Louise Hippolyte of Monaco

Princesses Consort of Monaco – Marie of Lorraine

Marie of Lorraine was born on 12 August 1674 as the daughter of Louis de Lorraine, Count d’Armagnac and Catherine de Neufville. Her marriage to the future Antonio I, Prince of Monaco was quite surprising, considering her meagre dowry. Marie was described as “high-spirited, with a love for balls and fêtes, an unusual flair, a scandalously low neckline, lively [read more]

Sunandha Kumaritana

On pain of death, do not touch Queen Sunandha!

Sunandha Kumariratana was born on 10 November 1860 as the daughter of King Mongkut of Siam (Rama IV) and Princess Consort Piam. She was first Queen consort of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) of Siam and also his half-sister. All of his four wives were also his half-sisters. King Mongkut had at least 82 children with various [read more]