So I touched on Adean helping my son become the soft sweet boy he is today, and I headcanon that when all the kids were little, she (or Oifey and Shannan, depending on Lester-mun’s thoughts!) would have them buddy up to hold hands with when they went anywhere so they didn’t get lost. And Seliph just… never grew out of it. He doesn’t hold hands with people for no reason, but he has no shame taking a friend’s hand to lead them somewhere.
Queen Alexandra on the day of her eldest daughter’s wedding Princess Louise. Marie Adeane, one of Queen Victoria’s maids of honour, noted that Alix ‘looked as usual much younger than the bride, but rather tired’.