Saturday, May 28, 2016

Royal Profile: Sylvana Palma Windsor, The Countess of St. Andrews

Sylvana Palma Windsor, The Countess of St. Andrews was born as Syvanna Palma Tomaselli on 28 May 1957 to Maximilian Tomaselli and Josiane Tomaselli {Source}.


She was born in Canada, and spent her primary educational years there. She moved to England to continue her education. She recieved a BA from UBC and an MA from York University in Ontario, and another MA from Cantab. She was a Fellow at St. John's College, University of Cambridge in 2004 {Source}.She is a founding member of the European Centre for the Philosophy of Gender, Siegen, Germany {Source}. Currently, she is a Directorofs tudiens in History Part 1 and Social and Political Sciences at St. John's College, University of Cambridge{Source}


She has been married twice. The first time was to John Paul Jones in December 1977, which ended in divorce without issue in 1981. She married secondly to George, Earl of St. Andrews on 9 January 1988{Source}. Together, she and The Earl of St. Andrews have the following children{Source}:
  1. Edward Windsor, Lord Downpatrick (1988)
  2. The Lady Mariana-Charlotte Windsor (1992)
  3. The Lady Amelia Windsor (1995)
Due to her being brought up in the Catholic faith and not converting prior to marriage, her husband renounced his rights to the crown. Later on, in their teen years, Lord Downpatrick and The Lady Mariana-Charlotte Windsor also renounced their rights to the throne by converting to Catholicism. The Lady Amelia is currently the only one in succession, in 36th place. However, with the new succession rules in effect, because he just married a Catholic, rather than converting to Catholicism himself, he regained his place in succession in 35th place, followed by his youngest child {Source}.

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