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By Hugo Vickers

ISBN-10: 0312288867

ISBN-13: 9780312288860

ISBN-10: 0312302398

ISBN-13: 9780312302399

"In 1953, on the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Alice used to be dressed from head to foot in a protracted grey costume and a grey cloak, and a nun's veil. Amidst the entire jewels, and velvet and coronets, and the fantastic uniforms, she exuded an unworldly simplicity. Seated with the royal family members, she was once part of them, but one way or the other distanced from them. Inasmuch as she is remembered in any respect at the present time, it truly is as this shadowy determine in grey nun's clothes..."

Princess Alice, mom of Prince Phillip, was once anything of a secret determine even inside of her circle of relatives. She was once born deaf, at Windsor fortress, 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 was once overshadowed via wars, revolutions, and enforced sessions of exile. by the point she was once thirty-five, nearly each element of balance was once overthrown. even though the British royal kinfolk remained within the ascendant, her German kin ceased to be ruling princes, her aunts who had married Russian royalty had come to savage ends, and shortly afterwards Alice's personal husband was once approximately finished as a political scapegoat.

The center years of her lifestyles, which must have a traditional and gratifying course, did the other. She suffered from a major non secular concern and on the age of forty-five was once faraway from her family members and put in a sanitarium in Switzerland, the place she used to be suggested a paranoid schizophrenic. As her remain within the sanatorium grew to become lengthy, there has been a time the place it appeared she may possibly by no means stroll unfastened back. How she accomplished her restoration is only one of the awesome facets of her story.

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