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A Sad Goodbye. More than a million people lined the streets on Sept. 6, 1997, as Diana's casket made the four-mile-long journey from London's Westminster Abbey to the Spencer family home in Northamptonshire. A card addressed to "Mummy" from Harry, then 12, rested among the flowers.

Charles Brandon & Mary Tudor, his first wife. Her old husband, the King of France, died and he was supposed to bring her home to England. They fell in love and got married instead!

Empress Maria Fyodorovna Romanova of Russia, consort of Tsar Alexander III., mother of Nicholas II.

Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna Romanova of Russia, sister to the last Tsar Nicholas II., in full court dress in 1893.

Wilhelmina of the Netherlands (1880 - 1962). Queen of the Netherlands from 1890 until she abdicated in 1948. Her reign saw both World Wars, the economic crisis of 1933, and the decline of the Netherlands as a major colonial power. If she had not abdicated her reign would have been the longest by a female monarch in history, and the second longest for any monarch, behind the reign of Louis XIV of France. She married Henry of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and had one daughter.

Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies (photographed by Camille Silvy, 1862) She was born into a royal West African dynasty, and was orphaned in 1848, when she was around five years old, when her parents were killed in a slave-hunting war. In 1850, Sarah was taken to England and presented to Queen Victoria as a “gift” from the King of Dahomey. She became the queen’s goddaughter and a celebrity known for her extraordinary intelligence. She spent her life between the British royal household and her ...

Eleanor of Aquitaine was one of the most powerful and fascinating personalities of feudal Europe. At age 15 she married Louis VII, King of France, bringing into the union her vast possessions from the River Loire to the Pyrenees.