Friday, January 1, 2016

Royal Recap: 2015 in Review

If I'm missing something important about your favorite, please let me know

Major Birthdays:

January

1st:
  • Princess Maria Chiara of Bourbon-Two Sicilies celebrated her 10th birthday.
15th:
  • Antoine de Massy celebrated his 18th birthday.
18th:
  • Mélanie-Antoinette Costello de Massy celebrated her 30th birthday.
20th:

  • Carlos Hugo Roderik Sybren Klynstra celebrated his 18th birthday.
25th:
  • Elisabeth Maria Angela Tatjana von Lattorff celebrated her 13th birthday.
30th:
  • Prince Hashem of Jordan celebrated his 10th birthday.

February:

5th:
  • Arthur Robert Nathaniel Chatto celebrated his 16th birthday.
24th:
  • Arrietta Morales y de Grecia celebrated her 13th birthday.
20th:


  • Princess Leonore Lilian Maria of Sweden, The Duchess of Gotland celebrated her 1st birthday.
25th:
  • Michael Torsten de Roumanie Kreuger celebrated his 30th birthday.
March:

3rd:
  • The Infanta Maria Francisca de Herédia de Bragança of Portugal celebrated her 18th birthday.

15th:
  • Freiin Madeleine Charlotte Margaretha von Dincklage celebrated her 16th birthday.
21st:
  • Princess Claire Margaretha of Luxembourg celebrated her 30th birthday.
26th:
  • Countess Luana van Oranje-Nassau, Jonkvrouw van Amsberg celebrated her 10th birthday.
  • Archduchess Gabriella of Austria celebrated her 21st birthday.
27th:
  • Princess Aisha bint Al Faisal of Jordan celebrated her 18th birthday.
  • Princess Sara bint Al Faisal of Jordan celebrated her 18th birthday.
April:

1st:
  • Prince Nicholas of Romania celebrated his 30th birthday.
8th:
  • Leah Isadora Behn celebrated her 10th birthday.
14th:
  • Leopold Christian Ingolf Rosanes af Rosenborg celebrated his 10th birthday.
20th
  • Prince Georg of Liechtenstein celebrated his 16th birthday.
30th:
  • Don Miguel Urdangarín y Bórbon celebrated his 13th birthday.
May:

4th:
  • Pauline Grace Maguy Ducruet celebrated her 21st birthday.
12th:
  • Princess Isabelle Roxane Christine d'Orléans celebrated her 10th birthday.
  • Princess Maria-Anunciata of Liechtenstein celebrated her 30th birthday.
14th:

  • The Hon. Margarita Elizabeth Rose Alleyne Armstrong-Jones  celebrated her 13th birthday.
  • Isabella Lily Juliana van Vollenhoven celebrated her 13th birthday.
25th:
  • Samuel Bernhard Louis van Vollenhoven celebrated his 10th birthday.
31st:
  • Felicia van Lippe-Biesterfeld van Vollenhoven celebrated her 10th birthday.
June:

5th:
  • Doña Irene Urdangarín y Bórbon celebrated her 10th birthday.
6th:
  • Archduchess Ildikó Mária Walburga of Austria celebrated her 13th birthday.
8th:
  • Countess Eloise van Oranje-Nassau, Jonkvrouwe van Amsberg celebrated her 13th birthday.
15th:
  • Princess Amalia de Nassau celebrated her 1st birthday.
17th:
  • Count Conrad Hans-Heinrich Ernst-August von Hochberg celebrated his 30th birthday.
26th:
  • Princess Alexia of the Netherlands celebrated her 10th birthday.
28th:
  • Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan celebrated his 21st birthday.
July:

1st:
  • The Hon. Charles Patrick Inigo Armstrong-Jones celebrated his 16th birthday.

5th:
  • Princess Noor bint Hamzah of Jordan celebrated her 1st birthday.
12th:

  • Princess Halaevalu Mata’aho of Tonga celebrated her 1st birthday.
20th:
  • Princess Alexandra Charlotte Ulrike Maryam Virginia of Hanover  celebrated her 16th birthday.
22nd:
  • Prince Felix of Denmark celebrated his 13th birthday.
23rd:
  • Princess Georgina of Liechtenstein celebrated her 10th birthday.

30th
  • Carlos Morales y de Grecia celebrated his 10th birthday.
August

6th:
  • Columbus George Donald Taylor celebrated his 21st birthday.
27th:
  • Prince Nikolai of Denmark celebrated his 16th birthday.
September:

14th:
  • Count Friedrich Richard Oscar Jefferson von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth  celebrated his 16th birthday.
29th:
  • Don Juan Urdangarín y Bórbon celebrated his 16th birthday.

October

4th:
  • Prince Emmanuel of Belgium celebrated his 10th birthday.
6th:

  • Prince Dasho Khamsum Singye Wangchuck of Bhutan celebrated his 30th birthday.
15th:
  • Prince Christian of Denmark celebrated his 10th birthday.
26th:
  • Lucas van Lippe-Biesterfeld van Vollenhoven celebrated his 13th birthday.
28th:

  • Princess Tessy of Luxembourg celebrated her 30th birthday.
31st:
  • Leonor, Princess of Asturias celebrated her 10th birthday.
November

8th:
  • Archduke Imre of Austria celebrated his 30th birthday.
11th:
  • Prince Dasho Ugyen Jigme Wangchuck of Bhutan celebrated his 21st birthday.
14th:
  • Camilla Katharina Maria von Lattorff celebrated her 10th birthday.
20th:
  • Princess Sofia of Bulgaria celebrated her 16th birthday.
  • Prince Umberto of Bulgaria  celebrated his 16th birthday.
24th:
  • Anastasia Caroline Amalie Rosanes af Rosenborg celebrated her 18th birthday.
25th:
  • The Infante Dinis de Herédia de Bragança, Duke of Porto celebrated his 16th birthday.
December:

3rd:
  • Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway celebrated his 10th birthday.
6th:
  • Princess Louise Marie Isabelle d'Orléans  celebrated her 16th birthday.
10th:
  • Princess Gabriella Thérèse Marie of Monaco, The Countess of Carladès celebrated her 1st birthday.
  • Prince Jacques Honoré Rainier of Monaco, The Hereditary Prince of Monaco, Marquis de Baux celebrated his 1st birthday.


13th:
  • Prince Nicolas of Belgium  celebrated his 10th birthday.
  • Prince Aymeric Prince of Belgium  celebrated his 10th birthday.
15th:
  • Flora Alexandra Ogilvy celebrated her 21st birthday.
29th:
  • Princess Kako of Akishino  celebrated her 21st birthday.
Anniversaries:

January:

2nd:
  • Don Juan Filiberto Nicolás Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón & Winston Holmes Carney celebrated their 1st year of marriage.
4th:


  • Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein of Jordan and Zeina Lubbadeh celebrated their 4th wedding anniversary.
29th:
  • Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein &Princess Angela of Liechtenstein celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary
February:

7th:
  • Prince Michael of Greece and Denmark & Marina, Consort of Prince Michael of Greece and Denmark celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. 
April:

6th:
  • The Prince Charles of Wales & Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary.
May:

13th:
  • Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza & Isabel Inês de Herédia, Duchess of Braganza celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary.
14th:
  • Crown Prince Fredrick of Denmark & Crown Princess Mary of Denmark celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary. 
22nd:


  • Princess Ayah bint Al Faisal of Jordan & Mr. Mohammad Talal Halawani celebrated their 1st wedding anniversary.
24th:
  • Princess Märtha Louise of Norway & Ari Behn celebrated their 13th wedding anniversary.
June:

6th
  • Prince Bernhard of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven & Princess Annette of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary.
15th:

  • Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco and Oum Keltoum Boufarès celebrated their 1st wedding anniversary.
18th:
  • Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg & Mr. Alexander Johannsmann celebrated their 5th wedding anniversary.
19th:

  • Crown Princess Victoria & Prince Daniel celebrated their 5th wedding anniversary.
22nd:
  • Alexander Windsor, The Earl of Ulster & Dr. Claire Windsor, The Countess of Ulster celebrated their 13th wedding anniversary.
July:

5th:


  • Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este & Noblie Elisabetta 'Lili' Maria Rosboch von Wolkenstein celebrated their 1st wedding anniversary.
27th:
  • Prince François d'Orléans, Count of Dreux & Princess Theresa d'Orleans, Countess of Dreux celebrated their 1st wedding anniversary.
August:

25th:
  • Prince Pieter-Christiaan of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven & Princess Anita of Orange-Nassau celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary.

September:


13th:


  • Princess Maria Theresia von Thurn und Taxis married Hugo Wilson celebrated their 1st wedding anniversary.
October:

20th:
  • Crown Prince Alexander of Yugoslaiva & Crown Princess Katherine of Yugoslavia celebrated their 30th anniversary.
22nd:
  • Prince Floris of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven & Princess Aimée of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven  celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary.
November:

20th:
  • Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma, Duke of Parma and Piacenza & Princess Annemarie of Bourbon-Parma, Duchess of Parma and Piacenza celebrated their 5th wedding anniversary.


Engagements:



Weddings:

Unknown:

  • Alexandra Wolff married Eduardo Shiraishi Furlan. Alexandra is the daughter of Archduchess Bernadette of Austria & Rupert Wolff.
  • Prince Michael of Baden married Christina Höhne. Prince Michael is the son of Archduchess Valerie of Austria & Maximilian, Margrave of Baden.
  • Archduke Valentin of Austria married Christine Mittermayer. Archduke Valentin is the son of Archduke Markus of Austria & Archduchess Hilde of Austria.
  • Baron Clemens von Waechter married Countess Larissa of Starhemberg. Baron Clemmens is the son of Countess Marie Christine of Stolberg-Stolberg & Baron Franz von Waechter. Countess Larissa is the daughter of Prince Georg Adam of Starhemberg & Countess Nadejda of Abensperg und Traun.
  • Count Ferenc Kornis de Göncz-Ruszka married Teresa von Bülow. Count Ferenc is the son of Princess Maria Theresa of Bavaria & Count Tamás Kornis de Göncz-Ruszka.
  • Prince Franz Clemens von Altenburg & Countess Eleonore of Toerring-Jettenbach. Prince Franz Clemens von Altenburg is the  son of .Prince Johannes von Altenburg & Eugenie Fundulus.
  • Archduke Gerhard of Austria married Iris Jandrasits. Archduke Gerhard is the younger brother of Prince Lorenz of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este.

May:

23rd:
  • Prince Felix zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg married Carina Müller von Blumencron.
30th:
  • Prince Friedrich zu Ysenburg und Büdingen married Marie-Hélène de Garnerin, Countess von Montgelas.
June:

13th:
  • Prince François d'Orléans, Count of Dreux & Princess Theresa d'Orleans, Countess of Dreux
20th:


  • Johann Stocks married Katharina Bagusat. The groom is a son of Johann Friedrich Stocks and his wife Christine née von Brunn. The bride was born as daughter of Thomas Bagusat and Princess Marie-Antoinette zu Fürstenberg.

July:

4th:
  • Prince Michael von Baden married Christina Höhne.

August:

1st:
  • Pierre Rainier Stefano Casiraghi & Beatrice (Borromeo) Casiraghi. Pierre is the son of Princess Caroline of Hanover, and nephew of Prince Albert II of Monaco.
29th:
  • Prince Franz Clemens von Altenburg & Countess Eleonore zu Toerring-Jettenbach
September:

6:
  • Countess Nathalie of Königsegg-Aulendorf &  Prince Georg von der Leyen und zu Hohengeroldseck. Nathalie is the daughter of Count Markus of Königsegg-Aulendorf & Countess Philippa of Königsegg-Aulendorf.


Births:

Unknown:
(If you can put a date or other details to any of these, please let me know)
  • Xenia von Sachsen & Rajab Hassan welcomed a son Taro, reportedly sometime in March or April. Xenia is the daughter of Princess Iris of Saxony.
  • Carolina Tasso de Saxe-Coburgo e Bragança & Sébastien Delcourt welcomed their third child and second daughter, Paola Delcourt.  Paola is joined by older siblings Nicoló & Camilla.
  • Sophie Dreyer &  Aymeric Jourdain welcomed their first child, Eleonor Jourdain. Sophie is the daughter of Jonkvrouw Isabelle de Spirlet & John Dreyer, thus a maternal granddaughter of Countess Anna Regina of Stolberg-Stolberg (1927-2002) & Ridder Jacques de Spirlet
  • Baron Friedrich Mayr von Melnhof &  Countess Antonia Czernin von und zu Chudenitz welcomed their first child, Baroness Philippa Mayr von Melnhof.
  • Count Dominik of Neipperg&  Princess Marie-Anna of Salm-Salm welcomed their second daughter, Countess Florentina von Neipperg
January:

25: 
  • Hereditary Prince Kraft Constantin of Hohenlohe-Oehringen & Hereditary Princess Carolin of Hohenlohe-Oehringen welcomed their 4th child and first daughter. She joins big brothers Prince Christian Kraft of Hohenlohe-Oehringen, Prince Carl of Hohenlohe-Oehringen & Prince Thassilo of Hohenlohe-Oehringen. She was named Princess Philippa Margarita Carolin of Hohenlohe-Oehringen.
28:
  • Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg & Alexander Johannsmann welcomed their second child, Louisa Johannsmann. She has an older brother, Konstantin.

February:

13:
  • Prince Ludwig of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn and Princess Philippa of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn welcomed their second child, a girl. She was named Princess Maria Ladislaya Verena Gabriela Antonia of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn and joins older brother Prince Vincenz Alexander Hieronymus Felix Maria of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn 
  • Princess Hajah Hafeeza Surur al-Bolkiah & Pengiran Haji Muhammad Ruzaini welcomed their second son, Muhammed Aamir Ruzaini. Muhammed joins big brother Muhammad Za'eem Ruzaini 
21:
  • Sheikha Hessa bint Hamad al-Khakifa & Sheikh Hashim bin Mohammed al-Khalifa welcomed their first child, Sheikh Mohammed

March:

3rd:
  • Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Thani & his wife, Sheikha Al-Maha bint Muhammad Al-Attiyah welcomed their first child, Sheikh Tamim
5th:
  •  Prince Pedro, Duke of Noto & Princess Sofia, Duchess of Noto welcomed their seventh child, Princess Maria. Maria joins six other siblings: Jaime, Juan, Pablo, Pedro, Sofia & Blanca. 

11th:
  • Hereditary Prince Christian von Furstenberg & Hereditary Princess Jeanette von Furstenburg welcomed their second child, Princess Maria Cecilia Massimiliana Ghislaine Pauline Odile Eva Fabrizia Egonia von Furstenburg. She joins elder brother, Prince Tassilo von Furstenburg.
27th: 
  • Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, Emir of Qatar & his third wife, Sheikha Noora bint Hathal al Dosari welcomed their first child together, his eighth, Joaan. 

April:

2nd:
  • Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia & Princess Sophie of Prussia welcomed their third child and first daughter, Princess Emma Marie Charlotte Sophie of Prussia. She joins twins and older brothers, Prince Carl Friedrich of Prussia & Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia. 

8th:
  • Count Melchior and Countess Bernadette von Schönborn-Buchheim welcomed their first child and son, Count Theodor von Schönborn-Buchheim
  • Prince Lukas von Auersperg & Princess Alice von Auersperg, Princess von Bayern welcomed their second child and first son, Prince Ludwig von Auersperg. Prince Ludwig joins big sister Princess Olivia. 

11th:

  • Prince Rahim Aga Khan &  Princess Salwa welcomed their first child, a son named Irfan.
12th:
  • Prince Daniel Timo of Saxony & Princess Sandra of Saxony welcomed their second child, Prince Gero Friedrich Johann of Saxony. Prince Gero joins big sister Princess Anna-Catharina. 
29th:
  • Prince João Philippe of Orleans-Braganza & Princess Yasmine welcomed their first child Princess Mia Isabel of Orleans-Braganza

May:

1st:
  • Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge & Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge welcomed baby #2 and their first daughter, Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge. She has an older brother, Prince George of Cambridge and is currently the first female and 4th in succession for the British throne. 

June:

1st:
  •  Prince Nils of Saxony & Princess Jedida of Saxony welcomed their third child, Princess Felicitas Johanna Mila Eleonore of Saxony. She joins older siblings Prince Moritz of Saxony & Princess Aurelie of Saxony. 

3rd:
  • Prince Philip zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg & Princess Sophia zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg welcomed their first child, Princess Marta Anna Maria Esther zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg 

· 15th:
  • Princess Madeleine of Sweden & Christopher Paul O’Neill welcomed their second child and first son, Prince Nicolas Paul Gustaf of Sweden, The Duke of Ångermanland. Prince Nicolas joins big sister Princess Leonore and is presently 6th for the Swedish throne, however with the impending births of two cousins (both of whom their parents are ahead of Prince Nicolas in succession), by the end of 2016 Prince Nicholas will be 8th and last in succession. 
  • Prince Hashem Bin Al Hussein &Princess Fahda Hashim welcomed their first child and son, Hussein Haidara {Source}

18th:
  • Prince Sehzade Selim Süleyman Efendi and Mrs. Alev Öcal hanim welcomed Princess Esma Emira Sultan{Source}.

20th:
  • Crown Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah of Brunei & his wife Princess Sarah welcomed a son who they named Pengrian Muda Muhammad Aiman Ibni DyTM Paduka Seri Pengiran Muda Mahkota Pengiran Muda Haji Al Muhtadee Billah.
July:

11th:
  • Baron Constantin von Reitzenstein & Baroness Maria-Natalia welcomed a son, Baron Kyrill von Reitzenstein.

15th:
  • Hereditary Prince Hubertus & Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg und Gotha welcomed their second child, Prince Philipp Hubertus Andreas Christian of Saxe-Coburg und Gotha. He is presently 2nd in succession for headship of the House of Saxe-Coburg und Gotha, and joins big sister Princess Katharina of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha.
  • Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum of Dubai & Sheikha Hessa bint Ali Beljafla welcomed twins Sheikh Mohammed & Sheikh Dubai{Source}

August:

21st:
  • Princess Maria Theresia von Thurn und Taxis & Hugo Wilson welcoemd their first child, a girl, Mafalda Beatrix Maria Wilson

November:


14th: 
  • Prince Constantin of Salm-Salm & Princess Fredrike of Salm-Salm welcomed their 4th child, Princess Mathilda of Salm-Salm. She joins older siblings Princess Carlotta of Salm-Salm,Prince Caspar of Salm-Salm & Prince Casimir of Salm-Salm. 
24th: 
  • Hereditary Prince Alexander von Isenburg & Hereditary Princess Sarah von Isenburg welcomed their first child, Princess Alix Imagina Blanca Irmingard Maria von Isenburg. She follows the birth of her cousin, Princess Emma Marie of Prussia in April. 


December:

16th: 
  • Princess Carolina of Bourbon-Parma & Albert Brenninkmeijer welcomed their second child, Xavier Alphons Albert Brenninkmeijer. He joins big sister Alaïa Maria Bernninkmeijer. 



Christenings & Baptisms:


May:

10th:
Prince Jacques, Hereditary Prince of Monaco & Princess Gabriella of Monaco, The Countess of Carladès were baptized with the following as their godparents:

Prince Jacques:
  • Christopher Le Vine Jr, (paternal 2nd cousin)
  • Diane de Polignac Nigra (distant paternal cousin-her grandmother was Prince Pierre's niece, so if I did the math right, she's Jacques's 2nd cousin 1x removed through Count Maxence Melchior de Polignac)
Princess Gabriella:
  • Gareth Wittstock (maternal uncle)
  • Nerine Pienaar(family friend)


October:

7th:
  • Baron Kyrill von Reitzenstein. There was no word on his godparents {Source}
11th:

Prince Nicolas Paul Gustaf of Sweden, The Duke of Ångermanland. His godparents were as follows:
  • Prince Carl Philip of Sweden (maternal uncle)
  • Natascha Abensperg und Traun (paternal aunt)
  •  Henry d'Abo(paternal uncle by marriage)
  • Gustaf Magnuson (his maternal 1st cousin 1x removed-his mother's paternal 1st cousin)
  • Katarina von Horn (friend of his mother)
  • Marco Wajselfisz (friend of his father)

Abdications and Investitures:




In Memorial:



Unknown:
  • Luisa von Pachmann. Luisa was the widower of Friedrich Leopold Graf zu Stolberg-Stolberg. Luisa lived from 1923-2015, Friedrich died in 2007. 
  • Elisabeth Dennis (1997-2015) was the daughter of Countess Clementine von Ledebur-Wicheln & David Dennis. She was a granddaughter of Mario Heinrich Graf von Ledebur-Wicheln and Maria Valerie Prinzessin von Altenburg & Peter Kirton Dennis & Anne Seward Francis Burrowes. She was 17 years old.
January:

4th:
  • Anneliese Prinzessin von Thurn und Taxis (1922-2015)
23rd:

  • King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques (1924-2015)
24th:
  • Johan Ferner (1928-2015). Johan was the husband of Norway's Princess Astrid, thus a brother-in-law of King Harald V.
June:

1st:
4th:

September

5th:
23rd:
October

5th:

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