Louise Hippolyte of Monaco

Princesses Consort of Monaco – Marie of Lorraine

Marie of Lorraine was born on 12 August 1674 as the daughter of Louis de Lorraine, Count d’Armagnac and Catherine de Neufville. Her marriage to the future Antonio I, Prince of Monaco was quite surprising, considering her meagre dowry. Marie was described as “high-spirited, with a love for balls and fêtes, an unusual flair, a scandalously low neckline, lively [read more]

Charlotte of Monaco

Princess Charlotte – The illegitimate daughter

Charlotte wasn’t born a Princess and at the time of her birth nobody probably even imagined the role she would go on to play. She was born as Charlotte Louise Juliette Louvet on 30 September 1898 as the illegitimate daughter of Marie Juliette Louvet, a cabaret singer and Louis Grimaldi, who was at the time [read more]