Louise Saxe-Coburg

Louise Saxe-Coburg

Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Death 3 Dec 1939 (aged 91)
Kensington, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, England
Burial Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough, Berkshire, England
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English Royalty. Duchess of Argyll. Born Louise Caroline Alberta, the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Unquestionably the prettiest of Victoria's daughters, she had a radiant personality, independent nature, and considerable artistic talent. Louise entered the Kensington National Art Training School in 1868, making her the first daughter of an English monarch to be publically educated. During her time at the school, she met Hungarian sculptor Joseph Boehme and fell under his magnetism. She was a frequent visitor to his studio, and many believe the couple had an affair. Louise married John Campbell, Marquess of Lorne on March 21, 1871 in St. George's Chapel. She wished to remain in England, but when Lorne was made Governor-General of Canada in 1878, she moved with him to Ottawa. During this time her husband named the province of Alberta after Louise. Although it started out happy, by 1880 the marriage had disintegrated to one of companionship only, and they spent much of their time apart. Many biographers have said this was because Lorne was homosexual, but it hasn't been substantially proven. Louise was never able to conceive children, probably as a result of a childhood bout of meningitis. The couple returned from Canada in 1883, before Lorne had served a full term. Lorne may have been hoping to salvage his marriage, but it didn't improve. At the death of Lorne's father in 1900, the couple became Duke and Duchess of Argyll. Following Lorne's death in 1914, Louise spent most of her time alone at Rosneath, one of the Argyll homes. Suffering from sciatica and many of the complaints of old age, she passed away at Kensington Palace at the age of 91.

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