Originally Posted by Prinsara
I guess I'm curious as to why the name of a scandalous and disgraced queen remained popular enough to give to Danish princesses. Is "Caroline Mathilde" just a popular Germanic name, generally?
Both children were devoted to the memory of their mother and had difficult upbringings under the "care" of their step-grandmother Queen Juliane Marie and the Prince Regent. Because of his mental illness their father the King played a small role in their lives. The siblings were very close and made sure to never forget their mother and remembered those who had taken part in her downfall. King Frederik later reinstated several of Struensee's reforms. They both had daughter's named Caroline (King Frederik had two - one legitimate and one illegitimate) and it was through Princess Louise Augusta's descendants that the name Caroline Mathilde and the blood of Struensee passed into later generations of the Royal family.