Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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 Frederik André Henrik Christian of Denmark, Count of Monpezat

Crown Frederik André Henrik Christian of Denmark, Count of Monpezat was born on 26 May 1968, the elder of two sons to Queen Margarethe 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 (his maternal 3rd cousin 1x removed) 
  • Queen Anne-Marie of The Hellenes (his 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}.

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 tounge 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}.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Royal Profile: Princess Laurentien of The Netherlands

Petra Laurentien Brinkhorst (aka Princess Laurentien of The Netherlands) was born in Leiden on 25 May 1966 to Laurens Jan Brinkhorst and Jantien Brinkhorst-Heringa {Source}.

She attended school in The Netherlands, and in Japan{Source}. She received her Baccalauréat from Lycée français in Japan{Source}. She studied history at Groningen University{Source}, earning a foundations degree in 1986{Source}. She then attended Queen Mary College, London University, where she studied political science in 1989{Source}. In 1991, she earned a Master of Journalism from the University of California at Berkeley{Source}

She married Prince Constantijn on 17 May 2001 {Source}. Together, they have three children{Source}:
The family lives in Brussels{Source}.

In addition to her royal duties, she works as a freelance communications consultant {Source}. Since 2008, she has worked for the European Climate Foundation {Source}. In 2009, she set up the Missing Chapter Foundation{Source}.

One of the Princess's major causes involved the environment and environmential issues{Source}. She is actively involved with the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature), especially with their "Rewildingn Europe" inititiave{Source}.On 1 November 2012, she was appointed President of Fauna & Flora International (FFI){Source}{Source} A second major cause for the princess is promoting literacy{Source}. She is chair of the Stichting Lezen & Zchrijven {Source}. On 24 March 2009, Princess Laurentien was designated UNESCO Special Envoy on Literacy for Development {Source}. Since 1 February 2011 the Princess has been Chair of the European Commission's High Level Group on Literacy {Source}.
Honorary posts

As a member of the Royal House, Princess Laurentien holds a number of honorary posts{Source}:
  • Patron of the Dutch Listening and Braille Library (NLBB)
  • Patron of the Dutch language society Genootschap Onze Taal
  • Honorary Chair of the Association of Public Libraries
  • President of Fauna & Flora International (FFI)
  • President of the European Cultural Foundation

Royal Profile: Samuel Bernhard Louis 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}:
  1. Miss Isabella Lily Juliana van Vollenhoven (2002)
  2. Master Benjamin Pieter Floris van Vollenhoven(2008)
His godparents are {Source}{Source}:
  • Princess Margriet (paternal grandmother)
  • Prince Pieter-Christiaan of Oranje-Nassau, van Vollenhoven (paternal uncle)
  • Marjolein Sekrève (maternal aunt?)
  • Diederik de Rooy
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.

Royal Profile: Tāne Mahuta Lewis

Tāne Mahuta Lewis is the son of Gary Lewis and The Lady Davina Lewis on 25 May 2012 {Source}. He is the grandson of The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester {Source}. He has one sister, Senna {Source}, and a much older half-brother, Ari {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.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

The Royal Recap of the Royals You Love: May 18-24, 2015


-King Philippe & Queen Mathilde hosted a reception for representatives from the Asia Society Policy Institute on Tuesday {Photos}.

-King Philippe attended a reception at the Palais de Bruxelles with members of the Confrerie du Maitrank d'Arlon confraternity on Thursday {Photos}

-Queen Mathilde viewed the exhibition, Vormidable Contemporary Flemish Sculptur  on Wednesday {Photos}. On Thursday, the Belgian Queen attended the inauguration of the maternity and children's wing at the Universitair Ziekenhuis Antwerpen (UZA) hospital {Photos}

-Leopoldo Daniel Moncada celebrated his 14th birthday on Thursday. 


-Queen Margarethe II inaugurated a new building at the CLAY Keramikmuseum Danmark on Tuesday {Photos}

-Crown Prince Fredrik & Crown Princess Mary attended to an official visit three day visit to Germany on Tuesday {ThSource}.

-Prince Joachim & Princess Marie celebrated their 7th wedding anniversary on Sunday.


-Hubertus, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha & Kelly, Hereditary Princess of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha celebrated their 6th wedding anniversary on Saturday.

Great Britain

-Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince Charles of Wales, Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall, Sophie, The Countess of Wessex & Prince Harry of Wales attended the 2015 Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show on Monday {Photos}{Photos}{Photos}.

-Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh hosted the second Garden Party of the year on Wednesday {Photos}

-The Prince Charles of Wales & Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall attended to a four-day official visit to Ireland and Northern Ireland beginning on Tuesday {Photos}.

-Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall visited Ballyhackamore Credit Union on Thursday {Photos}
-Sophie, The Countess of Wessex met young people who have achieved the Gold Standard of The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme during a visit to Prague, met designers and entrepreneurs at World Fellowship and British Chamber of Fashion events on Wednesday {Photos}

-Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge met with the England Women Football Team ahead of the FIFA Women's World Cup on Wednesday {Photos}. On Thursday, the future monarch attended The Tusk Dinner {Photos}

-Prince Harry of Wales participated in the Maserati Jerudong Park Trophy Polo Match on Sunday {Photos}

-The Lady Cosima Rose Alexandra Windsor celebrated her 5th birthday on Wednesday.

-Sarah. Duchess of York attended the amfAR's 22nd Cinema Against AIDS Gala on Thursday {Photos}.


-Crown Prince Pavlos celebrated his 48th birthday on Wednesday.


-Queen Rania officially opened the special exhibition,Hussein Madi in Amman  on Monday {Photos}. On Tuesday, the Jordanian Queen visited the Al Ma’mounieh Al Gharbieh Secondary Mixed School {Source}

-Prince Rashid bin El Hassan celebrated his 36th birthday on Wednesday.


-Prince Joesph Wenzel celebrated his 20th birthday on Sunday.

-Prince Alfons celebrated his 14th birthday on Monday.

-Prince Benedikte celebrated his 7th birthday on Monday.


-Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene, Andrea Albert Pierre Casiraghi & Pierre Rainier Stefano Casiraghi attended the 73rd annual Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday {Photos}
Also in their company was Pierre's long-time love, Beatrice Borromeo

-Prince Albert II & Louis Robert Paul Ducruet attended the 2015 All-Stars Celebrity Football Match on Tuesday {Photos}.

-Prince Albert II attended the 2015 AS Monaco Basketball vs Charleville- Mezieres Championships game on Friday {Photos}

-Pierre Rainier Stefano Casiraghi attended the 2015 Champ Seed Foundation Gala on Tuesday {Photos}

-Andrea Albert Pierre Casiraghi & Pierre Rainier Stefano Casiraghi attended the Qualifying of the Grand Prix de Monaco {Photos}
Also in their company was Pierre's long-time love, Beatrice Borromeo

The Netherlands

-King Willem-Alexander & Queen Maxima visited the region of Zeeuws Vlaanderen on Tuesday {Source}.

-King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima & Princess Beatrix attended the 2015 Appeltjes van Oranje Awards on Wednesday {Photos}

-Queen Maxima attended Professor Javier A. Couso's inaugural lecture at the University Hall at the Universiteit Utrecht on Monday {Photos}. On Wednesday, she viewed the exhibition, Vormidable Contemporary Flemish Sculptur  on Wednesday {Photos}. On Friday, the Dutch consort opened the new Zorg Onderwijs Centrum van Koninklijke Kentalis {Photos}

-Princess Beatrix officially opened the 4th Edtiion of the Biennel Internationale Sculptuurroute ARTZUID 2015 on Friday {Photos}.

-Prince Constantijn & Princess Laurentien celebrated their 14th wedding anniversary on Tuesday.


-King Harald V presented the Abel Prize for 2015 on Monday {Source}. On Wednesday. he began a one-week official visit to the United States, where he will visit Washington State and Alaska {Source}

-Princess Märtha Louise &Ari Behn celebrated their 13th wedding anniversary on Sunday.


-King Felipe VI & Queen Letizia held various audiences on Monday {Source}{Source}{Source}. On Friday, they presided over the Oath of Allegiance of the Royal Guards ceremony &  celebrated their 11th wedding anniversary {Photos}.

-King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia, The Infanta Sofia, King Juan Carlos I & Queen Sofia attended the First Holy Communion of Princess Leonor of Asturias on Wednesday{Photos}.

-King Felipe VI visited the Combined Air Operations Center on Tuesday {Source}. On Thursday, he held several audiences {Source} {Source}-King Juan Carlos I  presided over the festivities of San Isidro Fair on Wednesday {Source}

-Princess Leonor of Asturias attended her First Holy Communionon Wednesday {Photos}


-King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia & Crown Princess Victoria attended a luncheon with Sweden's new Justice and Minister for Migration Labour Minister on Tuesday {Source}

-King Carl XVI Gustaf & Queen Silvia attended the 2015 Monaco Grand Prix Qualifying on Saturday {Photos}

-King Carl XVI Gustaf & Crown Princess Victoria attended WWF’s annual meeting held at Ulriksdal. The meeting commemorated the Royal National City Park’s 20th anniversary on Thursday {Source}.

-Queen Silvia & Crown Princess Victoria attended a global conference on dementia on Monday {Source}

-King Carl XVI Gustaf visited Angeredsgymnasiet on Monday {Source}

-Queen Silvia awarded the first Silvialäkarna on Monday {Source}. On Thursday, the Swedish Queen presided over a meeting of Mentor International {Source}

-Crown Princess Victoria presided over a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Princess Margareta's Landstormsvägen Fund on Wednesday {Source}. Over the weekend, the future Swedish monarch took part in a Military Trainers weekend {Source}

-Prince Daniel visited Jämtland Gymnasium Wargentin & Mid Sweden University on Thursday {Source}

Royal Profile:20 Facts about Prince Joesph Wenzel of Liechtenstein

  1. Prince Joesph Wenzel Maximilian Maria of Liechtenstein was born 24 May 1995{Source}.
  2. He is the eldest child of Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein & Hereditary Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein {Source}.
  3. He was born in London, at Portland Hospital.
  4. The young prince has two younger brothers and a younger sister{Source}:
    1. Princess Marie Caroline (1996)
    2. Prince Georg (1999)
    3. Prince Nikolaus (2000)
  5. His name comes from ancestors mostly{Source}:
    1. Joseph Wenzel: For his ancestor, Josef Wenzel, Reigning Prince of Liechtenstein from 1712-1718 and 1748-1772
    2. Maximillian: for his maternal grandfather, Prince Max, Duke in Bravia & paternal uncle (and godfather), Prince Maximillian
    3. Maria: in accordance with Roman Catholic royalty traditions, in honor of the Virgin Mary.
  6. He is a godchild of Prince Maximilian.
  7. As of 2013, he was attending Malvern College in England, where he had just been joined by his sister Princess Marie-Caroline {Source}{Source}. 
  8. It is likely that Joesph Wenzel received his A-Levels in 2014.
  9. He is a paternal grandchild of Prince Hans-Adam II & Princess Marie.
  10. He is a maternal grandchild of  Prince Max, Duke in Bavaria, and Princess Elisabeth, Duchess in Bavaria.
  11. He is a paternal nephew of:
    1. Prince Maximillian (1969)
      1. Princess Angela (Married 2000)
    2. Prince Constantin (1972)
      1. Princess Maria (married 1999)
    3. Princess Tatjana of Liechtenstein (1973)
      1. Mr. Philipp Baron von Lattorff  (married in 1999)
  12. He is the maternal nephew of:
    1. Duchess Marie-Caroline Hedwig Eleonore in Bavaria (1969)
      1. Duke Philipp of Württemberg (1991)
    2. Duchess Helena Eugenie Maria Donatha Mechthild in Bavaria (1972)
    3. Duchess Elisabeth Marie Christine Franziska in Bavaria (1973)
      1. Mr. Daniel Terberger (m 2004)
    4. Duchess Maria-Anna Henriette Gabrielle Julie in Bavaria(1975)
      1. Mr. Klaus Runow (m.)
  13. His paternal cousins are:
    1. Master Lukas Maria von Lattorff (2000)
    2. Prince Alfons (2001)
    3. Miss Elisabeth Maria Angela Tatjana von Lattorff (2002)
    4. Prince Moritz (2003)
    5. Miss Marie Teresa von Lattorff (2004)
    6. Miss Camilla Maria Katharina von Lattorff (2005)
    7. Princess Georgina (2005)
    8. Miss Anna Pia Theresia Maria von Lattorff (2007)
    9. Prince Benedikte (2008)
    10. Miss Sophie Katharina Maria von Lattorff (2009)
    11. Master Maximilian Maria von Lattorff (2011)
  14. His maternal cousins are:
    1. Duchess Sophie Anastasia Assunta Marie Pauline of Württemberg (1994)
    2. Duchess Pauline Philippa Adelheid Helena Marie of Württemberg (1997 )
    3. Duke Carl-Theodor Philipp Maria Max Emanuel of Württemberg (1999)
    4. Master Maximilian Ludwig Terberger (2005)
    5. Duchess Anna Maximiliana Elizabeth Mariella Marie of Württemberg (2007)
    6. Miss Ottora Elisabeth Victoria Lucia Terberger (2007)
    7. Master Heinrich Maria Leopold Maximilian Runow (2010)
    8. Master Johannes Emanuel Philipp Maria Runow (2012)
  15. His maternal great aunts and uncles are:
    1. Princess Marie Gabrielle Antonia José in Bravia, Countess von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg (1931)
    2. Georg, Fürst von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg (1928)
    3. Princess Marie Charlotte Juliana in Bravia (1931)
    4. Paul, Fürst von Quadt zu Wykradt und Isny (1930-2011)
    5. Franz, Duke of Bavaria (1933)
  16. His paternal great aunts and uncles are:
    1. Prince Phillipp of Liechtenstein (1946-1991)
    2. Princess Isabelle de l'Arbre de Malander of Liechtenstein  (1949)
    3. Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein (1947)
    4. Princess Margaretha of Luxembourg, Princess of Liechtenstein (1957),
    5. Princess Norberta "Nora" (1950)
    6. Vicente Sartorius y Cabeza de Vaca (1931–2002), 3rd Marqués de Mariño
    7. Prince Franz Josef of Liechtenstein (1962–1991)
  17. He is currently 2nd in the for the throne of Liechtenstein after his father.
  18. He is also 3rd in line for the the Jacobite succession to England after his mother.
  19. If/When he "reigns" in the Jacobite crown, he will be the 1st Jacobite to have been born on English soil since James Francis Edward Stuart in 1688.
  20. When he he will eventually become a Head of State of Liechtenstein, a position not held by a Stuart heir-general since his great-great-great-great uncle Francis V, Duke of Modena.