Deaf History: Queen Alexandra

Camilla Arnold introduces the Danish princess who married King Edward VII

Documentary as part of the Deaf History series. The monarchy has been endlessly recorded in history, but not many people know that at the beginning of the 20th Century, Britain had a Deaf queen. Reporter Camilla Arnold tells us about the life of Queen Alexandra, who was born in Denmark in 1844. When she was 16, she was chosen to be the wife of Albert, Prince of Wales and became the daughter-in-law of Queen Victoria. It is believed that Alexandra taught the Queen to fingerspell, and she made a point of supporting Deaf arts, buying work from Deaf artists and sculptors. Watch it to find out more!

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  • Wow fantastic history story I loved it!
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  • I surprised she was deaf, I born in Lincoln, England, I'm deaf, live in San Antonio, Tx.
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  • History deaf pricess Alice and Alexandra queen copy facebook
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  • Pls advice me any deaf history of the queen Victoria's family or more. I'm deaf too n interest thankyou.
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  • please send me e mail about deaf history,,I really like it very much. Very inter stings about deaf history. Thank you
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  • Very interested history on Deaf Royal /Ordinary people.
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  • I had never known of King'wife Queen Alexandra is really deaf. I am in interesting to learn more about her and her life. I am aware of Queen Elizabeth's husband Philp's mother named Alice was deaf. Thank you for sharing that with you.
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  • Queen Alexandra with queen Victoria finger spell great wow
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  • I watch your programming from the USA and enjoyed learning about Queen Alexandra. I enjoy all your programs and wish we had something like BSL Zone here. BSL is different from ASL. It is very interesting to see the differences. Thank you for the subtitles. Your work is appreciated.
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  • is Queen Alexandra deaf or hearing ? Im amazed that she is involved in the deaf history i hear a lot about her marriage to King Edward. He is mentioned a lot as womanizer and his wife is mentioned to be long suffering wife.
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  • This is the first time this information about her being deaf i have ever seen.
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  • Hello Kati,

    Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful video about Princess Alexandra! I taught about Princess Alexandra in my Deaf History class at TAFE some years ago. Receiving this video is even better because students will be interested in seeing the different pictures about Alexandra.

    So, many thanks again for sharing with me. Big warm smiles and a big hello to you and Alan from Adelaide. xxx
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  • Queen Alexandra and her husband, King Edward VII, had six children.
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  • How many children did Queen Alexandra and her husband have?
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  • It was a great to see the story of Queen Alexandra.
    I like it, because I am living in Denmark and had never heard about her life.
    Did Queen Alexandra came from the family of King in Denmark or how?
    I heard also someone deaf in family in Spain, did he and Queen Alexandra was related?
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  • Queen Victoria had a granddaughter called Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg (1887-1969) Princess Victoria Eugenie, who was a cousin to King George V, married King Alfonso XIII of Spain. The current King Juan Carlos I of Spain is her grandson. King Alfonso died in exile in 1941.
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  • I would like to ask Camilla Arnold exactly how Queen Victoria and Spain's Prince Don Alfonso become related to one another? What happened to Spain's Prince Don Alfonso?
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  • I like the history of Queen Alexandra of Denmark was deaf. I'm proud of her.
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