3 Daughters of King Christian IX (1818-1906) Denmark & Princess Louise (1817-1898) Hesse-Kassel, Germany in 1889: Princess Thyra Amalie (1853-1933) wife of Ernest Augustus (1845-1923) Crown Prince of Hanover, Germany & Duke of Cumberland, UK.  Princess Alexandra Caroline "Alix" (1844-1925) wife of Albert Edward (King Edward VII) (1841-1910) UK. Princess Marie Dagmar (renamed Maria Feodorovna) (1847-1928) wife of Emperor Alexander III (1845-1894) Russia.

3 Daughters of King Christian IX (1818-1906) Denmark & Princess Louise (1817-1898) Hesse-Kassel, Germany in 1889: Princess Thyra Amalie (1853-1933) wife of Ernest Augustus (1845-1923) Crown Prince of Hanover, Germany & Duke of Cumberland, UK. Princess Alexandra Caroline "Alix" (1844-1925) wife of Albert Edward (King Edward VII) (1841-1910) UK. Princess Marie Dagmar (renamed Maria Feodorovna) (1847-1928) wife of Emperor Alexander III (1845-1894) Russia.

Maria Feodorovna (Dagmar of Denmark) (1847-1928, colorized & very young by unknown artist. Wife of Alexander III (1845-1894), Russia..

Maria Feodorovna (Dagmar of Denmark) (1847-1928, colorized & very young by unknown artist. Wife of Alexander III (1845-1894), Russia..

A young Maria Fyodorovna, mother of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, posing with one of her pets

A young Maria Fyodorovna, mother of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, posing with one of her pets

Maria Feodorovna, Empress Consort of Russia, she never accepted the fate of her sons and grandchildren, and in fact continued hoping that they had all managed to survive the revolution.The Dowager Empress of Russia, Maria died in 1928.

Maria Feodorovna, Empress Consort of Russia, she never accepted the fate of her sons and grandchildren, and in fact continued hoping that they had all managed to survive the revolution.The Dowager Empress of Russia, Maria died in 1928.

Above: Small imperial crown of Russia. Image via Elena Horvathova on LiveJournal (http://eho-2013.livejournal.com/62382.html). Set entirely in diamonds, the crown is now housed at the Moscow Kremlin as part of the Diamond Fund. There used to be two such crowns in the collection, but one was sold after the Russian revolution. Below: Photograph of Maria Feodorovna, Dowager Empress of Russia, wearing the small imperial crown, 1898. Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2016.

Above: Small imperial crown of Russia. Image via Elena Horvathova on LiveJournal (http://eho-2013.livejournal.com/62382.html). Set entirely in diamonds, the crown is now housed at the Moscow Kremlin as part of the Diamond Fund. There used to be two such crowns in the collection, but one was sold after the Russian revolution. Below: Photograph of Maria Feodorovna, Dowager Empress of Russia, wearing the small imperial crown, 1898. Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2016.

Императрица Мария Фёдоровна. Empress Maria Feodorovna.

Императрица Мария Фёдоровна. Empress Maria Feodorovna.

Tsarina Maria Feodorovna Portrait by Vladimir Makovsky

Scrap metal dealer discovers £20million Faberge egg

Empress Maria Feodorovna (in dark dress) with her two daughters (sisters of Nicholas II): Xenia (right) and Olga (behind the Empress). All three are wearing diamond tiaras and sashes of the Saint Andrew Order. Empress Maria is also wearing a chain of the Order.

Empress Maria Feodorovna (in dark dress) with her two daughters (sisters of Nicholas II): Xenia (right) and Olga (behind the Empress). All three are wearing diamond tiaras and sashes of the Saint Andrew Order. Empress Maria is also wearing a chain of the Order.

With Alexandra's husband, the future King Edward VII, at Amelienborg Palace, the Danish royal family's winter home, in Copenhagen, Denmark, May 1900.

With Alexandra's husband, the future King Edward VII, at Amelienborg Palace, the Danish royal family's winter home, in Copenhagen, Denmark, May 1900.

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