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Anne Princess Royal

The seven Princesses Royal

The title of Princess Royal is usually granted by the British monarch to their eldest daughter. It was Henrietta Maria of France, consort of King Charles I, who wanted to have a title similar to the “Madame Royale” title in France. It was their daughter Mary, who became the first Princess Royal in 1642. However, [read more]

Anne Princess Royal and Princess of Orange

Caroline of Ansbach – “A beautiful Princess of great merit”

Caroline of Ansbach was born on 1 March 1683 as the daughter of John Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach, and his second wife, Princess Eleonore Erdmuthe of Saxe-Eisenach. She lost her father when she was just three years old, and he was succeeded as Margrave by his eldest son from his first marriage, Christian Albert. He was still only [read more]

Amalia of Solms-Braunfels

Inside Noordeinde Palace

The history of Noordeinde Palace in The Hague, the Netherlands begins with a medieval farmhouse in 1533. This was converted into a spacious residence, which was bought for Louise de Coligny, the widow of William of Orange, in 1595. It was her son who enlarged the house even more and it was then known as [read more]