Walburga Ehrengarde Helena, Lady Paget
; 1839 - 1929) was born in Berlin
and was a diarist, writer and an intimate friend of Queen Victoria
. The daughter of Charles Frederic Anthony, Count von Hohenthal
, Paget married Sir Augustus Berkeley Paget
(1823-1896), British ambassador
in 1860 and later British Ambassador in Rome
. Lady Paget before her marriage had been a lady-in-waiting to the newly married Prussian Crown Princess
. After her husband's posting to Copenhagen, Paget was instrumental in helping Queen Victoria to arrange the marriage of the Prince of Wales, Edward VII
, to Princess Alexandra of Denmark
. The Pagets had three children; William Frederick Augustus Paget (1861 - 1927), Alberta Victoria Sarah Caroline Paget (1863 - 1944), and Ralph Spencer Paget (1864 - 1940).
Paget died of burns after falling asleep by the fire at her home Unlawater House, Newnham on Severn, England, at the age of 90.
Her published works, mostly memoirs based on her life and experiences, include:
- "Colloquis with an unseen friend". 1907
- "Embassies of Other Days". 1923
- "In My Tower". 1924
- "The Linings of Life". 1929
- Packard, Jerrold M. Victoria's Daughters (St Martin's Griffin, New York, 1998)
Time Magazine. Oct. 21, 1929.