Princess Alexandra with her five children
Princess Alexandra of Wales (1844 1925) (later Queen Alexandra consort) of Edward VII, photographed with her five children (left to right) Princess Victoria, who remained single. Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale, the who died in 1892 of influenza in the great influenza pandemic of 188992. Prince George (later George V). Princess Maud, later Queen of Norway by marriage to King Haakon. Sitting on the floor Princess Louise, Princess Royal and Duchess of Fife.
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Alexandra, 2nd Duchess of Fife and her sister Princess Maud
Alexandra, 2nd Duchess of Fife, later Princess Arthur of Connaught (1891-1959) standing left, and, seated, Princess Maud (1893-1945). The daughters are in mourning for the Duke of Fife who died of pleurisy at Aswan on 29th January 1912. The Fifes were sailing to Egypt in December 1911 when their ship, the P&O liner, Delhi, hit a sandbank off Cape Trafalgar. The Fifes were among the last to leave the ship, and the ship's boat on which they were taken was swamped several times by waves; Princess Alexandra was washed over but a young engineer clung to her hand. Maud was also washed over closer to shore, and once all the passengers had struggled to the beach they had a five-mile walk to find shelter. After the trauma of such an event, the Duke developed a cough and fever which eventually led to his death. Date: 1912
The Duke and Duchess of Fife, Children and King Edward VII
(from Left): Alexander William George Duff, 1st Duke of Fife (1849-1912), his younger daughter Maud (1893- 1945), his wife Louise Victoria, Princess Royal and Duchess of Fife (1867-1931), King Edward VII (1841-1910), the eldest Fife daughter Alexandra Duff (1891-1959) and Maud of Wales, Queen of Norway (at this stage Princess of Denmark) (1869-1938). Date: 1904
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