Mistresses of British royalty

Posted Oct 26, 2009
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  1. Mistresses of Edward VII

    Mistresses of Edward VII

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  2. Mistresses of English royalty

    Mistresses of English royalty

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  3. Mistresses of George IV of the United Kingdom 8 views

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  4. Mistresses of Edward VIII

    Mistresses of Edward VIII

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  5. Mistresses of George I of Great Britain 4 views

  6. Mistresses of George II of Great Britain 6 views

  7. Mistresses of James II of England 14 views

  8. Mistresses of Scottish royalty

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  1. Duchess of Windsor
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    Duchess of Windsor

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    Wallis, Duchess of Windsor (previously Wallis Simpson and Wallis Spencer, born Bessie Wallis Warfield; 19 June 1896 – 24 April 1986) was an American socialite. Her third husband, Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII, abdicated his throne to marry her.


  2. Camilla Parker-Bowles
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    Camilla Parker-Bowles

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    Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall GCVO CSM (Camilla Rosemary; née Shand, previously Parker Bowles; born 17 July 1947), is the second wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, who is the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II. Instead of using the title Princess of Wales, she is styled through her husband's secondary designation as Duchess of Cornwall because of the strong association of the primary title with his first wife, Diana. In Scotland, she is known as the Duchess of Rothesay.


  3. Koo Stark
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    Koo Stark

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    Kathleen Dee-Anne Stark, better known as Koo Stark (born April 26, 1956 in New York City), is an American film actress and photographer. She is known for her appearance in the film Emily and subsequent relationship with Prince Andrew, son of Queen Elizabeth II, before his marriage to Sarah, Duchess of York. She considers Prince Andrew 'a good man'.


  4. Sarah Bernhardt
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    Sarah Bernhardt

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    Sarah Bernhardt (c. 22/23 October 1844 – 26 March 1923) was a French stage and early film actress. She was referred to as "the most famous actress the world has ever known", and is regarded as one of the finest actors all time. Bernhardt made her fame on the stages of France in the 1870s, at the beginning of the Belle Epoque period, and was soon in demand in Europe and the Americas. She developed a reputation as a sublime dramatic actress and tragedienne, earning the nickname "The Divine Sarah". In her later career she starred in some of the earliest films ever produced.


  5. Thelma Morgan
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    Thelma Morgan

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    Thelma Furness, Viscountess Furness (23 August 1904 – 29 January 1970), born Thelma Morgan, was a mistress of King Edward VIII while he was still the Prince of Wales; she preceded Wallis Simpson (for whose sake Edward abdicated and became the Duke of Windsor) in his affections.


  6. Lady Randolph Churchill
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    Lady Randolph Churchill

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    Jeanette, Lady Randolph Churchill, (née Jerome; 9 January 1854 – 29 June 1921) was an American-born socialite, the wife of Lord Randolph Churchill and the mother of British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill.


  7. Freda Dudley Ward
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    Freda Dudley Ward

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    Winifred May, Marquesa de Casa Maury (née Birkin; 28 July 1894 – 16 March 1983), universally known by her first married name as Freda Dudley Ward, was an English socialite best known for being a mistress of the Prince of Wales, who later became King Edward VIII.


  8. Alice Keppel
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    Alice Keppel

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    Alice Frederica Keppel (née Edmonstone; 29 April 1868 – 11 September 1947) was a British society hostess and a long-time mistress of King Edward VII.


  9. Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland
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    Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland

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    Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland (27 November 1640 – 9 October 1709) was an English courtesan and perhaps the most notorious of the many mistresses of King Charles II of England, by whom she had five children, all of whom he acknowledged and subsequently ennobled. Her immediate contemporary was Madame de Montespan, mistress of King Louis XIV of France.


  10. Daisy Greville, Countess of Warwick
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    Daisy Greville, Countess of Warwick

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    Frances Evelyn "Daisy" Greville, Countess of Warwick (10 December 1861 – 26 July 1938) was a British socialite and long-time mistress to Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, who later became King Edward VII.


  11. Nell Gwynn
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    Nell Gwynn

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    Eleanor "Nell" Gwyn (or Gwynn or Gwynne) (2 February 1650 – 14 November 1687) was a long-time mistress of King Charles II of England.


  12. La Belle Otero
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    La Belle Otero

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    Carolina “La Belle” Otero (4 November 1868 – 12 April 1965) was a Spanish-born dancer, actress and courtesan.


  13. Melusine von der Schulenburg, Duchess of Kendal
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    Melusine von der Schulenburg, Duchess of Kendal

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    Ehrengard Melusine Baroness von der Schulenburg, Duchess of Kendal and Duchess of Munster (25 December 1667 – 10 May 1743) was born at Emden near Magdeburg. Her middle name was probably given in reference to the Melusine legends. Her brother was Marshal Johann Matthias von der Schulenburg. Her father was Gustavus Adolphus Baron von der Schulenberg.


  14. Hortense Mancini
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    Hortense Mancini

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    Hortense Mancini, duchesse Mazarin (6 June 1646, Rome – 9 November 1699, Chelsea), was the favourite niece of Cardinal Mazarin, chief minister of France, and a mistress of Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland. She was the fourth of the five famous Mancini sisters, who along with two of their female Martinozzi cousins, were known at the court of King Louis XIV of France as the Mazarinettes.


  15. Arabella Churchill (royal mistress)
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    Arabella Churchill (royal mistress)

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    Arabella Churchill (23 February 1648 – 30 May 1730) was the mistress of King James II, and the mother of four of his children (surnamed FitzJames Stuart, that is "son of James Stuart"). Arabella was the child of Sir Winston Churchill (an ancestor of the Prime Minister of the same name) and Elizabeth Drake.


  16. Frances Stewart, Duchess of Richmond
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    Frances Stewart, Duchess of Richmond

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    Frances Teresa Stewart, Duchess of Richmond and Lennox (8 July 1647–15 October 1702) was a prominent member of the Court of the Restoration and famous for refusing to become a mistress of Charles II. For her great beauty she was known as La Belle Stuart and served as the model for an idealised, female Britannia.


  17. Maria Fitzherbert
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    Maria Fitzherbert

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    Maria Anne Fitzherbert (previously Weld, née Smythe; 26 July 1756 – 27 March 1837) was a longtime companion of the future King George IV of the United Kingdom with whom she secretly contracted a marriage that was invalid under English civil law before his accession to the throne. Though Fitzherbert had been disinherited by her first husband, her nephew (Cardinal Weld) persuaded Pope Pius VII to declare the marriage sacramentally valid.


  18. Louise de Kérouaille, Duchess of Portsmouth
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    Louise de Kérouaille, Duchess of Portsmouth

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    Louise Renée de Penancoët de Kérouaille, Duchess of Portsmouth (September 1649 – 14 November 1734) was a mistress of Charles II of England. Through her son by Charles II, Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond, she is ancestress of both wives of Prince Charles: the late Diana, Princess of Wales, as well as Camilla Parker-Bowles.


  19. Frances Villiers, Countess of Jersey
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    Frances Villiers, Countess of Jersey

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    Frances Villiers, Countess of Jersey (25 February 1753, St James's – 23 July 1821, Cheltenham) was one of the more notorious of the many mistresses of King George IV when he was Prince of Wales, "a scintillating society woman, a heady mix of charm, beauty, and sarcasm". Through marriage she belonged to the Villiers family.


  20. Amalie von Wallmoden, Countess of Yarmouth
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    Amalie von Wallmoden, Countess of Yarmouth

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    Amalie Sophie Marianne von Wallmoden, 1st Countess of Yarmouth (1 April 1704–19 or 20 October 1765) was the mistress of George II of Great Britain from the mid-1730s until his death in 1760. Born into one prominent family in Hanover and wed into another, she became a naturalised citizen of Britain in 1740 and was granted the life peerage title of "Countess of Yarmouth". She was the last royal mistress to be so honored. She remained in Britain until the 1760 death of George II, who is believed to have fathered her second son, Johann Ludwig, Reichsgraf von Wallmoden-Gimborn. She returned to Hanover to live for the nearly five years she survived the king.


  21. Hortense Schneider
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    Hortense Schneider

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    Hortense Catherine Schneider, La Snédèr, (30 April 1833 – 6 May 1920) was a French soprano, one of the greatest operetta stars of the 19th century, particularly associated with the works of composer Jacques Offenbach.


  22. Susan Pelham-Clinton
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    Susan Pelham-Clinton

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    Lady Adolphus Vane-Tempest (7 April 1839 – 6 September 1875), born Lady Susan Charlotte Catherine Pelham-Clinton, was a British noblewoman and one of the mistresses of King Edward VII of England when he was Prince of Wales. Lady Susan was a bridesmaid to Victoria, Princess Royal and two years later became the wife of Lord Adolphus Vane-Tempest. She took the Prince as her lover in about 1864 following her husband's death, and allegedly gave birth to his illegitimate child in 1871.


  23. Henrietta Howard, Countess of Suffolk
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    Henrietta Howard, Countess of Suffolk

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    Henrietta Howard (1689 – 26 July 1767) was a mistress of King George II of Great Britain.


  24. Moll Davis
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    Moll Davis

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    Mary "Moll" Davis (ca. 1648 – 1708) was a seventeenth-century entertainer and courtesan, singer and actress who became one of the many mistresses of King Charles II of England.


  25. Lucy Walter
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    Lucy Walter

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    Lucy Walter or Lucy Barlow (c. 1630 – 1658) was the mistress of the English king Charles II and mother of the Duke of Monmouth. She is believed to have been born in 1630 or a little later at Roch Castle near Haverfordwest, Wales into a family of middling gentry. Rumours that she had married the king during his exile (and thus that she was Queen of England) appeared by the mid-1650s, but the question was later seized upon during the Exclusion Crisis, when a Protestant faction wished to make her son the heir to the throne, while the king denied any marriage, and supported the claim of his brother, the Duke of York.


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