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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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P27

Royal mourning group, 1862

by William Bambridge
albumen print, March 1862
NPG P27

2023a(8)

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by Susan D. Durant
metal medallion, circa 1864-1866
NPG 2023a(8)

2023a(9)

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by Susan D. Durant
metal medallion, circa 1864-1866
NPG 2023a(9)

2023a(7)

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by Susan D. Durant
metal medallion, 1867
NPG 2023a(7)

2023a(10)

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by Susan D. Durant
metal medallion, 1867
NPG 2023a(10)

x134737

Queen Victoria with her family

by Caldesi, Blanford & Co, after Leonida Caldesi
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s (1857)
NPG x134737

Ax129160

Collage of 101 figures

compiled by Cecilia Mary Jocelyn (née Elliot), after Disdéri, after John Jabez Edwin Mayall, after Camille Silvy, and after Unknown photographers
albumen print collage, 1860s
NPG Ax129160

x26111

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1860
NPG x26111

x26116

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1860
NPG x26116

x26115

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

after John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1860
NPG x26115

Ax39788

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1860
NPG Ax39788

Ax46725

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1860
NPG Ax46725

x26113

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860
NPG x26113

x26114

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860
NPG x26114

Ax131375

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1860
NPG Ax131375

Ax131376

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by William Henry Southwell, published by Thomas McLean & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860
NPG Ax131376

x132718

'Group of Royal Family'

by and after John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite photomontage, early 1860s
NPG x132718