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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 108 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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Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse, by Southwell Brothers, published by  A. Marion, Son & Co - NPG 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

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse, by James Russell & Sons, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x26120

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

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

The Duke and Duchess of Hesse and by Rhine with their two eldest daughters, by Hills & Saunders - NPG Ax46754

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

by Hills & Saunders
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, November 1865
NPG Ax46754

The children of Queen Victoria, by Robert Jefferson Bingham - NPG x131268

The children of Queen Victoria

by Robert Jefferson Bingham
albumen carte-de-visite, August 1865
NPG x131268

The Duke and Duchess of Hesse and by Rhine with their two eldest daughters, by Hills & Saunders - NPG x197987

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

by Hills & Saunders
albumen carte-de-visite, November 1865
NPG x197987

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse, by W. & D. Downey - NPG x26117

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

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

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse, by Disdéri - NPG x45201

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

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

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse, by W. & D. Downey - NPG Ax46166

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

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

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse, by Unknown photographer - NPG x26118

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

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

'Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen and Family', published by Hughes & Edmonds - NPG x139601

'Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen and Family'

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

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x20130

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by Alexander Bassano
albumen cabinet card, 1875
NPG x20130

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x26108

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by Alexander Bassano
albumen cabinet card, 1875
NPG x26108

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x95919

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

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

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x95920

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

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

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x95921

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

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

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x95923

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

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

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