Tales of Kings and Queens

Mafalda of Savoy, the Princess who died in Buchenwald

Mafalda of Savoy was born in 1902 as a second born of Victor Emmanuel III of Italy and Elena of Montenegro. Amongst her sisters she was the leanest, perhaps the least attractive…

Maria of Teck: The Queen Mother who had “Ice Veins”

Victoria Mary (1867-1953), even though she had the German title of Princess of Teck, she was born and raised in England. Her mother, Mary Adelaide of Cambridge belonged to the English Royal…

Queen Victoria, Curiosities and Oddities

Queen Victoria of England, rigid, severe and moralist in many ways, was extremely innovative in others. She was born for dynasty duty. George III, although with many sons, did not have any…

Genepil: the Tragic End of the Last Mongolian Queen

The story of Queen Genepil is shrouded in mystery even though the tale came to us many decades after her death. The extremely young girl was Queen Consort of Mongolia for less…

Princess Sissi: the Queen that did not Want to Age

Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie of Wittelsbach (1837-1898) was empress of Austria and queen of Hungary, honoured with several titles thanks to her union with the powerful husband the emperor Franz Joseph I. Born…

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