Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen

Lost Kingdoms – Kingdom of Hanover

The Kingdom of Hanover began its life in 1814, before then it had been the Electorate of Hanover. The Electorate had been in personal union with the Kingdom of Great Britain when the Elector of Hanover succeeded as King George I of Great Britain through the Act of Settlement 1701. His mother was Sophia, a granddaughter [read more]

Royal News

British Queen’s grandmother identified through DNA

The Mirow Fürstengruft houses many coffins belonging to deceased members of the Princely family of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. During the restorations of the coffins, DNA samples were taken to positively identify them. Three new people were identified, these include the two daughters of Adolphus Frederick III, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. His eldest daughter Marie Sofia died at the age of 18, while his [read more]

Augusta of Saxe-Gotha

Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World exhibition opens at Kensington Palace

Enlightened Princesses dives into the world of three German Princesses who married into the British royal family. Caroline of Ansbach, Augusta of Saxe-Gotha and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz became either Queen or Princess of Wales (Augusta’s husband predeceased his father, so she never became Queen) and in their respective roles, they became committed patrons of the [read more]