I recall hearing a story of where was she at some event - the reply being she could not afford to come.
This brought to The Kings attention - he made some arrangements for his sister in law welfare.
: Nellie, I'm a little perplexed by your comment
: that Princess Alexandra didn't have the rank
: to wear a full coronet. She is the
: granddaughter of a sovereign.
: Both Princesses Margaret and Patricia wore
: the coronet of a sovereign's granddaughter
: at the coronations they attended. Princess
: Alexandra is of similar rank, so logically
: should be entitled to the same coronet.
: Maybe I'm not understanding your comment
: My guess is that she was considered too
: young to wear a full coronet, and a child's
: coronet was decided, using the precedent
: created by Princesses Elizabeth and
: I personally don't think it was a question
: of cost. Surely, there would have been some
: grandchildren of sovereign coronets in
: storage somewhere. Queen Victoria had so
: many granddaughters, I'm sure there would
: have been an unused one that could have been
: borrowed. That would have been cheaper than
: creating a new one for Alexandra (the
: difference in the cross pates does seem to
: indicate that it was a new one).
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