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Pocket Profile – Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein (Louie)

Is the name Franziska Josepha Louise Augusta Marie Christina Helena of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg too much to trip off your tongue? Let's just call her Louie, like her family did. Princess Louie was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria. Her mother was Princess Helena, the third daughter of Queen Victoria, and her father was Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein.… Continue reading Pocket Profile – Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein (Louie)

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Spam the Granddaughters – Queen Victoria’s Birthday

Note: Since we have the Cambridge Open Post, a new(er) Bits, and are celebrating Queen Victoria's birthday today, we are pushing this week’s Bits to the middle of the week. Queen Victoria, who was born on this day in 1819, had 42 grandchildren, 22 of them granddaughters. Among the girls there were four who became… Continue reading Spam the Granddaughters – Queen Victoria’s Birthday

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Pocket Profile – Empress Alexandra Feodorovna

Princess Alix Victoria Helena Louise Beatrice was born in 1872, the sixth child of Princess Alice of the United Kingdom and Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and the Rhine, and the 26th grandchild of Queen Victoria. Known as Sunny in her childhood, her early untroubled existence was interrupted by a series of misfortunes. By the… Continue reading Pocket Profile – Empress Alexandra Feodorovna

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Pocket Profile – Queen Maud Part 2

Note: Hey Handbaggers, Maud had a tiny waist and that she maintained it through corsetry is no secret. Let's not delve into the potential dangers of that practice. It can get contentious, and we prefer to focus on fashion and other light topics Thanks! Royal as she was, Maud's youthful life and early married days… Continue reading Pocket Profile – Queen Maud Part 2

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Pocket Profile – Queen Maud, Part 1

We've had our share of tragic queens and princesses lately, so let's turn to one who was a happy spirit. She was also quite a fashion plate, so this demands a two part Pocket Profile. Queen Maud of Norway was born a princess of England in November 1869. Maud Charlotte Mary Victoria was the third… Continue reading Pocket Profile – Queen Maud, Part 1