8.11.2012

The Black Royalty of Europe: Princess Angela and Queen Charlotte

The supposedly African features of Queen Charlotte of Great Britain were the subject of much talk in the mid-1700s.


The subject of "Black Royalty" in Europe is not a new one, whether it is speculation about the African origin of Charlotte of Mecklenburg, queen consort of George III of Great Britain, or the scandal surrounding the life of Countess Sophie of Merenburg, a descendant of Pushkin, who intermarried with the imperial family of Russia when she became the wife of Grand Duke Mikhail Mikhailovich.  Indeed, the daughter of Countess Sophie of Merenburg married into the Battenberg/Mountbatten family, relations of the British royal family, and the union was considered incredibly scandalous despite the young woman's recent African ancestry being on the order of 1/32nd.  Why is this subject important?  Are we not all of African origin as our ancestors as a race, the human race, all originated in this great continent?  Why should this subject matter?  Perhaps it doesn't, but it is an interesting one as it clues us into the importance of origin in European royal genealogy and changing or relaxing beliefs as aristocrats and royals marry individuals that are clearly of non-European blood, let alone not bluebloods.

Prince Maximillian of Liechtenstein, Prince Alfons, and Princess Angela.


The most obvious example of relaxing customs within European royal families is the 1999 marriage of Angela Brown of New York (by way of Panama) with Prince Maximillian of Liehctenstein, son of Sovereign Prince Hans Adam.  Princess Angela, born in Bocas del Toro, Panama in 1958, married Prince Max in New York City on January 29, 2000.  Princess Angela and her son Prince Alfons of Liechtenstein are considered "the highest ranked Black members of a reigning European dynasty", which is both a fascinating fact and a ridiculous statement.  Leaving aside the reality that Prince Alfons (and his mother actually) are mixed race and that this fact is being ignored, to create a rank of Black individuals that have intermarried with the old royalty/nobility of Europe seems absurd.  And this is leaving aside individuals of African ancestry that may have married or mingled with the noble-born covertly, producing aristocrats that may not be aware of their origins (this and the subject of changelings in Europe IS an interesting one!)

Prince Max and Princess Angela married in 2000.


It is interesting to note that all members of the reigning house of Liechtenstein were present at the aforementioned union, including Prince Hans Adam and his consort, Princess Marie, and Hereditary Prince Alois and his consort, Duchess Sophie in Bavaria.  It is also important to note that the wedding did not take place in Liechtenstein, but in New York, at the church of St. Vincent Ferrer in Manhattan.  Did the family wish to keep the wedding away from the prying eyes of the curious citizens of Liechtenstein who may not have approved?  On a side note, is it entirely true to assert that Princess Angela and Prince Alfons are the highest ranked Black royals in Europe? Members of the royal families of Luxembourg and Belgium have all intermarried with... ahem... colonials... and the likelihood that recent African blood has now entered these houses is very high.  For example, Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg married a certain Maria Teresa Mestre y Batista of Havana, Cuba and there is no question that the Grand Duchess and her children are or partial African ancestry.  Does this make the Luxembourgish children the "highest ranked Black royals of Europe"?  Perhaps.

Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen of Great Britain.


But the most interesting case of a possible Black royal is that of Charlotte of Meckleburg-Strelitz, scion of a relatively minor German dynasty, and a woman considered by many observers to be undoubtedly "African" in appearance.  Queen Charlotte, upon her marriage, was the subject of a poem which described her descent from the "Vandal race" and made reference to her Vandalic features; it was believed that the Vandals of North Africa were actually Black Africans and of African appearance.  Queen Charlotte's portrait was also supposedly used by abolitionists to make the case for freeing the slaves, apparently because because of the incongruity between an African-origin queen of Great Britain and the enslavement of people of similar descent.  Taking a peek at the portraits of Queen Charlotte, it is not difficult to understand why observers supposed that she was of African origin.  Indeed, there has been much conjecture as to at what point the African genes entered her bloodline, all of which theories seem very ridiculous as one cannot explain why Queen Charlotte should be any more African than the hundreds or thousands of other inbred German royals to which she was closely related.

In any event, Charlotte might have been happy to know that times have changed and that beautiful women like Miss Angela Brown of New York might marry handsome European princes and have it practically fall under the radar.

40 comments:

  1. Jealousy and hatred are the two worst forms epidemic that no medicine can cure!
    Blind obedience is for the herd. Mediocrity is its refuge...

    ReplyDelete
  2. Maria Teresa Mestre y Batista is 100% white, she is Cuban but of Spanish descent. Spaniards are white and if you need proof take a look at the current King of Spain and his family. They are blond and blue-eyed.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Maria Teresa Mestre y Batista was not 100% white simply because she was of Spaniard and not Cuban descent. Spaniard Moors who ruled Espania (Spain) for more than 700 years were very dark Black men. These so call blond/blue eyed present day Spanish Royals are not to be confused with the minority Black Moorish rulers who ruled there until 1455 A.D..

      Delete
    2. Logically speaking, how could Germany not have had Black Royalty, since Queen Charlotte of Britain, was a mixed/Black German Princess before she married King George III at the age of 17 during the mid 1700's. Is it likely that the Black British Queen was birth from immaculate conception and not descended from her mixed Black family roots?

      Delete
    3. What difference does any of it make?

      Delete
    4. ...as if blonde & blue-eyed are a guarantee of 'white-ness' -- have you been a cave? and what, pray tell, were the Moors doing in Spain for hundreds of years of occupancy? having brandy & preening themselves? get a clue

      Delete
    5. I fail to understand what the fuss and the comparison is all about - Is it not that when two ppl love each other, that they can solidify their union with marriage, irrespective of race, colour or creed, If some of the ppl are worried about this, then they might as well just relocate to another planet because the world is changing very fast...

      Delete
    6. Some ppl don't care if their the superior race... But we do care about the Truth.. Why so many cover ups

      Delete
  3. she come from a moorish blood line black people was rulers of the earth for milllions of years do your research...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. lol nigger be cray

      Delete
    2. U gotta b a cracker, honky, perhaps a redneck.

      Delete
  4. In regards to Moors, it's a popular misconception that they were black. When in fact they were no more black than the current population of north Africa.There were certainly black's among them but they should not be confused with actual negroid peoples of Africa. Race has never been defined by borders and continents. And the way Africa is used as a term to denote race is in fact wrong.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh Puhlease!!! lol

      Delete
    2. Africa is Africa we come many shades and colors some dark black with blue eyes

      Delete
  5. "...a fascinating fact and a ridiculous statement."
    To the author: you're hilarious! Thank you so much for this wonderful read!

    ReplyDelete
  6. People are so ignorant be cause their minds cannot think pass TV and academic programming. The original Roman Empire that ruled the world was black and so were all civilizations. Blonde hair, blue eyes and pale skin are indigenous attributes of Black people. See proof: http://officialdemibrandon.com/category/intro/
    White narcissism is a tragic disease.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Being a dumbarse nigger is a tragic disease.

      Delete
    2. But your mothers granparents may have been niggers so you must be a dumbass also :-} ^^^^^^^^

      Delete
    3. This comment has been removed by the author.

      Delete
  7. When you hold power your genetic subgroup is unimportant - you are who/what you are and not subject to the standards of others. However I think the subject is interesting from a historical/sociological/anthropological point of view. the behavior and variety of human beings is interesting and I love hearing about uncommon behavior.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Obviously it is important to note the fact that the culture and building projects (cathedrals and castles) were from the minds of people of color. This is the concerns and this is what less colored Europeans take as their own. Yes, Europeans are Africans who have lost much of their melanin. And, for some reason this is considered desirable because of the ongoing propaganda that started back in the 17th century in Europe.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Cade, I suggest you avoid your own absurd propaganda. From where other than your imagination do you get your facts? One of your ilk here also suggested that the Roman empire was in fact black. Perhaps the two of you should communicate. Race has never been merely a matter of skin color. Educated people are aware of that. And evolution can not be overlooked in human development. The white race evolved beyond that of the black race. It's evolutionary science.

    ReplyDelete
  10. LOL... The white race evolved beyond that of the black race? It's evolutionary science? Science shows that whites possess very little melanin which why skin cancer is predominantly white issue. Science has proven that black maintain higher bone density and muscle density than whites. Science has proven that blacks were the creators of civilization and agriculture, while white were still living in caves behaving like savages. How do you consider weaker, lighter genetic traits that cause you to be more sensitive to the environment to be evolutionary? Do you even know what evolve means?

    ReplyDelete
  11. "Out of Africa" is pure propaganda. The White Race is far superior to the black race. Look at black countries. They are still in the stone age. Look at black cities...complete destruction and self-imposed poverty. They are the criminal element. There is no black royalty except by marriage. Princess Angela is a mutt.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The fact that all people came from Africa is well proven. The fact that you choose to ignore that, well shows how close minded and foolish you are. Now to say the white race is superior is just a great fallacy. Each race has their pros and cons and to make a generalized statement like the one you did does not speak well about you personally. I find it absolutely hilarious how the so called superior race finds it necessary to always remind themselves and others how they are "superior" as if the reality were another. To me statements like yours demonstrates fear and its alright to be fearful, but I just want you to know that its not a good look at all. It sounds ignorant and very uneducated and is a great discredit to your race.

      Delete
  12. She had a Saxon Jewish mother. Jews are descendants of Ethiopians, that’s why they have those distinguishable negro features. Meanwhile, Saxons came out of nowhere and European royals mixed with them. The result can be seen in the picture. Go figure if you dare to cross the line of political correctness and your mind is not completely brainwashed. The first true Europeans were Scythians, divided into Celts and Venedi. Then came Finns and Tatarians from Asia. Then sources reveal some people called “Saxons” with no evident etymology of their name, who were with no good evidence or reason declared one of the “Germanic” tribes, while there’s still no evidence of what peoples were referred to as Germans in sources. Moreover, their language kind of suspiciously remind of the Jewish language. While as well Jews settled in Slavic countries and couldn’t reach Germany without moving through other countries, there’s no other example of a Jewish dialect in other European languages except German. Additionally, German is a language of many dialects and accents, with the forced Hoch Deutsch, which is hardly spoken colloquially. There are still a number of accent with a Scythian (Slavic/Celtic) strong r sound in the languages derived from Saxon. Scottish accent is marked with that r. A number of German accents still feature the Slavic r. Strong r is one of the Scythian specific linguistic features, while inability to produce the proper r sound in Slavic languages is known among Jewish people, as well as a weak r is among the speakers of Hoch Deutsch and English, both originated in Saxons.

    ReplyDelete
  13. DNA tests, anyone?
    that's undisputable science this anthropologist believes should silence the ignorant racists of whatever so-called "race" with which they identify. get over it, people; one tribe, y'all. homosapiens

    ReplyDelete
  14. To the individual that was spouting the racial bigotry, when you stand before Jesus, and you most certainly will, your heart will fail you and you will be ashamed for those thoughts. God created all men. All men stand before him and receive judgement regarding how you lived our lives. I have no doubt that the life you have been living will, at that time bring you shame. I suggest you get a Bible, read it, and pray for GOD to save your soul! He truly loves you and wants you to live in love for all people.

    ReplyDelete
  15. How can you compare people who look white marrying into royal families, with those who are very obviously of African decent? If you asked Maria Teresa Mestre y Batista if she was black the answer would be no. If you asked Spaniards with ancestors who were Moors if they were black the answer would be no. The significance of the statement "the highest ranked Black members of a reigning European dynasty" is that they look black. Perhaps you do not understand but as a black person living in Europe I find this to be a significant fact. It just shows how much more black people are accepted here in comparison to the past. I feel like the writer of this blog is looking at this from a very white perspective.

    What is ridiculous is implying that having one drop of African blood somehow makes you black.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Remember at one time the "one drop" was the law of the land in the good old USA.

      Delete
  16. Homosapien.what is the fuss we all use the same different orafices to do what ever oh except you know those that turn to you know what .Get real people we all live on planet earth am I missing something Stop it now nuf.of the sheet.

    ReplyDelete
  17. To the obviously white person making these comments on white superiority. You all are Barbarians by nature. The Moors found you all living in caves, diseased and ignorant and took pity on you Savages. Look up your history, you would be nothing without blacks. The Moores saved you in 711. The Native Americans saved your asses when the original colonies were freezing to death in America, and eating each other. And you turned on them. Then you had to go back to Africa to get more help (slaves) to survive and build America. White people are lacking a functioning pineal gland. That's why they have no melanin. Consequently,whites are inferior both intellectually and physically. We should have left you in your caves, living in filth and plague and eating each other. We saved You, never forget that. Honkey Bitch. Black power.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Two silly immature bigots. Stop the name calling and choose to live a respectable life.

      Delete
  18. Most of you are idiots. Very entertaining, but idiots!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. To God be the Glory who formed man from the dust of the earth. Man is the one thing that God took his time and infinite wisdom to make us. He did NOT speak us into existence but formed us with his very hand with special care and intricacy to place every peace of our being in a specifc place for a specific function. Everything thing God did was good and perfect. Our choices WE make and have made regarding humanity is what brought us to this point of ugliness and wickedness and evil but thamk you Jesus for having the last word which was, "IT IS FINISH". We're just here on borrowed time. Get it together people, get it together I pray.

      Delete
  19. The marriage proposal between Angela and Prince took place in her native Panama. The civil marriage ceremony between Angela Brown and Prince Max was in Vaduz, Liechtenstein; and the religious ceremony with Princess Angela wearing the family heirloom, the Kinski Tiara took place at a fabulous Catholic Church in Ny city . This is a very private and intelligent family with no intentions of being in the media and showing up themselves over the place. Other royals can learn from them.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Please join me in my struggle to remove the word “race” from our vernacular. If you must label or describe a person, use the word “phenotype”, not race. Phenotype refers to a person’s observable physical appearance.
    Race: fiction, unscientific, social construct, political construct, oppressive, divisive, inaccurate, biased, justifies slavery, justifies discrimination, justifies segregation, reinforces stereotypes
    Check out “Race – the Power of an Illusion” at PBS.org.
    http://www.pbs.org/race)

    "It would seem better to define everyone as simply human beings, not with non-scientific or socially-constructed labels of superiority and inferiority, and accord them rights, duties and freedoms based solely upon their existence, rather than upon their state of pigmentation, genetic makeup, or presumed continental origin of their ancestors." (Author Unknown)

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...