Queen Alexandra celebrates birthday

Queen Alexandra (right), with Princess Victoria (left) and
King Edward VII (seated)

London, Dec. 1, 1903-- The New York Times reports that festivities surrounding Queen Alexandra's 59th birthday were dashed by intermittent snowfalls. Alternating sunshine and snowfalls marked the celebration at Sandringham. In the morning, the Queen was preoccupied receiving and replying greetings to and from well-wishers. In the afternoon, all the children on the royal estate were entertained at tea, the Queen personally supervising the needs of her guests.


Royal salutes were fired at all the naval and military stations at home and abroad, the warships were dressed and there was a liberal display of bunting on the public buildings.

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