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]

Carolina of Orange-Nassau

44 Facts about Carolina of Orange-Nassau

In February my first book – Carolina of Orange-Nassau, Ancestress of the Royal Houses of Europe – was released. Today is the 232nd anniversary of Carolina’s death at the early age of 44. Here are 44 facts about her life – one for each year of her life. She was her parents’ first child to [read more]

soestdijk
Amalia of Nassau-Dietz

The women of Soestdijk Palace

Every house has traces of its former inhabitants. Soestdijk has had many over the years, and I went there in search of its royal women. Soestdijk Palace has only been open to the public since 2006, and its future is still uncertain. The last inhabitant, Queen (then Princess) Juliana, died at the palace in 2004. [read more]