Beloved Matilda of Flanders - Queen Consort of England and wife of William the Conqueror. She bore William nine children, including two kings, William II and Henry I.
Kate and Will touch down in Oslo and are greeted by Norway's royals
The 80-year-old queen consort defied the years in a jaunty orange coat teamed with a patterned green scarf, and looked ready for the icy conditions in a pair of black wellington boots. William also cosied up in a red scarf as he chatted to the queen.
A Polar Bears Tale: Eleanor of Aquitaine's tomb effigy in Fontevrault Abbey, France. One of the most powerful women of the middle ages, by the time of her death in 1204 she had been queen consort of both France and England.