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Anne Princess Royal

The seven Princesses Royal

The title of Princess Royal is usually granted by the British monarch to their eldest daughter. It was Henrietta Maria of France, consort of King Charles I, who wanted to have a title similar to the “Madame Royale” title in France. It was their daughter Mary, who became the first Princess Royal in 1642. However, [read more]

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]

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Anne Princess Royal and Princess of Orange

Princesses of Orange – Anne, Princess Royal

Anne, Princess Royal was better known in the Netherlands as Anna of Hanover. Anne was born in 1709 as the daughter of the future King George II of Great Britain and Caroline of Ansbach. Her father had been away on a hunting trip when she was born and wrote to his wife, “I have just [read more]