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.