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Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Queen of Edward VII

Sitter associated with 447 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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The Landing of HRH The Princess Alexandra at Gravesend, 7th March 1863

by Henry Nelson O'Neil
oil on canvas, 1864
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5487


Queen Alexandra

by H. Garland
marble bust, circa 1883
NPG 3059


'Souvenir of the Royal Wedding, July 6th 1893'

by Unknown photographer
halftone reproduction, 1893
NPG P1700(1c)


Queen Alexandra

after Sir (Samuel) Luke Fildes
oil on canvas, 1920 (1894)
NPG 1889


Christening group

by Percy Lewis Pocock, for W. & D. Downey
albumen print, 16 July 1894
NPG P1700(8a)


Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee Procession - The Indian Contingent

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
vintage print, 22 June 1897
NPG P1700(26a)


Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee Procession - In front of St Paul's Cathedral

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
vintage print, 22 June 1897
NPG P1700(28)


Queen Alexandra

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
albumen panel card, 1901
NPG P659


Queen Alexandra

by W. & D. Downey
albumen print, 9 August 1902
NPG P1700(61a)


'The Crowned King & Queen Leaving the Abbey'

by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
printing-out paper print, 9 August 1902
NPG P1700(64)


Royal group in the Crimson Drawing-Room at Windsor Castle

by William Edward Downey, for W. & D. Downey, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
postcard print, 17 November 1907
NPG P1700(81d)


Queen Alexandra

by E. Lange
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1860
NPG Ax24180


Queen Alexandra

by E. Lange
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1860
NPG Ax24174

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