victoria melita
The Royal Women

Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha – The Princess with the tragic eyes (Part one)

Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was born on 25 November 1876 as the daughter of Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia. She was thus a granddaughter of Queen Victoria. She was born in the San Antonio Palace on Malta, which was her parents’ official winter residence. [read more]

Adelaide of Italy

Royal Saints

Many royal women sought a religious life, especially after the deaths of their husbands or even from their early childhood. I have compiled a list, probably incomplete, of many of those female saints. Adelaide of Italy Adelaide was born around 931 and she was respectively Queen of Italy as the wife of Lothair II of [read more]