Princesses of Orange: Catharina-Amalia of the Netherlands

December 19, 2016 Moniek 0

Suddenly we must make a huge jump in time for this last Princess of Orange. After the death of Sophie of Württemberg her husband remarried to Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont, but as he was already King of the Netherlands, she automatically became Queen. After William III the title was held by his sons William [read more]

Princesses of Orange: Anna Pavlovna of Russia

December 16, 2016 Moniek 0

Anna Pavlovna was born on the 18th of January 1795 as the daughter of Paul I of Russia and Sophie Dorothea of Württemberg, or Maria Feodorovna as she was known after marriage. She was the eighth child out of a total of ten. Anna was just six years old when her father was assassinated. He was [read more]

Princesses of Orange: Wilhelmina of Prussia (2)

December 16, 2016 Moniek 0

I know what you’re thinking. Haven’t we already read about Wilhelmina of Prussia last week? Yes, you would be correct. However, the next Princess of Orange is also named Wilhelmina of Prussia. And you thought all those Williams were confusing! Stay with me; I’ll explain the relation. This Wilhelmina of Prussia was born on 18 November [read more]

Princesses of Orange: Sophie of Württemberg

December 15, 2016 Moniek 0

Sophie of Württemberg was born in Stuttgart on 17 June 1818 as the daughter of William I of Württemburg and his second wife Catherine Pavlovna of Russia. Her mother died just seven months after her birth, and she never grew close to her father’s third wife Pauline of Württemberg. She was very fond of her father, though. [read more]

Princesses of Orange: Wilhelmina of Prussia

December 12, 2016 Moniek 1

Wilhelmina of Prussia was born on 7 August 1751 to Prince Augustus William of Prussia and Duchess Luise of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. Her brother succeeded as Frederick William II of Prussia. She barely knew her father as he died when she was seven years old. She was raised mostly by her grandmother, Sophia Dorothea of Hanover and [read more]

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