Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Royal Profile: Princess Iman bint Abdullah of Jordan

Princess Iman bint Abdullah of Jordan was born 27 September 1996, the second child and elder daughter of King Abdullah II of Jordan and Queen Rania of Jordan {Source}. She has an older brother and a younger brother and sister {Source}:

Little is known about her, but it is possible she attended International Academy Amman with her sister, Princess Salma who is 4 years and a day younger. Princess Iman was known to be a keen athlete at the school. Like her brother, she is attending Georgetown University{Source}.

She has accompanied her parents on several official events. On 19 June 2010, Princess Iman accompanied her parents to the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden to Daniel Westling. The princess has also accompanied her parents to visits to the United Kingdom, France, Italy, China and Japan.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Royal Profile: Princess Salma of Jordan

Princess Salma bint Abdullah was born 26 September 2000, the third child and second daughter  of King Abdullah II of Jordan and Queen Rania of Jordan {Source}. She has an older brother and sister as well as a  younger brother {Source}:
She attends  International Academy, Amman  as a ninth grader.

Royal Profile: Archduke Alexander of Austria

Archduke Alexander Hector Marie Karl Leopold Marcus d'Aviano of Austria was born 26 September 1990 as the youngest son and second youngest child of Archduke Carl Christian of Austria and Archduchess Marie Astrid of Austria, Princess of Luxembourg{Source}. He has the following brothers, sisters, siblings in law, and nieces and nephews{Source}:

  1. Archduchess Marie Christine of Austria, Countess de Limburg-Stirum (1983)
    1. Count Rodolphe de Limburg-Stirum (1979)
      1. Count Léopold Menno Philippe Gabriel François-Xavier Marie Joseph Ghislain de Limburg-Stirum (2011)
      2. Count Constantin de Limburg-Stirum (2013)
  2. Archduke Imre of Austria (1985)
    1. Archduchess Kathleen Elizabeth of Austria (1986)
      1. Archduchess Maria-Stella Elizabeth Christiana Yolande Alberta of Austria (2013)
      2. Archduchess Magdalena Maria Alexandra Zita Charlotte of Austria (2016)
  3. Archduke Christoph of Austria (1988)
    1. Archduchess Adélaïde of Austria (1989)
      1. Archduchess Katarina Marie-Christine Fabiola of Austria (2014)
  4. Archduke Alexander of Austria (1990)
  5. Archduchess Gabriella of Austria (1994)
He is related to the Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg. Other than this, not much is known about him.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

The Recap of the Royals You Love: September 19-25, 2016


-King Philippe visited the European Central Bank (ECB) to address topical financial issues on Tuesday {Photos}. On Thursday, he attended an exercise of the rescue plan at Antwerp Airport {Photos}

-Queen Mathilde visited L'institute De Mot-Couvreur on Wednesday {Photos}

-Princess Astrid, The Archduchess of Austria-Este & Prince Lorenz, The Archduke of Austria-Este celebrated their 32nd wedding anniversary on Thursday.

Great Britain
-Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh & The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex
saw The Countess of Wessex off on her The Duke of Edinburgh Diamond Challenge on Monday {Photos}.

-The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex, The Lady Louise Alice Elizabeth Mary Mountbatten-Windsor & James Arthur Philip Theo Mountbatten-Windsor, Viscount Sevrn greeted The Countess of Wessex as she neared the end of her The Duke of Edinburgh Diamond Challenge at Buckingham Palace on Sunday {Photos}.
Also amongst the crowd was The Countess of Wessex's father, Christopher Rhys-Jones.

-Sophie, The Countess of Wessex undertook her The Duke of Edinburgh Diamond Challenge by bicycling 450 miles from the Holyrood Palace in Scotland to Buckingham Palace in London this week {See her day-to-day blog here}

-Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge & Princess Charlotte of Cambridge
embarked on their official tour of Canada on Saturday {Photos}.

-Prince Harry of Wales participated in the Streetsport Initiative during his visit to Robert Gordon University on Tuesday {Photos}

-Albert Louis Philip Edward Windsor celebrated his 9th birthday on Thursday.


-Princess Maria Pia of Bourbon-Parma celebrated her 82nd birthday on Saturday.


-Grand Duke Jean held an audience with a delegation of the Board of the National Museum of Military History on Tuesday {Photos}

-Prince Felix & Princess Claire
celebrated their 3rd wedding anniversary on Wednesday.

-Prince Guillaume & Princess Sibilla
celebrated their 22nd wedding anniversary on Saturday.

-Prince Noah de Nassau
celebrated his 9th birthday on Wednesday.


-Prince Albert II inaugurated the atrium at Lycée technique et hôtelier de Monaco on Monday {Photos}. On Wednesday, Monaco's ruler visited the ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) site in Cadarache for a presentation and a tour of the worksite {Photos}. On Thursday, he attended a cocktail party to celebrate Monaco's Washington DC embassy's 10th Anniversary {Photos}

-Prince Albert II & Pauline Grace Maguy Ducruet attended the inauguration of the Princess Grace Salon Cartier boutique and viewed the Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco exhibit on display there on Friday {Photos}
Miss Ducruet is currently studying at The New School's Parsons School of Design and living in New York City, and Prince Albert II is currently in the US for the UN General Assembly meeting.
-Alexia Knecht de Massy celebrated her 15th birthday on Wednesday.

The Netherlands
-King Williem-Alexander, Queen Maxima, Prince Constanijn & Princess Laurentien
attended Prinsjesdag 2016 on Tuesday {Photos} {Photos}.

-King Willem Alexander attended the celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport on Monday {Photos}


-King Harald V, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Märtha Louise & Princess Astrid, Mrs Ferner attended a screening of King No on Thursday {Source}.

-King Harald V & Queen Sonja
finished the end of their royal boat tour on the Royal Yacht Norway on Friday {Source}.

-Crown Prince Haakon & Crown Princess Mette-Marit
attended VIBROdebatt 2016 on Thursday {Source}

-Queen Sonja
attended the opening of the exhibitation "Texture" on Friday {Source}

-Crown Prince Haakon attended the Ny-Ålesund Symposium this week {Source}

-Princess Märtha Louise celebrated her 45th birthday on Thursday


-King Felipe VI & Queen Letizia visited the headquarters of the Instituto Cervantes on Tuesday {Video}

-King Felipe VI participated in the opening of the 71st UN General Assembly on Monday and Tuesday {Source}.

-Queen Letizia met with the head of the UN committee on Food and Agriculture Organization on Monday and Tuesday {Source}.

-Luis Juan Fernández-Sastrón y Gómez-Acebo celebrated his 25th birthday on Friday.


-Crown Princess Victoria visited one of NYC’s leading fashion trade shows Capsuleshow and met with Swedish brands and exhibitors on Monday {Source}.

-Prince Daniel attended temadag om hälsa med fokus på barn och unga 2016 on Tuesday {Source}.

-Hélène Ingeborg Sibylla Silfverschiold, Baroness Silfverschiold
celebrated her 48th birthday on Tuesday.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Royal Profile: Princess Maria Pia of Bourbon-Parma

Princess Maria Pia Elena Elisabetta Margherita Milena Mafalda Ludovica Tecla Gennara of Bourbon-Parma was born Princess Maria Pia Elena Elisabetta Margherita Milena Mafalda Ludovica Tecla Gennara of Savoy on 24 September 1934 as the first child of Umberto II of Italy and Marie-José of Belgium{Source}.She was the eldest of four children {Source}:

  1. Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples (1937)
    1. Marina, Princess of Naples (1935, m. 1971)
      1. Emanuele Filiberto, Prince of Venice (1972)
        1.  Clotilde, Princess of Venice (1972)
          1. Princess Vittoria of Savoy (2003)
          2. Princess Luisa of Savoy (2006)
          3. two adopted sons
  2. Princess Maria Gabriella of Savoy (1940)
    1. Robert Zellinger de Balkany (1931-2015, m. 1969, div 1990)
      1. Marie Elizabeth Zellinger de Balkany (1972)
        1. Olivier Janssens (1964, m. 2002)
          1. Gabriella Luise Maria Janssens (2004)
          2. Tommaso Janssens (2005)
          3. Louis Janssens (2009)
  3. Princess Maria Beatrice Caroline of Savoy (1943)
    1. Luis Rafael Reyna-Corvalán y Dillon(1939-1999, m. 1970)
      1. Rafael Humberto Lupo Corvalán-Reyna y de Saboya (1970-1994)
        1. Margaret Beatty Tyler (1966, engaged, never married) 
          1. Uriel Tyler (1994)
      2. Patrizio Corvalán-Reyna y de Saboya (1971–1971)
      3. Azaea Beatrice Corvalán-Reyna y de Saboya (1973)
        1. Arturo Pando y Mundet (1973, m. 1996, div)
          1. Marie José Pando y Corvalán-Reyna (1996)

She married Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia on 12 February 1955{Source}.Together, they have four children, two sets of twins{Source}:

  1. Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia (1958)
  2. Prince Michael of Yugoslavia (1958)
  3. Prince Sergius Wladimir Emanuel Marie of Yugoslavia (1963)
  4. 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)

She and Prince Alexander divorced in 1967 {Source}. Princess Maria-Pia would remarry Prince Michel of Bourbon-Parma in 2003{Source}.Upon her re-marriage, she became stepmother to{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 (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)
    2. Baroness Tatiana von Gecmen-Waldek (1974)
      1. Michael Berger-Sandhofer (m. 1995)
    3. 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)
    2. Master Alexandre Bogdanoff (2011)
She is a cousin of King Albert II of Belgium-King Albert's father (Leopold III) was the elder brother of Princess Maria Pia's mother, Princess Marie-José of Belgium. Upon the abolishment of the Italian monarchy, she and her family first fled to Portugal, then to Switzerland.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Royal Profile: Luis Juan Fernández-Sastrón y Gómez-Acebo

Luis Juan Fernández-Sastrón y Gómez-Acebo was born 23 September 1991, as the eldest grandchild of Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz, Dowager Viscountess of la Torre{Source}. His parents are Doña Simoneta Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón and José Miguel Fernández y Sastrón {Source}. He has two siblings{Source}:
As he is not technically or is technically a minor member of the Spanish Royal Family (pending on if you see his grandmother's abdication prior to the adaption of the constitution and define "descendants of King Juan Carlos I" as his sisters and their descendants as well), little is known about him nor does he perform public duties, one can assume he lives a fairly normal life of a 25 year old.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Royal Profile: Albert Louis Philip Edward Windsor

Albert Louis Philip Edward Windsor was born 22 September 2007 as the first son of Lord Nicholas Windsor and Lady Nicolas (Paola) Windsor {Source}

He has the following brothers:
He is the 8th grandchild of The Duke and Duchess of Kent.

He is named:

  1. Albert:He is the first child to carry the name Albert since King George VI, but his parents say he is named for St. Albert the Great. 
  2. Louis: for his maternal grandfather
  3. Edward: For his paternal grandfather
  4. Philip:  in honor of St. Philip Neri

An Early Day Motion in the House of Commons welcomed the Baptism of Albert as the first Royal child to be Baptised a Catholic since 1688 {Source}.

Due to becoming Catholic, he is not in succession for the British throne. He shares a birthday with Princess Märtha Louise of Norway.