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Karolina of Franken
By the Grace of God, Queen of Arendaal and Götarike (Suionia)
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Queen Consort of Arendaal
Consort of King Niklaas IV of Arendaal
Consort 1901 - 1917
Predecessor Arthur of Breotonia
Successor Jean of Montelimar
Queen Consort of Götarike (Suionia)
Consort of King Niklaas IV of Arendaal
Consort 1901 - 1917
Predecessor Arthur of Breotonia
Successor Jean of Montelimar
Birth September 1880, Nürnberg
Death September 1980, Emyn Arnen
From Franken
Marriage May 1897, Notre Dame de Emyn Arnen
Father King Alfred III of Franken
Mother Queen of Franken
Issue Freya I of Arendaal
Louise, Queen of Anglyn
Magnus, Grand Duke of Stockholm
Royal House House of Knýtling (by birth)
House of Nareath (by marriage)
Full Name Karolina Knýtling von Nareath-Kapét
Religion Christian (Protestant)
Buried Goteborg Cathedral

Karolina of Franken ("Karolina the Ethereal") (1880 - 1951) was the wife of King Niklaas IV of Arendaal and thus the Queen Consort of Arendaal and Götarike (Suionia) between 1901 and 1917. She was a daughter of King Alfred III of Franken, and the mother of Queen Regent Freya I of Arendaal.


Coronation portrait of Queen Karolina, Princess of Franken

As Queen she won the hearts of the Aren people and became immensely popular; her style of dress and bearing were copied by fashion-conscious women of all social strata. Noted for superbly bejewelling herself for formal events, she left a collection of jewels now considered priceless. Social commentators extolled her “exquisite, ethereal beauty”, and indeed her delicate countenance was considered the height of style in the early decades of the 20th century.

As with her husband, her involvement in charity work increased her popularity. Crowds usually cheered Karolina and her Niklaas IV rapturously. The level of devotion between Karolina and the affable and charming King Niklaas IV was considered exemplary and praised in Arendaal and abroad.


Karolina of Franken with the infant Freya I
Aren Royalty
Kapétien Dynasty
House of Nareath

House of Lundmark
Last monarch
   Kristianna I of Arendaal
Children include
   Gustav V of Arendaal
   Isacco Beniamino II of the Talemantine Empire
   Heloise, Empress of Wiese
   Liliana,Queenof Montelimar
   Kristine,Queen ofEiffelland
Gustav V
Consort
   m1. Jacqueline of Eiffelland
   m2. Sophie of Wendmark
Children include
   Beatrix I of Arendaal
Beatrix I
Consort
   Thomas of Franken
Children include
   Edvard IV of Arendaal
   Hathor III of Arendaal
   Trigve of Arendaal
   Adelaide, Queen of Anglyn
   Klara, Queen of Cambria
   Evelina,TalemantineEmpress
Grandchildren include
   Helene I of Arendaal
   Karl V of Arendaal
Edvard IV
Consorts
   m1. Evelynn of Anglyn
   m2. Victoria of Breotonia
Children include
   Helene I of Arendaal
   Victoria, Queen of Franken
Helene I
Consort
   [[]]
Grandchildren include
   Grand Duke Johann
Hathor III
Consort
   Elisabeth of Lorraine
Children include
   Rurik of Arendaal (married Clemence of Lorraine)
Karl V
Consort
   m1.Julienne of Cambria
   m2.Ekaterina of Serbovia
Children include
   Pieter II of Arendaal
   Alexandra,QueenofMontelimar
   CzarinaAnastasia, GornoAltai
   Juliette,Queen ofCambria
   Klarissa,Marquised'Hennessy
Pieter II
Consort
   m1.Nadia of GreatEngellex
   m2. Anna of Wiese
Children include
   Louisa I of Arendaal
   Liliana,TalemantineEmpress
   Isabella, Queen of Franken
   Gisela,Queen of Eiffelland
Louisa I
Consort
   Arthur of Breotonia
Children include
   Anders of Arendaal (married Elisabeth of Wiese)
   Eliana,QueenofEngellex
   Charlotte,QueenofMontelimar
Grand children include
   Niklaas IV of Arendaal
   Madeleine,Empress ofWiese
Niklaas IV
Consort
   Karolina of Franken
Children include
   Freya I of Arendaal
   Louise, Queen of Anglyn
   Laine, Marquise d'Hennessy
Freya I
Consort
   Jean of Montelimar
Children include
   Sven V of Arendaal
   Marie,TalemantineEmpress
   Alienora,Queen ofEiffelland
   Helena,Queen of Engellex
   Eliska, Queen of Cambria
Sven V
Consort
   Agneta of Suionia
Children include
   Edvard V of Arendaal
   Lena of Saxony (Wiese)
   Rikissa, Sultana of Hajr
   Varik of Arendaal
Edvard V
Consort
   Laura of Franken
Children include
   Soren of Arendaal
   Katarina,QueenofMontelimar
   Sophia of Arendaal
   Iselin of Arendaal
   Kristianna of Arendaal
   Svea of Arendaal
   Evelina of Arendaal
   Isabelle of Arendaal
   Adeliza of Arendaal
Nieces/nephews include
   Elisa, Princess of the Talemantine Empire

In public Karolina was dignified and ethereal, and in private jolly. She enjoyed many social activities, including dancing and ice-skating, and was an expert horsewoman. She also enjoyed hunting, to the dismay of her mother-in-law, Elisabeth Franziska of Braunschweig (Wiese), and her husband's grandmother Queen Louisa I of Arendaal, who asked her to stop, without success.

After the death of her husband, Karolina remained in mourning. She wrote in letters to friends that only the affection of her children including Queen Freya I sustained her through this difficult period. In 1945 when Freya herself died, Queen dowager Karolina was inconsolable and dressed in mourning until her own death in 1951.


Karolina of Franken, Consort of King Niklaas IV of Arendaal

Karolina undertook many public duties even before she became Queen. During the final years of Queen Louisa I's reign she aided the Queeen by attending concerts, visiting hospitals, opening fairs and bazaars, etc.

The Queen lavished praise on Karolina, remarking that "she not only never complains, but endeavours to prove that she has enjoyed what to another would be a tiresome duty."


Karolina of Franken with her husband, King Niklaas IV and the couple's daughter, the future Freya I


She continued to perform public charitable duties as Queen mother during the reign of her daughter Queen Freya I of Arendaal and even during the reign of her grandson Sven V. It was in the sixth year of the latter's rule that she died and was laid to rest in Goteborg Cathedral.

Family, Marriage and ChildrenEdit

Princess Karolina of Franken married King Niklaas IV of Arendaal in 1897 at the age of 17. Their children included:

SiblingsEdit

Other Royal RelationsEdit

AncestorsEdit

Karolina of Franken, Queen of Arendaal's ancestors in four generations:

 
 
 
 
 
King Heinrich VIII of Franken*
 
 
King Nikolaus VI of Franken
 
 
 
 
 
 
Queen of Franken
 
 
King Thomas VI of Franken
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Queen of Franken
 
 
 
 
 
 
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King Alfred III of Franken
 
 
 
 
 
 
King Karl V of Arendaal
 
 
King Pieter II of Arendaal
 
 
 
 
 
 
Julienne of Cambria
 
 
Isabella of Arendaal
 
 
 
 
 
 
Emperor Franz Joseph II of Wiese
 
 
Anna of Weise
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sophie-Charlotte of Eiffelland
 
Karolina of Franken, Queen of Arendaal
 
 
 
 
 
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Queen of Franken
 
 
 
 
 
 
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* Heinrich VIII of Franken was the son of Viktoria of Arendaal, Queen of Franken, herself a daughter of Edvard IV of Arendaal and Victoria of Breotonia.

See AlsoEdit


Consorts of the Kapétien Dynasty
House of Nareath
Aren Royalty
Preceded by
Arthur of Breotonia
1851 – 1896
Queen Consort of Arendaal
1901 - 1917
Succeeded by
Jean of Montelimar
1917 - 1944
Princess Consort of Norseberg
1901 - 1917
Grand DuchessConsort of Emyn Arnen
1901 - 1917
Suionian Royalty
Preceded by
Arthur of Breotonia
1851 – 1896
Queen Consort of Götarike (Suionia)
1901 - 1917
Succeeded by
Jean of Montelimar
1917 - 1944
Aren Royalty
Preceded by
Elisabeth Franziska
of Braunschweig (Wiese)
Crown Princess Cosort
1897 - 1901
Succeeded by
Jean of Montelimar

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