Monday, July 25, 2016

Royal Profile: Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece & Denmark

Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece & Denmark was born 25 July 1996 in New York, NY USA the eldest child of Crown Prince Pavlos & Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece {Source}. She has four younger brothers:

  1. Prince Constantine Alexios (1998)
  2. Prince Achileas-Andreas (2000)
  3. Prince Odysseus-Kimon(2004)
  4. Prince Aristidis-Stavros (2008)


Her godparents were {Source}:

  1. Princess Alexia of Greece (paternal aunt)
  2. Prince Michael of Greece (1st cousin 2x removed)
  3. The Prince Charles of Wales(2nd cousin 2x removed)


She has grown up mostly in the US and Europe. She was born in the US, and likely lived here until she was at least two, before the family temporary went back to England, where her brother Odysseus-Kimon was born in 2004. Four years later, she was back in the US, this time on the "left coast", where her youngest brother was born in Los Angeles in 2008.

Although a member of the defunct Greek Royal Family, she still participates in numerous appearances. In 2004, she attended the gala preview of Mary Poppins on London's West End with her paternal grandmother and family {Photos}. In 2005, she attended her new brother's christening {Photo}. In 2008 and 2009, she participated in part of the family's appearances in Vanity Fair {Photo} {Photos}. In 2010, she was in Greece to attend her uncle's wedding {Photos}. In 2011, she was spotted in London's West End for a gala performance of Shrek The Musical {Photos} and attended the annual ARK Gala Dinner with her parents {Photos}. In 2012, along side her mother and grandfather, she attended a dinner and private view of'Valentino: Master Of Couture' {Photos}. In 2013, she attended Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research at Battersea Power station with her parents and one of her brothers {Photo}. She has also designed her own handbag for charity called "The Japan Bag", which was sold by her mother's line, Marie Chantal, that was released in September 2013 and will benefit the construction of a new nursery school in the tsunami-devastated town of Minami Sanriku in Japan {Source}. The bag can be purchased in three locations online, at Marie-Chantal's Hawaii store or at the store in Guam {Source}. The bag is still available for purchase on the online for $75+shipping and handling. In 2016, she attended the  opening of 'Women: New Portraits ByAnnie Leibovitz' hosted by Vogue & UBS at Wapping Hydraulic Power Station {Photos}, Dolce & Gabbana Pyjama Party {Photos}, 2016 Foundation Fighting Blindness Gala {Photos}, the 2016 Met Gala, the Balmain and Olivier Rousteing after the Met Gala Celebration, several Paris Fashion Week events, the 7th Annual amfAR Inspiration Gala New York and more Paris Fashion Week events

 
She was educated in England, and the United States. As a youngster, she attended Garden House School in England, graduating in 2007. For her upper school years, she attended  a creative arts school in London {Source}. In September 2015, she began her freshman year at New York University, studying fashion {Source} {Ed Note: NYU and Parsons ARE NOT THE SAME SCHOOL. NYU's fashion school is Gallatin, while Parsons is connected to The New School. Pauline Ducruet of Monaco attends Parsons, Maria Olympia does not.}

 It's likely she speaks English,  if not some Danish and other languages as well. She does not speak Greek {Source}.

She is presently related to most of Europe's monarchies and is in line for the defunct Greek and British throne. She is presently 6th in line for the Greek throne after her father and brothers.

She is related to the following monarchies:

  1. Denmark: Queen Margarethe II is her great-aunt on her father's maternal side.
  2. Spain: Queen Sofia is her paternal Great-Great aunt. King Juan Carlos is her 3rd cousin 1x removed.
  3. Sweden: King Carl XVI Gustav is her 1st cousin 2x removed.
  4. Great Britain: Queen Elizabeth is her 3rd cousin 2x removed. Prince Philip is her 1st cousin 3x removed.
  5. Norway: King Harald is her 3rd cousin 2x removed.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

The Royal Recap of the Royals You Love: July 18-24, 2016

Austria

-Archduke Karl-Konstantin celebrated his 12th birthday on Wednesday.

Belgium

-King Philippe, Queen Mathilde, Princess Elisabeth, The Duchess of Brabant, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel, Princess Eleonore, Princess Astrid, Archduchess of Austria-Este, Prince Lorenz, Archduke of Austria-Este attended the 2016 Belgian National Day Celebrations on Thursday {Photos}

Denmark

-Prince Felix celebrated his 14th birthday on Friday.

-Konstantin Gustav Heinrich Richard Johannsmann celebrated his 6th birthday on Sunday.

Germany

-Prince Ernest-August of Hanover celebrated his 33rd birthday on Tuesday.

Great Britain

-Prince George of Cambridge celebrated his 3rd birthday on Friday.

-The Lady Helen Marina Lucy Taylor & Timothy Taylor celebrated their 24th wedding anniversary on Monday.

-The Lady Rose Louise Gilman & George Gilman celebrated their 8th wedding anniversary on Tuesday.

Liechtenstein

-Princess Georgina celebrated her 11th birthday on Saturday.

Luxembourg

-Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Prince Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke, Princess Stéphanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess,Prince Felix, Princess Claire, Princess Alexandra, Prince Sébastien, Prince Louis, Princess Tessy  attended day 1 of Luxembourg's National Day Events on Friday {Photos}. On Saturday, they continued with their National Day Celebations {Photos}

Monaco

-Prince Albert II & Princess Charlene attended the 68th Red Cross Ball on Saturday{Photos}.

-Princess Alexandra of Hanover celebrated her 17th birthday on Wednesday.

Norway

-Crown Prince Haakon celebrated his 43rd birthday on Wednesday.

Royal Profile: Konstantin Johannsmann

Konstantin Gustav Heinrich Richard Johannsmann was born 24 July 2010 as the first child of Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Alexander Johannsmann{Source}. He has a younger sister {Source}:

He was named for various relatives {Source}:

  1. Konstantin: for her father's middle name and his great-uncle Constantine of Greece
  2. Gustav: for his maternal uncle and godfather, Gustav Frederik Philip Richard, Hereditary Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
  3. Heinrich: for his father
  4. Richard: for his maternal grandfather

His godparents were{Source}:

  1. Crown Princess Mary (his mother's cousin's wife)
  2. Ann-Kathrin Joannasmann (paternal aunt)
  3. Gustav Frederik Philip Richard, Hereditary Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (his maternal uncle)
It is likely he will lead a fairly normal life in Germany. He is not in succession for the  Princely House of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg or The Danish Throne, but is distantly in succession for the British throne.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Royal Profile: Princess Georgina of Liechtenstein

Princess Georgina Maximiliana Tatiana Maria of Liechtenstein was born 23 July 2005 in Vienna, Austria, the middle child and only daughter of Prince Constantin of Liechtenstein and his wife, Princess Marie{Source}. She has one older brother and one younger one:

Her brother Prince Moritz was born in New York, NY USA and her younger brother was also born in Vienna, like she was {Source}.

She is the 4th granddaughter (and 10th grandchild overall) of Prince Hans-Adam II and his wife, Princess Marie.


Because Liechtenstein is ruled under Agnatic primogeniture law, meaning male-only succession, Princess Georgina is not line line for the throne. If for some reason the laws were to change, she would be no higher than 7th after her father today.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Royal Profile: Prince George of Cambridge

Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge was born 22 July 2013 as the first child of Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge {Source}. He is also the first grandchild of Prince Charles of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales, as well as the first step-grandchild of Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall {Source}. In May 2015, he was joined by a younger sister:
Like his father, he is in line to succeed the British throne after his great grandmother and grandfather {Source}. His birth marked the second time that three generations of direct heirs to the British throne are alive at the same time, a situation that last occurred between 1894 and 1901, in the last seven years of the reign of Queen Victoria, when she, Edward VII, George V, Edward VIII, and George VI were all alive.

He was baptized on 23 October 2013 {Source}. The following were his godparents{Source}:
  1. Mrs. Zara Anne Philips Tindall (paternal 1st cousin 1x removed)
  2. Mr. Oliver Baker (university friend of his parents)
  3. Mrs. Emilla Jardine-Paterson (childhood friend of his mother)
  4. Hugh Grosvnor, Earl Grosvenor (childhood friend of his father)
  5. Mr. William van Cutsem (childhood friend of his father)
  6. Mr. Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton (private secretary to his parents)
  7. Mrs. Julia Samuel (friend of his paternal deceased grandmother)

Like with the previous royal christenings, the young prince wore a replica of the christening robe worn by Queen Victoria that was commissioned by Queen Elizabeth in 2008 and water was from the River Jordan. For the first time, the Royal Mint issued a set of commemorative coins to celebrate the christening.

Like when his father was 8 months old, he embarked on his first royal tour-to the same location his father had in 1983, Australia and New Zealand. On 9 April 2014, the young prince did his first public engagment with a playdate at the Goverment House which was organized by the New Zealand parenting organization, Plunket {Source}. During the tour, he made a second official apperance, this time at the Taronga Zoo in Australia, where he met a bilby named after him {Source}. He also attended his first Trooping of Colour and his sister'schristening in 2015.

Per the British Patent issued by King George V in 1917, Prince George of Cambridge was entitled to inherit the title Prince of Cambridge, however, in 2012 Queen Elizabeth II issued her own patent, granting the rights to all of Prince William's children for the use of Prince/ss of Cambridge. Per the 1917 patent, the rights were to only the eldest son, and all other children would have been either The Lord XXX Mountbatten-Windsor or The Lady YYY Mountbatten-Windsor if born prior to the beginning Prince Charles or Prince William's reign. However, with Queen Elizabeth's patent, all of Prince William's children will be titled Prince or Princess of Cambridge from birth.

Prince Felix of Denmark, Count of Monpezat

Prince Felix Henrik Valdemar Christian of Denmark, Count of Monpezat was born 22 July 2002, the younger son of Prince Joachim and his then-wife Countess Alexandra of Fredriksburg{Source}. He also has a stepmother and a soon-to-be former stepfather. He has one full brother and two younger half siblings{Source}:

Prince Felix was christened in Møgeltønder church on 4 October 2002 {Source}. At the christening the musical work Dåbens Pagt composed by Frederik Magle, dedicated to Prince Felix, was given its first performance {Source}.

His godparents are:
  1. Count Christian Ahlefeldt-Laurvig
  2. Oscar Davidsen Siesbye
  3. Damian Sibley
  4. Martina Bent (maternal aunt)
  5. Annick Boel
He was named:

  • Felix:a name his parents liked, that means "Happy And Prosperous."
  • Henrik: after his paternal grandfather, Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark.
  • Valdemar: is a common royal Danish name; his father and his cousin, Prince Christian of Denmark, also have Waldemar/Valdemar as one of their names.
  • Christian: is a common royal Danish name, as most Kings of Denmark are either Christian or Frederik; it could also be for one of his godparents, Count Christian Ahlefeldt-Laurvig.


Prince Felix attended pre-school at the Garnison Church in Copenhagen. Upon turning six years old, he followed in the footsteps of his father, brother and uncle at Krebs School in Østerbro, of which he presently attends.

He is presently 8th in line for the Danish throne after his uncle, four cousins, father, and older brother. He is also distantly in line for the British throne as a great x5 grandchild of King Christian XI of Denmark and greatx4 grandchild of Queen Victoria.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Royal Profile: Archduke Karl-Konstantin von Habsburg

Archduke Karl-Konstantin Michael Stephan Maria von Habsburg was born 20 July 2004, the only son of Georg von Habsburg amd Duchess Eilika of Oldenburg {Source}. He has two older sisters {Source}:

  1. Archduchess Zsofia of Austria (2001)
  2. Archduchess Ildiko of Austria (2002)
He is a grandchild of Otto von Habsburg {Source}. He is presently 3rd in line for the defunct Austro-Hungarian throne.


Other than that, not much is known about him. It's likely he leads a fairly normal life, given the family's royal status is defunct {Source}. He resides in Hungary with his family, and likely attends school there.