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Members of the Royal Family arrive following today's service

10 June 2016

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In 1959, at the age of 22, the Princess carried out her first solo overseas tour to Australia, and attended the Queensland Centenary Celebrations. The visit was so popular that 'The Alexandra Waltz' was written in Her Royal Highness's honour by prolific Queensland composer Clyde Collins and later in 1960 the Diamantina Hospital was renamed Princess Alexandra Hospital in honour of her visit

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Princess Alexandra was baptised in the Private Chapel of Buckingham Palace, on 9 February 1937. Her godparents included King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.

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One of the earliest charities that Princess Alexandra became involved with, and has continued to support, was the Young Women's Trust (YWCA England & Wales), which she became Vice-Patron of in 1954

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Princess Alexandra's wedding gown of Valenciennes lace had a 20 foot train. She was accompanied down the aisle by five young bridesmaids.