Queen Elizabeth II (“Lilibet”) of the United Kingdom and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh’s inscriptions on a window at Fredensborg Palace in Denmark. Since the 1860’s, it has been a tradition in the Danish royal family that visiting heads of state and royals scratch their names into window panes at the palace. There are registrered 239 windows with inscriptions – however, many of the windows are signed several times so the collective amount of signtaures are esteemed to be at least thrice as big. The oldest inscription was made by Princess Louise of Hesse-Kassel (who married Prince Christian of Glücksborg a year later – they would eventually become King Christian IX and Queen Louise of Denmark) on 17 August 1841.
Karoline Amalie of Hesse-Kassel with her stepdaughter, Princess Louise. She had no children of her own, but was said to have been devoted to her stepdaughter, and was fondly spoken of by Louise’s sons, Prince Albert and Ernst II.