Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin

Alexandrine Of Mecklenburg-Schwerin

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Alexandrine Auguste of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (24 December 1879 – 28 December 1952) was the queen consort of King Christian X of Denmark.

Family

She was born a Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, in the city of Schwerin. Her father was Frederick Francis III, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin; her mother was Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia, a granddaughter of Emperor Nicholas I of Russia.

Marriage and issue

Princess Alexandrine married Prince Christian of Denmark on 26 April 1898, in Cannes, France, when she was 18 years old. They had two children:



She died in Copenhagen as Dowager Queen of Denmark in 1952 and is interred next to her husband in Roskilde Cathedral.

The only brother of Queen Alexandrine was Frederick Francis IV, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, while her only sister was Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, wife of German Crown Prince William, eldest son of German Emperor William II.

Biography

In 1902, the couple were given Marselisborg Slot, and the garden was to become one of her greatest interests. Alexandrine became Crown Princess in 1906 and Queen in 1912. She is not considered to have played any political role, but are described as a loyal support to her spouse.

She was interested in music, and acted as the...
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