The Royal Women

Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld – Finding happiness (Part one)

Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld was born on 17 August 1786 as the daughter of Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, and Countess Augusta of Reuss-Ebersdorf. Her parents had a total of ten children, of which seven survived to adulthood. Victoria’s sister Juliane married Grand Duke Constantine Pavlovich of Russia, while another sister named Antoinette married Duke Alexander [read more]

Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen

A double wedding at Kew

On 11 July 1818 at 4 o’clock in the afternoon, a double wedding took place in the drawing room at Kew Palace. The happy couples were the Duke of Clarence (the future King William IV) and Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen and his younger brother the Duke of Kent and Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. Why did they choose [read more]