Funeral of Empress Maria Feodorovna, 1928

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Funeral of Empress Maria Feodorovna of Russia at the Russian Orthodox Alexander Nevsky Church in Copenhagen on this day in 1928. Royal mourners included her daughters, Grand Duchess Xenia and Grand Duchess Olga, sister, the Crown Princess of Hanover, nephews: King Christian X of Denmark, King Haakon VII of Norway, and Prince George of Greece, grandnephews: the Prince of Wales, the Duke of York, and Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark, and Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden. Click HERE to read an account of the occasion.

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The Empress was initially interred in the crypt of the Christian IX Chapel at Roskilde Cathedral, the traditional burial place of the Danish Royal Family but had expressed a wish to be laid next to her late husband, Tsar Alexander III. That wish was finally fulfilled in 2006, when after an agreement between Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and President Putin of Russia, the body of the late Empress Maria Feodorovna was interred next to her husband in the Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral in Saint Petersburg, in a series of ceremonies befitting her rank.

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