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Alexandra Feodorovna (1872-1914)

Alexandra Feodorovna

Alexandra Feodorovna, last Tsarina of Russia (1872-1914)

Alexandra Feodorovna Alexandra Feodorovna has multiple links with Cremerie de Paris.

Alexandra Feodorovna
She knew about Cremerie de Paris and the beauty of Les Halles from her grandmother. Queen Victoria had a particular affection for the children of her second daughter Alice of the United Kingdom who died very young at age 35. The picture shows Queen Victoria with her grandaughter Alice Hessen in 1879.

Queen Victoria and Emperess Eugenie facade de la petite Cremerie de Paris
Queen Victoria was a friend of French Empress Eugenie. As Empress of the French Eugenie had contributed to the construction of les Halles Centrales in the 1860s. Fasinated by decoration Eugenie watched over the facade of every building to be erected on the new rue des Halles.
According to the legend the two angels above the petite Cremerie on 11 rue des Halles represent the faces of Queen Victoria and Empress Eugenie.
The sculpture was created in 1859. It's one of the fairy tales around Cremerie de Paris that Empress Eugenie later living in exile in the United Kingdom told Queen Victoria. Well it was not the only one ...
When they were getting older the two Ladies met quite frequently. Queen Victoria lived until 1901, Empress Eugenie until 1920.
Victoria repeated the story to her grandaughter Alice Hessen, later Alexandra Feodorovna, Tsarina of Russia.

Romanov children in 1910 Solms and Romanov children in 1910
And Alexandra Fedorovna told the story to her own children, Tatiana, Olga, Maria, Anastasia and Alexei and the other children around them ... among them the grandfather of Cremerie de Paris, picture 1910 ...

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