History - OnThisDay - 4 January 1931 - Death of Louise, Princess Royal

Louise Victoria Alexandra Dagmar was born on 20 February 1867 at
Marlborough House in London.

The three daughters of Wales and their
cousins from Russia


The Princess was the daughter of King Edward VII and Alexandra of
Denmark (then the Prince and Princess of Wales).

She was the granddaughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

She was a sister of inter alia the later King George V.

In 1905, her father granted Louise the title: Princess Royal.

Love and Marriage

On 27 July 1889, Louise married Alexander Duff at the Private Chapel
of Buckingham Palace.

Two days after the wedding Queen Victoria created him 1st. Duke of Fife
and Marques Macduff. They would have 3 children. Only two daughters
would reach their adulthood:

- Princess Alexandra
- Princess Maud


In 1911, the Princess Royal and her family sailed to Egypt. They were
shipwrecked in Morocco. The Duke of Fife went ill and he died in
Assuan, Egypt.

Louise, Princess Royal was granted other important orders as:

Royal Order of Queen Victoria and Albert (1885)
Imperial Order of the Crown of India (1887)
Lady of the Venerable Order of St. John of Jerusalem (1888)
and many more.


In the autumn of 1929 Louise, Princess Royal was taken ill with
a gastric haemorrhage . The princess died later on 4 January 1931.

She was buried in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Later
her remains were moved to a Private Chapel in Aberdeenshire.

Check also:

- Descendants of Queen Victoria - Children and Grandchildren (1)
- Descendants of Queen Vicotira - Great Grandchildren (2)

on top of this blog or on next links


Source pictures: Wikipedia

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