worldofhabsburgs:

thefirstwaltz:

Princess Charlotte of Belgium, Empress of Mexico. 

Archduchess of Austria, Maximilian’s wife.

It is interesting how Queen Victoria and her eldest daughter thought of her as the most intelligent and dutiful royal personage they knew. Her descent into maddness came as a real shock to them both.What a remarkable family the Coburgs were/are. Full of talents and extremes of behaviour ; rather more than Bismarck’s dismissal of them as the,  ‘stud farm of Europe. ‘When will someone write a new book on the Emporer and Empress of Mexico?

worldofhabsburgs:

thefirstwaltz:

Princess Charlotte of Belgium, Empress of Mexico. 

Archduchess of Austria, Maximilian’s wife.

It is interesting how Queen Victoria and her eldest daughter thought of her as the most intelligent and dutiful royal personage they knew. Her descent into maddness came as a real shock to them both.
What a remarkable family the Coburgs were/are. Full of talents and extremes of behaviour ; rather more than Bismarck’s dismissal of them as the, ‘stud farm of Europe. ‘
When will someone write a new book on the Emporer and Empress of Mexico?