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These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,
Which as they kiss consume: the sweetest honey
Is loathsome in his own deliciousness
And in the taste confounds the appetite:
Therefore love moderately; long love doth so;
Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow
.” -Act 2, Scene 6 of Romeo and Juliet 

Favourite royal ladies | Instinctively chosen

  • Berenguela, Queen of Castile and Toledo
  • Maria Palaiologina, the wife of the Mongol ruler Abaqa Khan
  • Leonor of England, Queen of Castile and Toledo
  • Elizabeth of York, Queen of England
  • Isabel Clara Eugenia of Austria, sovereign of the Spanish Netherlands in the Low Countries
  • Isabel of Portugal, Holy Roman Empress
  • Aliénor of Aquitaine, Duchess suo jure of Aquitaine and Queen of England
  • Blanche of Castile, Queen of France
  • Philippa of Hainault, Queen of England
  • Louise of Savoy, Duchess suo jure of Auvergne and Bourbon
  • Nurbanu Sultan, Haseki and Valide Sultan of the Ottoman Empire
  • Lucrezia Tornabuoni
  • Marie de Guise, Queen of Scots
  • Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom 
  • Eleanor of Castile, Queen of England
  • Eugénie de Montijo, Empress of the French

A woman fits many roles and titles into her lifetime. She’s someone else at each stage of her life. She’s a child, a woman, a mother. If she’s a smart and blessed subject of God she could even become a queen. What matters is which title and role you will see fit for yourself.” -Safiye Sultan (MCK)