Denmark

Queens Regent – Margaret Fredkulla

Margaret Fredkulla was born around 1080 as the daughter of King Inge the Elder of Sweden and Helena, Queen of Sweden. She was married to King Magnus of Norway in 1101 as part of a peace treaty between Sweden and Norway. The name Fredkulla means Maiden of Peace. She was married to King Magnus of [read more]

wilhelmina emma
Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont

Queens Regent – Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont

A regent is “a person appointed to administer a state because the monarch is a minor, is absent or is incapacitated.” Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont was born on 2 August 1858 as the daughter of Georg Viktor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont, and Princess Helena of Nassau. On 7 January 1879, she married King William III of [read more]

Luisa de Guzmán

Queens Regent – Luisa de Guzmán

A regent is “a person appointed to administer a state because the monarch is a minor, is absent or is incapacitated.” Luisa de Guzmán was born on 31 October 1613 as the daughter of Juan Manuel Pérez de Guzmán, 8th Duke of Medina Sidonia and Juana Lorenza Gomez de Sandoval y la Cerda. On 12 January [read more]

margaret tudor
Margaret Douglas

Queens Regent – Margaret Tudor

A regent is “a person appointed to administer a state because the monarch is a minor, is absent or is incapacitated.” Margaret Tudor was born on 28 November 1489 as the eldest daughter of Henry VII of England and Elizabeth of York. Early in her life, her future marriage was already being discussed. On 24 January [read more]

Anne of Austria
Anne of Austria (1601 - 1666)

Queens Regent – Anne of Austria

A regent is “a person appointed to administer a state because the monarch is a minor, is absent or is incapacitated.” Anne of Austria was born on 22 September 1601 as the daughter of King Philip III of Spain and his wife Margaret of Austria. She grew up in the Royal Alcazar of Madrid and was [read more]

mary guise
Mary of Guise

Queens Regent – Mary of Guise

A regent is “a person appointed to administer a state because the monarch is a minor, is absent or is incapacitated.” Mary was born on 22 November 1515 as the daughter of Claude, Duke of Guise and Antoinette of Bourbon. Her first marriage was to Louis II, Duke of Longueville in 1534. They had two sons [read more]