alice of the united kingdom

  Fruk 1950s Dapper by Green-pleasant-land on DeviantArt                                                                                                                     ((I have finally drawn these two and like the drawing
I’ve started to doodle on my laptop and them finalize my doodles, which is really strange for me to do.
I just wanted to draw Alice in her 1950s outfit, and that means for me, a clean shaven Francis))

The British royal family at Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation. 1953.

Group includes: Princess Alexandra of Kent, Prince Michael of Kent, Princess Marina (Duchess of Kent), Prince Henry (Duke of Gloucester), Princess Margaret, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, Prince Edward of Kent, Princess Mary (Countess of Harewood), Prince William of Gloucester, Prince Richard of Gloucester and Princess Alice (Duchess of Gloucester). 

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The monument dedicated to Princess Alice of the United Kingdom, and her daughter Princess Marie, by sculptor Joseph Boehm. It was erected at the Grand Ducal mausoleum at Rosenhöhe, where they were buried after an outbreak of diphtheria swept through the family and the vast majority of them became severely ill. Only Alice and little Marie, who was known as May and just four years old at the time, would pass away from the disease.

The monument shows Alice lying with her daughter in her arms, holding on to her hand.

While visiting Idomeni Refugee Camp from Greece, in May, I was deeply impressed by the beautiful relationship between volunteers and refugees.

I saw with my own eyes how humans from two different cultures were proving that there’s absolutely no barrier between them, as long as tolerance and kindness are embraced by both sides.

In Idomeni I met many amazing people who left their comfortable life to come and help other people who are in a desperate situation.

Alice is from United Kingdom while the Kurdish little girl is from Syria. Moments like this give me hope that someday we can all live in a better world. Each one of us can contribute.

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Name: Alice
Age: 16
Country: United Kingdom (England)

I’m an *edgy* teen, most people say I sound and act a lot older so that’s a thing. I listen to metal but also I love musicals like heathers and rocky horror picture show, so if you I’m kind of varied. I watch youtube way too much, but I don’t obsess over vloggers and I’m not too keen on Dan and Phil so any Phan accounts might not like me.I’m a strange mix of introvert and extrovert, but I mainly make friends with or *adopt* extroverts and be my lively self around them and try and make them feel comfortable around me (Jesus that sounds so creepy). I moved to Brighton UK recently and I literally have no friends here. I have a strange philosophy of life so If you like weird rants about life hit me up bby. I plan to literally travel the world (lol probs won’t happen but that’s the plan rn). I’m mainly looking for someone to talk to, someone who has simular interests and maybe wants to travel round the world a bit with me?

Preferences: No one younger than me pls I kind of get along with people older or same age as me. girl or boy or non-binary idgaf

Wearing her father’s necklace and looking radiant, Elizabeth made her entrance into the ancient abbey in a dress that had taken 3,000 clothes coupons and bore 10,000 pearls. Some 2,000 guests were waiting, among them one of the largest gatherings of royalty since the time of Queen Victoria. All eyes were on the silk-clad figure as she walked down the long nave. There was an awareness that history was being made; all the ritual of a royal wedding in this building so alive with past spectacle. Princess Marina, who had helped to facilitate the match with private meetings at Coppins between her young cousin, Prince Philip, and her niece, Princess Elizabeth, was delighted. The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester were waiting in some trepidation as Prince William was to hold the long train of her dress as a page. From across Europe they came drawn to this great royal reunion, like times of old. Many were direct descendants of Queen Victoria, such as King Michael of Romania, Queen Victoria Eugenie of Spain and Queen Ingrid of Sweden; others were related by marriage, such as Uncle Charles.
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The wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip

Princes At War by Deborah Cadbury

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Alice by disneylori

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10 Granddaughters of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert:

Sophia of Prussia, Queen of Greece

Maud of Wales, Queen of Norway

Victoria of Hesse, Marchioness of Milford Haven

Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Infanta of Spain

Marie Louise, Princess of Schleswig-Holstein

Margaret of Connaught, Crown Princess of Sweden

Alice of Albany, Countess of Athlone

Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, Queen of Spain

Alix of Hesse, Tsarina of Russia

Victoria, Princess of the United Kingdom

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Among the numerous offspring of Queen Victoria perhaps no other suffered as tragic a fate as two of her granddaughters Princesses Elisabeth (*1864) and Alix (*1872), children of Princess Alice of the United Kingdom and Grand Duke Ludwig IV of Hesse. Blue-eyed and golden-haired, they were both undisputed beauties of the family with loving and happy dispositions, however the untimely death of their mother in 1878 signalled both change in the course of their lives and introduced solemnity and melancholy into the character of the younger sister. Virtually adopted by Queen Victoria, Ella and Alicky were to play major roles in political and human disaster of Europe in years to come. When Ella married Grand Duke Sergei of Russia in 1884, in spite of loud opposition from her formidable grandmother, she unknowingly set in motion a chain of seemingly minor events that eventually led to her younger sister to fall in love and marry Tsarevich Nicholas Alexandrovich in 1894, again to great disaproval of the English monarch.

Grand Duchess Elizaveta Fyodorovna and Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna, as they were now styled, found little happiness in their exalted positions. The patronizing manners and difficult personality of Grand Duke Sergei, as well as the couple´s childlessness, made Ella´s life complicated. Still in her devotion she further suffered when her husband was killed by a revolutionary bomb in 1905. Meanwhile the painfully shy Alix suffered through the unavoidable social events and faced growing unpopularity, mainly because she failed to give Russia a male heir for first ten years of her marriage. When her son Alexei was finally born in 1904, it was soon apparent he was a victim of hemophilia. His mother never knew a moment´s peace since that day.

In the growing dark of political and social struggle Russia was going through, the two German Princesses found comfort in embracing their new country and particularly its faith, both becoming devout Orthodox Christians. Free of her marital status, Ella became a nun and dedicated her life to care of the poor and sick. When the Great War errupted in 1914, Alix found new purpose in personally caring for the injured, and organizing sanitary trains, hospitals, orphanages and other helpful institutions. Her own inexperience in political field, unfortunately, led to further deterioration of order in an already unstable government, adding the proverbial straw that ultimately broke the camel´s back.

After the revolution both sisters were arrested and held prisoner for several long months, with other members of the Romanov family, and together with them they were brutally massacred. In early morning hours of 17th July 1918 Alix and her family met their end in hail of bullets, a mere day later Ella and several Romanov Princes were thrown into an abandoned mineshaft, followed by grenades.