History

The Princess with a Punching Bag

Her marriage ended with a scandal so embarrassing Queen Victoria had to do damage control. It also left her free to become a model for today’s working royals

Jenni Wiltz
Published in
8 min readNov 16, 2020

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Marie Louise in a white day dress. Her thick dark-blonde hair is in a chignon, and she’s wearing a dog collar pearl choker.
Marie Louise photographed by Lafayette, public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

Marie Louise was born in 1872, a granddaughter of Queen Victoria. Her dad — clearly a history buff — named…

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Jenni Wiltz
The Collector

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.