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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part III
« Reply #30 on: March 30, 2006, 11:44:21 AM »
I had been thinking it was time for a new one as well--once we hit 20 pages, mostly pictures, it seems to be time.
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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part III
« Reply #31 on: March 30, 2006, 12:25:12 PM »
Thank you gradduchessella,here are some to start with.



A dress of Queen Alexandra she wore around 1900.

 
On alexandra Rose day look at the little girl oooh.( great picture)
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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part III
« Reply #32 on: March 30, 2006, 09:22:02 PM »
royal netherlands, what an absolute treasure you are sharing with all of us!  Once again thank you so much for the time and effort you spend to bring these images to the forum!  :-*
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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part III
« Reply #33 on: March 30, 2006, 09:35:25 PM »
some of Queen Alexandra late in life



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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part III
« Reply #34 on: March 30, 2006, 09:36:21 PM »


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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part III
« Reply #35 on: March 30, 2006, 09:37:47 PM »




As you can see from some of the above photos, QA gained a bit of a second wind by participating in the war effort as much as age and infirmity would allow. She really enjoyed visiting the wounded and lending her name and attention to various war-related charities.
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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part III
« Reply #36 on: March 30, 2006, 09:39:11 PM »
Hope the mother clipped out this photo at the time for the lucky baby.  :)

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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part III
« Reply #37 on: March 30, 2006, 09:47:08 PM »
QA looks like she is holding that child rather perilously!  

Mother to child at a later date:  "...and after the picture was taken, that was when you were dropped on the floor, and you cried and made such a fuss that the Queen left straight away..."
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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part III
« Reply #38 on: March 31, 2006, 07:41:22 AM »
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royal netherlands, what an absolute treasure you are sharing with all of us!  Once again thank you so much for the time and effort you spend to bring these images to the forum!  :-*


It really is my pleasure emeraldeyes, glad you all like the images and appreciate it thank you.

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PS: ella thank you for the wonderfull images you send agian, you are really a great poster of information and images( some of them I never saw before) on this forum. I think it need to be said. :)
And the last images you send thank you that was what I was looking for a smiling Alexandra in later life ;)
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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part III
« Reply #39 on: March 31, 2006, 09:21:26 AM »



1 and 2 Princess of wales.
3,4 and 5 with the family.
6 A young Alexandra.

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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part III
« Reply #40 on: March 31, 2006, 09:26:07 AM »



1:Beatifull Princess of Wales
2:Beatifull Princess of Wales.
3:With her two sons George and Eddy.
4:Looking fashionable.
5:With her beloved dogs.
6:She looks pretty beatifull in those coronation robes.

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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part III
« Reply #41 on: April 01, 2006, 05:18:39 AM »
I have been examining Alix's neck very closely, even with a magnifying glass, on the few photos were her neck is bare, and I have never noticed anything that even reminded of a scar. It must have been visible, if the brits were so concerned about it, but there's nothing to see.

I'm beginning to believe that the scar was just a rumor, started by the ones who was against a marriage between Alix and Bertie.
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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part III
« Reply #42 on: April 01, 2006, 10:16:58 AM »
Wouldn't any photos where the scar was visible have been retouched?  

Would the existence of a scar be so scandalous that it would blight her chances of marrying/being a success in society?  Or would there be an underlying message of 'she was so poor that she lived in disease-ridden squalor' and thus unfit for life at court?

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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part III
« Reply #43 on: April 01, 2006, 01:00:24 PM »
I think there probably was a little scar because she almost invariably wore the dog collars or high necks. The rumors about why were probably mostly untrue. It probably was just a little accident when she was younger. Perhaps embellished by those jealous of her beauty, who knows? No reason to think it didn't exist though. I agree, bare-necked photos (the few there are) could've been retouched or the scar just not really all that noticeable.
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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part III
« Reply #44 on: April 03, 2006, 10:15:31 AM »
 
The princess of Wales in the year 1894.