Since the death of her husband, the youngest brother of the late King Edward, in 1884, the Duchess of Albany, who will be an interesting figure at the Coronation, has lived in retirement, principally at Claremont, Esher, occasionally visiting her beautiful villa at Cannes. The Duchess, who was born in 1861, prefers English life, and is noted for her charitable and philanthropic work. Her house and grounds have often been thrown open for gatherings in aid of some benevolent work in which she is interested, while in her boudoir at Claremont there are always sewing and knitting materials, for she does an immense amount of such work for charities. Her Royal Highness has two children, Princess Alice, who married Prince Alexander of Teck, and the present Duke of Saxe-coburg. The Duchess's sister is the Queen Dowager of Holland, whose daughter, Queen Wilhelmina, of Holland, bears a striking resemblance to Princess Alexander of Teck.
H.R.H. The Duchess of Albany Tkomson