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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 104 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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The Duke and Duchess of Hesse and by Rhine with their two eldest daughters

by Hills & Saunders, published by A. Marion, Son & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1866
NPG x34505

x26117

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1860s
NPG x26117

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Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by Disdéri
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1860s
NPG x45201

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Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s
NPG Ax46166

x26118

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by Unknown photographer
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s
NPG x26118

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'Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen and Family'

published by Hughes & Edmonds
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s
NPG x139601

x20130

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by Alexander Bassano
albumen cabinet card, 1875
NPG x20130

x26108

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by Alexander Bassano
albumen cabinet card, 1875
NPG x26108

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Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1875
NPG x95919

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Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1875
NPG x95920

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Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1875
NPG x95921

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Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1875
NPG x95923

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Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1875
NPG x95924

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Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1875
NPG x95925

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Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1875
NPG x95926

x4190

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by Mayall & Co, after John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen Imperial cabinet card, 1890s (1861)
NPG x4190

D33736

'Tender Annuals' (Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha)

published by W. Spooner, after Unknown artist
lithograph, 1843
NPG D33736