Louise of Orléans

Marie of Orléans – A life cut short

Princess Marie of Orléans was born on 12 April 1813 as the third child and second daughter of Louis-Philippe, King of the French, and his wife, Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily. She was one of ten siblings and her elder sister Louise became Queen of the Belgians. Marie was born in Palermo, Sicily, where [read more]

Denmark

The quirks of Princess Marie of Orléans

This article was written by Michelle. ”Qui qu’en grogne, je m’en moque.” [1] That was the motto of Princess Marie of Orléans, one that she lived by throughout her life. Princess Marie came to Denmark in 1885 as the consort of Prince Valdemar of Denmark, and she was a beloved figure in her own time, [read more]

louvre
Anne of Austria 1549 - 1580

The Louvre & Place de la Concorde

The last stop of my day in Paris was the Louvre. The Louvre is a museum now but it began its life as a royal palace and it was Louis XIV who moved the seat of power to Versailles in 1682. Since 1789, it has housed the museum. The Louvre glass Pyramid is now the [read more]