Amélie of Leuchtenberg

Lost Kingdoms – Kingdom of Portugal

The Kingdom of Portugal began its life in 1139 when Afonso Henriques, Count of Portugal, was acclaimed King of the Portuguese. House of Burgundy His wife was Matilda or Mafalda of Savoy, who was thus the first Queen of Portugal. They had seven children together, including his successor the future King Sancho I of Portugal. Sancho succeeded his [read more]

Antónia of Portugal

Schloss Benrath – The Pleasure Palace

Schloss Benrath in Düsseldorf is a baroque style pleasure palace. It was built for the Elector Palatine Charles Theodor, later also Elector of Bavaria and his wife Countess Palatine Elisabeth Auguste of Sulzbach. Although the palace was built for them, the couple only visited the palace once. There was another palace nearby, but not much survives of [read more]

Maria I of Portugal
Amélie of Orléans

Burial places of the Queens and Consorts of Portugal

Amélie of Orléans – Royal Pantheon of the House of Braganza (Lisbon, Portugal) Beatrice of Castile (1242 – 1303) – Alcobaça Monastery (Alcobaça, Portugal) Beatrice of Castile (1293–1359) – Lisbon Cathedral (Lisbon, Portugal) Carlota Joaquina of Spain – Royal Pantheon of the House of Braganza (Lisbon, Portugal) Dulce of Aragon – Santa Cruz Monastery (Coimbra, Portugal) Eleanor of Aragon – Batalha Monastery (Leiria, Portugal) [read more]

Isabel Luísa of Portugal
Isabel Luísa Princess of Beira

Isabel Luísa of Portugal – ‘The-Always-Engaged’

Isabel Luísa of Portugal was born on 6 January 1669 in Lisbon to Peter II of Portugal and his first wife Maria Francisca of Savoy at the Ribeira Palace. The palace was destroyed during the 1755 Lisbon earthquake. She would prove to be their only child. As the heiress presumptive she received the title Princess [read more]