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Alice of Albany

Queen Wilhelmina – Juliana departs for Canada

The Netherlands had been neutral during the First World War, but the German invasion on 10 May 1940 changed everything. Juliana and her two daughters had been sleeping in a shelter by Huis ten Bosch, and Wilhelmina ordered her heir to leave the country. The initial plan was for her and her daughters to go [read more]

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Alice of Albany

Windsor Castle – A phoenix from the ashes

Windsor Castle is a royal residence – one of Queen Elizabeth II’s three official residences –  and the original castle was built in the 11th century by William the Conqueror. It has been added to over the centuries and was the scene of some historical events. Some keys events concerning royal women Births: Matilda of [read more]

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Alexandra Feodorovna

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s grandchildren

Queen Victoria married her first cousin Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Together they went on to have nine children and 42 grandchildren. Only Princess Louise did not have children of her own. Their grandchildren included an Emperor, an Empress, a King, four Queens and a Crown Princess. Her son Leopold suffered from haemophilia and [read more]

Alice of Albany

Kensington Palace – A grand royal residence

The magnificent Kensington Palace was once a two-story mansion built by Sir George Coppin in 1605. It was purchased by Heneage Finch, 1st Earl of Nottingham in 1619 and it then became known as Nottingham House. Joint monarch William and Mary began to search for a new residence, and they purchased Nottingham House from the [read more]