Monday, May 27, 2013

Royal Profile: Prince Moritz of Liechtenstein

Prince Moritz Emanuel Maria of Liechtenstein was born 27 May 2003 in New York City, and is the eldest son of Prince Constantin and Princess Marie{Source}. He has two younger siblings{Source}:
He is presently 8th in line for the throne after two uncles, four cousins and his father.

The ten year old is likely kept from the limelight due to his distance to the throne and young age.

In 2012, he joined the rest of the Princely family to celebrate Liechtenstein's National Day {Photos}.

It is likely that he speaks German, as it is the official language of Liechtenstein.

Monaco Grand Prix 2013

Tuesday 21 May: Charity Soccer/Football match Day

Charlotte Marie Pomeline Casiraghi & Andrea Albert Pierre Casiraghi cheered on little brother Pierre Rainier Stefano Casiraghi and little cousin Louis Robert Paul Ducruet from the sidelines, after the game the brother and sister pair presented the trophy and  posed photos with the winning team {Photos}{Photos}. Also in attendance was Princess Stephanie, cheering on her youngest nephew, son and daughter's boyfriend, Paul-Noël Ettori and his father Jean Ettori {Photos}.  Pauline Grace Maguy Ducruet, along with her Princely Couple Aunt and Uncle, and school-aged cousin and half-sister Princess Alexandra of Hanover & Camille Gottlieb, were notably absent from this event. Prince Albert was attending the 36th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting{Source}, while Princess Charlene attended the  Lova World Images party during The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday.

Miss Ducruet was likely wrapping up her exams in Paris at Fashion School, and the Monaco Grand Prix break for Monégasque schools didn't start until after school that day and the match was scheduled for 7PM Monaco time, and the girls likely had homework to attend to before a busy weekend at the races.

Thursday 23 May: Free Practice Day 1

Today was a day for  Monaco's princely family to wander and mingle among their VIP tourists and guests of the Principality. Prince Albert was spotted mingling with race car teams and drivers along side his wife Princess Charlene {Photos}. The princely couple were even spotted greeting one another with a quick kiss hello on the cheek {Photo}. Princess Charlene's brother, Gareth Wittstock was also in attendance {Photo} {Ed note: That MAY be youngest brother Sean behind Gareth in the photo. I'm not entirely positive. The guy in the white jacket-thoughts?}

Princess Charlene  and her brother Garreth Wittstock attended the  Roberto Cavalli the Yacht Party  on Thursday evening.

Friday 24 May: Operation Poseidon & Amber Lounge Fashion Show

Prince Albert & Princess Charlene attended the Operation Poseidon event at Fort Antoine {Photos}. Meanwhile, the Prince's nephew, Pierre Rainer Stefano Casiraghi  was spotted  visiting the Monte Carlo Grand Prix race circuit {Photos}.

Prince Albert II & Princess Charlene also were on hand at the Yacht Club de Monaco for a presentation of the new ambassadors for Princess Charlene's Foundation,  Fondation Princesse Charlene de Monaco.

In the evening was the Amber Lounge Fashion Show and Charity Auction to benefit the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, however no one from the Princely Family was in attendance.

Saturday 25th May: Final Practice Day and Qualifying Sessions

Prince Albert II  was on hand, along with numerous VIPS, including French motor sport excutive Jean Todt, and  F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone {Photos} to attend the Qualifying sessions for the Monaco Grand Prix scheduled for Sunday.

Prince Albert joined Princess Charlene also met with beneficiaries of Princess Charlene's Foundation, when they attended the final practice day {Photos}

Prince Albert also attended the TAG Heuer 2013 Monaco Grand Prix Party in the evening {Photos}

Sunday 26th May: GRAND PRIX DAY!

The race started with all of the glitz and glamour, per usual. The celebrities were out in full force. David Hassellhoff was there with his girlfriend Hayley Roberts were there. So was Cameron Diaz, Flavio Briatore, Elisabetta Gregoraci and their son Falco Nathan. Former WWE wrestler Stacy Keibler was there. Michael Douglas and Ron Howard were there too. This event wasn't just the who's-who of the racing world, but also of the Glamour world. If you were someone, you were in Monaco at the Grand Prix {Photos}.

In attendance from the Princely family were Prince Albert, Princess Charlene, Andrea Albert Pierre Casiraghi and Pierre Rainier Stefano Casiraghi. Also in attendance accompanying their long-time lovers were Tatiana Santo Domingo and Beatrice Borromeo. Notably absent were newborn Sacha Casiraghi-Santo Domingo and Charlotte Marie Pomeline Casiraghi. The family watched the race from their private box. During the Awards ceremony at the end of the Race, the princely family posed with the three winners and awarded the trophies {Photos}

After the race was over, the Prince and his wife attended the traditional Grand Prix Gala {Photos}{Photos}.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

The Recap of the Royals You Love: May 20-26


-King Albert II & Queen Paola visted the town Oostende, West Flanders, Belgium on Friday {Photos}

-King Albert II, Queen Paola , Queen Fabiola, Prince Philippe, Duke of Brabant, Princess MathildeDuchess of Brabant,  Princess Astrid, Archduchess of Austria-Este and Prince Lorenz, Archduke of Austria-Este attended the 2012-2013 Prix International Roi Baudouin Pour le Développement en Afrique on Wednesday {Photo}{Photo}.

-Prince Philippe &  Princess Elisabeth visited the exhibition, Inside the Station: The Princess Elisabeth Antarctica at the Tour & Taxis in Brussels on Monday {Photos}


-Crown Prince Fredrik officially opened the exhibit entitled, Opfindelserr: En Idé Kan Forandre Verden on Friday {Source}. On Sunday, the future Danish king celebrated his 45th birthday.

-Prince Joachim & Princess Marie celebrated their 5th wedding anniversary on Friday.

-Count Christian of Rosenborg died at the age of 70 on Wednesday {Source}. The Danish royal court announced that his funeral service will take place 29 May 2013 (this coming Wednesday) {Source}


-Pavlos, Crown Prince
  celebrated his 46th birthday on Monday.

Great Britain

-Queen Elizabeth visited the Rosie Maternity Hospital on Thursday {Photos}

-Queen Elizabeth II, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince Charles of Wales,  Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry, Princess Beatrice of York, The Prince Edward, The Ealr of Wessex, Sophie, The Countess of Wessex & Zara Anne Elizabeth Philips Tindall visited the VIP Preview day of the Chelsea Flower Show on Monday {Photos}

-Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince Charles of Wales, Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall & Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge attended a garden party at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday {Photos}

-The Prince Charles of Wales & Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge hosted a conference on the illegal wildlife trade on Tuesday {Source}{Photos}.

-The Prince Charles of Wales & Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall opened the annual Festival of Literature & Arts on Thursday {Photos}

-Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge & Pricne Harry of Wales visited the Tedworth House on Monday {Photos}

-Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge attended the XXXVII Ordinary UEFA Congress meeting on Friday {Source}

-Princess Eugenie of York was spotted leaving Mr Fogg's on Tuesday {Photos}

-Zara Anne Elizabeth Philips & Mike Tindall attended the 1st annual celebrity golf classic at South Lodge Hotel on Monday {Photos}

-Lady Cosima Rose Alexandra Windsor celebrated her 3rd birthday on Monday.

-Tāne Mahuta Lewis celebrated his 1st birthday on Sunday.


-King Abdullah II, Queen Rania, Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II, Princess Iman, Princess Mona, Prince Faisal &Princess Sara celebrated the 67th Jordan Independence Day on Saturday {Photos}

-Queen Rania attended the opening of the special exhibition, 70 Years of Contemporary Jordanian Fine Arts  at the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts on Tuesday {Source}.


-Prince Joesph Wenzel celebrated his 18th birthday on Saturday.


-Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene & Andrea Albert Pierre Casiraghi visited Corsia, France on Monday {Photos}

-Prince Albert II & Princess Charlene were spotted mingling with racing teams and drivers on Thursday {Photos}.

-Prince Albert II attended  the 36th Consultative Meeting of the Parties to the Antarctic Treaty (ATCM) on Wednesday {Photo}

-Princess Charlene attended the Lova World Images Closing Party held at Baoli Beach with Julian Lennon on Wednesday {Photos}. On Thursday, the Princess Consort attended Roberto Cavalli Yacht Party {Photos}

-Princess Stephanie, Andrea Albert Pierre Casiraghi, Pierre Rainier Stefano Casiraghi, Charlotte Marie Pomeline Casiraghi &  Louis Robert Paul Ducruet attended the the World Stars Football Match, Star Team Monaco vs Formula one drivers team on Tuesday {Photos}{Photo}
Pauline's boyfriend, Paul-Noël Ettori was also in attendance and played along side Louis and Pierre.

The Netherlands

-King Williem Alexander I & Queen Maxima began a visit to Luxembourg on Friday {Photos}. Check back for an update soon.

-King Willem-Alexander I officially reopened the newly renovated Ministerie van Economische Zaken (Ministry of Economic Affairs) building on Wednesday {Photos}

-Queen Maxima participated in the 150th anniversary of the Erasmus MC: Sophia Kinderziekenhuis {Photos} and   attended the “...the inaugural lecture of Professor Aylin Küntay.”{Photos} on Wednesday 

-Princess Beatrix attended the opening of the villa mondriaan museum and its exhibition entitled,Where it All Started on Tuesday {Source}. On Friday, the former Dutch Queen opened the  newly renovated Noordbrabants Museum and the Stedelijk Museum’s new Hertogenbosch {Photos} and also unveiled the new monument entitled, VissersNamenMonument {Photos}

-Princess Laurentien celebrated her 47th birthday on  Saturday.


-Princess Märtha Louise & Ari Behn celebrated their 11th wedding anniversary on Friday.


-King Juan Carlos I held and audience with former US President Bill Clinton on Tuesday {Source}
The former president was in Spain to attended the Laureate Summit on Youth & Jobs

-Queen Sofia participated in the opening of the 1st Simposio Internacional’s Avances en la Investigación Sociosanitaria en la Enfermedad de Alzheimer held at the Hospedería de Fonseca on Tuesday {Source}. On Wednesday, she  presided over the 2013 Premios UNICEF España {Source}

-Prince Felipe of Asturias arrived in Quito, Equador for a brief visit on Thursday {Photos}

-Prince Felipe of Asturias & Princess Letizia of Asturias celebrated their 9th wedding anniversary  and hosted several audiences on Wednesday {Photos}.

-Princess Letizia  of Asturias opened and toured  the new Aprocor Foundation space for inclusion and opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities on Tuesday {Photos}

-Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo attended the opening of the exhibition "Credo" the Foundation "The Ages of Man" on Tuesday {Source}. On Wednesday, she attended the San Isidro Bullfight 2013 {Photos}


-King Carl XVI Gustaf attended the opening of the 2013 Royal Colloquium on Monday {Source}

-King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle & Prince Carl Philip met with the Swedish World Ice Hockey Champions on Monday {Source}

-King Carl XVI Gustaf & Queen Silvia open exhibitions at the Museum of Far Eastern on Saturday{Source}

-King Carl XVI Gustaf & Crown Princess Victoria participated in the World Wildlife Fund annual meeting on Friday {Source}

-Queen Silvia attended World Childhood Day on Sunday {Source}
-Crown Princess Victoria attended the 100th anniversary of Enskilda Gymnasiets on Wednesday {Source}. On Thursday, the future Queen of Sweden attended a conference entitled Cities and Green Growth - Urban Evolution {Source}.

-Prince Daniel attended the opening of the Tennis Park at the Royal Lawn Tennis Club {Source}. On Wednesday, he attended the Ministry's conference, Fine-tuning healthcare {Source}

Royal Profile: Crown Prince Fredrik of Denmark

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 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}.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Royal Profile:Tāne Mahuta Lewis

Tāne Mahuta Lewis was born 25 May 2012, the second child of Lady Davina Lewis and her husband, New Zealander carpenter and a surfing enthusiast, Gary Lewis {Source}.

He is 26th in line for the throne after his mother {Source}. However, once the new succession laws go into place, and with the birth of Baby Cambridge in July, Tāne will be 28th in line after his sister (Ed note: The new laws state that the oldest child regardless of gender born after 28 October 2011 does not have male-order preferenece{Source}).

Due to his age and distance to the throne, he is primarily kept from the limelight. He resides in New Zeland with his sister, and parents.

Royal Profile: Princess Laurentien of The Netherlands

Petra Laurentien Brinkhorst (aka Princess Laurentien) 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

Friday, May 24, 2013

Royal Profile: Prince Joseph Wenzel of Liechtenstein, Count Rietberg

Prince Joseph Wenzel Maximilian Maria of Liechtenstein, Count Rietberg was born 24 May 1995 in London, England, the eldest son of Prince Alois & Princess Sophie {Source}. 

The 18 year old is 2nd in line for for the throne of Liechtenstein and third in line for the Jacobite claim to the thrones of England, Scotland, Ireland and France after his mother {Source}.

He has three younger siblings:
  • Princess Marie-Caroline (1996)
  • Prince Georg-Antonius (1999)
  • Prince Nikolaus (2000)

He was named for{Source}:
  • Joseph Wenzel: for his ancestor with the same name who was reigning prince of Liechtenstein from 1712- to 1718 and from 1748-1772.
  • Maximilian: for his maternal grandfather and his paternal uncle (and godfather), both who are named Maxililian. 
  •  Maria: per tradition with Catholic royalty, in honor of the Virgin Mary

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Royal Profile:Count Christian of Rosenborg

Count Christian of Rosenborg was born 22 October 1942 as Prince Christian of Denmark and Iceland, and the younger son of HRH Knud, Hereditary Prince of Denmark  and Princess Caroline-Mathilde of Denmark. Upon his birth, he was in line for the throne ahead of his cousin Princess Margarthe and her sisters due to male-preferential succession. However, in 1953, the Danish succession laws changed to allow Princess Margarethe and her sisters to inherit the throne{Source}.  With the thoughts of him ever inheriting the throne being at the forefront, Prince Christian chose to forfeit his rights to the throne by marrying without consent of the monarch and Council of State.

Permissions were not sought because it was expected to be denied as his fiancee was an untitled an untitled commoner {Billed-Bladet, (Interview with Count Christian of Rosenborg), 1985, Danish}. At that time, he was given the title Couunt of Rosenborg and the style Your Excellency.

He was married to Anne Dorte Maltoft-Nielsen on 27 February 1971. Together, they had three children, who gave them seven grandchildren:
  • Countess Josephine Caroline Elisabeth of Rosenborg (b. 29 October 1972), married 1998 with two children:
    • Julius Christian Emil Schmidt af Rosenborg (2001) 
    • Clara Dorte Elisabeth Schmidt af Rosenborg (2004) 
  • Countess Camilla Alexandrine Cristine of Rosenborg (b. 29 October 1972), married 1995, four children: 
    • Anastasia Caroline Amalie Rosanes af Rosenborg (b. 24 November 1997) 
    • Ludwig Christian Mikael Rosanes af Rosenborg (b. 5 June 2000) 
    • Leopold Christian Ingolf Rosanes af Rosenborg (b. 15 April 2005) 
    • Theodor Christian Emanuel Rosanes af Rosenborg (b. 19 June 2008) 
  • Countess Feodora Mathilde Helena of Rosenborg (b. 27 February 197), married firstly in 2004  and divorced in 2005, without issue. Feodora married secondly on 8 September 2008  one daughter: 
    • Caroline-Mathilde Margrethe Rønnow af Rosenborg (b. 1 February 2009)
Over the last few years, Count Christian and his wife have attended many family events such as his 1st cousin 1x removed's (Crown Prince Fredrik) wedding in 2004, the memorial service for Empress Maria Feodorovna in 2006, the celebrations for the 75th birthday of Henrik, Prince Consort in 2009 and the ruby jubilee celebrations for his niece, Queen Margarethe in 2012. Other than that, the Count has primarily led a private life.

Count Christian died at Gentofte Hospital in Hellerup, Denmark

According to the Official Danish Monarchy website, the funeral will take place Wednesday, 29 May 2013 at Lyngby Church just north of Copenhagen {Source}. Also according to the Official Danish Monarchy website, the following members of the Royal Family will be in attendance: Queen Margarethe II, Henrik, Prince Consort, Princess Benedikte & Princess Marie {Source} Crown Princess Mary is presently visiting Maylasia, Crown Prince Fredrik is in Russia, and I have no idea where Prince Joachim or Prince Richard (Richard-Benedikte's husband) or Benedikte's children are. I also imagine that the above listed children (and perhaps some of the grandchildren?) will be there.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Royal Profile: Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece

Crown Prince Pavlos was born in Athens on May 20th 1967 {Source}. At seven months old, he moved with his family to Rome, before settling in London in 1974{Source}. He attended the Hellenic College, founded by his parents, King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie{Source}.

The Crown Prince graduated the United World College in 1986 Prince Pavlos graduated the Georgetown School of Foreign Service in International Relations, Law and Organisation in 1993 and the Georgetown Masters School of Foreign Service with a Masters Degree in Foreign Relations and Economics - specialising in Eastern Europe and the Balkans{Source}.

After finishing at UWC, he went on to serve as a Lieutenant in the British Army{Source}. . He completed his officer training at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst and was awarded the position of Commandant' Stick Orderly{Source}.. He was then awarded a Short Service Commission in the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, where he served for three years{Source}..

Between 1995 and 1997, Crown Prince Pavlos was employed by the Charles R. Weber Company Inc. in the operation and marketing departments{Source}\.. In February 1997, he co-founded Griphon Asset Management, an alternative investment fund-of-funds{Source}.. In November 1998, he co-founded Ivory Capital Group LLC, an investment firm dedicated to managing private investment partnerships, which include a fundamental value based hedge fund and a fund-of-funds{Source}..

In 2002 he co-founded Ortelius Capital Partners LLC, an alternative asset management group specializing in hedge funds, while in 2003 he co-founded Brigantine, a value based equity fund{Source}..

Crown Prince Pavlos married Marie-Chantal Miller, (HRH Princess Marie-Chantal), in London, in 1995{Source}.

They have 5 children{Source}.: 
  • Princess Maria-Olympia (b. New York, 1996)
  • Prince Constantine-Alexios (b New York, 1998)
  • Prince Achileas-Andreas (b New York, 1999)
  • Prince Odysseas-Kimon (b London, 2004)
  • Prince Aristidis-Stavros (b Los Angeles, 2008).

Crown Prince Pavlos and his family currently reside in London{Source}.

The Crown Prince of Greece is active on the internet, maintaining his own site and twitter account. You can follow HRH Crown Prince Pavlos' blog, AGORA, hosted on the online magazine Periscope Post, and on twitter (@ pavlosgr1){Source}..

Royal Profile: Lady Cosima Rose Alexandra Windsor

Lady Cosima Rose Alexandra Windsor was born 20 May 2010, the younger of two children of Alexander Windsor, Earl of Ulster and Claire, Countess of Ulster {Source}.

She is one of 6 grandchildren of The Duke & Duchess of Gloucester.

The little girl is presently 24th in line for the British Throne.

Due to her age, and distance to the throne, little is known about her and she is primarily kept from the public eye. Her father works as a Director of Transnational Crisis Project and is a former British Army officer {Source} Her mother is a doctor. She has one younger brother, Xan Windsor, Lord Culloden.

King Carl XVI Gustaf & Queen Silvia visit the USA

Day 1 (May 8)

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia were joined by Princess Madeline and Mr. Christopher O'Neil for a
guided tour of the Castle Clinton national monument {Source}. After that, they took a boat to Ellis Island and then another boat to Liberty Island and the Statue of Liberty {Source}.

Afterward, the pair of royal couples were spotted having lunch at the Red Rooster restaurant in Harlem{Source}

After lunch, the King & Queen said good-bye to their youngest daughter and future son-in-law, boarding a flight for Washington, DC {Source}.

That evening, Sweden's King & Queen attended a dinner at the Swedish Residence that was hosted by the Swedish Ambassador to the US {Source}.

Day 2 (May 9)

The King and Queen's day began with a memorial ceremony for Raoul Wallenberg at the Treasury before attending a meeting with the US Secretary of the Treasury {Source}, and they also took part in a seminar on the Arctic at The House of Sweden {Source}. During the ceremony, the King gave a speech to read his full speech, click here {Source}.

Afterward, the royal couple headed to visit the Library of Congress {Source}, visited the US Capitol{Source}, and met with Speaker of the House John Boehner {Source}. For lunch, they attended a luncheon hosted by Senator Johnny Isakson and Congressman Randall M. Hultgren. Hutlgren is Chairman of the Swedish Caucus{Source}.

After lunch, The King and Queen were given a guided tour of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian {Source}.

In the afternoon, the Swedish monarch and consort took part in a seminar on the Arctic{Source}.

In the evening, the royal pair attended the Washington Ballet's production of The Sun Also Rises {Source}, and a reception afterward {Source}. During the reception, the king gave brief remarks{Source}. You can read the King's remarks here {Source}. 

Day 3 (May 10)

The third day of their US tour was a busy one! They began their day in Washington, DC, where they visited  the  National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial, where they were received by the US Secretary of Defense{Source}

In the afternoon, it was off to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania{Source}. Upon their arrival in Philidelphia, they met with the city's mayor, who gave them a guided tour of his city {Source}. They also visited Philadelphia City Hall, Independence Hall and the American Swedish Historical Museum {Source}. The final activity of their day was a visit to  the Barnes Foundation {Source}.

Day 4 (May 11)

Their final day in the US was another busy one, which they were joined by the Speaker of the Parliament of Finland and his wife {Source}.

In the morning, the group attended a seminar at the Independence Seaport Museum {Source}. Afterward, they paid a visit to the Finnish Monument in Chester {Source}. They attended a luncheon at the Buena Vista Plantation that was hosted by the Governor of Deleware {Source}, where once again, King Carl XVI Gustaf gave another speech. After lunch, the Royal duo attended a Wilmington, Delaware celebration{Source}, and then sailed on a replica of the Kalmar Nyckel to Fort Christina {Source}. While at Fort Christina, they took part in a ceremony at the Delaware Monument in Fort Christina Park {Source}. Following the visit to Fort Christina, they were off to visit the Old Swedes Church to attend a service {Source}.

The day concluded  a reception and gala dinenr at the Chase Center where they were joined by Princess Madeline and Christopher O'Neil {Source}, and the King gave another speech {Source}.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

The Recap of the Royals You Love:May 13-19


-Prince Philippe, Duke of Brabant & Princess Mathilde, Duchess of Brabant visited the International Olympic Comittee Headquarters in Switzerland on Monday {Source} On Thursday, they attended the 2013 Vocatio Scholarships award ceremony on Thursday {Photos} On Friday, the future King and monarch inaugurate Technopolis's newest expanded area known as, Xplora and Inspirience {Source}.

-Prince Philippe, Duke of Brabant attended the 2nd Edition of the Belgodyssée Masterclass for young journalists on Tuesday {Photos} On Wednesday, he particapated in the opening of the 11th Edition of the European Business Summit {Photos}

-Princess Mathilde, Duchess of Brabant attended a conference entitled, Basic Education for Change, organized by the Association Plan Belgique in collaboration with Unicef Belgique on Tuesday {Source}

-Princess Mathilde, Duchess of Brabant & Prince Emmanuel attended the Semi-final round of the  Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition on Wednesday {Photo}


-King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck & Queen Jetsun met with the “...7th batch of DeSuung Volunteers.” on Wednesday {Photo}


-Queen Margarethe II, Henrik, Prince Consort, Crown Prince Fredrik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie, Prince Felix & Prince Henrik attended the confirmation of Prince Nikolai  as a member of the Danish Church on Saturday{Source}{Photos}.
His mother and Stepfather, Countess Alexandra,and Martin Jørgensen, maternal aunt and grandmother, Christina Manley & Nicola Baird  also attended the event.

-Crown Prince Fredrik attended the inauguration of the Sailing and Diving Park on Thursday {Source}

-Crown Prince Fredrik & Crown Princess Mary celebrated their 9th wedding anniversary on Tuesday.

-Prince Nikolai was confirmed as a member of the Danish Church on Saturday {Source}

-Princess Marie inaugurated the KATTEGATCENTER on Thursday {Source}{Source}

-Princess Benedikte hosted a reception for Dressurens Venner on Tuesday {Source}

Great Britain

-Queen Elizabeth II received the High Commissioner for the People's Republic of Bangladesh, Ambassador from the Arab Republic of Egypt attended to a Council meeting on Wednesday {Source}

-Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh attended the Beating Retreat and Dinner on Monday {Source}

-Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh & Prince Charles of Wales attend a service for members of the Order of Merit on Tuesday {Photos}. On Friday, they paid a visit to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, visited the Tate St. Ives Advisory Council, attended a luncheon hosted by the National Trust South West Regional on Friday{Source}

-The Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh attend the Annual Air League Reception on Tuesday {Source}. On Wednesday, he attended a Receptions for young people who have achieved the Gold Standard in The Duke of Edinburgh's Award{Source}. On Thursday, he presented Afghanistan Operational Service Medals Parade to 40 Commando Royal Marines at Norton Manor Camp  {Photos}{Photos}

-The Prince Charles of Wales & Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall attended a reception for members of Parliament on Wednesday {Source}

-The Prince Charles of Wales attended the Royal College of Music’s annual awards ceremony on Wednesday {Photos}. On Thursday, the future King visited Stroke-on-Trent as part of his Teach First initiative {Source}. On Friday, he held and Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace  and met with the Founder and Director of the Centre for Health and the Global Environment on Friday{Source}.

-The Prince Andrew, Duke of York visited Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on Tuesday and Wednesday. On Tuesday, he and his delegation departed from the UK for the 9 hour flight. On Wednesday, the second son of the Queen opened the Satellite Applications Catapult, Electron Building of Harwell Oxford Science and Innovation Campus and met with  wireless entrepreneurs at Wavefront{Source}{Photos}. On Friday, the second son of the Queen visited the Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia to officially open the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, attend a luncheon with the British Columbia Innovation Council and a Reception for British Columbia's technology, innovation and entrepreneurial communities, visited the Wavefront Centre of Excellence for Wireless Commercialisation and Research, and attended a dinner at the Government House {Source}.

-Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall visited the Rory McEwen art exhibition on Tuesday {Source}.On Wednesday, the future consort visited the Peckham Branch of the London Mutual Credit Union on Wednesday {Source}. On Thursday, she attended the Devon Show {Photos}

-Sophie, The Countess of Wessex attended a ballet performance at the British Ambassador’s French residence on Tuesday {Source}. On Wednesday, she visited The British School of Paris {Source}{Photos}.

-Princess Beatrice of York & Princess Eugenie of York attend the launch of Samsung's NX Smart Camera at a charity auction with David Bailey in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care at the Bulgari Hotel on Tuesday {Photos}
Also in attendance was their mother, Sarah, Duchess of York.

-Prince Richard, The Duke of Gloucester attended a meeting of the Outdoor Trust on Friday {Source}.

-Prince Michael of Kent presented 33 Squadron with new standard on Thursday {Source}

-Peter Mark Andrew Philips & Autumn Patrica Kelly Philips celebrated their 5th wedding anniversary on Friday.

-Zara Anne Elizabeth Philips Tindall celebrated her 32nd birthday on Wednesday.


-Ana María Morales y de Grecia celebrated her 10th birthday on Wednesday.


-Prince Maximilian celebrated his 44th birthday on Thursday.

-Prince Alfons celebrated his 12th birthday on Saturday.

-Prince Benedikt celebrated his 5th birthday on Saturday.

-Princess Margaretha celebrated her 56th birthday on Wednesday.


-Prince Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke & Princess Stéphanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess visited the city of Vianden on Monday {Photos}

-Prince Jean celebrated his 54th birthday on Wednesday.


-Prince Albert “...visited the old Hôtel des Princes and inaugurated the Place 'Marie-Pelline Grimaldi of Monaco: Maid of Chabeuil’ and then was received by the Deputy Mayor of Montélimar and other local officials {Photos}{Photo} and attended a luncheon in the prince's honor {Source}

-Prince Albert II & Princess Charlene  inaugurated the newly renovated  Lycée Technique Hôtelier de Monaco on Monday {Photos}. On Tuesday evening, the royal couple dined at  "Golden Cord", a restaurant of the  Lycée Technique Hôtelier de Monaco {Source} On Wednesday, the royal pair attended the inauguration of Le Foyer de Sainte Dévote {Photos} and viewed the exhibition by  Mark McFadden {Photos}

-Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene and Andrea Albert Pierre Casiraghi attended the Dior Cruise Collection 2014 show on Saturday {Photos}{Photos}{Photos}
Tatiana Santo Domingo was also in attendance.

-Jonkvrouw Leticia de Massy de Brouwer celebrated her birthday on Thursday.

The Netherlands

-King Willem-Alexander I officially reopened the newly restored Ministry of Defense on Wednesday {Photos}

-King Willem-Alexander I, Queen Maxima & Princess Beatrix attended the 2013 Appeltjes van Oranje and the Oranje Fonds Kroonappels Awards on Thursday {Photos}

-Queen Maxima participated in the annual International Meeting of the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) on Wednesday {Photos}. On Friday, she celebrated her 41st birthday.

-Prince Constantijn  & Princess Laurentien celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary on Sunday


-King Harald, Queen Sonja,Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Ingrid Alexandra & Prince Sverre Magnus attended Norway National Day Celebrations in Olso on Friday {Photos}

-Princess Martha Louise, Ari Behn, Maud Angelica Behn, Leah Isadora Behn & Emma Tallulah Behn participated in the Norway National Day Parade in London on Friday {Photos}


-Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza celebrated his 68th birthday on Wednesday.


-King Juan Carlos & Queen Sofia celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary on Tuesday. On Friday, they attended the Copa Rey Cup between Real Madrid CF and Club Atlético de Madrid SAD {Source}
-Queen Sofia attended the inauguration of the XVIII Congreso Internacional de Arqueología Clásica on Monday{Source}

-Prince Felipe of Asturias met with various specialized medical units of the Spanish Air Force at the Base Aérea de Torrejón on Friday {Photos}{Source}

-Princess Letizia of Asturias visited the exhibition entitled, El Trazo Español en el British Museum: Dibujos del Renacimiento a Goya  at the Museo Nacional del Prado on Tuesday {Photos}. On Thursday, the future consort visited Haro: Luces de la Modernidad and attended the inauguration of the  VIII Seminario Internacional de Lengua y Periodismo: El Lenguaje de la Crisis {Photos}{Source}


-King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Princess Madeleine & Mr. Christopher O'Neil attended Sunday morning church services at The Royal Chapel and a reception afterward during the ceremony, Princess Madeleine & Chris O'Neil "published" their banns of marriage on Sunday {Photos}

-Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland celebrated his 34th birthday on Monday

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