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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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King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra; George I, King of Greece, by Southwell Brothers - NPG Ax46759

King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra; George I, King of Greece

by Southwell Brothers
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, October 1863
NPG Ax46759

Queen Alexandra, by Southwell Brothers - NPG Ax46760

Queen Alexandra

by Southwell Brothers
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, October 1863
NPG Ax46760

Queen Alexandra, by Southwell Brothers - NPG Ax46763

Queen Alexandra

by Southwell Brothers
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, October 1863
NPG Ax46763

Maria Feodorovna, Empress of Russia (Princess Dagmar); Queen Alexandra, by Southwell Brothers - NPG Ax46777

Maria Feodorovna, Empress of Russia (Princess Dagmar); Queen Alexandra

by Southwell Brothers
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, October 1863
NPG Ax46777

Queen Alexandra, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax46731

Queen Alexandra

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, 18 March 1863
NPG Ax46731

King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax46733

King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, 18 March 1863
NPG Ax46733

Queen Alexandra, by Stephen Thompson, published by  Victor Delarue - NPG Ax46767

Queen Alexandra

by Stephen Thompson, published by Victor Delarue
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, September 1863
NPG Ax46767

Queen Alexandra, by Southwell Brothers - NPG x12845

Queen Alexandra

by Southwell Brothers
albumen carte-de-visite, October 1863
NPG x12845

Queen Alexandra; King Edward VII, by William England, for  London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG Ax38287

Queen Alexandra; King Edward VII

by William England, for London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, Autumn 1863
NPG Ax38287

Queen Alexandra, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x12842

Queen Alexandra

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 18 March 1863
NPG x12842

Queen Alexandra, by Georg Emil Hansen - NPG x12852

Queen Alexandra

by Georg Emil Hansen
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG x12852

Queen Alexandra, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x32933

Queen Alexandra

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 18 March 1863
NPG x32933

King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra, by Frederick Richard Window - NPG x131267

King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra

by Frederick Richard Window
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG x131267

Queen Alexandra; King Edward VII, by Mayall & Co, after  John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x9182

Queen Alexandra; King Edward VII

by Mayall & Co, after John Jabez Edwin Mayall
carbon print on photographer's card mount, late 1890s-early 1900s (18 March 1863)
NPG x9182

Queen Victoria with her family, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x36347

Queen Victoria with her family

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
carbon print, April 1863
On display at The Collection, Lincoln
NPG x36347

Queen Alexandra; Queen Victoria; King Edward VII, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x36269

Queen Alexandra; Queen Victoria; King Edward VII

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
carbon print, April 1863
NPG x36269

Queen Victoria with her family, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax131299

Queen Victoria with her family

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, April 1863
NPG Ax131299

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