charlotte princess royal
Charlotte Princess Royal

Royal Wedding Recollections – Charlotte, Princess Royal & Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Württemberg

Charlotte, Princess Royal, was the eldest daughter of King George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. She was the only one of their daughters to make a timely marriage; the others remained unmarried or were married so late in life that they could no longer have children. On 18 May 1797, Charlotte married Frederick, Hereditary Prince [read more]

Alexandra of Denmark

Early life at home for Danish sisters Alix and Minnie before becoming Queen Alexandra and Empress Marie Feodorovna (Part two)

*contains affiliate links* This is a guest post by James-Charles Noonan. Read part one here. Alix and Minnie’s father was born Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glucksburg and in royal circles, he was known simply as Glucksburg. As a minor prince, he was penniless and totally without prospects, but his family had origins in the two coveted [read more]

Alexandra of Denmark

Two Danish sisters who rose from obscurity to become Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom and Empress Marie Feodorovna of Russia (Part one)

*contains affiliate links* This is a guest post by James-Charles Noonan. This is the story of Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom, who was the great-grandmother of Queen Elizabeth II, and her effervescent sister, Empress Marie of Russia, who was the mother of the ill-fated Tsar Nicholas II and grandmother to the famous Grand Duchess [read more]