The remains of Empress Maria Fyodorovna, mother of Russia’s last Tsar, have left Denmark and returned to St. Petersburg after 87 years. Born as Danish princess Dagmar in 1847, she married Tsar Alexander III. After the execution of her son, Tsar Nicolas II in the Bolshevik revolution, the Empress fled back to her native Denmark. Queen Margrethe II of Denmark attended a service at Roskilde cathedral near Copenhagen.
From there Maria Fyodorova will go to Saint Peter and Paul cathedral in the former Russian capital St.Petersburg to be buried alongside her late husband, fulfilling her final wish.