Queen Alexandra was a keen photographer. Unusually, she actually exhibited her work in public in the Kodak exhibitions of 1902 and 1906 and in 1908, she worked with the Daily Telegraph to produce a book called Queen Alexandra’s Christmas Gift Book: Photographs from my camera, the proceeds from which were given to charities.
The above image depicts Sandringham in 1902, with Alexandra’s grandchildren (Edward VIII, George VI and Princess Mary) walking across the lawn. (Pure speculation but the woman might be Queen Mary if Alexandra took the photo?)
I wish it was bigger and it’s probably of little interest to anyone but me, but I love it. It’s so informal, which is so rare in photographs of royalty, or at least British royalty, from this period. It’s also just very… Englishy, somehow…
There’s more images from Alexandra’s book HERE, including a great shot of Queen Victoria caught by surprise I think.