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Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse (1843-1878), Third child of Queen Victoria; wife of Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine

Sitter associated with 107 portraits
The great-grandmother of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, the consort of Queen Elizabeth II. She had a reputation for sweetness of disposition, and was said to play the role of peacemaker in the often stormy royal household. In 1862 she married Prince Louis of Hesse; the couple lived at Darmstadt, Hesse and had seven children. An interest in child welfare led the princess to make the Neues Palais a centre of philanthropic activity. It was later learned that Alice carried and passed on the haemophilia gene she inherited from Queen Victoria to several of her own children.

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x36347

Queen Victoria with her family

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
carbon print, April 1863
NPG x36347

Ax131299

Queen Victoria with her family

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, April 1863
NPG Ax131299

Ax46726

Queen Victoria with her family

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, April 1863
NPG Ax46726

x131715

'The day before the wedding'

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 9 March 1863
NPG x131715

Ax46744

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse; Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG Ax46744

Ax46720

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall, published by A. Marion, Son & Co
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1863
NPG Ax46720

x26121

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall, published by A. Marion, Son & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1863
NPG x26121

x26119

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen print, (circa 1863)
NPG x26119

x32962

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse with her baby

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall, published by A. Marion, Son & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1863
NPG x32962

x135123

'The day before the wedding'

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen print, 9 March 1863
NPG x135123

x131081

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse; Queen Alexandra

by Southwell Brothers, published by A. Marion, Son & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, 1864
NPG x131081

Ax46179

The Duke and Duchess of Hesse and by Rhine with their eldest daughter

by Hills & Saunders, published by A. Marion, Son & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, 13 June 1864
NPG Ax46179

x35076

The Duke and Duchess of Hesse and by Rhine with their eldest daughter

by Hills & Saunders, published by A. Marion, Son & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, 13 June 1864
NPG x35076

x35075

The Grand Duke and Duchess of Hesse and by Rhine with their eldest daughter

published by Richard Smith, after Unknown photographer
albumen carte-de-visite, March 1864
NPG x35075

Ax46783

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse; Queen Alexandra; Queen Victoria

by (Cornelius) Jabez Hughes
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, 1864
NPG Ax46783

Ax46773

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by Southwell Brothers, published by A. Marion, Son & Co
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, 1864
NPG Ax46773

x26120

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by James Russell & Sons, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1900s? (circa 1864)
NPG x26120

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