Thursday, January 1, 2015

Royal Recap: A Royal Year in Review

Major Birthdays:

  • 12th: Archduchess Zsófia of Austria turned 13 years old.
  • 18th: 
    • Miss Marie Theresa von Lattorff turned 10 years old.
    • Princess Claire of Belgium turned 40 years old.
  • 21st: Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway turned 10 years old.
  • 24th: Princess Hélène Sybille Irène of Orléans turned 13 years old.
  • 5th: Master Arthur Robert Nathaniel Chatto turned 15 years old.
  • 6th: Princess Louise of Belgium turned 10 years old.
  • 18th: Princess Stéphanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg turned 30 years old.
  • 26th: Prince Ernest August of Hanover turned 60 years old.
  • 29th: Mr. James Bruce Ogilvy turned 50 years old.
  • 10th: The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex turned 50 years old.
  • 21st: Count Claus-Casimir van Oranje-Nassau, Jonkheer van Amsberg turned 10 years old.
  • 25th: Dom Afonso, Prince of Beira tuned 18 years old.
  • 28th: Princess Badiya bint El Hassan turned 40 years old.
  • 20th:Prince Georg of Liechtenstein turned 15 years old
  • 28th:The Lady Helen Taylor turned 50 years old.
  • 29th: Princess Benedikte of Denmark, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg turned 70 years old.
  • 1st:The Lady Sarah Frances Elizabeth Chatto turned 50 years old.
  • 3rd: Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, Princess of Jordan, Sheikha of Dubai celebrated her 40th birthday.
  • 4th: Miss Pauline Grace Maguy Ducuret turned 20 years old.
  • 18th: Prince Alfons of Liechtenstein turned 13 years old.
  • 21st: Master Leopoldo Daniel Moncada turned 13 years old.

  • 3rd: 
    • Prince Felix of Luxembourg turned 30 years old.
    • Baron Jean-Léonard Taubert-Natta de Massy turned 40 years old.
  • 6th:King Albert II of the Belgians turned 80 years old.
  • 8th: Mr. Andrea Albert Pierre Casiraghi turned 30 years old.
  • 11th: Prince Henrik of Denmark, Comte de Laborde de Monpézat  turned 80 years old.
  • 27th: Mr. Christopher Paul O'Neill turned 40 years old.
  • 28th: Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan turned 20 years old.
  • 30th: Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg turned 50 years old.
  • 1st: The Hon. Charles Patrick Inigo Armstrong-Jones turned 15 years old.
  • 9th: Prince Foulques Thibaut Robert Jacques Géraud Jean Marie of Orléans turned 40 years old.
  • 13th: Princess Maria of Romania turned 50 years old.
  • 15th: Camille Marie Kelly Gottlieb turned 16 years old.
  • 16th: Prince Dasho Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck of Bhutan turned 30 years old.
  • 17th: Don Felipe Juan de Marichalar y Borbón turned 16 years old.
  • 20th:
    • Archduke Karl-Konstantin of Austria turned 10 years old.
    • Princess Alexandra Charlotte Ulrike Maryam Virginia of Hanover turned 15 years old.
  • 25th: Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece & Denmark turned 18 years old.
  • 4th: Miss Alexandra Léopoldine Moncada turned 16 years old.
  • 6th: Mr. Columbus George Donald Taylor turned 20 years old.
  • 26th: Prince Richard, The Duke of Gloucester  turned 70 years old.
  • 27th: Prince Nikolai of Denmark turned 15 years old.
  • 13th:
    • Archduchess Michaela of Austria turned 60 years old.
    • Arcduchess Monika of Austria, The Duchess of Santangelo turned 60 years old.
  • 14th: Count Friedrich von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth turned 15  years old.
  • 15th: Prince Harry of Wales turned 30 years old.
  • 21st: 
    • Prince Odysseas-Kimon of Greece & Denmark turned 10 years old.
    • Miss Alexia Knecht de Massy turned 13 years old.
  • 24th: Princess Maria Pia of Bourbon-Parma turned 80 years old.
  • 29th: Don Juan Urdangarín y Bórbon turned 15 years old.
  • 17th: Princess Marie Caroline of Liechtenstein turned 18 years old.
  • 20th: Empress Michiko of Japan turned 80 years old.
  • 24th: Alexander Patrick Gregers Richard Windsor, The Earl of Ulster turned 40 years old.
  • 25th: Princess Élisabeth of Belgium, The Duchess of Brabant turned 13 years old.
  • 28th: Mrs. Julia Caroline Ogilvy turned 50 years old.
  • 29th: 
    • Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg turned 80 years old.
    • Prince Constantine Alexios of Greece & Denmark turned 16 years old.
  • 3rd: Prince Philippe Jacques Nicolas of Orléans  turned 16 years old.
  • 5th: Master Alejandro Juan Gómez-Acebo y Cano turned 10 years old
  • 11th:Prince Dasho Ugyen Jigme Wangchuck of Bhutan turned 30 years old.
  • 12th: Master Alexander Charles Ogilvy turned 18 years old.
  • 27th Clara Dorthe Elisabeth Schmidt af Rosenborg turned 10 years old.
  • 1st: 
    • Princess Aiko of Japan turned 13 years old.
    • Master Julius Christian Emil Schmidt af Rosenborg turned 13 years old.
  • 6th: Sofia Hellqvist turned 30 years old.
  • 15th: Miss Flora Alexandra Ogilvy turned 20 years old.
  • 21st: Estella Olga Elizabeth Taylor turned 10 years old.
  • 24th: Miss Amelia Mary Carnegie Etherington turned 13 years old.
  • 26th: Mr Cassius Edward Taylor turned 18 years old.
  • 29th: Princess Kako of Japan turned 20 years old.
Major Anniversaries:
  • 22nd: King Felipe VI & Queen Letizia of Spain celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary.
  • 14th: The Lady Sarah Chatto & Mr. Daniel St. George Chatto celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary
  • 19th: The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex & Sophie, The Countess of Wessex celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary
  • 31st: The Lady Davina Lewis & Mr. Gary Lewis celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary.
  • 8th: Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg & Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary.
  • 18th: King Constantine II of The Hellenes & Queen Anne-Marie of The Hellenes celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
  • 22nd: Princess Astrid of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este & Prince Lorenz of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este  celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary.
  • 4th: King Philippe of The Belgians & Queen Mathilde of Belgium celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary.

  • 27th: Prince Carl Philip of Sweden to Sofia Hellqvist

  • 5th: Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este to Elisabetta 'Lili' Maria Rosboch von Wolkenstein
  • 27th: Prince François d'Orléans, Count of Dreux & Princess Theresa d'Orleans, Countess of Dreux


  • 17th: a daughter to Mrs. Zara Philips Tindall and Mr. Michael Tindall. She was named Mia Grace Tindall, and is presently 16th in line for the British Throne {Source}. Mia’s name was picked, presumably as one her parents liked.
  • 20th: a daughter to Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Mr. Christopher O’Neil {Source}. The child is 5th and last in line for the Swedish throne, and named and titled Her Royal Highness Princess Leonore Lilian Maria of Sweden, The Duchess of Gotland.
  • 21st: a daughter to Prince Jaime & Princess Viktoria of Bourbon-Parme {Source}. The child’s name, title and style are: HRH Princess Zita Clara of Bourbon-Parma. She weighed 3626 grams and was named after her great-great aunt, Empress Zita, and after her maternal grandmother, Dorottya Klára Bartos.
  • 30th: a daughter to Hereditary Prince Hubertus and Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg & Coburg {Source}. The little girl  bears the official title Her Highness Princess Katharina Victoria Elizabeth Cheryl of of Saxe-Coburg und Coburg.She is presently in line for the British throne as a descendant of Prince Leopold.

  • 20th: a daughter to Princess Carolina de Bourbon de Parme and Albert Brenninkmeijer. She was born in Switzerland, and was named Alaïa-Maria Irene Cecile Brenninkmeijer {Source}
  • 27nd: A son to Lord and Lady Nicholas Windsor. He was named Louis Arthur Nicholas Felix Windsor {Source}

  • 15th: a daughter to Prince Felix and Princess Claire of Luxembourg. She was born in Luxembourg, and was named Princess Amalia Gabriela Maria Teresa of Nassau {Source}. 
  • 5th: a daughter to Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussien and Princess Basmah Bani Ahmad of Jordan. Her name, title and style is Her Royal Highness Princess Noor bint Hamzah{Source}

  • 10th: twins to Prince Albert II Of Monaco and Princess Charlene of Monaco. They were born in Monaco, at the hospital named for their grandmother. The twins names and titles are Princess Gabriella Thérèse Marie of Monaco, The Countess of Carladès and Prince Jacques Honoré Rainier, Hereditary Prince of Monaco, Marquis de Baux. Despite being born two minutes earlier, Princess Gabriella is not her father’s heir due to Monegasque succession laws, but is in second place for the throne after her younger brother.
Christenings & Baptisms:

  • 8th: Princess Leonore Lilian Maria of Sweden, The Duchess of Gotland. Her godparents are: Crown Princess Victoria, Tatjana d'Abo, Count Ernst Abensperg und Traun, Patrick Sommerlath, Alice Bamford & Louise Gottlieb
  • 22nd: Master Raphaël Casiraghi Elmaleh. His godparents are his maternal great aunt and great uncle, The Prince and Princess of Monaco
  • 12th: Princess Amalia Gabriela Maria Teresa of Nassau. Her godparents are her paternal aunt Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg and maternal uncle Felix Lademacher
  • 4th:
    • Princess Zita Clara of Bourbon-Parma. Her godparents are King Willem-Alexander, Princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma, Prince Constantijn of Orange-Nassau, Princess Maria-Teresa of Bourbon-Parma, Dorothea ter Riet-Bartos & Jacco Eltingh
    • Miss  Alaïa-Maria Irene Cécile Brenninkmeijer. Her godparents were  Princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma, Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands, Philippe Brenninkmeijer & Silvia Brenninkmeijer-Arboli.
  • 9th: Master Willem Jan Johannes Pieter Floris van Vollenhoven. His godparents are Prince Pieter-Christiaan van Oranje-Nassau, Van Vollenhoven, Hereditary Prince Alexander von Isenburg, Floris Leewens and Cooske Alberda van Ekenstein-Ten Cate.
  • 30th: Miss Mia Grace Tindall. There was no announcement as to who her godparents are.
Abdications and Investitures:

  • 19th: King Juan Carlos I of Spain in favor of his son, King Felipe VI of Spain.King Felipe VI was invested the same day. At that time, his eldest daughter became The Princess of Asturias.

In Memorial:

  • 15th: Prince Nikolai Romanovich Romanoff of Russia (1922-2014)
  • 20th: Anton Günther, Duke of Oldenburg (1923-2014)
  • 20th: Maria del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart y de Silva, 18th Duchess of Alba (1926-2014)
  • 5th: Queen Fabiola of Belgium (1928-2014)

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