Denmark

Queens Regent – Margaret Fredkulla

Margaret Fredkulla was born around 1080 as the daughter of King Inge the Elder of Sweden and Helena, Queen of Sweden. She was married to King Magnus of Norway in 1101 as part of a peace treaty between Sweden and Norway. The name Fredkulla means Maiden of Peace. She was married to King Magnus of [read more]

Catherine of Austria

Queens Regent – Catherine of Austria

A regent is “a person appointed to administer a state because the monarch is a minor, is absent or is incapacitated.” Catherine of Austria was born on 14 January 1507 as the daughter of Joanna of Castile and Philip I of Castile, who had sadly passed away in September 1506. Joanna was forced into confinement by her [read more]

Eleanor of Alburquerque

Queens Regent – Eleanor of Aragon

A regent is “a person appointed to administer a state because the monarch is a minor, is absent or is incapacitated.” Eleanor of Aragon was born on 1 February 1402 as the daughter of Ferdinand I of Aragon and Eleanor of Alburquerque. She lost her father at the age of 14, and he was succeeded by her brother Alfonso [read more]

Euphemia of Rügen

Queens Regent – Ingeborg of Norway

A regent is “a person appointed to administer a state because the monarch is a minor, is absent or is incapacitated.” Ingeborg of Norway was born around 1301 as the daughter of King Haakon V of Norway and Euphemia of Rügen. She was betrothed to Magnus Birgerson, the heir of Birger I of Sweden. For political [read more]

wilhelmina emma
Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont

Queens Regent – Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont

A regent is “a person appointed to administer a state because the monarch is a minor, is absent or is incapacitated.” Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont was born on 2 August 1858 as the daughter of Georg Viktor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont, and Princess Helena of Nassau. On 7 January 1879, she married King William III of [read more]