Queen Alexandra and her daughters Louise and Victoria.
Alexandra with Eddy, George, and Louise.
Prince Eddy: The King we never had
This revealing film uses newly discovered letters written by Prince Eddy himself to explore whether his early death saved Britain from a monster, or cheated the nation of a good king.
For the first time, Eddy’s own words serve in his defence in a fresh investigation of the remarkable kind Britain never had.
Queen Alexandra and seven of her Grandchildren. c.1904:
Queen Alexandra holding Prince George, Prince Henry, Princess Alexandra, Prince Albert, Princess Maud, Prince Edward and Princess Mary.
LSK: Their outfits….ohmygod :3
Queen Alexandra was a keen photographer. Unusually, she actually exhibited her work in public in the Kodak exhibitions of 1902 and 1906 and in 1908, she worked with the Daily Telegraph to produce a book called Queen Alexandra’s Christmas Gift Book: Photographs from my camera, the proceeds from which were given to charities.
The above image depicts Sandringham in 1902, with Alexandra’s grandchildren (Edward VIII, George VI and Princess Mary) walking across the lawn. (Pure speculation but the woman might be Queen Mary if Alexandra took the photo?)
I wish it was bigger and it’s probably of little interest to anyone but me, but I love it. It’s so informal, which is so rare in photographs of royalty, or at least British royalty, from this period. It’s also just very… Englishy, somehow…
There’s more images from Alexandra’s book HERE, including a great shot of Queen Victoria caught by surprise I think.
LSK: Oh, lovely. I wish I can learn from her more about getting a good shot…
LSK: ”The Young Midshipmen greet their mother in the “Bacchante” “
A drawing of Queen Alexandra, then Princess of Wales, greets her two sons on their return home from a voyage to the West Indies in the “Bacchante”, in which they received their first experience of life in Navy.
The Wales’s pictured in 1892, shortly after the death of Prince Albert Victor (affectionately known as “Eddy” to the family); the Prince of Wales is the only one not present in this picture.
From left to right: Princess Maud of Wales, Princess Alexandra of Wales, Princess Louise, Duchess of Fife, Prince George, the Duke of York and Princess Victoria of Wales.
with her daughter Victoria, Maud and Louise
LSK: I love Maud’s dress!
Queen Alexandra holding her grandson, Edward VIII.
[Post by Mary]
“I feel sorry for Queen Alexandra, nee Princess Alexandra of Denmark. She was ‘the perfect princess,’ mother of his healthy five children, and supporting him to the end, and her thanks for it all was a lifetime of humiliation in the face of his flagrant philandering.” — Submitted by Anonymous
Agreed. Back then that was just part of the deal if you were royal, sadly.