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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part III
« Reply #495 on: April 19, 2010, 07:47:42 PM »
She grew up in and around Dresden, and when her parents died she went to live with her uncle in Berlin. He was the Saxon Minister to Prussia, and he was married to a widow of one of the last German Electors.
What!!!???
I can't believe I've overlooked the fact that Elector Wilhelm II of Hesse-Cassel after his abdication married a second morganatic wife, Karoline von Berlepsch, who was 43 years younger than him and was made Baroness and then Countess of Bergen (a Hessian small town, now a suburb of Frankfurt and married to this Count Karl-Adolph von Hohenthal in her second marriage)!
Those Hesse-Cassels really were quite wonderfully impossible.

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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part III
« Reply #496 on: April 20, 2010, 12:59:13 AM »
I read somewhere that she died from burns after falling asleep by the fire.... :(
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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part III
« Reply #497 on: April 20, 2010, 03:38:00 PM »
There is a short biography of her in Meriel Buchanan's "Victorian Gallery" published in the mid 1950's .
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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part III
« Reply #498 on: April 25, 2010, 03:40:46 PM »
Alexandra and someone else feeding pidgeons


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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part III
« Reply #499 on: April 26, 2010, 09:13:15 AM »
When did Alix made her trip to Italy ?

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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part III
« Reply #500 on: May 13, 2010, 11:21:37 AM »

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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part III
« Reply #501 on: May 13, 2010, 12:28:01 PM »
This one is SUPERB!


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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part III
« Reply #502 on: May 13, 2010, 12:38:34 PM »

by Russell & Sons, Chichester (from the session where she is also with her little daughter Maud)


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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part III
« Reply #503 on: May 13, 2010, 12:46:36 PM »
beautiful! pity its so blurry

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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part III
« Reply #504 on: May 13, 2010, 01:40:37 PM »
Still she still looks charming. Her great great grandson Lord Frederick Windsor (who just married and move to California) looked just like Alix. The shape of the face and colour of the eyes.

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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part III
« Reply #505 on: May 13, 2010, 02:34:47 PM »
synadenne thanks for sharing! It's such a lovely image of her!

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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part III
« Reply #506 on: June 01, 2010, 01:48:35 PM »

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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part III
« Reply #507 on: June 01, 2010, 02:43:29 PM »
Too many buttions here. I think she was wearing her horse shoe brooch in this portrait.

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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part III
« Reply #508 on: June 01, 2010, 06:53:03 PM »
think of those buttons as a handy nose scratcher

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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part III
« Reply #509 on: June 01, 2010, 08:55:06 PM »
Interesting concept...like people think of them todays as smarties or M&Ms... :D