By Hugo Vickers
"In 1953, on the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Alice used to be dressed from head to foot in an extended grey gown and a grey cloak, and a nun's veil. Amidst all of the jewels, and velvet and coronets, and the effective uniforms, she exuded an unworldly simplicity. Seated with the royal relations, she was once part of them, but in some way distanced from them. Inasmuch as she is remembered in any respect at the present time, it's as this shadowy determine in grey nun's clothes..."
Princess Alice, mom of Prince Phillip, used to be anything of a secret determine even inside her family. She used to be born deaf, at Windsor fort, within the presence of her grandmother, Queen Victoria, and taken up in England, Darmstadt, and Malta.
In 1903 she married Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, and from then on her existence used to be overshadowed through wars, revolutions, and enforced classes of exile. by the point she used to be thirty-five, almost each aspect of balance used to be overthrown. although the British royal kin remained within the ascendant, her German relations ceased to be ruling princes, her aunts who had married Russian royalty had come to savage ends, and shortly afterwards Alice's personal husband used to be approximately completed as a political scapegoat.
The center years of her lifestyles, which must have a traditional and pleasing course, did the other. She suffered from a significant non secular difficulty and on the age of forty-five used to be faraway from her kinfolk and put in a sanitarium in Switzerland, the place she used to be reported a paranoid schizophrenic. As her remain within the hospital turned lengthy, there has been a time the place it appeared she may perhaps by no means stroll loose back. How she accomplished her restoration is only one of the awesome facets of her story.
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Alice: Princess Andrew of Greece by Hugo Vickers