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Pocket Profiles – Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha

Today is Queen Victoria's 203rd birthday, so let's check in on one of her granddaughters. This is a long one, but I just couldn't find a way to shorten such an eventful life. Get your coffee ; ). If you don't like shortened forms of names, you might want to avert your eyes from this… Continue reading Pocket Profiles – Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha

Denmark · Pocket Profiles

Pocket Profile – Ingrid, Queen Consort of Denmark

Ingrid Victoria Sofia Louise Margareta was born a Princess of Sweden in 1910. Her father was Crown Prince Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, and her mother was the Patron Saint of this blog, Margaret of Connaught. Through her mother, she was a great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria. She was the third child and only daughter among… Continue reading Pocket Profile – Ingrid, Queen Consort of Denmark

Morocco · Pocket Profiles

Pocket Profile – Salma Bennani, Lalla Salma

Recounting the life story of Lalla Salma is an exercise in frustration since facts are scarce on the ground and they differ depending on the source. Hers is also not a typical western royal narrative, thus great parts of it are not public. It's also helpful to bear in mind that she lives in a… Continue reading Pocket Profile – Salma Bennani, Lalla Salma

Japan · Pocket Profiles

Pocket Profile – Setsuko, Princess Chichibu

Setsuko Matsudaira was born in the Surrey town of Walton-on-Thames, the daughter of Tsuneo Matsudaira, the Japanese Ambassador to Washington and London. In 1910, when she was one year old, she returned to Japan. Her father was in the midst of forging a brilliant career in the diplomatic service. Both her parents descended from daimyo… Continue reading Pocket Profile – Setsuko, Princess Chichibu

Pocket Profiles · Spain

Pocket Profiles – Adosinda, First Queen of Asturias (Part Two)

Missed Part One? It's going to matter a lot, so read it first here. Alfonso II, First Rule Adosinda's husband Silo died in 783 and was buried in Santianes de Pravia, the monastery his wife founded. It still stands and is the parish church of the village. Alfonso II was crowned at aged 19. The… Continue reading Pocket Profiles – Adosinda, First Queen of Asturias (Part Two)