The beautiful and talented Lilly Langtry was a popular British stage actress in the late 1800's through early 1900's and starred in multiple productions. However, her legacy is also remembered in part thanks to her reputation for building relationships with royalty - including the Prince of Wales, Albert Edward, and Prince Louis of Battenberg. Original source: http://www.ancientfaces.com #lilly #langtry

Lillie Langtry

Lillie Langtry

Lillie Langtry

Lillie Langtry

Lillie Langtry

Lillie Langtry

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Lillie Langtry, 1882.

Lilly Langtree

Though today we'd scarcely bat an eye at the image of a pregnant celebrity, during the Victorian era it was rather uncommon for a women (be she famous or not) to be photographed (as stage actress Lilly Langtry was here) when she was in the "family way".

c. 1900 Actress Lily Langtry in Gown by House of Worth. From the book "A Century of Fashion" by Jean Philippe Worth, 1928.

Queen Mary with her two eldest sons, Prince Edward (later King Edward VIII) and Prince Albert (later King George VI)

Maude Fealy ♥ late 1800's or early 1900's - Actress & glamour girl of her day. Nice summation of her life here: http://stuffnobodycaresabout.com/2013/02/06/beauties-of-the-past-maude-fealy/

The Prince Imperial Napoleon Eugene Louis

The Princess Helena, fifth child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

Original English vintage real photo postcard - actress miss Jean Aylwin

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, 1854

The six children of King George V and Queen Mary: Albert, Duke of York (later George VI), Mary, Princess Royal, Countess of Harewood; Edward, Prince of Wales (later Edward VIII and Duke of Windsor), Prince John, Prince Henry, and Prince George, Duke of Kent

Gold Lock with the hair of Queen Marie Antoinette. British Museum.