PRINCESS ALEXANDRA, DUCHESS OF FIFE. Photograph Signed.
Consort of Prince Arthur of Connaught, daughter of Princess Louise of Wales and the first Duke of Fife. Grand-daughter of Queen Victoria and born fifth in line to the British throne. Professional nurse.
Photograph mounted on stout pasteboard and signed on the image by Alexandra, who has also inscribed the names of her two dogs "Dig" ? and "Ben". The mounted photo is tipped into an enclosing folding card, inscribed by Alexandra "Aitcheson, with best wishes for Xmas & 1935". The photograph shows Alexandra half-length with two terrier dogs.
Approx 15 x 11 cms (including mount). Fine.
Alexandra and her sister were unique among the British royal princesses in that 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, Alexandra 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, a post she occupied throughout the Blitz.