Queen Charlotte (1744-1818) with her two Eldest Sons by Allan Ramsay, c 1764-9. A lovely portrait of the Queen with her sons, showing the affection that even royal mothers shared. The two princes are roughly the same ages as Charlotte's & March's first children; note how 18th c boys wear gowns until they are formally "breeched", and dressed like their fathers, around age six.
Élisabeth de France ,When her father Henry IV was assassinated outside the Palais du Louvre in Paris on 14 May 1610, her brother succeeded him to the throne as King Louis XIII of France under the Regency of their mother Marie de' Medici. When Elisabeth was ten years old, negotiations were begun for a double marriage between the royal families of France and Spain; Elisabeth would marry the Prince of Asturias (the future Philip IV of Spain) and her brother Louis the Spanish Infanta Anne.
Lucrezia Borgia Following her divorce from Sforza, Lucrezia was married to the Neapolitan Alfonso of Aragon, the half-brother of Sancha of Aragon who was the wife of Lucrezia's brother Gioffre Borgia. The marriage was a short one, lasting from 1498 until Alfonso's murder in 1500. It is widely rumored that Lucrezia's brother Cesare was responsible for Alfonso's death
Napoleon had jeweler Alexandre-Gabriel Lemonnier (circa 1808-1884) make this piece c. 1850. In the Louis XVI style, a filigree silver-gilt mount is over crusted with 1998 small diamonds. They surround much larger pearls, and give them absolute priority. The largest drop-shaped pearl in the top-most position is believed to be the “Perle Napoleon”