Thursday, April 30, 2015

Royal Profile: Princess Katharina Victoria Elizabeth Cheryl of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

Princess Katharina Victoria Elizabeth Cheryl of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was born on 30 April 2014 as the first child of Prince Hubertus & Princess Kelly.


She was baptized on 14 September 2014 with the following as her godparents:
  1. Countess Katharina of Faber-Castell
  2. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden
  3. Duchess Elisabeth in Bravia
  4. Prince Ernest August of Hanover (1984)
  5. Konstantin-Assen, Prince of Vidin
She is named for:
  1. Katharina: for her godmother, Countess Katharina
  2. Victoria: For her godmother, Crown Princess Victoria
  3. Elisabeth: for her godmother, Ducesss Elisabeth in Bravia
  4. Cheryl: for her maternal grandmother

Her parents are reportedly expecting their 2nd child sometime in 2015{Photo}.

Royal Profile: Don Miguel Urdangarín y Bórbon

Don Miguel Urdangarín y Bórbon was born 30 April 2002 as the third son of Infanta Cristina, The Duchess of Palma de Mallorca and Iñaki Urdangarín, Duke Consort of Palma de Mallorca {Source}. He has two older brothers and a younger sister {Source}:
  1. Don Juan (1999)
  2. Don Pablo (2000)
  3. Doña Irene (2005)
In June 2002, he was baptized with the following as his godparents:
  1. King Felipe VI of Spain (maternal uncle)
  2. Lucía Urdangarín (paternal aunt)

He has had a global life-residing mostly in Spain, but spending time in the US, before moving to Switzerland. He and his family resided in Washington, DC from 2009-2012, while his father worked for Telefónica. In August 2013 the family, without his father, moved to Geneva, Switzerland, where his mother had taken a job with the Caixa Foundation{Source}. In early April 2013, his father was offered a new position in Qatar, it was unclear whether or not Infanta Christina and her children will join him there at the end of this school year, which in the end, they did not join him in Qatar, but moved to Switzerland instead {Source}.

Due to his parents' global lifestyle, he has also had a worldly education. He began his education at the Carls Riba Preschool before the family's move to the US in 2009. Upon the family's return to Spain in 2011, he began to attend The French School of Spain, which both of his brothers attended. It is unclear where he attends school now.

As a member of the Royal House of Spain, and as 10th in line for the Spanish throne after his aunt, two cousins, mother and two older brothers, he holds an official title,  other than the courtsey title His Excelency Don as the son of a Duke and Duchess. Also due to his distance to the throne and age, he does not perform public duties on behalf of his uncle.

Royal Profile: King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden was born on 30 April 1946 as the only son of Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf and Princess Sidylla{Source}. The young prince has four older sisters{Source}:
  1. Princess Margaretha
  2. Princess Birgitta
  3. Princess Désirée 
  4. Princess Christina 
The young prince was christened on 7 June 1946, with the name Carl Gustaf Folke Hubertus{Source}.
When he was barely 9 months of age, his father died in a plane crash, leaving him to be heir to the throne of Sweden after his grandfather took the throne in 1950 {Source}.

A year after his mother's death in 1972, Crown Prince Carl Gustaf would become the King of Sweden following the death of King Gustaf VI Adolf {Source}. The new Swedish King took “For Sweden - With the times" as his motto, thereby declaring his intention of meeting the demands of society on a modern monarch{Source}.


He began his educational pursuits at the Royal Palace of Stockholm, before attending Broms School in 1952, followed by the Sigtuna Boarding School, where he graduated from upper secondary school in 1966{Source}. After completing his intial eduation, he began to serve in the military, where he trained in the Army, Navy and Air Force for two and a half years{Source}. The young Crown Prince also took part in a long voyage on the mine-laying vessel Älvsnabben during the winter of 1966-1967{Source}. The Crown Prince passed his Naval Officer examinations in 1968{Source}. He later completed a command course at the Swedish National Defense Colelge, and complemented his naval officer training with officer's duties aboard various Swedish Naval ships{Source}. After serving on the Älvsnabben in the winter of 1966-1967, the young Crown Prince began his academic carrer with a one year program comprising in History, Sociology, Political Science, Frinancial Law and Economics at the University of Uppsala, and would continue his educational endeavors at the University of Stolkhom, studying Economics {Source}. He also spent time in a special program for him, studying the Swedish judicial system, social welfare organisations and institutions, trade unions and employer associations, with a special emphasis on the work of the Riksdag (the Swedish Parliament), the Government and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and spent time visiting national and local authorities, as well as industries, factories, laboratories, and schools{Source}. In order to get international experience, Crown Prince Carl Gustaf participated in work of the Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations in New York and spent time working with SIDA (the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) in Africa, as well as working with banks and the Swedish embassy and Chamber of Commerce in London, and at Alfa Laval plant in France {Source}. The Crown Prince also undertook several major royal duties abroad during this time, most notably heading the Swedish delegation for the World Expostion in Japan in 1970{Source}.

During the Olympic Games in Munich, Germany in 1972, The Crown Prince met Miss Silvia Renate Sommerlath, who was working as an interperter and hostess{Source}. They began dating shortly there after, and were engaged on 12 March 1976{Source}. Three months later, their wedding took place on 19 June 1976 in Sweden{Source}. Together, they have three children, two sons-in-laws, a soon to be daughter-in-law, two granddaughters, and a grandchild on the way{Source}:
  1. Crown Princess Victoria (1977)
    1. Prince Daniel (who was born on his wedding day, in 1976)
      1. Princess Estelle (2012)
  2. Prince Carl Philip (1979)
  3. Princess Madeleine (1981)
    1. Mr. Christopher O'Neil
      1. Princess Leonore Lilian Maria (2014)
      2. Prince or Princess of Sweden (Summer 2015)

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Royal Profile: Prince Heinrich Julius Christian Otto Friedrich Franz Anton Günter of Hanover

Prince Heinrich Julius Christian Otto Friedrich Franz Anton Günter of Hanover  was born 29 April 1961 as the youngest child of Ernest Augustus, Hereditary Prince of Brunswick and his first wife, Princess Ortrud of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg {Source}. He has the following siblings, siblings in laws and nieces and nephews{Source}{Source}:

  1. Princess Marie of Hanover, Countess of Houchburg (1952)
    1. Count Michael of Houchburg
      1. Hereditary Count Conrad of Houchburg (1985)
      2. Count Georg of Houchburg (1987)
  2. Prince Ernst August Prinz of Hanover (1954)
    1. Chantall Houlichi
      1. Prince Ernest Augustus of Hanover (1983)
      2. Prince Christian of Hanover (1985)
    2. Princess Caroline of Monaco, Princess of Hanover
      1. Princess Alexandra of Hanover (1999)
  3. Prince Ludwig of Hanover (1955-1988)
    1. Princess Isabella
      1. Prince Otto (1988)
  4. Princess Olga of Hanover (1958)
  5. Princess Alexandra of Hanover, Princess of  Leinein(1959)
    1. Andreas, Prince of Leinein
      1. Ferdinand, Hereditary Prince of  Leinein (1982)
      2. Princess Olga Margarita of Leiningen (1984)
      3. Prince Hermann of Leiningen (1986)
He has  four children, with two different women: 
  1. With Désirée Nick, he fathered an illegitmate son:
    1. Oscar Nick (1996)
  2. With his wife Tyra von Westernhagen, he fathered three children:
    1. Prince Albert (1999)
    2. Princess Eugenia (2001)
    3. Prince Julius (2006)
Heinrich works as a historian and publisher with the firm MatruxMedia.

Royal Profile: Maud Angelica Behn

Maud Angelica Behn was born 29 April 2003 as the eldest of Princess Märtha Louise of Norway and Mr. Ari Behn's three daughters {Source}.She eldest grandchild of King Harald V of Norway and Queen Sonja of Norway. She has two younger sisters{Source}:
  • Leah Isadora (2005)
  • Emma Tallulah (2008)
She was christened at Slottskapellet, The Royal Palace, Oslo, Norway, on 2 July 2003, the one-hundredth birthday of her great-grandfather, King Olav V of Norway. Her godparents consisted of {Source}:

  1. King Harald of Norway (maternal grandfather)
  2. Crown Prince Haakon of Norway (maternal uncle)
  3. Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg , Countess of Pfeil and Klein-Ellguth(her mother's 3rd cousin 1x removed)
  4. Marianne Ulrichsen (her mother's friend, was maid-of-honor at her wedding)
  5. Anja Sabrina Bjørshol (paternal aunt)
  6. Kåre Conradi (her father's friend and best man at his wedding)
  7. Trond Giske (friend of her father)
At present, she is 5th in line for the throne of Norway, after her uncle, two cousins and mother.  Her cousins are future Norweigen Queen, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus. She also has a stepcousin, Marius.

In the autumn of 2009, she was enrolled at the Bærum Waldorf School (Norwegian: Steinerskolen i Bærum), a private school in the municipality of Bærum. Her sister also attended this school. Presently, Maud and her family reside in London.

Royal Profile: Princess Benedikte of Denmark, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg

Princess Benedikte Astid Ingeborg Ingrid of Denmark, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg  was born 29 April 1944  as the second of three daughters of King Federik XI & Queen Ingrid of Denmark {Source}.
She has two sisters, two brothers in law, several nieces and nephews, an numerous great nieces and nephews {Source}:

  1. Queen Margarethe II of Demark
    1. Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark
      1. Crown Prince Fredrik of Denmark
        1. Crown Princess Mary
          1. Prince Christian (2005)
          2. Princess Isabella (2007)
          3. Prince Vincent (2011)
          4. Princess Josephine (2011)
      2. Prince Joachim of Denmark
        1. Alexandra, Countess of Fredriksburg
          1. Prince Nikolai (1999)
          2. Prince Felix (2002)
        2. Princess Marie
          1. Prince Henrik (2009)
          2. Princess Athena (2012)
  2. Queen Anne-Marie of Greece
    1. King Constantine of Greece
      1. Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark (1965)
        1. Mr. Carlos Morales Quintana
          1. Miss Arrietta Morales y de Grecia (2002)
          2. Miss Ana María Morales y de Grecia (2003)
          3. Carlos Morales y de Grecia (2005)
          4. Amelia Morales y de Grecia (2007)
      2. Crown Prince Pavlos 
        1. Princess Marie Chantal
          1. Princess Maria Olympia (1996)
          2. Prince Constantine-Alexios (1998)
          3. Prince Achileas-Andreas (2000)
          4. Prince Odysseus-Kimon (2004)
          5. Prince Aristidis-Stavros(2008)
      3. Prince Nikolas
        1. Princess Tatiana
      4. Prince Theodora
      5. Prince Philippos

She was married to Richard,6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg in Denmark on 3 February 1968{Source}.Together, they have three children, two sons-in-laws and four grandchildren{Source}:
  1. Gustav, Hereditary Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (1969)
  2. Alexandra, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (1970)
    1. Count Jefferson von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth
      1. Count Friedrich Richard Oscar Jefferson von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth (1999)
      2. Lady Ingrid Alexandra Irma Astrid Benedikte von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth (2003)
  3. Nathalie, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (1975)
    1. Alexander Johannasman
      1. Master Konstantin Gustav Heinrich Richard Johannsmann (2010)
      2. Miss Louisa Johannsmann (2015)
Princess Benedikte is patron of many national organizations, institutions, and foundations in Denmark and abroad {Source}. She also serves as honoray member of various associations and societies{Source}. Princess Benedikte served in a special scout unit created just for her so she could participate as a child. She is chairwoman of Pigespejdernes fællesråd (Joint Committee of Girl Guides in Denmark) since 2000{Source}.In 1963, she stood in for her mother during the Girl Scouts World Conference{Source}. In 1965, Princess Benedikte became president of the Girl Scouts ' Confederation Denmark{Source}. She is patron for De grønne pigespejdere (The Green Girl Guides, Denmark) and Det Danske Spejderkorps (The Danish Guide and Scout Association){Source}.Princess Benedikte is patron of the Olave Baden Powell Society (OB-PS){Source}.She is an honorary member of the St Georges Guilds in Denmark. In 2007, she was awarded with a prize of honour by this Scout association for adults.


She is a first cousin of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden {Source}. Along with her younger sister, Anne-Marie, Benedikte was a bridesmaid at the 1962 wedding of Prince Juan Carlos of Spain & Princess Sophia of Greece and Denmark.

She was not in line for the throne due to succession laws at birth.  However, things changed in 1947, allowed the Danish Royal women to succeed, which her sister did in 1972. Presently, the Danish Succession Act allows equal rights to the throne.Upon this change, Princess Benedikte became second in line.  Presently she is 10th in line after two nephews, and 8 great-nieces and nephews. Princess Benedikte's children are not in line for succession due to her father ruling that they must be brought up in Denmark in order to have succession rights. However, both her daughters have obtained Danish Citizenship. She was a horse breeder in Germany, something that her youngest child has followed in her footsteps doing.

Royal Profile: The Infanta Sofía de Todos los Santos de Borbón y Ortiz of Spain

The Infanta Sofía de Todos los Santos de Borbón y Ortiz of Spain was born 29 April 2007, the younger of the two daughters of the King and Queen of Spain, and the youngest grandchild of Queen Sofia and King Juan Carlos {Source}.

She is second in line for the Spanish throne after her father and sister.

The Infanta was named after her paternal grandmother, Sofía of Greece and Denmark. Likewise, this grandmother, Queen Sofía of Spain, is named after her (Infanta Sofia's great-great grandmother)paternal grandmother, Sophie of Prussia.


She was baptized in July 2007 {Source}, with the following as her godparents:

  • Paloma Rocasolano (her maternal grandmother) 
  • The Prince of Vidin (friend of her father's)

She began her education among the children of the Royal Guards at the Palace of El Pardo, a zone in which is restricted by the royal guard in September 2009. In 2010, she joined her older sister at Santa Maria de los Rosales (a school previously attended by her father and aunts, and traditionally attended by the Spanish Royals) {Video}. Presently, the young Infanta is in her fourth year at the school.

Through her grandparents, she is related to several monarchies, including:
  • British: TWICE- through Queen Victoria's youngest daughter Princess Beatrice on her grandfather's side as Princess Beatrice's greatx4 granddaughter. She is also a greatx4 grandaughter through Princess Victoria's eldest daughter, Victoria, The Princess Royal
  • Greek: Her great-uncle is the deposed King Constantine
  • Denmark: She is the Greatx6 granddaughter of Chistian XI on her grandmother's side

As she is so young, she does not participate in many official functions. However, she makes appearances at formal functions such as the traditional family Easter Mass in Palma de Mallorca {20132014, 2015}, meeting with Spain's national football team after their UEFA World Cup victory in 2012 {Photos}, among other events. In 2013, she was spotted with her family visiting her grandfather in the hospital on numerous occasions (MarchSeptember, November) and visiting the family's estate in Palma de Mallorca during August. She attended her parents coronation (and grandparents' abdication) events in June 2014. In October, she joined her parents and older sister for the Spanish National Day Celebrations, and attended the family's annual holiday in Palma de Mallacora in August.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Royal Profile: The Lady Helen Marina Lucy Taylor

The Lady Helen Marina Lucy Taylor was born 28 April 1964 as the middle child and only daughter of The Duke and Duchess of Kent{Source}. She has two brothers, two sisters-in-law, 2 nieces, and four nephews {Source} :
  • George Windsor, The Earl of St. Andrews (1962)
    • Sylvanna, The Countess of St. Andrews
      • Edward Windsor, Lord Downpatrick (1988)
      • Lady Marina Charlotte Windsor (1992)
      • Lady Amelia Windsor (1995)
  • Lord Nicholas Windsor 
    • Lady Nicholas Windsor (Paola)
      • Master Albert Louis Philip Edward Windsor (2007)
      • Master Leopold Ernest Augustus Guelph Windsor (2009)
      • Master Louis Arthur Nicholas Felix Windsor (2014)
She is also a first cousin 1x removed from Queen Elizabeth II {Source}, thus is distantly in line for the British Throne.
She was baptized on 12 May 1964{Source}. Her godparents were{Source}:
  • The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (her father's 1st cousin)
  • Mrs. David Butler
  • Sir Angus Ogilvy (her father's cousin's husband)
  • Sir Philip Hay
She attend schools in Scotland and England which included, Eton End PNEU School, St. Mary's School, Wantage and Gotdonstoun.

She worked with art dealer Karsten Shubert for several years in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
She confessed in a television interview once that she had turned down representing artist Damien Hirst.
As the daughter of a Royal Duke and an indirect descendant of the current reigning monarch, she was styled "Lady" at birth, as it is a courtesy title for daughters of Dukes and Earls {Source}. Up until recently, she was the only one of her siblings in line for the throne until the new succession laws took effect this year{Source}.

Her engagement to Tim Taylor was announced on 8th January 1992{Source}.She married Timothy Taylor on 18 July 1992{Source}. They were married at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle {Source}. After the ceremony, a reception was held at her parents' country home, Crocker End House {Source}.
Her attendants included {Source}:
  • Lady Gabriella Windsor (age 11, the brides cousin)
  • Lord Downpatrick (age 4, the bride's nephew)
  • She also had two other page boys and bridesmaids
She and her husband have four children{Source}:
  • Columbus George Donald Taylor (6 August 1994)
  • Cassius Edward Taylor (26 December 1996)
  • Eloise Olivia Katherine Taylor (2 March 2003)
  • Estella Olga Elizabeth Taylor (21 December 2004)
Upon her marriage, she retained her style of "Lady", but took her husband's last name, thus becoming Lady Helen Taylor {Source}. She is presently 35th in line for the throne, soon to be 36th {Source}. At her birth in 1964, she was 8th {Source}. As a minor member of the British Royal Family, she does not receive any government money or perform any official role for her 1st cousin 1x removed {Source}. However, she and her family do attend functions like royal weddings, the Royal Ascot, and the Trooping the Colour and Jubilee celebrations.

She is an ambassador for the CLIC Sargent Children's Cancer Charity {Source}.Her husband is a cancer survivor {Source}. She operates an art gallery in Mayfair, England {Source}.
In 2013, she caught the eye of The Huffington Post for her style sense {Source}. She shares her birth year with a first cousin and two of her first cousins 1x removed:

Monday, April 27, 2015

Royal Profile: King Willem-Alexander I of The Netherlands

Prince Willem-Alexander Claus George Ferdinand of The Netherlands, now known as King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands was born on 27 April 1967, the first child of Princess Beatrix and Prince Claus of The Netherlands {Source}. He was baptized on 2 September 1967, with the following as his godparents {Source}:
  • Prince Bernhard (maternal grandfather)
  • Queen Margrethe II of Denmark
  • Ferdinand von Bismarck
  • Prime Minister Jelle Zijlstra 
  • Ms Renée Smith-Roëll

Alongside his two brothers, Prince Friso (1968-2013) and Prince Constantijn (1969), he grew up in his family's residence of Drakensteyn Castle {Source}. When his grandmother, Queen Julianna, abdicated in favor of his mother in 1980, he and his family moved to Huis ten Bosch Palace {Source}.

The future Dutch monarch was primarially educated in The Netherlands and Wales, and did graduate studies in the United States{Source}. He began his primary education at the Nieuwe Baarnse School, before attended Baarns Lyceum{Source}. He obtained an International Baccalaureate from Atlantic College in Wales in 1985{Source}. Upon graduation, the future monarch began a career in the military, where he served in the Royal Netherlands Navy from August 1985 to January 1987, where he recieved training at the Royal Netherlands Naval College and served on the board of the frigates HNLMS Tromp and HNLMS Abraham Crijnssen{Source}. In 1988, after a refersher course at the Naval Academy, he began serving as a duty officer aboard the frgate HNLMS Van Kinsbergen {Source}. Upon completion of his service in the military, he began studying history at Lieden University, where he was awarded a bachelors degree in history in 1993 {Source}. After graduation, he returned to the military, this time with the Royal Netherlands Air Force, where he gained a Military Pilot's license in the Royal Netherlands Air Force{Source}. In 1994, Prince Willem-Alexander spent several months studying aspects of the Royal Netherlands Army and Air Force at the Netherlands Defense College {Source}. Upon completing his military studies, he began a course to familiarize himself with every facet of Dutch Society, studying the constituional and legal systems, learning how centernal government and other authorities funtion, visiting European instutions, Dutch ministires, and High Councils of State, Dutch business community aspects, before undertaking a program of Advanced Development at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in the USA{Source}.

Before succeeding his mother in 2013, he held a number of specific positions in a wide range of areas which reflected his commitment to Dutch society {Source}. His main interests have included water management, infrastructure and ICT, sport and defense {Source}. During his time as Prince of Orange, he became a member of the Council of State upon his 18th birthday in April 1985 {Source}. Upon his assession to the throne, he automatically became President of the Council of State {Source}. During the time prior to his investiture, he was a member of several boards, including {Source}:

  • De Nederlandsche Bank(the Dutch central bank) (1998-2010)
  • Kröller-Müller Museum(1999-2010)'
  • Chair of the House of Orange-Nassau Historic Collections Trust(2002-2013) 
  • Representative of the Royal Family on the management board of the Royal Domains (2002-2013)
In March 2001, his parents announced the engagement of The Prince of Orange to Argentine Maxima
Zorreguieta, which was subsequently approved by the government in July 2001 {Source}. The marriage took place in Februrary 2002 {Source}. Together, they have three daughters {Source}:
  • Princess Catharina-Amalia of Oranje (2003)
  • Princess Alexia of The Netherlands (2005)
  • Princess Ariane of The Netherlands (2007)

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The Recap of The Royals You Love: April 20-26, 2015

Belgium

-King Philippe & Queen Mathilde visited the Council of Europe on Tuesday {Video}

-Princess Laetitia Maria, Archduchess of Austria-Este celebrated her 12th birthday on Thursday.

Denmark

-Queen Margrethe II attended the 2015 Sibelius / Nielsen festival on Tuesday {Source}.

-Crown Princess Mary  participated in the Maternity Foundation's 10th anniversary celebrations on Wednesday {Source}.On Thursday, the future Danish Queen attended the official opening of Research Day {Source}.

-Princess Isabella celebrated her 8th birthday on Tuesday.

-Prince Joachim met with some members of The Youth Goodwill Ambassador Corps and attended the Youth Goodwill Ambassador Summit 2015 on Saturday {Source}

Great Britain

-Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh & Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge  attended a wreath-laying ceremony at the Cenotaph to commemorate ANZAC Day and the Centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign on Saturday {Photos}

-Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her  89th birthday on Tuesday.

-The Prince Charles of Wales & Prince Harry of Wales attended  commemoration ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the Canakkale Land Battles on Friday {Photos}.

-Prince Harry of Wales attended the London Marathon 2015 on Sunday {Photos}

-Princess Beatrice of York  attended the Conde' Nast International and Place Vendome Qatar Party on Wednesday {Photos}. On Thursday, she attended the Conde' Nast International Luxury Conference {Photos} On Friday, she officially opened the Opening The Talbot Memorial Garden at Crosfields School{Source}.

-Daniel St. George Chatto celebrated his 58th birthday on Wednesday.

Greece

-Prince Philippos celebrated his 29th birthday on Sunday.

Jordan

-King Abdullah II attended the World Interfaith Harmony Week Awards Ceremony on Monday {Source}.

-Queen Rania met with the Director-General of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) on Tuesday {Source}

-Crown Prince Hussein met with UN Secretary-General Ban Kimoon in New York ahead of his chairing of the UN Security Session of youth combating extremism on Wednesday {Source}.

-Prince Hassan, Princess Sarvath & Princess Sumaya attended a presentation of the winners of the El Hassan Bin Talal Award for Scientific Excellence on Saturday {Source}{Source}.
Prince Hassan is a brother of King Abdullah III, Princess Sarvath is King Abdullah's aunt, and Princess Sumaya is the King's cousin.

Liechtenstein

-Prince Georg celebrated his 16th birthday on Monday.

Monaco

-Prince Albert II, Andrea Albert Pierre Casiraghi & Pierre Rainier Stefano Casiraghi attended
the AS Monaco FC v Juventus - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final match on Wednesday {Photos}
Also in attendance was Pierre's longtime girlfriend, Beatrice Borromeo.

-Prince Albert II  inaugurated the photo exhibition, Another Day on Earth, at the Monaco Oceanographic Museum on Wednesday {Photos}. On Thursday, he attended a presentation of a new minibus to The Princess Grace Hospital by the The Monegasque Association of the Order of Saint Lazarus {Photos}. On Friday, he attended the 2015 Prince Albert II Of Monaco Foundation Gala Dinner {Photos}.

-Princess Caroline of Hanover attend the opening of the 30th International Festival Of Fashion and Photography on Thursday {Photos}.

-Charlotte Marie Pomeline Casiraghi participated in the 2015 Jumping du Chantilly on Saturday {Photos}

-Baron Jean-Leonard Taubert-Natta & Baroness Suzanne Taubert-Natta celebrated their 6th wedding anniversary on Saturday.

The Netherlands

-Princess Beatrix attended the King William Fund’s 140th Anniversary on Friday {Photos}

Spain

-King Felipe VI & Queen Letizia attended a lunch offered a representation of the world of letters, during the award ceremony of Spanish Literature "Miguel de Cervantes" 2014 on Wednesday {Source}, On Thursday, they presided over the Miguel de Cervantes 2014 Prize Ceremony {Source}.

-Queen Letizia presided over the delivery of Woman Awards by Zeta Group on Monday {Source}. On Tuesday, she attended the presentation of the Awards for Children's Literature The Steamer and Wide Angle {Source}.

Sweden

-King Carl XVI Gustaf & Queen Siliva attended the 2015 Sibelius / Nielsen festival on Tuesday {Source}. On Wednesday the Swedish monarch and consort hosted a diplomatic reception {Source}.

-King Carl XVI Gustaf met with the incoming and outgoing Swedish ambassadors to several countries on Tuesday {Source}{Source}. On Wednesday, he presented the 2015 Vega Medal {Source}. On Thursday, he attended the Young Leaders Scholarship Ceremony {Source}

-Queen Silvia presided over a meeting with Care About the Children on Monday {Source}. On Tuesday, the Swedish Queen visited Kista elementary school to participate in the Mentor Sweden's AGM {Source}. On Friday, the Swedish consort attended Silviahemmet's Inspiration {Source}.

-Crown Princess Victoria attended meetings of the International Criminal Court (ICC), visited the organization Europol & met with it's director, and toured the facilities of the OPCW (Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) on Wednesday {Source}. On Thursday the future Swedish monarch met with the UNCHR's Head of Policy & Legal Support Unit, the Head of Office, UN Liaisons Office for Peace and Security as well as several other UN Swedish representatives  {Source}.

-Prince Daniel attended the 2015 Royal Patriotic Society Enterprise Medal Ceremony on Thursday {Source}

Royal Profile: Prince Philippos of Greece & Denmark

Prince Philippos of Greece & Denmark was born 26 April 1986 as the third son and youngest child of King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece {Source}. He has two older brothers and two older sisters, a brother-in-law and two sisters-in-law, as well as many nieces and nephews{Source}:

  1. Princess Alexia (1965)
    1. Mr. Carlos Morales Quintana(1970)
      1. Miss Arrietta Morales y de Grecia (2002)
      2. Miss Ana María Morales y de Grecia (2003)
      3. Master Carlos Morales y de Grecia (2005)
      4. Miss Amelia Morales y de Grecia (2007)
  2. Crown Prince Pavlos (1967)
    1. Crown Princess Marie-Chantal (1968)
      1. Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece and Denmark (1996)
      2. Prince Constantine-Alexios of Greece and Denmark (1998)
      3. Prince Achileas-Andreas of Greece and Denmark (2000)
      4. Prince Odysseus-Kimon of Greece and Denmark (2004)
      5. Prince Aristidis-Stavros of Greece and Denmark (2008)
  3. Prince Nikolas (1969)
  4. Princess Theodora (1983)

He was born while the family was in exile in London, England.His godparents were{Source}:
  • Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh (his 1st cousin 1x removed)
  • Diana, Princess of Wales (his 2nd cousin in law) 

He spent the majority of his education at the Hellenic College of London (1992-2002, GCSE){Source}. He also attended United World College in New Mexico, USA before attendingGeorgetown University, where he studied foreign relations {Source}.

He is a member of the board of directors of the Anna Maria Foundation, along side his mother (president) and siblings{Source}

He has a passion for almost everything. He is an avid sportsman, especially when it comes to roller blading, swimming, and Football (he supports UK's Arsenal and the Greek Club Panathinaikos) {Source}. He also enjoys computers, history, and music.

He is presently 8th in line for the deposed Greek throne, after his two elder brothers, three nephews, and a niece.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Royal Profile: Princess Laetitia Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este

Princess Laetitia Maria Nora Anna Joachim Zita of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este was born 23 April 2003 as the the fifth child and third daughter of Princess Astrid & Prince Lorenz of Belgium {Source}.

She has 4 siblings, including, two sisters and two brothers, as well as a sister-in-law:
  • Prince Amedeo, Archduke of Austria-Este (1986)
    • Archduchess Elisabetta "Lili" of Austria-Este (1987)
  • Princess Maria Laura, Archduchess of Austria-Este (1988)
  • Prince Joachim, Archduke of Austria-Este (1991)
  • Princess Luisa Maria, Archduchess of Austria-Este (1995)

Her godparents are her brother Prince Joachim and Princess Nora of Liechtenstein{Source}. Like her elder siblings before her, she is attending Sint-Jan-Berchmans School in Brussels, where she is in the 7th grade of primary school (2014-2015) {Source}.

As she is 10th and so distantly in line for the throne after her four cousins, mother, two brothers and two sisters, her mother tries to limit her exposure to the press and protect her private life. She joined her mother and sister Princess Luisa Maria for the world premiere ofThe Adventures of Tintin on October 22, 2011 {Source}. She attended her uncle's coorronation in June 2013 with her family, but is rarely seen attending other official events. She is the middle granddaughter of King Albert II & Queen Paola. Her sisters Princess Maria Laura & Princess Luisa Maria, and cousin Princess Elisabeth are all older, while her cousins Princess Louise and Princess Eléonore are both younger.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Royal Profile: Daniel St. George Chatto

Daniel St. George Chatto was born 22 April 1957 as Daniel Chatto St. George Sproule {Source}. He is the son of the late actor Thomas Chatto Sproule (stage name Thomas Chatto) and the theatrical agent Ros Chatto {Source}. He has one brother, James {Source} In 1987, using Deed poll, Chatto legally changed his name from Daniel Chatto St. George Sproule to Daniel St. George Chatto. At the same time, his mother, also using Deed Poll, abandoned her surname Sproule in favor of Chatto.{Source}.

He attended Bedales Boarding school {Source}.

Before marrying into the royal family, he was an actor, like his father. He appeared in several films throughout the 1980s. His most notable role is probably Charles & Diana: A Royal Love Story (1988, Prince Andrew){Source}.

He began a romance with Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones while working on Heat and Dust in India in 1983, in which he played a party guest and Lady Sarah was working in the wardrobe department {Source}. Fast forward to 14 July 1994, at St. Stephen Walbrook Church, where they were married. Together, they have two sons:
  • Samuel Chatto (1996)
  • Arthur Chatto (1998)
Mr. Chatto does not perform any royal duties on behalf of his wife's aunt, however, like his wife,sons, and his brother-in-law and his family, he is a frequent guest at royal functions. In the past, some of these funtions have included: the Queen's traditional Christmas Luncheon at Buckingham Palace and Christmas a Sandringham, The State Opening Of Parliament (where his younger son has served as a Page of Honour to his great-aunt since 2010), family weddings, VIP art gallery openings.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Royal Profile: Princess Isabella of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat

Princess Isabella Henrietta Ingrid Margrethe of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat was born on 21 April 2007 as the eldest daughter and second child of Crown Prince Fredrik & Crown Princess Mary of Denmark {Source}.

She was christened at Fredensborg Palace Chapel on 1 July 2007, with the following as her godparents{Source}:

  • Princess Mathilde, The Duchess of Brabant (now Queen Mathilde, a family friend)
  • Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark (her father's 1st cousin, her 1st cousin 1x removed)
  • Dr. Nadine Johnston (friend of her mother's)
  • Mr. Christian Buchwald (friend of her father's)
  • Mr. Peter Heering (friend of her father's)
  • Mrs. Marie Louise Skeel (friend of her mother's)
Her name was announced as:
  • Isabella: for the Danish Queen-Consort, Isabella of Austria
  • Henrietta: for her maternal grandmother (who died in 1997)
  • Ingrid: for her paternal great-grandmother
  • Margrethe: for her paternal grandmother
As previously done with her brother, Denmark's Minister of Foreign Affiairs formally wrote and signed a hand-written document confirming her postion as third in line for the Danish throne, a document which contained her full name, birth and christening dates, and the names of her Royal Godparents, in accordance dictated by Royal Law of 1799.

She began to slowly attend school in the 2008-2009 school year, where she would visit Queen Louise's Children's House, the same day nursery her older brother Prince Christian attended to become accustomed to it before attending it as an actual pupil {Source}. In January 2011, she began attending Garrison Parish Ward Kindergarten as it was more convenient for her parents (the school is a five minute walk from their home).On 13 August 2013, Princess Isabella started school at Tranegårdsskolen in Gentofte, the same public school as her older brother {Source}.

At eight years old, she has had already done her share of royal tours and duties, mostly in the company of her family. Barely 6 months old, she accompanied her parents to promote Denmark's "Creative Nation" initiative in September 2007 {Source}. In 2009, her grandmother started her medal collection to commemorate her grandfather's 75th Birthday. In 2010, she was a recipient of the Commemorative Medal to mark her grandmother's 70th birthday. In 2012, she was a recipient of the Commemorative medal to mark her grandmother's Ruby Jubilee. She has attended the family's annual photo shoots since birth (2007, 2008,2011,2012, 2013, 2014). She's also accompanied her parents to a visit to Australia, before visiting her mother's native Tasmania. In 2011, she attended the christening of her newest siblings, Prince Vincent & Princess Josephine {Photos}. In 2012, she attended the christening of her newest cousin, Princess Athena {Photos}, and numerous events at the London 2012 Olympics {Photos}{Photos}.

Royal Profile: Queen Elizabeth II

Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary of York now Queen Elizabeth II was born 21 April 1926, as the first child of The Duke and Duchess of York {Source}. She would be joined by a younger sister, Princess Margaret in 1930{Source}.

The young princess was third in line for the British throne at the time of her birth, after her paternal uncle and father, and was not expected to take the crown{Source}.

She was christened as Elizabeth Alexandra Mary for her mother, paternal great-grandmother and paternal grandmother{Source}. Her godparents consisted of{Source}:
  • King George V (paternal grandfather)
  • Queen Mary (paternal grandmother)
  • Princess Mary [Viscountess Lascelles] (aunt)
  • The Duke of Connaught (great-great-uncle)
  • The Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (maternal grandfather)
  • Lady Elphinstone
Her earliest years were spent between her parents' private residence in London and White Lodge in Richmond Park, as well as her grandparents' country homes{Source}. When she turned six years old, her parents took over the Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park as their own country home{Source}.

Her relatively normal upbringing and quiet family life came to an abrupt end in January 1936, with the death of her paternal grandfather {Source}. As her uncle was without a family of his own, Princess Elizabeth was now second in line for the British throne{Source}. However, by the end of that year, in December, her uncle would abdicate the throne, leaving her father to become King Geogre VI{Source} and ten year old Princess Elizabeth as first in line for the British throne{Source}.

The young Princess and her sister began their education at home, supervised by governesses {Source}. Upon her uncle's abdication and her father's asccendance to the throne, ten year old Princess Elizabeth began to study constitutional history and law, to prepare her for her future role as Queen {Source}. She studied French with her Belgian and French governesses,studied art and music, religion, horseback ridding, swimming {Source}.

She also was part of several extra-curricular activities. In 1939, Princess Elizabeth participated in and won the Children's Challenge Shield at London's Bath Club {Source}. She was enrolled in Girl Guides at the age of eleven, and became a Sea Ranger {Source}.

During WWII, the young Princess and her sister were moved to the safety of Windsor Castle {Source}. During the Christmas times in the 1940s, the young princess and her sister would put on pantomimes with the children of members of staff for the enjoyment of her family and employees of the Royal Household{Source}. At the age of 14 in 1940, Princess Elizabeth participated in a live radio broadcast during the BBC Children's programme to the children of Britian and the Commonwealth, especially those whom had been evacuated {Source}. In 1942, she was appointed Colonel-in-Chief of the Grenadier Guards, and she would perform her first solo public engagement when she inspected the regiment in April of that same year{Source}. A year later, in April 1943, she spent the day with her reigiment in Southern Command{Source}. From then onwards, Princess Elizabeth was actively involved in the roles of the monarchy, much of which involved organizations connected to youth{Source}. She was president of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children (closed in 1998) and National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children{Source}. In March 1944, she began to accompany her parents on tours of Great Britain{Source}.

She turned eighteen in March 1944, and was appointed a Counsellor of State during the King's adsence on a tour of the Italian battlefields, and for the first time carried out duties of the Head of State{Source}. In August 1944, with Queen Elizabeth, the Princess received an address from the House of Commons, and replied on behalf of the Throne{Source}. In September, she carried out her first official tour of Scotland with her parents, a tour which included her opening ceremony in October, when she opened the recently reconstructed Aberdeen Sailors' Home{Source}. Her first flight by air was on a tour of Northern Ireland with her parents {Source}. In early 1945 the Princess was made a Subaltern in the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS){Source}. By the end of the war she had reached the rank of Junior Commander, having completed her course at No. 1 Mechanical Training Centre of the ATS and passed out as a fully qualified driver{Source}.

She was married to Sir Philip Mountbatten on 20 November 1947 {Source}. Upon their marriage, her father granted his new son-in-law the titles Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth, Baron Greenwich {Source}. This made the young Princess Elizabeth the Duchess of Edinburgh, Countess of Merioneth and Baroness Greenwich {Source}. Together, they have four children, eight grandchildren, two daughters-in-law, a son-in-law, and a grandson-in-law, two granddaughters-in-law, and four great-grandchildren, with the 5th great-grandchild on the way {Source}:
  1. The Prince Charles of Wales (1948)
    1. Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall (1947)
      1. Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge (1982)
        1. Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge (1982)
          1. Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge (2013)
          2. Prince/ss of Cambridge (2015)
      2. Prince Henry of Wales (1984)
  2. The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal (1950)
    1. Sir Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence
      1. Mr. Peter Mark Andrew Philips (1977)
        1. Mrs. Autumn Kelly Philips
          1. Miss Savannah Anne Kathleen Philips (2010)
          2. Miss Isla Elizabeth Philips (2012)
      2. Mrs. Zara Anne Elizabeth Philips Tindall
        1. Mr. Michael Tindall (1978)
          1. Miss Mia Grace Tindall (2014)
  3. The Prince Andrew, The Duke of York (1960)
    1. Princess Beatrice of York (1988)
    2. Princess Eugenie of York (1990)
  4. The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex (1964)
    1. Sophie, The Countess of Wessex (1964)
      1. The Lady Louise Alice Elizabeth Mary Mountbatten-Windsor (2003)
      2. James Mountbatten-Windsor, Viscount Sevrn (2007)

Monday, April 20, 2015

Royal Profile: Prince Georg Antonius Constantin Maria of Liechtenstein, Count of Rietberg

Prince Georg Antonius Constantin Maria of Liechtenstein, Count of Rietberg was born 20 April 1999 as the second son of Alois, Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein, Count of Rietberg and Sophie, Hereditary Princess of Liechtenstein, Countess of Rietberg{Source}. He has two older siblings, and a younger brother {Source}:

  • Prince Joesph Wenzel (1995)
  • Princess Marie-Caroline (1996)
  • Prince Nikolaus (2000)

He is the grandchild of Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein and Princess Marie of Liechtenstein {Source}, thus is 3rd in line for the throne after his father and elder brother.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The Royal Recap of the Royals You Love:April 13-19, 2015

Austria

-Count Léopold de Limburg-Stirum celebrated his 4th birthday on Sunday.

Belgium

-King Philippe & Queen Mathilde  attended the 75th birthday gala dinner of Queen Margarethe II of Denmark on Wednesday {Source} {Photos}.

-King Philippe celebrated his 55th birthday Wednesday

-Princess Eléonore celebrated her 7th birthday on Thursday.

Bhutan

-Prince Daho Jigme Dorji Wangchuck celebrated his 29th birthday on Tuesday.

Denmark

-Queen Margarethe II, Crown Prince Fredrik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Jochim, Princess Marie,Princess Benedikte & Princess Elisabeth  attended the 75th birthday gala dinner of Queen Margarethe II of Denmark on Wednesday {Source} {Photos}.  On Thursday, they attended a second gala dinner to mark Queen Margarethe II's 75th birthday {Source}{Photos}

-Queen Margarethe II celebrated her 75th birthday on Thursday.

-Crown Princess Mary, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent & Princess Joesphine attended Økodag 2015 on Sunday {Source}{Photos}

-Princess Marie became a member of Christian IV Guild of Jens Bang's House Aalborg on Saturday {Source}

-Leopold Christian Ingolf Rosanes af Rosenborg celebrated his 10th birthday on Tuesday.

German

-Prince Philipp Gabriel Franz Josef Magnus Maria Lamoral von Thurn und Taxis celebrated his 40th birthday on Sunday.

Greece

King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie attended the 75th birthday gala dinner of Queen Margarethe II of Denmark on Wednesday {Source} {Photos}.  On Thursday, they attended a second gala dinner to mark Queen Margarethe II's 75th birthday {Source}{Photos}.

Italy

-Prince Carlo of Bourbon-Two-Scilles, The Duke of Castro & Princess Camilla of Bourbon-Two-Scilles, The Duchess of Castro attended the 2015 Monte Carlo Rolex Masters Finals on Sunday {Photos}


Japan

-Princess Sayako Kuroda celebrated her 46th birthday on Saturday.

Liechtenstein

-Princess Marie celebrated her 75th birthday on Tuesday.

Luxembourg

-Grand Duke Henri attended the 75th birthday gala dinner of Queen Margarethe II of Denmark on Wednesday {Source} {Photos}.

-Grand Duke Henri celebrated his 60th birthday on Wednesday.

-Prince Sébastien celebrated his 23rd birthday on Wednesday.

Monaco

-Prince Albert II attended the 2015 Top Marques Show on Thursday {Photos}.

-Prince Albert II, Baroness Elisabeth-Anne de Massy & Melanie-Antoinette de Massy attended the 2015 Monte Carlo Rolex Masters Finals on Sunday {Photos}

-Prince Albert II & Melanie-Antoinette de Massy attended the 2015 Monte Carlo Rolex Masters Day 7 on Saturday {Photos}

-Princess Charlene  awarded Novak Djokovic with the 2015 Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award and visited the Collège Charles III on Tuesday 14 April to witness the exchanges between Monegasque students and the South African rugby team that participated in the Saint Devote Tournament on Tuesday {Photos} {Photos}.

-Princess Stephanie supported the Fight Aids Monaco team for the sixth edition of "Test in the City" and met with the students of the French association ISC Solirace who were spreading prevention messages against AIDS in the streets of Monaco on Monday {Photos}.

-Vittoria Knecht de Massy celebrated her 7th birthday on Saturday.

The Netherlands

-King Wiliem-Alexander I, Queen Maxima, Princess Beatrix, Princess Margriet, Prof. Pieter van Vollenhoven attended the 2015 Koningsdagconcert on Tuesday {Photos}.

-King Willem-Alexander I, Queen Máxima,Princess Beatrix & Princess Margriet attended to a Concert in the city of Dordrecht, in the eves of their visit to said city for Koningsdag (King’s Day) on Tuesday {Photos}

-King Willem-Alexander I & Queen Maxima  attended the 75th birthday gala dinner of Queen Margarethe II of Denmark on Wednesday {Source} {Photos}

-Queen Maxima attended the Guts and Glory network meeting and visited the Steunstichting Voedsel Focus (Foundation Food Focus)  on Tuesday {Photos}{Photos}

-Princess Margriet, Prof. Pieter van Vollenhoven, Prince Floris & Princess Aimée attended a gala for the ‘Night of the Stars’ on Monday {Photos}.

-Prince Maurits of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven celebrated his 47th birthday on Friday.

-Anastasia Margriet Joséphine van Lippe-Biesterfeld van Vollenhoven celebrated her 14th birthday on Wednesday.

-Princess Annette of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven celebrated her 43rd birthday on Saturday.

-Princess Viktória of Bourbon-Parma, Countess of Bardi helped members of the organisation “Save the Children”  to collect coins from the bottom of a fountain at Efteling Theme Park along with secondary students on Monday {Photos}

Norway

-King Harald V  attended the 75th birthday gala dinner of Queen Margarethe II of Denmark on Wednesday {Source} {Photos}.

-Crown Prince Haakon & Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended a second gala dinner to mark Queen Margarethe II's 75th birthday on Thursday{Source}{Photos}

Spain

-King Felipe VI & Queen Letizia attended the 75th birthday gala for Queen Margarethe II of Denmark on Wednesday {Source}{Source} {Photos}

-King Felipe VI presided over the 6th edition of Human Rights Award King of Spain on Monday {Source}. On Tuesday, the Spanish monarch attended the opening of the 15th Global Summit of World Travel and Tourism {Source}. On Wednesday he was in Belgium to visit the European Parliament, the European Council and the European Commission {Source}.

-Queen Letizia visited the Artillery Academy to learn the new curricula for NCOs scale on Monday {Source}. On Tuesday, she presided over the II Congreso Escolar sobre Enfermedades Poco Frecuentes  {Source}.

-King Juan Carlos I presided over the presentation of the Chair of Latin America Universidad Pontificia Comillas on Monday {Source}.

-Queen Sofia visited the exhibit Manuel Gutiérrez Mellado, en el corazón de Villaviciosa de Odón  and presided over the Premio Unión Europea de Patrimonio Cultural / Premios Europa Nostra” y de los “Premios Hispania Nostra a las Buenas Prácticas en la conservación del Patrimonio Cultural y Natural” Awards on Friday {Source} {Source}

Sweden

-King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Siliva, Crown Princess Victoria & Prince Daniel  attended the 75th birthday gala dinner of Queen Margarethe II of Denmark on Wednesday {Source} {Photos}.  On Thursday, they attended a second gala dinner to mark Queen Margarethe II's 75th birthday {Source}{Photos}

-King Carl XVI Gustaf attended the annual meeting of the Swedish branch of the Baden-Powell Fellowship on Monday {Source}.

-King Carl XVI Gustaf, Crown Princess Victoria & Sofia Hellqvist attended the 2015 Global Childhood Forum on Tuesday {Source}

-Queen Silvia bought the first Mayflower Pin on Monday {Source}

-Prince Carl Philip presented gold medals to Swedish dairy farmers on Monday {Source}. On Tuesday, the King's only male heir attended the opening of Forest Industry Week {Source}.

United Kingdom

-Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh hosted a luncheon at Windsor Castle for members of the Order of Merit on Wednesday {Source}.

-Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh & The Prince Andrew, The Duke of York attended a dinner party for various dignitaries on Monday {Source}.

-Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh & Princess Alexandra of Kent, The Hon. Lady Ogilvy attended a reception at the Canada House on Sunday {Photos}

-Queen Elizabeth II held an investiture on Tuesday {Source}

-Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh held a reception to mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Guards Polo Club on Thursday {Source}.

-The Prince Charles of Wales, The Duke of Rothesay & Camilla, The Duchess of Rothesay visited Walker's Shortbread. and opended Ballindalloch Distillery on Thursday {Source}.

-The Prince Charles of Wales, The Duke of Rothesay held a Meeting for the North Highland Initiative on Wednesday {Source}.

-The Prince Andrew, The Duke of York  visited the offices of AkzoNobel & the Headquarters of Building Services Research and Information Association Limited on Monday {Source} On Tuesday, he held a meeting of the Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award committee{Source}.

-The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex attended the annual General Meeting of the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association   and visited Easton and Otley College on Thursday {Source}.

-The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal  opened Worcestershire Oncology Centre and visited Meadow Birth Centre atWorcestershire Royal Hospital, visited Severn Valley Railway & hosted the Commonwealth Study Conference Leaders Conference Opening Reception on Monday {Source}.On Tuesday, she attended the Commonwealth Study Conferences Leaders Conference Study Tour Meeting at City Hall, attended the South East Supra Regional Conference, and hosted a dinner for the  Gordonstoun Plus Campaign {Source}.On Wednesday, she visited GrowUp Urban Farms, Pocket Living, King's College London, the Thames Tideway Tunnel Offices and Unilever House{Source}. On Thursday, the Queen's only daughter attended a Committee of Wardens' Meeting and General Court Meeting of The Fishmongers' Company and attended the Commonwealth Study Conference Leaders Conference Study Tour visit to Greenwich Digital Enterprise Centre{Source}.

-Princess Eugenie of York attended the 3rd Annual For The Love Of Cinema Gala Dinner on Thursday {Photos}

-Prince Richard, The Duke of Gloucester presented the British Expertise International Awards
on Tuesday {Source}. On Wednesday, the Queen's cousin named the Heritage Room at Peacehaven Wastewater Treatment Works, officially opened Centenary Park,visited Wightman and Parrish Limited &  the Samaritans of Eastbourne and District {Source}

-Prince Edward, The Duke of Kent  he attended the Commonwealth Study Conferences Leaders Conference Study Tour on their visit to Microsoft on Wednesday {Source} On Thursday, the Queen's cousin presided over Higher Degree Conferment Ceremonies for the University of Surrey  on Thursday {Source}.

-Princess Alexandra of Kent, The Hon. Lady Ogilvy presented the Alzheimer's Sociert People Awards & attended a concert at Queen Alexandra's House Association on Wednesday {Source}

-Birigitte, The Duchess of Gloucester presented The Duchess of Gloucester's Banner to the Royal Canadian Dental Corps on Tuesday {Source}.

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