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Princess Helena Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein

(1846-1923), Wife of Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein; third daughter of Queen Victoria

Sitter associated with 80 portraits
Princess Helena Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein was a member of the British Royal Family, the fifth-born child and the third daughter of Queen Victoria. In 1866 she married Prince (Frederick) Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg. Helena devoted much time and effort to charitable causes. She set up and helped to supervise a holiday house for deprived and handicapped London children near Cumberland Lodge, and she was a founder member of the Red Cross. She was active in voluntary work during the First World War. In 1872 she became founding President of the School of Art Needlework, later the Royal School of Needlework, set up to provide employment for women.

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