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Neg No: GP 3665
Neg. Size: 12"x15"
Neg. Date: 9-11-1902

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Subject: Royal Group at a 'Tree Planting' on the Sandringham Estate to mark the 61st birthday of King Edward VII.

Royal Group at a 'Tree Planting' on the Sandringham Estate to mark the 61st birthday of King Edward VII.

Date: 9 November 1902.


(Front row, left to right):

HRH Princess Royal, Countess of Harewood (1897-1965), when Princess (Victoria Alexandra Alice) Mary of Wales;
King George VI (1895-1952), when Prince Albert of Wales;
HRH Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester (1900-1974), when Prince Henry of Wales;
HRH Duke of Windsor (1894-1972), when Prince Edward of Wales.

(2nd row),

King Edward VII (1841-1910);
Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany (1859-1941);
Queen Alexandra (1844-1925);
King George V (1865-1936), when Prince of Wales;
HRH Princess Victoria (1868-1935).

Location: The Sandringham Estate, Norfolk, near the 'Coronation Oval' in the centre of the 'King and Queen's Avenue', presented by the tenants, residents and work people of the Sandringham Estate as a 61st birthday present to the King.

Occasion: The birthday of King Edward VII, 9 November 1902; the Kaiser's visit to Sandringham 8-15 November 1902.

Photographer: Lafayette Ltd., 179 New Bond Street, London.

No of poses: 1 [see also (3665 A)].

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.


Biog: Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd ed., Burke's Royal Families of the World, Vol 1, London, 1977.

Occasion: Sir Sidney Lee, King Edward VII, Vol II, London, 1927; Philip Magnus, King Edward VII, London, 1964; The Times, especially 11 November 1902, p 10a & c.

Reproduced: The Graphic (Supplement), 22 November 1902, p [? CK]; The Illustrated London News, 22 November 1902, p 780; The Car Illustrated, 26 November 1902, p 5; The Queen, 29 November 1902, p 887 ("A Royal Group at Sandringham during the visit of the German Emperor".