Louise
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≈Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Princess of the United Kingdom
b. 18 March 1848, d. 3 December 1939
Residence - Kensington Palace, W; Roseneath, Dumbartonshire, N.B.
H.R.H. Married John George Edward Henry Douglas Sutherland Campbell, Marquis of Lorne, 9th Duke of Argyll, on 21 March 1871. From 21 March 1871, her married name became Campbell. As a result of her marriage, styled as Duchess of Argyll on 24 April 1900.
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The sixth child of Queen Victoria, Princess Louise married the Marquis of Lorne in 1871 and spent five years in Canada between 1878 and 1883 where he was Governor-General. A gifted sculptor, she avoided royal protocol as far as possible and dedicated herself to her own work and such issues as the education of women.

Although it's not unusual for British royals to marry outsiders today, this was not the case in 1871, when Princess Louise married John Douglas Sutherland Campbell, a commoner who would later become the Duke of Argyll. Princess Louise was determined when she got to marriageable age not to follow the route her sister had; Princess Victoria had married a German Prince, and her royal duties stopped her from pursuing her artistic aspirations. As it turned out, Princess Louise's engagement to John was supported not only by her mother, but also by Disraeli. Unexpectedly, the match also pleased the British public, which had feared yet another German marriage, which in the general population feelings had already occurred too often. Her husband became prominent in public life as an MP, and later on became governor-general of Canada. It was during this time that Lake Louise near Laffan in the Rocky Mountains was named after her. The couple never had children, but despite this lack in their lives, Louise and John led an active and happy life together. This was undoubtedly one of the great-unsung royal love matches. When her husband died in 1914, Louise went into mourning -- not quite as severe as her mother's had been for Albert, but severe enough. She became something of a recluse until her own death in 1939 at the age of 91.

Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll. Cremated at Golders Green Crematorium. Ashes buried in the Royal Burial Ground at Frogmore..



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Louise, Alice, Helena, Arthur-Osborne
1 Jul 1858

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Louise 1859

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Louise Caroline Alberta, 1860's

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Louise 1868

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Louise Caroline Alberta, Duchess of Argyll 1868

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Louise, Arthur 1870

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Louise and Marquess of Lorne Engagement phtograph 1870

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Louise and Marquess of Lorne

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Duchess of Argyll

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Louise Caroline Alberta, Duchess of Argyll, Beatrice of Battenberg, Queen Victoria

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Louise, Queen Victoria 1880s

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Louise, Queen Victoria, John_Brown

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