Beatrice of Rethel
Beatrice of Rethel
|Died||30 March 1185|
|Spouse(s)||Roger II of Sicily|
|Father||Guitier, Count of Rethel|
|Mother||Beatrix of Namur|
Marriage, issue and widowhoodEdit
In 1151, Beatrice married Roger II of Sicily. She was queen for three years, until Roger's death on 26 February 1154. Beatrice was a little over three weeks pregnant at the time of his death, and their only child, Constance, was born the following November.
Beatrice survived her husband by thirty-one years but there is no record of her having married again. Her daughter Constance was confined to a monastery as a nun since childhood due a prophecy that "her marriage would destroy the kingdom", though Beatrice lived long enough to see her betrothed in 1184 one year before her death, she failed to see her daughter marry. Constance became Holy Roman Empress in 1191 and Queen of Sicily in 1194.
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Sibylla of Burgundy
| Queen consort of Sicily
1151 – 26 February 1154
Margaret of Navarre