Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Royal Profile: Theodor Rosanes af Rosenborg

Theodor Christian Emanuel Rosanes af Rosenborg was born 19 June 2008, the youngest of four children of Countess Camilla  af Rosenborg and Mikael Rosanes {Source}. His maternal grandfather was the late Count Christian af Rosenborg. He has one older sister, and two older brothers:

This youngster holds no royal title, or succession rights, but as a 1st cousin 2x removed, he is kind of part of the Royal Family, but not really. Because he isn't technically part of the Royal Family, little is known about him.

In 2013, he was likely among the children during his grandfather's funeral{Photos}. He likely attended the funeral of his grandmother the next year.

Royal Profile: Princess Margarite von Hohenberg, Archduchess of Austria

Princess Margarite Elisabeth Juliana Maria von Hohenberg, Archduchess of Austria was born on 19 June 1963 as the eldest daughter of Prince Albrecht von Hohenberg and Leontine Letitia Gräfin von Cassis-Faraone {Source}. She has the following siblings, siblings-in-law, and nieces and nephews {Source}:

  1. Prince Leo Johannes Prince of Hohenberg (1964)
    1. Rosalind Roque Alcoforado (m. 1994)
      1. Princess Genevieve von Hohenberg (1998)
      2. Prince Adrien Prinz von Hohenberg (2003)
  2. Princess Johanna Sophie Carolina Maria von Hochburg, Grafin von Henckel von Donnersmarck (1966)
    1. Andreas Graf Henckel von Donnersmarck (m. 1995)
      1. Laura Marie Adelaide Katharina Henckel von Donnersmarck (1997)
      2. Marie Margarethe Franziska Kunigarde Henckel von Donnersmarck (1998)
      3. Ludwig Henckel von Donnersmarck (2001)
      4. Albrecht Henckel von Donnersmarck (2006)
  3. Princess Katharina Aglae Franziska Maria von Hohenberg (1969)
    1. Carlos Manuel Mendez de Vigo y Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg (1969, M. 1997)
Princess Margarite von Hohenberg married Archduke Joseph Karl of Austria on 28 December 1990, civilly, and 20 April 1991 religiously {Source}. With her husband, she has a daughter and two sons {Source}

Monday, June 18, 2018

Royal Profile: Countess Zaria van Oranje-Nassau, Jonkvrouw van Amsberg

Countess Joanna Zaria Nicoline Milou  van Oranje-Nassau, Jonkvrouw van Amsberg was born 18 June 2006 as the second daughter of Prince Friso van Oranje-Nassau & Princess Mabel van Oranje-Nassau{Source}.

She has one sister:


Her godparents are:
  • King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands (paternal uncle)
  • Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Parma, The Count of Bardi (her father's maternal first cousin) Nicoline Wisse Smit (maternal aunt)
  • Ruben Amerling (friend of her parents)
  • Maria Luz Luano (friends of her parents)

Because her father did not seek parliamentary approval before marrying her mother, she is not in line for the throne of The Netherlands. By Royal Decree of 19 March 2004, nr. 126 is determined that all children of the couple will bear the title of Count (Countess) of Orange-Nassau and the honorific Jonkheer (Jonkvrouwe) van Amsberg, and have the surname Van Oranje-Nassau van Amsberg. The titles are hereditary in male lineage {Source}. She is also distantly in line for the British throne, via her ancestor William the Silent (I think-if anyone knows the connection, feel free to let me know).
 
Due to her parents controversial marriage, she and her sister were primarily raised in London. However, since their father's accident in 2012 and subsequent death in 2013, I believe Princess Mabel has returned with her daughters to The Netherlands.
 
 
She was named:
 

Royal Profile: Countess Margherita von und zu Arco-Zinneberg

Countess Margherita Ginevra Maria von und zu Arco-Zinneberg was born 18 June 1983 as the second of six daughters of Archduchess Maria Beatrice of Austria-Este, Countess von und zu Arco-Zinneberg Count Riprand von und zu Arco-Zinneberg {Source}. Her one elder sister and four younger sisters are{Source}:
  1. Countess Anna Therese Marie von und zu Arco-Zinneberg (1981)
  2. Countess Olympia Elena Maria von und zu Arco-Zinneberg (1988)
  3. Countess Maximiliana Aimée Maria von und zu Arco-Zinneberg (1990)
  4. Countess Marie Gabrielle Hillary von und zu Arco-Zinneberg (1992)
  5. Countess Giorgiana Astrid Maria von und zu Arco-Zinneberg (1997)
It's likely she had a worldly education, having been raised in Germany and the United States. It's also fairly likely that she has lived some-what of a normal life. 

She is a niece of Princess Astrid of Belgium, The Archduchess of Austria-Este & Prince Lorenz of Belgium, The Archduke of Austria-Este.

 She is named:
  • Margherita: for her maternal grandmother
  • Ginevra: the italian form of Juniper, meaning Guinevere (Guenièvre in French), a variant Old French spelling of Gwenhwyfar, which in Welsh is a combination of the word gwen (mod. gwyn) which means "white" or "fair" and hwyfar which means a "spirit" or "fairy".
  • Maria: for her paternal grandmother, Countess Maria Theresia von und zu Arco-Zinneberg

Royal Profile: Prince Michel of Yugoslavia

Prince Michel of Yugoslavia was born 18 June 1958  as the son of Prince Alexander of Yugoslaiva and his first wife, Princess Maria Pia of Savoy {Source}. He has four brothers and a sister, one of who is his twin and a younger brother who is his half-brother, as well as a brother-in-law, two nieces and a nephew {Source}:
  1. Prince Sergius Wladimir Emanuel Marie of Yugoslavia (1963)
  2. Princess Helene Olga Lydia Tamara Maria of Yugoslavia (1963)
    1. Thierry Gaubert (m. 1988)
      1. Milena Maria-Pia Angelique Armaule Gaubert (1988)
      2. Nastasia Marie-José Tania Vanessa Isabelle Gaubert (1991)
      3. Leopold Umberto Armand Michel Gaubert (1997)
  3. Prince Dushan Paul of Yugoslavia (1977, half brother)
From his mother's side, he has the following stepsiblings, stepsiblings-in-law, and stepnieces and newphews:
  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 (d. 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)
  3. Princess Sybil Marie Josephine Anne Victorie of Bourbon-Parma (1954)
    1. Craig Richards (m. 1997)
  4. Princess Victoire Maria Pia Josephe Philippe Isaure of Bourbon-Parma (1957-2001)
    1. Baron Ernst von Gecmen-Waldek (1974-1988, div)
      1. Baroness Tatiana von Gecmen-Waldek (1974), 
        1. Michael Berger-Sandhofer (m. 1995)
      2. Baron Vincent Nicholas von Gecmen-Waldek (1981)
  5. Prince Charles-Emmanuel Marie Joseph Jacques Hely of Bourbon-Parma (1961)
    1. Constance de Ravinel (m.1991)
      1. Prince Amaury Yves Michel Marie Joseph 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-Parme (1999)
  6. Ms. Amélie de Bourbon de Parme (1977)
    1.  Igor Bogdanoff (m. 2009)
      1. Master Alexandre Bogdanoff (2011)
He married Sophia de Toledo on 6 November 1985, and they were divorced the following year without issue {Source}. 

Royal Profile: Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia

Prince Dimitrije "Dimitri" of Yugoslavia was born 18 June 1958 as the son of Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia and his first wife, Princess Maria Pia of Savoy {Source}. He has a twin brother, and two younger siblings, a brother-in-law, as well as a half brother{Source}:
  1. Prince Sergius Wladimir Emanuel Marie of Yugoslavia (1963)
  2. Princess Helene Olga Lydia Tamara Maria of Yugoslavia (1963)
    1. Thierry Gaubert (m. 1988)
      1. Milena Maria-Pia Angelique Armaule Gaubert (1988)
      2. Nastasia Marie-José Tania Vanessa Isabelle Gaubert (1991)
      3. Leopold Umberto Armand Michel Gaubert (1997)
  3. Prince Dushan Paul of Yugoslavia (1977, half brother)

On his mother's side, he has the following stepsiblings:

  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 (d. 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)
  3. Princess Sybil Marie Josephine Anne Victorie of Bourbon-Parma (1954)
    1. Craig Richards (m. 1997)
  4. Princess Victoire Maria Pia Josephe Philippe Isaure of Bourbon-Parma (1957-2001)
    1. Baron Ernst von Gecmen-Waldek (1974-1988, div)
      1. Baroness Tatiana von Gecmen-Waldek (1974), 
        1. Michael Berger-Sandhofer (m. 1995)
      2. Baron Vincent Nicholas von Gecmen-Waldek (1981)
  5. Prince Charles-Emmanuel Marie Joseph Jacques Hely of Bourbon-Parma (1961)
    1. Constance de Ravinel (m.1991)
      1. Prince Amaury Yves Michel Marie Joseph 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-Parme (1999)
  6. Ms. Amélie de Bourbon de Parme (1977)
    1.  Igor Bogdanoff (m. 2009)
      1. Master Alexandre Bogdanoff (2011)
He founded, and acts as president and creative director of the Prince Dimitri Company {Source}. He is a former Vice President of the jewlery department as Sotheby's auction House {Source}. He was named on the International Best Dressed List's Hall of Fame in 1994 {Source}.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

The Royal Recap of the Royals You Love: June 11-17, 2018


Belgium

-King Philippe & Queen Mathilde visited the painting restoration workshop of the Royal Institute for Artistic Heritage (IRPA) on Monday {Source}

-King Philippe awarded the 2018 Francqui Award on Monday {Source}. On Wednesday, he held an audience with Brussels's Minister of Housing, Quality of Life, Environment and Energy and attended the inauguration of GAN Belgium {Photos} {Source}.

-Queen Mathilde attended a symposium on women's entrepreneurship with the theme There's no Planet B: Implementing Sustainable Goals on Tuesday {Source}. On Thursday, Belgium's Queen consort chaired a round table with representatives of companies involved in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals {Source}{Photos}

Bulgaria

-King Simeon II celebrated his 81st birthday on Saturday.

Denmark


-Crown Prince Fredrik officially opened the new Danish representation in NATO's new headquarters on Tuesday {Photos}. On Wednesday, the future monarch participated in the inauguration of Campus Bornholm's new building {Source}.

-Crown Princess Mary held meetings with former Secretary-General of the UN Ban Ki-Moon on Monday {Photos}

-Prince Jochim & Princess Marie visited the People's Meeting on Friday {Photos} {Source}

-Prince Joachim attended the opening of the 2018 European Association of geoscientists and engineers (Eage) on Monday {Photos}. On Tuesday, the younger son of the monarch attended a presentation with Skoleskibet Danmark from Vedbæk to Copenhagen {Source}

-Princess Marie undertook a two-day study visit at the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service on Tuesday and Wednesday {Source}

-Princess Benedikte of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg attended the 50th anniversary of The Danish Nurses Association on Thursday {Photos}

France

-Prince Henri d'Orléans, The Count of Paris, The Duke of France celebrated his 85th birthday on Thursday.

Germany

-Count Conrad Hans-Heinrich Ernst-August von Hochberg celebrated his 33rd birthday on Sunday.

Great Britain

-Queen Elizabeth II & Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex visited Mersey Gateway Bridge, met architects, planners and community representatives involved in the concept, design and build of the bridge before The Queen unveiled a plaque to mark the official opening,  observed a 72 second silence in memory of the people who died in the Grenfell Tower fire, visited Storyhouse and visited the children's library of Storyhouse to watch a performance called Fallen Angels on Thursday {Photos}

-The Prince Charles of Wales & Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall attended the 20 anniversary commemorations of the Omagh Bomb with a visit to the Omagh Memorial Garden on Wednesday {Photos}. On Friday, the future monarch and his consort began a tour of Ireland, where they visited The English Market, and attended a Civic reception at Cork City Hall and attended an evening official dinner after doing separate engagements in the afternoon {Photos}. On Saturday, they concluded their Ireland visit with a visit the Count Kerry, where they visited Derrynane House, watched children take part in the 2018 Volvo Ocean Race 'Turn the Tide on Plastic' campaign and watched rehearsals taking place at the Siamse Tire National Folk Theatre {Photos}

-The Prince Charles of Wales attended a community event  of the Ulster Orchestra, met with groups from around Belfast that provide regular community activities at the Carlisle Memorial Church, he spoke with organizers of  a beer festival in Belfast, and tried their craft beer and some local Irish cheese, attended the 50th anniversary celebrations of Ulster University, held an audience with the Leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, and hosted a reception for people from Northern Ireland involved with his charities and organizations on Tuesday {Photos}. On Friday, the future monarch visited  University College Cork, the Maritime College Ireland and meeting military personnel at Irish Navy Ship, Le WB YEATS{Photos}.

-The Prince Andrew, The Duke of York visited the Bayer headquarters, visited Harwell Campus Space Cluster and deployed the Oxford Space Systems antenna, visited Williams Advanced Engineering and the Peking University HSBC Business School on Thursday {Photos}

-Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall visited the Cuanlee Women's Refuge and the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind on Friday{Photos}.

-Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge & The Lady Helen Taylor attended The Royal Marsden Trust Reception on Thursday {Photos}

-The Lady Sarah Chatto & Daniel St. George Chatto celebrated their 24th wedding anniversary on Thursday.

-Prince Edward, The Duke of Kent & Katharine, The Duchess of Kent laid a wreath at the base of the Grenfell Tower at the Remembering Together Event on Thursday {Photos}

-David Charles Carnegie, 4th Duke of Fife & Caroline, The Duchess of Fife celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary on Saturday.

-Sarah, Duchess of York presented at the 2018 Classic BRIT Awards on Wednesday {Photos}. On Saturday, the Queen's former daughter-in-law was awarded the Humanitarian Filming Italy Sardegna Award 2018 {Photos}

Greece

-Princess Alexandra & Nicolas Mirzayantz attended 2018 Fragrance Foundation Awards on Tuesday {Photos}

Japan

-Princess Kako of Akishino graduated from the University of Leeds and returned to Japan on Friday {Source}

Jordan

-King Abdullah II swore in the new Jordanian government cabinet on Friday {Photos}

-Crown Prince Hussein visited Muwaffaq Salti Airbase on Tuesday {Photos}. On Friday, the future monarch of Jordan chaired a meeting of the Crown Prince Foundation’s board of trustees {Photos}

-Prince Hussien Haidara bin Hashim celebrated his 3rd birthday on Friday.


Liechtenstein

-Prince Alois, Hereditary Prince celebrated his 50th birthday on Monday.

Luxembourg

-Princess Amalia de Nassau celebrated her 4th birthday on Friday.


-Princess Sibilla celebrated her 50th birthday on Tuesday.

Monaco

-Prince Albert II, Louis Robert Paul Ducuret & Marie Chevallier attended the opening ceremony of the 2018 Monte-Carlo Television Festival on Friday {Photos}
Marie is Louis's fiancée.

-Princess Stéphanie, Louis Robert Paul Ducruet, Pauline Grace Maguy Ducruet, Camille Marie Kelly Gottlieb & Marie Chevallier attended the 50th anniversary celebrations of the TAG Heuer Monaco Gulf Limited Edition at the Monaco Top Cars Collection Museum on Wednesday {Photos}

-Prince Albert II presented the Prince Rainier III Scholarships on behalf of the Prince Albert I of Monaco Foundation to students at the Institute of Human Paleonthology on Monday {Photos}. On Wednesday, he attended the Jeep Elite final match between AS Monaco and Le Mans {Photos} On Thursday, Monaco's ruler inaugurated the exhibition François-Joseph Bosio, monegasque sculptor, 250th anniversary of his birth {Photos}.

-Princess Stephanie attended the graduation ceremony from the Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace program for midwives of two Ivorian midwives on Wednesday {Photos}

-Christine Knecht de Massy celebrated her 18th birthday on Tuesday.

The Netherlands

-King Williem-Alexander I undertook state visits to Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania from Monday to Friday {Source}{Photos}{Photos}
Queen Maxima was due to attend this state visit, but due to the recent death of her sister, she did not attend.

-Princess Mabel van Oranje was awarded  the Amsterdamdiner Award 2018 on Wednesday {Source}

-Princess Margriet visited the Summer Famine Holiday Camp on Thursday {Source}

-Prof. Dr. Pieter van Vollenhoven attended the plenary program and receives the first copy of the anniversary book ANWB 135 years  on Friday {Source}

Norway

-King Harald V & Queen Sonja visited Sakrisøy and hosted a reception with representatives from the five municipalities that have been visited during the county government - Sørfold, Steigen, Værøy, Røst and Moskenes on Thursday {Source}

-Crown Prince Haakon & Crown Princess Mette-Marit visited Industriutvikling Vest,hosted a luncheon with representatives from Motitech, FeC, & Norwegian Weather Protection, visited Knarvik Industry and Environment & Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk on Thursday {Source}

-Crown Prince Haakon attended the EAT Stockholm Food Forum on Tuesday {Source}. On Wednesday, Norway's future monarch opened this year's Sofienbergleker {Source}. On Friday, the King's only son celebrated the 50th anniversary of institute NORSAR {Photos}

-Crown Princess Mette-Marit visited the Stine Sofies Foundation and attended the opening of the Grimstad Short Film Festival on Wednesday {Source}

Romania

-Margareta, Custodian of the Crown, Prince Radu & Princess Maria met with the military sailors and visit the King Ferdinand frigate on Tuesday {Source}.

-Margareta, Custodian of the Crown & Prince Radu held an audience with Presidential Adviser Laurenţiu Ştefan and Mrs. Georgeta Bratu on Thursday {Source}

Spain

-Infanta Cristina celebrated her 53rd birthday on Wednesday.

-Don Bruno Alejandro Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón celebrated his 47th birthday on Friday.

Sweden

-King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia & Princess Madeleine attended the 2018 Polar Music Prize on Thursday {Source}

-King Carl XVI Gustav & Queen Silvia attended the Drottningholmsteater friends' gathering ceremony on Tuesday {Source}. On Wednesday, the Swedish monarch and consort held an audience with the President and Vice President of Gustavus Adolphus College {Source}. On Wednesday, they hosted a reception for the International Gastronomic Academy {Source}

-King Carl XVI Gustav & Prince Carl Philip participated in Stenhammardagen on Monday {Source}

-Prince Carl Philip & Princess Sofia celebrated their 3rd wedding anniversary on Wednesday.

-King Carl XVI Gustav attended an awards ceremony to award the HM King's medal and Litteris an Artibus on Tuesday {Source}. On Thursday, he held audiences with newly appointed ambassadors from Belarus, Chile, Yemen and Philippines {Source}

-Crown Princess Victoria attended the EAT Stockholm Food Forum on Monday {Source}. On Tuesday, the future Swedish Queen continued her provences walks by visiting Skåne {Source}. On Thursday, the eldest daughter of the current monarch participated in the conference AquaVision called Meeting tomorrow today  {Source}

-Prince Daniel attended the EAT Stockholm Food Forum on Tuesday {Source}

-Princess Sofia attended the Sophia Symphony's graduation ceremony on Monday {Source}

-Prince Nicholas celebrated his 3rd birthday on Friday.

Royal Profile: Theodor Rosanes af Rosenborg

Theodor Christian Emanuel Rosanes af Rosenborg was born 19 June 2008, the youngest of four children of Countess Camilla  af Rosenborg and M...