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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 1 December 1844Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark
Date of Death 20 November 1925Sandringham House, Sandringham, Norfolk, England, UK  (heart attack)
Birth NameAlexandra Caroline Mary Charlotte Louisa Julia
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Queen Alexandra was born Princess Alexandra Caroline Mary Charlotte Louisa Julia on December 1, 1844. She was the granddaughter of the king of Denmark. She lived an uneventful childhood in the palaces of Denmark with her sister, Marie, who became the mother of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. When Alex, as she was called, turned 16 she was considered a great beauty, and won the hand of the heir to the throne of England. She and Prince Albert Edward, or "Bertie", were married on March 10, 1863. They had six children including the future King George V. The first 40 years of marriage were very turbulent for Alexandra. As well as the six children, she had to contend with a brother-in-law (the husband of Bertie's sister Helena) whose family wanted a stake in the Schleswig-Holstein lands that had belonged to the kings of Denmark for generations. Finally in 1901 her mother-in-law, Queen Victoria, died, making her husband King Edward VII and she, in turn, Queen Consort. During her time as Queen she did many things to make England better, including the establishment of The Red Cross.

In 1910, however, something happened to change everything. Her husband of almost 50 years died. On his death bed she did a very magnanimous thing: she allowed his mistress, Alice Keppel, to say goodbye to him. After his death she lived at the house in which she had lived during her marriage. Unfortunately, she also lived with the increasing deafness that plagued her life as well as that of her son Albert Victor, who would have become king if he had not died. Alexandra died in 1925 of a heart attack and is buried at Windsor near her husband and mother and father-in-law.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: CR

Spouse (1)

King Edward VII (10 March 1863 - 6 May 1910) (his death) (6 children)

Trivia (9)

Through marriage and blood Alexandra was an aunt to both Tsar Nicholas II and his wife Tsarina Alexandra. Nicholas was the son of her sister Marie and Alexandra was the daughter of her husband's sister Alice.
Children: Prince Albert Victor, King George V, Louise Victoria Alexandra Dagmar (1867-1931), Victoria Alexandra Olga Mary (1868-1935), Dronning Maud, and Alexander John Charles Albert (1871-1871).
Aunt of Prins Axel. Great-aunt of King Olav V, Frederik IX, and Arveprins Knud.
Between March 1913 and July 1918, her following family members were murdered - her younger brother King George of Greece (1845-1913), her nephews Tsar Nicholas II (1868-1918) and Grand Duke Michael (1878-1918), her great-nieces Grand Duchess Olga (1895-1918), Grand Duchess Tatiana (1897-1918), Grand Duchess Marie (1899-1918), Grand Duchess Anastasia (1901-1918) and her great-nephew Tsarevitch Aleksey Nikolaeyvitch Romanov (1904-1918).
Mother-in-law of King Haakon VII. Daughter-in-law of Prince Albert and Queen Victoria.
Alexandra not only knew of her husband's philandering, but actually made a point of befriending many of his mistresses, including Lily Langtry; Daisy Greville, Countess of Warwick; humanitarian Agnes Keyser; and Jennie Jerome, mother of Winston Churchill. She allowed another mistress, society matron Alice Keppel, to visit the king at his deathbed.

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