The Fifteen Princesses of Orange: Mary, Princess Royal

You may have heard of this Princess of Orange before, as the 7th Princess of Orange was also an English Princess. Mary was the daughter of Charles I and Henrietta Maria of France and also the first bearer of the title, ‘Princess Royal’, which was created by Henrietta Maria who wished to imitate the French ‘Madame Royale’ style. Mary was born on 4 November 1631 at St.
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Monarchy Rules: A Look At Stephen

King Stephen of England was born in Blois in France in either 1092 or 1096. It’s quite unusual that we do not have a birth date for a future king of England, but by the time of his birth it was no expected that he would ever be king. His parents were Stephen-Henry…
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Great grandson of Tsar Alexander III is buried after dying alone

Leonid Kulikovsky, the great- grandson of Tsar Alexander III and distant relative of Queen Elizabeth lived a life away from the spotlight of royalty. He had been living alone in a caravan park for five years after his vehicle stalled during a trip around Australia. Leonid Kulikovsky was actually born in Denmark and emigrated to Australia in 1967 where he worked in water management.  He and his…
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The Fifteen Princesses of Orange: Éléonore de Bourbon

Éléanore de Bourbon was born on 30 April 1587 to Henri I de Bourbon and his second wife Charlotte Catherine de la Tremoille. She was closely related to the French royal family as her father was a first cousin of King Henry IV of France. She had a half-sister from her…
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The Last of the Saxons: Queen Margaret of Scotland

On Monday, 16 November, Princess Alexandra, the Honourable Lady Ogilvy will be attending a dinner in honour of Queen and Saint Margaret of Scotland. Queen and Saint Margaret of Scotland. Queen Margaret of Scotland was born as Margaret of Wessex circa 1045 in exile in Hungary to Edward the Exile and Agatha, who was of unknown origin. She was a granddaughter of the King of England, Edmund…
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The Fifteen Princesses of Orange: Louise de Coligny

Louise de Coligny, fourth wife of William the Silent. Louise de Coligny was the fourth and last wife of William the Silent. She was born on 23 September 1555 at Castle Châtillon-sur-Long as the second child, but first daughter of Gaspard de Coligny and Charlotte de Laval.
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Queen Mathilde of Belgium Visits Ethiopia for UNICEF

Queen Mathilde of Belgium Queen Mathilde of Belgium has arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for a four-day visit with representatives from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). She began her visit on Monday, 9 November. Queen Mathilde has been the Honorary President of Unicef Belgium since 2009, but she has been active for UNICEF for over 10 years, even before she became Queen. During…
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