Last Rites

Throughout the week an unpretentious oaken coffin lay in the small chancel of Sandringham Church, where the Dowager Queen Alexandra had so often worshiped before her death (TIME, Nov. 30). As the days passed, thousands of mourners arrived in motor cars and on foot, giving silent testimony to how completely the onetime Princess Alexandra of Denmark had won the hearts of her English subjects. Meanwhile a light and powdery snow sifted down upon the Sandringham estates, famed country retreat of Edward VII and Alexandra. At length the...

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