Prince George of Wales and the Edinburgh family
Prince George of Wales (1865-1936), later King George V (pictured centre) with his cousins, the children of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg. Seated is Princess Marie of Edinburgh, later Queen Marie of Romania, behind her Princess Victoria Melita ('Ducky') of Edinburgh, later Grand Duchess of Hesse and then Grand Princess Cyril of Russia, Princess Beatrice of Edinburgh is stood by Marie ('Baby Bea'), and to George's left shoulder is Princess Alexandra of Edinburgh, later of Hohenlohe-Langenburg. Seated to the right is Prince Alfred, the eldest and only son, who was to be the next Duke of Saxe-Coburg before his premature death in 1899. George hoped to marry Marie when she reached the right age, but the Russian Duchess of Edinburgh disapproved of a match between first cousins and his offer was refused.
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Victorian scrap - I only wish someone would ask me
Victorian scrap - People Who Want To Marry - I only wish some one would ask me that's all.
late 19th century
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Face, Female, Glasses, Maid, Marry, Old, People, Scrap, Severe, Spectacles, Spinster, Thin, Type, Types, Unattractive, Victorian, Woman, Women
The Midnight Wedding by Walter Howard
Promotional postcard for The Midnight Wedding by Walter Howard. First produced at the Junction Theatre, Manchester, 30th October 1905, West London Theatre, 25th February 1907 and Lyceum Theatre, 15th June 1907. This image is for Alfred Paumier and Walter Howards No. 1 Co. touring to Opera House, Northampton, 19th November 1908 Date: 1908
© The Michael Diamond Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library