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Pocket Profile – Bamba Müller and Her Daughters

"Have we no hold on her?" George V, talking about Sophia Duleep Singh Bamba Müller Bamba Müller was born in Cairo in 1848, under circumstances that should have destined her to obscurity. Her father was a German merchant banker, and her mother was his mistress, Sofia. Sofia was an Abyssinian Coptic Christian slave. It was… Continue reading Pocket Profile – Bamba Müller and Her Daughters

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Queen-in-Training – Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange

Catharine-Amalia, the first Princess of Orange, is turning 18 on December 7th. "Amalia", by Claudia de Breij, is being released in the Netherlands today. The book is only available on the Dutch market, so we have our resident Hofdude, Triple-A, to thank for getting us some previews of photos and summarizing the highlights of the… Continue reading Queen-in-Training – Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange

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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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Pocket Profile – Queen Soraya of Afghanistan

Do you think that our nation from the outset needs only men to serve it? Women should also take their part as women did in the early years of our nation and Islam … we should all attempt to acquire as much knowledge as possible.Queen Soraya 1926 Speech She was Queen Consort of Afghanistan, a… Continue reading Pocket Profile – Queen Soraya of Afghanistan