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A Dutch Queen’s Epistolary Smackdowns

Meet Sophie

Sophie posing beside a chair, wearing a dark day dress with long sleeves and tiered skirt.
Sophie posing beside a chair, wearing a dark day dress with long sleeves and tiered skirt.
Sophie by an unknown photographer, public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Living Her Dullest Life

‘Til Death Do Us Part

Sophie on her deathbed. Her eyes are closed and she’s dressed in a white gown and veil.
Sophie on her deathbed. Her eyes are closed and she’s dressed in a white gown and veil.
Sophie on her deathbed. Unknown photographer, public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

The World According to Sophie

Eugenie in an over-the-shoulder pose, wearing a tiara to anchor a long, pale veil.
Eugenie in an over-the-shoulder pose, wearing a tiara to anchor a long, pale veil.
Empress Eugénie by Gustave Le Gray, public domain via Wikimedia Commons.
Augusta wearing an off-the-shoulder evening dress with rows of pearl necklaces. She looks like she’s pursing her lips.
Augusta wearing an off-the-shoulder evening dress with rows of pearl necklaces. She looks like she’s pursing her lips.
Empress Augusta by F. Jamrath & Sohn, Berlin; public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

You’re the Worst

Marianne seated at a desk, reading a book. She’s wearing a tightly corseted day dress in gingham or plaid.
Marianne seated at a desk, reading a book. She’s wearing a tightly corseted day dress in gingham or plaid.
Marianne by an unknown photographer, public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Throw Momma from the Train

Anna wearing Russian court dress with a lace veil, off-the-shoulder dress, and a ruby and diamond parure.
Anna wearing Russian court dress with a lace veil, off-the-shoulder dress, and a ruby and diamond parure.
Anna Pavlovna painted by Carl Timoleon von Neff, public domain via Wikimedia Commons.
Sophie browsing through a book. She looks old and haggard, but still wearing her trademark curls.
Sophie browsing through a book. She looks old and haggard, but still wearing her trademark curls.
Sophie by an unknown photographer, public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

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I write about fascinating royal women, their jewels, and quirky aspects of royal history no one else talks about. Find me at https://girlinthetiara.com.

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