As a Queen, she is mainly known for her many charity projects, an interest which she shared with her spouse. October 31, 1851 – Louise of Sweden (d. 1926). After the queen's death in 1930, Louise was officially the first lady of the nation, expected to perform all the duties of a queen, twenty years before she actually became queen. “Horse drawn casket queen Louise Mountbatten of Sweden” by Andy Eick – horse drawn casket queen Louise Mountbatten of Sweden. Fjellman, Margit: Louise Mountbatten, Queen of Sweden, London, Allen Unwin, 1968; This page was last edited on 3 January 2021, at 13:19. [1] The family is described as harmonious; the parents of Louise lived in a happy loving relationship, not in an arranged marriage, and Louise was particularly close to her brother, with whom she corresponded until her death. Princess Louise of Sweden, Queen consort of Denmark (* 31.10.1851, O 28.7.1869, † 20.3.1926) Prince Carl Oscar of Sweden, Duke of Södermanland You can search for royalty-related items - or anything else - by using this link. She was the second of the four children of Prince Louis of Battenberg and Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine. Daughter Louise, nicknamed Sessan, was their sole heir and extremely wealthy, and her uncle became King Oscar II of Sweden and Norway when her father died. She was also a niece of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia. In that year, King George V requested that his British relatives relinquish their German titles and styles, and adopted British-sounding surnames. Lady Louise Alexandra Marie Irene Mountbatten (13 July 1889 – 7 March 1965), born Princess Louise of Battenberg, also known as Louise of Sweden, was Queen of Sweden as the wife of King Gustaf VI Adolf.A member of the House of Battenberg, Louise was closely related to the ruling families of Britain and Russia.During the First World War, Louise served as a nurse in the Red Cross. Discover (and save!) Her mother was Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine, a granddaughter of Queen Victoria. Because of her father's work, the family moved around between different territories in the British Empire, such as Malta, but they returned often to the Heiligenberg outside Darmstadt which they considered their holiday home, always retaining a residence in England. Life path number 11 September 11, 1476 – Louise of Savoy (d. 1531). Louise and Frederik would have eight children. This meant that Louise was to take over the protection of all the organisations and associations traditionally assigned to the queen. She was a morganatic branch of the Brabant Dynasty of Hesse. Read more on Wikipedia. She would never avoid acknowledging her own mistakes". Until 1917, Louise’s style and title was Her Serene Highness Princess Louise of Battenberg. von Schleswig Holstein Sonderburg Gluecksburg 1843 - 19121843 - 1912 1. She often visited her relatives in England and stayed at the Hyde Park Hotel on the busiest street in Knightsbridge, London. The Louise of Sweden is an airship which ferries passengers from Kristiania to Stockholm. Louise of Sweden (Louise Josephine Eugenie (Swedish: Lovisa Josefina Eugenia); 31 October 1851 – 20 March 1926), was Queen of Denmark as the spouse of King Frederick VIII. Queen Lovisa succeeded the much loved Queen Louise (Louise of Hesse-Kassel), who had been able to turn the public opinion from not liking her German origin to loving her as a modern and philanthropic fulcrum in the royal family with ties all over Europe. Surely I do not look differently today from how I looked yesterday!"[1]. Both Queen Louise and her stepchildren were great-grandchildren of Queen Victoria. Once the couple's engagement was announced, there were lively discussions in the media about whether the bride-to-be was constitutionally eligible to become Sweden's future queen. Louise and her sister Alice were taught by a governess and also attended Texters Girls’ School in Darmstadt. During the 1950s, Louise’s health began to suffer and she developed cardiac issues. In 1923, Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden visited London and met Louise at a party. The Politics of Skirts June 8, 2017 Moniek 1. [1], Queen Louise had several Pomeranian dogs which she would hide about her person when visiting abroad which caused problems when travelling through customs (which she usually did under the pseudonym "Countess of Gripsholm" or "Mrs Olsson"). Select from premium Louise Of Sweden of the highest quality. [1] They stayed in Sweden as guests of Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf and Crown Princess Margaret, her first cousin once removed, at Drottningholm Palace, just one night before they returned to Great Britain. Explore {{searchView.params.phrase}} by colour family {{familyColorButtonText(colorFamily.name)}} Anticipating that her parents would be disappointed in her choice, Louise kept their engagement a secret. Gustaf Adolf had been a widower for three years following the death of his wife Margaret of Connaught, who was Louise’s first cousin once removed. On 27 October 1923 Sweden and Britain's respective plenipotentiaries signed the "Treaty between Great Britain and Sweden for the Marriage of Lady Louise Mountbatten with His Royal Highness Prince Gustaf Adolf, Crown Prince of Sweden". Regarding this matter, Louise remarked: "It is hard for me to be the protector of different institutions, as I have been accustomed to practical work, as an ordinary person, before my marriage". The fact that the queen spent most of her time abroad meant that Louise took on many royal duties from the beginning, which was initially hard for her as she was at this point described as quite shy. 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