyond the dominant image.


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« Reply #42 on: September 12, 2005, 09:13:30 AM »
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Thank you, Speedycat! I especially love the second one you posted of Queen Louise and her daughters. I love looking at all the framed pictures in the background, figuring out who they all are! So far I've picked out George and May on the left (engagement photo), Sophie and Tino's engagement photo, a painting of Thyra, and on the table beside them, May & George! Does anyone else do this too?  ;D

Glad you like them.  Too bad my scanner is just not as good as I want it to be.  The orginals are perfectly clear and sharp and no nasty yellow and blue lines running through them.  I am on a 'scanning spree' lately as I have a new book "Hellinniki Dynazteia" from Greece.  All captions are in Greece, but since the entire book is mostly extremely high quality photos I can't complain.  90% are of the Greek Royal Family(see some of my new posts in the Greek Forum), but they do have some other relatives in there too.
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« Reply #43 on: November 16, 2005, 04:30:06 PM »
Yes Alexandra was a beautiful woman, who aged better than many of the other royals. But I must say Queen Louise didn't necessarily age well but she did seem to have that kindly, grandmotherly expression.

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« Reply #44 on: November 16, 2005, 05:16:16 PM »
Michael G.,

Could it be the shape of her head, her profile, the lower part of her face below her nose to her chin? That's what strikes me as being similar to Princess Margaret. Other than that I cannot see resemblance.

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In the first picture I notice quite a resemblance to Princess Margaret when she was younger, and I can't explain exactly what it is, but it is there in my view.