I absolutely love this thread about queens from the past.
The pictures of Desideria and Josefina are truly epic. From a different time and place.
I just wanna share a few aha's that I've had while I read about these queens:
The recent queen Louise (who died 1965) and queen Lovisa (the princess from the Netherlands in the late 19th century), neither of these two brought any blood into the Swedish royal veins.
Lovisa did have a daughter, but she married the Danish crown prince and thereby she ensured Dutch blood into the Danish royal veins.
I think I can see the Lovisa look in some of the Danish princes / princesses.
(prince Ingolf and princess Elisabeth).
Queen Victoria, she must have had a hard marriage. According to Josefine's text she didn't spend a lot of time in Stockholm with the King. I can see the explanation being that, as it's often said, King Gustav 5 Adolf was a homosexual. The court was even extorted for money by the King's lover. http://historiska-personer.nu/min-s/p5f3d83e0.html
I hope they will give us a rerun of the TV-series that was made some years ago about all these queens.