Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Royal Profile: Baron Jean-Léonard Taubert-Natta de Massy

Baron Jean-Léonard Taubert-Natta de Massy was born 3 June 1974 in Switzerland as the only child of  Baroness Elisabeth-Anne de Massy (Taubert-Natta) & Baron Bernard Taubert-Natta {Source}.
His parents divorced when he was young.

His mother remarried his little sister's father in October 1984, but was divorced again in late 1985. His father died when he was only 14 years old, leaving him to be raised by his mother along side his younger sister Melanie{Source}.
His godfather in Prince Albert II {Source}.
In April 2009, he married Suzanne Chrimes {Source}.
While his mother and sister have fairly active roles in events, Baron Taubert-Natta de Massy does not. Baron Jean-Léonard occasionally attends family events such as the Red Cross Ball (2008 (between Prince Albert & Princess Charlene), 2012 (again, between the Prince & Princess). He and his wife were invited to Prince Albert's wedding to Charlene Wittstock in 2011 {Source}.

It has also been rumored that while Prince Albert's famous spymaster, Robert Erringer was working in Monaco, Baron Jean-Léonard worked with him. Another rumor is that Baron Jean-Léonard had substance abuse issues. Whether or not any of that is true, is another story.
He is the nephew of Christian Louis de Massy and Christine Alix de Massy.He is also first cousins with:

He is the grandson of Princess Antoinette, Baroness de Massy and Alexandre-Athenase Noghès.

He has virtually no claim to the Monégasque throne. From his birth to 2002, he had no claim whatsoever. From 2002-2005, he was in 15th place for the throne. However, with the death of his great-uncle Prince Rainier III, he lost his place in succession, however remains as part of the "pool" of potential successors if the present line should fail.

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