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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, by Georg Emil Hansen - NPG x12851

Queen Alexandra

by Georg Emil Hansen
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1862
NPG x12851

King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra, by Ghémar Frères - NPG Ax128904

King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra

by Ghémar Frères
albumen print, September 1862
NPG Ax128904

Queen Alexandra, by Georg Emil Hansen - NPG x197203

Queen Alexandra

by Georg Emil Hansen
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1862
NPG x197203

Album introductory carte-de-visite with members of the Royal Family, by Ashford Brothers & Co, after  John Jabez Edwin Mayall, and  Ghémar Frères, and  (Octavius) Charles Watkins, and  Émile Desmaisons, and  Unknown photographers - NPG x197214

Album introductory carte-de-visite with members of the Royal Family

by Ashford Brothers & Co, after John Jabez Edwin Mayall, and Ghémar Frères, and (Octavius) Charles Watkins, and Émile Desmaisons, and Unknown photographers
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1862
NPG x197214

Queen Alexandra, by Ghémar Frères - NPG Ax196502

Queen Alexandra

by Ghémar Frères
albumen print, 9 September 1862
NPG Ax196502

Queen Alexandra, by Ghémar Frères - NPG Ax196504

Queen Alexandra

by Ghémar Frères
albumen print, 9 September 1862
NPG Ax196504

Queen Alexandra, by Ghémar Frères - NPG Ax196507

Queen Alexandra

by Ghémar Frères
albumen print, 9 September 1862
NPG Ax196507

Queen Alexandra, by Ghémar Frères - NPG x196309

Queen Alexandra

by Ghémar Frères
albumen carte-de-visite, 9 September 1862
NPG x196309

King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax24156

King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 18 March 1863
NPG Ax24156

Queen Alexandra, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax24173

Queen Alexandra

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 18 March 1863
NPG Ax24173

Queen Alexandra, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax24175

Queen Alexandra

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 18 March 1863
NPG Ax24175

Queen Alexandra, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG Ax24181

Queen Alexandra

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG Ax24181

Queen Alexandra, by Georg Emil Hansen - NPG Ax24183

Queen Alexandra

by Georg Emil Hansen
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG Ax24183

King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra; George I, King of Greece, by Southwell Brothers - NPG Ax24438

King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra; George I, King of Greece

by Southwell Brothers
albumen carte-de-visite, October 1863
NPG Ax24438

King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra; George I, King of Greece, by Southwell Brothers - NPG Ax46759

King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra; George I, King of Greece

by Southwell Brothers
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, October 1863
NPG Ax46759

Queen Alexandra, by Southwell Brothers - NPG Ax46760

Queen Alexandra

by Southwell Brothers
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, October 1863
NPG Ax46760

Queen Alexandra, by Southwell Brothers - NPG Ax46763

Queen Alexandra

by Southwell Brothers
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, October 1863
NPG Ax46763

Maria Feodorovna, Empress of Russia (Princess Dagmar); Queen Alexandra, by Southwell Brothers - NPG Ax46777

Maria Feodorovna, Empress of Russia (Princess Dagmar); Queen Alexandra

by Southwell Brothers
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, October 1863
NPG Ax46777

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