KING FERDINAND VI OF SPAIN ~Reign: 9 July 1746~10 August 1759. When he came to the throne, Spain found itself in the War of the Austrian Succession which ended without any benefit to Spain. He started his reign by eliminating the influence of the widow Queen Elisabeth of Parma and her group of Italian courtiers. As king he followed a steady policy of neutrality in the conflict between France and Britain, and refused to be tempted by the offers of either into declaring war on the other.
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium meet with Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko at the Imperial Palace on October 11, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. The Belgian royal couple are on a six-day visit to Japan through October 15 as state guests to commemorate the 150th anniversary of bilateral ties.
Crown of Empress Kunigunde. This crown belonged to the wife of the Emperor Henry II of Bavaria, the Empress Kunigunde and was crafted sometime in the early 10th c. The coronet is set with large sapphires, amethysts, pearls, carnelians, peridots and topazes.
Matilda "The Empress" - Matilda was first married to Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor and King of Germany. Married secondly to Geoffrey V, Count of Anjou. She was the daughter of King Henry I of England and mother to King Henry II.
Karoline Reuss zu Greiz: The betrothal of Princess Caroline and Wilhelm Ernst, the reigning Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach since 1901, was announced on 10 December 1902. At Buckeburg Castle (the home of her uncle), they married on 30 April 1903. Caroline was reportedly very against the match; at the last second of the wedding, she attempted to draw back, only to be persuaded most forcibly by Emperor Wilhelm II and Empress Augusta Viktoria to proceed with the marriage.