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BeNeLux Royalty / Royal Menagerie
« on: January 17, 2006, 12:16:25 PM »
In the past centuries it was usual for royalty to have their own "menagerie" with exotic animals. Soem of these menageries (like the one in Vienna) grew out to be the present Zoo.

To begin with I have some pictures of The Menagerie of Stadtholder William V at palace Het Loo. The painitngs are now hanging inpalace Huis ten Bosch

Scandanavian Royal Families / Karl XV. of Sweden
« on: January 14, 2006, 11:59:57 AM »

At home with queen Louise (born princess of the Netherlands) with her husband King Carl XV  painting and her daughter princess Louise

BeNeLux Royalty / Queen Sophie of the Netherlands
« on: December 26, 2005, 05:43:13 AM »
She was one of the most controversial woman in the Orange family. Smart, intelligent but also emotionally instable. She was forced into a marriage with King William lll of the Netherlands by her father King Wilhelm l von Wurttemberg (whom she loved very much allthough he himself was not such a very nice guy). She lived 1818-1877. It would be nice if we could share information and pcitures about her life and her relatives (of course not only the Dutch relatives but also the Wurttemberg and Russian).

The Hohenzollern / Sachsen Altenburg family
« on: December 22, 2005, 07:04:48 AM »
I would like to start a new topic about this interesting family, so please post your information and pictures. Thanks!

Duke Friedrich of Sachsen Hildburghausen, later named Sachsen Altenburg. Duke Friedrich 1763-1834 married 1785  Charlotte Dss of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1769-1818

His wife duchess Charlotte, sister of queen Friederike of Hannover, queen Louise of Prussia and furstin of Thurn und Taxis

BeNeLux Royalty / King Louis Napoleon and queen Hortense of Holland
« on: December 20, 2005, 06:20:06 AM »
I thought it would be a nice idea to start a topic about the real fisrt king and queen of the Netherlands. King Louis Napoleon and his wife Hortense (de Beauharnais, daughter of Empress Josephine of France). The King was a brother of Napoleon and appointed as King of Holland by him. He did his "job" too well and he was really interested in developing his country in a prosperous state. That annoyed his brother Napoleon and he "called him back to Paris". The marriage of Louis Napoleon and Hortense was a bad one. Their only surviving child became later the last French emperor Napoleon lll (with his beautifull empress Eugenie).

BeNeLux Royalty / Princess Sophie of the Netherlands,GDss of Saxe-Weimar
« on: December 17, 2005, 09:43:22 AM »
Princess Sophie of the Netherlands, only daughter of King William ll and queen Anna Paulowna of the Netherlands. She Married her nephew Karl Alexander, grandduke of Sachsen Weimar Eisenach. His mother was Maria Paulowna, a sister of queen Anna Paulowna.

Karl Alexander grandduke of Sachsen Weimar Eisenach

BeNeLux Royalty / Princess Marianne of the Netherlands
« on: December 16, 2005, 11:04:16 AM »
I would like to start a new topic about the life of princess Marianne of the Netherlands. She was the only surviving daughter of King William l and Queen Wilhelmina (born as a daughter and sister to the king of Prussia).  Please feel free to join your information and pictures or portraits of this remarkable woman: princess Marianne of the Netherlands.

BeNeLux Royalty / Identification,please
« on: December 16, 2005, 10:55:52 AM »
Here is a portrait of the wedding of queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands with prince Henry of Mecklenburg Schwerin. I would like to identify the persons on this painting. Please feel free to help with this!

The Hohenzollern / The Wied family
« on: December 16, 2005, 03:02:44 AM »

Princess Sophie von Wied furstin of Albania

Sophie von Wied (born princess of Schonburg) furstin of Albania

BeNeLux Royalty / Anna Pavlovna, Queen of the Netherlands
« on: November 26, 2005, 05:50:49 AM »
Queen Anna Paulowna of the Netherlands

BeNeLux Royalty / Time for historic portraits of The Benelux Royalty
« on: November 24, 2005, 09:34:51 AM »
King William l

Queen Wilhelmina

The Hohenzollern / The Schwarzburg Family ( Rudolstadt and Sonderhausen)
« on: November 23, 2005, 12:08:27 PM »

Thanks so much for opening this thread.
Here are some pics:

Furstin Mathilde of Schwarzburg Rudolstadt

Princess Marie of Schwarzburg Rudolstadt as a girl (later on known as grandduchess of Mecklenburg Schwerin and mother to Henry of the Netherlands and grandduchess Elisabeth of Oldenburg)

And as grandduchess Marie of Mecklenburg Schwerin

Prince Sizzo of Schwarzburg Rudolstadt

Karl Gunther of Schwarzburg Sonderhausen

Friedrich Gunther of Schwarzburg Rudolstadt

Albert of Schwarzburg Rudolstadt

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