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Anne Princess Royal

The seven Princesses Royal

The title of Princess Royal is usually granted by the British monarch to their eldest daughter. It was Henrietta Maria of France, consort of King Charles I, who wanted to have a title similar to the “Madame Royale” title in France. It was their daughter Mary, who became the first Princess Royal in 1642. However, [read more]

Mary Princess Royal and Princess of Orange

Princesses of Orange – Mary, Princess Royal

Mary was the daughter of King Charles I of England, Scotland, and Ireland and Henrietta Maria of France, and she was also the first bearer of the title, ‘Princess Royal’. The title was created by Henrietta Maria who wished to imitate the French ‘Madame Royale’ style. Mary was born on 4 November 1631 at St. [read more]

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Augusta Maria Carolina of Nassau-Weilburg

Treasures of royal women at the Rijksmuseum

Lock of hair from Jacqueline of Hainaut, though the Rijksmuseum doubt its authenticity. It was supposedly from the excavation in the chapel in the Binnenhof, but nobody was reported to have been found, but they apparently did find this. So either the body is still there somewhere, or the lock of hair is fake. Snuffbox [read more]