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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]

Mary Princess Royal

Mary, Princess Royal – The beloved Princess

Princess Mary was born on 25 April 1897 as the daughter of the then Duke and Duchess of York (later King George V and Queen Mary). The Princess’s great-grandmother Queen Victoria telegraphed “All happiness to you and my little Diamond Jubilee baby.” The christening was performed by the Archbishop of York and the godparents were Queen Victoria, the Duchess [read more]