Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Royal Recap of the Royals You Love: June 19-25, 2017

Brazil

-Prince Antônio of Orléans-Braganza celebrated his 67th birthday on Saturday.

Belgium

-King Philippe & Queen Mathilde attended a dinner hosted by the former Secretary of State of the United States Henry Kissinger as part of a session of the Brussels-Asia Society Dialogue on Forging a Shared Future: Strategic Cooperation between Asia, Europe and the United States on Wednesday {Source}
Henry was US Secretary of State during the Nixon and Ford Administrations from 1973-1977.

-King Philippe attended a meeting with the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU and the Belgian Chamber of Commerce to the EU on Monday {Photos}. On Thursday, he began an official visit to Switzerland {Photos}

-Queen Mathilde attended a study day organized by Child Focuson the theme Fuguer: breaking the links to find others on Wednesday {Photos}{Source}

-King Albert II  inaugurated the new Clubhouse of the Royal Yacht Club of Belgium on Wednesday {Source}

Denmark

-Queen Margrethe II & Prince Henrik, Prince Consort arrived at aarhus port on Friday {Photos}

-Crown Princess Mary attended the opening of the nordiske havetradition on Wednesday {Photos}

-Theodor Christian Emanuel Rosanes af Rosenborg celebrated his 9th birthday on Monday.

France

-Prince Jacques d'Orléans, duc d'Orléans celebrated his 76th birthday on Sunday. 

-Prince Charles Louis d'Orléans , Duke of Chartres & Iléana Manos celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary on Wednesday.

-Prince Michael d'Orléans, Comte d'Evreux celebrated his 76th birthday on Sunday.

Germany

-Prince Albert II von Thurn und Taxis celebrated his 34th birthday on Friday.

-Prince Friedrich von Thurn und Taxis celebrated his 67th birthday on Thursday.

-Prince Hubertus von Thurn und Taxis celebrated his 44th birthday on Thursday.

Great Britain

-Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince Charles of Wales, Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, The Prince Edward. The Earl of Wessex, Sophie, The Countess of Wessex, The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge,  Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge Princess Beatrice of York, Princess Eugenie of York, Peter Mark Andrew Philips, Zara Anne Elizabeth Philips-Tindall, Michael James Tindall, David, The 2nd Earl of SnowdonSerena, The Countess of Snowdon & Lady Gabriella Windsor attended day 1 of the Royal Ascot on Tuesday {Photos}

-Queen Elizabeth II, The Prince Charles of Wales, Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex, Sophie, The Countess of Wessex & The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal attended Day 2 of the 2017 Royal Ascot on Wednesday {Photos}
They were joined by Diana, Princess of Wales's brother-in-law, Robert Fellowes.

-Queen Elizabeth II, The Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, Vice Admril Timothy Laurence, Sophie, The Countess of Wessex, Princess Beatrice of York, Princess Eugenie of York, Zara Anne Elizabeth Philips Tindall attended Day 3: Ladies Day at Royal Ascot on Thursday {Photos}

-Queen Elizabeth II & The Prince Charles of Wales attended the State Opening of the 2017 Parliament Session on Wednesday {Photos}{Photos}.

-Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to the hospital as a precautionary measure on Tuesday {Source}.

-The Prince Charles of Wales  visited Muslim Welfare House on Wednesday {Photos}

-The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex & Sophie, The Countess of Wessex celebrated their 18th wedding anniversary on Monday.

-The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex visited Everton Football Club's new community centre and one of the oldest buildings in Liverpool, the contemporary art hub The Bluecoat on Friday {Photos}

-Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge celebrated his 35th birthday on Wednesday.

-Princess Beatrice of York & Princess Eugenie of York attended the 2017 V& Summer Party on Wednesday {Source}

-Birigitte, The Duchess of Gloucester celebrated her 71st birthday on Tuesday.

-Alexander Windsor, The Earl of Ulster & Dr. Claire Windsor, The Countess of Ulster celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary on Thursday.

-Senna Kowhai Lewis celebrated her 7th birthday on Thursday.

-The Lady Alexandra Clare Etherington celebrated her 58th birthday on Tuesday.

Italy

-Emmanuel Filberto, Prince of Venice and Piedmont celebrated his 45th birthday on Thursday.

-Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, The Duchess of Calabria celebrated her 14th birthday on Friday.

Jordan

-Queen Rania visited the Jordanian Association for Human Development on Thursday {Photos}

-King Abdullah II & Princess Salma met with newly inaugurated French President Macron on Monday {Photos}

Monaco

-Princess Charlene, Prince Jacques, Hereditary Prince & Princess Gabriella attended the 2017 Fete du St. Jean on Friday {Photos}
-Prince Albert II supported the bees at the French Observatory of Apidology (OFA) on Wednesday {Photos}

-Princess Charlene visited the pool in la Turbie that bears her name on Thursday {Photos}

-Charlotte Marie Pomeline Casiraghi participated in the 2017 LGCT Monte Carlo this weekend {Source}

The Netherlands

-King Williem-Alexander I & Queen Maxima underwent an official visit to Italy this week {Photos} {Photos}

-Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Parma, The Marchioness of Sala celebrated her 43rd birthday on Friday.

Romania

-Crown Princess Margareta & Prince Radu held an audience with Romania's Ambassador to Canada on Wednesday {Source}

-Princess Margareta held an audience with wives of the ambassadors from around the world to Romania on Tuesday {Source}

-Prince Radu represented the crown during a ceremony to mark the centennial of the Romanian constitutional reform on Tuesday {Source}  On Thursday, the Prince Consort attended  the National Children's Fencing Championship {Source}

Saudi Arabia

-King Salman appointed his Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Wednesday {Source}
Prior to this, the heir was Mohammed bin Nayef, who was King Salman's 1st cousin 1x removed.

-Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Princess Haya bint Hussein, Sheika of Saudi Arabia & Sheika Al Jalila attended the 2nd day of the Royal Ascot on Thursday {Source}{Source}

Spain

-King Felipe VI & Queen Letizia visited with children participating in the "Art of Educating" program at National Museum of the Prado. Madrid on Monday {Photos}

-King Felipe VI  presided over the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the commissioning of BP on Wednesday {Photos}

Sweden

-King Carl XVI Gustaf & Queen Silvia celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary on Monday.

-Crown Princess Victoria & Prince Daniel celebrated their 7th wedding anniversary on Monday.

Royal Profile: Prince Michael d'Orléans, Comte d'Evreux

Prince Michael d'Orléans, Comte d'Evreux was born on 25 June 1941 as the son of Henri Robert Ferdinand Marie Louis Philippe d'Orléans & Isabelle Marie de Orléans Bragança {Source}. He has the following siblings, siblings-in-law, nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews {Source}:
  1. Princess Isabelle Marie Laure Victorie d'Orleans (1932)
    1. Friedrich Karl Graf von Schönborn-Buchheim (1938)
      1. Damien Graf von Schönborn-Buchheim(1965)
      2. Vincenz Graf von Schönborn-Buchheim (1966)
      3. Lorraine Gräfin von Schönborn-Buchheim (1968)
      4. Wilhelm-Wilderich Clemens Hubertus Maria Graf von Spee (1963)
        1. August Maria Rafael Gräfin von Spee(1998)
        2. Paul Maria Gabriel Graf von Spee (1999)
        3. Eloise Marie Friederike Gräfin von Spee(2001)
        4. Ludmilla Maria Theresa Gräfin von Spee(2002)
        5. Kosmas Maria Wilhelm Serafin Graf von Spee(2007)
      5. Claire Marie Gräfin von Schönborn-Buchheim(1969)
      6. Melchor Graf von Schönborn-Buchheim (1977)
  2. Henri Philippe Pierre Marie d'Orléans, Prince d'Orléans(1933)
    1. Maria Theresa Herzogin von Württemberg (1934, m. 1957-1984, div)
      1. Princess Marie Isabelle d'Orleans (1959)
        1. Prince Gundakar of Liechtenstein (m. 1989)
          1. Princess Leopoldine of Liechtenstein (1990)
          2. Princess Marie of Liechtenstein (1991)
          3. Prince Johann Wenzel of Liechtenstein (1993)
          4. Princess Margarete of Liechtenstein (1995)
      2. Prince François Henri Louis Marie d'Orléans (1961)
      3. Princess Blanche d'Orléans (1962)
      4. Prince Jean Carl Pierre Marie d'Orléans,The Duke of Vendôme (1965)
        1. Maria MagdalenaPhilomena Juliana Johanna de Tornos y Steinhart (m. 2008 civily, married 2009 religiously)
          1. Prince Gaston Louis Antoine Marie d'Orléans (2009)
          2. Princess Antoinette d'Orléans (2012)
          3. Princess Louise-Marguerite d'Orléans (2014)
          4. Prince Joseph d’Orléans (2016)
      5. Prince Eudes Thibaut Joseph Maria d'OrléansDuke of Angoulême (1968)
    2. Micaela Cousino y Quines (m. 1984)
  3. Prince Jean, The Duc d'Orleans (1941, twin)
    1.  Gersende Thérèse Françoise de Sabran-Pontevès (m. 1969)
      1. Princess Diane Marie Laure d'Orléans (1970)
        1. Alexis de Noailles
        2. Victoire de Noailles
        3. Celine de Noailles (2005)
        4. Léontine de Noailles( 2006)
      2. Prince Charles-Louis d'Orléans, The Duke of Chartes (1972)
        1. Princess Ilena d'Orléans, The Duchess of Chartes (m. 1997)
          1. Prince Philippe Jacques Nicolas d'Orléans (1998)
          2. Princess Louise Marie Isabelle d'Orléans (1999)
          3. Princess Hélène Sybille Irène d'Orléans (2001)
          4. Prince Constantin Foulques Alexandre d'Orléans (2003)
          5. Princess Isabelle Roxane Christine d'Orléans (2005)
      3. Prince Foulques Thibaut d'Orléans(1974)
Before marrying, Prince Michael dated Princess Irene of Greece & Denmark. He eventually married Béatrice Marie Pasquier de Franclieu, whom he married on 18 November 1967{Source}. Together they have the following children, children-in-law, and grandchildren {Source}:
  1. Prince Michael d'Orléans, Comte d'Evreux (1941, twin)
    1. Béatrice Marie Guillemine Huguette (1941, m. 1969, later div)
      1. Princess Clotilde Jacqueline Charlotte Marie d'Orléans (1968)
        1.  Edouard Yves Corneille Crépy (1969, m. 1993) 
          1. Louis Nicolas Marie François Stephane Corneille Crépy (1995)
          2. Charles Edouard Marie Alvaro Tatiana Corneille Crépy (1996)
          3. Gaspard Marie Leon Canio Corneille Crépy (1999)
          4. Augustin Crépy (2005)
          5. Eléonore Crépy (2007)
    2. Princess Adélaïde Jeanne Marie d'Orléans (1971)
      1. Pierre-Louis Étienne Marcel Éric Dailly (1968, m. 2002)
        1. Diego Marie Michel Louis Alexis Dailly (2003)
        2. Almudena Marie Sarah Béatrice Aline Dailly (2004)
        3. Gaetano Dailly (2009)
    3. Prince Charles-Philippe Marie Louis of Orléans, Duke of Anjou (1973)
      1.  Diana Álvares Pereira de Melo, 11th Duchess of Cadaval (m. 2008) 
        1. Princess Isabelle of Orléans (2012)
    4. Prince François Charles Frédéric Bruno Marie d'Orléans, Count of Dreux (1982)
      1. Theresa Marie Dorothée Gabrielle Cathérine von Einsiedel (1984, m. 2014)
        1. Prince Philippe d'Orléans (2017)
On 29 April 2017, in Paris, Évreux entered a civil marriage with Madame Barbara de Posch-Pastor (b. 1952).

Royal Profile: Prince Jacques d'Orléans, duc d'Orléans

Prince Jacques d'Orléans, duc d'Orléans was born on 25 June 1941 as the son of Prince Henri Robert Ferdinand Marie Louis Philippe d'Orléans & Isabelle Marie de Orléans Bragança {Source}. He has the following siblings, siblings-in-law, nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews {Source}:
  1. Princess Isabelle Marie Laure Victorie d'Orleans (1932)
    1. Friedrich Karl Graf von Schönborn-Buchheim (1938)
      1. Damien Graf von Schönborn-Buchheim(1965)
      2. Vincenz Graf von Schönborn-Buchheim (1966)
      3. Lorraine Gräfin von Schönborn-Buchheim (1968)
      4. Wilhelm-Wilderich Clemens Hubertus Maria Graf von Spee (1963)
        1. August Maria Rafael Gräfin von Spee(1998)
        2. Paul Maria Gabriel Graf von Spee (1999)
        3. Eloise Marie Friederike Gräfin von Spee(2001)
        4. Ludmilla Maria Theresa Gräfin von Spee(2002)
        5. Kosmas Maria Wilhelm Serafin Graf von Spee(2007)
      5. Claire Marie Gräfin von Schönborn-Buchheim(1969)
      6. Melchor Graf von Schönborn-Buchheim (1977)
  2. Henri Philippe Pierre Marie d'Orléans, Prince d'Orléans(1933)
    1. Maria Theresa Herzogin von Württemberg (1934, m. 1957-1984, div)
      1. Princess Marie Isabelle d'Orleans (1959)
        1. Prince Gundakar of Liechtenstein (m. 1989)
          1. Princess Leopoldine of Liechtenstein (1990)
          2. Princess Marie of Liechtenstein (1991)
          3. Prince Johann Wenzel of Liechtenstein (1993)
          4. Princess Margarete of Liechtenstein (1995)
      2. Prince François Henri Louis Marie d'Orléans (1961)
      3. Princess Blanche d'Orléans (1962)
      4. Prince Jean Carl Pierre Marie d'Orléans,The Duke of Vendôme (1965)
        1. Maria MagdalenaPhilomena Juliana Johanna de Tornos y Steinhart (m. 2008 civily, married 2009 religiously)
          1. Prince Gaston Louis Antoine Marie d'Orléans (2009)
          2. Princess Antoinette d'Orléans (2012)
          3. Princess Louise-Marguerite d'Orléans (2014)
          4. Prince Joseph d’Orléans (2016)
      5. Prince Eudes Thibaut Joseph Maria d'OrléansDuke of Angoulême (1968)
    2. Micaela Cousino y Quines (m. 1984)
  3.  Prince Michael d'Orléans, Comte d'Evreux (1941, twin)
    1. Béatrice Marie Guillemine Huguette (1941, m. 1969, later div)
      1. Princess Clotilde Jacqueline Charlotte Marie d'Orléans (1968)
        1.  Edouard Yves Corneille Crépy (1969, m. 1993) 
          1. Louis Nicolas Marie François Stephane Corneille Crépy (1995)
          2. Charles Edouard Marie Alvaro Tatiana Corneille Crépy (1996)
          3. Gaspard Marie Leon Canio Corneille Crépy (1999)
          4. Augustin Crépy (2005)
          5. Eléonore Crépy (2007)
    2. Princess Adélaïde Jeanne Marie d'Orléans (1971)
      1. Pierre-Louis Étienne Marcel Éric Dailly (1968, m. 2002)
        1. Diego Marie Michel Louis Alexis Dailly (2003)
        2. Almudena Marie Sarah Béatrice Aline Dailly (2004)
        3. Gaetano Dailly (2009)
    3. Prince Charles-Philippe Marie Louis of Orléans, Duke of Anjou (1973)
      1.  Diana Álvares Pereira de Melo, 11th Duchess of Cadaval (m. 2008) 
        1. Princess Isabelle of Orléans (2012)
    4. Prince François Charles Frédéric Bruno Marie d'Orléans, Count of Dreux (1982)
      1. Theresa Marie Dorothée Gabrielle Cathérine von Einsiedel (1984, m. 2014)
        1. Prince Philippe d'Orléans (2017)

The Duc d'Orleans married Gersende Thérèse Françoise de Sabran-Pontevès on 2 August 1969 {Source}. Together, they have the following children, children-in-law & grandchildren {Source}:

  1. Princess Diane Marie Laure d'Orléans (1970)
    1. Alexis de Noailles
    2. Victoire de Noailles
    3. Celine de Noailles (2005)
    4. Léontine de Noailles( 2006)
  2. Prince Charles-Louis d'Orléans, The Duke of Chartes (1972)
    1. Princess Ilena  d'Orléans, The Duchess of Chartes (m. 1997)
      1. Prince Philippe Jacques Nicolas d'Orléans (1998)
      2. Princess Louise Marie Isabelle d'Orléans (1999)
      3. Princess Hélène Sybille Irène d'Orléans (2001)
      4. Prince Constantin Foulques Alexandre d'Orléans (2003)
      5. Princess Isabelle Roxane Christine d'Orléans (2005)
  3. Prince Foulques Thibaut d'Orléans(1974)

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Royal Profile: Prince Antônio of Orléans-Braganza

Prince Antônio João Maria José Jorge Miguel Gabriel Rafael Gonzaga of Orléans-Braganza was born 24 June 1950 as the sixth son of Prince Pedro Henrique of Orléans-Braganza & Princess Maria of Bavaria{Source}. He has the following older brothers, and younger siblings and their families{Source}:
  1. Dom Luíz Gastão of Orléans-Braganza (1938)
  2. Dom Eudes of Orléans-Braganza (1939)
    1. Ana Maria de Moraes e Carmo (1945, m. 1967-1976, div)
      1. Prince Luíz Felipe of Orléans-Braganza (1969)
      2. Princess Anna Luízaof Orléans-Braganza (1971)
        1.  Paulo Ibrahim Mansour (1996)
    2.  Mercedes Nneves da Rocha (m .1976)
      1. Prince Eudes of Orléans-Braganza (1977)
      2. Princess Maria Antonia of Orléans-Braganza (1979, twin)
      3. Princess Maria Francisca of Orléans-Braganza (1979, twin)
        1. Bernado Almeida Braga Ratto (m. 2005)
          1. Lucas Orleans e Bragança Braga Ratto (2007)
      4. Prince Guy of Orléans-Braganza (1984)
      5. Princess Maria Manoela of Orléans-Braganza (1989)
  3. Dom Beltrao of Orléans-Braganza(1941)
  4. Dona Isabela  of Orléans-Braganza (1944)
  5. Dom Pedro  of Orléans-Braganza (1945)
    1. Maria de Fátima de Lacerda Rocha (m. 1974)
      1. Princess Maria Pia of Orléans-Braganza (1975)
        1. Rodrigo Broglia Mendes
          1. Antônio Broglia Mendes (2004)
      2. Princess Maria Caroline of Orléans-Braganza(1978)
        1. Nuno de Carvalho Moreira (m. 2005)
          1. Jaquim Pedro de Orleans e Bragança Moreira (2008)
    2. Prince Gabriel Jose  of Orléans-Braganza (1980)
    3. Princess Maria de Fatima  of Orléans-Braganza (1988)
    4. Princess Maria Manuela of Orléans-Braganza (1989)
  6. Prince Fernando  of Orléans-Braganza (1948)
      1. Maria de Graça Baere de Araujo (m. 1975)
        1. Princess Isabel  of Orléans-Braganza (1978)
        2. Princess Maria de Gloria  of Orléans-Braganza (1982)
        3. Princess Luíza of Orléans-Braganza(1984)
  7. Princess Eleanora  of Orléans-Braganza, Princess deLigne (1953)
    1. Michel de Ligne, 14th Prince de Ligne
      1. Princess Alix de Ligne, Countess de Dampierre ( 1984)
        1. Count Guillaume Aymar Emmanuel de Dampierre (1985, m. 2016)
      2. Prince Henri Antoine de Ligne (1989)
  8. Dom Francesco  of Orléans-Braganza (1955)
    1. Claudia Regina Godinho (m. 1980)
      1. Princess Maria Elizabeth of Orléans-Braganza(1982)
      2. Princess Maria Thereza  of Orléans-Braganza (1984, twin)
      3. Princess Maria Eleonora  of Orléans-Braganza (1984, twin)
  9. Prince Alberto of Orléans-Braganza (1957)
    1. Maritza Ribas Bockel (m. 1983)
    2. Prince Pedro of Orléans-Braganza (1988)
    3. Princess Maria Beatriz of Orléans-Braganza (1990)
    4. Princess Ann Tereza of Orléans-Braganza  (1995)
    5. Prince Antonio Alberto of Orléans-Braganza  (1997)
  10. Princess Maria Teresa of Orléans-Braganza (1959, twin)
    1. Jan Hessel de Jong (m. 1995)
      1. Johannes Pedro Michel Marie de Jong (1997)
  11. Dona Maria Gabriela  of Orléans-Braganza (1959, twin)

He was educated in Brazil. He earned a bachelor's degree in Engineering with a specialization in Major Structural Projects from the University of Barra do Piraí in 1976.

In his free time, he is an avid painter. In May 1999 he held an exhibition, "A Herança Portuguesa no Brasil Colonial" (The Portuguese Heritage in Colonial Brazil) at Ipanema Park in Portugal {Source: "Príncipe brasileiro expõe aguarelas no Ipanema", Jornal de Notícias (May 4, 1999).} His work has also been displayed in  the Crystal Palace in Petropolis, the Museu Nacional de Belas Artes in Rio de Janeiro, and the Galeria Quadrante and the Museu da Casa Brasileira in São Paulo {Source: "Príncipe brasileiro expõe aguarelas no Ipanema", Jornal de Notícias (May 4, 1999).}.

He married Princess Christine de Ligne, who us his sister Eleanora's sister-in-law, in September 1981 {Source}. Together, he and his wife have the following children {Source}:
  1. Prince Pedro Luiz of Orléans-Braganza (1983-2009, died in  the lost Air France 447)
  2. Princess Amélia of Orléans-Braganza (1984)
    1. Mr. James Spearman (m. 2014)
      1. Master Alexander Joaquim Pedro Spearman (2016)
  3. Prince Raphael of Orléans-Braganza (1986)
  4. Princess Maria Gabriela of Orléans-Braganza (1989)

Friday, June 23, 2017

Royal Profile: Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, The Duchess of Calabria, The Duchess of Palermo

Princess Maria Carolina Chantal Edoarda Beatrice Januaria, The Hereditary Princess of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, The Duchess of Calabria, The Duchess of Palermo was born 23 June 2003 as the eldest daughter of The Duke and Duchess of Castro {Source}. The little Princess is the 1st member of the Royal Family to be born in Italy since her great-great-great grandfather, King Francis II. She has one younger sister{Source}:
She was baptized in Italy, and her godparents were:
  • Prince Laurent of Belgium (family friend)
  • Prince Pierre d'Arenberg (family friend)
  • Anna Maria Pisanu (wife of the Italian Home Secretary Giuseppe Pisanu)
  • Ines Sastre (friend of her parents)
She was named for:

  • Maria Carolina: for Queen Maria Carolina of Naples & Sicily (her great x4 grandmother)
  • Chantal: for her paternal grandmother, Chantal, The Duchess of Castro, who died when she was two
  • Edorda: For her maternal grandmother, Edorarda Vessel
  • Beatrice: for her paternal aunt 
  • Januaria: In honor of San Gennaro and for the Patorn Saint of Naples

She and her family currently reside in Monaco with their parents. It's likely they attend one of Monaco's private schools there.

In the last few years, she has made quite a few public appearances, mostly unofficially.She has a small role in film, Grace of Monaco {Source}. Along side her sister and parents, they attended the baptism of Prince Vincent & Princess Joesphine of Denmark {Photos}, her father was named as one of the twin's godfathers {Source}. In May 2012, again, along side her family, she attended the Planet Solar Ship Return Ceremony {Photos}. For her 9th birthday, the family visited Capri and then went to the family's former residence in Italy. In May 2016, her father abolished the Royal House's Salic Law (only permitting men to inherit) in favor of equal gender rights-effectively making Princess Maria Carolina his heir to the throne {Source}. However, the likelyhood that she will actually reign as a monarch is slim to none. As of 2016, she is officially styled:


Her Royal Highness Princess Maria Carolina Chantal Edoarda Beatrice Januaria, The Hereditary Princess of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, The Duchess of Calabria, The Duchess of Palermo

Royal Profile: Prince Albert II von Thurn und Taxis

Prince Albert Maria Lamoral Miguel Johannes Gabriel, 12th Prince of Thurn and Taxis was born 24 June 1983 in Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany the only son of Johannes, Prince of Thurn and Taxis and Gloria, Princess of Thurn and Taxis{Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Fürstliche Hauser Band XIX. C.A. Starke Verlag, Limburg an der Lahn. 2011. pp.369, 385-386. German. ISBN 978-3-7980-0849-6.}. He has two sisters {Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Fürstliche Hauser Band XIX. C.A. Starke Verlag, Limburg an der Lahn. 2011. pp.369, 385-386. German. ISBN 978-3-7980-0849-6.}, as well as a brother-in-law and niece:
  1. Princess Maria Theresia von Thurn und Taxis, Mrs. Hugo Wilson (1980)
    1. Mr. Hugo Wilson (m. 2015)
    2. Miss Mafalda Beatrix Maria Wilson (2015)
  2. Princess Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis (1982)

His father died when he was 7 years old, after he had had two heart transplants in as many days {Source}. He completed his high school education in Rome, went into the military for a while, then attended the University of Edinburgh, studying economics and theology {Source}.

He is enthusiastic when it comes to race-car driving, and has own many awards doing so.

Over the years, he has had some media attention. In 2008, he was on Forbe's list of The 20 Hottest Young Royals {Source}.

Royal Profile: Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Parma, Marchioness of Sala

Princess Maria Carolina Christina of Bourbon-Parma, Marchioness of Sala was born 23 June 1974 as the youngest child of Prince Carlos Hugo of Bourbon-Parma & Princess Irene of The Netherlands {Source}. She has two older brothers and an older sister, as well as a former brother-in-law, two sisters-in-law, and a current brother-in-law, as well as several nieces and nephews {Source}:

  1. Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma, The Duke of Parma (1970)
    1. Brigitte Klynstra (never married)
      1. Carlos Hugo Roderik Sybren Klynstra de Bourbon-de Parme (1997)
    2. Princess Annemarie of Bourbon-Parma (m. 2010)
      1. Princess Luisa Irene Constance Anna Maria of Bourbon-Parma (2012)
      2. Princess Cecilia Maria Johanna Beatrix of Bourbon-Parma (2013)
      3. Prince Carlos Enrique, Hereditary Prince of Bourbon-Parma (2016)
  2. Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Parma, The Count of Bardi (1972, twin)
    1. Princess Viktória of Bourbon-Parma, The Countess of Bardi (1982)
      1. Princess Zita Clara of Bourbon-Parma (2014)
      2. Princess Gloria Irene of Bourbon-Parma (2016)
  3. Princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma, The Countess of Colorno (1972, twin)
    1. Mr. Edwin de Roy van Zuydewijn (1966, m. 2001-2006, div)
    2. Mr. Tjalling Siebe ten Cate(1975)
      1. Miss Julia Carolina Catharina ten Cate (2008)
      2. Miss Paola Cecilia Laurentien ten Cate (2011)

Princess Maria Carolina studied in the United States, England, and The Netherlands. She holds a degree in political science from the University of Amsterdam and Harvard University. She also obtained a M.Sc. in Forced Migration from the University of Oxford. After graduation, she began working for the United Nations. She has been employed in New York, Eritrea, The Gaza Strip, Acheh, Indonesia (after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami). She currently works at the UN in Geneva, Switzerland for the Organisation for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

In January 2012, her engagment to Albert Alphons Ludgerus Brenninkmeijer was announced. They were married in April 2012 civilly, in The Netherlands. They were married religiously in Florence, Italy in June 2012. Together, they have two children:

  • Alaïa-Maria Irene Cécile Brenninkmeijer (2014)
  • Xavier Albert Alphons Brenninkmeijer (2015)

    Thursday, June 22, 2017

    Royal Profile: Senna Kowhai Lewis

    Senna Kowhai Lewis was born 22 June 2010, the elder of the two children of Lady Davina Lewis and Gary Lewis, and is the first granddaughter for The Duke & The Duchess of Gloucester{Source}. She has one younger brother and an older half-brother:
    • Ari Lewis (1992)
    • Tāne Mahuta Lewis (2012)
    Senna is presently 29th in line for the British throne. Since the new succession laws went into place in spring 2015, she swapped places with her younger brother{Source}. At her birth, she was 24th.


    She resides with her family in New Zealand, but occasionally makes appearances at events with her family in England. In 2012, she attended the Gatcombe Horse Trials with her then-pregnant mother and father, along with the Philips family {Photos}.

    As she is so far down the line for the British throne, she is primarily kept from the limelight, so little is known about the young Gloucester.

    Royal Profile: Emanuele Filiberto, Prince of Venice and Piedmont

    Emanuele Filiberto, Prince of Venice and Piedmont was born 22 June 1972 in Geneva, Switzerland the only child of Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples & his wife Marina Doria.


    He grew up mostly in Switzerland, dreaming about one day returning to Italy as its King. He was set to attend the Gamma Institute in Lausanne to study architecture, but his knack for finance led him to a career in International banking. During his international banking career, he was led to the US and Switzerland. He established the Altin Fund, and in 2001, he established the Prince of Venice Foundation. He left banking in 2002, and shortly thereafter left Switzerland.He also established the Emanuele Filiberto Charity Fund Foundation.

    He began his television career in 1994 in Switzerland, working as a commentor on foreign soccer matches. He took a 15 year hiatus from television to work in banking. In 2009, he embarked on a new career: television personality. He appeared on the Italian version of Dancing with the Stars (aka Ballando con le Stelle) in 2009, and won! {Source}. He now spends the majority of his time trying to make it in the American market by working with American production companies.

    He married a French actress, Clotilde Courau in Rome on 25 September 2003, Prince Albert II of Monaco was his best man and had introduced the pair {Source}. They attended his 2011 wedding to former South African swimmer Charlene Wittstock. With his wife, they have two daughters:

    1. Princess Vittoria of Savoy (2003)
    2. Princess Luisa of Savoy (2006)

    He and his wife also adopted two sons from Africa {Source}

    In January 2011, he was diagnosed with cancer {Source}, and after surgery, he was given a clear bill of health. However, in 2012, the cancer had returned, and again, the pretender to the Italian throne beat it {Source}. He is also well-known for getting into a spat via twitter with Italian Journalist and his former best man's niece-in-law, Beatrice Borromeo-Casiraghi {Source}

    Royal Profile: Prince Hubertus von Thurn und Taxis

    Prince Hubertus Raphael Franz Josef Ulrich Maria Lamoral von Thurn und Taxis was born 22 June 1973 as the elder of the two sons of Prince Max Emanuel von Thurn und Taxis and Princess Christa von Thurn and Taxis {Source}. He has one younger brother{Source}:
    • Philipp Gabriel Franz Josef Magnus Maria Lamoral Prinz von Thurn und Taxis 

    He is a 2nd cousin of the current reigning prince.

    As his parents' marriage was not an equal union, he and his brother do not have succession rights.

    Not much is known about him. He shares a birthday with a distant relative,Prince Friedrich Leonhard Ignatius Josef Maria Lamoral Balthasar Thurn and Taxis.