Monday, November 11, 2019

Royal Profile: Archduchess Maria-Stella of Austria

Archduchess Maria-Stella Elizabeth Christiana Yolande Alberta of Austria was born 11 November 2013 as the first child of Archduke Imre of Austria & Archduchess Kathleen of Austria {Source}. She has two younger sisters{Source}:

She was baptized about a month after her birth, with no word on who her godparents were {Source}. She resides in Luxembourg with her parents and little sisters {Source}. It's likely she'll learn to speak English, French, and German.

She shares a birthday with her father's cousin, The Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg. She is the fifth great-grandchild and first great-granddaughter of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg & Grand Duchess Charlotte (nee Princess of Belgium) and the fourth great-granddaughter of Archduchess Yolande {Source}. She is the third grandchild and eldest granddaughter of Archduke Carl Christian of Austria and Archduchess Marie Astrid of Austria, Princess of Luxembourg.

Royal Profile: Prince Dasho Ugyen Jigme Wangchuck of Bhutan

Prince Dasho Ugyen Jugme Wangchuck of Bhutan was born on 11 November 1994 as the only son and youngest child of King Jigme Singye Wangchuck and his second wife, Queen Mother Ashi Tshering Pem {Source}. He has two older sisters and a host of half-siblings, as well as several siblings-in-law, and a couple of nephews {Source}:
  1. King Druk Gyalpo Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (1980)
    1. Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan (1990, m. 2011)
      1. Crown Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck (2016)
  2. Princess Ashi Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck (1980)
    1. Dasho Sangay Wangchuk (m. 2005)
    2. Son (2006) {Source}
  3. Princess Ashi Dechen Yangzom Wangchuck (1981)
    1. Dasho Tandin Namgyel (2009)
  4. Princess Ashi Sonam Dechen Wangchuck (1981)
    1. Dasho Phub W. Dorji (m. 2009)
  5. Princess Ashi Kesang Choden Wangchuck (1982)
    1. Dasho Palden Yoeser Thinley (2008)
      1. Dasho Jamgyel Singye Wangchuck
      2. Dasho Ugyen Junay Wangchuck
  6. Prince Dasho Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck (1984)
  7. Prince Dasho Khamsum Singye Wangchuck (1985)
  8. Prince Dasho Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (1986)
    1. Yetsho Lhamo (m. 2013)
  9. Princess Ashi Euphelma Choden Wangchuck (1993)

Like his elder siblings, he began his education in Bhutan before going off on a worldly education. He has been educated in Bhutan, Switzerland and England. He attended the Early Learning Centre in Bhutan until 2008, before going to Le Institut Le Rosey in Switzerland, where he graduated in 2012. He is currently a student in England at the Central Saint Martins of the University of the Arts London.

Prince Ugyen Jigme Wangchuck has participated in a large amount of official royal matters including foreign affairs meetings. He also holds several honors in Bhutan, including:

  • Commemorative Silver Jubilee Medal of King Jigme Singye (June 1999, age 4)
  • King Jigme Khesar Investiture Medal (11/6/2008) {Source}

Royal Profile: Prince Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg

Prince Guillaume Jean Joseph Marie, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg was born 11 November 1981, the eldest child of of  the then-Prince Henri, Hereditary Grand Duke & Princess Maria Teresa, Hereditary Grand Duchess{Source}.

He has 3 brothers, 1 sister, two sisters-in-law, two nephews and a niece{Source}:

  1. Prince Félix of Luxembourg (1984)
    1. Princess Claire of Luxembourg (1984)
      1. Princess Amalia Gabriela Maria Teresa de Nassau (2014)
      2. Prince Liam Henri Harmut de Nassau (2016)
  2. Prince Louis of Luxembourg (1986)
    1. Tessy Antony-de Nassau (1985, m. 2006-2017)
      1. Prince Gabriel de Nassau (2006)
      2. Prince Noah de Nassau (2007)
  3. Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg (1991)
  4. Prince Sébastien of Luxembourg (1992)

At birth, he was known simply as Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg, and was 2nd in line for the throne after his father{Source}. With the abdication of his grandfather in 2000, he has been known as Prince Guillaume Jean Joseph Marie, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg{Source}.

In April 2012, it was announced that he was engaged to Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy{Source}. Their wedding was celebrated on 20th October 2012{Source}. As of 2016, they currently do not have children.

The future Grand Duke speaks many languages including Luxembourgish, French, English, German and Spanish{Source}.

Prince Guillaume attended schools in Europe, mostly in Luxembourg, Switzerland, and England {Source}. He attended Lorentzweiler primary school and completed His lower secondary education at Lycée Robert Schuman{Source}. After that, he went to Switzerland, where he attended Collège Beausoleil in the passing his French Baccalaureate in 2001{Source}. From September 2001 to August 2002, he attended Sandhurst Royal Military Academy{Source}, he was commissioned as an officer in the Luxembourg Army in December 2002, and presently holds the rank on Lieutenant-Colonel {Source}. In June 2009, he was awarded a Bachelor's Degree with honors in Humanities and Languages with a specialization in Political Science from the University of Angers (France) {Source}.

The Hereditary Grand Duke and his wife, Princess Stéphanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Countess de Lannoy moved to London in mid-2018, where the future Grand Duke began a post-graduate training course at the Royal College of Defence Studies in September.

The future Grand Duke has many interests. He has a keen interest in the significant geopolitical events of our time {Source}. In 2005, he took part in the United Nation’s “Millennium Conference” in New York {Source}. Prince Guillaume also participates in many activities in Luxembourg. Since 2001, he has served as honorary president of the Board of Economic Developement {Source}. He has served as a member of the State Council (Conseil d'Etat) since June 2005{Source}.He is also a board member of the “Fondation du Grand-Duc et de la Grande-Duchesse”{Source}. He is High Patron of{Source}:
  • The Luxembourg Cycling Federation
  • The Luxembourg Youth Hostel Association
  • The Association nationale des victimes de la Route
  • The European Union Youth Wind Orchestra
  • Association Jonk Entrepreneuren

Prince Guillaume is interested in politics, economics and philosophy; His favorite books include biographies and historical novels{Source}. The Prince enjoys music, both classical and modern, and plays piano and guitar{Source}. As a child, he used to sing in the Pueri Cantores Choir of Luxembourg{Source}. In Switzerland, He was a singer in the school rock band{Source}. Among performing arts, Prince Guillaume particularly enjoys theatre; He took part in several school plays during his studies in Switzerland{Source}. He is also a keen sportsman and enjoys football, tennis, skiing, swimming and water sports{Source}.

Prince Guillaume has also participated in numerous humanitarian and internships.In summer 1997, Prince Guillaume participated in a humanitarian aid camp in Nepal, as a member of the Luxembourg Scout movement{Source}. In 1999, He embarked on a charitable mission to Aguascalientes to bring social and educational assistance to children in one of the poorest regions of Mexico{Source}.In 2003, Prince Guillaume completed a traineeship at Union Chimique Belge, where he participated in the drafting of the company’s historical papers{Source}. In 2004, he internship at Deutsche Bank in London, which enabled him to gain substantial experience in international finance{Source}. In 2005, He took part in various projects with the Spanish branch of Arcelor, a steelmaking company now part of the Arcelor Mittal group{Source}. Since autumn 2010, Prince Guillaume has been appointed honorary President of the board of the “Kräizbierg Foundation", a charity for the disabled, after being its chairman for more than ten years{Source}.

Royal Profile: Azaea Beatrice Corvalán-Reyna y de Saboya

Azaea Beatrice Corvalán-Reyna y de Saboya was born 11 November 1973 as the daughter of Princess Maria Beatrice of Savoy and Luis Reyna-Corvallan y Dillon {Source}. She had two brothers{Source}:
  1. Prince Rafaello of Savoy (1970-1994, suicide)
  2. Prince Patrizio of Savoy (1971-1971)
She married Arturo Pando y Mundet in 1996{Source}. Together they have one daughter{Source}:
Marie José Pando y Corvalán-Reyna (1996)
She is a maternal granddaughter of the last King of Italy, Umberto II {Source}. Emanuele Filiberto, Prince of Venice and Piedmont, Prince Sergius of Yugoslavia, Princess Helene of Yugoslavia, Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia & Prince Michael of Yugoslavia are her cousins.

Royal Profile: King Jigme Singye Wangchuck of Bhutan

King Jigme Singye Wangchuck of Bhutan was born 11 November 1955 as the son of Kinh Jigme Dorji Wangchuck and Ashi Kesang Choden Wangchuck.
He has the following siblings:
  • Sonam Choden Wangchuck
  • Dechan Wangmo Wangchuck
  • Pema Lhaden Wangchuck
  • Kesang Wangmo Wangchuck

He has four wives, five daughters, and five sons. He also has several children and children-in-law and grandchildren {Source}:

  1. Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck (1955) (wife 1)
    1. Princess Ashi Sonam Dechen Wangchuck (1981)
      1. Dasho Phub W. Dorji (m. 2009)
    2. Prince Dasho Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck (1984)
  2. Ashi Tshering Pem Wangchuck (1957) (wife 2)
    1. Princess Ashi Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck (1980)
      1. Dasho Sangay Wangchuk (m. 2005)
        1. Son (2006) {Source}
    2. Princess Ashi Kesang Choden Wangchuck (1982)
      1. Dasho Palden Yoeser Thinley (2008)
        1. Dasho Jamgyel Singye Wangchuck
        2. Dasho Ugyen Junay Wangchuck
    3. Prince Dasho Ugyen Jigme Wangchuck (1994)
  3. Ashi Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck (1959) (wife 3)
    1. King Druk Gyalpo Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (1980)
      1. Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan (1990, m. 2011)
        1. Crown Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck (2016)
    2. Princess Ashi Dechen Yangzom Wangchuck (1981)
      1. Dasho Tandin Namgyel (2009)
    3. Prince Dasho Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (1986)
      1. Yetsho Lhamo (m. 2013)
  4. Ashi Sangay Choden Wangchuck (1963) (wife 4)
    1. Prince Dasho Khamsum Singye Wangchuck (1985)
    2. Princess Ashi Euphelma Choden Wangchuck (1993)

He began public duties at an early age. At the age of four, sometime in 1959, the young Crown Prince received the offerings of good wishes and respects by the public, monks and officials for the first time in Tashi Chodzong.

He was educated in Bhutan, India, and England. He attended his very early education with tutors at the palace in Bhutan. He attended St Joseph’s College, Darjeeling in India. In 1964, he attended Heatherdown Prep School, where he completed his studies in 1969.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

The Royal Recap of the Royals You Love: November 4-10, 2019


-King Philippe & Queen Mathilde visited Penitentiary Agricultural Center in Ruiselede, attended a meeting of several West Flemish business leaders on the impact of the Brexit on Wednesday {Photos}{Photos}


-Crown Prince Fredrik & Crown Princess Mary announced they will undertake an official visit to Poland to markthe 100th anniversary of the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between Denmark and Poland at the end of November 2019 on Friday {Source}

-Queen Margrethe II attended the University of Copenhagen's annual celebration of its founding and attended opening of the special exhibition Germany at the National Museum on Friday {Source}{Source}

-Crown Prince Fredrik visited Copenhagen Schools to discuss the Foundation for Entrepreneurship on Wednesday {Source}

-Crown Princess Mary attended the presentation of this year's Magasin du Nord Fashion Prize at Charlottenborgon Tuesday {Source}. On Thursday, the future Danish consort participated in Rödding University's 175th birthday celebration {Source}

-Princess Marie presented the 2019 The Literature Prize of the Francophone Countries at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory and participated in a dinner against food waste on Wednesday {Source}{Source}. On Thursday, she met the Danish departments of Alliance Française and opened an exhibition with a number of Prince Henrik's literary works at the Mulernes Legate School {Photos}. On Friday, the French born Danish princess attended the National Church Aid's Christmas event{Source}. On Saturday, the Queen's younger daughter-in-law attended the opening of the exhibition Christmas at Schackenborg {Source}

-Princess Benedikte, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg attended the Laugenes Show in Moltke's Mansion in Copenhagen on Tuesday {Source}


-Louis Alphonse, Duke of Anjou &Marie Marguerite, Duchess of Anjou celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary on Tuesday.

-Princess Sybil of Bourbon-Parma celebrated her 65th birthday on Sunday.

Great Britain

-Queen Elizabeth II, The Prince Charles of Wales, Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex, The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, Sophie, The Countess of Wessex & Forfar, Sir Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge, Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, Prince Richard, The Duke of Gloucester, Birigitte, The Duchess of Gloucester attended the 2019 Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance on Saturday {Photos} {Photos}{Photos}{Photos}{Photos}

-The Prince Charles of Wales & Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall visited Swiss Cottage Farmers’ Market to celebrate the 20th anniversary of London Farmers' Markets on Wednesday {Photos}

-Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge attended the launch of the National Emergencies Trust on Friday {Photos}.

-Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex & Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex visited the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey on Thursday {Photos}.

-Queen Elizabeth II visited the Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI) village to celebrate the charity’s centenary year on Wednesday {Photos}

-The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex & Forfar visited several Surrey Hills Enterprises this week {Photos}

-Sophie, The Countess of Wessex & Forfar attended the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN) Forum and took part in discussions about Women, Peace and Security, WPS this week {Photos}

-Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge hosted an Investiture ceremony on Monday {Photos}

-Charles Carnegie,The Earl of Southesk announced his engagement to Camille Ascoli on Friday {Source}
Charles is currently 75th in succession and heir apparent to the Dukedom of Fife.

-The Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor celebrated her 16th birthday on Friday.

-Rowan Nash Lascelles celebrated his 42nd birthday on Wednesday.


-King Abdullah II participates in sixth workshop on stimulating economic growth on Wednesday {Photos}

-Princess Fatima al Alia bint Hashim celebrated her 8th birthday on Tuesday.


-Grand Duke Henri visited the exhibit "Lëtzebuerg am 2. Weltkrich" to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the grand duchy of Luxembourg on Firday {Photos}

-Prince Guillaume, The Hereditary Grand Duke visited the workshops of the luxembourg company Cactus on Wednesday {Photos}

-Prince Sébastien attended the academic session held on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the swimming Luxembourg Association on Sunday {Photos}

-Prince Louis attended the final of the fencing tournament of the European Cadet Circuit 2019 and gave the medals to the winners of the tournament on Saturday {Photos}


-Prince Albert II attended the 2019 Prince Albert I Awards on Wednesday {Photos}. On Thursday, he held an audience with Mrs. Noriko Sakashita, who survived thebombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945{Photos}

-Princess Charlene attended the re-opening of an Italian primary school "Parrozzani" after the original school had destroyed during the earthquake of 9 November 2016 on Saturday {Photos}


-King Harald V, Queen Sonja & Crown Prince Haakon undertook events to begin an official visit from
Slovenia on Wednesday {Source}


-Irina Walker & John Wesley Walker celebrated their 22nd wedding anniversary on Sunday.


-King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia, Leonor, The Princess of Asturias & Girona & The Infanta Sofia presidedover the events on the occasion of the X Anniversary of the Princess of Girona Foundation on Monday {Source}{Source}

-Alejandro Juan Gómez-Acebo y Cano celebrated his 15th birthday on Tuesday. 

Saudi Arabia

-Princess Ameera bint Aidan bin Nayef Al-Taweel celebrated her 36th birthday on Wednesday.


-King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria & Prince Daniel attended a diplomatic reception on Monday {Source}

-King Carl XVI Gustaf & Crown Princess Victoria held a meeting with members of Sweden's government on Monday {Source}

-Crown Princess Victoria & Prince Daniel visited Bosnia and Herzegovina from Wednesday and Thursday {Source}

-King Carl XVI Gustaf awarded the 2019 New Comer of the Year Award on Monday {Source}. On Thursday, he presented the 2019 Prince Eugen Medals {Source}. On Thursday, he held audiences with newly appointed ambassadors from Denmark, the United States of America, Australia and the Gambia {Source}

Royal Profile: Princess Sybil of Bourbon-Parma

Princess Sybil Marie Josephine Anne Victorie of Bourbon-Parma was born 10 November 1954 as the third child and second daughter of Prince Michel of Bourbon-Parma and Princess Yolande de Broglie-Revel {Source}. She has the following siblings, siblings-in-law, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews {Source}:

  1. Princess Inès Marie Josephe Marguerite Yolande Tatiana of Bourbon-Parma (1952-1981)
    1. Miss Marie Mélodie de Bourbon (1977, adopted 1982, by her grandfather Prince Michael of Bourbon-Parma)
  2. Prince Erik Marie Joseph René Michael Pierre of Bourbon-Parma (1953)
    1. Countess Lydia af Holstein-Ledreborg (div. 1999)
      1. Princess Antonia Monique Charlotte Marie of Bourbon-Parma (1981)
      2. Princess Marie Gabrielle Yolande Camilla Philippine of Bourbon-Parma (1982)
      3. Princess Alexia Thérèse Sybille Eric Charles Marie of Bourbon-Parma (1985)
      4. Prince Michel Knud John Marie Joseph of Bourbon-Parma (1989)
      5. Prince Henri Luitpold Antoine Victor Marie Joseph of Bourbon-Parma (1991)
        1. Archduchess Gabriella of Austria (1994, engaged 2017)
          1. Victoria Antonia Marie-Astrid Lydia de Bourbon de Parme (2017)
  3. Princess Victoire of Bourbon-Parma (1957-2001)
    1. Baron Ernst von Gecmen-Waldek (1943, m. 1974-div prior to 1988)
      1. Baroness Tatiana von Gecmen-Waldek (1974)
        1. Michael Berger-Sandhofer (m. 1995)
      2. Baron Vincent Nicholas von Gecmen-Waldek (1981)
    2. Carlos Ernesto Rodriguez (m. 1993-2001, her death)
  4. Prince Charles-Emmanuel of Bourbon-Parma (1961)
    1. Constance de Ravinel (1971,m. 1991)
      1. Prince Amaury of Bourbon-Parma (1991)
      2. Princess Charlotte Alexe Yolande Marie Joseph of Bourbon-Parma (1993)
      3. Princess Elizabeth Flore Angélique Marie Joseph of Bourbon-Parma (1996)
      4. Princess Zita Angélique Inès Marie Joseph of Bourbon-Parma (1999)

Prince Michel acknowledged a daughter with Laure Le Bourgeois who was born on 13 March 1977 and later legally adopted by her father in June 1997, who later married and has two children:

  1. Amélie Le Bourgeois de Bourbon-Parme Bogdanoff (1977)
    1. Igor Bogdanoff (1949, m. 2009)
    2. Alexandre Bogdanoff (2011)
    3. Constantin Bogdanoff (2014)

Her parents divorced in 1999, and her father remarried Princess Maria Pia of Savoy, thus Princess Sybil gained the following step-siblings, step-siblings-in-law, step-nieces, step-nephews:

  1. Prince Dimitri Umberto Anton Peter Maria of Yugoslavia (1958)
  2. Prince Michael Nicolas Paul George Maria of Yugoslavia (1958)
  3. Prince Sergius Wladimir Emanuel Marie of Yugoslavia (1963)
    1. Sophia de Toledo (m. 1985-1986, div)
    2. Eleonora Rajneri (m. 2004-2017?)
    3. Christiane Galeotti (2017-present?)
      1. Umberto Emmanuel Dimitri Karageorgevitch (2018)
  4. Princess Helene Olga Lydia Tamara Maria of Yugoslavia (1963)
    1. Thierry Alexandre Gaubert (m. 1987-1997/8?)
      1. Milena Maria Pia Angelique Armaule Gaubert (1988)
      2. Nastasia Marie José Tania Vanessa Isabelle Gaubert (1991)
      3. Leopold Umberto Armand Michel Gaubert (1997)
    2. Stanislas Fougeron (m. post 1997)

It is likely that Princess Sybil lives a fairly normal lifestyle.

Royal Profile: Archduchess Maria-Stella of Austria

Archduchess Maria-Stella Elizabeth Christiana Yolande Alberta of Austria was born 11 November 2013 as the first child of Archduke Imre of Au...