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HIM Empress Eugénie of France (1826–1920) née Doña María Eugenia Palafox de Guzmán Portocarrero y Kirkpatrick

HIM Empress Eugénie of France née Doña María Eugenia Palafox de Guzmán Portocarrero y Kirkpatrick

Countess Friedrich Szapáry von Muraszombath, Széchysziget und Szapár (1878-1918) née Her Serene Highness Princess Maria Hedwig of Windisch-Grätz. This lady is the grandmother of HRH Princess Michael of Kent.

Countess Friedrich Szapáry von Muraszombath, Széchysziget und Szapár née Her Serene Highness Princess Maria Hedwig of Windisch-Grätz. This lady is the grandmother of HRH Princess Michael of Kent.

For a long time the Second French Empire has been viewed by historians in a negative light. Recently, however, that image, and particularl.

Their Royal Highnesses Prince Wilhelm and Princess Charlotte of Württemberg. Married: April 8, 1886

King Wilhelm II of Württemberg and his wife, Queen Charlotte, Princess of Schaumburg-Lippe, 1890

The Mad Monarchist: Consort Profile: Empress Eugenie of France

For a long time the Second French Empire has been viewed by historians in a negative light. Recently, however, that image, and particularl.

Mary of Guise 1515–1560-Queen consort of Scotland & mother of Mary, Queen of Scots. 1st Mary married Louis II d'Orléans, Duke of Longueville. The union was happy, but brief. James V had noticed the attractions of Mary when he went to France to meet Madeleine, & Mary was next in his affections.  James's mother Margaret Tudor wrote to Henry VIII, "I trust she will prove a wise Princess. I have been much in her company, & she bears herself very honourably to me, with very good entertaining.”

Portrait of Mary of Guise (1515-60) Queen of Scotland from "Memoirs of Court of Queen Elizabeth"

Mary of Guise consort of Scotland & mother of Mary, Queen of Scots. Mary married Louis II d'Orléans, Duke of Longueville.- wearing ermine fur on her sleeves

Princess Maria of Leiningen, neé Princess Maria Kirillovna of Russia

Princess Maria of Leiningen, nee Princess Maria Kirilovna of Russia. Wearing a large diamond and natural pearl tiara.

The Titles, Peerage and Orders of France  "There were two kinds of titles used by French nobles, some were personal ranks, other were titles linked to the fiefs owned, called fiefs de dignité."

The Titles, Peerage and Orders of France "There were two kinds of titles used by French nobles, some were personal ranks, other were titles linked to the fiefs owned, called fiefs de dignité.

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