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Amalia of Solms-Braunfels

Princesses of Orange – Amalia of Solms-Braunfels

Amalia of Solms-Braunfels was born as the daughter of John Albert I, Count of Solms-Braunfels and Countess Agnes of Sayn-Wittgenstein on 31 August 1602. She grew up at the Palatine Court at Heidelberg. When Frederick V and Elizabeth Stuart were elected as King and Queen of Bohemia, Amalia travelled with them to Prague as the [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]

Louise de Coligny

Princesses of Orange – Louise de Coligny

Louise de Coligny was the fourth and final wife of William, Prince of Orange. Louise was born on 23 September 1555 at Castle Châtillon-sur-Long as the second child, and first daughter of Gaspard de Coligny and Charlotte de Laval. She had four brothers and a half-sister. She was only two years old when her father, [read more]