Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont

Queen Wilhelmina – The first miscarriage

With Wilhelmina’s marriage to Henry of Mecklenburg-Schwerin on 7 February 1901, she and her mother both fervently prayed for healthy children to continue their line. Tragically, Wilhelmina would go on to suffer five miscarriages and only one healthy child was born to Wilhelmina and Henry. At the end of August 1901, the first signs of [read more]

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Juliana of the Netherlands

Queen Wilhelmina – Wilhelmina’s fourth miscarriage

With Wilhelmina’s marriage to Henry of Mecklenburg-Schwerin on 7 February 1901, she and her mother both fervently prayed for healthy children to continue their line. Tragically, Wilhelmina would go on to suffer five miscarriages and only one healthy child was born to Wilhelmina and Henry. At the end of 1911, Queen Wilhelmina was pregnant again, [read more]

Anne Queen of Great Britain

Queen Anne – Health (Part three)

Read part one here. Read part two here. Read part four here. Read part five here. Read part six here. When the future Queen Anne was born in February 1665, she was noted not to be a strong child. She suffered from a “defluxion in her eyes”, and she was sent abroad to France for [read more]