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Alexandra Feodorovna, Queen Louise of Denmark, Victoria Battenberg, King Frederik, Tsar Nicholas II, Olga Nikolaevna, Alexei Nikolaevich, Maria Nikolaevna, Anastasia Nikolaevna, Princess Thyra of Denmark and Princess Dagmar of Denmark infront of the Lower Dacha in Peterhof, 1909

Empress Maria Feodorovna in 1881 the year she became Empress of all Russias, she wrote to her mother Queen Louise of Denmark about Alexander II death :

 “Oh, what sorrow and despair, that our beloved Emperor should be torn away from us and even in this dreadful way ! No, anyone who has not seen the appalling sight himself can never imagine anything like it ! The poor innocent Emperor - to see him in that terrible condition was truly heartrending ! His face and head and upper body were untouched but his legs were completely crushed and torn up to the knees, so that I first I did not understand what I was looking at, a bleeding mass with half a boot on the right foot, all that was left of the left was the sole of his foot ! Never in my life have I seen anything like it, no, it was horrible.” 

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Tsar Nicholas II, Alexei, Tatiana, Princess Dagmar of Denmark, Princess Thyra of Denmark, Olga, Dimitri Pavlovich, Queen Louise of Denmark, King Frederik of Denmark, Anastasia & Maria in Peterhof, 1909

Princess Louise, Duchess of Fife (future Princess Royal) with her Grandmother Queen Louise of Denmark and her Mother Alexandra, Princess of Wales (future Queen-Consort of the United Kingdom) at the wedding of the future King George V and Queen Mary, 6th July 1893, Buckingham Palace

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Grand Duke Alexander Alexandrovich of Russia (7 June 1869 - 2 May 1870) was the infant son of Emperor Alexander III – the heir apparent, styled Tsesarevich, to the Russian throne as the eldest living son of Emperor Alexander II – and his consort, Marie Feodorovna of Russia. He was Alexander and Marie’s second child, second son, and the younger brother of the future Emperor Nicholas II.

Alexander tragically died of meningitis in 1870, one month before his first birthday. “The doctors maintain he did not suffer, but we suffered terribly to see and hear him,” the baby’s grieving mother wrote to her own mother, Queen Louise of Denmark.

His parents had him posthumously photographed and sketched to remember him, therefore it is likely that the photograph above, of Grand Duke Alexander in his coffin surrounded by flowers, is the only existing photograph. It appears that little Alexander had a great facial resemblance to his youngest brother, Michael, as a toddler.

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REIGNING DESCENDANTS OF KING CHRISTIAN IX AND QUEEN LOUISE OF DENMARK

KING PHILIPPE I OF THE BELGIANS

On Paternal Side:

Christian IX -> Frederick VIII -> Princess Ingeborg of Denmark, Duchess of Vastergotland -> Princess Astrid of Sweden, Queen Consort of The Belgians -> Albert II -> Philippe I

MARGRETHE II OF DENMARK

On Paternal side:

Christian IX -> Frederick VII -> Christian X -> Frederick IX -> Margrethe II

Elizabeth II of The United Kingdom

On Paternal side:

Christian IX -> Princess Alexandra of Denmark, Queen Consort of The United Kingdom -> George V -> George VI -. Elizabeth II

HENRI, GRAND DUKE OF LUXEMBOURG

On Maternal side: 

Christian IX -. Frederick VIII -> Princess Ingeborg of Denmark, Duchess of Vastergotland -> Princess Astrid of Sweden, Queen Consort of The Belgians -> Princess Josephine Charlotte of Belgium, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg -> Henri

HARALD V OF NORWAY

On Paternal side:

Christian IX -> Frederick VIII -> Prince Carl of Denmark, King Haakon VII of Norway -> Olav V -> Harald V

Christian IX -> Princess Alexandra of Denmark, Queen Consort of The United Kindom -> Princess Maud of The United Kingdom, Princess Carl of Denmark, Queen Consort of Norway -> Olav V -> Harald V

On Maternal Side:

Christian IX -> Frederick VIII -> Princess Ingeborg of Denmark, Duchess of Vastergotland -> Princess Martha of Sweden, Crown Princess of Norway -> Harald V

FELIPE VI OF SPAIN

On Maternal side:

Christian IX  -> Prince Vilhelm of Denmark, Kind George I of The Hellenes -> Constantine I -> Paul I -> Princess Sophia of Greece, Queen Consort of Spain   -> Felipe VI

Christian IX - Princess Thyra of Denmark, Crown Princess of Hanover, Duchess of Cumberland and Teviotdale -> Prince Ernst Augustus of Hanover, Duke of Brunswick -> Princess Frederika of Hanover, Queen Consort of Greece -> Princess Sophia of Greece, Queen Consort of Spain -> Felipe VI

For yours and Nicky’s sake start treating her like your own child, without fear, right away. I have done wrong by Louise and therefore spoiled Freddy’s life, and she is pulling him away from me, this is where I am afraid for you: and there I am warning you. - Pull her towards you, then you will keep him and pull her towards you with love! God help you if you lose Nicky’s trust and love, it will be the death of you.
—  Queen Louise of Denmark writing to hear daughter, Empress Marie Feodorovna of Russia about her future daughter-in-law, Princess Alix of Hesse (later, Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna) 

English, Russian, Danish and Greek royalty, ca. 1888

Back row: Princess Marie of Denmark; Princess Louise of Denmark; Crown Prince Frederick and Crown Princess Louise of Denmark; Prince Maximilian of Baden; Princess Marie of Greece; Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia; Prince Albert Victor of Wales; Crown Prince Constantine of Greece; Princess Victoria of Wales; Tsarevich Nicholas Alexandrovich of Russia; Princess Alexandra of Greece; Prince Nicholas of Greece; Grand Duke George Alexandrovich of Russia.

Front row: Princess Ingeborg and Princess Thyra of Denmark; Albert Edward Prince of Wales; Alexandra Princess of Wales; Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, Empress Maria Feodorovna and Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia; Queen Louise of Denmark; Tsar Alexander III of Russia; Princess Maud of Wales; King Christian of Denmark.

Princess Marie was the daughter of King Christian IX and Queen Louise of Denmark. Her features were less regular than those of her sister, Queen Alexandra of England, but she had extraordinary charm, which her children and grandchildren have inherited from her. Although she was of small stature, her bearing was so majestic that when she entered a room one noticed no one else. When she married Tsar Alexander III, Russia immediately took her to its heart. She was a model wife and a loving mother, yet she was able to devote much time and energy to charitable works. Her intelligence and political flair enable her to play an important part in domestic and foreign affairs. A bitter enemy of Germany, she exerted all her influence in favour of the Franco-Russian alliance. Russian public opinion was divided on this subject; many people thought that only a triple alliance, Franco-Russo-German, could safeguard peace.

Prince Felix Yusupov: Lost Splendour

1896 - From left to right: Prince George of Greece; Alexandra, Princess of Wales; King Christian IX of Denmark; Prince Christian of Denmark (behind); Dowager Empress Marie of Feodorovna of Russia; Tsar Nicholas II of Russia; King George I of Greece; Princess Thyra of Denmark (behind); Crown Princess Louise of Denmark; Queen Louise of Denmark; Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark (behind); Prince Waldemar of Denmark (at the back, in front of doors); Princess Victoria of Wales; Marie, Princess Waldemar of Denmark (behind); Empress Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia; Prince John of Glucksborg (behind); Grand Duchess Olga of Russia (behind); Princess Ingeborg of Denmark (behind Grand Duchess Olga), Grand Duke Michael of Russia.

Royalty at Fredensborg Palace, ca. 1891

Standing: Princess Thyra and Prince Gustav of Denmark; Tsarevich Nicholas Alexandrovich of Russia; Prince Waldemar of Denmark; Tsar Alexander III of Russia; Alexandra Princess of Wales; Prince William of Glucksborg; Queen Louise of Denmark; Prince George of Greece; Princess Ingeborg and Princess Louise of Denmark; King Christian IX of Denmark; Princess Victoria of Wales; Prince Nicholas of Greece; Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia, Crown Princess Louise of Denmark.
Seated: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia, Queen Olga of the Hellenes; Empress Maria Feodorovna of Russia with Prince Christopher of Greece; Marie Princess Waldemar of Denmark; King George I of the Hellenes; Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia; Princess Marie of Greece; Prince John of Glucksborg.