Also Known As[edit | edit source]
Freddie Keppel[edit | edit source]
- Family name: his, Keppel; hers, Edmunstone
- Freddie (Alice Frederica) Edmonstone Keppel
- Alice Keppel: VIAF: 62357923
Hon. George Keppel[edit | edit source]
- the Honourable George Keppel
- Son of William Coutts Keppel, 7th Earl of Albemarle (15 April 1832 – 28 August 1894)
Demographics[edit | edit source]
- Nationality: British
Residences[edit | edit source]
- 30 Portman Square
Family[edit | edit source]
- Freddie (Alice Frederica) Edmonstone Keppel (29 April 1868 – 11 September 1947)
- George Keppel (14 October 1865 – 22 November 1947)
- Violet Trefusis (6 June 1894 – 1 March 1970 [Wikipedia says 1972])
- Sonia Cubitt (24 May 1900 – 16 August 1986)
Acquaintances, Friends and Enemies[edit | edit source]
Freddie (Alice) Keppel's Lovers[edit | edit source]
- Ernest Beckett, 2nd Baron Grimthorpe
- Humphrey Sturt, 2nd Baron Alington
- Albert Edward, Prince of Wales
Timeline[edit | edit source]
1891 June 1, Alice (Freddie) Edmonstone and George Keppel married.
1897 July 2, Alice and George Keppel attended the Duchess of Devonshire's fancy-dress ball at Devonshire House.
1898, Alice (Freddie) Keppel became the mistress of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales. The article on her in Wikipedia says they met in 1898, but they both were present at the Duchess of Devonshire's ball in 1897, so she likely was presented if not introduced to him; on the other hand, 700 people were there.
Costume at the Duchess of Devonshire's 2 July 1897 Fancy-dress Ball[edit | edit source]
At the Duchess of Devonshire's fancy-dress ball, Freddie Keppel (at 231), called the Hon. Mrs. George Keppell in the newspapers, was
- dressed as Madame de Polignac in the quadrille of the Louis XV and XVI Period.
- "very beautiful"; she, "as Madame de Polignac, wore a lovely dress of silver cloth embroidered in silver and pink gems and garlands of small roses. The bunched out over dress was of pink and silver brocade lined with apple-green satin.":6, Col. 1a
- "Among these [in the Countess of Warwick's Marie Antoinette quadrille] the Honourable Mrs. George Keppell looked very beautiful.... Mrs. George Keppell, as Madame de Polignac, wore a lovely dress of silver cloth embroidered in silver, and pink gems and garlands of small roses. The bunched-out over-dress was of pink and silver brocade lined with apple green satin.":5, Col. 9c
George Keppel (who is at 39 and early in the list for the London Morning Post), was dressed as
- "King Solomon. Tunic of white silk with an elaborate border of jewels; turquoise silk robe lined with white, and a jewelled crown.":7, Col. 7b
Footnotes[edit | edit source]
- "Alice Keppel". Wikipedia. 2020-06-11. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Alice_Keppel&oldid=962041251.
- "George Keppel (British Army officer, born 1865)". Wikipedia. 2020-07-14. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=George_Keppel_(British_Army_officer,_born_1865)&oldid=967698366.
- "Alice Frederica Edmonstone." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-10-05.
- "Fancy Dress Ball at Devonshire House." Morning Post Saturday 3 July 1897: 7 [of 12], Col. 4a–8 Col. 2b. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000174/18970703/054/0007.
- "Duchess of Devonshire's Fancy Ball. A Brilliant Spectacle. Some of the Dresses." London Daily News Saturday 3 July 1897: 5 [of 10], Col. 6a–6, Col. 1b. British Newspaper Archive http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000051/18970703/024/0005 and http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/BL/0000051/18970703/024/0006.
- "The Duchess of Devonshire's Fancy Dress Ball. Special Telegram." Belfast News-Letter Saturday 03 July 1897: 5 [of 8], Col. 9 [of 9]. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/BL/0000038/18970703/015/0005.
- "Ball at Devonshire House." The Times Saturday 3 July 1897: 12, Cols. 1a–4c The Times Digital Archive. Web. 28 Nov. 2015.