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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 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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Queen Alexandra as Mary, Queen of Scots

by A.J. (Arthur James) Melhuish
woodburytype, 1871
NPG x23491

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Queen Alexandra as Mary, Queen of Scots

by A.J. (Arthur James) Melhuish
woodburytype, 1871
NPG x23493

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Queen Alexandra as Mary, Queen of Scots

by A.J. (Arthur James) Melhuish
woodburytype, 1871
NPG Ax25105

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Maud, Queen of Norway; Queen Alexandra

by James Russell & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, August 1872
NPG x46535

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Maud, Queen of Norway; Queen Alexandra

by James Russell & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, 1872
NPG x46536

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Queen Alexandra

by Maull & Co
bromide print, 1873
NPG Ax38252

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Queen Alexandra

after Charles Bergamasco
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1876
NPG x45079

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King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra

by Carl Backofen
albumen cabinet card, 1880s
NPG Ax197508

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Queen Alexandra

by John Chancellor
albumen cabinet card, 1880s
NPG Ax197510

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Queen Alexandra

by John Chancellor
albumen cabinet card, April 1885
NPG Ax197501

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Queen Alexandra

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen cabinet card, 1887?
NPG Ax197500

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Queen Alexandra

by Henry Van der Weyde
albumen cabinet card, 1888
NPG Ax5560

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Queen Alexandra

by W. & D. Downey
carbon print, 27 July 1889
NPG x15577

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Queen Alexandra

by Gunn & Stuart, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1900s (1890s)
NPG x196874

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Queen Alexandra; Louise, Queen of Denmark; Princess Victoria of Wales

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
albumen cabinet card, 6 July 1893
NPG Ax22286

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Queen Alexandra with her family

by Unknown photographer
bromide postcard print, 1893-1898
NPG x193272

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Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII); Queen Victoria; Queen Mary; Queen Alexandra

by Percy Lewis Pocock, for W. & D. Downey
bromide print, 16 July 1894
NPG x20793

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King Edward VII; Victoria ('Ena'), Queen of Spain; Princess Maud, Queen of Norway; Queen Alexandra

by Gunn & Stuart
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 8 August 1896
NPG x193302

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