With the return of Netflix’s hit royal drama series The Crown, attention has turned to a lesser-known member of the monarchy: Princess Alice.
The show has been known to tread a fine between fact and fantasy and “Bubbikins” – the fourth episode of season three – raises many questions about the real life of this enigmatic woman.
Princess Alice’s turbulent life saw her serving as military nurse during World War I, becoming a nun, living in exile twice and struggling with her mental health.
Prince Philip’s semi-estranged mother was born congenitally deaf in Windsor Castle in 1885 and raised as an English princess.[ . . . ]