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]

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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]