Monday, May 29, 2017

The Royal Recap of the Royals You Love: May 22-28, 2017


-King Philippe & Queen Mathilde held an audience with US President and First Lady Donald and Melania Trump on Tuesday {Photos}. On Thursday the royal couple hosted the President and First Lady of the United States {Photos}

-Princess Astrid, The Archduchess of Austria-Este & Prince Lorenz, The Archduke of Austria-Este attended the Opening Ceremony of the 35th Special Olympics Belgium on Wednesday {Source}

-Princess Astrid, The Archduchess of Austria-Este participated in a marathon for Special Olympics Belgium on Sunday {Photos}

-Princess Maria Laura, Archduchess of Austria-Este & Princess Laetitia Maria, Archduchess of Austria-Este watched their mother participate in a 20km run for Special Olympics Belgium on Sunday {Photos}

-Leopoldo Daniel Moncada celebrated his 16th birthday on Monday.


-Crown Prince FredrMik celebrated his 49th birthday on Friday.

-Prince Joachim & Princess Marie celebrated their 9th wedding anniversary on Wednesday.


-Prince Louis de Bourbon, The Duke of Burgandy, Daupin of France celebrated his 7th birthday on Sunday.

-Prince Alphonse de Bourbon, The Duke of Berry celebrated his 7th birthday on Sunday.

Great Britain

-Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh led a moment of silence in honor of the victims of the Manchester Arena attack on Wednesday {Video}

-Queen Elizabeth II released a statement regarding the attack in Manchester Arena at the Ariana Grande concert {Source}. On Thursday, the United Kingdom's longest-reigning monarch visited those effected at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital {Photos}

-Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex & Sophie, The Countess of Wessex attended a reception  to celebrate the young people who have achieved the Gold Standard in the Award on Wednesday {Source}

-Princess Beatrice of York & Princess Eugenie of York attended The Ultimate Luxury Travel Related Awards 2017 on Monday {Photos}

-Tāne Mahuta Lewis celebrated his 4th birthday on Thursday.

-Sylvana Palma Windsor, The Countess of St. Andrews celebrated her 60th birthday on Sunday.

-Zenouska May Mowatt celebrated her 27th birthday on Friday.

-Louis Arthur Nicholas Windsor celebrated his 2nd birthday on Saturday.


-Prince Amedeo of Savoy-Aosta, Duke of the Abruzzi
 celebrated his 6th birthday on Wednesday.


-King Abdullah II, Queen Rania & Princess Salma attended the 71st Independence Day celebrations on Wednesday {Photos}

-Queen Rania attended the IAA class of 2017 graduation ceremony on Tuesday {Photos}


-Prince Joseph Wenzel celebrated his 22nd birthday on Wednesday.

-Prince Moritz celebrated his 14th birthday on Saturday.


-Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Prince Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke, Princess Stephanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess, Prince Felix, Princess Claire, Princess Amalia de Nassau & Prince Liam de Nassau attended Luxembourg's National Day celebrations on Monday {Photos}{Photos}


-Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene, Andrea Albert Pierre Casiraghi & Pierre Rainier Stefano Casiraghi attended the 2017 Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday {Photos}{Photos}

-Prince Albert II & Princess Charlene met with Monaco Red Cross volunteers who were working the Monaco Grand Prix on Saturday {Photos}

-Prince Albert II released a statement regarding the Manchester attacks on Tuesday{Source}

-Jazmin Grace Grimaldi attended the screening after party for Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales hosted by The Cinema Society at Chefs Club on Tuesday {Photos}

The Netherlands

-Princess Laurentien celebrated her 51st birthday on Thursday.

-Samuel Berhard Louis van Vollenhoven celebrated his 12th birthday on Thursday.


-Crown Princess Margareta presided over two meetings of the Romanian Red Cross on Friday{Source}. On Sunday, the Custodian of the Royal Crown hosted a garden party for children {Source}

-Princess Maria attended a reception for the Bucharest International Film Festival on Wednesday {Source}. On Sunday, the youngest daughter of King Michael visited Timisoara, Romania {Source}


-Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle, Prince Oscar & Prince Carl Philip held an audience with the Men's National Ice Hockey Team on Monday {Photos}

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Royal Profile: Prince Alphonse de Bourbon, The Duke of Berry

Prince Alphonse de Bourbon, The Duke of Berry was born 28 May 2010 as the twin son of The Duke and Duchess of Anjou {Source}. He has an older sister, and a twin brother{Source}:

At birth, he was given the title Duke of Berry. His godparents were Amparo Corell de Trenor baroness de Alacuas & Lorenzo Perales.

Given the fact he and his family are members of pretending throne, little to nothing is known about him.

Royal Profile: Prince Louis de Bourbon, The Duke of Burgandy, Daupin of France

Prince Louis de Bourbon, The Duke of Burgandy, Daupin of France was born 28 May 2010 as the twin son of The Duke and Duchess of Anjou {Source}. He has a twin brother and an older sister{Source}:

At birth, he was given the title Duke of Burgundy. His godparents were Arancha Martínez-Bordíu and Francisco D'Agostino.

Given the fact he and his family are members of pretending throne, little to nothing is known about him. As the elder of the twins, he is the current Dauphin of France and should succeed his father as the head of the House of Bourbon.

Royal Profile: Sylvana Palma Windsor, The Countess of St. Andrews

Sylvana Palma Windsor, The Countess of St. Andrews was born as Syvanna Palma Tomaselli on 28 May 1957 to Maximilian Tomaselli and Josiane Tomaselli {Source}.

She was born in Canada, and spent her primary educational years there. She moved to England to continue her education. She recieved a BA from UBC and an MA from York University in Ontario, and another MA from Cantab. She was a Fellow at St. John's College, University of Cambridge in 2004 {Source}.She is a founding member of the European Centre for the Philosophy of Gender, Siegen, Germany {Source}. Currently, she is a Directorofs tudiens in History Part 1 and Social and Political Sciences at St. John's College, University of Cambridge{Source}

She has been married twice. The first time was to John Paul Jones in December 1977, which ended in divorce without issue in 1981. She married secondly to George, Earl of St. Andrews on 9 January 1988{Source}. Together, she and The Earl of St. Andrews have the following children{Source}:

  • Edward Windsor, Lord Downpatrick (1988)
  • The Lady Mariana-Charlotte Windsor (1992)
  • The Lady Amelia Windsor (1995)
Due to her being brought up in the Catholic faith and not converting prior to marriage, her husband renounced his rights to the crown. Later on, in their teen years, Lord Downpatrick and The Lady Mariana-Charlotte Windsor also renounced their rights to the throne by converting to Catholicism. The Lady Amelia is currently the only one in succession, in 36th place. However, with the new succession rules in effect, because he just married a Catholic, rather than converting to Catholicism himself, he regained his place in succession in 35th place, followed by his youngest child {Source}.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Royal Profile: Louis Windsor

Louis Arthur Nicholas Felix Windsor was born 27 May 2015 as the third son and youngest child of Lord Nicholas Windsor with his wife, Lady Nicolas Windsor (aka Paola Louise Marica Doimi de Lupis) {Source}. He has two older brothers {Source}:
  • Albert Louis Philip Edward Windsor (2007)
  • Leopold Ernest Augustus Guelph Windsor (2009)
Little Louis is currently not in succession due to being Roman Catholic {Source}. If he were in succession, he would be no higher than 42nd place as of May 2016.

It is likely he will live a fairly normal life.

Royal Profile: Prince Moritz of Liechtenstein

Prince Moritz Emanuel Maria of Liechtenstein was born 27 May 2003 in New York City, and is the eldest son of Prince Constantin and Princess Marie{Source}. He has two younger siblings{Source}:

He is presently 8th in line for the throne after two uncles, four cousins and his father.

The teenager is likely kept from the limelight due to his distance to the throne and young age.

In 2012, he joined the rest of the Princely family to celebrate Liechtenstein's National Day {Photos}.

It is likely that he speaks German, as it is the official language of Liechtenstein.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Royal Profile: Zenouska May Mowatt

Zenouska May Mowatt was born 26 May 1990 as the only daughter and elder child of Paul Julian Mowatt and Marina Victoria Alexandra Ogilvy {Source}. She is the granddaughter of Rt. Sir Angus James Robert Bruce Ogilvy and Princess Alexandra of Kent {Source}. Currently, she is 55th in line for the British throne, after the immediate family of reining monarch, The Gloucester family, her great-uncle (The Duke of Kent) and his family, her grandmother, uncle, two cousins, mother and brother {Source}.

Little is known about her, nor does she hold any official role within the monarchy. As of 2003, she was attending St. George's School, Windsor Castle{Source}. Like most 20-somethings, she is active in social media, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (NO,do not even think about asking). She is claimed to be good friends with Princess Beatrice of York and Princess Eugenie of York. As children, they were often seen together, mostly with Sarah, Duchess of York {Photos}.

Since graduating school, she has taken up work experience with the office of Sarah, Duchess of York, and currently works as a manager for the company French Sole {Source}.

While Mowatt holds no offical role like that of her grandmother, she does occasionally attend royal events such as Trooping of Colour and royal weddings. On 5 January 2005, she was at her grandmother's side when they attended her grandfather's funeral services {Photos}. In 2013, she attended the Launch of The Beulah London / French Sole Collaboration at George Club {Source}, and arrived with her grandmother for the Queen's annual Christmas luncheon {Photos}. She appeared at the Trooping of Colour at least once, in 2005 {Source}.

Royal Profile: Crown Prince Fredrik of Denmark

Crown Frederik André Henrik Christian of Denmark, Count of Monpezat was born on 26 May 1968, the elder of two sons to Queen Margrethe II & Prince Henrik of Denmark {Source}. He is first in line to succeed to the throne and is the regent when HM The Queen is out of the country {Source}.

He was christened at Holmens Kirke (the naval church) on 24 June 1968{Source}.His godparents were{Source}:
  • Prince Georg of Denmark (maternal 3rd cousin 1x removed) 
  • Queen Anne-Marie of The Hellenes (maternal aunt)
  • Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte of Luxembourg
  • Maximilien de Watteville-Berckheim, Baron de Watteville-Berckheim
  • Count Etienne de Laborde de Monpezat
  • Mrs Birgitta Juel Hillingsø

He was confirmed on 28 May 1981{Source}.

He has several godchildren of his own:

  • Count Gregers Carl Preben Ahlefeldt-Laurvig-Bille (1995)
  • Prince Constantine-Alexios of Greece and Denmark (1998, his maternal cousin 1x removed)
  • Prince Nikolai William Alexander Frederik of Denmark (1999, his nephew)
  • Countess Ingrid Alexandra Irma Astrid Benedikte von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth (2003, his maternal 1st cousin 1x removed)
  • Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway (2004, his 3rd cousin 1x removed through Frederick VIII of Denmark)
  • Rosemarie Heering (2005)
  • India Handwerk (2006)
  • Countess Ingeborg Wilhelmine Alexandrine Wedell-Wedellsborg (2015)
  • Prince Oscar Carl Olof of Sweden, The Duke of Skåne (2016, his maternal 2nd cousin 1x removed via King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden)

Denmark's future King attended the Krebs' Skole from 1974-1981. His early years (1974-1976), he was associated with the school via a private tutor {Source}. During the 1982-1983 school year, the future Danish King attended École des Roches in Normandy, France {Source}. In 1986, the Crown Prince graduated from Øregaard Gymnasium{Source}. In 1995, he graduated from the University of Aarhus with a MSc (Political science) {Source}. He also studied at Harvard University during the 1992-1993 school year{Source}.

The Crown Prince has an extensive international business background{Source}. In 1994, the young prince served at the Danish UN Mission and was posted at the Royal Danish Embassy in Paris as a first Secretary of the Embassy{Source}.

The future monarch of Denmark also has an extensive military background. He has taken part in several training courses in the Danish military{Source}. Crown Prince Frederik’s military education began in 1986 as a recruit in the Queen’s Life Guard Regiment{Source}. In 1988, he was appointed as a lieutenant of the reserve{Source}. After obtaining that rank, the Crown Prince became a platoon commander in the Royal Danish Hussar Guard Regiment in 1988{Source}. In 1989, he was appointed as a first lieutenant of the reserve{Source}. The Crown Prince completed frogman training with the Royal Danish Navy Frogman Corps in 1995{Source}. The same year, the Crown Prince was appointed as a first lieutenant of the reserve (navy), and he was appointed as a lieutenant commander of the reserve (navy) in 1997{Source}. Also in 1997, the Crown Prince was appointed as a captain of the reserve (army), and in 2000, he was appointed as a captain of the reserve (air force){Source}. Between 2001 and 2002, the Crown Prince completed further training step II for leaders at the Royal Danish Defense College, and in 2002, he was appointed as a major of the reserve (army and air force) as well as a commander (navy){Source}. In 2002 and 2003, Crown Prince Frederik served as a staff officer at Defense Command Denmark, and he also became a senior lecturer with the Institute of Strategy at the Royal Danish Defense College in 2003{Source}. In April 2004, the Crown Prince was appointed as a commander,senior grade in the navy, lieutenant colonel in the army and lieutenant colonel in the air force{Source}.

As a future world leader, the Crown Prince of Denmark speaks many languages {Source}. His native tongue is Danish {Source}. He also speaks his father's native tongue, French {Source}. He also speaks English and German {Source}.

The Prince has participated in numerous expeditions. In 1986, he participated in an expedition to Mongolia {Source}. In 2000, he participated in "Expedition Sirius 2000" (a 4 month 2795 KM dog-sled expedition in the northern part of Greenland) {Source}{Source}.

He met his future bride, Mary, at an Australian pub during the 2000 Sydney Olympics{Source}. They were wed on 14 May 2004 in Copenhagen Cathedral{Source}. Together, they have four children:

Today, the future monarch resides with his family at the Chancellery House at Fredensborg Palace and also in Frederik VIII's Palace at Amalienborg Palace {Source}.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Royal Profile: Tāne Lewis

Tāne Mahuta Lewis was born 25 May 2012 as the youngest child of Gary Lewis and The Lady Davina Lewis{Source}. He has two older siblings{Source}:
  • Ari Lewis (paternal half brother, 1992)
  • Senna Lewis (full sister, 2010)
Through his mother he is the maternal grandson of The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester {Source}.

As of 2015, Lewis is 30th in line for the throne after his mother and elder sister {Source}.

He resides in New Zealand with his family, but makes frequent trips back to the United Kingdom for family vacations, official events and to visit his maternal grandparents.

Royal Profile: Samuel van Vollenhoven

Samuel Bernhard Louis van Vollenhoven was born 25 May 2004 as the second child of Prince Bernhard van Oranje-Nassau, van Vollenhoven & Princess Annette van Oranje-Nassau, van Vollenhoven {Source}. He has one older sister, and a younger brother {Source}:

His godparents are {Source}{Source}:

His parents mostly lead private lives, therefore it is likely safe to assume so does Samuel, and he will continue to do so. His father is a first cousin of the current Dutch King, and with his great-aunt Beatrix's abdication in 2013, his father lost his rights to the throne, however, his grandmother remains in line of succession.