Alexandra of Denmark

Queen consort of the United Kingdom from 1901 to 1910

Alexandra of Denmark (Alexandra Carolina Marie Charlotte Louise Julia; 1 December 1844 – 20 November 1925) was the wife of King Edward VII. She was born in Denmark, and married Edward, then Prince of Wales, in 1863. After her husband's death in 1910, she retired from public life. She died at the age of 80 on 20 November 1925 at Sandringham House from heart attack her funeral took place on 28 November 1925 she was buried with her husband King Edward VII.

Alexandra of Denmark
Photograph of Alexandra aged about 45
Photograph by W. & D. Downey, c. 1889
Queen consort of the United Kingdom
and the British Dominions,
Empress consort of India
Tenure22 January 1901 – 6 May 1910
Coronation9 August 1902
Imperial Durbar1 January 1903
BornPrincess Alexandra of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
(1844-12-01)1 December 1844
Yellow Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark
Died20 November 1925(1925-11-20) (aged 80)
Sandringham House, Norfolk, England
Burial28 November 1925
Albert Memorial Chapel, St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
22 April 1927
South Aisle, St George's Chapel
Edward VII
(m. 1863; died 1910)
Full name
Alexandra Caroline Marie Charlotte Louise Julia
FatherChristian IX of Denmark
MotherLouise of Hesse-Kassel
SignatureSignature of Queen Alexandra

More reading change

  • Battiscombe, Georgina (1969). Queen Alexandra. London: Constable. ISBN 9780094565609. SBN 09-456560-0.
  • Bentley-Cranch, Dana (1992). Edward VII: Image of an Era 1841-1910. London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office. ISBN 0-112-90508-0.
  • Duff, David (1980). Alexandra: Princess and Queen. London: Collins. ISBN 0-002-16667-4.
  • Ensor, R. C. K. (1936). England 1870–1914. Oxford University Press.
  • Hough, Richard (1992). Edward & Alexandra: Their Private And Public Lives. London: Hodder & Stoddart. ISBN 0-340-55825-3.
  • Priestley, J. B. (1970). The Edwardians. London: Heinemann. ISBN 0-434-60332-5.
  • Windsor, The Duke of (1951). A King's Story: The Memoirs of H.R.H. The Duke of Windsor K.G. London: Cassell and Co.

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