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Queen Victoria and family

Queen Victoria and family

A cabinet card portrait showing Queen Victoria eating a meal with members of her family under a large canopy.

The man on the left with a moustache is Prince Arthur, the Duke of Connaught. Princesses Alix and Irene of Hesse are on the right in matching jackets and boaters. The other four girls are the daughters of the Duke of Edinburgh: Marie, Bea (just visible below the Duke’s moustache, her face is blurred), Victoria Melita and Alexandra (on the right, next to Alix).

Princess Alix of Hesse was later Empress Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia, wife of Tsar Nicholas II. She was murdered at Ekaterinburg in 1917.

According to caption printed recto in the lower margin, the group are ‘having Breakfast in Osborne Garbens [sic]’ on the Isle of Wight.

Photographed by Hughes and Mullins of Ryde on the Isle of Wight.


Code: 124003
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