Mary II 1662-1694, Queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1689-1694) in her own right. She was the daughter of King James II & VII of England, Scots, and Ireland and his 1st wife, Anne Hyde. She was Sovereign Princess of Orange (1677-1694) as the wife of Willem III, Sovereign Prince of Orange. Her husband became her co-monarch as King William III & II.

Mary II 1662-1694, Queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1689-1694) in her own right. She was the daughter of King James II & VII of England, Scots, and Ireland and his 1st wife, Anne Hyde. She was Sovereign Princess of Orange (1677-1694) as the wife of Willem III, Sovereign Prince of Orange. Her husband became her co-monarch as King William III & II.

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Princess Elizabeth, 21, and Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, 26, in their 1947 engagement photo. I can certainly see why she fell in love with you. So handsome!

Princess Elizabeth, 21, and Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, 26, in their 1947 engagement photo. I can certainly see why she fell in love with you. So handsome!

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Mary Queen of Scots: "I am myself a Queen, the daughter of a King, a stranger, and the true Kinswoman of the Queen of England. I came to England on my cousin’s promise of assistance against my enemies and rebel subjects and was at once imprisoned…As an absolute Queen, I cannot submit to orders, nor can I submit to the laws of the land without injury to myself, the King my son and all other sovereign princes…"

Mary Queen of Scots: "I am myself a Queen, the daughter of a King, a stranger, and the true Kinswoman of the Queen of England. I came to England on my cousin’s promise of assistance against my enemies and rebel subjects and was at once imprisoned…As an absolute Queen, I cannot submit to orders, nor can I submit to the laws of the land without injury to myself, the King my son and all other sovereign princes…"

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Never seen this one before -- Queen Victoria and her favorite son, Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught on his 20th birthday.

Never seen this one before -- Queen Victoria and her favorite son, Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught on his 20th birthday.

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HSH Prince Albert, Alexandre, Louis, Pierre, Sovereign Prince of Monaco, Marquis of Baux, was born on 14 March 1958.

HSH Prince Albert, Alexandre, Louis, Pierre, Sovereign Prince of Monaco, Marquis of Baux, was born on 14 March 1958.

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Queen Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria) (1819-1901) UK & husband Prince Albert (1819-1861) Germany. Hand-tinted image by unknown artist.

Queen Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria) (1819-1901) UK & husband Prince Albert (1819-1861) Germany. Hand-tinted image by unknown artist.

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His Serene Highness Rainier III, Sovereign Prince of Monaco and Her Serene Highness Grace, The Princess of Monaco. Civil wedding portrait by Howell Conant, 1956.

His Serene Highness Rainier III, Sovereign Prince of Monaco and Her Serene Highness Grace, The Princess of Monaco. Civil wedding portrait by Howell Conant, 1956.

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The Princess Bathildis of Schaumburg-Lippe (1873-1862). She was a daughter of The Prince Wilhelm and his wife, The Princess Bathildis of Anhalt-Dessau. She was Sovereign Princess of Waldeck and Pyrmont (1895-1946) as the wife of Sovereign Prince Friedrich. Her children were The Hereditary Prince Josias, The Princes Maximilian and Georg, and The Princess Helene.

The Princess Bathildis of Schaumburg-Lippe (1873-1862). She was a daughter of The Prince Wilhelm and his wife, The Princess Bathildis of Anhalt-Dessau. She was Sovereign Princess of Waldeck and Pyrmont (1895-1946) as the wife of Sovereign Prince Friedrich. Her children were The Hereditary Prince Josias, The Princes Maximilian and Georg, and The Princess Helene.

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