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Charlotte Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin

Charlotte Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin – A banished Princess

Charlotte Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin was born on 4 December 1784 at Ludwigslust as the daughter of Frederick Francis I, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg. She was one of three surviving siblings, and her elder sister Louise Charlotte became the maternal grandmother of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s consort. She was known to [read more]


Juliana Maria of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel – The ambitious mother

Juliana Maria of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel was born on 4 September 1729 as the daughter of Ferdinand Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel and Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. On 8 July 1752, she married King Frederick V of Denmark and had the thankless task of replacing his immensely popular first wife, Louise of Great Britain, who had died only six months before. It would [read more]