Badass Royal Women You Should Know – OZY


Thursday 01 July 2021

Prince Harry and Prince William gathered today to unveil a statue of their mother, Princess Diana, in London on what would have been his 60th birthday. Of course, as with any royal event, gossip is on everyone’s lips again. The very public quarrel between the two brothers made the unveiling a must. The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, skipped the festivities, reigniting rumors of a rupture between her and Harry’s wife, Meghan Markle. It all got me thinking: the intriguing world of the royal family extends far beyond England – to Africa, the Middle East and deep in history. In today’s Daily Dose, we dive into the most notorious royal feuds, discover game-changing badass royal ladies, and highlight the best of OZY’s coverage of regal rebels and women warriors.

Isabelle Lee, OZY journalist

1. Elizabeth I vs. Mary I

The relationship between the children of the womanizer Henry VIII was complicated to say the least. For starters, Mary’s mother was Catherine of Aragon, who had previously been married to Henry’s brother, Arthur. Elizabeth’s mother was Anne Boleyn, whose busy life helped spark the English Reformation. Mary, as a devout Catholic queen, maintained tight control over a country plagued by nascent Protestant fervor. When a rebellion against his reign settled in 1554, she assumed that Elizabeth, a Protestant, was behind her. Mary quickly locked Elizabeth in the Tower of London, the same quarters where his hapless mother was held before being put to death. Mary eventually pardoned Elizabeth due to a lack of evidence, but the relationship between them never recovered. After Mary died in a flu epidemic in 1558, Elizabeth finally ascended the throne.

2. In the shadow of Cleopatra

Who knew that Cleopatra had a treacherous sister lurking in the shadows? Well, stepsister. When Cleopatra’s father died around 51 BC. married his brother Ptolemy XIII. Their equally ambitious little sister, Arsinoé, teamed up with Ptolemy and together they made war against Cleopatra, who was fallen. Arsinoe declared herself Queen of Egypt and, at just 15, challenged the mighty army of Julius Caesar. Defeated, she was captured and brought back to Rome, where she was condemned to live the rest of her days in the temple of Artemis. But Cleopatra was not done with her and eventually learned that the teenage queen was growing in popularity across the Mediterranean due to the tragic nature of her story. She asked her new boyfriend, Mark Anthony, to kill Arsinoe, 21, by stabbing him in the temple steps shocking and appalling the Romans. Well Named.

3. Princess Latifa vs. Dad

The daughter of billionaire Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai and vice-president of the United Arab Emirates, has reportedly been under house arrest since try a daring escape in 2018. Once she “got home”, she recorded videos on her phone that described the mistreatment inflicted by the kidnappers hired by her father. But this was not her first attempt at freedom: at only 16, she tried to flee but was thwarted by her father. Following the 2018 attempt, the United Nations demanded that the UAE release the princess, citing concerns about his safety. She was recently photographed in Madrid, but how “free” it is remains unclear.

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2. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden

Until January 1980, the Swedish crown had been passed down for centuries to male heirs. Princess Victoria may be the oldest child of King Carl XVI Gustaf, but her younger brother, Prince Carl Phillip, became heir apparent when he was born in 1979. But one constitutional amendment who decreed that the crown would be passed down in order of succession, and not by sex, changed history. Victoria married her personal trainer and after her future reign as Queen, her title will pass to their daughter, Princess Estelle. Victoria is remarkably outspoken and has garnered public attention for recognize your battle with an eating disorder and fight against dyslexia. It’s no wonder she was voted the most popular Swedish royal.

3. Princess Mako of Ashinko

Japan still follows the rule of male succession, which has left the royal family in a tight spot. The controversy over the succession was started by Princess Mako of Ashinko, the niece of Emperor Naruhito. Since 2017, she has been engaged to marry her college sweetheart, but concerns over her mother’s debt have led the royals to force a postponement. Princess says she wishes to marry for love, defying the will of the declining Japanese royal family and the public. Women who marry outside of the Imperial Family are forced to relinquish their titles, but as the number of Japanese royals decreases, eligible singles are scarce. With Princess Mako pushing to leave, the pool of possible successors to the throne becomes even smaller, especially if Japan refuses to rethink its succession policy.

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1. Thai Princess for Prime Minister

Seventy-year-old Thai princess Ubolratana Mahidol sparked controversy over attempt to run for prime minister in 2019. She had given up her royal title to marry an American in 1972, but after their divorce she returned to Thailand. In the decades that followed, she remained a valued member of the Thai royal family – until she decided to run for prime minister. Her brother, King Maha Vajiralongkorn, effectively blocked her rise to power and prevented her from standing for election. He declared her unprecedented candidacy unconstitutional, even though she was technically not a member of the royal family, and said her popularity and influence as a former royal gave her an unfair advantage.

2. Queen Hatshepsut

The sixth pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty of Egypt was a woman, the first to claim the full throne, not just as interim regent. Her name was Hatshepsut, and she boldly declared herself Pharaoh even though her stepson, Thutmose III, was the rightful heir. This decision made her the victim of a vicious smear campaign by Thutmose, but her legacy is both more complicated and more interesting than just a power play. she undertook ambitious real estate projects who rivaled any male pharaoh, including a hundred feet obelisks in Karnak, a huge memorial temple and a network of roads. In addition, it ruled for more than 20 years on relative prosperity.

3. Student to a queen

Hope Cooke met her future husband in the lobby of a hotel in Darjeeling, India. At the time, she was a 19-year-old student at Sarah Lawrence College in New York; he was the 36-year-old crown prince of Sikkim, an independent monarchy under the protection of India. When they married in 1963, she renounced her U.S. citizenship and the couple were crowned King and Queen two years later. In the decade that followed, she had an affair and her marriage faltered. Cooke finally left her husband in 1973 and emigrated to New York City with her two children and a stepdaughter. Soon after she left, Sikkim became part of India and the couple divorced, ending a transcontinental romance that some have compared to the romance between American Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III. of Monaco.

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1. Gore galore

Queen Ranavalona of Madagascar was known as “the cruel” – and for good reason. She was known to have used all necessary means – poison, torture, murder – to eradicate Christianity in her kingdom in the 19th century. A horrific test involved feeding suspected traitors poisoned chicken; if they threw up, she thought they were innocent, and if they died, well, I guess we’ll never know. Although her methods may have been savage, she managed to protect her kingdom from colonial intruders and live to the age of 83.

2. Queen dihya

Dihya, the warrior queen of the Berbers, devastated her homeland rather than let the marauding Arabs take control during her reign in the 7th century. She set fire to vast tracts of land, razed villages and towns, and melted precious metals. Barely five years after her reign, however, she was killed by Arab invaders; Yet her legacy as a woman who resisted hostile forces lives on in the tradition of Algeria today.

3. Viking style

Hell has no fury like a woman determined to avenge her husband’s murder. Princess Olga of Kiev fought back against the Drevilans who orchestrated the death of Prince Igor of Kiev in order to secure her as a bride for their own king. First, she killed the men who murdered her husband by burying them alive in a pit. Then, she set fire to an envoy of her future husband. Finally, she destroyed the entire town of Drevilan, taking 5,000 men with her. After Princess Olga, a descendant of the Vikings, ended her bloodthirsty revenge campaign, she converted to Christianity. Six hundred years later, in 1547, she was canonized by the Russian Orthodox Church for her role in convincing her son not to persecute Christians in the kingdom, which would later become Russia.


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