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Author:
Theo Aronson
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978-0304314782
ISBN:
0304314781
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Cassell (December 31, 1981)
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Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, VA, GCVO, GBE (Alice Mary Victoria Augusta Pauline; 25 February 1883 – 3 January 1981) was a member of the British royal family

Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, VA, GCVO, GBE (Alice Mary Victoria Augusta Pauline; 25 February 1883 – 3 January 1981) was a member of the British royal family. She is the longest-lived British princess by descent, and was the last surviving grandchild of Queen Victoria. She also held the titles of Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Duchess in Saxony from birth, as well as a Princess of Teck by marriage, until 1917 when the British royal family ceased usage of German titles.

HRH Princess Alice later Countess of Athlone was an amazing woman. I found reading her story very enjoyable. She was loved and respected by many for she was Royal but she had the common touch

HRH Princess Alice later Countess of Athlone was an amazing woman. She was loved and respected by many for she was Royal but she had the common touch. I found it good to read about the lesser known Royal characters of an era well known to those of us who read history. I have up to now known very little about Princess Alice and therefore found the book most enlightening.

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Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, (Alice Mary Victoria Augusta Pauline; 25 February 1883 – 3 January . Lord Athlone and Princess Alice had a coastal beach house constructed at Muizenberg, which still stands today and is one of South Africa's national monuments

Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, (Alice Mary Victoria Augusta Pauline; 25 February 1883 – 3 January 1981) was a member of the British royal family. Lord Athlone and Princess Alice had a coastal beach house constructed at Muizenberg, which still stands today and is one of South Africa's national monuments. The Cape Town suburb of Athlone was named in honour of the Governor-General and, apart from the beach house and the preserved Class GL Garratt steam locomotive Princess Alice in the Outeniqua Transport Museum, that. is the only physical reminder of the Athlones' residence at the Cape. World War II and Canada.

Princess Alice was christened Alice Mary Victoria Augusta Pauline in the Private Chapel of Windsor Castle on March 26, 1883

Princess Alice was christened Alice Mary Victoria Augusta Pauline in the Private Chapel of Windsor Castle on March 26, 1883. She was named Alice for her late paternal aunt. Recommended books about Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone For My Grandchildren: Some Reminiscences of Her Royal Highness Princess Alice, by Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone (1966) Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, by Theo Aronson (1981).

When he was appointed Governor General of Canada during the Second World War, Princess Alice won the hearts of Canadians as well.

Book Format: Choose an option. In 1923 Lord Athlone was appointed Governor General of South Africa and his wife was at his side through some of that country's most turbulent years. When he was appointed Governor General of Canada during the Second World War, Princess Alice won the hearts of Canadians as well. For many years she was Chancellor of the University of the West Indies and until her death in 1981 at the age of 97 she remained lively and interested in a great variety of social and cultural events.

Princess Alice was the daughter of Queen Victoria's youngest son Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany. She grew up under the watchful eye of Queen Victoria and in 1904 married prince Alexander of Teck, afterwards known as the Early of Athlone, Queen Mary's brother. Renowned for her beauty, elegance and vivacity, she was for the remainder of her long life one of the most popular and energetic members of the Royal Family. In 1923 Lord Athlone was appointed Governor General of South Africa and his wife was at his side through some of that country's most turbulent years. When he was appointed Governor General of Canada during the Second World War, Princess Alice won the hearts of Canadians as well. For many years she was Chancellor the University of the West Indies and until her death in 1981 at the age of 97 she remained lively and interested in a great variety of social and cultural events. She would have made a wonderful queen - she certainly was a splendid princess.
  • This book is well researched and written by Theo Aronson and clearly conveys the sparkle and dash that Princess Alice brought to the royal family. It however, provides very little analysis of her character and her reaction to the stresses on her family that were induced by the first and second world wars. The family dynamic is presented in cardboard fashion and the issues of ideology and hemophilia are glossed over. Her relationship with her daughter May and her opposition to May's choice of husband also gets short shrift. Princess Alice was a complex and interesting woman and deserved better than cardboard and frosting. Theo Aronson writes very well and the book is very entertaining but there is really nothing to sink one's teeth into. Fluffy.

  • What a lovely lady and all the hardships she had to bear. There is something to be said about keeping a stiff upper lip but Princess Alice was more in touch with 'commoners' than most of her family. I love the relationship between her and her husband.

  • This is an excellent historical review of an intriguing lady. I found it not only interesting but informative of the times & how a great lady kept herself fit & lived a long & interested life. She had a long & happy marriage and I was surprised to find she was married to Queen Mary's brother. I thoroughly enjoyed Princess Alice: Countess of Athlone.

  • Great read. The only thing I was missing were photographs a definite disappointment. There is a list of illustrations that never materialized. Fascinating life story. I would recommend this book.

  • Great book! Princess Alice is my favorite royal now!

  • This is the story of Queen Mary's sister-in-law, one of Queen Victoria's granddaughters. She was strong, intelligent and devoted to what she saw as her duty. Everything she did, she did with grace and charm. She no doubt did more for the British Empire than a regiment of soldiers.

  • I found it good to read about the lesser known Royal characters of an era well known to those of us who read history. I have up to now known very little about Princess Alice and therefore found the book most enlightening.

  • HRH Princess Alice later Countess of Athlone was an amazing woman. I found reading her story very enjoyable. She was loved and respected by many for she was Royal but she had the common touch. Theo Aronson did a fabulous job bring Princess Alice to life for me.