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Princess Marie Alexandra Victoria of Edinburgh born on 29 October 1875 at Eastwell Park (near Ashford) was Queen Victoria’s 24th grandchild. She was the eldest daughter of  Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Marie Alexandrovna, Grand Duchess of Russia.

‘I was born in Victorian days and have been part of the transition to what we call Modernism’ is how Queen Marie of Romania encapsulates in her own words the spiritual milieu of her eventful life.’ (see DM, ‘Marie of Romania. Images of a Queen’, RRB, 2007, p.3)

One of Marie’s first letters written to her mother, the Duchess of Edinburgh.

Eastwell Manor today:  Queen Marie’s apartment http://www.royalromania.wordpress.com

Eastwell Manor

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