Princess Louise Caroline Alberta of the United Kingdom was born on 18 March 1848, at Buckingham Palace, in London, England. She was the sixth child and fourth daughter of Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom and Empress of India (24 May 1819 - 22 January 1901) and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (26 August 1819 - 14 December 1861). Her maternal grandparents were Victoria of Saxe-Coburg and Edward, Duke of Kent. Her paternal grandparents were Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (21 December 1800 - 30 August 1831) and Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (2 January 1784 - 29 January 1844). Her siblings were: Victoria of the United Kingdom (1840-1901), Edward of the United Kingdom (1841-1910), Alice of the United Kingdom (1843-1878), Alfred of the United Kingdom (1844-1900), Helena of the United Kingdom (1846-1923), Arthur of the United Kingdom (1850-1942), Leopold of the United Kingdom (1853 - 1884) and Beatrice of the United Kingdom (1856-1944). She was baptised on 13 May 1848, at Buckingham Palace, in London. Her sister, Victoria,
Princess Royal married Prince Friederich Wilhelm of Prussia (1831-1888) on 25 January 1858, in the Royal Chapel of St.
James Palace. Her grandmother, Victoria, Duchess of Kent died on 16 March 1861, at Frogmore. Her father, Prince
Albert died on 14 December 1861, at Windsor Castle. He was
interred at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. Her sister, Princess
Alice married Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine (1837-1892) on 1 July 1862, at Osborne House. Her brother, the Prince of Wales married Princess Alexandra of Denmark (1844-1925) on 10 March 1863, at St.George's Chapel, Windsor. In 1863, Princess Louise became a student of the sculptress, Mary Thorneycroft. Her sister, Princess
Helena married Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein (1831-1917) on 5 July 1866, in the Private Chapel, at Windsor
Castle. Princess Louise of the United Kingdom was engaged to John Douglas Sutherland Campbell, Marquis of Lorne on 3 October 1870. Princess Louise of the United Kingdom and John Douglas Campbell were married on 21 March 1871, at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. In 1872, Princess Louise became President of the National Union for the Higher Education of Women. Her brother, Alfred of the United Kingdom married Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia (1853-1920) on 23 January 1874, at the Winter Palace, in St. Petersburg. Queen Victoria was created Empress of India on 1 May 1876. Her husband, John, Marquis of Lorne became the new Governor General of Canada. In 1878, the couple arrived in Halifax. They resided at Rideau Hall, in Ottawa. Her brother, Prince Arthur of the United Kingdom married Princess Luise Margarete of Prussia on 13 March 1879, at St. George's Chapel, Windsor. Her brother, Prince Leopold married Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont (1861-1922) on 27 April 1882, at St.George's Chapel, Windor Castle. Leopold
of the United Kingdom died on 28 March 1884, in Cannes, France. He was interred at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. Her sister, Princess Beatrice
married Prince Henry of Battenberg (1858-1896)
on 23 July 1885, at St. Mildred's Church, Whippingham. In 1887, Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee was celebrated. In 1897, Queen Victoria celebrated her Diamond Jubilee. In 1900, the Marquis of Lorne succeeded as the 9th Duke of Argyll and Louise became the new Duchess of Argyll. Queen
Victoria died on 22 January 1901, at Osbourne, Isle of
Wight. She was interred beside Prince Albert in Frogmore Mausoleum, at Windsor Great Park. She was succeeded by her son, as Edward VII. Her husband, John Campbell died in 1914. As they had no children, he was succeeded by a nephew. In 1935, her nephew, King George V celebrated his Silver Jubilee. Louise of the United Kingdom died aged 91, on 3 December 1939, at Kensington Palace. She was cremated and her ashes was buried in the Royal Burial Ground at Frogmore, Windsor.
"I love all beautiful things in life, treasure the time I spend with the ones I adore; to travel, to explore, to ease my passion for history and knowledge. I am the one with a big bag, a camera and a notebook - searching for traces from ancient eras. I believe we must learn the past, to understand our time. Centuries changes - not human nature." Ann de Laurén