Margaret Leijonhufvud

Margaret Leijonhufvud – The Good Wife

This article was written by Sophie Strid. Margaret Leijonhufvud was Queen of Sweden from 1536 until her death in 1551. Born Margareta Eriksdotter on 1 January 1516 at Ekeberg Castle, she was the daughter of Ebba Eriksdotter Vasa and Erik Abrahamsson Leijonhufvud, who was executed in the Stockholm bloodbath when Margaret was only four years old. [read more]

Elena of Montenegro

Queens in White – Privilège du blanc

The Privilège du Blanc is the honour of wearing a white dress and matching mantilla in the presence of the Pope. This honour is only accorded to certain Catholic monarchs. Normally women are required to wear a long black dress with a high collar and long sleeves, with a black mantilla during an audience with [read more]