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Ellen G. White in Europe 1885-1887, Page 297

Chapter 30—First Adventist Camp Meeting In Europe

Hundreds flock to Moss, Norway

When Ellen White reached Copenhagen en route to Moss, Norway, and the first camp meeting in Europe, she was surprised to find Danish royalty and dignitaries at the station. “Men dressed in scarlet ... were brilliantly flashing everywhere,” and a Brussels carpet was laid down ceremoniously from the car to the station.

Why all the excitement? Someone said that the Crown Prince of Denmark had been on the train. The crown prince, later to be King Frederick VII, was indeed at the station, but had not been on the train.

The crown prince's brother, Valdemar, and his wife, Marie, were there, as well, for Marie's mother, the Duchess of Chartres, had been traveling on the train with Ellen White. The Danish royal family was intermarried with most of the royal houses of Europe at this time, and it is little wonder that the people were confused and Mrs. White misinformed.

The Danish king at this time was called the “Father-in-law of Europe.” *Daniel's latter-day prophecy had declared concerning the nations of Western Europe, “They shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay” (Daniel 2:43). Crown Prince Frederick was married to a Swedish princess; the oldest daughter, Alexandra, married the Prince of Wales, later King Edward

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