Several figures of royalty in England and France owned Pomeranians. This includes:
Queen Victoria (1819-1901). She is perhaps on of the most famous royal figures that not only loved and owned Poms but also played a huge role in their development. Records show the names of at least 3 of her dogs: Marco, Gina and Turi.
Queen Charlotte, who was the wife of George III of England (1744-1818), had two white Pomeranians. She named them Mercury and Phoebe.
The famous Marie Antoinette (1755-1793), Queen of France, had Pomeranians however their names are not known.
Josephine Beauharnais (1763-1814), Empress of France, had Pomeranians; yet again there are no records of the dogs' names.
Poms on Film
Some Pomeranians are silver screen stars themselves. It may not happen often, but there are Poms that have made it to the big screen. Pomeranians appeared in the movie To Die For with Nicole Kidman, Dumb and Dumber, Harlem Nights, X-Files and Cadillac Man with Fran Drescher.
A Pomeranian named Jiff starred in a movie called 'Adventure of Bailey: A Night in Cowtown'. He has also appeared in several TV commercials for Banana Republic and Target.
This famous Pomeranian Sashi, is seen here with her co-stars in the movie 'Chasing Papi' and again shown while filming the movie 'Quigley':