Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz – The obedient wife

Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz was born on 19 May 1744 as the daughter of Duke Charles Louis Frederick of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and his wife Princess Elizabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen. She came from a poor and tiny German duchy, which was ruled by her uncle at the time of her birth and later by her brother.  Due to her low prospects, she [read more]

Belgium

Louise of Orléans – The lonely Queen of Belgium

Louise of Orléans was born on 3 April 1812 in the Palazzo Santa Teresa in Palermo as the daughter of Louis-Philippe I, King of the French, and of his wife Maria Amalia of the Two Sicilies. She had a strict Catholic upbringing and a carefree childhood as the eldest daughter of eight surviving siblings. She knew the [read more]

Caroline of Brunswick

Caroline of Brunswick – The eccentric Queen

Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel was born on 17 May 1768 as the daughter of Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel and Princess Augusta of Great Britain. She was raised in Brunswick and was known to be a bold young woman. As she grew up, her boldness became to be appreciated a lot less. Once, Caroline had pretended to [read more]