antoinette de merode
Antoinette de Mérode

Princesses Consort of Monaco – Antoinette de Mérode

Antoinette de Mérode was born on 28 September 1828 as the daughter of Count Werner de Merode and his wife, Countess Victoire de Spangen d’Uyternesse. She married Charles, the future Prince of Monaco on her 18th birthday in Brussels. She was described as “golden haired.” The newlyweds received a warm welcome in Monaco, but they soon returned to [read more]


Violant of Bar – Queen of Aragon

This article was written by Carol. Violant of Bar was born in 1365, the daughter of Robert, Duke of Bar and Marie of Valois, a daughter of the French King John II. Violant had a pampered upbringing and was given the education of a royal princess. At the age of 15, she married the heir [read more]