PRINCESS ALEXANDRA, DUCHESS OF FIFE PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED.
Consort of Prince Arthur of Connaught. Daughter of Princess Louise of Wales and the
1st Duke of Fife. Grand-daughter of Queen Victoria and born 5th in line to the British throne. Professional nurse.
Photograph, signed on mount. Enclosed within a folding card, inscribed by Alexandra "With best wishes for the New Year, 1929". The photograph protected by loose tissue guard. The photograph shows the 38 year-old duchess, quarter-length in formal day clothes and with a single string of pearls.
Approx 15.25 x 10.25 cms (including mount). The enclosing card slightly larger. Fine.
Alexandra and her sister were unique amongst the British royal princesses as they had direct lineage from both William IV and Queen Victoria. In her youth, she was shipwrecked with her father off the coast of Morocco. When he died of pleurisy, contracted as a result of the shipwreck, she inherited the Dukedom of Fife. Alexandra worked as a nurse in WW1 and continued to do so after the armistice. Whilst working in London hospitals she was known incognito as "Nurse Marjory". In WW2 she was sister in charge of the casualty clearing hospital in London, a post she occupied throughout the Blitz.