Sunday, 12 August 2012

Queen Alexandra's Generosity

According to her grandson, the Duke of Windsor, Queen Alexandra's generosity was a source of embarrassment to her financial advisers. Whenever she received a letter soliciting money, a cheque would be sent by the next post, regardless of the authenticity of the mendicant and without having the case investigated, and she would dismiss protests about her heavy spending with a wave of the hand or by claiming that she had not heard. Her generosity and patronage of several charities is commemorated on June 8th each year; Queen Alexandra Rose Day.

In the picture, Queen Alexandra is at the far right, next to her mother and, on the far left, The Princess Royal.

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