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Beatrice of the United Kingdom

Royal Wedding Recollections – King Alfonso XIII of Spain and Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg

On 31 May 1906, Madrid lavishly celebrated a royal wedding. King Alfonso XIII of Spain, who had been born posthumously to King Alfonso XII of Spain and Maria Christina of Austria, was set the marry the beautiful 18-year-old Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg. Victoria Eugenie was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria through her youngest daughter [read more]

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Alice of the United Kingdom

Queen Victoria and haemophilia

When the future Queen Victoria was born in 1819, no one knew that she was the carrier of a blood disease that would go down in history as the “royal disease.” Haemophilia was quite misunderstood in Queen Victoria’s day, and few haemophiliacs were expected to live to adulthood. Queen Victoria’s youngest son Prince Leopold turned [read more]

Beatrice of the United Kingdom

Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg – Queen of Spain

This article was written by Taylor. The Spanish Queen was born as Princess Victoria Eugenie Julia Ena of Battenberg on 24 October 1887 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. She was the second child and only daughter of Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom and Prince Henry of Battenberg. She was the youngest granddaughter of Queen [read more]

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Alice of the United Kingdom

A Palace fit for a Queen – Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is perhaps one of the most recognizable landmarks. The building dates from 1703 when it was named Buckingham House. It was owned by the Duke of Buckingham until King George III purchased it for his growing family with Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Most of their children were born there, including Augusta Sophia of the United Kingdom, Elizabeth of [read more]