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Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
« Reply #105 on: June 08, 2006, 06:52:38 PM »
A picture of Queen Louise.

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Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
« Reply #106 on: March 03, 2007, 12:55:08 PM »
A shot of Queen Louise's photo. Has anyone ever seen a better version?






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Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
« Reply #107 on: April 30, 2007, 12:10:33 PM »

The brilliant couple King Christian IX and Queen Louise of Denmark.

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Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
« Reply #108 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.

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Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
« Reply #109 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.









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Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
« Reply #110 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.








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Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
« Reply #111 on: January 19, 2009, 09:56:21 AM »


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



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.

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Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
« Reply #112 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.
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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 Gl├╝cksburgs' 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!

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Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
« Reply #113 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.

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Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
« Reply #114 on: December 06, 2009, 07:59:35 AM »
King Christian IX :



Queen Louise :





Crown Prince Frederik :



Prince Guillaume (later Georges Ier of Greece):



Princess Dagmar :



Princess Thyra :



Valdemar, Thyra, Dagmar :



Young Prince Valdemar :

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Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
« Reply #115 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.

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Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
« Reply #116 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.

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Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
« Reply #117 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.

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Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
« Reply #118 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.

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Re: Queen Louise & King Christian IX
« Reply #119 on: March 28, 2010, 03:51:05 PM »
 Christian IX and Queen Louise in old age.