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TITLE
The Marquis of Lorne and Princess Louise
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_159_726
DATE OF IMAGE
1875
PERIOD
1870s
CREATOR
Hill & Saunders; Elliot & Fry
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
30976
KEYWORDS
Queen Victoria
Princess Louise
Marquis of Lorne
Duke of Argyll
Highland Regiments
91st Argyllshire Highlanders
Sutherland Highlanders
armies
royalty
families
nobility
The Marquis of Lorne and Princess Louise

The Marquis of Lorne (1845-1914), later 9th Duke of Argyll, married HRH Princess Louise (1848-1939), fourth daughter of Queen Victoria, in 1871. The marriage was unusual in Britain, where a sovereign's daughter would normally marry royalty.

At their wedding in 1871 the 91st Argyllshire Highlanders provided a Guard of Honour. In 1872 Louise was appointed Colonel-in-Chief of the 91st which became known as Princess Louise's Argyllshire Highlanders.
The Marquis of Lorne became 9th Duke of Argyll in 1900 but he and Louise had no children and so the title passed to a nephew, Niall, on his death in 1914.

After his death, Louise became more reclusive but accepted the appointment of Colonel-in-Chief of the Sutherland Highlanders in 1919 and appeared at charitable events. She died at the age of 91 in 1939, the longest living of all Queen Victoria's children.

This illustration was taken from 'A History of the Scottish Highlands, Highland Clans and Highland Regiments vol. 2' by John S. Keltie (ed.)

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The Marquis of Lorne and Princess Louise

1870s

Queen Victoria; Princess Louise; Marquis of Lorne; Duke of Argyll; Highland Regiments; 91st Argyllshire Highlanders; Sutherland Highlanders; armies; royalty; families; nobility

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

The Marquis of Lorne (1845-1914), later 9th Duke of Argyll, married HRH Princess Louise (1848-1939), fourth daughter of Queen Victoria, in 1871. The marriage was unusual in Britain, where a sovereign's daughter would normally marry royalty.<br /> <br /> At their wedding in 1871 the 91st Argyllshire Highlanders provided a Guard of Honour. In 1872 Louise was appointed Colonel-in-Chief of the 91st which became known as Princess Louise's Argyllshire Highlanders. <br /> The Marquis of Lorne became 9th Duke of Argyll in 1900 but he and Louise had no children and so the title passed to a nephew, Niall, on his death in 1914.<br /> <br /> After his death, Louise became more reclusive but accepted the appointment of Colonel-in-Chief of the Sutherland Highlanders in 1919 and appeared at charitable events. She died at the age of 91 in 1939, the longest living of all Queen Victoria's children.<br /> <br /> This illustration was taken from 'A History of the Scottish Highlands, Highland Clans and Highland Regiments vol. 2' by John S. Keltie (ed.)