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Alexandra of Denmark, What Might Have Been

If you missed my last entry on Alexandra of Denmark, take this chance to brush up on the background info from that post. I'll wait. The Victorian era wasn't a great time to be disabled. Frequently people with disabilities were hidden from sight, sent to sanitariums or locked in attic rooms (more on that here).… Continue reading Alexandra of Denmark, What Might Have Been

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Alexandra of Denmark, Queen and Fashion Icon

Every generation has their fashion icons, those people considered too beautiful to be real, the ones everyone else looks to for the season's trends. Princess Alexandra of Denmark--later Queen of England--was one such person. And she's remarkable not only for her position and her contributions to fashion, but also because she was disabled. Normally, that… Continue reading Alexandra of Denmark, Queen and Fashion Icon