A smiling Queen Victoria, with her daughter Princess Beatrice (standing), her grand-daughter Princess Victoria of Battenberg (nee, of Hesse and by Rhine) and her great-granddaughter Princess Alice of Battenberg. Little Alice went on to marry Andrew of Greece and Denmark and became the mother of Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh and consort of Queen Elizabeth II.
Last Night's Viewing: The Queen's Mother-in-Law, Channel 4
Princess Alice of Battenberg, later Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark (Victoria Alice Elizabeth Julia Marie; 25 February 1885 – 5 December 1969), was the mother of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and mother-in-law of Queen Elizabeth II.
Her Serene Highness Princess Victoria Alice of Battenberg (mother of the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh) was born in the Tapestry Room at Windsor Castle. Eldest child of Prince Louis of Battenberg and his wife Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine (eldest daughter of Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse, the second daughter of Queen Victoria). See Diamonds I for other pins of the Meander tiara that's she's wearing here, and which she gave to Queen Elizabeth when she married Philip.
The other Queen mother: She spent two years in an asylum, then became a nun. A new documentary explores the unconventional life of the Queen’s mother-in-law, Princess Alice
Prince Philip with his mother Princess Alice of Greece in 1957. Alice was a loving mother but enforced separation from her young son helped to forge Prince Philip’s self-reliant, sometimes cussedly independent spirit.
“ Queen Victoria and Prince Albert photographed with their nine children: Victoria, Princess Royal, German Empress Edward VII Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Helena, Princess Christian...