Saturday, November 17, 2018

Royal Profile: Heinrich, Prince of Prussia

Heinrich Albert Johann Georg, Prince of Prussia was born 17 November 2016 as the third son and fourth child of Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia and Princess Sophie of Prussia, Princess von Isenburg {Source}. He has three older siblings{Source}:
Very little is known about him, but it is likely he will lead a fairly normal life in Germany. He is distantly in line for the British throne as a greatx4 grandson of Queen Victoria through her son Prince Alfred, The Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. With the new succession laws in place in the United Kingdom, he did not displace his sister Princess Emma Marie, in succession for the British throne.
Prince Heinrich was baptized in the Chapel of St. Michael at Hohenzollern Castle on 13 May 2017, with no word on who his godparents are.

Royal Profile: Prince Wenceslas de Nassau

Prince Wenceslas François Baudoin Léopold Juraj Marie Marc d'Aviano de Nassau was born 17 October 1999 as the son of Prince Jean of Luxembourg and his first wife, Hélène Suzanna Vestur. He has two older siblings, a brother-in-law, and a younger brother:
  1. Princess Marie-Gabrielle de Nassau (1986)
    1. Antonius Willms (m. 2017)
      1. Zeno Philippe Leopold Marcus d'Aviano Wims (2018)
  2. Prince Constantin de Nassau (1988)
    1. Katie Melchie
      1. Felix de Nassau (2018)
  3. Prince Carl-Johan de Nassau (1992)
He grew up in Paris with his siblings. His father renounced his succession rights when he married Vestur and renounced the rights to the throne for his children. It's likely he leads a fairly normal lifestyle and not much is known about him.

Royal Profile: Princess Olga of Greece, Princess of Savoy-Aosta, Duchess of Apulia

Princess Olga Isabelle of Greece, Princess of Savoy-Aosta, Duchess of Apulia was born 17 November 1971 as the second daughter of Prince Michael of Greece and Marina, Consort of Prince Michael of Greece and Denmark {Source}.
She has an older sister, a brother-in-law, and two nephews{Source}:
  1. Princess Alexandra of Greece (1968)
    1. Nicholas Mirzayantz
      1. Tigran Mirzayantz
      2. Darius Mirzayantz
She and her sister grew up in France and the United States, spending summers in Greece. She was educated in England, Italy and the United States. She attended boarding school in England, before studying history in Rome. She graduated Princeton University, and holds a degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. She also studied phalaena and did photography in Panama.
After graduation, she worked as an interior decorator. She worked as a lepidopterist, where she helped set up and worked in the Liquid Jungle Lab in Panama in co-operation with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. She now makes a living as a journalist and film maker.
Despite being a Greek Princess by title, she is not in line for the Greek throne because her parents marriage was unequal. She also does not bear Her Royal Highness or is considered a Princess of Denmark. One of her father's first cousins is Prince Philip,The Duke of Edinburgh-Prince Philip's father was Prince Michael's uncle. This would make Olga Prince Charles's (as well as Anne, Andrew and Edward's) second cousin via King George I of Greece. In relation to the present Greek Royal Family, Olga is Constantine's 2nd cousin through George I as well. Constantine is George I's great grandson through Constantine I and Olga is his great granddaughter through Prince Christopher. Also through this way, through Queen Sofia of Spain, she is related to the Spanish Royal Family.
Her engagement to Prince Aimone of Savoy-Aosta, The Duke of Apulia was announced in May 2005. They were married three years later, on 16 September 2008 at the Italian Embassy in Russia. Their religious ceremony took place on 17 September 2008 in Greece. Attendees to their wedding ceremony included: Queen Sofia of Spain, King Constantine II of Greece, Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, Princess Irene of Greece & Denmark, her parents, her sister, the entire Aosta branch of the House of Savoy (with the exception of 78 year old Margherita, Dowager Archduchess of Austria-Este).
Three years and some odd months later, they would have a child together. They would go on to have two more children as well. Their children are{Source}:
  1. Prince Umberto of Savoy-Aosta, Prince of Piedmont (2009)
  2. Prince Amedeo Michele of Savoy-Aosta, The Duke of the Abruzzi (2011)
  3. Princess Isabella Vita Marina of Savoy-Aosta (2012)

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Royal Profile: Abdul Hamid Al-Saleh

Abdul Hamid Al-Saleh was born 15 November 1992 as the son of Princess Alia bint Hussein of Jordan and Sayyid Mohammed Al-Saleh {Source}. He has an older half-brother and a full brother:

Not much is publicly known about him. He is not in line for the Jordanian throne, coming from the maternal side. It is likely that he leads a fairly normal lifestyle. His uncle is the current King of Jordan.

Royal Profile: Peter Philips

Peter Mark Andrew Philips was born the eldest son of The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal and her first husband, Captain Mark Philips on 15 November 1977{Source}. He is the 1st legitimate grandchild of a monarch to be born without a title or courtesy title in 500 years. At the time of his birth, there was a 41-gun salute from the Tower of London. His godparents were:
  • The Prince of Wales (his uncle, who he nearly shares a birthday with)
  • the Rt. Rev'd. Geoffrey Tiarks
  • Captain Hamish Lochore
  • Lady Cecil Cameron of Lochiel
  • Jane Holderness-Roddam
Peter has no biological brothers, but has one full younger sister, a brother-in-law, two paternal half-sisters, two nieces, and a half-nephew{Source}{Source}:
  1. Zara Anne Elizabeth Phillips-Tindall (1981)
    1.  Michael James Tindall (1978, m. 2011)
      1.  Mia Grace Tindall (2014)
      2. Lena Elizabeth Tindall (2018)
  2. Felicity Tonkin (1985)
  3. Stephanie Philips (1997)
From 1980-1990, Peter attended Port Regis School. Upon graduating from there, he attended the same school previously attended by his maternal grandfather and uncles, Gordonstun School in Scotland. He attended the University of Exeter, graduating with a Sports Science degree. After graduating in 2000, Peter worked for various organizations. First, he worked as a corporate hospitality manager for Jaguar, before moving on to work as a sponsorship accounts manager for WilliamsF1 Racing Team. He worked for Royal Bank of Scotland from 2005-2012. During his time at the Royal Bank of Scotland, he worked in a branch in Hong Kong. He now works as a managing director for an organization known as SEL UK, where he manages his sister's equestrian career {Source}. Contrary to his sister's life, Peter leads a very low public profile. He dated a few women before meeting Autumn Philips, and marrying her in 2008. Together, they have two daughters:
In August 2012, he was the Guest of Honor at the 2012 Rugby Leauge Challenge Cup Finals between Warrington Wolves and Leeds Rhinos. In June 2013, he participated in the organization of The London Leg of the Global Champions Tour {Video}. Mr. Philips also participated in the event in 2014. At his birth, he was 6th in line for the throne. Presently, Mr. Philips is 14th after three uncles, six cousins, three 1st cousin 1x removed, and his mother.
He was named:
  • Peter: his paternal grandfather, Major Peter William Garside Phillips (1920-1998)
  • Mark: For his father
  • Andrew: for his uncle, Prince Andrew
During his days in University, he played for the school's Ruby team {Source}.
The eldest grandson of Queen Elizabeth II is known to be close to his cousin Prince William and supported him after the death of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997 {Source}.

Royal Profile: Princess Elena of Romania

Princess Elena of Romania was born 15 November 1950 as second fo five daughters of King Michai I of Romania and Queen Anne of Romania {Source}. She has one older sister, and three younger sisters, as well as two brothers-in-law, two nephews, two nieces, several nieces and nephews-in-law, and great nieces and nephews{Source}:
  1. Princess Margareta, Custodian of the Crown of Romania (1949)
    1. Prince Radu of Romania (1997)
  2. Mrs. Irina Walker (1953)
    1. John Kreuger (m 1983, div 2003)
      1. Michael Torsten de Roumanie Kreuger (1985)
        1. Tara Littlefeld (m. 2011)
          1. Kohen de Roumanie Kreuger (2012)
      2. Angelica Margaretta Bianca de Roumanie Kreuger Knight (1986)
        1. Richard Robert Knight (m 2009)
          1. Courtney Bianca Knight (2007)
          2. Diana Knight (2011)
    2. John Westley Walker (m 2003)
  3. Princess Sofia of Romania (1957)
    1. Alain Michel Léonce Biarneix (m. 1997-2002, div)
      1. Elisabeta-Maria Bianca Elena Biarneix de Roumanie (1998)
  4. Princess Maria of Romania (1964)
    1. Kazimierz Wieslaw Mystkowsk (m 1995, div 2002)
She was baptized in the Romanian Orthodox Church, with her  paternal grandmother and namesake, Queen Helena, as one of her godparents.

She grew up throughout Europe, in England, Italy, and Switzerland {Source}. She began her formal education in Italy. She would later attend boarding schools in both Switzerland and England, graduating from Effingham House in Little Common, Bexhill-on-Sea  in 1965{Source}.

Upon completing her education, she joined a choral group and traveled for a year and a half to Southeast Asia, visiting India, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Iran, Malta and the Province of Tirol in Italy{Source}. During this time, she discovered a passion for travel, and her desire to learn as much as possible about people and cultures of the world{Source}. When she returned to Europe, she began working for Christie's Auctionhouse, as a dealer for artwork and jewelry sales in Switzerland{Source}. After a few years of this, she set off for London, where she took a course in administration, and worked at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts as a part of a project dedicated to assisting children with auditory issues{Source}. Two years later, Princess Elena began woring with an organization that helped children with hearing issues{Source}.

Her time a Christie's had a deep impact on the second born of five girls to the former King of Romania, after working with children with hearing issues in the arts for several years, she became involved with restoration of art objects in London and working with the Anton Ulerich Museum in Hannover, Germany to restore a ceramic collection{Source}.

In 1982, the thirty-two year old Princess found herself back in England and in love. She married Robin Medforth-Mills in a civil ceremony in England {Source}. They would later wed religiously on 24 September 1983 at a Greek Orthodox Church in Lausanne, Switzerland{Source}. Together, she and Dr. Robin Medforth-Mills have two children and a daughter-in-law{Source}:
  1. Mr. Nicholas de Roumanie Medforth-Mills (1985)
    1. Alina-Maria Binder de Roumanie Medforth-Mills (m. 2018)
  2. Miss Elisabeta Karina de Roumanie Medforth-Mills (1989)
She and Dr. Medforth-Mills would divorce in 1991, and he would die in 2002. She remarried His Excellency Alexander Phillips Nixon in 1998 in a civil ceremony, and would later celebrate a religious ceremony in 2013 {Source}.

After the 1989 Romanian Revolution, she set up a foundation thewas originally set for assisting children with disabilities  or poor living conditions in northeast England, and children with difficulties in Romania {Source}. THe Princess Elena Foundation would later merge with her sister's foundation, The Crown Princess Margareta Foundation, where Princess Elena serves on the Board of Governers {Source}.

She holds close ties to Romania and supports several interests in Romanian culture and economic interests both in Romania and England {Source}. Princess Elena spends several weeks a year in Romania, especially around Christmas and in the late spring {Source}.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Royal Profile: Camilla von Lattorff

Camilla Katharina Maria von Lattorff was born 14 November 2005, and is the daughter of {Source}.
She has three brothers and four sisters, two older sisters, an older brother, and two younger sisters and a younger brother{Source}{Source}:
She is the 10th grandchild of of Prince Hans-Adam II and his wife, Princess Marie. Due to coming from the female line, and being female, she does not presently have succession rights.
It is likely that she speaks German, the official language of Liechtenstein. Other than that, very little is known about the Princely Family of Liechtenstein. They tend to keep out of the limelight.

Royal Profile: Heinrich, Prince of Prussia

Heinrich Albert Johann Georg, Prince of Prussia was born 17 November 2016 as the third son and fourth child of Prince Georg Friedrich of Pr...