Originally Posted by AristoCat
Another interesting fact:
Both Louis and Nicholas II had wives that were of German origin and were profoundly hated to the point of being made a scapegoat.
Thats true I would add easy scapegoats, I don't recall reading if Alexandra had any hate directed towards her specifically being German at least not until the war, and by that time too many people hated her for other reasons that her heritage was just lumped on top. Marie, poor thing, had the unfortunate fate of being the symbol of an alliance with an old enemy.
Man I would love to read up on some of the historical bigotry German royals had to live with while Marrying into the families of EU.
I also don't recall desecration of Marie's body, anyone have any further info.