This Lady was plain-looking and was rejected several times, leaving her embittered. She turned to drink. Her Wikipedia article is here.
Posted to the Alexander Palace Time Machine Discussion Forum by DonaAntonia on 30 March 2009.
Mathilde wears a vest bodice over a blouse in this Mayer photograph. Her long sleeves are puffed about 2/3 of their length and otherwise tight.
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