Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Royal Recap of the Royals You Love: November 24-30, 2014

Belgium

-Alexandra Leopoldine Moncada took part in the 2014 Bal des Debutantes in Paris on Saturday {Source}
Alexandra is the daughter of Princess Marie-Esmerelda, and a cousin of the current King.


Denmark

-Anastasia Caroline Amalie Rosanes af Rosenborg  celebrated her 17th birthday on Monday.

-Clara Dorte Elisabeth Schmidt af Rosenborg celebrated her 10th birthday on Wednesday.

Germany

-Princess Maria Theresia von Thurn und Taxis celebrated her 34th birthday on Friday. 

Great Britain

-Queen Elizabeth II held several audiences on Tuesday {Source}.

-Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh attended the Colonels Commandant Luncheon and held a dinner for the Minerva Medal 2014 winner  on Tuesday {Source}.

-The Prince Charles of Wales & Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall  visited the School of Jewllery at Birmingham City University,  the Royal Scool Wolverhampton to celebrated the school's 40th anniversary on Tuesday {Source}.

-The Prince Charles of Wales visited Thomas Fattorini Limited, Wightwick Manor and Gardens, Samaritans on Tuesday {Source}.

-Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall visited Elmhurst School for Dance on Tuesday {Source}.

-The Prince Andrew, The Duke of York undertook several engagements in India on Tuesday {Source}.

-The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex attended a Trustees' meeting and Dinner for The Prince Philip Trust Fun for the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead on Tuesday {Source}.

-The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal & Sir Vice Admrial Timothy Laurence  attended Evensong in the Queen's Chapel and a reception on Tuesday {Source}.

-The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal  chaired the Quarterly Court Meeting of The Coroparation of Trinity House, and  attended an Emergency Leaders' Conference on Tuesday {Source}.

-Sophie, The Countess of Wessex  held a meetings of several organizations including Meningitis Now, and Caring For Life, and attended a programme of readings by the cast of Downton Abbey on Tuesday {Source}.

-Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge attended the 2014 Tusk Conservation Awards on Tuesday {Photos}

-Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge  visited an EACH (East Anglia Children’s Hospice) Appeal Launch Event on Tuesday {Photos}.

-Prince Richard, The Duke of Gloucester opened Subsea Innovation Limited's new Headquarters,visited Woodlea Primary School, and  Developing Initiatives for Support in the Community at Sapphire House to commemorate their 30th anniversary on Tuesday {Source}.

-Prince Edward, The Duke of Kent met with the Chairman and Chief Executive of Restore Burn and Wound Research on Tuesday {Source}.

-Princess Alexandra of Kent, The Hon. Lady Ogilvy held a reception to mark the 100th anniversarty of CCHS All About Kids (formerly Children's Country Holidays Fund) on Tuesday {Source}.


Japan

-Prince Akishino celebrated his 49th birthday on Sunday

Portugal

The Infante Dinis de Santa Maria Miguel Gabriel Rafael Francisco João de Herédia de Bragança, Duke of Porto celebrated his 15th birthday on Tuesday.

Monaco

-Louis Robert Paul Ducruet celebrated his 22nd birthday on Wednesday.


Friday, November 28, 2014

Royal Profile: Princess Maria Theresia Ludowika Klothilde Helene Alexandra of Thurn and Taxis

Princess Maria Theresia Ludowika Klothilde Helene Alexandra of Thurn and Taxis was born 28 November 1980 as the first child and elder daughter of Johannes, 11th Prince of Thurn and Taxis and his wife, Gloria, Princess of Thurn and Taxis {Source}. She has two younger siblings:

She and her siblings grew up on the family's estate, Schloss St. Emmeram, and attended local schools. To get her required German University entrance exams, Gloria sent her to England to complete her secondary education. In 2002, she began studying sociology, psychology and communication in Spain {Source}. In 2004, she returned to London, where she studied media studies with a focus on film and directing {Source

In 2001, she sued the Bauer Media Group in German's Higher Regional Courts of Hamburg due to  fabricated photograph montages in one of their magazines and claims she was to marry Felipe, Prince of Asturias {Source}. Thirteen years later, she marred a British artist based in London named Hugo Wilson on 13 September 2014 in Germany {Source}

Royal Profile: 10 Facts about Clara Dorte Elisabeth Schmidt af Rosenborg

  1. Clara Dorthe Elisabeth Schmidt af Rosenborg was born 28 November 2004 {Source}
  2. She is the younger of two children of Countess Josephine Caroline Elisabeth af Rosenborg  & Thomas Christian Schmidt {Source}.
  3. She has one older brother, Julius Christian Emil Schmidt af Rosenborg (2001) {Source}.
  4. She is a first cousin twice removed of Queen Margarethe II of Denmark & Princess Benedikte of Denmark, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece (her grandfather was their first cousin),
  5. She likely attended her grandfather's funeral in 2013 {Photos}
  6. Her grandfather was Count Christian of Rosenborg.
  7. This youngster holds no royal title, or succession rights, but as a 1st cousin 2x removed, she is kind of part of the Royal Family, but not really. Because he isn't technically part of the Royal Family, little is known about her.
  8. It's likely due to #7, she and her siblings and cousins lead a fairly normal life.
  9. She has 5 cousins: Anastasia, Ludwig, Leopold, Theodor & Caroline-Mathilde.
  10. She likely speaks Danish.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Royal Profile: Louis Robert Paul Ducruet

Louis Robert Paul Ducruet was born on 26 November 2013 in Monaco as the elder of two children of Princess Stephanie of Monaco and Daniel Ducruet{Source}. He has one full sister, Pauline , a maternal half sister and an older half brother, Camille and Michael {Source}. His maternal aunt and uncle, Princess Caroline and Prince Albert are his godparents (Source: The Royal House of Monaco: Dynasty of Glamour, Tradgedy & Scandal, p 254).

He attended local Monaco public schools, until he was uprooted when he, his mother and sisters joined the circus. He has also studied in Switzerland (briefly), France and the USA. He is fluent in several languages, including French, lang Monégasque and Italian. During the early 2000s, along with his mother and two sisters, he traveled with the Kline Circus for a few years.

He rarely appears in public on behalf of the Monégasque Princely Family. However, in 2014, he made very few brief appearances including the Star Team for children and World Stars football match during the Monaco Grand Prix Week and opening of the Monaco Yacht Club in June with his entire family (I mean entire...99% of them were there!). In 2005, along with his little sister, he appeared on the reality television show, La Ferme Célébrités. In 2013, during the Grand Prix Week, he played in a charity football match, and at the end of the summer, he alongside his mother and younger sister appeared at the FIGHT AIDS Monaco Gala

Other recent events he attended were: his mother and sister's circus festivals, his uncle’s 2005 Enthronement ceremony, and July 2011 wedding to his new aunt, Princess Charlene, appearing on the balcony after the civil service, arriving with his mother, sisters, aunt and younger cousin at the religious service, and attending the JM Jarre concert after the civil service, and the Eagles Concert prior to the festivities. 

Louis, along with little sister Pauline (and most of the rest of the Grimaldis), is a major fan of Monaco’s home football team, AS Monaco FC. When Louis was a youngster, Prince Albert joked that they may have to change the name of the Monégasque stadium to Stade Louis III from Stade Louis II, in his honor.
He was originally to be named something else, but at last minute, he was named Louis for his maternal great-grandfather, Louis II. Presently, before the birth of his twin cousins next month, he is 8th in line for the Monegasque throne after his aunt, four cousins, and his mother, when they are born, he will moved to 10th place in line for succession as they will come before him. Louis does not bear the title HSH Prince of Monaco at his parents' request to give him a semi-normal life, given how far down the line of succession he is.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Royal Profile:The Infante Dinis of Portugal, Duke of Porto

The Infante Dinis de Santa Maria Miguel Gabriel Rafael Francisco João de Herédia de Bragança, Duke of Porto was born 25 November 1999 the youngest child of Duarte Pio and Isabel Inês, Duke and Duchess of Braganza{Source}.


Among his godparents were Sebastião Castro Curvelo de Herédia, and Princess Anna Cecilia of Bourbon-Sicily {Source}.

He has an older brother and sister{Source}:
Due to the Portuguese throne being defunct, it's likely that Dinis and his elder siblings lead fairly normal lives. Presently, Dinis is 2nd in line for the defunct Portuguese throne after his father and brother.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Royal Profile: Anastasia Caroline Amalie Rosanes af Rosenborg

Anastasia Caroline Amalie Rosanes af Rosenborg was born 24 November 1997 as the eldest of four children and only daughter of Countess Camilla af Rosenborg and Mikael John Rosanes {Source}. She has three younger brothers{Source}:
This youngster holds no royal title, or succession rights, but as a 1st cousin 2x removed, she is kind of part of the Royal Family, but not really. Because she isn't technically part of the Royal Family, little is known about her, and it is likely she lives a normal life.\

In 2013, she was likely among the children during her grandfather's funeral{Photos}

Other than attending her grandfather's funeral, I don't believe we have ever seen or have seen her since.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Royal Recap of the Royals You Love: November 17-23, 2014

Denmark

-Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Countess von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth celebrated her 44th birthday on Thursday.


Great Britain


-Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary.

-Queen Elizabeth II held several audiences on Tuesday {Source}. On Wednesday, she held several more audiences {Source}.

-Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh & The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal attended the New Fellows Dinner for The Royal Academy of Engineering on Monday {Source}. On Wednesday, the United Kingdom's longest reigning consort presented campaign medals to members of The Queen's Royal Hussars
(The Queen's Own and Royal Irish) {Source}

-The Prince Charles of Wales & Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall hosted a dinner for The Royal Drawing School on Tuesday {Source}.

-The Prince Charles of Wales, The Duke of Cornwall visited The Prince of Wales School and the Poundbury development on Monday {Source}.On Tuesday, the royal pair visited  Chatham House  {Source}.On Tuesday, the future monarch met with the Chief Executive of The Prince's Charities Australia, attended a Reception to mark the renaming of The Prince's Drawing School as the Royal Drawing School {Source}. On Wednesday, the Queen's eldest child vistied the Amenian Church of St. Yeghiche, held a vocational skills report back Meeting of The Prince's Trust and The Prince's Teaching Institute & held a Reception  for representatives from the vocational, education and skills sector {Source}.

-Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall visited Her Majesty's Prison Erlestoke on Tuesday {Source}. On Wednesday, the British consort held a reception for the Commonwealth Essay Compettion AWards to mark the inaugaurartion of The Queen's Essay Prize {Source}.

-The Prince Andrew, The Duke of York met with Crown Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, attended a meeting with the Saudi Arabian Vice Minister of Higher Education, visited the Saudi Stock Exchange, attended a Lunch given by Prince Turki bin Abdullah Al Saudattended a reception for education, health and business leaders given by Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and attended a dinner given by Prince Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Aziz  on Monday {Source}. On Tuesday, the second son of Queen Elizabeth attended a meeting with the Acting Minister of Health and Minister of Labor, attended a roundtable discussion with senior Saudi women in business, held and audience with the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, attended a Meeting with TPP Limited and attended a dinner given by the Al Olayan Executive Committee {Source}.

-The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex held receptions for  young people who have achieved the Gold Standard in The Duke of Edinburgh Award, held a meeting of the Caribbean Marine Institute before attending a dinner for the same organization, on Monday {Source}. On Tuesday, the Queen's youngest child attended a Breakfast meeting of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Committee, a meeting of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Committee, and held a dinner for  The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Committee {Source}.

-Sophie, The Countess of Wessex visited Simmonds Count and Hawkins House  on Monday {Source}

-The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal presented the Annual Prizes at the Royal College of Physicians presented Graduation Certificates at the British School of Osteopathy, attended the 80th anniversary reception on board HQS WELLINGTON, visited the "Hospital and Troops Ships" Exhibition, and hodted a dinner for the National Equine Forum on Tuesday  {Source}.

-Prince Harry of Wales departed for an official visit to Oman on Monday {Source}. On Tuesday, he visited the British Embassy of Oman and held an investiture on his grandmother's behalf {Source}.

-Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge attended the Place2Be Wellbeing in Schools Awards on Wednesday {Source}

-Prince Richard, The Duke of Gloucester opened the new building at Crown Wood Primary School, visited the Motor Vehicle Skills Centre, and presented The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service to a number of organisations at Newbury College on Tuesday {Source}.

-The Lady Davina Lewis celebrated her 37th birthday on Wednesday.
-Prince Edward, The Duke of Kent attended the F Company of the Scots Guards Dinner on Monday {Source}. On Tuesday, the Queen's cousin visited Johnston Sweepers Limited, visited McLaren Technology Centre, and presented The Queen's Award for Enterprise: Innovation to Stanhope-Seta  {Source}.


Luxembourg

-Prince Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke & Princess Stéphanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess made an official visit to Brazil to promote the country's relationship with Luxembourg begining on Monday and departing on Thursday {Source}. Check back for a full recap soon

Monaco

-Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene, Princess Caroline of Hanover, Princess Stephanie, Princess Alexandra of Hanover, Baroness Elisabeth Anne de Massy, Baron Jean-Leonard Taubert-Natta,  Andrea Albert Pierre Casiraghi,Pierre Rainier Stefano Casiraghi, Christian Louis de Massy, Melanie de Massy & Jonkvrouw Leticia de Massy de Brouwer attended Monaco National Day festivities on Wednesday {Photos}

-Prince Albert II, Princess Caroline of Hanover & Princess Stephanie attended the presentation of various medals in recognition of Monaco National Day on Tuesday {Photo}{Photo}{Photo}

-Prince Albert II & Princess Stephanie passed out traditional gifts to members of the Monaco Red Cross and Monaco Senior Citizens on Monday {Photo}.

-Prince Albert II attended the IAAF World Athletics Gala 2014 on Friday {Photos}.


Spain

-Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo attended the funeral mass of The 18th Duchess of Alba on Friday {Photos}

Portugal

-Isabel Inês de Herédia, Duchess of Braganza celebrated her 48th birthday on Saturday.







Saturday, November 22, 2014

Royal Profile:Isabel Inês de Herédia, Duchess of Braganza

Isabel Inês de Herédia, Duchess of Braganza was born 22 November 1966 as the daughter of D. Jorge de Heredia and Raquel Leonor Pinheiro Curvelo{Source}. 

She grew up in Angola (which was then Portugese Angola) amd Portugal, before her family moved to Brazil {Source}. When in Brazil, she studied at the Colégio São Luís {Source}.  In 1990, she obtained a degree in business administration from the Fundação Getúlio Vargas and returned to Portugal to a job in BMF — Sociedade de Gestão de Patrimónios, S.A{Source}. 

On 13 May 1995, she married Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza, with many representatives from various European royal and noble houses, and Portuguese members of Government in attendance {Source}. Together, they have three children{Source}:
Following her marriage and the birth of Alfonso, she resigned from her professional career to care for her growing family and devote herself to various charities. She became patron to{Source}:
  • Refúgio Aboim Ascensão-Faro: A private social solidarity institution which helps victims of physical abuse, negligence, and any other social injustice or disadvantage adapt socially.
  • Ajuda ao Recém Nascido: An institution linked with the Alfredo da Costa Maternity, in Lisbon, which provides clothes, provisions, and other necessities children recently born to disadvantaged families.
  • Trissomia 21: A private social non-profit association which sponsors and supports research and education for Down syndrome.
  • Associação Portuguesa de Miastenia Grave e Doenças Neuro-Musculares: An association linked with Santa Maria Hospital, in Lisbon, which works for the improvement of patient care at the hospital.
  • Ajuda de Berço: An institution which temporarily hosts children, from new-borns to three year-olds, that are in situations where their parents cannot take care of them.
  • Os Francisquinhos: A social solidarity association linked with São Francisco Xavier Hospital, in Lisbon, that collaborates with parents and friends of deformed children, children born with serious diseases, and children born with complications due to the toxic dependencies of their mothers.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Royal Profile: Maria del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba

Maria del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart y de Silva, 18th Duchess of Alba  was born 28 March 1926 as the only child of The 17th Duke of Alba and his wife, María del Rosario de Silva y Gurtubay, 9th Marchioness of San Vicente del Barco.

She was one of the godchildren of Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain {Source}. In addition to being distantly related to King Juan Carlos (I *believe* they were something like 4th cousins), she is also distantly related to many British/Scottish notable people including: King James II, Winston Churchill and Diana, Princess of Wales {Source}.

According the the Guinness Book of World Records, she is the most titled person in the world {Source}. She is 14 times a Spanish grandee, 5 times a duchess, once a countess-duchess, 18 times a marchioness, 18 times a countess and once a viscountess{Source}. This is due to the complicated combinations of nationalities and marriages intertwined within her ancestry{Source}. Her most senior title is The Duchess of Alba, which she inherited at her father's death in 1955. Her son, Carlos has now inherited her many titles.

As head of the 539-year-old House of Alba, her privileges include not having to kneel before the pope and the right to ride on horseback into Seville cathedral{Source}.

She has been married numerous times, only one of which resulted in any children. Her first husband was Don Luis Martinez de Irujo y Artázcoz (1919-1972), he is the father of her six children. Each of their children has their own titles, as given by their mother. Their children and grandchildren, as well as great-grandchildren are:
  1. Carlos Fitz-James Stuart, 14th Duke of Huéscar, 19th Duke of Alba (1948).
    1. Fernando Juan Fitz-James Stuart y Solís (1990) 
    2. Carlos Arturo José María Fitz-James Stuart yr Solís (1991) 
  2. Alfonso Martínez de Irujo y Fitz-James Stuart, 16th Duke of Aliaga (1950)
    1. Luis Martínez de Irujo y Hohenlohe (born 29 May 1978). 
    2. Javier Martínez de Irujo y Hohenlohe (born 9 January 1981).
      1. He married Inés Domecq y Fernández-Govantes in 2008, and they have two children:
        1. Sol Martínez de Irujo y Domecq (born 2011)
        2. Alfonso Martínez de Irujo y Domecq (born 2013)
  3. Jacobo Fitz-James Stuart y Martínez de Irujo, 23rd Count of Siruela (1954)
    1. Jacobo Fitz-James Stuart y Fernández de Castro (born 23 January 1981).
      1. He married Asela Pilar Pérez Becerril on 14 May 2011, one daughter: 
        1. Asela Fitz-James Stuart y Pérez (2012). 
    2. Brianda Eugenia Fitz-James Stuart y Fernández de Castro (1984) 
  4. Fernando Martínez de Irujo, 11th Marquis of San Vicente del Barco (1959). 
  5. Cayetano Martínez de Irujo y Fitz-James Stuart, 13th Count of Salvatierra (1963)
    1.  He married Genoveva Casanova y González They separated in 2007, but have twin children: 
      1. Luis Martínez de Irujo y Casanova (2001) 
      2. Amina Martínez de Irujo y Casanova (2001) 
  6. Eugenia Martínez de Irujo, 12th Duchess of Montoro (1968)
    1. She was marred  Francisco Rivera Ordóñez from 1998-2002, and they have one daughter:
      1. Cayetana Rivera y Martínez de Irujo (1999)
After her husband died in 1972, she remarried in 1978 to Jesús Aguirre y Ortiz de Zárate (1934-2001), they had no children together. In 2008, it was speculated that she would soon announce she was ready to wed again...to a public relations excutive who was 24 years her junior. At the time, she denied the claims, stating that  the relationship "was based on a long friendship and there are no plans to marry"{Source}. There were reports of objections of the union from her children and King Juan Carlos, but in spite of these objections, she was married in 2011 to Alfonso Díez Carabantes. She allegedly softened her children's objections by having her husband renounce his claims to her wealth and granting them their inheritances early {Source}

During her lifetime, she attended many VIP funtions, both in Spain and aboard. She was known to have VIP visitors such as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Princess Grace and Prince Rainier (their son was also her godbrother! They shared the same godmother). She was also the host of many fashion charity parties. She also graced the covers of Time and Harper's Bazaar.

The Duchess died in the Palacio de las Dueñas on November 20, 2014, at the age of 88. She was survived by her last husband, her six children, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren {Source}. She was succeeded by her son Carlos Fitz-James Stuart, 14th Duke of Huéscar, who thus became the 19th Duke of Alba. After her death, her body laid in repose at the Town Hall of Seville, where those who wished to pay their respects could. King Juan Carlos reportedly telephoned The 19th Duke of Alba to pay his respects, and sent two flower crowns to Seville. During her funeral services on Friday, the Spanish Royal Family was represented by Infanta Elena of Spain, The Duchess of Lugo {Source}{Photos}. 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Royal Profile:Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Countess von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth

Princess Alexandra Rosemarie Ingrid Benedikte of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Countess von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth was born 20 November 1970, the 2nd eldest child of Princess Benedikte of Denmark and Prince Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg{Source}. She has two siblings{Source}:
Under the succession rules set by her grandfather stating that she and her siblings needed to take up permanent residence in order in Denmark in order to succeed the throne{Source}. Due to her being raised in Germany, she is not in line for the Danish throne.

Little is known about her upbringing other than she was raised in Germany. Also because of this, she does not perform any public duties, she occasionally will appear with her family at events such as photocalls, weddings, and christenings. She does participate in the annual family photo calls (Summer 2013) and official family events (such as the christening of her 1st cousin 1x removed, Prince Henrik and wedding of her sister). However, she and her children are distantly in line for the British Throne.


She married on 6 June 1998 at the Danish Royal Family's summer residence to Count Jefferson von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth {Source}. Together, they have two children:

She and her family primarily resided in Paris until this year, when they moved to Germany {Source}.
She is godmother to Maud Angelica Behn (who is her 3rd cousin 1x removed through Frederik VIII of Denmark) {Source}{Source}.

For many years, she has worked for the UNESCO World Heritage Centre om Paris as apart of their Cultural Heriatage Conversvatory Committee for East and South Asia {Source}.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Royal Profile:The Lady Davina Elizabeth Alice Benedikte Lewis

The Lady Davina Elizabeth Alice Benedikte Lewis is the oldest daughter of Prince Richard, The Duke of Gloucester and Birgitte, The Duchess of Gloucester{Source}. She is first cousin once removed to Queen Elizabeth II.

She was born at St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London, England on 19 November 1977. She was the second child of the Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester and Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester. At the time of her birth, she was 11th in line for the throne after her brother, she is now 25th after the birth of several cousins and her niece and nephew.

She grew up with her parents and two siblings in an apartment in Kensington Palace. She attended Kensington Preparatory School in Notting Hill, followed by St. George's School, Ascot. She is a graduate of the University of the West of England, where she studied Media Studies.

During a vacation in Bali, she met and fell in love with New Zealander carpenter and a surfing enthusiast, Gary Lewis. After a four year courtship, the pair married in a small ceremony at the chapel at Kensington Palace on 31 July 2004, of which the only members of the Royal Family that were present were her parents. It was on this day that Davina became a stepmother to Lewis's son, Ari Lewis, whom which was from a previous relationship. Together, they have two children:
  1. Senna Kowhai Lewis (2010, The Gloucester's 3rd granddaughter in a month's timespan!)
  2. Tāne Mahuta Lewis (2012)

She, her husband and their young family present live in her husband's native New Zealand, away from the craziness of Royal life and rarely perform public duties. However, she and her family are invited to family events, such as weddings (they attended THE Royal Wedding of 2011), funerals (Seen here in 2005 at Princess Alice's funeral), and other low-key events such as the Gatcombe Horse Trials (2012). In 2005, they were invited to attend the Queen's reception for members of the New Zealand All Blacks {Source}. Other than this, they tend to live fairly normal lives.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Royal Recap of the Royals You Love: November 10-16, 2014

Belgium

-King Philippe attended a ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider on the occassion of Rememberence Day on Tuesday {Video}.

-Princess Astrid, Archduchess of Austria-Este, Prince Lorenz, Archduke of Austria-Este, Queen Paola & Princess Claire attended the traditional Te Deum Mass at the Cathédrale Saint Michel in Brussels on the occasion of Fête du Roi 2014 on Saturday {video}

Bhutan

-King Jigme Singye Wangchuck celebrated his 59th birthday on Tuesday.

-Prince Dashio Uygen Jigme Wangchuck celebrated his 30th birthday on Tuesday.

Denmark

-Queen Margrethe II Henrik, Prince Consort & Princess Benedikte attended the Livgardens Musikkorps concert on Thursday {Photos}

-Henrik, Prince Consort attended a wreath laying ceremony at “...the French soldiers’ graves on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of World War I..." on Tuesday {Photos}.

-Crown Prince Fredrik & Crown Princess Mary attended the 66th annual Bambi Awards ceremony on Thursday {Photos}
Crown Princess Mary received her award for her humanitarian work

Great Britain

-Queen Elizabeth II held an investiture on Tuesday {Source}. On Thursday, the second longest reigning British monarch held several audiences{Source}.

-Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh presented The Duke of Edinburgh Prize at Buckingham Palace on Thursday {Source}.

-The Prince Charles of Wales attended a private view of the From Forest to Sea: Emily Carr in British Columbia Exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery on Tuesday {Source}. On Thursday, he held several audiences {Source}.  On Friday, the future monarch celebrated his 66th birthday.

-The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex attended the Armistice Day Service at the National Memorial Arboretum  on Tuesday {Source}. On Thursday, the Queen's youngest child held several engagements in Norfolk {Source}

-Sophie, The Countess of Wessex visited Zambia to attend the funeral of the former President Sata on Monday and Tuesday {Source}. On Thursday, the Queen's only daughter-in-law hosted a reception for members of the Girls Guides at Buckingham Palace{Source}

-The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal & Sir Vice Admrial Timothy Laurence undertook several engagements in Ottawa, Canada on Monday {Source}. On Tuesday, they continued to undertake several engagements in Canada {Source}. On Thursday, the Queen's only daughter attended the Annual Wpr;d Horse Welfare Conference at the Royal Geographical Society, attended a Reception onboard HMS PRESIDENT, to launch the Caravan Appeal and presented the WISE Awards {Source}

-Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge & Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge attended the Royal Variety Performance on Thursday {Photos} {Source}

-Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge attended the SportsAid athlete workshop at the GSK Human Performance Lab on Wednesday {Source}

-Prince Harry of Wales viewed  the photo exhibition, Wounded: The Legacy of War,  at Somerset House on Tuesday {Photos}{Source}. On Thursday, he  visited Royal Air Force Honington  to present “...No 26 squadron RAF Regiment with a new Standard during a parade...” {Source}{Source}.

-Princess Beatrice of York attended the Toujouri's SS15 preview Show on Wednesday {Source}

-Peter Mark Andrew Philips celebrated his 37th birthday on Saturday.

-Prince Richard, The Duke of Gloucester, Birigitte, The Duchess of Gloucester & Princess Alexandra of Kent, The Hon. Lady Ogilvy attended a Dinner for the Francis Crick Institute on Thursday {Source}.

-Prince Edward, The Duke of Kent attended the Autumn Reception of the Stroke Association at William Kent House on Tuesday {Source}.
The Queen's cousin reportedly had a mild stroke in March 2013.

-Princess Alexandra of Kent, The Hon. Lady Ogilvy visited the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association - Forces Help Royal Homes at Queen Alexandra's Court  on Tuesday {Source}.

-Alexander Charles Ogilvy celebrated his 18th birthday on Wednesday.

Japan

- Crown Prince Naruhito & Crown Princess Masako attended the opening ceremony of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development on Monday {Source}.

Jordan

-King Abdullah II & Queen Rania attended the opening of the Information and Communications Forum on Wednesday {Source}

-King Abdullah II visited one of the formations in the Military Zone on Monday {Source}

-Queen Rania celebrated the 5th anniversary of the Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA) on Monday {Source}. On Tuesday, she presided over Queen Rania Foundation and Development (QRF) board meeting {Source}.

Liechtenstein

-Camilla Katharina Maria von Lattorff celebrated her 9th birthday on Friday.

Luxembourg

-Prince Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke
 celebrated his 33rd birthday on Tuesday.

-Princess Alexandra attended the 2014 ‘Red Cross’ bazaar on Sunday {Source}.

Monaco

-Jazmin Grace Grimaldi attended the American premiere of Miss Meadows  on Wednesday {Photos}. On Sunday, she attended the American premiere of Cake {Photos}

The Netherlands

-King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima, Princess Beatrix, Princess Margriet & Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven attended the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) commemoration ceremony on Monday {Photos}.

-King Willem-Alexander & Queen Maxima attended the 2014 Erasmusprijs on Wednesday {Photos}.

-King Williem-Alexander attended the launch of the Oranje Fonds new campaign, Maatjes Gezocht (Buddies Wanted)  on Tuesday {Photos}. On Wednesday, he attended the opening of the 2014 World Cities Culture Forum (WCCF) {Photos}. On Thursday, the Dutch king officially opened the Kulturhus Trefkoele + {Photos}.

-Queen Maxima visited the organization Villa Joep on Wednesday {Photos}. On Thursday, the Dutch Queen  opened the new CONO Kaasmakers (cheesemakers) building {Photos}.

-Princess Beatrix  opened the 90th Christmas Market on Thursday {Photos}

Norway

-King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Martha Louise & Ari Behn attended the funeral and after reception to celebrate the life of Princess Kristine Bernadotte  on Saturday {Source}

-Crown Prince Haakon & Crown Princess Mette-Marit visited the headquarters of TOMRA on Monday {Video}

Spain

-King Felipe VI & Queen Letizia attended a memorial service for the victims of Sunday’s bus accident on Monday {Photos}{Source}. On Tuesday, the newly invested King and Queen of Spain made a one-day official visit to Luxembourg {Video}. On Wednesday, they continued their travels to Belgium {Photos}.

-King Felipe VI   presided over a “...ceremony of royal offices of 15 new secretaries of the Embassy ...” on Thursday {Source}.

-King Juan Carlos I attended the innaugaration of the monument to Lieutenant General of the Navy Don Blas de Lezo and Olavarrieta on Saturday {Source}.

Sweden

-King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria & Prince Daniel attended a reception to celebrate the life of Princess Kristine Bernadotte  on Saturday {Source}

-Crown Princess Victoria & Prince Daniel attended the funeral of Princess Kristine Bernadotte on Saturday {Source}

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Royal Profile:Peter Mark Andrew Philips

Peter Mark Andrew Philips was born the eldest son of The Princess Anne and her first husband, Captain Mark Philips on 15 November 1977{Source}. He is the 1st legitimate grandchild of a monarch to be born without a title or courtesy title in 500 years. At the time of his birth, there was a 41-gun salute from the Tower of London. His godparents were:
  • The Prince of Wales (his uncle, who he nearly shares a birthday with)
  • the Rt. Rev'd. Geoffrey Tiarks
  • Captain Hamish Lochore
  • Lady Cecil Cameron of Lochiel 
  • Jane Holderness-Roddam
Peter has no biological brothers, but has one full younger sister and two half younger sisters:
  • Zara Philips (1981)
  • Felicity Tonkin (1985) 
  • Stephanie Philips (1997)

He has one brother-in-law, Mike Tindall, who married his sister Zara in 2011.

From 1980-1990, Peter attended Port Regis School. Upon graduating from there, he attended the same school previously attended by his maternal grandfather and uncles, Gordonstun School in Scotland. He attended the University of Exeter, graduating with a Sports Science degree.

After graduating in 2000, Peter worked for various organizations. First, he workedas a corprorate hospitality manager for Jaguar, before moving on to work as a sponsorship accounts manager for WilliamsF1 Racing Team. He worked for Royal Bank of Scotland from 2005-2012. He now works as a managing director for an organization known as SEL UK, where he manages his sister's equestrian career {Source}.

Contrary to his sister's life, Peter leads a very low public profile. He dated a few women before meeting Autumn Philips, and marrying her in 2008. Together, they have two daughters:

In August 2012, he was the Guest of Honor at the 2012 Rugby Leauge Challenge Cup Finals between Warrington Wolves and Leeds Rhinos. In June 2013, he participated in the organization of The London Leg of the Global Champions Tour {Video}. Mr. Philips also participated in the event in 2014.

At his birth, he was 6th in line for the throne. Presently, Mr. Philips is 12th after three uncles, six cousins, a 1st cousin 1x removed and his mother.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Royal Profile: Camilla Katharina Maria von Lattorff

Camilla Katharina Maria von Lattorff was born 14 November 2005, and is the daughter of Philip von Lattorff and Princess Tatjana of Liechtenstein{Source}.

She has three brothers and four sisters{Source}{Source}:


It is likely given that she is not in line for the Liechtenstein throne due to Male-preference cognatic primogeniture.

It is likely that she speaks German, the official language of Liechtenstein.


Other than that, very little is known about the Princely Family of Liechtenstein. They tend to keep out of the limelight.

Royal Profile:The Prince Charles Philip Arthur George of Wales

Charles Philip Arthur George Mountbatten-Windsor (aka The Prince Charles of Wales) was born on 14 November 1948 weighing 7 lbs 6oz, he was the eldest son and heir apparent to The Princess Elizabeth, The Duchess of Edinburgh and Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace{Source}.

His godparents were:
  • King George V (his maternal grandfather)
  • King Haakon VIII (his distant cousin)
  • Queen Mary (his maternal great grandmother)
  • The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (his maternal aunt)
  • Prince George of Greece (his paternal granduncle)
  • Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine (his paternal great-grandmother)
  • Patricia Edwina Victoria Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma (his paternal cousin)
  • The Hon. David Bowes-Lyon (his maternal granduncle)
When he was just three years old, he became heir-apparent to the throne at his mother's ascendance to the throne in 1952{Source}.

He was 4 years old on his mother's 2 June 1953 Cpronation at Westminister Abbey. Many who watched the Coronation have vivid memories of him seated between his widowed grandmother, now to be known as Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, and his aunt, Princess Margaret. {Source}.

Unlike his mother's upbringing of an education at Buckingham Palace, the young Prince's parents decided to educate him at top private schools in London{Source}. He began his education at the prestigious Hill House school in West London, shortly before his eighth birthday {Source}. After just one school year (10 months to be exact), he became a boarder at the prestigious Cheam School. Like his father previously, Prince Charles attended Gordonstoun School beginning when he was 13 years old{Source}. In 1966, he attended two terms as an exchange student at Timbertop, a remote outpost of the Geelong Church of England Grammar School in Melbourne, Australia{Source}.. After two terms in Australia, he returned for a final year at Gordonstoun School, where he was appointed School Guardian (Head Boy){Source}.. Having passed six O Levels, the Prince took a Levels in 1967, where he received a B in History, C in French and a disticition in an optional special history paper. After graduting from Gordonstoun, he attended the University of Cambridge, where he studied archaeology and anthropology at Trinity College, changing to history for the latter half of his degree, and was awarded a 2:2 degree in 1970{Source}..

When he was just 9 years old, his mother created him The Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester{Source}. He was invested as Prince of Wales by The Queen on 1st July 1969 in a colorful ceremony at Caernarfon Castle{Source}. Before the investiture The Prince had spent a term at the University College of Wales at Aberystwyth, learning to speak Welsh.{Source}


In February 1970, he took his seat in the House of Lords. A year later, the Prince began a brief military career. He flew himself to Royal Air Force (RAF) Cranwell in Lincolnshire, to train as a jet pilot. At his own request, The Prince had received flying instruction from the RAF during his second year at Cambridge. In September 1971 after the passing out parade at Cranwell, The Prince embarked on a naval career, following in the footsteps of his father, grandfather and both his great-grandfathers. The six-week course at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, was followed by service on the guided missile destroyer HMS Norfolk and two frigates. He qualified as helicopter pilot in 1974 before joining 845 Naval Air Squadron, which operated from the Commando carrier HMS Hermes. On 9th February 1976, The Prince took command of the coastal minehunter HMS Bronington for his last nine months in the Navy.

On 29th July 1981, The Prince of Wales married Lady Diana Spencer in St Paul's Cathedral{Source}. The Spencer family had a long standing connection with the British Royal Family-Lady Diana's father had been a equerry to Queen Elizabeth's parents and Lady Diana's maternal grandmother was a close friend and lady-in-waiting to Prince Charles's grandmother{Source}. The Prince's marriage produced two sons, in addition to a daughter-in-law, a grandson and a grandbaby on the way{Source}:

  1. Prince William Arthur Philip Louis, Duke of Cambridge
    1. Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge
    2. Prince George of Cambridge
  2. Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales

During their marriage, the Prince and Princess of Wales carried out numerous overseas tours and engagements throughout the United Kingdom. In December 1992, it was announced that the Prince and Princess of Wales agreed to separate. The marriage was official dissolved in August 1996. Even with the end of the marriage, the Princess remained a member of the British Royal Family as mother of the heir apparent's heir. She continued to reside at Kensington Palace and carry out work for numerous charities. Upon her death in August 1997, the Prince flew to Paris with his two former sister-in-laws to accompany her body back to England. On the day of her funeral, he accompanied their two sons, who were age 15 and 12 at the time behind the coffin from The Mall to Westminster Abbey, along with the Princess's former father-in-law and her younger brother.

In April 2005, Prince Charles chose to make another change in his familial life. He married Camilla Parker-Bowels at the Guildhall, Windsor. After the ceremony, Camilla became known as The Duchess of Cornwall, which is one of the titles that Prince Charles holds as heir apparent{Source}. She chose this title out of respect for her stepsons and the association the title Princess of Wales had with their mother. From his second marriage, he gained a stepson and stepdaughter, who were later joined by their own spouses and children:
  1. Tom Parker-Bowels
    1. Sara Parker-Bowles
      1. Lola Parker-Bowles (2007)
      2. Freddy Parker-Bowles (2010)
  2. Laura Lopes
    1. Harry Lopes
      1. Eliza Lopes (2008)
      2. Gus Lopes (2009)
      3. Louis Lopes (2009)
Prince Charles is very active in charity work. He has developed an organization titled The Prince's Charities, which he is patron and President of. The charity reflects his long term and innovated perspectives, and seeks to address areas that have previous unmet needs. The Prince's primary interests are in feilds such as the built of the environment, global sustainability, youth opportunity, education and faith.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Royal Profile: Alexander Charles Ogilvy

Alexander Charles Ogilvy  was born 12 November 1996 as the younger child and only son of James Bruce Ogilvy and Julia Ogilvy {Source}. He is the grandson of Princess Alexandra of Kent, The Hon. Lady Ogilvy {Source}.

He is presently 47th in line for the British throne, before the birth of Baby Cambridge #2 in 2015 {Source}.

He and his family primarily reside in Scotland, therefore it is likely he attended school there. It is likely he is in his final year of school before undertaking the British tradition of a GAP Year.

Due to him being so far down the line, little is known about him. It is likely that he leads a relatively normal life.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Royal Profile:Prince Guillaume Jean Joseph Marie, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg

Prince Guillaume Jean Joseph Marie, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg was born 11 November 1981, the eldest child of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa{Source}.

He has 3 brothers, 1 sister, two sisters-in-law, two nephews and a niece{Source}:

At birth, he was known simply as Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg, and was 2nd in line for the throne after his father{Source}. With the abdication of his grandfather in 2000, he has been known as Prince Guillaume Jean Joseph Marie, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg{Source}.


In April 2012, it was announced that he was engaged to Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy {Source}. Their wedding was celebrated on 20th October 2012{Source}.


The future Grand Duke speaks many languages including Luxembourgish, French, English, German and Spanish{Source}.


Prince Guillaume attended schools in Europe, mostly in Luxembourg, Switzerland, and England {Source}. He attended Lorentzweiler primary school and completed His lower secondary education at Lycée Robert Schuman{Source}. After that, he went to Switzerland, where he attended Collège Beausoleil in the passing his French Baccalaureate in 2001{Source}. From September 2001 to August 2002, he attended Sandhurst Royal Military Academy{Source}, he was commissioned as an officer in the Luxembourg Army in December 2002, and presently holds the rank on Lieutenant-Colonel {Source}. In June 2009, he was awarded a Bachelor's Degree with honors in Humanities and Languages with a specialization in Political Science from the University of Angers (France) {Source}.

The future Grand Duke has many interests. He has a keen interest in the significant geopolitical events of our time {Source}. In 2005, he took part in the United Nation’s “Millennium Conference” in New York {Source}. Prince Guillaume also participates in many activities in Luxembourg. Since 2001, he has served as honorary president of the Board of Economic Developement {Source}. He has served as a member of the State Council (Conseil d'Etat) since June 2005{Source}.He is also a board member of the “Fondation du Grand-Duc et de la Grande-Duchesse”{Source}. He is High Patron of{Source}:

  • The Luxembourg Cycling Federation
  • The Luxembourg Youth Hostel Association
  • The Association nationale des victimes de la Route
  • The European Union Youth Wind Orchestra
  • Association Jonk Entrepreneuren
 Prince Guillaume is interested in politics, economics and philosophy; His favorite books include biographies and historical novels{Source}. The Prince enjoys music, both classical and modern, and plays piano and guitar{Source}. As a child, he used to sing in the Pueri Cantores Choir of Luxembourg{Source}. In Switzerland, He was a singer in the school rock band{Source}. Among performing arts, Prince Guillaume particularly enjoys theatre; He took part in several school plays during his studies in Switzerland{Source}. He is also a keen sportsman and enjoys football, tennis, skiing, swimming and water sports{Source}.

Prince Guillaume has also participated in numerous humanitarian and internships.In summer 1997, Prince Guillaume participated in a humanitarian aid camp in Nepal, as a member of the Luxembourg Scout movement{Source}. In 1999, He embarked on a charitable mission to Aguascalientes to bring social and educational assistance to children in one of the poorest regions of Mexico{Source}.In 2003, Prince Guillaume completed a traineeship at Union Chimique Belge, where he participated in the drafting of the company’s historical papers{Source}. In 2004, he internship at Deutsche Bank in London, which enabled him to gain substantial experience in international finance{Source}. In 2005, He took part in various projects with the Spanish branch of Arcelor, a steelmaking company now part of the Arcelor Mittal group{Source}. Since autumn 2010, Prince Guillaume has been appointed honorary President of the board of the “Kräizbierg Foundation", a charity for the disabled, after being its chairman for more than ten years{Source}.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

The Royal Recap of the Royals You Love: November 3-9, 2014

Belgium

-King Philippe  attended the inauguration of the Flanders Fields Memorial Garden on Thursday {Photos}

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, Prince Richard, The Duke of Gloucester, Birigitte, The Duchess of Gloucester, Prince Edward, The Duke of Kent & Princess Alexandra of Kent, The Hon. Lady Ogilvy attended the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance on Saturday {Photos}

-Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh & Prince William,The Duke of Cambridge  attended the inauguration of the Flanders Fields Memorial Garden on Thursday {Photos}

-Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge & Prince Harry of Wales attended the Recovery Pathway Reception on Thursday {Photos}.

-Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge & Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge visited the Valero Oil refinery on Saturday {Photos}.

-Prince Harry of Wales visited the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey on Thursday {Photos}. On Saturday, the third in line for the throne attended the QBE International England vs. New Zealand rugby match {Photos}.

-Princess Beatrice of York attended the Bell Potting Charity Dinner on Wednesday {Source}{Photos}. On Thursday, she attended the World Web Summit in Dublin {Source}

-The Lady Louise Alice Elizabeth Mary Mountbatten-Windsor celebrated her 11th birthday on Saturday.

-David Albert Charles Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley celebrated his 53rd birthday on Monday.

Denmark

-Crown Prince Fredrik inaugurated the SOSU Nord and Adult Education Center building on Friday {Video}.

-Crown Princess Mary attended the Beijing +20 Regional Review Meeting on Thursday {Photos}

-Princess Benedikte attended the Laugenes Traditionsrige Opvisning (Guilds' Traditional Show) and exhibition Wednesday {Photos}

Monaco

-Prince Albert II participated in the opening of the 83rd Interpol General Assembly with the theme 100 Years of International Police Cooperation  and viewed an exhibition on the cultural history of Monaco in Singapore and announced his support against Ebola with the World Olympian Association {Source} {Photo}

-Princess Caroline of Hanover attended the launch of AMADE Netherelands and the AMADE Netherlands Benefit Gala and visited the Gassan Diamonds factory on Friday {Photos}{Photos}.

The Netherlands

-King Wiliem Alexander I attended the Nationale Iconen 2014 conference and awards presentation on Thursday {Video}.

-Queen Maxima visited Power-Play and Rijdende Popschool on Thursday {Photos}{Photos}. On Saturday, she attended the 10th Internationaal Franz Liszt Pianoconcours (International Franz Liszt Piano Competition) {Photos}.

Saudi Arabia

-Princess Ameera bint Aidan bin Nayef Al-Taweel celebrated her 31st birthday on Thursday.

Spain

-King Felipe VI attended the XVII National Congress of Family Business, attended a luncheon with the president and prime minister of Columbia, presided over the closing of the Annual Congress of the Spanish Confederation of Managers and Executives (CEDE) on Monday{Source}{Source}{Source}. On Wednesday, he opened the exhibition,Maestros Flamencos y Holandeses, at the Museo Carlos de Amberes and presented the  XXXI edition of the Journalism Award "Francisco Cerecedo{Source}{Source}. On Thursday, the new Spanish monarch visited the Mando de Operaciones (MOPS) {Source}.

-Queen Letizia held a meeting with representatives from the Alianza Iberoamericana de Enfermedades Raras (ALIBER),  visited Casa dos Marcos in Moita, gave a speech during the closing session of the 2nd Congreso Iberoamericano de Enfermedades Raras, and viewed the temporary exhibition entitled, História Partilhada: Tesouros dos Palácios Reais de Espanha  at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian on Friday {Photos}{Photos}{Photos}{Source}{Source}{Source}.

-Alejandro Juan Gómez-Acebo y Cano celebrated his 10th birthday on Wednesday.

Sweden

-King Carl XVI Gustaf & Queen Silvia attended a performance of Madame Butterfly  on Saturday {Source}

Royal Profile: Prince Laurent of Belgium

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