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Monday, 30 June 2014

Queen Alexandra


The grand art nouveau memorial to Queen Alexandra sits in the wall of Marlborough House.  On the plinth on are the words "faith, hope, love.  The guiding virtues of Queen Alexandra."

Married to King Edward VII (son of Queen Victoria) the couple were Prince and Princess of Wales for nearly forty years and King and Queen for just nine years 1901-1910.  After waiting for his chance to rule all through Victoria's long reign, Edward had the throne for only nine years before he died. 

10 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...
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Stefan Jansson said...

I will try again. I see four people here. Who is the young girl?

Luis Gomez said...

This is beautiful!

Sharon Anck said...

Beautiful statue. It makes me wonder if Charles will have a similar fate.

RedPat said...

Gorgeous, Mo!

Bill Nicholls said...

Beautiful Memorial

William Kendall said...

It is a beautiful sculpture.

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

Stunning. Interesting point about Charles.

Jack said...

By some measures, nine years would be a long time, though not when compared with Queens Victoria and Elizabeth.

Babzy said...

beautiful sculpture :)

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