Anne Princess Royal and Princess of Orange

Royal portraits by Johann Friedrich August Tischbein

Johann Friedrich August Tischbein was a German painter from the Tischbein family. His father was Johann Valentin Tischbein. He was appointed court painter to Friedrich Karl August, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont and also made several trips to The Netherlands. In 1795, he was hired by Leopold III, Duke of Anhalt-Dessau but left a year [read more]

wilhelmina prussia
The Princesses of Orange Series

Princesses of Orange – Wilhelmina of Prussia

Wilhelmina of Prussia was born on 7 August 1751 as the daughter of Prince Augustus William of Prussia and Duchess Luise of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. Her brother eventually became King Frederick William II of Prussia. She barely knew her father because he died when she was just seven years old. She was raised mostly by her grandmother, [read more]

Amalia of Solms-Braunfels

Inside Noordeinde Palace

The history of Noordeinde Palace in The Hague, the Netherlands begins with a medieval farmhouse in 1533. This was converted into a spacious residence, which was bought for Louise de Coligny, the widow of William of Orange, in 1595. It was her son who enlarged the house even more and it was then known as [read more]