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« on: November 01, 2009, 11:44:16 AM »
I have wondered for awhile now if Princess Dagmar and or any of her family ever visited Tivoli Gardens amusement park in Copenhagen.  Tivoli Gardens opened in 1843.  I know that  Royals lived lives like caged birds and I like the thought of Princess Alix and Princess Dagmar riding a carousel.  England, Scotland and Germany had amusement parks and Germany was a manufacturer of many amusement rides.  I know that Nickolas and Alexandra traveled around the Danish waters...perhaps they visited the park ????  Help!!

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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2009, 12:58:58 PM »
Yes, the Danish royals did visit Tivoli Gardens in the centre of Copenhagen.
Here is a drawing of Alexander III and Dagmar on a carousel , although I don't know if they are visiting Tivoli, but they did enyoy amusements.

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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2009, 01:15:14 PM »
Yes, the Danish royals did visit Tivoli Gardens in the centre of Copenhagen.
Here is a drawing of Alexander III and Dagmar on a carousel , although I don't know if they are visiting Tivoli, but they did enyoy amusements.





Where did you find this drawing?  Are there more drawings on other rides? I am very excited ----thanks so much for finding this.
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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2009, 10:18:25 PM »
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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2009, 10:49:54 AM »
Not exactly an amusement park story, but a marvelous mental picture nevertheless:

It seems that on one of the visits of the Russian Imperial Family to Denmark, a group, including the Empress Marie Fedorovna, went to the Copenhagen Zoo.

The Empress, wearing a fashionable bonnet trimmed with artificial cherries and kept in place by an elastic band, unfortunately ventured too close to the chimpanzee cage.

One of the chimps, seeing the cherries, reached through the bars of the cage and grabbed the bonnet.  The Princess of Wales, hearing her sister's shrieks, grabbed the Empress around the waist and started pulling in one direction, while the chimp pulled in the other.  The rest of the part, reduced to tears of laughter, could not - or would not - offer any assistance.

Finally, the chimp, tiring of the struggle, suddenly let go, sending both Marie Feodorovna and the Princess of Wales staggering.

Given the sense of the humor of both Russian and Danish royal families, it is easy to understand why even years afterward, the merest mention of the zoo was enough to send them all off into fits of laughter.

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« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2009, 11:08:03 AM »
An excellent post, W-K. Very funny, I can just imagine it. I too would be rolling in the aisle
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« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2009, 03:16:19 PM »
I love that story too! It is funny and shows us all, that these royal people were human and not just pictures in a book.

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« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2009, 06:12:00 PM »

Where did you find this drawing?  Are there more drawings on other rides? I am very excited ----thanks so much for finding this.
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You are welcome.
I found the drawing in a book about the Danish RF. No, that was the only drawing of the royals on a ride. The drawings were to illustrate the relaxed life that Alexander III enyoyed in Denmark.

Here is one where he is playing with the younger members of the family.


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« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2009, 06:30:07 PM »
Hi  kmerov!

Do the two drawings you posted here come with any details such as the artist's name and the year when they were drawn?

They are really splendid and new to me. Many thanks for sharing them.

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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2009, 02:05:39 PM »
Hi Margarita.

You are welcome. No, I don't have the name of the artist, but they were made in either 1885 or 1886.

Here is another drawing. It was made to illustrate the day Alexander incognito travelled from Fredensborg to Copenhagen. He went shopping in the city with among others Princess Toria of England in a hired cap, and gave a vey large tip to the driver. Back at Fredensborg the Russian and Danish police had a busy day looking for the missing emperor.





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« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2009, 06:23:03 PM »
Thank you for your response kmerov and for providing the very interesting third drawing of Alexander III. Another new one for me.

Despite the problems the various police may have encounted, he is very recognizable in the third drawing you have kindly shared here.

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« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2012, 12:11:11 PM »
Yes, the Danish royals did visit Tivoli Gardens in the centre of Copenhagen.
Here is a drawing of Alexander III and Dagmar on a carousel , although I don't know if they are visiting Tivoli, but they did enyoy amusements.





Where did you find this drawing?  Are there more drawings on other rides? I am very excited ----thanks so much for finding this.
Po3a









Anyone have any other stories of royals at  amusement parks?