In the 1700s, a proper drama unfolded in Russia which created a connection with Horsens. In the latter half of the 18th century, Empress Katharina of Russia pardoned a number of princes and princesses who had been imprisoned for 35 years.
However, at the same time, they were banished from their native country. Horsens became the destination of the four royals.
They lived in Horsens until 1807 in a mansion in the Horsens Town Square – just opposite The Church of Our Saviour, where they were buried. Later, Princess Charlotte Frederikke of Denmark also lived in the mansion after having divorced King Christian 8.
The mansion has thus housed several banished royalty. The mansion was located where the address Torvet 2-4 is located today, so the building does not exist anymore.