1862 engagement photo of Princess Alexandra by Ghemar Freres

Princess Alexandra looks like the cat that just swallowed the canary in this 1862 photo. Albert Edward has an indifferent expression.

Posted on the Alexander Palace Time Machine Discussion Forum by royal_netherlands on 31 August 2006; sepia tone removed by gogm.

She appears to be wearing an elaborately trimmed top over her chemisette. Her skirt has bold rectangular skirt hem decorations characteristic of the era.

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