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Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
« Reply #75 on: January 30, 2006, 12:22:04 PM »
Chrisitan IX's desk with many pictures..




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Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
« Reply #76 on: January 30, 2006, 07:14:35 PM »
Been to the "reconstructed" rooms at the Amalianborg Palace. It was wonderful !  ;D

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Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
« Reply #77 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
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Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
« Reply #78 on: January 31, 2006, 12:43:10 AM »
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Chrisitan IX's desk with many pictures..





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

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Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
« Reply #79 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.

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Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
« Reply #80 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.

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Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
« Reply #81 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.

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Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
« Reply #82 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'.
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Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
« Reply #83 on: February 26, 2006, 01:59:19 AM »
Yes...especially QV heard that Louise "painted" her face.

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Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
« Reply #84 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...
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Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
« Reply #85 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.

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Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
« Reply #86 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'.


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Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
« Reply #87 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
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Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
« Reply #88 on: March 30, 2006, 10:13:53 AM »

Christian in different ages.

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Of Alix: "I was raised in an age of beautiful women, and the two most beautiful was the Empress Elisabeth of Austria and my own mother"  George V

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Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
« Reply #89 on: March 30, 2006, 06:53:53 PM »




[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."
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