Friday, 23 September 2016
Nicholas II’s Curiosity – Sorgenfri Slot, Denmark
In the interest of full disclosure, I am in love with the beautiful Palaces and Mansions in Denmark.
On Wednesday, August 25th, 1899 while staying at Bernstorff in Denmark, Nicholas II wrote “… Six of us went to Adini and Christian’s at Sorgenfri. We had tea with them and looked over their whole house, where the Dowager Amalia had lived before …”
Aerial of Sorgenfri Palace (below)
The future King Christian X was the son of Empress Marie’s brother Crown Prince Frederick. Adini was the former Princess Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin whose mother was the Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna.
Photo (below) of Christian X at Sorgenfri c1900s
Photo (below) of Sorgenfrei’s Entrance today
Photo (below) of Christian, Alexandrine and their sons Frederick and Knud, 1907
Sorgenfri Palace today
I have found little information on Sorgenfri and was dismayed to read that the palace is used by the Royal Court for storage. It is sad it is not open to the public; a lost opportunity of revenue for the Court with many who would love to know the fascinating history of this beautiful palace.