Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Royal Profile: Courtney Bianca Knight

Courtney Bianca Knight was born on 31 May 2007 at Bay Area Hospital, Coos Bay, Oregon, USA as the first child of Richard Knight and Angelica Margaretta Bianca Kreuger {Source}

Her grandmother is one of the five daughters of King Michael I of Romania, making Courtney one of his great-granddaughters {Source}.

According to the official Romanian House website, she and her family are not in line of succession to the throne. However, she is distantly in line for the British throne.

Royal Profile: Felicia van Lippe-Biesterfeld van Vollenhoven

Felicia Juliana Benedicte Barbara van Lippe-Biesterfeld van Vollenhoven was born 31 May 2005 as the  second daughter and youngest child of Prince Mauris of Oranje-Nassau, van Vollenhoven and Princess Marilène of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven{Source}.
She has an older brother and sister {Source}:
  1. Anastasia (Anna) Margriet Joséphine van Lippe-Biesterfeld van Vollenhoven(2001)
  2. Lucas Maurits Pieter Henri van Lippe-Biesterfeld van Vollenhoven (2002)
Her godparents are{Source}:
  1. Prince Constantijn of The Netherlands (her father's cousin)
  2. Prince Floris of Orange-Nassau (paternal uncle)
  3. Barbara Ruding (friend of her parents)
With her great-Aunt Beatrix's abdication in 2013, her family (aside from her grandmother) does not have succession rights any longer. It is likely Felicia and her siblings lead normal lives.

She is named for:
  1. Felicia: likely a name her parents liked, meaning Happy.
  2. Juliana: her great-grandmother, Queen Juliana
  3. Benedicte: not sure, but it means Blessed in Latin...
  4. Barbara: Her godmother, Barbara Rudding
Growing up in The Netherlands, she likely speaks Dutch fluently.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Royal Profile: Lyla Beatrix Christabel Gilman

Lyla Beatrix Christabel Gilman was born 30 May 2010 as the daughter of The Lady Rose Gilman and George Gilman {Source}. She has a younger brother{Source}:

  • Rufus Gilman (2012)

She is currently 32nd in succession for the British throne {Source}. She is one of the few who were in succession at the time of the Succession to the Crown Act 2013 took effect in March 2015  {Source}.  At her birth, she was 25th, and with the birth of her younger brother, cousin Tane , she became 27th {Source}.

It is likely she will not perform any duties to the crown, and only appear at occasional events when she is older. 

Sunday, May 29, 2016

The Royal Recap of the Royals You Love: May 23-29, 2016


-Queen Mathilde attended the Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition on Thursday {Photos}.

-Queen Mathilde & Princess Elisabeth, The Duchess of Brabant attended the Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition Finals on Saturday {Photos}.


-Crown Prince Fredrik & Crown Princess Mary  attended the christening of Prince Oscar of Sweden on Friday {Source}

-Crown Prince Fredrik
 celebrated his 48th birthday on Thursday. On Friday, he became a godfather to Prince Oscar of Sweden  {Source}.
His wife, Crown Princess Mary, is the godmother to Prince Oscar's big sister Princess Estelle.

-Prince Joachim & Princess Marie celebrated their 8th wedding anniversary on Tuesday.

-Princess Marie  attended the Epilepsy Association conference on Friday {Source}


-Prince Louis de Bourbon & Prince Alphonse de Bourbon celebrated their 6th birthday on Saturday.


-Prince Hubertus, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg und Gotha & Princess Kelly, Heredtiary Princess of Saxe-Coburg und Gotha celebrated their 7th wedding anniversary on Monday.

Great Britain

-Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, Sophie, The Countess of Wessex, Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry of Wales, Princess Beatrice of York, Princess Eugenie of York & Prince Michael of Kent attended the annual Chelsea Flower Show Press Day on Monday {Photos}.

-Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Beatrice of York, Princess Eugenie of York, Prince Richard, The Duke of Gloucester & Birigitte, The Duchess of Gloucester attended a garden party on Tuesday {Photos}

-The Prince Charles of Wales visited the Northern Ireland Science Park at Queen’s University Belfast to officially open the University's first Global Research Institute on Monday {Source}.

-The Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, Princess Beatrice of York & Princess Eugenie of York attended the 2016 Not Forgotten Association Garden Party on Thursday {Source}

-Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall attended the wedding of The Lady Charlotte Wellesley to Alejandro Santo Domingo on Saturday {Source}.

-Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge & Prince Harry of Wales took part in the 2016 Audi Polo Challenge on Saturday {Photos}.

-Princess Beatrice of York attended a reception to award the 2016 Oscar’s Book Prize on Monday {Source}

-Sylvana Palma Windsor, The Countess of St. Andrews celebrated her 59th birthday on Saturday.

-Zenouska May Mowatt celebrated her 26th birthday on Thursday. 

-Louis Arthur Nicholas Felix Windsor celebrated his 1st birthday on Friday.

-Tāne Mahuta Lewis celebrated his 4th birthday on Wednesday.


-Prince Amedeo of Savoy-Aosta, Duke of the Abruzzi celebrated his 5th birthday on Tuesday.


-King Abdullah II, Queen Rania, Crown Prince Al Hussein, Prince Hashem & Princess Salma attended Jordan's 70th anniversary of Independence Day celebration on Wednesday {Source}


-Prince Joseph Wenzel  celebrated his 21st birthday on Tuesday.

-Princess Margretha attended the Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition on Saturday {Photos}.

-Prince Mortiz celebrated his 13th birthday on Friday.


-Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene & Louis Robert Paul Ducruet attended the 2016 Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday {Photos}

-Prince Albert II & Princess Charlene attended the draw for the Olympic Qualifying Rugby Sevens Tournament entitled Monaco Sevens  on Monday {Photos}.

-Prince Albert II & Princess Caroline of Hanover attended the celebration of Corpus Christi on Thursday {Photos}

-Prince Albert II & Louis Robert Paul Ducuret attended the 2016 StarTeam For the Children Football match between professional footballers and Grand Prix Racers on Tuesday {Photos}
An insider tells me that Daniel Ducruet and Jazmin Grace Grimaldi were present on the sidelines as well! :) Just trust me on this one. I saw proof of it for myself from a private source,do not ask for it, just trust me.

-Prince Albert II & Jazmin Grace Grimaldi attended the 2016 Monaco Grand Prix Gala on Sunday {Photos}{Photos}

-Prince Albert II held an audience with three-time Grand Prix winner Nico Rosberg on Tuesday {Photos}. On Thursday, Monaco's Sovereign Prince attended a cocktail party to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jakie Stewart's first Grand Prix Win{Photos}.

-Andrea Albert Pierre Casiraghi attended the wedding of The Lady Charlotte Wellesley to Alejandro Santo Domingo on Saturday {Source}.

-Pierre Rainier Stefano Casiraghi participated in the 2016 Riva del Garda (Lake Garda) from Thursday to Sunday {Source}.

-Princess Alexandra of Hanover attended the Monaco Grand Prix Qualifying Session on Saturday {Photos}

-Jazmin Grace Grimaldi attended the Amber Lounge Fashion Show on Friday {Source}

The Netherlands

-Queen Máxima attended the Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition on Wednesday {Photos}.

-Princess Laurentien celebrated her 40th birthday on Wednesday.

-Samuel Berhard Louis van Volenhoven celebrated his 11th birthday on Wednesday.


-Crown Prince Haakon &  Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended the welcoming ceremony of the Polish presidential couple during their State Visit to Norway on Monday {Source}{Photos}. On Friday, the future monarch and consort of Norway attended the christening of Prince Oscar of Sweden {Source}

-Crown Princess Mette-Marit became a godmother to Prince Oscar of Sweden on Friday {Source}.
Her husband, Crown Prince Haakon, is the godfather to Prince Oscar's big sister, Princess Estelle.

-Princess Märtha Louise & Ari Behn celebrated their 14th wedding anniversary on Tuesday.


-King Felipe VI & Queen Letizia opened the 75th edition of the Madrid Book Fair on Friday{Source}. On Saturday, they hosted a reception after the Military Parade on the occasion of the Armed Forces Day{Source}.

-King Felipe VI attended the opening of the spring meeting of the Institute of International Finance on Tuesday {Source}. On Thursday, the Spanish monarch delivered the iberoamerican Graphic Humor Award “Quevedos” 2014 {Source}. On Saturday, he attended the UEAF Champion Leauge Finals between Real Madrid CF and Athletico Madrid {Source}

-Queen Letizia attended the opening of the exhibitation  "Re-knowing the Spanish Heritage in Europe" on Monday {Source}. On Wednesday the Spanish consort attended the opening of the 11th “Language and Journalism” seminar San Millán de la Cogolla{Source}.

-Infanta Elena, The Duchess of Lugo presided over Charity Day for Caritas on Thursday {Source}.

-King Juan Carlos I attended the wedding of The Lady Charlotte Wellesley to Alejandro Santo Domingo on Saturday {Source}.


-King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle, Prince Oscar, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia, Princess Madeline, Christopher Paul O'Neill, Princess Leonore, Prince Nicolas,Princess Margaretha, Mrs. Ambler, Baroness Christina Louise De Geer, Baron Hans De Geer, Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson, Tord Magnuson, Gustaf Magnuson, Vicky Magnuson, Oscar Magnuson, Emma Magnuson, Victor Magnuson, Frida Bergström, Countess Marianne count af Wisborg, Count Bertil af Wisborg , Countess Jill of Wisborg & Dagmar von Arbin attended the christening of Prince Oscar of Sweden on Friday {Source}{Source}.

-King Carl XVI Gustaf attended the Royal Colloquium on Monday,Tuesday and Wednesday {Source}{Source}{Source}. On Thursday the Swedish monarch held an audience with the Syrian Catholic Church His Holiness Patriarch Ignatius Joseph III Younan and awarded the 2016 Crafoord Prize{Source}{Source}

-Queen Silvia opened the 9th Nordic Conference on child abuse and neglect on Monday {Source}On Tueseday, the Swedish consort visited the plenary hall of the regional parliament and recieved the
Benedict Prize {Source}.

-Crown Princess Victoria presided over a meeting of the board of directors of the Princess Margareta's Landstormsvägen Fund on Wednesday {Source}

-Prince Daniel held an audience with the Happy Hudik ensemble on Monday {Source}

-Princess Madeleine & T. Oscar Frederik Magnuson became a godparents to Prince Oscar of Sweden on Friday {Source}.

-Prince Oscar Carl Olof was christened on Friday {Source}. The following were named as his godparents:
  1. Princess Madeleine Thérèse Amelie Josephine of Sweden, The Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland (maternal aunt)
  2. Tord Oscar Frederik Magnuson (maternal 1st cousin 1x removed)
  3. Crown Prince Fredrik André Henrik Christian of Denmark, Count of Monpezat (maternal 2nd cousin 1x removed)
  4. Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway (friend of his mother’s who’s husband is his 3rd cousin 2x removed via Oscar II of Sweden)
  5. Hans Åström (paternal 1st cousin 1x removed and World Champion Bandy Player)

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}.

Royal Profile: Prince Louis de Bourbon

Prince Louis de Bourbon was born 28 May 2010 as the twin son of The Duke and Duchess of Anjou {Source}. He has a twin brother and an older sister{Source}:
  1. Princess Eugénie de Bourbon (2007)
  2. Prince Alphonse de Bourbon (2010)

At birth, he was given the title Duke of Burgundy. His godparents were Arancha Martínez-Bordíu and Francisco D'Agostino.

Given the fact he and his family are members of pretending throne, little to nothing is known about him. As the elder of the twins, he is the current Dauphin of France and should succeed his father as the head of the House of Bourbon.

Royal Profile: Prince Alphonse de Bourbon

Prince Alphonse de Bourbon was born 28 May 2010 as the twin son of The Duke and Duchess of Anjou {Source}. He has an older sister, and a twin brother{Source}:
  1. Princess Eugenie de Bourbon (2007)
  2. Prince Louis de Bourbon (2010)
At birth, he was given the title Duke of Berry. His godparents were Amparo Corell de Trenor baroness de Alacuas & Lorenzo Perales.

Given the fact he and his family are members of pretending throne, little to nothing is known about him.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Rolyal Profile:Louis Arthur Nicholas Felix Windsor

Louis Arthur Nicholas Felix Windsor was born 27 May 2015 as the third son and youngest child of  Lord Nicholas Windsor with his wife, Lady Nicolas Windsor (aka Paola Louise Marica Doimi de Lupis) {Source}. He has two older brothers {Source}:
  1. Albert Louis Philip Edward Windsor (2007)
  2. Leopold Ernest Augustus Guelph Windsor (2009)
Little Louis is currently not in succession due to being Roman Catholic {Source}. If he were in succesion, he would be no higher than 42nd place as of May 2016. 

It is likely he will live a fairly normal life.

Royal Profile: Prince Moritz of Liechtenstein

Prince Moritz Emanuel Maria of Liechtenstein was born 27 May 2003 in New York City, and is the eldest son of Prince Constantin and Princess Marie{Source}. He has two younger siblings{Source}:
  1. Princess Georgina Maximiliane Tatjana Maria of Liechtenstein (2005)
  2. Prince Benedikt Ferdinand Hubertus Maria of Liechtenstein (2008)

He is presently 8th in line for the throne after two uncles, four cousins and his father.

The new teenager is likely kept from the limelight due to his distance to the throne and young age.

In 2012, he joined the rest of the Princely family to celebrate Liechtenstein's National Day {Photos}.

It is likely that he speaks German, as it is the official language of Liechtenstein.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Royal Profile: Zenouska May Mowatt

Zenouska May Mowatt was born 26 May 1990 as the only daughter and elder child of Paul Julian Mowatt and Marina Victoria Alexandra Ogilvy {Source}. She is the granddaughter of Rt. Sir Angus James Robert Bruce Ogilvy and Princess Alexandra of Kent {Source}. Currently, she is 55th in line for the British throne, after the immediate family of reining monarch, The Gloucester family, her great-uncle (The Duke of Kent) and his family, her grandmother, uncle, two cousins, mother and brother {Source}.

Little is known about her, nor does she hold any official role within the monarchy. As of 2003, she was attending St. George's School, Windsor Castle{Source}. Like most 20-somethings, she is active in social media, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (NO,do not even think about asking). She is claimed to be good friends with Princess Beatrice of York and Princess Eugenie of York. As children, they were often seen together, mostly with Sarah, Duchess of York {Photos}.

Since graduating school, she has taken up work experience with the office of Sarah, Duchess of York, and currently works as a manager for the company French Sole {Source}.

While Mowatt holds no offical role like that of her grandmother, she does occasionally attend royal events such as Trooping of Colour and royal weddings. On 5 January 2005, she was at her grandmother's side when they attended her grandfather's funeral services {Photos}. In 2013, she attended the Launch of The Beulah London / French Sole Collaboration at George Club {Source}, and arrived with her grandmother for the Queen's annual Christmas luncheon {Photos}. She appeared at the Trooping of Colour at least once, in 2005 {Source}.

Royal Profile: Crown Prince Fredrik of Denmark

Crown Frederik André Henrik Christian of Denmark, Count of Monpezat was born on 26 May 1968, the elder of two sons to Queen Margrethe II & Prince Henrik of Denmark {Source}. He is first in line to succeed to the throne and is the regent when HM The Queen is out of the country {Source}.

He was christened at Holmens Kirke (the naval church) on 24 June 1968{Source}.His godparents were{Source}:
  1. Prince Georg of Denmark (his maternal 3rd cousin 1x removed) 
  2. Queen Anne-Marie of The Hellenes (his maternal aunt)
  3. Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte of Luxembourg
  4. Maximilien de Watteville-Berckheim, Baron de Watteville-Berckheim
  5. Count Etienne de Laborde de Monpezat
  6. Mrs Birgitta Juel Hillingsø
He was confirmed on 28 May 1981{Source}.

He has several godchildren of his own:
  1. Count Gregers Carl Preben Ahlefeldt-Laurvig-Bille (1995)
  2. Prince Constantine-Alexios of Greece and Denmark (1998, his maternal cousin 1x removed)
  3. Prince Nikolai William Alexander Frederik of Denmark (1999, his nephew)
  4. Countess Ingrid Alexandra Irma Astrid Benedikte von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth (2003, his maternal 1st cousin 1x removed)
  5. Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway (2004, his 3rd cousin 1x removed through Frederick VIII of Denmark)
  6. Rosemarie Heering (2005)
  7. India Handwerk (2006)
  8. Countess Ingeborg Wilhelmine Alexandrine Wedell-Wedellsborg (2015)
  9. Prince Oscar Carl Olof of Sweden, The Duke of Skåne (2016, his maternal 2nd cousin 1x removed via King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden)

Denmark's future King attended the Krebs' Skole from 1974-1981. His early years (1974-1976), he was associated with the school via a private tutor {Source}. During the 1982-1983 school year, the future Danish King attended École des Roches in Normandy, France {Source}. In 1986, the Crown Prince graduated from Øregaard Gymnasium{Source}. In 1995, he graduated from the University of Aarhus with a MSc (Political science) {Source}. He also studied at Harvard University during the 1992-1993 school year{Source}.

The Crown Prince has an extensive international business background{Source}. In 1994, the young prince served at the Danish UN Mission and was posted at the Royal Danish Embassy in Paris as a first Secretary of the Embassy{Source}.

The future monarch of Denmark also has an extensive military background. He has taken part in several training courses in the Danish military{Source}. Crown Prince Frederik’s military education began in 1986 as a recruit in the Queen’s Life Guard Regiment{Source}. In 1988, he was appointed as a lieutenant of the reserve{Source}. After obtaining that rank, the Crown Prince became a platoon commander in the Royal Danish Hussar Guard Regiment in 1988{Source}. In 1989, he was appointed as a first lieutenant of the reserve{Source}. The Crown Prince completed frogman training with the Royal Danish Navy Frogman Corps in 1995{Source}. The same year, the Crown Prince was appointed as a first lieutenant of the reserve (navy), and he was appointed as a lieutenant commander of the reserve (navy) in 1997{Source}. Also in 1997, the Crown Prince was appointed as a captain of the reserve (army), and in 2000, he was appointed as a captain of the reserve (air force){Source}. Between 2001 and 2002, the Crown Prince completed further training step II for leaders at the Royal Danish Defense College, and in 2002, he was appointed as a major of the reserve (army and air force) as well as a commander (navy){Source}. In 2002 and 2003, Crown Prince Frederik served as a staff officer at Defense Command Denmark, and he also became a senior lecturer with the Institute of Strategy at the Royal Danish Defense College in 2003{Source}. In April 2004, the Crown Prince was appointed as a commander,senior grade in the navy, lieutenant colonel in the army and lieutenant colonel in the air force{Source}.

As a future world leader, the Crown Prince of Denmark speaks many languages {Source}. His native tongue is Danish {Source}. He also speaks his father's native tongue, French {Source}. He also speaks English and German {Source}.

The Prince has participated in numerous expeditions. In 1986, he participated in an expedition to Mongolia {Source}. In 2000, he participated in "Expedition Sirius 2000" (a 4 month 2795 KM dog-sled expedition in the northern part of Greenland) {Source}{Source}.

He met his future bride, Mary, at an Australian pub during the 2000 Sydney Olympics{Source}. They were wed on 14 May 2004 in Copenhagen Cathedral{Source}. Together, they have four children:
  1. Prince Christian Valdemar Henri Jean of Denmark, Count of Monpezat (2005)
  2. Princess Isabella Henrietta Ingrid Margrethe of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat (2007)
  3. Prince Vincent Frederik Minik Alexander of Denmark, Count of Monpezat (2011)
  4. Princess Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat (2011)

Today, the future monarch resides with his family at the Chancellery House at Fredensborg Palace and also in Frederik VIII's Palace at Amalienborg Palace {Source}.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Royal Profile:Tāne Mahuta Lewis

Tāne Mahuta Lewis was born 25 May 2012 as the youngest child of Gary Lewis and The Lady Davina Lewis{Source}. He has two older siblings{Source}:

  1. Ari Lewis (paternal half brother, 1992)
  2. Senna Lewis (full sister, 2010)

 Through his mother he is the maternal grandson of The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester {Source}.

As of 2015, Lewis is 30th in line for the throne after his mother and elder sister {Source}.

He resides in New Zealand with his family, but makes frequent trips back to the United Kingdom for family vacations, official events and to visit his maternal grandparents.

Royal Profile: Samuel van Vollenhoven

Samuel Bernhard Louis van Vollenhoven was born 25 May 2004 as the second child of Prince Bernhard van Oranje-Nassau, van Vollenhoven & Princess Annette van Oranje-Nassau, van Vollenhoven {Source}. He has one older sister, and a younger brother {Source}:

  1. Miss Isabella Lily Juliana van Vollenhoven (2002)
  2. Master Benjamin Pieter Floris van Vollenhoven(2008)
His godparents are {Source}{Source}:
  1. Princess Margriet (paternal grandmother)
  2. Prince Pieter-Christiaan of Oranje-Nassau, van Vollenhoven (paternal uncle)
  3. Marjolein Sekrève (maternal aunt?)
  4. Diederik de Rooy

His parents mostly lead private lives, therefore it is likely safe to assume so does Samuel, and he will continue to do so. His father is a first cousin of the current Dutch King, and with his great-aunt Beatrix's abdication in 2013, his father lost his rights to the throne, however, his grandmother remains in line of succession.

Royal Profile: 40 Facts about Princess Laurentien of The Netherlands

  1. Petra Laurentien Brinkhorst now known as Princess Laurentien of The Netherlands was born on 25 May 1966 {Source}
  2. She is the daughter of Laurens Jan Brinkhorst and Jantien Brinkhorst-Heringa {Source}.
  3. She attended school in The Netherlands, and in Japan{Source}
  4. She received her Baccalauréat from Lycée français in Japan{Source}
  5. She studied history at Groningen University{Source}, earning a foundations degree in 1986{Source}
  6. She then attended Queen Mary College, London University, where she studied political science in 1989{Source}
  7. In 1991, she earned a Master of Journalism from the University of California at Berkeley{Source}.
  8. She holds a bachelor's Degree in Political Science and a masters in Journalism.
  9. The engagement of Prince Constantijn and Laurentien Brinkhorst was announced on 16 December 2000{Source}.
  10. She married Prince Constantijn on 17 May 2001 {Source}. 
  11. Together, they have three children{Source}:
    1. Countess Eloise of Oranje-Nassau, Jonkvrouwe van Amsberg (2002)
    2. Count Claus-Casimir of Oranje-Nassau, Jonkheer van Amsberg(2003)
    3. Countess Leonore of Oranje-Nassau, Jonkvrouwe van Amsberg (2006)
  12. In addition to her royal duties, she works as a freelance communications consultant {Source}. 
  13. Since 2008, she has worked for the European Climate Foundation {Source}.
  14. In 2009, she set up the Missing Chapter Foundation{Source}.
  15. One of the Princess's major causes involved the environment and environmental issues{Source}. 
  16. She is actively involved with the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature), especially with their "Rewildingn Europe" initiative{Source}.
  17. On 1 November 2012, she was appointed President of Fauna & Flora International (FFI){Source}{Source
  18. A second major cause for the princess is promoting literacy{Source}. 
  19. She is chair of the Stichting Lezen & Zchrijven {Source}. 
  20. On 24 March 2009, Princess Laurentien was designated UNESCO Special Envoy on Literacy for Development {Source}.
  21.  Since 1 February 2011 the Princess has been Chair of the European Commission's High Level Group on Literacy {Source}.
  22. She is patron of the Dutch Listening & Braile Library (NLBB)
  23. She is patron on  the Dutch language society Genootschap Onze Taal
  24. She is Honorary Chair of the Association of Public Libraries.
  25. She is a President of Fauna & Flora International (FFI).
  26. She is also a President of the European Cultural Foundation.
  27. For a time, she and her family resided in Brussels, while now they have moved back to The Netherlands.
  28. She has one brother.
  29. Her middle name, Laurentien is a protmanteau of her parents names- Laurens & Jantien.
  30. She is the daughter-in-law of Princess Beatrix of The Netherlands & Prince Claus.
  31. Through her husband, she is a sister-in-law to:
    1. King Williem-Alexander I of The Netherlands
      1. Queen Maxima of The Netherlands
    2. Prince Friso of Oranje-Nassau
      1. Princess Mabel van Oranje-Nassau
  32. Through Prince Constantijn, she is the aunt of five nieces:
    1. Princess Catharina-Amalia of Oranje (2003, Williem-Alexander & Maxima)
    2. Countess Emma Luana van Oranje-Nassau, Jonkvrouwe van Amsberg (2005, Friso & Mabel)
    3. Princess Alexia of The Netherlands (2005, Williem-Alexander & Maxima)
    4. Countess Joanna Zaria van Orange-Nassau, Jonkvrouwe van Amsberg (2006, Friso & Mabel)
    5. Princess Ariane of The Netherlands (2007, Williem-Alexander & Maxima)
  33. She shares a birthday with:
    1. Samuel Bernhard Louis van Vollenhoven (2005) (her husband's 1st cousin 1x removed)
    2. Tāne Mahuta Lewis (2012)(UK, son of The Lady Davina Lewis & 30th in British succession)
  34. She is a godmother to:
    1. Leah Isadora Behn
  35. She speaks Dutch, and probably French, and English fluently.
  36. Due to her years in Japan, she may also speak some Japanese.
  37. She appears to be close with her sisters-in-law, Queen Maxima & Princess Mabel and mother-in-law, Princess Beatrix.
  38. Her life path number is 7.
  39. Her star sign is Gemini.
  40. In October 2014 questions were raised in the Dutch parliament about the illiteracy organization she was running about the expensive parties and prime location of the office of the organization. Furthermore, her own children books appear to have been promoted through the subsidized organization.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Royal Profile: Prince Joseph Wenzel of Liechtenstein

Prince Joseph Wenzel Maximilian Maria of Liechtenstein was born 24 May 1995 as the eldest child of Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein & Hereditary Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein {Source}. The young prince has two younger brothers and a younger sister{Source}:
  1. Princess Marie Caroline (1996)
  2. Prince Georg (1999)
  3. Prince Nikolaus (2000)
His name comes from ancestors mostly{Source}:
  1. Joseph Wenzel: For his ancestor, Josef Wenzel, Reigning Prince of Liechtenstein from 1712-1718 and 1748-1772
  2. Maximillian: for his maternal grandfather, Prince Max, Duke in Bravia & paternal uncle (and godfather), Prince Maximillian
  3. Maria: in accordance with Roman Catholic royalty traditions, in honor of the Virgin Mary.
As of 2013, he was attending Malvern College in England, where he had just been joined by his sister Princess Marie-Caroline {Source}{Source}. It is likely that Joesph Wenzel recieved his A-Levels in 2014.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

The Royal Recap of the Royals You Love: May 16-22, 2016


-King Philippe, Queen Mathilde, Princess Elisabeth, The Duchess of Brabant, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel & Princess Eléonore attended a welcoming ceremony for the official state visit of King Abdullah II of Jordan & Queen Rania of Jordan on Wednesday {Photos}

-King Philippe & Queen Mathilde attended an official state dinner in honor of King Abdullah II & Queen Rania of Jordan's State Visit on Wednesday {Photos}

-Prince Amedeo, Archduke of Austria-Este & Archduchess Elisabetta of Austria-Este welcomed their first child on Tuesday {Source}.

-Archduchess Anna Astrid of Austria-Este was born on Tuesday  {Source}.
Archduchess Anna Astrid of Austria-Este is the first child of Prince Amedeo, Archduke of Austria-Este & Archduchess Elisabetta of Austria-Este and is named for her father's great grandmothers (deux grands grandmeres =two great grandmothers), Princess Anne d'Orleans and Princess Astrid of Sweden (who her paternal grandmother is also named after). Anna Astrid does not hold the title Princess of Belgium under the new title rules imposed by her great uncle, but is currently in 7th position in succession after her four 1st cousins 1x removed, grandmother, and father.

-Leopoldo Daniel Moncada celebrated his 15th birthday on Saturday.


-Crown Prince Fredrik & Crown Princess Mary hosted a dinner for international gallery owners from ‘Art Basel’ on Thursday {Photos}

-Crown Princess Mary attended the opening of the Women Deliver Conference on Monday through Wednesday {Photos}{Photos}


-Prince Hubertus, Herditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg und Gotha & Princess Kelly, Hereditary Princess of Saxe-Coburg und Gotha celebrated their 7th wedding anniversary on Saturday.

Great Britain

-Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince Charles of Wales & Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall attended the State Opening of Parliament on Wednesday {Photos}

-Queen Elizabeth II paid a visit to the Duke of Lancaster Regiment on Tuesday {Source}

-Sophie, The Countess of Wessex officially opened a school for autistic children & visited Cogges Manor Farm on Thursday {Source}.

-Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge visited Land Rover BAR And The 1851 Trust on Friday {Photos}

-Princess Beatrice of York attended the 2016 Whitney Museum Gala & Studio Party on Tuesday {Photos}

-Peter Mark Andrew Philips & Autumn Patricia Kelly Philips celebrated their 8th wedding anniversary on Tuesday.

-The Lady Cosima Rose Alexandra Windsor celebrated her 6th birthday on Friday. 


-Crown Prince Pavlos celebrated his 49th birthday on Friday.


-King Abdullah II & Queen Ranina attended to a State Visit to Belgium from Tuesday to Thursday {Photos}{Photos}. On Sunday, they attended Crown Prince Hussein's Georgetown University graduation{Source}

-Crown Prince Hussein graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in International History on Sunday {Source}

-Princess Ayah bint Al-Faisal & Mohammad Talal Halawani celebrated their 2nd wedding anniversary on Sunday.

-Prince Rashid bin El Hassan celebrated his 37th birthday on Friday.


-Prince Maximilian celebrated his 47th birthday on Monday.

-Prince Alfons celebrated his 15th birthday on Wednesday.

-Prince Benedikt celebrated his 8th birthday on Wednesday.


-Jonkvrouw Leticia de Massy de Brouwer celebrated her 45th birthday on Monday.


-King Harald V, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, Prince Sevrre Magnus & Princess Astrid, Mrs. Ferner attended the Norway National Day celebrations on Tuesday {Photos}. On Thursday, the attended the opening of The Princess Ingrid Alexandra Sculpture Park {Photos}.

The Netherlands

-Queen Maxima & Princess Mabel van Oranje-Nassau attended the Women Deliver Conference on Wednesday {Photos}{Photos}

-Queen Maxima celebrated her 45th birthday on Tuesday.

-Prince Constantijn & Princess Laurentien celebrated their 14th wedding anniversary on Thursday.


-King Felipe VI & Queen Letizia  attend a Religious Mass of tribute and remembrance of the victims of the earthquakes that took place in April in Ecuador on Tuesday {Photos}. On Sunday, the royal pair celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary.

-Don Luis Beltrán Ataúlfo Alfonso Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón celebrated his 43rd birthday on Friday.

Sorry about the delay with this, this week....my computer was down a couple of days, but its back up and running ,for the time being. Now to spend the next few days catching up on articles! :)

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Royal Profile: Leopoldo Daniel Moncada

Leopoldo Daniel Moncada was born 21 May 2001 in London, England, as the second child and son of Princess Marie-Esmeralda of Belgium and Salvador Enrique Moncada {Source}. He has an older sister {Source}:
  1. Alexandra Leopoldine Moncada (1998)
Through his mother, he is a half-cousin of the current King of the Belgians, King Philippe as King Albert II is Marie-Esmeralda's half brother. He is also related to Grand Duke Henri as Grand Duke Henri's mother is Leopold's mother's eldest half sibling.

Moncada does not have succession rights or perform any public duties, therefore not much is known about him and it is likely he lives a fairly normal life with his family in either Honduras (where his father originated from), England (where he and his sister were born and their parents married) or Belgium (where his mother is a princess and his half-cousin is the king).

Friday, May 20, 2016

Royal Profile: The Lady Cosima Windsor

The Lady Cosima Rose Alexandra Windsor was born 20 May 2010, the younger of two children of Alexander Windsor, Earl of Ulster and Claire, Countess of Ulster {Source}. She has one older brother:
  1. Xan Windsor, Lord Culloden (2007)

She is one of 6 grandchildren of The Duke & Duchess of Gloucester.

The little girl is presently 27th in line for the British Throne{Source}.

Due to her age, and distance to the throne, little is known about her and she is primarily kept from the public eye. Her father works as a Director of Transnational Crisis Project and is a former British Army officer {Source} Her mother is a doctor. 

Royal Profile: Prince Rashid bin El Hassan of Jordan

Prince Rashid bin El Hassan of Jordan was born on 20 May 1979 as the son of Prince Hassan bin Talal and Princess Sarvath El Hassan.

He was educated in Jordan and the United Kingdom. He began his education at Amman Baccalaureate School, before heading off to England. In England, he first attened Port Regis School, before going for his GCSE's at Harrow School. He attended the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. He also attended the University of Cambridge, earning at B.A. Hons. in Oriental Studies.

Upon graduation, he returned to Jordan to begin a career in the Jordanian Armed Forces. He also undertook several military courses in the mid-1990s. In addition to his military career, he also has found time for charity work. He is or was part of the following organizations:
  1. Jordan Amateur Boxing Association (Head, 1999-2007)
  2. The Hasemite Charitable Organization (Chairman of the Board of Trustees, 2002-Present)
  3. Jordan Polo Team (Captain, 2005-Present)
  4. Cooperative Monitoring Center Amman (Chairman, 2006-Present)
  5. Jordan Taekondo Federation (President, 2007-Present)

His engagement to Miss Zeina Shaban was announced on 3 July 2010. They were married just over a year later, on 22 July 2011. Together, they have two children:
  • Prince Hassan bin Al-Rashid of Jordan (2013)
  • Prince Talal bin Al-Rashid of Jordan (2016)
Prince Rashid bin El Hassan is currently 16th in line for the throne, and his cousin is currently the King of Jordan.

Royal Profile: Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece, Prince of Denmark

Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece, Prince of Denmark was born in Athens on 20 May, 1967 as the second child of King Constantine & Queen Anne-Marie of The Hellenes {Source}. At seven months old, he moved with his family to Rome, before settling in London in 1974{Source}. 

His education began in England, finished in the United States. He attended the Hellenic College that was founded by his parents{Source}.The Crown Prince graduated the United World College in 1986 Prince Pavlos graduated the Georgetown School of Foreign Service in international relations, Law and Organisation in 1993 and the Georgetown Masters School of Foreign Service with a Masters Degree in Foreign Relations and Economics - specializing in Eastern Europe and the Balkans{Source}.

After finishing at UWC, he went on to serve as a Lieutenant in the British Army{Source}. He completed his officer training at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst and was awarded the position of Commandant' Stick Orderly{Source}.. He was then awarded a Short Service Commission in the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, where he served for three years{Source}.

Between 1995 and 1997, Crown Prince Pavlos was employed by the Charles R. Weber Company Inc. in the operation and marketing departments{Source}. In February 1997, he co-founded Griphon Asset Management, an alternative investment fund-of-funds{Source}. In November 1998, he co-founded Ivory Capital Group LLC, an investment firm dedicated to managing private investment partnerships, which include a fundamental value based hedge fund and a fund-of-funds{Source}.

In 2002 he co-founded Ortelius Capital Partners LLC, an alternative asset management group specializing in hedge funds, while in 2003 he co-founded Brigantine, a value based equity fund{Source}.

Crown Prince Pavlos married Marie-Chantal Miller, (HRH Crown Princess Marie-Chantal), in London, in 1995{Source}.

They have 5 children, all of who bear the style HRH Prince/ss of Greece & Denmark {Source}.:
  1. Princess Maria-Olympia (1996)
  2. Prince Constantine-Alexios (1998)
  3. Prince Achileas-Andreas (1999)
  4. Prince Odysseas-Kimon (2004)
  5. Prince Aristidis-Stavros (2008).

Crown Prince Pavlos and his family currently reside in London{Source}.

The Crown Prince of Greece is active on the internet, maintaining his own site and twitter account. You can follow HRH Crown Prince Pavlos' blog, AGORA, hosted on the online magazine Periscope Post, and on twitter (@pavlosgr1){Source}.

Royal Profile: Don Luis Beltrán Ataúlfo Alfonso Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón

Don Luis Beltrán Ataúlfo Alfonso Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón was born 20 May 1973 as the second to youngest child of Infanta Pilar of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz, Dowager Viscountess de la Torre and Don Luis Gómez-Acebo y Duque de Estrada, Viscount de la Torre (1934-1991) {Source}. He has the following siblings, siblings-in-law and nieces and nephews{Source}:

  1. Doña María de Fátima Simoneta Luisa Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón (1968) 
    1. Don José Miguel Fernández-Sastrón (1959, m. 1990, div 2012) 
      1. Luis Juan Fernández-Sastrón y Gómez-Acebo (1991) 
      2. Pablo Fernández-Sastrón y Gómez-Acebo (1995) 
      3. María de las Mercedes Fernández-Sastrón y Gómez-Acebo (2000) 
  2. Don Juan Filiberto Nicolás Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón, Viscount de la Torre (1969) 
    1. Winston Holmes Carney (m. 2011) 
      1. Nicolás Gómez-Acebo y Carney (2013) 
  3. Don Bruno Alejandro Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón (1971) 
    1. Bárbara Cano y de la Plaza (m. 2002) 
      1. Alejandro Juan Gómez-Acebo y Cano (2004) 
      2. Guillermo Gómez-Acebo y Cano 2005) 
      3. Álvaro Gómez-Acebo y Cano (2011) 
  4. Don Fernando Humberto Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón (1974) 
    1. Mónica Martín Luque in Madrid (m. 2004-2013) 

Not much is known about his upbringing, but it was likely pretty normal. He married Laura Ponte y Martinez in September 2004. Together, they have two children, twins:

  1. Luis Felipe Gómez-Acebo y Ponte (2005) 
  2. Laura Gómez-Acebo y Ponte (2005) 

Luis and Laura separated in 2009, and officially divorced in 2011. He married for a second time to Andrea Pascual Vicenes on 27 February 2016.

It is likely that Luis leads a fairly normal life as he is not considered part of succession. If he was he wouldn't be any higher than 22nd place.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Royal Profile: Prince Benedikt of Liechtenstein

Prince Benedikt of Liechtenstein was born 18 May 2008, the 2nd son of Prince Constantin and Princess Marie. He was born in Vienna, Austria. He has an older sister and brother, Prince Mortz and Princess Georgina.

He is presently 9th in line for the throne of Liechtenstein after his two uncles, four cousins, father and brother.

It is likely that the 8-year-old speaks German, the official language of Liechtenstein.

Other than this, not much is known about him.

Royal Profile: Prince Alfons of Liechtenstein

Prince Alfons of Liechtenstein was born 18 May 2001 in London as the only child of Prince Maximilian & Princess Angela {Source}. He is a grandson of Prince Hans-Adam II & Princess Marie, thus is presently 6th in line for the throne of Liechtenstein {Source}.

On his 7th birthday, his cousin Prince Benedikte was born {Source}. One of his godparents is his paternal uncle, Prince Constantin of Liechtenstein{Source}.

Due to the privacy of the Princely Family, not too much is known about them. It is likely that he speaks German, the official language of Liechtenstein.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Royal Profile: 45 Facts About Queen Máxima of The Netherlands

  1. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands was born 17 May 1971, in Buenos Aires, Argentina{Source}.
  2. She is the daughter of Jorge Horacio Zorreguieta Stefanini  and his second wife María del Carmen Cerruti Carricart (b. 1944){Source}. 
  3. She is the eldest of the children of Jorge and Maria. However, she is not her father's eldest child.
  4. She has  three half-sisters by her father's first wife Marta López Gil{Source}:
    1. María Zorreguieta López (1956)
    2. Ángeles Zorreguieta López (1958)
    3. Dolores Zorreguieta López (1965)
  5. She is a half-sister in law to:
    1.  Adrián Vilov (Maria)
    2. Harmond Grad Lewis (Dolores)
  6. She also has two brothers and a younger sister {Source}:
    1. Martín Zorreguieta Cerruti (1972)
    2. Juan Zorreguieta Cerruti (1982)
    3. Inés Zorreguieta Cerruti (1984)
  7. She is a sister-in-law to:
    1. Mariana Andrés(Martin)
    2. Andrea Wolf (m. 2014, Juan)
  8. Through her own siblings, she is an aunt to:
    1. Ana Vojnov Zorreguieta (1996) 
  9. She attended Northlands School {Source}. 
  10. She also attended Universidad Católica Argentina{Source}. 
  11. She graduated with a degree in Economics in 1995{Source}. 
  12. She worked as an investment banker after graduating{Source}.
  13. She worked for large international Finance companies in Argentina, New York and Europe{Source}.
  14. She has worked in Argentina, The United States and Belgium {Source}
  15. She met the heir to the Dutch throne when they were both attending the Seville Spring Fair: "Feria de abril de Sevilla" in 1999{Source}.
  16.  At the time, she was unaware that he was a prince, as he had introduced himself as simply, Alexander{Source}. 
  17. Apparently, when Alexander confessed that he was a prince, she thought he was joking{Source}!
  18.  After their initial meeting, they agreed to meet again in New York City, where she was working at the time{Source}. 
  19. Their relationship and eventual marriage plans were not met without controversy due to her father's involvement with the Argentine government. 
  20. Thus, when she and her prince married in Amsterdam on 2 February 2002, her parents were not among the guests.
  21. However, her parents did attend the christening of their granddaughters. 
  22. They were not allowed at the wedding due to it being an official state occasion, while the christenings were considered private.
  23. On her 30th birthday (2001, shortly before the wedding), she was granted dual Argentine and Dutch Citizenship by royal decree.
  24. By Royal Decree on 25 January 2002, upon the solemnization of marriage Máxima Zorreguieta was taken up into the Dutch nobility and the title Princess of the Netherlands and Princess of Orange-Nassau, and the predicate Royal Highness, were formally granted to her{Source}. 
  25. By Royal Decree nr. 42 of 25 January 2002, the Princess was granted her own personal coat of arms and a personal standard{Source}.
  26. On 13 May 2011 the Dutch parliament confirmed that when the Prince of Orange ascends the throne, Princess Máxima will take the style and title of Her Majesty The Queen of the Netherlands{Source}.
  27. Rather than converting to the Reformed Dutch Church upon marriage, she remained Roman Catholic, agreeing that any of their children would be raised within the religion of the Dutch Royal Family.
  28. Together, they have three daughters who are:
    1. Princess Catharina-Amalia Beatrix Carmen Victoria of Oranje (2003) 
    2. Princess Alexia Juliana Marcela Laurentien of The Netherlands (2005) 
    3. Princess Ariane Wilhelmina Máxima Inés of The Netherlands (2007) 
  29. She is a godmother to:
    1. Countess Sophie Philippa Máxima Walburga Marie of Waldburg-Zeil (2000)
    2. Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway (2005) {Source}
    3. Countess Leonore van Orange-Nassau, Jonkvrouwe van Amsberg (her niece, 2006) 
  30. Queen Maxima is active in rights for women and migrants to The Netherlands{Source}. 
  31. Her native touge is Spanish.
  32. Once she became engaged to the future King of The Netherlands, she quickly set out to learn the language-Dutch.
  33. She speaks fluent English, Dutch and Spanish. 
  34. She is often acting as a representative of The Netherlands at conference around the world{Source}.
  35. Her astrological sign is Taurus.
  36. Her life path number is 4.
  37. She is  good friends with Princess Charlene of Monaco {Source}.
  38. She is also close with Queen Mathilde {Source}.
  39. She initially didn't tell her family much about her new boyfriend-a little here and there, until there was noting to say but "He's a Prince of The Netherlands" {Source}.
  40. She enjoys dancing and singing {Source}.
  41. She supports gay rights {Source}.
  42. She is the daughter-in-law of Princess Beatrix and Prince Claus of The Netherlands.
  43. She is the sister-in-law of:
    1. Prince Friso of Oranje-Nassau (1968-2013)
    2. Prince Constantijn  of The Netherlands (1969)
  44. Through her brothers-in-law, she is also a sister-in-law to:
    1. Princess Mabel van Oranje-Nassau
    2. Princess Laurentien of The Netherlands
  45. Through her husband, she is an aunt to:
    1. Countess Eloise of Oranje-Nassau, Jonkvrouwe van Amsberg (2002)
    2. Count Claus-Casimir Bernhard Marius Max van Oranje-Nassau, Jonkheer van Amsberg (2003)
    3. Countess Leonore van Oranje-Nassau, Jonkvrouwe van Amsberg (2006)
    4. Countess Emma Luana Ninette Sophie van Orange-Nassau, Jonkvrouwe van Amsberg (2005)
    5. Countess Joanna Zaria Nicoline Milou van Orange-Nassau, Jonkvrouwe van Amsberg (2006)

Monday, May 16, 2016

Royal Profile: Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein

Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein was born on 16 May 1969, the second son of Prince Hans-Adam II and Princess Marie of Liechtenstein{Source}.

He attended Gymnasium Grammar School in Vaduz, Liechtensten. He attended the European Business School, where he graduated in 1993{Source}. Afterward, he attended Harvard Business School, where he completed an MBA in 1998{Source}.

He has a background mostly working for financial companies, including Chase Capital Partners and Industrie Kapital{Source}. In 2003, he serves as a manager for the German office of JP Morgan Partners. As of 2006, he is CEO of the Liechtenstein Global Trust{Source}

He was married in January 2000 to Angela Brown. Together, they have one son:
  • Prince Alfons Constantin Maria of Liechtenstein (2001)

Royal Profile: 45 Facts about Jonkvrouw Leticia de Massy de Brouwer

  1. Jonkvrouw Leticia de Massy de Brouwer was born 16 May 1971 {Source}. 
  2. She  is the only daughter of Christian de Massy with his first marriage to María Marta Quintana y del Carril {Source}. 
  3. She has also been the stepdaughter of{Source}:
    1. Anne Michele Lütken (1982-1987)
    2. Julia Lakschin (1992-1995)
    3. Cécile Gelabale (1995-present, she is the mother of Leticia's brothers)
  4. She has two brothers, one adopted and the other is a half brother{Source}: 
    1. Brice  Souleyman Gelabale-de Massy (adopted stepbrother, 1987, her father adopted him in 1997)
    2. Antoine de Massy (1997) 
  5. She married Jonkheer Thomas de Brouwer on 3 September 2006 {Source}. 
  6. Together, they have fraternal twins{Source}:
    1. Jonkvrouw Rose de Brouwer (2008) 
    2. Jonkheer Sylvestre de Brouwer (2008) 
  7. She has two stepdaughters from her husband's marriage to Baronne Ludwine de Fierlant Dormer {Source}:
    1. Jonkvrouw Liliah de Brouwer (2001)
    2. Jonkvrouw Hermine de Brouwer (2003)
  8. She, her father, brothers and children do not have claims to the throne anymore since the death of Prince Rainier. 
  9. In the unlikely scenario that Prince Rainer's descendants die out, the National Council could elect her or one of her children as a direct Grimaldi descendant to the throne. 
  10. If they were in succession, she would be no higher than 13th in succession following her younger brother, Antoine.
  11. Like the rest of her family, she makes rare appearances on behalf of the Princely family. Even rarer than her parents. I don’t think we’ve ever actually seen her, but we may have. 
  12. She could've attended her grandmother's funeral in April 2011 (possibly her in front of Andrea Casiraghi?) 
  13. She may have also been spotted at the Monaco National Day 2011 (on the balcony with Donatella?). 
  14. She and her husband were an invited guest to the wedding celebrations of Prince Albert & Princess Charlene in 2011 {Source}, so she may have been among the family there. 
  15. A more recent sighting of her could be the attendance of the Princely Twins baptism in May 2015 {Photos}. (all this is IF she is the one I think she is, which I'm 95% sure I am right)
  16. She is part of the board of directors of Les Farfadets{Source}
  17. She and her family previously resided in Belgium, but have since moved to Monaco.
  18. She likely speaks French, and Spanish fluently, and possibly some Dutch and German (from living in Belgium for many years).
  19. She is of Argentine, French, Mexican, Scottish, and German descent.
  20. Her father currently works at the US Embassy for Monaco in Washington DC as an Economic Attaché{Source}.
  21. She is the paternal niece of:
    1. Baroness Elisabeth-Anne de Massy (1947)
    2. Christine-Alix de Massy (1951-1989, leukemia)
  22. She has three first cousins:
    1. K. Sebastian Knecht de Massy (1972)
    2. Baron Jean-Léonard Taubert-Natta de Massy  (1974)
    3. Melanie-Antoinette de Massy (1985)
  23. She has two cousins-in-law:
    1. Donatella Knecht de Massy (1972,m. 1999)
    2. Baroness Susanna Taubert-Natta de Massy (m. 2009)
  24. She has the following first cousins 1x removed (children of #s 22.1 &23.1):
    1. Christine de Massy (2000)
    2. Alexia  de Massy  (2001)
    3. Vittoria de Massy  (2007)
    4. Andrea  de Massy (2008)
  25. She is the great niece of:
    1. Prince Rainier III of Monaco
    2. Princess Grace of Monaco
  26. She is a patenral great granddaughter of:
    1. Princess Charlotte of Monaco (1898-1977)
    2. Prince Pierre of Monaco (1895-1964)
  27. She was six years old when her great-grandmother, Princess Charlotte died in Paris.
  28. She was 7 years old when her parents divorced in 1978.
  29. She was 17 years old when her aunt, Christine-Alix succumbed to leukemia in 1989.
  30. She herself is the first cousin 1x removed of:
    1. Princess Caroline of Hanover (1957)
    2. Prince Albert II of Monaco (1958)
    3. Princess Stephanie of Monaco, The Countess of Polinac (1965)
  31. She is the first cousin-in-law 1x removed of:
    1. Stefano Casiraghi (1984-1990, his death)
    2. Daniel Ducuret (1995-1996, div)
    3. Prince Ernest August V of Hanover (1954, m. 1999, separated 2009)
    4. Princess Charlene of Monaco (1977, 2011-present)
  32. Her second cousins consist of:
    1. Andrea Albert Pierre Casiraghi (1985)
    2. Charlotte Marie Pomeline Casiraghi (1986)
    3. Pierre Rainier Stefano Casiraghi (1987)
    4. Jazmin Grace Grimaldi (1992, illegitmate, with Tamara Rotolo)
    5. Louis Robert Paul Ducruet (1992)
    6. Pauline Grace Maguy Ducruet (1994)
    7. Princess Alexandra of Hanover (1999)
    8. Alexandre Eric Stephane Coste (2003, illegitmate, with Nicole Coste)
    9. Princess Gabriella Thérèse Marie of Monaco, The Countess of Carladès (2014)
    10. Prince Jacques Honoré Rainier, Hereditary Prince of Monaco (2014)
  33. Her second cousin-in-law is:
    1. Beatrice Borromeo Casiraghi (1985, 2015-present)
  34. Her second cousin 1x removed is:
    1. Raphael Casiraghi Elmaleh (2013)
  35. She shares a birthday with:
    1. Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein (1969)
  36. Other famous people she shares a birthday with are:
    1. Gary Paulsen (1939)
    2. Craig Ferguson (1962)
    3. Jordan Knight (1970)
  37. Her life path # is 3.
  38. Her astrological sign is Taurus.
  39. It's possible, like the rest of her family, she has a "thing" for tennis.
  40. She is the eldest great grandchild of Princess Charlotte, The Duchess of Valentinos & Prince Pierre of Monaco.
  41. She organized "Sail for a Cause" charity day with LeSpot.net at the Yacht Club of Monaco in June 2015 {Photos} (the event was also attended by Pierre and Beatrice Casiraghi. And confirmed...she is who I think she is! :))
  42. Until her marriage, she did not hold any sort of title, courtesy or otherwise. Her official title is from Belgium, where her husband is a Jonkheer de Brouwer.
  43. She is the daughter-in-law of  Jean-Marie de Brouwer & Veronika Dengg {Source}.
  44. She is the sister-in-law of{Source}
    1. Alexandra de Brouwer (1969)
      1. Xavier vanCampenhout (m. 1993)
    2. Stéphanie B. V. de Brouwer (1971)
      1. Nicholas Augustus Balfour (m. 2000)
  45. Through her husband's sisters, she is an aunt to:
    1. India Lily Balfour (2002)
    2. Gloria Elizabeth Balfour (2005)
    3. Olympia Rose Balfour (2007)
    4. Georgia Veronika Stefania Balfour (2010)

Royal Profile: The Lady Alexandra Etherington

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