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."

28 April 2017

Royal Ladies of April 28, 2017

HER MAJESTY QUEEN MATHILDE OF THE BELGIANS


HER MAJESTY QUEEN MAXIMA OF THE NETHERLANDS



HER ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCESS BEATRICE OF YORK


HER ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCESS LAURENTIEN OF THE NETHERLANDS, HER HIGHNESS PRINCESS MARILENE OF ORANGE-NASSAU, HH PRINCESS ANNETTE OF ORANGE-NASSAU, HH PRINCESS ANITA OF ORANGE-NASSAU, HH PRINCESS AIMEE OF ORANGE-NASSAU



Previously at the Palace: End of the Queen Streak

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.



Queen Wilhelmina
By UN Information Office via Wikimedia Commons

2013: End of the Queen Streak
"The world's longest period of female leadership will come to an end on April 30, 2013 when Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands voluntarily hands over her throne to her eldest son, Willem Alexander. She and her two immediate predecessors--her mother and grandmother--have kept the throne in female hands for nearly 123 years. In fact, before Willem Alexander's birth in 1964, no princes had been born in the Dutch royal house for more than a century. In other countries, this would have been a catastrophe that could have ended the monarchy. Not so in the more liberal Dutch nation."

27 April 2017

Royal Ladies of April 27, 2017

KING'S DAY IN THE NETHERLANDS
Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, Her Royal Highness Catharina-Amalia The Princess of Orange, HRH Princess Alexia of the Netherlands, HRH Princess Ariane of the Netherlands, HRH Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, Her Highness Princess Marilene of Orange-Nassau







HER MAJESTY QUEEN LETIZIA OF SPAIN



HER ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCESS BEATRICE OF YORK, HRH PRINCESS EUGENIE OF YORK, SARAH DUCHESS OF YORK



MLLE JAZMIN GRACE GRIMALDI

 








26 April 2017

Royal Ladies of April 26, 2017

HER MAJESTY ELIZABETH II THE QUEEN OF THE UNITED KINGDOM



HER MAJESTY QUEEN LETIZIA OF SPAIN



HER MAJESTY QUEEN MATHILDE OF THE BELGIANS



HER MAJESTY QUEEN NOOR OF JORDAN



HER ROYAL HIGHNESS VICTORIA THE CROWN PRINCESS OF SWEDEN





HER IMPERIAL HIGHNESS HISAKO THE PRINCESS TAKAMODO OF JAPAN



HER ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCESS BEATRICE OF YORK



HER ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCESS MABEL OF ORANGE-NASSAU



HER ROYAL HIGHNESS CLOTILDE PRINCESS OF VENICE & MLLE CHARLOTTE CASIRAGHI



25 April 2017

Royal Ladies of April 25, 2016

HER MAJESTY ELIZABETH II THE QUEEN OF THE UNITED KINGDOM



HER MAJESTY QUEEN LETIZIA OF SPAIN





HER MAJESTY QUEEN MATHILDE OF THE BELGIANS



HER MAJESTY QUEEN MAXIMA OF THE NETHERLANDS




HER ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCESS ANNE THE PRINCESS ROYAL




24 April 2017

Royal Lady of April 24, 2017

HER MAJESTY QUEEN LETIZIA OF SPAIN



Previously at the Palace: Wallis Simpson

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.

 

“Today as we observe the 30th anniversary of the death of the woman who was born Bessie Wallis Warfield in Baltimore, Maryland, I am stunned to realize that I have never profiled her here on Princess Palace. Better known to history as Mrs. Simpson, she flew too close to the fire and earned a life of luxurious but perpetual exile.”

23 April 2017

22 April 2017

Royal Ladies of April 22, 2017

HER MAJESTY ELIZABETH II THE QUEEN OF THE UNITED KINGDOM




HER SERENE HIGHNESS MARIE-AGLAE THE PRINCESS OF LIECHTENSTEIN & HSH HEREDITARY PRINCESS SOPHIE OF LIECHTENSTEIN




HER ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCESS BEATRICE OF YORK




HER ROYAL HIGHNESS BIRGITTE THE DUCHESS OF GLOUCESTER




Previously at the Palace: Marie Louise of Hohenzollern

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.



“Although strongly connected by family ties across most of the royal houses of Europe, Marie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (1845-1912) likely never imagined how close she would come to a throne. Born into a non-reigning branch of the Hohenzollern dynasty that ruled Germany, Marie married the youngest brother of the Belgian King, while her sister married the King of Portugal and one brother was selected as the King of Romania. No such crowned fate seemed likely for Marie when Britain's Queen Victoria matched her with her own cousin Philippe Count of Flanders.”
 

21 April 2017

Royal Ladies of April 21, 2017

HER MAJESTY ELIZABETH II THE QUEEN OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
who is celebrating her 91st birthday today



HER MAJESTY ELIZABETH II THE QUEEN OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND HER ROYAL HIGHNESS ANNE THE PRINCESS ROYAL



HER MAJESTY QUEEN MATHILDE OF THE BELGIANS



HER MAJESTY QUEEN MAXIMA OF THE NETHERLANDS



HER MAJESTY QUEEN SILVIA OF SWEDEN



HER ROYAL HIGHNESS VICTORIA THE CROWN PRINCESS OF SWEDEN





HER ROYAL HIGHNESS CATHERINE THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE



MLLE JAZMIN GRACE GRIMALDI



Previously at the Palace: Queen Elizabeth's Birth

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: HER MAJESTY AT 90, DECADE BY DECADE
"Queen Elizabeth II reached her 90th birthday today, with her 94-year-old husband at her side. If her mother is any indication, Her Majesty still has more than a decade here with us... Now, I offer you a look into her life for each decade..." 


2011: A NEW PRINCESS IS BORN
"Spring had not yet arrived on that drizzly, gray April morning in London. In a five-story Mayfair townhouse, the King’s only daughter-in-law was nestled in the familiar surroundings of her parents’ home. For the last three years, she and her husband had been living a nomadic existence migrating from one relative’s house to another waiting for the royal family to find them a comfortable, modern home with simple amenities like sufficient plumbing..."

20 April 2017

Royal Ladies of April 20, 2017

HER IMPERIAL MAJESTY EMPRESS MICHIKO OF JAPAN, HER IMPERIAL HIGHNESS CROWN PRINCESS MASAKO, HIH KIKO THE PRINCESS AKISHINO & HIH PRINCESS MAKO OF AKISHINO



HER MAJESTY QUEEN LETIZIA OF SPAIN





HER MAJESTY QUEEN MAXIMA OF THE NETHERLANDS



HER MAJESTY QUEEN SILVIA OF SWEDEN



HER MAJESTY QUEEN EMERITA SOFIA OF SPAIN



HER ROYAL HIGHNESS CATHERINE THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE



HER IMPERIAL HIGHNESS HISAKO THE PRINCESS TAKAMADO

 


MME AMELIE DE BOURBON-PARME



19 April 2017

18 April 2017

Royal Lady of Flashback: Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

CECILIE AUGUSTE MARIE

Her Highness Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1886-1905)
Her Imperial & Royal Highness The German Crown Princess, The Crown Princess of Prussia (1905-1918)
Her Imperial & Royal Highness German Crown Princess Cecilie, Crown Princess of Prussia (1918-1954)
[In pretence] Her Imperial & Royal Majesty The German Empress, Queen of Prussia (1941-1951)









17 April 2017

Royal Lady Flashback: Augusta Victoria of Schleswig Holstein

AUGUSTE VIKTORIA FRIEDERIKE LUISE FEODORA JENNY

Her Serene Highness Princess Augusta Victoria of Schleswig Holstein Sonderburg Augustenburg (1858-1881)
Her Royal Highness Princess Augusta Victoria, Princess Wilhelm of Prussia (1881-1888)
Her Imperial and Royal Highness The Crown Princess of Germany (1888)
Her Imperial and Royal Majesty The German Empress, The Queen of Prussia (1888-1921)








16 April 2017

Royal Ladies of April 16, 2017

EASTER SERVICES AT WINDSOR
Her Majesty Elizabeth II The Queen of the United Kingdom, Her Royal Highness Catherine The Duchess of Cambridge, HRH Princess Beatrice of York, HRH Princess Eugenie of York, Mrs. Autumn Phillips










QUEEN MARGRETHE'S BIRTHDAY
Her Majesty Margrethe II The Queen of Denmark, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, HRH Princess Marie, HRH Princess Isabella, HRH Princess Josephine, HRH Princess Athena







EASTER SERVICES IN PALMA DE MALLORCA
Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain, HM Queen Emerita Sofia of Spain, Her Royal Highness Leonor The Princess of Asturia, HRH Infanta Sofia of Spain





15 April 2017

14 April 2017

Royal Lady Flashback: Charlotte of Prussia

VICTORIA ELISABETH AUGUSTE CHARLOTTE

HER ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCESS CHARLOTTE OF PRUSSIA (1860-1878)
HER ROYAL HIGHNESS THE HEREDITARY PRINCESS OF SAXE-MEINENGEN (1878-1914)
HER ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DUCHESS OF SAXE-MEINENGEN (1914-1919)

Prince and Princess Frederick of Prussia with their two
eldest children, Wilhelm and Charlotte
by Franz Xaver Winterhalter

Charlotte of Prussia

Charlotte with her fiance Hereditary Prince
Bernhard of Saxe-Meinengen

Four generations: Queen Victoria of The United
Kingdom, Crown Princess Victoria of Germany,
Hereditary Princess Charlotte of Saxe-Meinengen
and Princess Feodore of Saxe-Meinengen

By Philip de Laszlo

by Emerich Munich
All images via Wikimedia Commons













13 April 2017

Royal Ladies of April 13, 2016

HER MAJESTY ELIZABETH II THE QUEEN OF THE UNITED KINGDOM



HER IMPERIAL HIGHNESS CROWN PRINCESS MASAKO OF JAPAN



HER ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCESS BISMAH BINT SAUD BIN ABDULAZIZ