Sunday 24 September 2006

Dagmar has left Denmark and sails the Baltic to Russia

B.T. and TV2 report on the departure of Dagmar's remains from Copenhagen. The Danish Royal Family waved off the ship and the Romanov family members who are accompanying the casket on the journey to Russia.

Soldiers of the Royal Danish Guard and of the Russian Republican Guard carry the coffin of Danish Princess Dagmar, who later took the name of Maria Feodorovna Romanova (1847-1928). Maria Feodorovna is carried by the Royal Danish Navy frigate Esbern Snare after a re-burial ceremony in the Roskilde Cathedral. Russian authorities are planning a series of ceremonies in and around the former imperial capital of Saint Petersburg to mark the reburial of the last Tsar's mother next week. A coffin carrying the remains of Maria Feodorovna Romanova, who fled her beloved Russia after the 1917 Bolshevik revolution, will retrace the steps made by the Danish princess on her first trip to Russia.

The Danish Royal Family waved goodbye to the casket of Tsarina Maria Feodorovna Saturday September 23, 2006. Maria Feodorovna's descendants joined Danish royals, officials and dignitaries to bid farewell to the remains of the mother of Russia's last emperor, 78 years after she died in exile in Denmark. The casket of the Danish-born Feodorovna, who was Princess Dagmar before marrying Tsar Alexander III, was put aboard a ship that sailed to St. Petersburg. The casket will be buried alongside relatives' remains at the Peter and Paul Cathedral, where a ceremony is planned for next week.

Some photos from POLFOTO

Check Madeleine Glindorf's photos (click on 'photography' and then Reburial of Empress Dagmar, Langelinie). Thank you again Madeleine for a great job! 71 fantastic photos!

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