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adultstars-hub · 3 months
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Rika Fane, Princess Alice
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philibetexcerpts · 1 month
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Is there any more story about Philip's children with Princess Alice? I'm curious about the stories of their grandmother's and grandchildren's interactions.
• “When at Buckingham Palace, Alice doted on Philip’s children, Charles and Anne. They both profess considerable affection for her. To Charles Alice used to say: ‘Punctuality is the prerogative of Princes.’ The Prince of Wales recalled: ‘She used to come and lunch with us in the nursery, I remember. We were terrified if we were late. She was very strict.’ She did not discuss religion with either of them, nor ever mention her favourite Schuré book, Les Grands Initiés. ‘I remember her lecturing me about the power of the brain,’ recalled the Prince of Wales.
The Princess Royal did not regret the fact that Alice was not ‘a cuddly granny’. She was a little alarmed by her in early years, because no one, not least Alice herself, had explained the deafness. Therefore she would come and see her grandmother in her rooms on the second floor of the palace (rooms which she later occupied), finding her in a cloud of smoke – ‘I’ve known a few worse, I suppose, but not many’ – and have to gain her attention. Later, when she learned how to talk to her, they established a good rapport. To both grandchildren Alice told fascinating stories about Queen Victoria and the past.”
• “Alice was in London, staying with the Queen, while Philip was away on a two-month tour of South America. Charles welcomed a visit from his Greek grandmother, especially as she often brought stamps from Greece. He once wrote to her with a request for a postcard. He asked that she ‘pretty well fill up the card with stamps and not worry so much about the writing part’. These were good for swapping at his prep school, Cheam.
Charles was recovering from an operation to remove his appendix, so Alice paid him frequent visits in hospital, sometimes taking Anne and Andrew with her.”
• “For a time she travelled about much as before, spending weekends at Windsor Castle. It was the time when the royal family all got to know her best, including the Queen, who was particularly good to her. Charles and Anne were often at the palace or at Windsor and invariably looked in to see her. The small princes were taken to her rooms to play. When they were very small, she had alarmed the children with her deep voice. The Prince of Wales told his valet that as he grew older, he came to appreciate ‘her sense of fun and lively mind’. Alice was pleased that Charles played the cello, since Andrea had done so in his youth.”
• “In London Andrew and Edward played in Alice’s room after breakfast and lunched with her every day. ‘So nice for me, who am so lonely in Athens,’ she wrote. Young Edward used to run in and jump on his grandmother’s bed. Halma was a favourite game.”
• “It happened that Anne had not paid her usual visit to Alice on the day she died. She therefore asked the undertakers if she could go into her grandmother’s room and see her. ‘I am glad I did that. She looked very peaceful. All the lines in her face had gone and for the first time I could see the resemblance to the de László portrait.’”
This one though. Princess Anne’s last words for her Yaya was beautiful yet heartbreaking.
Everything is from Alice: Princess Andrew of Greece by Hugo Vickers btw. It’s a good read :)
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thejewellerybox · 7 months
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Pendant owned by Queen Victoria, mourning her daughter Alice, c. 1878
Onyx, banded agate, enamel and diamond pendant, cross-shaped with a central onyx heart with 'ALICE' beneath a coronet, and a glazed compartment containing a lock of hair.
Alice died of diphtheria, aged 35, on December 14, 1878 (the anniversary of Prince Albert’s death).
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peaceinthestorm · 1 month
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Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse & by Rhine (1843-78) ~ Portrait of the Artist, 1864 (Oil on millboard)
[Source: rct.uk]
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collarsncrowns · 2 months
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Members of the British Royal Family attend the coronation of King George VI and Queen Consort Elizabeth, 1937.
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thehessiansisters · 3 months
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Photographs of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia with her son, Tsesarevich Alexei, 1906.
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theroyalhistory · 1 month
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The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester at Remount Depot, Arborfield, March 1936
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teatimeatwinterpalace · 2 months
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Princess Louise, Princess Alice, and Princess Helena on the occasion of Victoria, the Princess Royal's wedding to Prince Frederick William of Prussia, 25 January 1858. (x)
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grandmaster-anne · 6 months
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15 July 1953 The Queen laughs as she watches a fly past with the Duke of Edinburgh. On her other side is the Duchess of Gloucester (in uniform as Chief Commandant of the Women's Royal Air Force), and the Duke of Gloucester (in uniform as Air Chief Marshall). The Duke of Edinburgh is in the uniform of Marshall of the RAF. Right of Prince Philip are the Duchess of Kent and (extreme right) Princess Alexandra, aged 16. The Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, carried out the Coronation Review of the Royal Air Force, at RAF Station, Odiham, Hampshire. With over 318 planes on the ground, and with over 600 taking part in a fly past, the review was the biggest parade of aircraft in the history of the service. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
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empress-alexandra · 11 months
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Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse, 1860.
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royal-things · 3 months
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The Duchess of Gloucester
by Cecil Beaton, 1938
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leonisandmurex · 10 months
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Windsor family members featuring in the documentary, Elizabeth: The unseen Queen
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philibetexcerpts · 1 month
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“Above all, Alice loved being near Philip. Occasionally, however, there were what the Princess Royal called ‘not arguments, but let’s say slight differences of agreement. My father would then go off down the corridor muttering and she would be in her room muttering too. I realized that she could not hear a word he was saying and yet the conversation followed completely coherently. Maybe he had already made his point, and she knew what he would be saying.’”
Alice: Princess Andrew of Greece by Hugo Vickers
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tiaramania · 6 months
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* Coronation Tiaras *
Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, wore Queen Mary's Honeysuckle Tiara for the coronation of King George VI of the United Kingdom at Westminster Abbey on 12 May 1937.
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heavyarethecrowns · 2 months
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Queen Mary, Princess Alice and Prince William of Gloucester
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collarsncrowns · 6 months
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HM Queen Mary followed by her sister-in-law HRH The Countess of Athlone, circa 1948.
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