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Queen Alexandra

(1844-1925), Queen of Edward VII

Sitter associated with 476 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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Queen Alexandra with her family

by Unknown photographer
bromide postcard print, 1893-1898
NPG x193272

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Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII); Queen Victoria; Queen Mary; Queen Alexandra

by Percy Lewis Pocock, for W. & D. Downey
bromide print, 16 July 1894
NPG x20793

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Queen Alexandra

by W. & D. Downey
platinum print, 1902
NPG x25239

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Prince George, Duke of Kent; Queen Alexandra

by George Wilson Morgan, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1903
NPG x196875

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Princess Victoria of Wales; Queen Alexandra

by James Russell & Sons, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
hand-coloured bromide postcard print, circa 1907
NPG x196876

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Queen Alexandra; King Edward VII

by Baron Adolph de Meyer
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 11 July 1908
NPG x136701

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Olav V, King of Norway; Queen Alexandra

by James Russell & Sons
dry-plate glass negative, December 1909
NPG x8458

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Queen Alexandra

by James Russell & Sons
dry-plate glass negative, December 1909
NPG x8460

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Olav V, King of Norway; Queen Alexandra

by James Russell & Sons, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1909
NPG x193023

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Princess Victoria of Wales; Queen Alexandra

by Vandyk
glass negative, 1921
NPG x29052

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Queen Alexandra

by Vandyk
glass negative, 17 June 1921
NPG x33948

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'Four Generations of Our Royal Family'

by Central News Ltd, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, circa 1924
NPG x196441

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Queen Alexandra

by Unknown photographer
albumen print
NPG x87208

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