Today in History - June 25th. 1860 - Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia

Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia was born on June 25th. 1860 at the Marmorpalais
in Potsdam (near Berlin in Germany).


Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia - Source picture: Wikipedia


Her parents were Prince Frederick Charles of Prussia and Princess Maria Anna
of Anhalt-Dessau.

On March 13th. 1879, Princess Louise Margaret married Prince Arthur, 
Duke of Connaught and Strathearn. He was the 7th. child of Queen Victoria
and Prince Albert. The wedding took place at the St. George's chapel in 
Windsor. The couple received many expensive wedding gifts like a diamond
tiara, a pearl and diamond pendant and other things ...

In 1911 Princes Louise Margaret accompanied her husband to Canada, where
he became Governor-General. When his term was finished, he returned with
his family back to England.

On March 14th. 1914 Princess Louise Margaret died at Clarence House in
London due to influenza and bronchitis.

She was the first member of the British Royal Family to be cremated. 
Such a procedure was not familiar at that time. Finally her ashes were
buried at the Royal Burial Ground in Frogmore. 


Louise, Duchess of Connaught - Source picture: Wikipedia