29 April 2017

Royal Lady Flashback: Dorothea von Salviati

Countess Dorothea von Salviati (1907-1972)
Wife of Prince Wilhelm of Prussia, eldest grandson of Kaiser Wilhelm II. The prince gave up his dynastic rights to make an "unequal marriage." The wedding was boycotted by all of his family except for one brother. The couple had two daughters, Felicitas and Christa, who were later recognized as princesses of the German imperial family. Dorothea was widowed in 1940 when Wilhelm died of injuries received in France while fighting for the Nazi German forces.



Previously at the Palace: Cambridges and Second Babies

In this series, we capture the biographical and major news posts from this date in previous years so that you can "catch up" on your favorites or reflect on some topics you might have missed. The first paragraph is included here; click the title to see the full post.

2016: Five Years with the Cambridges

"It is hard to believe that five years have already passed since the marriage of Prince William to his long-time live-in love Catherine (Kate) Middleton. It has been an eventful half decade for their family. Let's take a look back at the key moments:



2015: Second Born Royals


"Today, as we very eagerly await the second-born child of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, we are also celebrating the eighth birthday of Infanta Sofia, the second-born child of The King and Queen of Spain. In honor of these two second-borns, I thought we should take a look at the second-born children of this royal generation."



2011: Meet the Duchess of Cambridge

"This morning, it was announced that Catherine "Kate" Middleton will become Duchess of Cambridge, Countess of Strathearn and Baroness Carrickfergus upon her marriage to HRH Prince William of Wales today. While there have been many Dukes of Cambridge, there have only been two Duchesses of Cambridge."