Sophia Magdalena of Denmark and the Munck affair

December 19, 2017 Moniek 0

Sophia Magdalena of Denmark was born on 3 July 1746 as the daughter of King Frederick V of Denmark and Louise of Great Britain. At the age of five, she was betrothed to the future King Gustav III of Sweden. They finally married on 1 October 1766 by proxy and on 4 November 1766 in person. When Gustav’s father King Adolf Frederick of Sweden died [read more]

Lady Louise Mountbatten – Queen of Sweden

October 17, 2017 Sophie 5

On 13 July 1889, Louise Alexandra Marie Irene Battenberg was born at Heiligenberg Castle in Germany. A great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria, Louise spent the majority of her younger years in Great Britain, and together with her mother, she would often visit her great-grandmother on the Isle of Wight. During the First World War, she did volunteer [read more]

Désirée Clary – “a French woman in every inch”

May 19, 2017 Moniek 0

Bernardine Eugénie Désirée Clary was born on 8 November 1777 as the daughter of François Clary and Françoise Rose Somis.  She was educated in a convent and was just 11 years old when the French Revolution broke out. She then returned to live with her parents. Her father died in 1794, and he had made an appeal to be [read more]

Swedish Royal Wedding Dresses Exhibition

June 18, 2016 Moniek 0

To mark the 40th wedding anniversary of King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia, an exhibition featuring five royal wedding dresses will be held at the Royal Palace of Stockholm later this year. The wedding dresses of Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Madeleine, Princess Sofia and Princess Lillian will all go on display to give visitors [read more]

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