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Queen Alexandra

(1844-1925), Queen of Edward VII

Sitter associated with 469 portraits
Artist associated with 10 portraits
Born in Copenhagen, the eldest daughter of King Christian IX of Denmark She married Edward VII in 1863 when he was Prince of Wales. She was renowned for her beauty and lived a glamorous and lavish lifestyle with Edward. On the death of Victoria she became Queen consort of Edward VII. Her charity work and the loyalty she showed towards her husband despite his mistresses endeared her to her subjects. She became engaged in charity work and founded the Imperial (Royal) Military Nursing Service in 1902, and instituted the annual Alexandra Rose Day in aid of hospitals in 1912.

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Queen Alexandra, published by Illustrated London News, after  Paul César Helleu - NPG D33953

Queen Alexandra

published by Illustrated London News, after Paul César Helleu
relief duotone, published 28 November 1925
NPG D33953

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King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra

by James Russell & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-1870s
NPG Ax17912

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Queen Alexandra

by Georg Emil Hansen
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-1870s
NPG Ax26213

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Queen Alexandra

by W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax38604

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King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra

by Ghémar Frères
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-1870s
NPG x14386

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King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra

by Ghémar Frères
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-1870s
NPG x14387

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Queen Alexandra

by W. & D. Downey
carbon print
NPG x38221

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King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra

by Ghémar Frères
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, 9 September 1862
NPG Ax9752

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Queen Alexandra

by Victor A. Prout
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1863
NPG Ax9746

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Queen Alexandra

by Georg Emil Hansen
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1863
NPG Ax9748

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Queen Alexandra

by Unknown photographer
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1863
NPG Ax9749

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Queen Alexandra

by Ghémar Frères
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1863
NPG Ax9750

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Queen Alexandra

by Georg Emil Hansen
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1863
NPG Ax9753

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Queen Alexandra; King Edward VII

by Ghémar Frères
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG Ax9754

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Queen Alexandra

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1863
NPG Ax9756

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Queen Alexandra

by Southwell Brothers
albumen carte-de-visite, October 1863
NPG x12846

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King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG x38287

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Queen Alexandra

by Hills & Saunders
albumen carte-de-visite, July 1865
NPG x12848

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Queen Alexandra

by James Russell & Sons
albumen print, July 1867
NPG Ax14796

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