Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Royal Profile:Countess Camilla Alexandrine Cristine of Rosenborg

Countess Camilla Alexandrine Cristine of Rosenborg was born 29 October 1972, one of the twin daughters of Count Christian of Rosenborg and Countess Anne Dorte of Rosenborg {Source}. She has two sisters, a twin and a younger sister Camilla & Fedora {Source}.

Countess Camilla was married in 1995, and has four children {Source}:
  • Anastasia Caroline Amalie Rosanes af Rosenborg (1997) 
  • Ludwig Christian Mikael Rosanes af Rosenborg (2000) 
  • Leopold Christian Ingolf Rosanes af Rosenborg (2005) 
  • Theodor Christian Emanuel Rosanes af Rosenborg (2008)

Due to her father marrying a commoner and him not seeking parliamentary approval, he lost his succession rights to the throne, as did Countess Josephine, her children, and sisters, as well as her nieces and nephews. Therefore, Countess Josephine and her family perform no public functions on behalf of the monarchy. Little is known about her. However, she did attend her father's funeral in May 2013 {Photos}.

Royal Profile:Countess Josephine Caroline Elisabeth of Rosenborg

Countess Josephine Caroline Elisabeth of Rosenborg was born 29 October 1972, one of the twin daughters of Count Christian of Rosenborg and Countess Anne Dorte of Rosenborg {Source}. She has two sisters, a twin and a younger sister Camilla & Fedora {Source}.

Countess Josephine was married on 3 October 1998 to Thomas Christian Schmidt {Source}. Together they have two children {Source}:
  • Julius Christian Emil Schmidt af Rosenborg (2001)
  • Clara Dorte Elisabeth Schmidt af Rosenborg (2004)

Due to her father marrying a commoner and him not seeking parliamentary approval, he lost his succession rights to the throne, as did Countess Josephine, her children, and sisters, as well as her nieces and nephews. Therefore, Countess Josephine and her family perform no public functions on behalf of the monarchy. Little is known about her. However, she did attend her father's funeral in May 2013 {Photos}.

Royal Profile: Princess Sofia of Romania

Princess Sofia of Romania, or Sophie de Romanie as she uses as a professional photographer, was born 29 October 1957  as the fourth daughter of King Michai I of Romania & Princess Anne of Bourbon-Parma {Source}. She has three older sisters and a younger sister{Source}:
  1. Princess Margarita (1949)
  2. Princess Elena (1950)
  3. Princess Irina (1953)
  4. Princess Maria (1964)
She studied Fine Arts and photography at the  University of North Carolina, Asheville {Source}. She also studied Graphic Design at the Cocoran College of Art & Design  {Source}.

After graduation, she spent several years working and exhibiting her work on both sides of the Atlantic  {Source}. Her life changed dramatically in 1989 with the fall of communism in Romania  {Source}. She serves as vice president to The Princess Margarita of Romania Foundation  {Source}. In addition to her charity work and work as a photographer, she is also a published author of a collection of children's stories that was published in Romania in 1995   {Source}.

She resides in Brittany, France with her teenage daughter, Elisabeta-Maria {Source}{Source}. While residing there, she pursues her craft full time, and often can be spotted photographing the Breton Country side and coast{Source}.


















She won 1st place in an online photography contest called 'West of Paris" in May 2011. In the same year, she also won the Public's Favourite vote in her category during her first photographic exhibition. It was help in Brittany, at the Château in the Domaine de Tronjoly, in Gourin (Morbihan). Since this initial success, she has been showing her work regularly.

Royal Profile: 23 Facts about Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg

  1. Richard Casimir Karl August Robert Konstantin, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg was born 29 October 1934 {Source
  2. He is the eldest child of Gustav Albrecht Alfred Franz Friedrich Otto Emil Ernst Fürst zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and MargaretaFouché {Source}. 
  3. He studied forest science at the University of Göttingen  and at Munich University{Source}.
  4. Prince Richard obtained his forestry diploma at Hann.-Münden {Source}.
  5. He also took his post- graduate training as Forstreferendar in North Rhine Westphalia{Source}.
  6. He obtained a degree as Assessor des Forstdienstes after passing the second forestry examination taken by the North Rhine Westphalian State Forestry Service{Source}.
  7. He married Princess Benedikte of Denmark on 3 February 1968{Source}.
  8. When he and his wife married, his new father-in-law decreed that in order for their children to obtain succession rights they must be raised in Denmark...they were raised in Germany (however, his daughters have both obtained Danish citizenship over the years)
  9. They reside in Germany, at Berleburg Castle. 
  10. Together, they have three children {Source}: 
    1. Gustav, Hereditary Prince of Sayn-Wittengenstein-Berleburg (1969) 
    2. Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittengenstein-Berleburg (1970) 
    3. Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittengenstein-Berleburg (1975) 
  11. Also with his wife he has three grandchildren and one on the way{Source}: 
    1. Count Fredrich von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth (1999, Alexandra) 
    2. Countess Ingrid Alexandra von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth (2003, Alexandra) 
    3. Master Konstantin Gustav Heinrich Richard Johannsmann (2010, Nathalie) 
    4. Princess Nathalie is also expecting baby #2 in early 2015 {Source
  12. He shares a birthday with: 
    1. Princess Sofia of Romania (1957) 
    2. Countess Josephine Caroline Elisabeth of Rosenborg (1972) (who is a daughter of his wife's cousin) 
    3. Countess Camilla Alexandrine Cristine of Rosenborg (1972) (who is a daughter of his wife's cousin) 
    4. Prince Constantine Alexios of Greece & Denmark (1998) (who is a son of his nephew) 
  13. Through his wife, he is the brother-in-law to two Queens:
    1. Queen Margarethe II of Denmark
    2. Queen Anne-Marie of Greece
  14. He is father-in-law to:
    1. Count Jefferson von von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth (Alexandra, 1998)
    2. Alexander Johannsmann (Nathalie, 2010)
  15. He has the three sisters and a brother{Source}:
    1. Princess Madeleine of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Countess of Solms-Laubach (1936)
    2. Prince Robin of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg(1938)
    3. Princess Tatiana of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Landgravine of Hesse (1940)
    4. Princess Pia Margarete of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (1942)
  16. He has the following nieces and nephews through HIS siblings{Source}{Source}{Source}:
    1. Countess Tatiana Gräfin zu Solms-Laubach(1958, through Madeleine)
    2. Countess Ariane Gräfin zu Solms-Laubach (1958, through Madeleine)
    3. Countess Anna Margareta Gräfin zu Solms-Laubach (1960, through Madeleine)
    4. Countess Christina Gräfin zu Solms-Laubach (1962, through Madeleine)
    5. Count Karl Graf zu Solms-Laubach (1963, through Madeleine)
    6. Count Gustav Graf zu Solms-Laubach (1965, through Madeleine)
    7. Mafalda Margarethe Prinzessin von Hessen-Kassel (1965, through Tatiana)
    8. Heinrich Donatus Philipp Umberto Prinz von Hessen-Kassel(1966, through Tatiana)
    9. Elena Elisabeth Madeleine Prinzessin von Hessen-Kassel(1967, through Tatiana)
    10. Countess Elisabeth Gräfin zu Solms-Laubach (1968, through Madeleine)
    11. Countess Maria Gräfin zu Solms-Laubach(1968, through Madeleine)
    12. Philipp Robin Prinz von Hessen-Kassel (1970, through Tatiana)
    13. Count Franz Graf zu Solms-Laubach (1971, through Madeleine)
    14. Count Ferdinand Graf zu Solms-Laubach(1971-1971, through Madeleine)
    15. Sebastion Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (1971, through his brother Robin)
    16. Natascha Prinzessin zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (1973, through his brother Robin)
    17. Marie Prinzessin zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (1980, through his brother Robin)
  17. Prince Richard is involved in several conservation programmes and is the instigator of a project to re-introduce European bison back into Europe{Source}.
  18. Using part of his 30,000 acre estate in North Rhine-Westphalia the bison re-introduction programme has been credited as a success by Rewilding Europe as part of a larger effort to see previously depleted animals restored across Europe{Source}.
  19. By his marriage, he is uncle to:
    1. Princess Alexia of Greece (1965, Anne-Marie)
    2. Crown Prince Fredrik of Denmark (1967, Margarethe)
    3. Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece (1967, Anne-Marie)
    4. Prince Joachim of Denmark (1969, Margarethe)
    5. Prince Nikolas of Greece (1969, Anne-Marie)
    6. Princess Theodora of Greece(1983, Anne-Marie)
    7. Prince Philippos of Greece (1986, Anne-Marie)
  20. In Denmark, he is a Knight of the Order of the Elephant (R.E.).
  21. In Sweden he is a Commander Grand Cross of the Order of the Polar Star {Source}
  22. In Spain, he is a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Isabella the Catholic (15/03/1980) {Source}
  23. His full title and style is: His Highness Richard Casimir Karl August Robert Konstantin, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Royal Profile: 19 Facts about Julia Caroline Ogilvy

  1. Julia Caroline Ogilvy was born 28 October 1964 {Source}.
  2. She is the daughter of Charles Rawlinson {Source}.
  3. She married James Robert Bruce Ogilvy on 30 July 1988 {Source}.
  4. She is the daughter-in-law of Princess Alexandra of Kent, The Hon. Lady Ogilvy & the late Rt. Hon. Sir Angus Ogilvy {Source}.
  5. With James, she has two children{Source}:
    1. Miss Flora Alexandra Ogilvy (1994)
    2. Mr. Alexander Charles Ogilvy (1996)
  6. Through her marriage, she is a first cousin-in-law once removed from Queen Elizabeth II. 
  7. She served as managing director of Hamilton & Inches (Jewlers) {Source}.
  8. She has served as a non-executive director of Lloyds TSB Scotland since 2003 {Source}.
  9. In 1992, she received the Scottish Business Achievement Award from The Princess Royal {Source}.
  10. In 2007, she won the ERnst and Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award for her work with ProjectScotland {Source}
  11. She is founder and chairwoman of ProjectScotland{Source}.
  12. She was a member of the previous Prime Minister’s Council for Social Action {Source}.
  13. She is the author of Turning Points{Source}. 
  14. Julia is a Trustee of Tearfund{Source}.
  15. She is also trustee of Buttle UK and the Arnold Foundation {Source}.
  16. She is an Elder in the Church of Scotland, focusing on youth work{Source}.
  17. She received the Scottish Business Achievement Award 2001 {Source}
  18. She received the Scottish Businesswoman of the Year 2001 {Source}
  19. She shares a birthday with: 
    1. Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein (1967)
    2. Princess Tessy of Luxembourg (1985)


Royal Profile: Sophie, Hereditary Princess of Liechtestein

Sophie, Hereditary Princess of Liechtenstein was born 28 October 1967, the eldest of 5 daughters of Prince Max, Duke in Bavaria, and Swedish Countess Elisabeth Dougla{Source}. She grew up in Wildbad Kreuth, Germany in Schloss Romgberg{Source}.


She attended Girls' Home Primary School of the English Lady in Heiligenstadt, before moving on the the Girls' Secondard Boarding School Hohenburg in Lenggeries{Source}. After completing her primary education, she studied English language and literature at the Catholic University in Eichstätt{Source}.


She married Alois, Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein in 1993{Source}. Together, they have four children{Source}:
  • Prince Joesph Wenzel Maximilian Maria of Liechtenstein (1995)
  • Princess Marie-Caroline Elisabeth Immaculata of Lietenstein (1996)
  • Prince Georg Antonius Constantin Maria of Lietenstein (1999)
  • Prince Nikolaus Sebastian Alexander Maria of Liechtenstein (2000)


In early 2006, she founded a foundation, Sophie von Liechtenstein Stiftung für Frau und Kind (Sophie of Liechtenstein Foundation for Woman and Child){Source}. The goal of her foundation is to give women, who unintentionally became pregnant a more positive life perspective for themselves and their child{Source}.

Royal Profile: Princess Tessy of Luxembourg

Princess Tessy of Luxembourg was born Tessy Antony on 28 October 1985{Source}. She attended a technical high school in Pétange, Luxembourg, prior to following her brother's footsteps and joining the army.

With her career in the Luxembourg Army, she has participated in missions in Yugoslavia and Kosovo. During her mission in Yugoslavia, she met Prince Louis, who was there visiting the Luxembourg troops.

She and Prince Louis were married on 29 September 2006{Source}. Upon their marriage, the prince gave up his succession rights and those of their son Gabriel, and any of the couple's future children, although Prince Louis retains his title of Prince of Luxembourg and the style of Royal Highness while his and Antony's sons were initially given the surname de Nassau with no titles{Source}. On Luxembourg's National Day 2009, Ms. Antony and her two sons were given titles by the Grand Duke{Source}. Her title was Her Royal Highness Princess of Luxembourg, while her sons (and any subsequent children) would be His/Her Royal Highness Prince/ss de Nassu {Source}
Together, they have two sons:

  • Prince Gabriel de Nassu
  • Prince Noah de Nassu

Princess Tessy and her sons were granted the title Prince/ss of Luxembourg during the 2009 National day celebrations. Prior to this, they were Prince/ss de Nassu.