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Catherine of Aragon - the Spanish Queen consort of England as the first wife of King Henry VIII of England. When Henry married Anne, Catherine refused to accept Henry as Supreme Head of the Church of England and considered herself the King's rightful wife and Queen, attracting much popular sympathy.
The marriage of Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castile in 1469 united Spain into a major European power. The Spanish co-monarchs hoped to leverage an alliance with England by marrying off their daughter, Catherine of Aragon, first to Arthur, Prince of Wales, and, when Arthur died suddenly, to his brother Henry, the replacement heir to the English throne. Composite portrait of Ferdinand and Isabella: P-D Art.
Princess Alexandra Alix (Viktoria Helena Louise Beatrice) (renamed Alexandra Fyodorovna in Russia when married Tsar Nicholas II) (1872-1918) of Hesse & by Rhine. She was the 6th child of 7 of Grand Duke Louis IV of Hesse & by Rhine & Princess Alice of the UK, the 3rd child of Queen Victoria & Prince Albert.
Princess Marie Louise sat for a series of formal portrait photos on the occasion of the 1953 Coronation of Elizabeth II. Marie Louise attended no less than four Coronations during her long life. 1901 Edward VII, 1911 George V, 1937 George VI and 1953 Elizabeth II. She kept a secret stash of gin and tonic to 'refresh herself with' during the long ceremony