Amélie (Rives) Troubetzkoy (1863-1945)

Princess Amélie Louise (Rives) Chanler, Troubetzkoy; Author

She was the daughter of a Virginia country gentleman and the goddaughter of General Robert E. Lee: "She simply leapt into fame with a book called Virginia of Virginia which took the Americans by storm. She was irresistibly clever and very striking-looking, with her pale gold hair, clear dusky complexion, and big blue eyes". (Twenty Years of My Life by Douglas Slade, Author of Who's Who).
Contributed by Mark Meredith on 08/05/2022 and last updated on 23/01/2024.