Early 1870s. Louise of Hesse-Kassel, shown here, married Prince Christian Glucksberg in 1842; through diplomatic intricacies, he became King Christian IX in 1863. He had a claim to Danish throne; so did she.
They had a difficult beginning, as they ascended the throne in 1863, immediately prior to the military defeat by Prussia and Austria in 1864. However, they eventually became popular with the... See more ideas about Christian ix, Princess alexandra, Maria feodorovna.