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Queen Alexandra

(1844-1925), Queen of Edward VII

Sitter associated with 477 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

by W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax38604

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King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG x38287

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Queen Alexandra as Mary, Queen of Scots

by A.J. (Arthur James) Melhuish
woodburytype, 1871
NPG Ax25105

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Queen Alexandra

by Maull & Co
bromide print, 1873
NPG Ax38252

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Queen Alexandra

by W. & D. Downey
carbon print, 27 July 1889
NPG x15577

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Queen Alexandra; Louise, Queen of Denmark; Princess Victoria of Wales

by Lafayette
albumen cabinet card, 6 July 1893
NPG Ax22286

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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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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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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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Queen Alexandra

by Unknown photographer
albumen print
NPG x87208

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