To hell with etiquette! Queens who knew how to rock to the fullest

It is considered that kings and queens are prim, reserved and a little boring. But the women we want to talk about below prove the opposite.

At one time, Caroline Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Christina of Sweden and the Queen of England Mary II was annealed no worse than the rebellious sister of Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret. What these eccentric women are remembered for, read in our material.

To hell with etiquette! Queens who knew how to rock to the fullest

Caroline Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel

To hell with etiquette! Queens who knew how to rock to the fullest

The Prince of Wales ' cousin Caroline Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel was described as a very loose lady, not distinguished by cleanliness and outstanding external data. So when the king George III informed his son, Prince Regent George, that Caroline would become his bride, who, to put it mildly, was upset. Right during the wedding, the prince told his future wife that he would love Mrs. Fitzherbert all his life – one of his first permanent mistresses.

However, the marriage between Caroline and George still took place. And the prince, even despite the fact that he was completely drunk on his wedding night, somehow managed to make a baby for his already legitimate wife. Exactly nine months later, Caroline gave birth to his daughter Charlotte. Then George decided that this was the end of his marital duty and promised never to go to bed with his faithful again.

To hell with etiquette! Queens who knew how to rock to the fullest

Prince George

George III tried his best to put his son on the right path, but despite all his attempts, the prince remained "a libertine, mired in debt and dishonest deeds", as others described him. As a result, his marriage with Caroline broke up soon broke up, and the offended, offended woman moved to Blackheath, where she regularly quenched her sadness in a glass of wine.

In addition, the lady Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel was often observed in the company of young men. God only knows what they were doing. But the audience was not even confused by this… As it turned out later, Caroline liked to visit a certain Lady Douglas – a woman accused of having an extramarital affair with her husband's boss. In her diaries, Lady Douglas wrote the following:

To hell with etiquette! Queens who knew how to rock to the fullest

When the close friendship between them broke up at one point, Caroline took revenge on Lady Douglas and sent her husband very daring drawings depicting his wife with a lover. Then they even wrote a poem about the queen with a rebellious character:

Oh, Caroline, don't sin

And hurry to leave us,

And if you don't give up fornication,

Fornication, at least, is not here.

It is obvious that the woman decided to follow the poet's advice, because soon she went on a tour of Europe, where she was often observed in the company of"obscene companions".

Mary II, Queen of England

To hell with etiquette! Queens who knew how to rock to the fullest

If you believe the rumors that William of Orange was bisexual, then you can say that he was very lucky with his wife – Maria II was interested in women.

The passion of the future queen for the fairer sex became clear even when the girl was 12 years old. At that time, Maria had a romantic correspondence with her maid of honor, 20-year-old Frances Apsley, and often called her "my dear husband". In the letters, the girls were presented with fictitious names-Clorina (Maria) and Orilia (Frances). Here is a fragment of one of them:

Oh, if you wish, I will write to you how much I love you, but do you doubt it? I've given you enough proof of my feelings. If this is not enough, I will gladly die so that you will believe in my love, my dear, dear husband. If I had as many lives as there are hairs on my head, I would give them all, I would give twenty times more just to satisfy you… The flame of my love is unquenchable, like the fire of the Vestals. You are my life, my soul, everything that Heaven can give me.

Even when Mary married William, and Apsley left the palace with her husband, the women continued to correspond. Having become pregnant, Maria told Frances '"dear hubby" that "she had an illegitimate child."

Kristina Shvedskaya

To hell with etiquette! Queens who knew how to rock to the fullest

After my father's death Christina became the rightful queen of Sweden and, as soon as she took the throne, decided that she wanted to completely change history – to make sure that her opinion was considered not only in her own kingdom, but throughout Europe. For a long time, Kristina really took an active part in public life, but after 22 years of rule, she decided to make drastic changes…

In 1654, Christina abdicated the throne in favor of her cousin, cut her hair short, changed into a man, converted to Catholicism and went to travel the world. Those people who met the former monarch on the way were often shocked by her behavior – she did not hesitate to throw her legs higher, "swore like a sailor" and made bold jokes.

To hell with etiquette! Queens who knew how to rock to the fullest

In addition, the former queen supported all the rumors about her sexual orientation. For example, in a conversation with one of the ambassadors, Christina said that her maid of honor "is as beautiful inside as outside". As you may have guessed, it was not about moral qualities at all.

To be fair, there is no evidence that Kristina was a lesbian. But the fact that the woman behaved far from pious, was very cheeky, rude and offended the feelings of others is a fact.

Keywords: England | History | Entertainment | World | Queen | Society | Throne | Lesbians

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