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Discussions about the Imperial Family and European Royalty => The Danish Royal Family => Topic started by: kmerov on February 02, 2005, 09:21:53 AM

Title: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on February 02, 2005, 09:21:53 AM
Just wanted to start a thread that talks about the parents of the bunch...
Now that whas a couple who loved each other!
"Thank you for the dance of life".
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on February 05, 2005, 12:52:31 PM
"I think a very interesting and clever woman indeed and of course ambitious for her children to do well as any mother would be."    

Just moved it over here to put my thread to some use ;D

Yes she was, and i know what you mean with obscure! :)
For herself she didnt seem to have much ambition, other than being the guardian of the home and family, which was the motto she followed through her life.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Mgmstl on February 05, 2005, 01:06:01 PM
I think there were so many things to like & admire about Louise & Christian, and their family.

I remember reading that she was present when Olga N. was born and helped AF through the labor, and the child was born in her bedroom, to honor her, by the parents.

Some of the letters of Queen Louise to Minnie are interesting, it seems she liked AF, at least that is the impression I got, and did not completely understand Minnie's problems with her.  

Their life was a long full one, and I do wish there was a good biography on her.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on February 05, 2005, 01:16:49 PM
I didnt know that about Olga N.
There are some good books about Louise and Christian combined in danish, but little does that help if you arent danish!
I got the quote " thank you for the dance of life" from a resent one.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Eurohistory on February 08, 2005, 08:23:37 AM
Hans Roger Madol's biography of King Christian IX goes into great detail about how the couple met and how they founded their family in Copenhagen...quite a nice book to read actually.

Arturo Beéche
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on February 08, 2005, 09:45:25 AM
Yes i have that book to, and like it as well  :).
It also gives many details on how Christian IX came to be heir to the throne, and the varius candidates prior to that happening.  
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: grandduchessella on February 08, 2005, 01:05:06 PM
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I think there were so many things to like & admire about Louise & Christian, and their family.

I remember reading that she was present when Olga N. was born and helped AF through the labor, and the child was born in her bedroom, to honor her, by the parents.

 


I had looked up some info in A Lifelong Passion and it doesn't mention her presence in any of the diary entries or letters.  ???  It mentions MF and Ella  as being with her the entire time.

When 'Amama' died Alix wrote that as he travelled to Denmark for the funeral, it was their first separation since they married. [Irene had just travelled to see her and she didn't feel she could leave] Alix doesn't seem close to the family at all and most of her long letter details her own woe at being separated from Nicky and rather grudgingly accepts that others need him at this time. She wrote that her 'absence won't be regretted there by any of the rest, as I am still somewhat a stranger amongst them all--and now they want to have only those there whom they were accustomed to see around poor Amama.'

Nicky wrote that his 'astonishment was great when on landing I was met by dear Apapa, Mama and the whole family. They all looked more cheery and less worn out than I imagined. As soon as we drove up to the house, they led me into the bedroom where stands the coffin, shut up, and surrounded by masses of flowers and wreaths which looks very pretty. Still I must say it seems sad to me to think that the body does not remain in a church near by--I htink it woudl be preferable in every respect. Poor Apapa looks remarkably fresh, he goes into that room constantly and then takes long long walks--to which of course the family accompanies him. The reason of the delay of the funeral is that everything concerning the burial, black cloth garments, cataflaque etc. have been lost in a fire that occured some 12 years ago and the ceremonials have disappeared! Apapa wants the funeral to be a state ceremony and they therefore need such a long time to get these preparations ready. When I come back I shall tell all I have heard from Mama and the others about poor Amama's last days--touchingly sad!! '
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Janet_W. on February 08, 2005, 01:43:06 PM
Just scanned the Danish listing and I don't see another thread specifically for Queen Louise and King Christian, but if there is one, I apologize . . .

At any rate, I am so glad this particular thread was started, because whenever I've read about Alix or Minnie's early years, their parents have been treated as something of a footnote, and generally all that's been said is that they were loving but rather empty-headed, lacking responsibility, etc., etc. I've never quite understood where all this came from--especially considering that later on quite a lot of energy was expended in visits to "Amama" and "Apapa"--so perhaps posters with a better knowledge of the subject can enlighten us.  

My guess is that one of the reasons Louise and Christian have been disparaged has something to do with one of their daughters becoming sexually active and subsequently conceiving a baby out of wedlock. Any thoughts on this?
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on February 08, 2005, 06:35:32 PM
Thank you GDElla for posting this info. I have never read a first hand record on the days after Louises death.

Does anyone know if Queen Louise attended the wedding of Nicky and Alex? I know Christian IX was there, supporting MF.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on February 08, 2005, 06:49:49 PM
I didnt see a thread on them either, but you never know!

I think its right that they didnt have great political intelligense, but they had great responsibility. The danish books all describe them very positive, especially Queen Louise.
I dont know if Thyras daughter has something to do with them being described as you mentioned, but i have only read rather good comments on them.
I know that Queen Victoria didnt like them very much, but i dont know why that is.
Someone else?
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Eurohistory on February 08, 2005, 10:06:50 PM
Queen Victoria saw Louise and the Hesse(-Kassel) bunch as scheming anti-Prussians who could get her eldest son up to no good in political terms.  Remember that Queen Victoria, as a supporter of her eldet daughter and son-in-law, was decidely pro-Berlin.

Arturo Beéche
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on February 09, 2005, 02:00:07 PM
Yes, of course that must have something to do with it!

Didnt Hesse-Cassel become a part of Prussia, leaving Louises brother, Friedrich without any of the thrones that could have been his?
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on February 09, 2005, 02:24:35 PM
Another say to them being empty headed without responsibility ect.
When Christian became king in 1863, he had to sign a constitution that he knew would start a war with the german states. He acted quit firm, saying he would not sign it, before he had read it. It took some times before that happend and he had the hole country against him, and his family was very unpopular.
Queen Louise had to call the police to protect the palace, besides the normal gards. CIX finally signt it, but it gives an example of his sence of duty. The war came and Denmark lost. Quit hard times for the family.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Mgmstl on February 09, 2005, 09:07:55 PM
I think QV's attitude toward the Hesse-Kassel's or what she called the "Rumpenheim Set" had more to do with Prince Albert's remarks about Queen Louise's mother & her mother's sister's (?) being of scandalous behaviour, and of course I am sure there were anti-Prussian feelings involved.

I have often felt that QV was very unjust to Queen Louise, who was industrious, raised her children well, and lived her life scandal free.  While nothing could be said against Queen Louise, her relatives were looked down upon, and in fact I believe she was somewhat cool to the Denmarks (CIX & QL) on some occasions.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on February 13, 2005, 04:15:57 PM
Yes, it was most likely a mix of those things that made QV dislike them...And maybe she felt more superior in the inteligence department...

Not related to they above, but i just saw their rooms at Amalienborg Palace. They are stuffed with things and photos, tons of it. The spitting image of their days. Less was not more!
I wonder who started that trend?
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Eurohistory on February 23, 2005, 10:01:33 AM
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I think QV's attitude toward the Hesse-Kassel's or what she called the "Rumpenheim Set" had more to do with Prince Albert's remarks about Queen Louise's mother & her mother's sister's (?) being of scandalous behaviour, and of course I am sure there were anti-Prussian feelings involved.

I have often felt that QV was very unjust to Queen Louise, who was industrious, raised her children well, and lived her life scandal free.  While nothing could be said against Queen Louise, her relatives were looked down upon, and in fact I believe she was somewhat cool to the Denmarks (CIX & QL) on some occasions.


And perhaps a certain degree of jealousy from Queen Victoria at not having such a tight family unit around her as Louise Hesse-kassel had.  I always have considered QV to have been a piece of work.

Arturo Beéche
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: PrinceEddy1864 on February 23, 2005, 12:21:31 PM
I do remember reading somewere that Nicky or possibly Sacha (it could have even been Nixa, Dagmar's first fiancee) had a problem with Louise. Does any one know which one had the problem and what were the details of it. By problem I mean I think she sort of rubbed them the wrong way. I believe I read this in the N&A cataloge. Any clue?  ???
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Duchess_of_Fenwick on February 23, 2005, 07:31:12 PM
Michael G Wrote: "I have often felt that QV was very unjust to Queen Louise, who was industrious, raised her children well, and lived her life scandal free.  While nothing could be said against Queen Louise, her relatives were looked down upon, and in fact I believe she was somewhat cool to the Denmarks (CIX & QL) on some occasions."

Yes, I believe that was certainly true. I always thought that the it was strange the way Alix was introduced to the Queen and the period of time she spent with her for "inspection" so to speak.  When Alix first went to England to spend time with Queen V at Osborne, only her father was allowed to go with her and for only two nights.   Her mother was not allowed to go at all and one would think that a young girl would need her mother at a time like this, for moral support, if nothing else.  Apparently the Queen wanted to "no other influences at work during this crucial period when she proposed to mould her future daughter-in-law in the correct image of a POW".  Later  Alix's father was apparently treated with "scant courtesy" when he returned to get his daughter and take her back home before the wedding. During the few days in England he forced to stay at the Danish empassy.  There was no room for him at Windsor Castle.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on March 02, 2005, 06:35:28 PM
She was also pretty harsh in dismissing their eldest son, Frederik as husband to one of her daughters. She made it quit clear that it wasnt going to happend. I have read it was because of her knowledge of what happend to her great-aunt, Queen Caroline Mathilde, but that seems a bit unlikely...
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Svetabel on March 03, 2005, 04:28:34 AM
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I do remember reading somewere that Nicky or possibly Sacha (it could have even been Nixa, Dagmar's first fiancee) had a problem with Louise. Does any one know which one had the problem and what were the details of it. By problem I mean I think she sort of rubbed them the wrong way. I believe I read this in the N&A cataloge. Any clue?  ???


If you mean the time when Alexander III was the Emperor, not Tsesarevitch,then I read in some book on him (it seems it is one of his biographies) that once Alexander very dryly commented his mother's-in-law (Queen Louise) attempts to instruct him on the political questions, mostly on Russian home affairs. I do not remember Alexander's exact words but he answered (by letter) Louise somewhat "you are not a Russian to understand our home affairs and I request you not to meddle with..".

BTW, one day Queen Olga of Greece tried to have influence on Alexander III and wrote him discussing Russian politics on the Balkans. Alexander even did not answer her ,considering politics beyond women's reach.  :)
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: PrinceEddy1864 on March 03, 2005, 02:16:25 PM
That sounds like Sacha. Thank you for sharing that Sveta.

I think I was talking about a different instance though. When I go home in about a week and a half for Spring Break I will look at the book and the instance I was refering to to see exactly who it was that had the problem. I just cant remember.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: bluetoria on March 07, 2005, 04:22:50 PM
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 When Alix first went to England to spend time with Queen V at Osborne, only her father was allowed to go with her and for only two nights.   Her mother was not allowed to go at all and one would think that a young girl would need her mother at a time like this, for moral support, if nothing else.  Apparently the Queen wanted to "no other influences at work during this crucial period when she proposed to mould her future daughter-in-law in the correct image of a POW".  Later  Alix's father was apparently treated with "scant courtesy" when he returned to get his daughter and take her back home before the wedding. During the few days in England he forced to stay at the Danish empassy.  There was no room for him at Windsor Castle.


I had always thought this was very unkind of QV but earlier today I was reading that her reason for not wanting Alix's father to stay was because she was worried about upsetting the Prussians who were already in a state of agitation about the forthcoming weddin.g QV, being so pro-German, was anxious to appease them as much as possible.  :-/
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: TampaBay on March 07, 2005, 06:48:12 PM
I read somewhere (do not ask me where) that Christian was Pi--ed that his daughter was "on inspection and approval " like goods from a local merchant.

However, he liked Edward VII so he kept his mouth shut.

Marlene, do you have documenation relating to this story?

TampaBay
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on March 09, 2005, 05:13:26 PM
The way Victoria treated the family wasnt liked by the danish royals in generel, and it upset them many times. The hole matter for QV was to have as little as posible to do with Alix parents. Christian was disappointed or (P.....) on many occasion in the first years after their children got engaged and married, and the "test" was one of those trials the family had to go thru.
Before Victoria and Christian got married (not to each other ;D), it seems they got on very well the times they met.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: grandduchessella on March 09, 2005, 11:07:46 PM
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I read somewhere (do not ask me where) that Christian was Pi--ed that his daughter was "on inspection and approval " like goods from a local merchant.

However, he liked Edward VII so he kept his mouth shut.



Well, it was to be expected then. It wasn't called the Marriage Market for nothing.  :)  Probably a good number of women of royalty and nobility felt the same way. I can't blame QV though--she was looking for a future Queen of England and wife to a difficult-to-match son. Considering Christian's position then it should've been taken as an honor. Plus Alexandra was kept in the dark for almost the entire duration so it didn't affect her. Imagine being one of those vetted and passed over!
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on March 24, 2005, 04:26:18 PM
The burial place of Christian IX and Louise...

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/christian9louise.jpg )
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Marc on March 25, 2005, 08:02:58 AM
I found a colour portrait of King Christian IX,but haven't found of Queen Louise of either of Queen Alexandrine...Anybody has them?
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: bluetoria on March 25, 2005, 01:51:22 PM
That's a wonderfully clear picture, kmerov!   :) Somehow it looks very 'modern' - where exactly is it, please?
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on March 25, 2005, 04:48:01 PM
Where the picture is from? I cant really remember. I have a very short memory :-[..But i also have the burial places of Frederik VIII and Lovisa, and CX and Alexandrine...
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: jfkhaos on March 25, 2005, 04:55:22 PM
Wouldn't they all be buried at Roskilde?
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on March 25, 2005, 05:19:23 PM
Yes, they are all buried at Roskilde :). I thought Bluetoria asked me where i got that exact picture from.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: bluetoria on March 25, 2005, 05:26:58 PM
Thank you jfkhaos & kmerov...I meant both questions & so am grateful for both answers!  :)
And I also meant is it part of a large cathedral & is it very ancient? Or it is a mausoleum...it's just it looks so modern to me??
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on March 25, 2005, 05:50:52 PM
You are welcomed. Roskilde cathedral is a very old cathedral, used for burials of the royal family, and for normal church events.
In the church there is severel  buriel chapels, and  Christian IX chapel was only build and finished in 1924.
Under the chapel is the crypt where Dagmar is laid to rest. ( I was lucky enough to see it once, and it made my day!)
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on March 25, 2005, 05:56:15 PM

 Christian X and Alexandrine.
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/ChristianogAlexandrinebegravelse.gif)
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: bluetoria on March 25, 2005, 06:06:10 PM
Kmerov, these are all fascinating. Thank you for posting them & for your explantions.  :)

Perhaps this is off topic, but I was in Denmark a few years ago - in Aahaus (sp??) - talking with some Danish people who were (in excellent English!) comparing their monarchy to ours (in Britain). It seemed that yours was much more approachable & yet somehow maintained its dignity & the respect of the people. Is it, do you think, because you have a smaller population? Or because your monarchy is very different to ours? Or because the people have a different attitude towards the monarchy?

(p.s. I thought ALL the Danish people we met were so very welcoming & lovely!!  :))
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on March 25, 2005, 06:59:55 PM
Thank you. (I like British people a lot, and im not just saying that ;D)
As for your question: I think mainly that the Royal Family at a very early stage understood what the people wanted, and what people expected of them as an institution. This goes back to the days of Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid, who understood to "read" the people, and by nature were very humble people. I think the royal family see them selves as being there for the people, and not vice verca. They are very approachable and down to earth, but they all know were the line goes, and still have a regal aura around them. I think thats why the danish population likes and respects the monarchy.Also that could in my understanding make them a bit different  from the British RF (I like the BRF,so i hope you dont get offendet!).And the danish press is very kind to the RF ;).
 
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: bluetoria on March 25, 2005, 07:15:11 PM
Thank you, kmerov for answering!  :)
We all love the Danes, too! (We always support your football team in Europe by the way - unless you're playing England! ;D )

I think our RF has much to learn from yours. Your expression that they 'see themselves there for the people & not vice versa' is very significant. Their familiarity has not bred contempt, has it? We should maybe look to you for models. (I could envisage Prince William following that.)

Perhaps when we become a republic I shall emigrate to Denmark if they'll accept English no-marks!  ;D (I know a Danish song by Lars Hook/Huck?? Will I get in with that??)

Sorry for being way off topic  :)
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on March 27, 2005, 01:39:09 PM
I feel the same way, just the other way around! If not DK, then England should win always!

As for the RF. I dont think you can call it familiarity, they are still keeping a very professionel form of distance. So no contempt. I just think they understand and feel, that overall, we are all equal as human beings (sounding a bit corny, but you know what I mean). Just very down to earth. This is of course based on my observations. Anyone feel free to disagree..

Dont say the R word ;D..But if it happends I will make shure you get in!
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: bluetoria on March 27, 2005, 02:33:35 PM
Well Kmerov, it seems that, unlike ours, your RF are maintaining both their dignity & the good will of the public...Can I take you up on your offer of making sure I'll get in!  :)
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: grandduchessella on March 27, 2005, 05:42:23 PM
Crown Princess Mary sure seems to be popular. She even gets play here in the US.  :)  20/20 ran part of an interview she and the Crown Prince did shortly before their wedding and a brief story on them and they seemed very charming and in love.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: TampaBay on March 27, 2005, 06:45:36 PM
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Thank you. (I like British people a lot, and im not just saying that ;D)
As for your question: I think mainly that the Royal Family at a very early stage understood what the people wanted, and what people expected of them as an institution. This goes back to the days of Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid, who understood to "read" the people, and by nature were very humble people. I think the royal family see them selves as being there for the people, and not vice verca. They are very approachable and down to earth, but they all know were the line goes, and still have a regal aura around them. I think thats why the danish population likes and respects the monarchy.Also that could in my understanding make them a bit different  from the British RF (I like the BRF,so i hope you dont get offendet!).And the danish press is very kind to the RF ;).
  


The Danish Royal family behaves with the morals all people shoud have and the "common" people strive to acheive.

When an incident like divorce occurs, the Danish Royal Family behaves with class.  

The Danish Royal Family is and always has been a tribute and a credit to their country-not vice versa.

TampaBay
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on March 28, 2005, 01:38:53 PM
Bluetoria, I would do my best, if the worse case scenario should happend. Or have faith in the border- free EU to help. ;D

The crown Princess is popular here, but almoust more so in Australia..

Tampabay, I can only agree...
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: bluetoria on March 30, 2005, 05:21:23 PM
My first lessons are going well then!  :) :) I will write it again later!!
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on April 12, 2005, 02:33:14 PM
Marc, the best I can do for know!
A small picture of Louises state portrait
(http:// http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/louisetux.jpg)
And with Christian.
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/c9louise.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Marc on April 12, 2005, 06:21:17 PM
GREAT PORTRAITS!Is there ANY<ANY chance for you to find them bigger!?Thank you so much!
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on May 01, 2005, 11:57:25 AM
Queen Louise
(http:// http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/louise2.jpg)
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/Christian%20IX%20and%20Louise/drlo.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/endnulouise.jpg)

Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on May 06, 2005, 01:43:31 PM
Portraits of Christian and Louise.
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/Christian%20IX%20and%20Louise/cIX.jpg) (http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/Christian%20IX%20and%20Louise/louise.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Marc on May 06, 2005, 08:17:22 PM
This is great Kmerov,thank you so much!If you find any other portrait please post it!
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Svetabel on June 04, 2005, 08:20:20 AM
Just an amazing story about the Danish Royal Family in the time of King Christian IX (from "Secrets of the Gotha")

--"...each week, at the Opera, in order to give the public the impression that they were holding
lively conversation during the intervals, the princes and princesses had acquired the habit of counting up to hundred and then starting all over again:
1,2,3,4,5,6, - said the Prince Royal
7,8,9,10, - replied the Princess Royal
12,13,14, - Princess Ingeborg would interpolate with determination
15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, -replied Princess Thyra, who was a chatterbox.
"How gay our princes and princesses are this evening!", the public would think with delight."--

Very funny and surprisingly - didn't they really have a lot of subjects for conversation except counting to 100?  ;D
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: TampaBay on June 04, 2005, 12:47:35 PM
They were training their children to be properly Royal in public and playing games with the children at the same time ;) ;)!  

Also, having a good laugh when they read the news papers the next morning ::) ::)!

TampaBay
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Alicky1872 on June 04, 2005, 03:20:18 PM
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Just an amazing story about the Danish Royal Family in the time of King Christian IX (from "Secrets of the Gotha")

--"...each week, at the Opera, in order to give the public the impression that they were holding
lively conversation during the intervals, the princes and princesses had acquired the habit of counting up to hundred and then starting all over again:
 1,2,3,4,5,6, - said the Prince Royal
 7,8,9,10, - replied the Princess Royal
 12,13,14, - Princess Ingeborg would interpolate with determination
 15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, -replied Princess Thyra, who was a chatterbox.
"How gay our princes and princesses are this evening!", the public would think with delight."--

Very funny and surprisingly - didn't they really have a lot of subjects for conversation except counting to 100?  ;D


Svetabel, thank you for this amusing story! I guess it could get pretty tedious at times. My cousins and I had a game we would play--who could spot the most celebrity "lookalikes" and write them down. It's surprisingly fun to play, and I find myself doing it even now, waiting at the doctors, on the bus, etc!

This book you mentioned "Secrets of the Gotha"...is it in English? Any more information about it would be greately appreciated! Thank you!
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Svetabel on June 05, 2005, 08:40:34 AM
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Svetabel, thank you for this amusing story! I guess it could get pretty tedious at times. My cousins and I had a game we would play--who could spot the most celebrity "lookalikes" and write them down. It's surprisingly fun to play, and I find myself doing it even now, waiting at the doctors, on the bus, etc!

This book you mentioned "Secrets of the Gotha"...is it in English? Any more information about it would be greately appreciated! Thank you!


"Secrets of the Gotha" by Gislain de Diesbach, published in 1964 in English. The book is very interesting,one can find many amusing facts about Royalties of the past.
I don't have the book close at hand right now so I can't post ISBN. :(
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Alicky1872 on June 05, 2005, 11:19:25 AM
Wow! Thank you so much! I hadn't even known that book existed. I'll have to track it down.

Congratulations on your winning your Baby Bee card!  :D
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Amani on June 05, 2005, 10:54:19 PM
I had already ordered the book thru interlibrary loan. I am sure the people at my school are wondering waht kind of scholarly pursuits I'm into, as I order so many ;)

Anyways, the ISBN is 156619086X. Might help in tracking it down, especially if you are like me, ordering it thru ILLAID.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Elizabeth_Fern on October 09, 2005, 06:52:43 PM
besides the little sketch of  Queen Louise at her wedding does anyone have any young louise pictures?? like when alix was a baby???? or even before her marriage?
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: PrinceEddy1864 on October 09, 2005, 10:35:42 PM
i doubt she would have been photographed that early. her older children wernt even photgraphed until hey were nearly 10.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: grandduchessella on October 10, 2005, 03:08:44 PM
Plus with the advent of photography not occuring until the 1840s (and that was early for royals, mostly due to Prince Albert) I don't think there will be photos. Maybe sketches or portraits/miniatures of her somewhere.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Caleb on October 12, 2005, 02:45:44 PM
I know that Queen Louise (wife of Christian IX) died in 1898, but who here knows what she died of. Also didn't Nicholas & Alexandra go to the funeral.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: grandduchessella on October 12, 2005, 06:50:40 PM
Nicholas did--Alexandra didn't. Perhaps she was expecting at the time? He wrote her almost daily (if not daily) with descriptions of what was going on.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on October 13, 2005, 12:29:47 PM
She basically died of old age. I don't think that there was anything else to it. She was around 80 (1817-1898)).
Four of her children also died around that age, Alexandra (1844-1925), Dagmar (1847-1928)), Thyra (1853-1933) and Valdemar (1858-1939).
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on October 13, 2005, 12:41:01 PM
I have some skeches of a young Louise I can post when I get them scanned, if your are interested.  They are kind a like these of Christian, so not real pictures.
(http:// http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/Christian%20IX%20and%20Louise/christianIX18r.jpg)
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/Christian%20IX%20and%20Louise/europassfar.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on October 13, 2005, 12:52:11 PM
(http:// http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/Christian%20IX%20and%20Louise/louc9fra.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Svetabel on October 14, 2005, 01:45:54 AM
Thanks,Kmerov!!

Amazingly...look at King Christian's eyes in the last picture! It seems you look at Queen Alexandra's,his daughter...
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Emilia on October 14, 2005, 12:21:26 PM
A younger Luise
(http://www.royaltyguide.nl/images-families/hessen/hessenkassel4/1817%20Luise-01.JPG)
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Caleb on October 14, 2005, 05:37:32 PM
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I have some skeches of a young Louise I can post when I get them scanned, if your are interested.  They are kind a like these of Christian, so not real pictures.
(http:// http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/Christian%20IX%20and%20Louise/christianIX18r.jpg)
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/Christian%20IX%20and%20Louise/europassfar.jpg)

Wow Christian, in the bottom painting, she looks like Czar Alexander!
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Elizabeth_Fern on October 14, 2005, 06:37:36 PM
wow he was really handsome when he was young. thank you for the sketches!!
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on November 05, 2005, 01:05:07 PM
A portrait of queen Louise
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/Christian%20IX%20and%20Louise/louisemalpain.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Marc on November 05, 2005, 01:19:24 PM
Wow,this is just lovely!You always seem to astonish me with something new!I have never seen this portrait-thank you!
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on January 20, 2006, 02:26:51 PM
A few pictures..
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/Christian%20IX%20and%20Louise/clouisisidder.jpg)
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/Christian%20IX%20and%20Louise/louskrbord.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on January 20, 2006, 02:28:15 PM
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/Christian%20IX%20and%20Louise/louisethydagal.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/Christian%20IX%20and%20Louise/haqlvsorglou.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/Christian%20IX%20and%20Louise/walking.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on January 20, 2006, 03:45:32 PM
And a little bio on Queen Louise...

Princess Louise was born in Hesse in 1817 where her father, Langraf Wilhelm was stationed as a part of the Danish troops after the defat of Napoleon. From the age of four she grew up in Denmark in a small mansion in Copenhagen.
She had a broad education eventhough her family didn't have much money, and she became one of the prettiest ladies in Copenhagen. When her uncle became king (Christian VIII) in 1839, the family moved into one of the mansions at Amalienborg Palace.
It is belived that she and future Christian IX had been in love since the 1830-ties and in 1841 her father went to the king to tell him of the " petty parti " her daughter intended to make, and which "he didn't have the hart to decline".
They married in 1842, and the king gave them "The Yellow Mansion" to live in, while Christians aunt
Dowager Queen Marie gave them some financial help.
Here the family lived for 22 years and Louise took the task of motherhood very seriously. She was a very good parent, and managed to make her children behave nicely and graciously, without being quiet or shy.
Louise was very aristocratic in her views (despite the very upper-middle class way she brought up her children), but always told her children to treat all people with respect, and to have compassion for the less fortunate. To be a royal was for her a work you had to learn, and the job was to present yourself so to make yourself respected and loved.
This she called the best way for the royals to remain in their position.
Thru the well-known story she and Christian became heir to the throne in 1853, which many suspect was due to her work behind the scene. Already in her times was she believed to be more intelligent than her husband, but officially she stayed out of politics.
The enthusiasm for the the new heirs was not very high to say the least among many circles in Denmark, but most against it was the king, Frederik VII. His marriage to Countess Danner, who was the daughter of an un-married maid, was more than Louise could take, and she stayed away from court as most women of the high society did.
In 1863 Louise became Queen but the political situation was very tense because of the Slesvig-Holsten issue, and at one point she had to call the police to protect the Palace from a mob.
Also in those years Louise took great interest in making good marriages for her children. The only marriage she didn't have a say in, was that between the Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Lovisa of Sweden. She called her daughter in law "the giraf" and didn't like the way she brought up her children.
Queen Louise was Conservative by nature, and she wrote to King Georg I that he should always take his ministers from the Conservative parties, which were the natural partners of the monarchy. She also adviced Alexander III to hold on to his absolute power (Christian on the other hand recommendet that he gave the Russians some political influence)
Another side of her aristocratic views was that it was their duty to take care of the underprivileged in society. Thus she became involved in many charity orginisations and founded many hospitals, orphanages and schools.
During the 35 years as Queen, Louise became more and more popular and respected as did the whole family, and she remains so today.





Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: grandduchessella on January 20, 2006, 06:08:06 PM
Quote
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/Christian%20IX%20and%20Louise/louskrbord.jpg)


Great as always Kmerov.  :)

Plus in this photo we can play 'spot the photo/portrait on the wall/desk'. Gotta love Victorian royals and their cluttered rooms.  :)

1--big portrait of George I on wall
2--photo of Nicholas & Alexandra on table on far left
3--photo of CIX on easel on far right

I can't make out anymore though.   :(
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Caleb on January 22, 2006, 09:51:56 PM
January 29th marks the 100 year anniversary of King Christian IX of Denmark's death. (http://www.postcardman.net/34088.jpg)
Just letting you know.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on January 28, 2006, 01:25:50 PM
Yes, thanks for the reminder. :)

Christian IX on his deathbed.
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/Christian%20IX%20and%20Louise/c9ondeathybed.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on January 30, 2006, 12:19:11 PM
It's a shame that the scanner makes the pictures so bright that you can't see the details. :-/

One of Queen Louises rooms.
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/Christian%20IX%20and%20Louise/louisesroom.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on January 30, 2006, 12:22:04 PM
Chrisitan IX's desk with many pictures..

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/Christian%20IX%20and%20Louise/c9room.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/Christian%20IX%20and%20Louise/snit.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Eric_Lowe on January 30, 2006, 07:14:35 PM
Been to the "reconstructed" rooms at the Amalianborg Palace. It was wonderful !  ;D
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: grandduchessella on January 30, 2006, 11:53:11 PM
On the top photo Queen Alexandra is on the far right in the largish frame. I think the man in the black uniform with the buttons might be Christian X--I've seen him in that uniform before.

On the bottom photo you can see photos of Crown Prince Frederick; Christian & Louise; Prince Waldemar and one of the Wales girls (Maud ?) in the folding frame; George I of Greece
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Svetabel on January 31, 2006, 12:43:10 AM
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Chrisitan IX's desk with many pictures..

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/Christian%20IX%20and%20Louise/c9room.jpg)



Incredible! :) Sometimes I think that all those Royals of that epoch surrounded themselves by so many pics of the relatives just not to forget all their faces and not to mix up cousins/grandchildren/aunts/uncles and so on!!! ;D
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Eugenie_of_Montijo on February 23, 2006, 06:05:26 PM
Hello!  ;)

I´ve read somewhere that Queen Victoria was at the first not full convinced about the young Alix of Denmark as a suitable bride for prince Bertie because rumours concerning, If I don´t mistake, the mother of queen Louise. I´m curious about this stories, so...what happened really?

Thanks for your info ;)

And sorry if my english is very poor to explain the things, too.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on February 23, 2006, 06:35:16 PM
Well, Queen Victoria didn't like Louise or her family, the Hesse-Cassels. There has been many speculations as to why that is, but I have heard that she thought Princess Charlotte somehow wasn't a moral person, and bad company. Also there was rumors of illegitimate children and such.  Also in generel she didn't like the Danes because of their anti-Preussen politics. But she accepted Alix, so it couldn't have been something that she couldn't overcome in the end.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Eric_Lowe on February 23, 2006, 08:28:17 PM
Yes I think one rumour about one of Louise's sisters. I guess it later developed into a mutual dislike between the two women. Louise insisted Alix spent her last birthday at home, much against the wishes of QV.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: grandduchessella on February 25, 2006, 07:22:49 PM
I think she referred to Queen Louise's family as 'bad' and had reservations about the family gatherings at Rumpenheim. Princess Mary Adelaide, QM's mother, was a Hesse-Cassel as well and also attended these gatherings and QV thought that MA was rather 'fast'.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Eric_Lowe on February 26, 2006, 01:59:19 AM
Yes...especially QV heard that Louise "painted" her face.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: RomanovFan on March 09, 2006, 07:00:35 PM
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Well, Queen Victoria didn't like Louise or her family, the Hesse-Cassels.


Just curious here...if that was the case, then why did QV let Princess Alice marry Ludwig of HESSE? He was obviously a relative...
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on March 18, 2006, 07:27:18 AM
Well, I was talking more about Queen Louises mother and siblings, the immediate family. Ludwig of Hesse was from another branch.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: TampaBay on March 18, 2006, 07:31:37 AM
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I think she referred to Queen Louise's family as 'bad' and had reservations about the family gatherings at Rumpenheim. Princess Mary Adelaide, QM's mother, was a Hesse-Cassel as well and also attended these gatherings and QV thought that MA was rather 'fast'.


On her mother's side.

TampaBay
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Zanthia on March 30, 2006, 07:17:25 AM
Can you imagine to be the one who has to clean that desk? :o with all those frames and gadgets? And all those furniture, you almost need to be a mountain climber just to get into the room.

Love the portrait of Louise, by the way :D
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Zanthia on March 30, 2006, 10:13:53 AM
(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i201/Zanthia1982/Christian1.jpg)
Christian in different ages.

Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: grandduchessella on March 30, 2006, 06:53:53 PM


(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/scandinavian/luisehesse18171.jpg)

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/scandinavian/00418_louisetiara1.jpg) [photo and information courtesy of Lafayette]

"The tiara Queen Louise is wearing belongs to her personal collection. It could be mounted without the large pear shaped pearls. It looks as if it is not a real tiara and I am not sure about that. She had the tiara when she was young so I should think that it comes from her mother Landgravine Louise Charlotte of Hesse, born Princess of Denmark. When her mother died her jewelry was parted into as many parts as she had daughters and she stated in her will that her son, Landgrave Friedrich, should not have any of her personal jewelry. I guess that he inherited jewelry belonging to the house.

The earrings seem to be pearl drops. They also are part of her private collection.

Around her neck the Queen is wearing a dogcollar or more precisely a velvet ribbon with diamond jewelry on it. It has been mentioned that the jewels should be some flower bouquets from the Danish crown jewels but is not. It is diamond pieces from her personal collection. The necklace is a brillant necklace belonging to the Danish crown jewels that can be seen at the Rosenborg Palace in Copenhagen. It was made by the jewellers Weishaupt und Söhne in Hanau, Germany, in 1840. The stones already belonged to the Danish royal family for years and they had been part of the other pieces of jewelry in the family. So was the square cut diamond in the middle of the necklace (17 carats) once set in a ring that was given as a wedding ring from King Christian VII to his unfortunate queen Caroline Mathilde, born a Princess of Great Britain. The pear shaped diamonds (the biggest in the middle is 19 carats) had all been used in aigrettes for earlier queens. Most of the stones were given by Queen Sophie Magdalene to the crown and they are the basis in the Crown jewel collection.

The necklace has a matching set of earrings but they are not used as so by the Queen in this photo. You can see them though as brooches on the dress along the sash of the Russian St. Katharina's Order. There are 2 more brooches at the line of the sash and those two must also belong to her
personally.

Above the sash at the decolleté there is a brooch that also belongs to the Danish crown jewelry: a brooch made of rubies, diamonds and pearls. The pearls are not seen here, and the brooch is only the lower part of the devant-de-corsage of the crown jewels."
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: grandduchessella on March 31, 2006, 08:08:38 PM
From the memoirs of American Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone (wife of a Danish ambassador):

"January, 1878.
Dear Mother,—After Christmas Johan and I went to Copenhagen, where I was presented to the King and the Queen....When the Queen entered the room and I was presented to her she was most gracious and affable. She motioned me to sit down beside her on the sofa. She said that she had heard much about me. She spoke of my father-in-law, whom she loved, and Johan, whom she liked so much. She was most interested to hear about you and the children. She had heard that Nina promised to be a beauty.

"If children would only grow up to their promises!" I said.

"Mine have," said the Queen; "they are all beautiful."

She showed me the photographs of the Princess of Wales and the Grand-Duchess Dagmar of Russia. If they resemble their pictures they must indeed be beautiful.

The salon in which we sat was filled with drawings, pastels, and photographs, and was so crowded with furniture that one could hardly move about. "I've been told," the Queen said, "that you have a splendid voice and sing wonderfully. You must come some day and sing for me; I love music." Then we talked music, the most delightful of subjects. The King came in. He was also perfectly charming, and as kind as possible. He is about sixty years old, but looks younger, having a wonderfully youthful figure and a very handsome face. The King preferred to speak French, but the Queen liked better to talk English, which she does to perfection.

"Have you learned Danish yet?" the King asked me.

"Alas! your Majesty," I answered, "though I try very hard to learn, I have not mastered it yet, and only dare to inflict it on my family."

"You will not find it difficult," he said. "You will learn it in time."

"I hope so, your Majesty—Time is a good teacher." "
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: grandduchessella on March 31, 2006, 08:10:53 PM
DENMARK, January, 1878.

Dear Mother,—The Queen of Denmark is an adorable and lovely queen. I am happy to call her my Queen.

A few days after my audience we were invited to a dinner at Amalienborg. We met in the salon, before their Majesties came in. When they had made a little cercle and said a word to every one, dinner was announced. The King gave one arm to the Queen and the other to the Princess Anne of Hesse—the Queen's sister-in-law. The King and the Queen sat next to each other. There were about forty people at table....The Queen said to me: "I should so like to hear you sing. Will you come to-morrow? I will send my carriage for you, and please don't forget to bring some music." As if I should forget! I was only too delighted.

The next morning the Queen sent her own coupé for me at eleven o'clock. I felt very grand; all the people in the street bowed and courtesied, thinking I was one of the royal family. I let down the glasses on both sides of the coupé so that every one could have a chance to bow.

I was at once ushered into the Queen's salon by an old red-liveried majordomo who had many decorations on his breast. The Queen was alone with the Grande Maîtresse, and after having talked a little she said, "Now we'll have some music," and led the way into the ballroom, where there were two pianos. The Queen sat on the sofa, wearing an expression that was half pre-indulgent and half expectant. The Grande Maîtresse, who was there, not in her official character, but as a musician, accompanied me when I sang "Voi che sapete." When I came to the phrase, "Non trovo pace notte ne di," the Queen raised her hand to her eyes, which were filled with tears, and after I had finished, said, "Please sing another."

I spread out the music of "Biondina" in front of the eye-glasses of the Grande Maîtresse, but the first bars convinced me that if I were to sing that song, she was not to play it, and, against all etiquette, I placed my hands over hers and gently pushed her off the seat, saying, "May I?"

I confess I deserved the daggers she looked at me, but the Queen only laughed and said, "You are quite right; you must play that for yourself." The Queen seemed to be delighted, and after some more music I returned to the hotel in the same regal manner I had come.

Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: grandduchessella on March 31, 2006, 08:14:18 PM
COPENHAGEN, February, 1878.

Dear Mother,—...I go often to sing with the Queen. Yesterday I lunched at the palace. The Queen had said to me before: "When you come to me, come straight to my room. Don't bother about going first to the dames d'honneur. The servant has orders."
So yesterday, when I arrived, the old decorated servant who sits in the antechamber simply opened the door of the Queen's private apartments, where I found her and the Princess Thyra alone.

The Queen said, "You will stay to luncheon, will you not?" I hesitated, as we had invited some friends to lunch with us, but that was evidently no obstacle. She said: "Never mind that. I will send word to your husband that I have kept you." Of course I stayed. We had a great deal of music. I sang "Beware" for the first time. The Queen said, "Oh, the King must hear that," and rang the bell, sending the servant to beg Prince Valdemar to come in.

On his appearing, the Queen said, "Valdemar, you must tell papa that he must come." Prince Valdemar soon returned, saying, "Papa has lumbago, and says he cannot come." The Queen shook her head, evidently not believing in the lumbago, and said, "Lumbago or not, papa must come, even if we have to bring him."

The King came without being "brought," and I sang "Beware" for him, and then "Ma mère était bohémienne," the Queen accompanying me in both.

"Now," said the Queen, "please sing that song which you play for yourself—the one with such a dash." She meant "Biondina."

"Please, madame," said the King, when I had finished, "sing 'Beware' again."

Then we went down a little side-staircase for luncheon. The dining-room is quite small and looks out upon the square. The table could not have seated more than twelve people. Besides the King and Queen, there were Prince Hans and Prince Wilhelm (brothers of the King), Prince Valdemar, Princess Thyra, and myself. There were no ladies or gentlemen in waiting, except the King's adjutant.

On a side-table were the warm meats, vegetables, and several cold dishes. No servants were allowed in the room. It is the only meal when the family are quite alone together; the serving was all done by the royalties themselves. I felt quite shy when the King proposed to shell my shrimps for me! "Oh, your Majesty," I said, "I can do that myself!"
"No," said he, "I am sure you cannot. At any rate, not as it ought to be done."
He was quite right. I never could have done it so dexterously as he did. He took the shells off and put the shrimps on some bread—they looked like little pink worms. I did not dare to get up and serve myself at the side-table, and rather than be waited on by royalty I preferred eating little and going away hungry.

The King was very gay. He asked me how I was getting on with my Danish. I told him some of my mistakes, at which they all laughed.

Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: grandduchessella on March 31, 2006, 08:15:40 PM
COPENHAGEN, February, 1878.

Dear Mother,—After our music and luncheon the other day at the palace the Queen asked me if I would like to drive with her to see Bernstorff Castle, where they spend their summers. I accepted the invitation with delight. To drive with her was bliss indeed.
Bernstorff is about an hour's drive from Copenhagen. When the open landau appeared in the porte-cochère the Queen got in; I sat on her left and the lady of honor sat opposite. The Danish royal livery is a bright red covered with braid. The coachman's coat has many red capes, one on top of the other, looking like huge pen-wipers. J. had told me it was not etiquette for any one driving with the Queen to bow. We happened to pass J. walking with a friend of his, and it seemed odd that I was obliged to cut him dead.

When people see the Queen's carriage coming they stop their own, and the ladies get out on the sidewalk and make deep courtesies. Gentlemen bow very low and stand holding their hats in their hands until the royal carriage has passed.

The castle of Bernstorff is neither large nor imposing, but looks home-like and comfortable. The Queen showed me all over it—her private rooms, and even upstairs where her atelier is; she paints charmingly—as well as she plays the piano.

She pointed out on the window-panes of a room over the principal salon different things that her daughters had written with their diamond rings on the glass: "Farewell, my beautiful clouds!—Alexandra." "Till the next time.—Dagmar." "A bientôt—Willie" (the young King of Greece).

She told me that Bernstorff was the first home she and the King had lived in after their marriage, when he was Prince, and they love it so much that they prefer it to the larger castles. They go to Fredensborg in the autumn. The Grand-Duchess Dagmar and the Princess of Wales, when they come to Bernstorff in the summer, sleep in the room which they shared as children.

I cannot tell you how nice the royal family are to me.

We were present at a state ball at Christiansborg. On arriving we passed up a magnificent staircase and went through many large salons, the walls of which were covered with fine tapestries and old Spanish leather, and a long gallery of beautiful pictures, before we reached the salon where I belonged according to my rank (every one is placed according to the rules of the protocol).

Their Majesties entered. The Queen looked dazzlingly brilliant. She wore all the crown jewels and had some splendid pearls on her neck. The King looked superb in his uniform. They were followed by the Princess Thyra (the young and sympathetic Princess with eyes like a gazelle), and the youngest son, Prince Valdemar.

The Crown Prince and Princess were already there. She also had some wonderful jewels, inherited, they said, from her mother, who was of the royal family of Holland.
Their Majesties were very gracious to me. The King even did me the honor to waltz with me. He dances like a young man of twenty. He went from one lady to another and gave them each a turn. I was taken to supper by a person whose duty it was to attend to me—I forget his name. The King danced the cotillon. You will hardly see that anywhere else—a gentleman of sixty dancing a cotillon.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: grandduchessella on March 31, 2006, 08:17:17 PM
March 1, 1878.

Dear Mother,—Our last day here. I lunched at Amalienborg, and was the only stranger present. The King, who sat next to me, said, "I feel quite hurt that you have never asked me for my photograph."

"But I have one," I answered, "which I bought. I dare not ask your Majesty to sign it."
"One must always dare," he answered, smilingly. "May I 'dare' to ask you to accept one from me?" He got up from the table and left the room, being absent for a few minutes. When the door opened again we saw the King standing outside, trying to carry a large picture. His Majesty had gone up to the room in which the picture hung, and the servant who had taken it from the wall brought it to the door of the dining-room, whence the King carried it in himself. The mark of the dusty cord still showed on his shoulder. It was a life-size portrait of himself painted in oil.

He said, "Will you accept this?"

I could not believe my ears. This for me! I hesitated.

The Queen said, "My dear, you must take it, since the King desires it."

"But," I replied, "how can I?"

Her Majesty answered, "Your husband would not like you to refuse. Take it!—you must!" and added, "The ribbon [the blue Order of the Elephant] is beautifully painted"—as if the rest were not!

The Princess Thyra said, "Papa has only had six portraits painted of himself. This one is painted by Mr. Shytte. I don't think that it is half handsome enough for papa. Do you?"
"Well," said the King, "I shall have it sent to your hotel." I could not thank his Majesty enough, and I am sure I looked as embarrassed as I felt.

As we were going away the next day, this was my last visit to the Queen. On bidding me good-by she pressed something into my hand and said, "You leave me so many souvenirs! I have only one for you, and here it is."

It was a lovely locket of turquoises. On opening it I found the Queen's portrait on one side and the Princess Thyra's on the other. She kissed me, and I kissed her hand, with tears in my eyes. We return to Björnemose to bid our parents good-by; then farewell to Denmark.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: grandduchessella on March 31, 2006, 08:25:01 PM
After Denmark they were posted to Italy (where she became close to Queen Margherita) and then to Stockholm. On their way, the visited in Denmark and had  a chance to visit with the King & Queen

 October, 1890.
Dear L.,—.....
The evening before we left Copenhagen we had the honor of dining with the King and Queen of Denmark, at Amalienborg. It was a family dinner, J. and I being the only guests. After dinner the Queen talked a long time with me and handed me the letter she had written to the Queen of Sweden.

"I told her," she said, "that I was very fond of you, and I knew that she would be equally so. And how the Duke of Nassau [her brother] admired you and your singing."

"If your Majesty hadn't said it, I never would have believed that the Duke liked my singing. I was under the impression that he would have liked me better without the singing."

"Yes," the Queen said, "I confess that he is not musical, and does not like all music, but he really did like to hear you sing. He told me so."

"Of course he knows," I answered, "but he is the last person from whom I expected to receive a compliment."

As their Majesties retired, the Queen held out her hand, and when I stooped to kiss it she kissed me affectionately on both cheeks. The King, on shaking hands with me, said, "God Reise" which is Danish for bon voyage.

Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: grandduchessella on March 31, 2006, 09:25:54 PM
After Sweden they were posted to Berlin.

BERLIN, 1903.
Dear L.,—The dear old King of Denmark came to Berlin to pay a visit to the Emperor. He arrived the night before last. We went to fetch him at the station. Johan was instructed to take rooms at the hotel for the suite, but the Emperor begged the King to stay at the Schloss, which he consented to do. The next morning the Emperor came to Berlin and drove the King out to the Neues Palais at Potsdam, where there was a luncheon. Johan said it was quite touching to see how tender and affectionate the Emperor is toward the King. Johan and his secretary were the only persons present outside the family. It was very amusing (Johan said) after luncheon to see the young Princess Victoria Louise and Prince Oscar, who went about with their fingers on their lips. J. wondered why. The Crown Prince told him that his young brother and sister talked so much that he had bribed them to keep silent for ten minutes and had promised them a mark each. They got the two marks! The Kaiser has great affection for the King. His speech of welcome when he drank the King's health at lunch was very touching.

This afternoon the King came to take tea with us. I had not seen him since the death of the Queen. It was a great pleasure to have him in my house. He and I sat in the large salon, while Johan, the King's adjutant, and a German gentleman attached to the King during his stay here remained in the next room. The King only talked about the Queen. I, who loved her so much, was all tears. His Majesty once in a while would put his hand on mine and say, "You loved her." We had our tea alone. He told me that the Queen's room in Amalienborg remains just as she had left it. My photograph was on the mantelpiece in her boudoir, and the cushion that I had embroidered for her was still on her chaise-longue. Nothing there was to be disturbed.

As the King left I pointed to the portrait of himself he had given me, which was hanging on the wall. I said:

"I prize this, your Majesty, more than anything I own, because you gave it to me yourself."

"I was better-looking then than I am now. Is that not true?"

"Your Majesty is always handsome in my eyes," I answered.

"Dear madame, you make me vain." And he took my hand, and the kind King kissed it like a preux chevalier of the old school.

As I followed him to the door he said, "Do not come any farther; you will take cold. I will bid you good-by here." He is about eighty-five years old, and as youthful in his movements as a young man.

J. said, "I am sorry we have no lift."

"I do not need a lift; I can still run down the stairs." Which he did in a surprising manner.

The King left that evening; and as he begged me not to come to the station, J. went without me.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: grandduchessella on March 31, 2006, 09:29:14 PM
BERLIN, January, 1906.
Dear ____,—The sad news of the death of our adored old King arrived this evening. We were very surprised, as the last account we had heard of him seemed more hopeful. Though he was so very old (eighty-six years), he had a wonderful constitution and always was so active. I am glad that I saw him when he was here last year and had such a pleasant afternoon with him.

Johan was one of the pall-bearers at the King's funeral at Roskilde. I did not go on to Copenhagen. There was a funeral service here at the Scandinavian chapel. We are to have mourning for six months.

Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on April 03, 2006, 08:16:41 AM
Thank you for posting all this info gdella. :)
Another side to reading about royalty is the many memoirs and diaries by the people that  surrounded them, which gives many detailles about their everyday life.
Christian and Louise always gave gifts to people they liked (almost to the extreme!) which seems to have been inherited by their children.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Prince_Christopher on April 03, 2006, 10:33:51 PM
Thank you, Grandduchessella, for the touching letters.  (I laughed, I cried).  I absolutely love the look into the every day lives of Christian and Louise.  They were a remarkable couple.  The young writer seems so unaffected and genuine, and I'm sure this type of true friendship was rare and precious for them.

Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: grandduchessella on April 03, 2006, 10:53:38 PM
You're very welcome. She also was stationed with her husband at the Italian court (with Umberto & Margherita) and in Berlin where she wrote of Kaiser Wilhelm. I've really enjoyed what I've read so far. She does seem a charming character and I like the fact of her being an American and encountering all these people--I think it brings a freshness to it since she was unaccustomed to royalty at all. Plus, I can also relate to the government uprooting you from friends and familiar surroundings every few years to send you somewhere else.  :)
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: grandduchessella on April 03, 2006, 10:55:14 PM
Oh, I forgot to mention--she apparently had written a book prior to this one. I don't know what all is in that one. I'd like to read more about how she met her husband. He was a groomsman when Frederick VIII (as Crown Prince) married Louise of Sweden so I imagine his family was well-known to the Danish royal family.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Prince_Christopher on April 03, 2006, 10:58:19 PM
What is the title of the book you were quoting from?
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: grandduchessella on April 04, 2006, 11:10:09 PM
It's from a book called The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Caleb on June 05, 2006, 04:55:22 PM
I get the feeling that Queen Louise was a bit more far-sighted that Queen Victoria
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on June 08, 2006, 06:52:38 PM
A picture of Queen Louise.
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/Christian%20IX%20and%20Louise/drlouise1860erne.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Svetabel on March 03, 2007, 12:55:08 PM
A shot of Queen Louise's photo. Has anyone ever seen a better version?

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/DSCN3846.jpg)



Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: royal_netherlands on April 30, 2007, 12:10:33 PM
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f78/opzich/Royals%20past%20and%20present/7.jpg)
The brilliant couple King Christian IX and Queen Louise of Denmark.

RN
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: dmitri on September 04, 2007, 04:05:19 AM
Queen Consort Louise had the one great benefit Queen Regnant Victoria never had. She did not have to suffer her husband dying at an early age. Poor Queen Victoria was bereft at the loss of Albert. Also Queen Louise was not a Queen Regnant so hardly had the same responsibilities.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on February 25, 2008, 09:26:23 PM
Queen Louise's father, Landgraf Wilhelm of Hesse- Kassel.  He had a soldier personality with strict rules and habits. He also refused to shake hands with anybody.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/older%20royalty/Wilhelmhesse.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/older%20royalty/princwilhelmkasse.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/older%20royalty/vilhelmheskass.jpg)



(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/Danish%20Royalty/wilhelmhessekassl.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on February 25, 2008, 09:37:52 PM
Queen Louise's mother, Princess Charlotte of Denmark. She had a flair for politics, and tried to have Hesse-Kassel elevated to a kingdom in the renounciation negotions, but failed.


(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/older%20royalty/prinsessechar.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/older%20royalty/Charlottedk.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/Danish%20Royalty/charlottehessekassl.jpg)

Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: royal_netherlands on January 19, 2009, 09:56:21 AM
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f78/opzich/GuldbrudeparretkongChrIXogdronningL.jpg)

King Christian IX and his beloved wife Queen Louise in gala, fore their Golden Wedding Anniversary on May the 26, 1892.

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f78/opzich/OldLOuise1898.jpg)

Close-up of and old Queen Louise, the picture was taken in 1898 the year she passes away. The close-up of the Queen was taken from a group-picture with their children and grandchildren. Louise was seatted in a wheelchair by then and it would be the last group picture were the beloved Queen delighted her guests with her presence.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Naslednik Norvezhskiy on November 27, 2009, 06:37:54 PM
Well, Queen Victoria didn't like Louise or her family, the Hesse-Cassels. There has been many speculations as to why that is, but I have heard that she thought Princess Charlotte somehow wasn't a moral person, and bad company. Also there was rumors of illegitimate children and such.  Also in generel she didn't like the Danes because of their anti-Preussen politics. But she accepted Alix, so it couldn't have been something that she couldn't overcome in the end.
[....]
Well, I was talking more about Queen Louises mother and siblings, the immediate family. Ludwig of Hesse was from another branch.
So her anti-Hesssian bias was because of the Rumpenheims and not because of their very dissolute senior cousins in Kassel, the Electors Wilhelm I, Wilhelm II and Friedrich Wilhelm with all their bastards/morganauts?

BTW do you or anybody else know how the relations between Queen Louise's rather prim and proper family and these cousins in Kassel with their morganatic wifes and offspring was? From the Glücksburgs' hostile attitude towards morganatic spouses like Countess Danner and Princess Yurievskaya I can imagine that they did not like the Countesses of Schlotheim, Reichenbach-Lessonitz and Schaumburg at all? But perhaps they had to deal with the court in Kassel because of family business, apanages etc.? And perhaps they had to stop in Kassel en route to Rumpenheim lest they insult the senior line of their house?

I've been fascinated by the Hessians and wondered about this for a long time, so would appreciate any insight!
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Eric_Lowe on November 28, 2009, 12:24:50 PM
Queen Louise was actually quite tolerant about her family, but kept her own family prim and proper lest it ruined their chances of good marriages. She did not allow Alexandra and Dagmar to attend the court of Countess Danner, lest the association became known. She kept her daughters less than worldly.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: KarlandZita on December 06, 2009, 07:59:35 AM
King Christian IX :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Danish%20Royalty/yc.jpg)

Queen Louise :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Danish%20Royalty/lhk.jpg)

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Danish%20Royalty/lo.jpg)

Crown Prince Frederik :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Danish%20Royalty/yf.jpg)

Prince Guillaume (later Georges Ier of Greece):

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Danish%20Royalty/guillaume.jpg)

Princess Dagmar :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Danish%20Royalty/dag.jpg)

Princess Thyra :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Danish%20Royalty/thy.jpg)

Valdemar, Thyra, Dagmar :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Danish%20Royalty/tvd.jpg)

Young Prince Valdemar :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Danish%20Royalty/valdemar.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Naslednik Norvezhskiy on December 09, 2009, 06:23:20 PM
Queen Louise's mother, Princess Charlotte of Denmark. She had a flair for politics, and tried to have Hesse-Kassel elevated to a kingdom in the renounciation negotions, but failed.
The negotiations about renouncing their claims to the Danish throne in the 1850s? (Or the claims to the Hessian throne in the 1860/70s? Though it wouldn't make much sense to try to elevate something you were about to renounce.)

Anyway, this must mean that the family had some contact with the court in Kassel. Kmerov, you seem incredibly knowledgable about the Danish royals, do you know what kind of relationship Queen Louise's family had with the electoral court and especially the morganatic spouses like the Princess of Hanau and Horowitz? Eric Lowe wrote that Queen Louise was quite accepting of her Hessian relatives with their morganatic family arrangements.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Eric_Lowe on December 09, 2009, 06:34:19 PM
Queen Louise was accepting because it was her family, but not beause she agree to what they have done. QV used these morganetic marriages as black spots against Bertie marrying Alexandra. So Louise had to be quite tactful in her treatment of her realitves as not to spoil the chances of her children.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on January 12, 2010, 09:12:21 AM
Queen Louise's mother, Princess Charlotte of Denmark. She had a flair for politics, and tried to have Hesse-Kassel elevated to a kingdom in the renounciation negotions, but failed.
The negotiations about renouncing their claims to the Danish throne in the 1850s? (Or the claims to the Hessian throne in the 1860/70s? Though it wouldn't make much sense to try to elevate something you were about to renounce.)

Anyway, this must mean that the family had some contact with the court in Kassel. Kmerov, you seem incredibly knowledgable about the Danish royals, do you know what kind of relationship Queen Louise's family had with the electoral court and especially the morganatic spouses like the Princess of Hanau and Horowitz? Eric Lowe wrote that Queen Louise was quite accepting of her Hessian relatives with their morganatic family arrangements.

Yes, the negotiations about the danish throne. The Hesse family was under pressure by virtually everyone to give up the Danish throne.

The family did have contacts with the court in Kassel. As head of the family the Elector had to give consent to marriages and such, also Louises and her siblings. Louises family was also heirs to the electorial throne so her father and brother made visits to the court from time to time.
I don't know if Louise had personal contact with the Elector or his wife while in Rumpenheim or Cassel. The marriage of Friedrich Wilhelm I and his morganatic wife was not popular in Hesse-Cassel or outside.
In Denmark the royal women did not accept Countess Danner, so they only met with Frederik VII when he was alone without his wife, but I don't know if that was the case with the Elector.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Eric_Lowe on January 12, 2010, 11:04:18 AM
I know both Christian IX and Louise had close ties with her brother and his wife Landgravine Anna (ex-Princess of Prussia) of Hesse-Kassel. In fact Christian IX paid visits to Schloss Fasenerie in one of his visits to Germany.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on March 28, 2010, 03:51:05 PM
 Christian IX and Queen Louise in old age.
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/Christian%20IX%20and%20Louise/th_c9louise.jpg) (http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/Christian%20IX%20and%20Louise/c9louise.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on March 28, 2010, 04:06:47 PM
In 1891 Max of Baden visited Fredensborg Palace. Queen Louise was thrilled and wrote to Thyra. " Max is my flame, he's as lovely as Emperor Nicholas, and a delightful young person, but Toria dosn't want to get married, and the three others are children, of which only Xenia is pretty, (little) Minny the wisest but still very plump, and (little) Louise far from adoring anyone. So it was only I who lost my eyes and a piece of my hart."
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Eric_Lowe on March 28, 2010, 04:40:02 PM
Louise wasn't the only one who pined for Max of Baden. He was popular in the marriage sweeps stakes, and Miechen was very distressed with he broke up with her daughter Elena. Joyfully for Louise, he did selected Marie Louise, a daughter of Thyra for his wife.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Svetabel on March 29, 2010, 07:06:36 AM
In 1891 Max of Baden visited Fredensborg Palace. Queen Louise was thrilled and wrote to Thyra. " Max is my flame, he's as lovely as Emperor Nicholas, and a delightful young person, but Toria dosn't want to get married, and the three others are children, of which only Xenia is pretty, (little) Minny the wisest but still very plump, and (little) Louise far from adoring anyone. So it was only I who lost my eyes and a piece of my hart."


Prince Max was really a handsome guy : ).It always amazes me how his sister Marie was very plain and Max such a heart-breaker with his features and manners.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Svetabel on March 29, 2010, 07:07:35 AM
Queen Louise and her daughter Thyra, 1879 year.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/Rarefind/1882.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: grandduchessella on March 29, 2010, 12:30:59 PM
Louise wasn't the only one who pined for Max of Baden. He was popular in the marriage sweeps stakes, and Miechen was very distressed with he broke up with her daughter Elena. Joyfully for Louise, he did selected Marie Louise, a daughter of Thyra for his wife.

Wasn't very joyful for her since she'd already died by the time they married. I'm sure she would've been happy though. And of course, Margaret of Prussia pined for him dreadfully before marrying one of his best friends. Interesting that in Louise's view, Toria didn't want to get married. She wasn't very old at that point--and only her sister Louise, out of all the Wales children, had married.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Eric_Lowe on March 29, 2010, 01:12:19 PM
Yes. Even if we discount the story that Louise threatened to put her head in the stove/oven if permission not given, it shows that Louise was very keen to get married (perhaps to get away from "Motherdear"). Toria wasn't geared towards that direction until later in life and with an unsuitable candidate.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on March 29, 2010, 01:38:05 PM
Interesting that in Louise's view, Toria didn't want to get married. She wasn't very old at that point--and only her sister Louise, out of all the Wales children, had married.

Yes I wondered aswell. Max visited while Toria was there, but the published letter dosn't mention if Queen Louise actually said anything to Toria regarding Max and got a "I'm not going to marry" response, or if shey went by previous conversations or just intuition.

And thanks for the picture, Svetabel.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Eric_Lowe on March 29, 2010, 02:13:52 PM
It would be easier to know if we have letters of Toria in that period. I wonder how often she wrote to "Amama" ?
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Naslednik Norvezhskiy on April 06, 2010, 08:32:41 PM
Earlier I've been fascinated by the fact that Christian IX might have delayed appointing a liberal cabinet untill his wife passed away, because he had come to the throne by her right and she was arch-conservative. Recently I also learned this:

Quote from: In the Prince Waldemar and Princess Marie (née d'Orléans thread kmerov wrote
I have read that she [Princess Marie] had an influence in making Christian IX appoint the first liberal goverment in Denmark in 1901. Prior to that the old king would only appoint conservative cabinets, eventhough they at one time only had 8 seats out of 114 in the parlament.
A french magazine called him; Inventeur de l`art de gouverner avec la minorité.

Christian IX's and Prime Minister Estrup's argument for their course was apparantly not just Montesquieu's division of powers, but also that the Constitution of 1866 gave no pre-eminence to the lower chamber, the Popular Assembly (Folketinget), but made the upper chamber, the Conservative bastion the Territorial Assembly (Landstinget, with a rather limited suffrage and several government appointed members) its equal. As long as the Conservatives had a majority in Landstinget, they ruled with a majority, one could argue. The illussion broke in 1899 when 8 Landsting Members of the Conservative Party, among them Denmark's largest landowner Count Mogens Krag-Juel-Vind-Frijs and former Prime Minister Baron Tage Reedtz-Thott, in an effort to unite the bourgeois side against the Socialists, bolted and formed the Free Conservative Party, which supported the Liberals and made the ensuing change to a parliamentary system with lower chamber supremacy in 1901 possible.

I return to this topic over and over again, because I never get over the fact that Denmark, which seems to have rivalled Britain as the incarnation of political stableness in Christian IX's time (and still does, of course), actually was governed by provisionary laws (Folketinget did not consent to many law bills and both chambers' consent was necessary) for much of that period! Perhaps that was indeed why the royals thought Denmark so stable...

It was also interesting to read in the very radical Danish Professor Georg Brandes' reports from Berlin from this period, that the Prussian nobility still was going strong, producing great leaders like Bismarck and holding many powerful positions in society, while the Danish nobility "since long had ceased to be a true aristocracy". Count Krag-Juel-Vind-Frijs and Baron Reedtz-Thott were perhaps the exceptions?
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Eric_Lowe on April 06, 2010, 09:10:22 PM
Thanks for the comparisons between Berlin and Copehagen. We do not hear too much about the political situation in Denmark, but Christian IX was a constitutional monarch unlike the Kaisers in Berlin. I think both Louise & Marie were very persuative women and that was the reason they have the ear of the old king.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Naslednik Norvezhskiy on April 06, 2010, 11:24:08 PM
We do not hear too much about the political situation in Denmark, but Christian IX was a constitutional monarch unlike the Kaisers in Berlin.
Yes, this is the general belief.

But how was Christian IX so much more constitutional than Wilhelm I and Wilhelm II? That is, if we speak about the period 1866-1901 - the era of the North German Confederacy / German Empire and the great political standstill in defeated Denmark. Of course, before that Wilhelm I had actually crushed a democractic revolution (1848) and for the last 5 years of his reign Christian IX was a true constitutional monarch with parliamentary government.

But before that he simply put aside the intentions of the constitution he had signed himself: Not really by refusing to appoint a cabinet with a parliamentary majority, that demand was still not inherent in the constitution. But by not dismissing a cabinet that simply started to issue permanent provisional ordinance when they couldn't find a majority in both chambers of parliament to pass new laws.

It is as if Queen Victoria appointed a cabinet with a majority in the House of Lords, simply ignored the House of Commons and the constitutional demand for their assent to laws and issued orders-in-council instead of laws!
The Prussian and German systems were deeply flawed from a democractic point of view, but didn't Bismarck and his imperial masters always play by those reactionary rules? They never just ignored the Reichstag.

(They couldn't because unlike Denmark (and Prussia), the German Empire didn't have a second or upper chamber with a direct mandate from what reactionaries might say represented the most important sections of the population. The Bundesrat or Federal Council was just an organ of the state governments. As the legal sovereign of the Empire, it had great potential, but I think Prussia avoided making it too politically charged, as that would highlight German disunity instead of unity.)
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Eric_Lowe on April 07, 2010, 03:54:37 PM
Thanks for the comparison. There is not a lot of books on the political structure of Denmark, and those on Germany was as dry as anything one does.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on April 07, 2010, 06:10:57 PM
Yes, Christian IX used his granted rights in the constitution to rule only with the conservatives, allowing Prime Minister Estrup to serve from 1875-1894. I don't think that it was Queen Louis's influence that prevented him from appointing a liberal cabinet. Eventhough she was more conservative than him, Christian was a core conservative himself, but in the end it was impossible to ignore the Liberal majority.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on April 07, 2010, 06:12:51 PM
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/Christian%20IX%20and%20Louise/KongChristianIX.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/Christian%20IX%20and%20Louise/dronninglouisekassel.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Eric_Lowe on April 07, 2010, 06:25:13 PM
Alexandra's features actually looked more like her father, while Dagmar & Thyra resembled Queen Louise.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Naslednik Norvezhskiy on April 17, 2010, 07:35:02 PM
I didn't know that then Hereditary Grand Duke Peter of Oldenburg was Russia's candidate as heir to Frederik VII in the negociations during the early 1850s. But he was not acceptable to Denmark because he openly expressed pro-SH sympathies, so they rather agreed on Christian IX. Does anybody know how strong Peter's candidature was?
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on April 18, 2010, 09:39:47 AM
I didn't know that then Hereditary Grand Duke Peter of Oldenburg was Russia's candidate as heir to Frederik VII in the negociations during the early 1850s. But he was not acceptable to Denmark because he openly expressed pro-SH sympathies, so they rather agreed on Christian IX. Does anybody know how strong Peter's candidature was?

Short version.
Yes, then Hereditary Grand Duke Peter was the Russian candiate to the Danish throne, and thus he had the strongest candidature and was accepted as the coming heir. However, Peter and his families views and conduct in the time that followed became so anti-Danish that Nicholas I soon accepted Christian (IX) instead.   
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Eric_Lowe on April 18, 2010, 02:53:45 PM
I also think Nicholas I personally liked Prince Christian since he met him with his son-in-law of Hesse who married his daughter Alexandra.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on April 19, 2010, 05:36:41 PM
I also think Nicholas I personally liked Prince Christian since he met him with his son-in-law of Hesse who married his daughter Alexandra.

Yes, he liked Christian IX very much, and he met him on several occasions. But Nicholas I's first choice was Peter of Oldenburg. Nicholas dismissed another candidate to the Danish throne, his former son-in-law, Friedrich of Hesse-Cassel, whom he wanted to focus on the throne of Electorial Hesse.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Eric_Lowe on April 20, 2010, 11:51:47 AM
Well...That helped. At least Nicholas I was not against the choice of Christian of Glucksborg, and that is why he named his eldest daughter Alexandra, after Nicholas's daughter who died young.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on May 23, 2010, 02:39:37 PM
Ready to hunt

(http://i48.tinypic.com/im3yox.jpg)

From : ANNO
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Speedycat on June 11, 2010, 08:41:11 AM
The family of King Christian photographed outdoors??  I found it with an on-line search.  I believe the poster, gogm1, is a member here. I do not recognize anyone though.  Perhaps the caption was incorrect?  Can anyone identify some of the people in this lovely photo?
(http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2090228810094285158aAWmuW)
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on June 11, 2010, 08:55:10 AM
Speedy cat., as Gogm says, the picture was posted by Kmerov right here. He  always post the names of all the sitters so if you look  for that pic in this forum, you will find the answer. Anyway, i will  help you ;-)
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Eric_Lowe on June 11, 2010, 08:57:57 AM
Thanks ! I am wondering which particular one he is talking about ?
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on June 11, 2010, 08:58:49 AM
Got it!!!

The RF in 1864.
 

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/kongefamilien.jpg

Can you indentify all of them ?

According to the picture text.
The men from left are: Crown prince Frederik, prince Valdemar, the Prince of Wales, Christian IX and prince Hans of Glücksburg.
The women from left are: Princess Hilda of Anhalt, Princess Dagmar, Queen Louise with baby Eddie, Princess Alexandra and princess Thyra.

Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Speedycat on June 11, 2010, 01:37:27 PM
Thanks so much everyone.  Sorry for the annoyance.  I'm just not good at getting photos to post properly.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Veronica on June 13, 2010, 03:08:05 PM
The RF in 1864.
 
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/kongefamilien.jpg

Taken the same day, Louise with Eddy

(http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/7859/louisedenmarkyeddywg.jpg)

Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on June 15, 2010, 12:08:03 PM
Louise

(http://i47.tinypic.com/xo1w6u.jpg)


Christian

(http://i48.tinypic.com/1z3w1tj.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on June 15, 2010, 01:59:48 PM
Queen Louisa (some info about her clothes?)
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/KaiserinCharlotte/RoyalLadies/LuisaDin.jpg)
young
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/KaiserinCharlotte/RoyalLadies/Denmark.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on June 15, 2010, 02:04:43 PM
is a costume
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on June 15, 2010, 02:09:36 PM
Is a costume

This one was posted by Kmerov in small

(http://img1.liveinternet.ru/images/attach/b/3/18/979/18979559_CMCapture9.jpg)

Based in this picture

(http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/83/2808918030102753164s600.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on June 15, 2010, 03:15:24 PM
Would like to see this unmarked
Old Queen Louise (http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/3285960/Hulton-Archive)
Thanks in advanced :-)
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: THERRY on June 16, 2010, 05:34:39 AM
Would like to see this unmarked
Old Queen Louise (http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/3285960/Hulton-Archive)
Thanks in advanced :-)
I like and hope too !!! It's a unknown photo for me , Thank You very much
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Eric_Lowe on June 16, 2010, 09:31:10 AM
The famous Tuxen portrait was done by photos.  ;)
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on June 16, 2010, 02:04:23 PM
There was one about her wedding on the first pages, but now it doesn't open, here I found one
(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/Empresses/Wedding.jpg)
the Queen
(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/Empresses/ReinaDanesa.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Eric_Lowe on June 16, 2010, 03:48:19 PM
From the famous Danish book on the family !  ;)
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: grandduchessella on June 16, 2010, 04:45:08 PM
It was also published in magazines of the time to commemorate their wedding anniversary as well as upon the death of Queen Louise.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Svetabel on June 21, 2010, 03:02:18 AM
Queen Louise and her sister Augusta

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/Rarefind/6258c476.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/Rarefind/b6fdb09b.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Svetabel on June 21, 2010, 03:03:59 AM
In the dress almost alike her daughter Alexandra

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/Rarefind/95837239.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/Rarefind/bfdb42a9.jpg)

and with Alexandra itself

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/Rarefind/PrincessofWales_elegantdress_mother.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: THERRY on June 21, 2010, 04:07:58 AM
Really funny this picture with the same dress Thanks for posting
 
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Veronica on June 21, 2010, 06:15:23 PM
and with Alexandra itself
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/Rarefind/PrincessofWales_elegantdress_mother.jpg)

I love this picture. I made a screen capture as well when I saw it in "A Royal Family".
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on June 23, 2010, 03:34:37 PM
They're wearing nearly the same model of dress!!
With children
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/KaiserinCharlotte/Queens/FamilyDenmark.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on June 23, 2010, 03:57:45 PM
xDD

A huge candy if someone finds a better version of this one. Christian and Louise with the British royal family. 1863

(http://i50.tinypic.com/24cs4yu.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: grandduchessella on June 23, 2010, 04:15:45 PM
I have a huge copy (since I own a copy of the CDV and I've scanned it) but my harddrive is on the fritz still.  :(  Still, it is a very common photo and I'm sure someone will supply it. In fact, I'm pretty sure it's floating around on one of the threads already. Perhaps a search using some of the names of the sitters and/or the event?
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on July 12, 2010, 05:36:51 PM
From Queen Louises last days. Nex to her is Marie Feodorovna and Thyra and in the back Waldemar.
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/Christian%20IX%20and%20Louise/dronningLouiseDagmarthyraWaldemar18.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on July 12, 2010, 05:40:24 PM
Some illustration
From Louises death bed. Very dark.
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/Christian%20IX%20and%20Louise/Louisesdeathbed.jpg)

Her coffin being taken from Bernstorff Palce, her favorite home.
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/Christian%20IX%20and%20Louise/dronninglouisebegravelse.jpg)

Her coffin in Roskilde Cathedral, her final resting place.
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/Christian%20IX%20and%20Louise/DronningLouisekiste.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on July 17, 2010, 06:49:06 AM
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/Christian%20IX%20and%20Louise/youngLouiseCIX.jpg)

Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on July 20, 2010, 04:55:56 PM
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/Christian%20IX%20and%20Louise/louisechr.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/kmerov/Christian%20IX%20and%20Louise/louisedr.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Eric_Lowe on July 21, 2010, 07:52:18 AM
She looked very stylish and kept her figure. no wonder QV felt jealous about her.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Condecontessa on July 21, 2010, 12:37:28 PM
Did Queen Louise ever met Queen Victoria? Did Queen Victoria ever visited Denmark at all?
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: kmerov on July 21, 2010, 03:53:44 PM
Did Queen Louise ever met Queen Victoria? Did Queen Victoria ever visited Denmark at all?

Yes, they did met in England, not sure about the continent. Queen Victoria never visited Denmark.

Queen Victoria and Louises family didn't get along very well. One time Louise's mother, landgravine Charlotte of Hesse-Cassel was shocked by Victorias lack of social abilities and bad dress when she met the Queen and Prince Albert in Germany.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: royal_netherlands on July 21, 2010, 04:03:19 PM
Queen Louise was present at both Louise Fife's wedding in 1889 and George and Mary's wedding in 1893 in England. The painting by Tuxen (in the Royal Collection) shows her sitting next to Queen Victoria. So they did meat (at least during these days) and I cannot imagine they haven't had a conversation (as grandparents of Louise and George). The famous photograph of the three generations: Queen Louise, Queen Alexandra and Louise Fife was taken at the occasion of the wedding of prince George and princess Mary in 1893.

I never read anything about Queen Victoria visiting Denmark and definitely not during the famous ''family reunions''. Didn't she hate these gatherings just like the Rumpenheim ones? I thought she saw these gatherings as a place for gossip and scheming and followed it with much suspicion. I know Queen Mary's mother Mary Adelaide was present at these Rumpenheim gatherings (so was her sister Augusta) and wasn't Queen Mary there too as a little girl? They probably have met Queen Louise during these family gatherings, but Queen Victoria never attended these gatherings either (?). Offcourse these Rumpenheim gatherings were very anti-Prussian in the first place - so it must have been hard if she did.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Eric_Lowe on July 21, 2010, 10:07:33 PM
QV never did visit Denmark.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on September 06, 2010, 02:42:13 PM
A medal of the King and the Queen of Denmark
(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/Royals/Dinamarca.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Rani on October 16, 2010, 09:17:21 AM
(http://img816.imageshack.us/img816/4897/83417974.jpg)

A collection
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on October 16, 2010, 10:55:49 AM
awesome!!!. There are tons of beautiful and new images. Thanks!
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Rani on October 16, 2010, 12:41:49 PM
No problem. I would like to buy it, but 1000 Euros are a little bit much.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on October 16, 2010, 12:50:57 PM
ouch!!! thats why i dont buy royalty pics anymore, They re too expensive!

I d like the one of Ksenia and the handtinted ones of Louise *0*
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Rani on October 17, 2010, 06:41:14 PM
(http://theartpages.com/IMAGES3/4-PORTKORT2.jpg)

 
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on November 14, 2010, 12:22:01 PM
Queen Louise from an old Sotheby`s auction

(http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/5342/72444604.jpg) (http://img837.imageshack.us/i/72444604.jpg/)

 
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Eric_Lowe on November 17, 2010, 01:36:12 PM
Was it Faberge ?
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on November 18, 2010, 04:27:33 AM
Yes, Faberge. There s another of George V in a red frame.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on January 03, 2011, 03:07:27 PM
Queen of Denmark
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/KaiserinCharlotte/luisadanesa.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Svetabel on February 02, 2011, 06:11:50 AM
King and Queen in Fredensborg. The caption said that's the library...


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/Rarefind/12818673.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/Rarefind/12818673.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Naslednik Norvezhskiy on March 21, 2011, 11:01:19 PM
A great insight into the lives of the most wretched of Christian IX's subjects is the Oscar-winning movie "Pelle the Conqueror" from 1987. And when you've watched it, you must realize that if you thought those people were bad off, conditions were many times worse in Russia.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Grace on March 25, 2011, 03:59:47 PM
And how authentic are most OSCAR-WINNING MOVIES?  If I want to learn about something like this, I read a book or at least watch a documentary where I can find out the credentials of who made it etc.  :)
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Naslednik Norvezhskiy on March 25, 2011, 07:03:48 PM
And how authentic are most OSCAR-WINNING MOVIES?
The foreign ones like Pelle the Conqueror are often more authentic than the Anglo-American ones, e.g. The King's Speech, which often are very much dumbed down in order to appeal to the tastes and sensibilities of the American masses. That was one advantage of the more or less Stalinistic state-funded movie industries of Continental and Eastern Europe. Besides all the propaganda they made, they could also make high-brow, artistic, authentic movies which would have been flops at the box offices of purely commercial markets.

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If I want to learn about something like this, I read a book or at least watch a documentary where I can find out the credentials of who made it etc.  :)
You can always read Martin Andersen Nexø's novel "Pelle the Conqueror", which the movie was based on.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Svetabel on April 26, 2011, 01:48:14 PM
Queen Louise

(http://i53.tinypic.com/14wssnt.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on May 26, 2011, 01:43:58 PM
From the Graphic, Queen Louise in old age
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/KaiserinCharlotte/AncientRoyalty/Luisa.jpg)
Painting of the Queen at 1863 (This must be made as result of Alexandra's wedding)
Courtesy: The Royal Collection
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/KaiserinCharlotte/AncientRoyalty/LuisaDen.jpg)
Title: Christian IX & Queen Louise's thoughts on husbands.
Post by: Ekaterina-Nikolaevna on July 03, 2011, 11:08:31 AM
I've done a search through the topics on King Christian and Queen Louise but found nothing on this. Does anyone know and is there any evidence of what the couple thought of their daughter's husbands?
That would be Prince Albert Edward (future King Edward VI) with Alexandra, Tsarevich Nicholas & Grand Duke Alexander (future Tsar Alexander III) with Dagmar, and Crown Prince Ernest Augustus of Hanover for Thyra.
If anyone has any information about this, it would be of great help!
Thanks.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Eric_Lowe on July 04, 2011, 04:28:22 PM
King Christian & Queen Louise were fond of Emperor Alexander III, who greeted his visits to Denmark with great pleasure. Bertie (Edward VII, Prince of Wales) was beloved by them too by his tact and charm. So much so when things went wrong with Alix (Alexandra), they lectured her on how to hold on to her husband. Ernst August was the least loved of the three since he disliked coming to Denmark, and therefore Thyra could not come too. She came back to her home country more often after the death of her husband.
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Ekaterina-Nikolaevna on July 05, 2011, 11:39:57 AM
Ah, thanks for the information Eric_Lowe!
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Eric_Lowe on July 07, 2011, 02:37:17 PM
Welcome. I think King Christian & Queen Louise preached tolerance to their daughter Alix, since both their sons (Frederick & William (King George I of Greece)) have extramarital affairs. That did not threaten their marriages, but Bertie's open affairs and public divorce cases did push Alix to the stretching point...
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on December 24, 2013, 02:01:05 PM
This was posted by Kmerov a few pages ago, only a bit bigger. Queen Louise at the time of her wedding.

(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/KaiserinCharlotte/LuisaDinamarca_zpsb1641b44.jpg) (http://s601.photobucket.com/user/KaiserinCharlotte/media/LuisaDinamarca_zpsb1641b44.jpg.html)

A maturer queen

(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/KaiserinCharlotte/Luisa2Dinamarca_zps6442fb72.jpg) (http://s601.photobucket.com/user/KaiserinCharlotte/media/Luisa2Dinamarca_zps6442fb72.jpg.html)
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/KaiserinCharlotte/Luisa3Dinamarca_zps7d3c98f9.jpg) (http://s601.photobucket.com/user/KaiserinCharlotte/media/Luisa3Dinamarca_zps7d3c98f9.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Maria Sisi on July 28, 2014, 10:45:26 PM
Princess Victoria, Queen Louise, Princess Maud, Princess Louise.
(http://38.media.tumblr.com/78b8b3145d2e604e74b7f6ea2d81df97/tumblr_n28jysGUgu1ssgej5o1_500.jpg)
scn.youngeasy.com
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Eric_Lowe on July 29, 2014, 09:24:44 PM
Taken at a studio in Copenhagen ?
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Maria Sisi on July 30, 2014, 01:18:15 AM
Yes it was!
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Maria Sisi on July 30, 2014, 01:24:46 AM
Queen Louise with her two daughters Alexandra and Dagmar at Fredensborg Castle
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-yQ3b2SoLl10/UvyFkgY1zhI/AAAAAAAAKhI/vLrd8NtJL88/s1600/tumblr_lz1ged2oXQ1qcfftgo1_1280.jpg)
glucksburg.blogspot.com
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Maria Sisi on August 04, 2014, 04:05:02 PM
I wonder what the king and queen are reading
(http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/73/c0/f1/73c0f12355aba4bbf62cde7a222355aa.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Eric_Lowe on August 05, 2014, 01:28:28 AM
A book about them maybe...
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Marie Valerie on October 13, 2014, 10:37:43 AM
I know that Queen Louise and here eldest daughter Alexandra were deaf, but what about the five other children?
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Eric_Lowe on October 13, 2014, 10:46:42 PM
Don't think the others were...
Title: Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
Post by: Joanna on February 09, 2019, 11:25:15 AM
Rare photographs of Nicholas II in Roskilde Cathedral and Roskilde Palace at his grandmother's funeral in 1898:

https://winterpalaceresearch.blogspot.com/2019/02/nicholas-ii-at-queen-louise-of-denmarks.html

Joanna