1913 Queen Alexandra dressed for the Connaught-Fife wedding

This image may be from the For the Love of Opera Gloves sites "The Queen Alexandra Glove Gallery, Part 2."

1913 Queen Alexandra dressed for the Connaught-Fife wedding Queen Alexandra grand gown portrait This may be from the For the Love of Opera Gloves sites "The Queen Alexandra Glove Gallery, Part 2

Queen Alexandra wears a glamorously beaded tight skirt made for the occasion of a wedding of her granddaughter. The occasion for wearing this dress was given by jyrkiboy in a post to the Alexander Palace Time Machine Discussion Forum on 18 March 2006, "I think the occasion was the wedding of one of her Fife granddaughters to a son of the Duke of Connaught in 1913. I have a book, "Queen Alexandra" by Sir George Arthur, wherein a picture from the same sitting was listed as "At the Duke of Connaught's wedding, 1879."

The author has apparently confused the occasion with the first Connaught wedding which was in 1879. The style of the dress is definitely post 1900. I imagine the colours might have been silver and black or perhaps dark lilac. It was the time of her half mourning out which she never came out. It is a lovely gown all the same..."

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