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Arthur & Louise, Duke and Duchess of Connaught
« on: March 15, 2005, 06:19:47 AM »
Was there a close relationship between Queen Ingrid, her daughters and her grandfather the Duke of Connaught?

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Re: Arthur & Louise, Duke and Duchess of Connaught
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2005, 07:32:03 AM »
Ingrid often visit and travelled with her grandfather before wwII.
the duke of connaught, died in 1942 under wwII and therefore he never saw Ingrids children or child born 1940, when Denmark was occupied.

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Re: Arthur & Louise, Duke and Duchess of Connaught
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2005, 10:45:02 AM »


In one of the R. Golden books (I think) there was also a cute picture of Arthur, Ingrid and her fiance Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark standing on stairs. Frederick is so much taller that he is the only one not standing on a stair to even out the heights--he had to be about 1 ft taller than Ingrid and had a few on Arthur.
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Re: Arthur & Louise, Duke and Duchess of Connaught
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2005, 05:58:21 PM »
That one of Ingrid, Arthur and Frederik is also in Queen Victoria's Family. If I remeber correctly they all have wonderful smiles on their faces. I like it alot.
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Re: Arthur & Louise, Duke and Duchess of Connaught
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2005, 06:36:10 PM »
Yes, I have many cards of Daisy, Gustav and family and I love the fact that they're always smiling. (Like Ingeborg and family--another family I love!) That's why I was so stunned to hear Gustav actually cheated on Daisy... I think it was written about on the Connaughts thread.

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Re: Arthur & Louise, Duke and Duchess of Connaught
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2005, 06:41:45 PM »
Although he cheated (I find it hard to believe as well) I think their marriage was still quite happy and loving. I am sure his extramarital affair was not started with love in mind if you know what I mean.

I agree that like Ingeborg, Daisy seems to have been very openly affectionate and loving with her kids. It is clear in the photos and is quite refreshing to see.
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Re: Arthur & Louise, Duke and Duchess of Connaught
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2007, 08:07:25 PM »
Some pictures of the Duke of Connaught: (Thumbnails)

















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Re: Arthur & Louise, Duke and Duchess of Connaught
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2007, 09:38:56 PM »
Some pictures of the Duke of Connaught: (Thumbnails)




This is actually Arthur Jr.
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Re: Arthur & Louise, Duke and Duchess of Connaught
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2007, 09:48:30 PM »
There was a topic on Arthur so I merged the 2 threads. Here are some threads that relate to Arthur that might prove helpful:

Alastair, 2nd Duke of Connaught & Strathearn (Arthur's grandson):
http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php/topic,7799.0.html

 Margareth of Sweden (Arthur's daughter 'Daisy'):
http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php/topic,6295.0.html

Bagshot Park (Arthur's longtime home):
http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php/topic,9308.0.html

Family of Friedrich Karl of Prussia and Marie of Anhalt (Louise, Arthur's wife):
http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php/topic,3720.0.html
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Re: Arthur & Louise, Duke and Duchess of Connaught
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2008, 05:44:46 AM »
I'd like to start a topic about the duchess of Connaught, Louise Margaret of Prussia (1860-1917). I hope there isn't already a topic about her...
I know a few about her.. So let's post info and pics of her !

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Re: Arthur & Louise, Duke and Duchess of Connaught
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2008, 08:19:22 AM »
She was born on 25 July 1860 in the Marmorpalais in Potsdam as daughter of Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia and Maria Anna of Anhalt-Dessau. On 13 March 1879 she married Prince Arthur of Great-Britain, duke of Connaught and third son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
Does anyone have pictures of her in her youth ?

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Re: Arthur & Louise, Duke and Duchess of Connaught
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2008, 08:37:46 AM »
Was the marriage a love match or an arrangement for dynastic purposes?

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Re: Arthur & Louise, Duke and Duchess of Connaught
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2008, 09:29:42 AM »
I read that Queen Victoria was at first against this engagement because she thought Louise's teeth were ''plain" and the queen thought Louise's father ''too authoritarian''. These are of course silly reasons  ::) But later she agreed.

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Re: Arthur & Louise, Duke and Duchess of Connaught
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2008, 11:37:42 AM »
There's info on Arthur & Louise's relationship here:

http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?topic=6371.0

and here

http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?topic=9399.0

There's also info on Louise as a child, and her family, here:

http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?topic=3720.0
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Re: Arthur & Louise, Duke and Duchess of Connaught
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2008, 09:00:17 PM »
I think they were in love, but later drifted apart. Luise was described by her daughter Patricia of being a mean ("Prussian") mother.  :(