Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Royal Profile: Christopher O'Neill

Christopher Paul O'Neill was born 27 June 1974, as the son of Paul C. O'Neill and Eva Maria O'Neill {Source}. Between his parents, he has five sisters, a couple of brother-in-laws and several nieces and nephews{Source}{Source}:

  1. Annalisa O'Neill (1959)
  2. Stefanie O'Neill (1961)\
    1. Master Oliver MacNeely (guessing?)
  3. Karen O'Neill (1961)
  4. Tatiana d'Abo
    1. Henry d'Abo (1953)
      1. Anouschka d'Abo (1991)
      2. Celina d'Abo (1996)
      3. Jasper d'Abo (2001)
  5. Countess Natascha von Abensperg und Traun (1968)
    1. Count Ernst Graf von Abensperg und Traun
      1. Countess Milana Maria Tatjana von Abensperg und Traun (1996)
      2. Count Moritz von Abensperg und Traun
      3. Countess Chiara von Abensperg
      4. Count Louis von Abensperg und Trau

He was born in London, but was educated in Switzerland and the United States. He was educated at Institut auf dem Rosenberg, and recieved a BA in International Relations from Boston University, and a MBA from Columbia Business School.

He first began dating the Swedish monarch's youngest daughter in 2011, and their engagement was announced in October 2012 {Source}. Their wedding took place in June 2013{Photos}. Together, they have two children:

  1. Princess Leonore Lilian Maria of Sweden, Duchess of Gotland (2014)
  2. Prince Nicolas Paul Gustaf of Sweden, Duke of Ångermanland (2015)
Unlike Prince Daniel and Princess Sofia, Mr. O'Neil does not hold a formal Swedish title or perform royal duties due to his not holding Swedish citizenship and wanting to continue his business endeavors. However, last fall, the family moved to Sweden ahead of the birth of Prince Nicolas, and moved to London in the fall of 2015. The family traditionally spends the summer months in Sweden, and if I had to guess once the kids become school aged, they will move to Sweden permanently again.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Royal Profile: Princess Alexia of the Netherlands

Princess Alexia Juliana Marcela Laurentien of The Netherlands was born on 26 June 2005 as the middle child of King Williem-Alexander of The Netherlands and Queen Maxima of The Netherlands{Source}.. She has two sisters, one older and one younger{Source}.:
Her baptism took place on 19 November 2005 in Wassenaar. Her godparents were{Source}.:
  1. Queen Mathilde of Belgium (family friend) 
  2. Jonkvrouwe Alexandra Jankovich de Jeszenice (family friend) 
  3. Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau (paternal uncle) 
  4. Juan Zorreguieta (maternal uncle) 
  5. Jonkheer Frans Ferdinand de Beaufort (family friend) 

She was named for various relatives:
  • Alexia: comes from her father, Alexander 
  • Julianna: for her paternal great-grandmother, Queen Juliana 
  • Marcela: for her great aunt Marcela Cerruti 
  • Laurentien: for her paternal aunt Princess Laurentien

She began school at Bloemcamp School in Wassenaar, The Netherlands in June 2009. Her sisters also attend the school {Source}. In March 2017, it was announced that Princess Alexia will attend Sorghvliet Hague in the fall of 2017{Source} Sorghvliet Hauge is also attended by her elder sister, they will likely be joined by Princess Ariane in a few years, and previously her aunt Princess Laurentien{Source} In her "kid-time", this young royal likes playing horseback ridding, singing, and playing guitar {Source}.

Since her parents took over as King and Queen, she has attended numerous events. In April 2013, she attended her grandmother's abdication ceremony and her parents investiture {Photos}. In July, she attended the family's annual summer photocall {Photos}. In August, she attended her uncle and godfather's funeral services. In October, she attended her father's cousin's wedding {Photos}. In Februray 2014, she was among her family during the annual winter photocall {Photos}. In April, she attended King's Day with her family {Photos}. In 2014, the little Princess was a bridesmaid for her maternal uncle's wedding in Austria with her sisters {Photos}. In 2015, Princess Alexia took part in the family's annual skiing vacation photocall
{Photos}, King's Day 2015 {Photos}, and the annual summer photocall {Photos}. In 2016, she was part of the family's annual skiing photocall {Photos} and attended King's Day celebrations {Photos}. During the winter vacation, she broke her leg {Source}.


As a distant relative of King George I of The United Kingdom (she is his 8x great granddaughter), she is distantly in line for the British Throne. She is presently 2nd in line for the Dutch throne after her older sister.

Royal Profile: Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, The Duke of Noto

Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Noto was born 26 June 1993 as the first child of Prince Pedro of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Calabria & Sofia Landaluce y Melgarejo {Source}. He has the following siblings{Source}:
  1. Prince Pablo of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (2004)
  2. Prince Pedro of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (2007)
  3. Princess Sofía of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (2008)
  4. Princess Blanca of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (2011)
  5. Princess María of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (2015)

As his royal line is defunct, we don't know much about him. One can likely assume he leads a fairly normal lifestyle.

Royal Profile: Princess Marie-Astrid of Liechtenstein

Princess Marie-Astrid Nora Margarita Veronica of Liechtenstein was born 26 June 1987 as the third child and second daughter of Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein, Princess of Luxembourg and Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein {Source}. She has the following siblings{Source}:


Until 2010, her father served as an Ambassador from Liechtenstein for Belgium. This worked out well for her mother's sake-her uncle is the present King of Belgium. Therefore, it's almost safe to say that she grew up around the children of her mother's cousin Princess Astrid, Prince Amedeo, Princess Maria Laura, Prince Joachim & Princess Maria Luisa.
She likely speaks German, French, Dutch and English.



She shares a birthday with:
  • George Windsor, The Earl of St. Andrews (1962)
  • Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Capua (1993)
  • Prince Pablo of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (2004)
  • Princess Alexia of the Netherlands (2005)

Royal Profile: George Windsor, The Earl of St. Andrews

George Philip Nicolas Windsor, The Earl of St. Andrews was born 26 June 1962 as the eldest son of Prince Edward, The Duke of Kent & Katharine, The Duchess of Kent{Source}. He has a younger brother and sister, two siblings-in-law, and five nephews and two nieces{Source}:
  1. The Lady Helen Taylor (1964)
    1. Timothy Taylor (m. 1992)
      1. Columbus George Donald Taylor (1994)
      2. Cassius Edward Taylor (1996)
      3. Eloise Olivia Katherine Taylor (2003)
      4. Estella Olga Elizabeth Taylor (2004)
  2. Lord Nicholas Windsor (1970)
    1. Lady Nicolas Windsor (Paola) (1969, m. 2006)
      1. Master Albert Louis Philip Edward Windsor (2007)
      2. Master Leopold Ernest Augustus Guelph Windsor (2008)
      3. Master Louis Arthur Nicholas Felix Windsor (2014)
He was educated in England. He attended Eton College and The University of Cambridge's Downing College.


He, like much of his family, participates in charity work. He is a trustee of the SOS Children's Villages UK. He is a patron of the Association for the International Cancer Research. In April 2012, he joined the board of trustees of the Next Century Foundation. He os a Patron of the Welsh Sinfonia. He is a trustee of the Global eHealth Foundation.


He married Sylvanna, The Countess of St. Andrews on 9 January 1988{Source}. Together, they have three children{Source}:
  1. Edward Windsor, Lord Downpatrick (1988)
  2. The Lady Mariana-Charlotte Windsor (1992)
  3. The Lady Amelia Windsor (1995)


Upon his marriage, due to his wife's catholic faith, he was barred from succession. However, once the new succession rules came into play in 2015, he became 35th in succession. Due to his two eldest children becoming Catholics in their teens, they are still barred from the throne. He is followed in succession by his youngest daughter, The Lady Amelia. He is currently first in succession for the Dukedom of Kent, followed by his son and brother.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Royal Recap of the Royals You Love: June 19-25, 2017

Brazil

-Prince Antônio of Orléans-Braganza celebrated his 67th birthday on Saturday.

Belgium

-King Philippe & Queen Mathilde attended a dinner hosted by the former Secretary of State of the United States Henry Kissinger as part of a session of the Brussels-Asia Society Dialogue on Forging a Shared Future: Strategic Cooperation between Asia, Europe and the United States on Wednesday {Source}
Henry was US Secretary of State during the Nixon and Ford Administrations from 1973-1977.

-King Philippe attended a meeting with the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU and the Belgian Chamber of Commerce to the EU on Monday {Photos}. On Thursday, he began an official visit to Switzerland {Photos}

-Queen Mathilde attended a study day organized by Child Focuson the theme Fuguer: breaking the links to find others on Wednesday {Photos}{Source}

-King Albert II  inaugurated the new Clubhouse of the Royal Yacht Club of Belgium on Wednesday {Source}

Denmark

-Queen Margrethe II & Prince Henrik, Prince Consort arrived at aarhus port on Friday {Photos}

-Crown Princess Mary attended the opening of the nordiske havetradition on Wednesday {Photos}

-Theodor Christian Emanuel Rosanes af Rosenborg celebrated his 9th birthday on Monday.

France

-Prince Jacques d'Orléans, duc d'Orléans celebrated his 76th birthday on Sunday. 

-Prince Charles Louis d'Orléans , Duke of Chartres & Iléana Manos celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary on Wednesday.

-Prince Michael d'Orléans, Comte d'Evreux celebrated his 76th birthday on Sunday.

Germany

-Prince Albert II von Thurn und Taxis celebrated his 34th birthday on Friday.

-Prince Friedrich von Thurn und Taxis celebrated his 67th birthday on Thursday.

-Prince Hubertus von Thurn und Taxis celebrated his 44th birthday on Thursday.

Great Britain

-Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince Charles of Wales, Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, The Prince Edward. The Earl of Wessex, Sophie, The Countess of Wessex, The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge,  Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge Princess Beatrice of York, Princess Eugenie of York, Peter Mark Andrew Philips, Zara Anne Elizabeth Philips-Tindall, Michael James Tindall, David, The 2nd Earl of SnowdonSerena, The Countess of Snowdon & Lady Gabriella Windsor attended day 1 of the Royal Ascot on Tuesday {Photos}

-Queen Elizabeth II, The Prince Charles of Wales, Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex, Sophie, The Countess of Wessex & The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal attended Day 2 of the 2017 Royal Ascot on Wednesday {Photos}
They were joined by Diana, Princess of Wales's brother-in-law, Robert Fellowes.

-Queen Elizabeth II, The Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, Vice Admril Timothy Laurence, Sophie, The Countess of Wessex, Princess Beatrice of York, Princess Eugenie of York, Zara Anne Elizabeth Philips Tindall attended Day 3: Ladies Day at Royal Ascot on Thursday {Photos}

-Queen Elizabeth II & The Prince Charles of Wales attended the State Opening of the 2017 Parliament Session on Wednesday {Photos}{Photos}.

-Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to the hospital as a precautionary measure on Tuesday {Source}.

-The Prince Charles of Wales  visited Muslim Welfare House on Wednesday {Photos}

-The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex & Sophie, The Countess of Wessex celebrated their 18th wedding anniversary on Monday.

-The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex visited Everton Football Club's new community centre and one of the oldest buildings in Liverpool, the contemporary art hub The Bluecoat on Friday {Photos}

-Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge celebrated his 35th birthday on Wednesday.

-Princess Beatrice of York & Princess Eugenie of York attended the 2017 V& Summer Party on Wednesday {Source}

-Birigitte, The Duchess of Gloucester celebrated her 71st birthday on Tuesday.

-Alexander Windsor, The Earl of Ulster & Dr. Claire Windsor, The Countess of Ulster celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary on Thursday.

-Senna Kowhai Lewis celebrated her 7th birthday on Thursday.

-The Lady Alexandra Clare Etherington celebrated her 58th birthday on Tuesday.

Italy

-Emmanuel Filberto, Prince of Venice and Piedmont celebrated his 45th birthday on Thursday.

-Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, The Duchess of Calabria celebrated her 14th birthday on Friday.

Jordan

-Queen Rania visited the Jordanian Association for Human Development on Thursday {Photos}

-King Abdullah II & Princess Salma met with newly inaugurated French President Macron on Monday {Photos}

Monaco

-Princess Charlene, Prince Jacques, Hereditary Prince & Princess Gabriella attended the 2017 Fete du St. Jean on Friday {Photos}
-Prince Albert II supported the bees at the French Observatory of Apidology (OFA) on Wednesday {Photos}

-Princess Charlene visited the pool in la Turbie that bears her name on Thursday {Photos}

-Charlotte Marie Pomeline Casiraghi participated in the 2017 LGCT Monte Carlo this weekend {Source}

The Netherlands

-King Williem-Alexander I & Queen Maxima underwent an official visit to Italy this week {Photos} {Photos}

-Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Parma, The Marchioness of Sala celebrated her 43rd birthday on Friday.

Romania

-Crown Princess Margareta & Prince Radu held an audience with Romania's Ambassador to Canada on Wednesday {Source}

-Princess Margareta held an audience with wives of the ambassadors from around the world to Romania on Tuesday {Source}

-Prince Radu represented the crown during a ceremony to mark the centennial of the Romanian constitutional reform on Tuesday {Source}  On Thursday, the Prince Consort attended  the National Children's Fencing Championship {Source}

Saudi Arabia

-King Salman appointed his Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Wednesday {Source}
Prior to this, the heir was Mohammed bin Nayef, who was King Salman's 1st cousin 1x removed.

-Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Princess Haya bint Hussein, Sheika of Saudi Arabia & Sheika Al Jalila attended the 2nd day of the Royal Ascot on Thursday {Source}{Source}

Spain

-King Felipe VI & Queen Letizia visited with children participating in the "Art of Educating" program at National Museum of the Prado. Madrid on Monday {Photos}

-King Felipe VI  presided over the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the commissioning of BP on Wednesday {Photos}

Sweden

-King Carl XVI Gustaf & Queen Silvia celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary on Monday.

-Crown Princess Victoria & Prince Daniel celebrated their 7th wedding anniversary on Monday.

Royal Profile: Prince Michael d'Orléans, Comte d'Evreux

Prince Michael d'Orléans, Comte d'Evreux was born on 25 June 1941 as the son of Henri Robert Ferdinand Marie Louis Philippe d'Orléans & Isabelle Marie de Orléans Bragança {Source}. He has the following siblings, siblings-in-law, nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews {Source}:
  1. Princess Isabelle Marie Laure Victorie d'Orleans (1932)
    1. Friedrich Karl Graf von Schönborn-Buchheim (1938)
      1. Damien Graf von Schönborn-Buchheim(1965)
      2. Vincenz Graf von Schönborn-Buchheim (1966)
      3. Lorraine Gräfin von Schönborn-Buchheim (1968)
      4. Wilhelm-Wilderich Clemens Hubertus Maria Graf von Spee (1963)
        1. August Maria Rafael Gräfin von Spee(1998)
        2. Paul Maria Gabriel Graf von Spee (1999)
        3. Eloise Marie Friederike Gräfin von Spee(2001)
        4. Ludmilla Maria Theresa Gräfin von Spee(2002)
        5. Kosmas Maria Wilhelm Serafin Graf von Spee(2007)
      5. Claire Marie Gräfin von Schönborn-Buchheim(1969)
      6. Melchor Graf von Schönborn-Buchheim (1977)
  2. Henri Philippe Pierre Marie d'Orléans, Prince d'Orléans(1933)
    1. Maria Theresa Herzogin von Württemberg (1934, m. 1957-1984, div)
      1. Princess Marie Isabelle d'Orleans (1959)
        1. Prince Gundakar of Liechtenstein (m. 1989)
          1. Princess Leopoldine of Liechtenstein (1990)
          2. Princess Marie of Liechtenstein (1991)
          3. Prince Johann Wenzel of Liechtenstein (1993)
          4. Princess Margarete of Liechtenstein (1995)
      2. Prince François Henri Louis Marie d'Orléans (1961)
      3. Princess Blanche d'Orléans (1962)
      4. Prince Jean Carl Pierre Marie d'Orléans,The Duke of Vendôme (1965)
        1. Maria MagdalenaPhilomena Juliana Johanna de Tornos y Steinhart (m. 2008 civily, married 2009 religiously)
          1. Prince Gaston Louis Antoine Marie d'Orléans (2009)
          2. Princess Antoinette d'Orléans (2012)
          3. Princess Louise-Marguerite d'Orléans (2014)
          4. Prince Joseph d’Orléans (2016)
      5. Prince Eudes Thibaut Joseph Maria d'OrléansDuke of Angoulême (1968)
    2. Micaela Cousino y Quines (m. 1984)
  3. Prince Jean, The Duc d'Orleans (1941, twin)
    1.  Gersende Thérèse Françoise de Sabran-Pontevès (m. 1969)
      1. Princess Diane Marie Laure d'Orléans (1970)
        1. Alexis de Noailles
        2. Victoire de Noailles
        3. Celine de Noailles (2005)
        4. Léontine de Noailles( 2006)
      2. Prince Charles-Louis d'Orléans, The Duke of Chartes (1972)
        1. Princess Ilena d'Orléans, The Duchess of Chartes (m. 1997)
          1. Prince Philippe Jacques Nicolas d'Orléans (1998)
          2. Princess Louise Marie Isabelle d'Orléans (1999)
          3. Princess Hélène Sybille Irène d'Orléans (2001)
          4. Prince Constantin Foulques Alexandre d'Orléans (2003)
          5. Princess Isabelle Roxane Christine d'Orléans (2005)
      3. Prince Foulques Thibaut d'Orléans(1974)
Before marrying, Prince Michael dated Princess Irene of Greece & Denmark. He eventually married Béatrice Marie Pasquier de Franclieu, whom he married on 18 November 1967{Source}. Together they have the following children, children-in-law, and grandchildren {Source}:
  1. Prince Michael d'Orléans, Comte d'Evreux (1941, twin)
    1. Béatrice Marie Guillemine Huguette (1941, m. 1969, later div)
      1. Princess Clotilde Jacqueline Charlotte Marie d'Orléans (1968)
        1.  Edouard Yves Corneille Crépy (1969, m. 1993) 
          1. Louis Nicolas Marie François Stephane Corneille Crépy (1995)
          2. Charles Edouard Marie Alvaro Tatiana Corneille Crépy (1996)
          3. Gaspard Marie Leon Canio Corneille Crépy (1999)
          4. Augustin Crépy (2005)
          5. Eléonore Crépy (2007)
    2. Princess Adélaïde Jeanne Marie d'Orléans (1971)
      1. Pierre-Louis Étienne Marcel Éric Dailly (1968, m. 2002)
        1. Diego Marie Michel Louis Alexis Dailly (2003)
        2. Almudena Marie Sarah Béatrice Aline Dailly (2004)
        3. Gaetano Dailly (2009)
    3. Prince Charles-Philippe Marie Louis of Orléans, Duke of Anjou (1973)
      1.  Diana Álvares Pereira de Melo, 11th Duchess of Cadaval (m. 2008) 
        1. Princess Isabelle of Orléans (2012)
    4. Prince François Charles Frédéric Bruno Marie d'Orléans, Count of Dreux (1982)
      1. Theresa Marie Dorothée Gabrielle Cathérine von Einsiedel (1984, m. 2014)
        1. Prince Philippe d'Orléans (2017)
On 29 April 2017, in Paris, Évreux entered a civil marriage with Madame Barbara de Posch-Pastor (b. 1952).

Royal Profile: Prince Jacques d'Orléans, duc d'Orléans

Prince Jacques d'Orléans, duc d'Orléans was born on 25 June 1941 as the son of Prince Henri Robert Ferdinand Marie Louis Philippe d'Orléans & Isabelle Marie de Orléans Bragança {Source}. He has the following siblings, siblings-in-law, nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews {Source}:
  1. Princess Isabelle Marie Laure Victorie d'Orleans (1932)
    1. Friedrich Karl Graf von Schönborn-Buchheim (1938)
      1. Damien Graf von Schönborn-Buchheim(1965)
      2. Vincenz Graf von Schönborn-Buchheim (1966)
      3. Lorraine Gräfin von Schönborn-Buchheim (1968)
      4. Wilhelm-Wilderich Clemens Hubertus Maria Graf von Spee (1963)
        1. August Maria Rafael Gräfin von Spee(1998)
        2. Paul Maria Gabriel Graf von Spee (1999)
        3. Eloise Marie Friederike Gräfin von Spee(2001)
        4. Ludmilla Maria Theresa Gräfin von Spee(2002)
        5. Kosmas Maria Wilhelm Serafin Graf von Spee(2007)
      5. Claire Marie Gräfin von Schönborn-Buchheim(1969)
      6. Melchor Graf von Schönborn-Buchheim (1977)
  2. Henri Philippe Pierre Marie d'Orléans, Prince d'Orléans(1933)
    1. Maria Theresa Herzogin von Württemberg (1934, m. 1957-1984, div)
      1. Princess Marie Isabelle d'Orleans (1959)
        1. Prince Gundakar of Liechtenstein (m. 1989)
          1. Princess Leopoldine of Liechtenstein (1990)
          2. Princess Marie of Liechtenstein (1991)
          3. Prince Johann Wenzel of Liechtenstein (1993)
          4. Princess Margarete of Liechtenstein (1995)
      2. Prince François Henri Louis Marie d'Orléans (1961)
      3. Princess Blanche d'Orléans (1962)
      4. Prince Jean Carl Pierre Marie d'Orléans,The Duke of Vendôme (1965)
        1. Maria MagdalenaPhilomena Juliana Johanna de Tornos y Steinhart (m. 2008 civily, married 2009 religiously)
          1. Prince Gaston Louis Antoine Marie d'Orléans (2009)
          2. Princess Antoinette d'Orléans (2012)
          3. Princess Louise-Marguerite d'Orléans (2014)
          4. Prince Joseph d’Orléans (2016)
      5. Prince Eudes Thibaut Joseph Maria d'OrléansDuke of Angoulême (1968)
    2. Micaela Cousino y Quines (m. 1984)
  3.  Prince Michael d'Orléans, Comte d'Evreux (1941, twin)
    1. Béatrice Marie Guillemine Huguette (1941, m. 1969, later div)
      1. Princess Clotilde Jacqueline Charlotte Marie d'Orléans (1968)
        1.  Edouard Yves Corneille Crépy (1969, m. 1993) 
          1. Louis Nicolas Marie François Stephane Corneille Crépy (1995)
          2. Charles Edouard Marie Alvaro Tatiana Corneille Crépy (1996)
          3. Gaspard Marie Leon Canio Corneille Crépy (1999)
          4. Augustin Crépy (2005)
          5. Eléonore Crépy (2007)
    2. Princess Adélaïde Jeanne Marie d'Orléans (1971)
      1. Pierre-Louis Étienne Marcel Éric Dailly (1968, m. 2002)
        1. Diego Marie Michel Louis Alexis Dailly (2003)
        2. Almudena Marie Sarah Béatrice Aline Dailly (2004)
        3. Gaetano Dailly (2009)
    3. Prince Charles-Philippe Marie Louis of Orléans, Duke of Anjou (1973)
      1.  Diana Álvares Pereira de Melo, 11th Duchess of Cadaval (m. 2008) 
        1. Princess Isabelle of Orléans (2012)
    4. Prince François Charles Frédéric Bruno Marie d'Orléans, Count of Dreux (1982)
      1. Theresa Marie Dorothée Gabrielle Cathérine von Einsiedel (1984, m. 2014)
        1. Prince Philippe d'Orléans (2017)

The Duc d'Orleans married Gersende Thérèse Françoise de Sabran-Pontevès on 2 August 1969 {Source}. Together, they have the following children, children-in-law & grandchildren {Source}:

  1. Princess Diane Marie Laure d'Orléans (1970)
    1. Alexis de Noailles
    2. Victoire de Noailles
    3. Celine de Noailles (2005)
    4. Léontine de Noailles( 2006)
  2. Prince Charles-Louis d'Orléans, The Duke of Chartes (1972)
    1. Princess Ilena  d'Orléans, The Duchess of Chartes (m. 1997)
      1. Prince Philippe Jacques Nicolas d'Orléans (1998)
      2. Princess Louise Marie Isabelle d'Orléans (1999)
      3. Princess Hélène Sybille Irène d'Orléans (2001)
      4. Prince Constantin Foulques Alexandre d'Orléans (2003)
      5. Princess Isabelle Roxane Christine d'Orléans (2005)
  3. Prince Foulques Thibaut d'Orléans(1974)

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Royal Profile: Prince Antônio of Orléans-Braganza

Prince Antônio João Maria José Jorge Miguel Gabriel Rafael Gonzaga of Orléans-Braganza was born 24 June 1950 as the sixth son of Prince Pedro Henrique of Orléans-Braganza & Princess Maria of Bavaria{Source}. He has the following older brothers, and younger siblings and their families{Source}:
  1. Dom Luíz Gastão of Orléans-Braganza (1938)
  2. Dom Eudes of Orléans-Braganza (1939)
    1. Ana Maria de Moraes e Carmo (1945, m. 1967-1976, div)
      1. Prince Luíz Felipe of Orléans-Braganza (1969)
      2. Princess Anna Luízaof Orléans-Braganza (1971)
        1.  Paulo Ibrahim Mansour (1996)
    2.  Mercedes Nneves da Rocha (m .1976)
      1. Prince Eudes of Orléans-Braganza (1977)
      2. Princess Maria Antonia of Orléans-Braganza (1979, twin)
      3. Princess Maria Francisca of Orléans-Braganza (1979, twin)
        1. Bernado Almeida Braga Ratto (m. 2005)
          1. Lucas Orleans e Bragança Braga Ratto (2007)
      4. Prince Guy of Orléans-Braganza (1984)
      5. Princess Maria Manoela of Orléans-Braganza (1989)
  3. Dom Beltrao of Orléans-Braganza(1941)
  4. Dona Isabela  of Orléans-Braganza (1944)
  5. Dom Pedro  of Orléans-Braganza (1945)
    1. Maria de Fátima de Lacerda Rocha (m. 1974)
      1. Princess Maria Pia of Orléans-Braganza (1975)
        1. Rodrigo Broglia Mendes
          1. Antônio Broglia Mendes (2004)
      2. Princess Maria Caroline of Orléans-Braganza(1978)
        1. Nuno de Carvalho Moreira (m. 2005)
          1. Jaquim Pedro de Orleans e Bragança Moreira (2008)
    2. Prince Gabriel Jose  of Orléans-Braganza (1980)
    3. Princess Maria de Fatima  of Orléans-Braganza (1988)
    4. Princess Maria Manuela of Orléans-Braganza (1989)
  6. Prince Fernando  of Orléans-Braganza (1948)
      1. Maria de Graça Baere de Araujo (m. 1975)
        1. Princess Isabel  of Orléans-Braganza (1978)
        2. Princess Maria de Gloria  of Orléans-Braganza (1982)
        3. Princess Luíza of Orléans-Braganza(1984)
  7. Princess Eleanora  of Orléans-Braganza, Princess deLigne (1953)
    1. Michel de Ligne, 14th Prince de Ligne
      1. Princess Alix de Ligne, Countess de Dampierre ( 1984)
        1. Count Guillaume Aymar Emmanuel de Dampierre (1985, m. 2016)
      2. Prince Henri Antoine de Ligne (1989)
  8. Dom Francesco  of Orléans-Braganza (1955)
    1. Claudia Regina Godinho (m. 1980)
      1. Princess Maria Elizabeth of Orléans-Braganza(1982)
      2. Princess Maria Thereza  of Orléans-Braganza (1984, twin)
      3. Princess Maria Eleonora  of Orléans-Braganza (1984, twin)
  9. Prince Alberto of Orléans-Braganza (1957)
    1. Maritza Ribas Bockel (m. 1983)
    2. Prince Pedro of Orléans-Braganza (1988)
    3. Princess Maria Beatriz of Orléans-Braganza (1990)
    4. Princess Ann Tereza of Orléans-Braganza  (1995)
    5. Prince Antonio Alberto of Orléans-Braganza  (1997)
  10. Princess Maria Teresa of Orléans-Braganza (1959, twin)
    1. Jan Hessel de Jong (m. 1995)
      1. Johannes Pedro Michel Marie de Jong (1997)
  11. Dona Maria Gabriela  of Orléans-Braganza (1959, twin)

He was educated in Brazil. He earned a bachelor's degree in Engineering with a specialization in Major Structural Projects from the University of Barra do Piraí in 1976.

In his free time, he is an avid painter. In May 1999 he held an exhibition, "A Herança Portuguesa no Brasil Colonial" (The Portuguese Heritage in Colonial Brazil) at Ipanema Park in Portugal {Source: "Príncipe brasileiro expõe aguarelas no Ipanema", Jornal de Notícias (May 4, 1999).} His work has also been displayed in  the Crystal Palace in Petropolis, the Museu Nacional de Belas Artes in Rio de Janeiro, and the Galeria Quadrante and the Museu da Casa Brasileira in São Paulo {Source: "Príncipe brasileiro expõe aguarelas no Ipanema", Jornal de Notícias (May 4, 1999).}.

He married Princess Christine de Ligne, who us his sister Eleanora's sister-in-law, in September 1981 {Source}. Together, he and his wife have the following children {Source}:
  1. Prince Pedro Luiz of Orléans-Braganza (1983-2009, died in  the lost Air France 447)
  2. Princess Amélia of Orléans-Braganza (1984)
    1. Mr. James Spearman (m. 2014)
      1. Master Alexander Joaquim Pedro Spearman (2016)
  3. Prince Raphael of Orléans-Braganza (1986)
  4. Princess Maria Gabriela of Orléans-Braganza (1989)

Friday, June 23, 2017

Royal Profile: Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, The Duchess of Calabria, The Duchess of Palermo

Princess Maria Carolina Chantal Edoarda Beatrice Januaria, The Hereditary Princess of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, The Duchess of Calabria, The Duchess of Palermo was born 23 June 2003 as the eldest daughter of The Duke and Duchess of Castro {Source}. The little Princess is the 1st member of the Royal Family to be born in Italy since her great-great-great grandfather, King Francis II. She has one younger sister{Source}:
She was baptized in Italy, and her godparents were:
  • Prince Laurent of Belgium (family friend)
  • Prince Pierre d'Arenberg (family friend)
  • Anna Maria Pisanu (wife of the Italian Home Secretary Giuseppe Pisanu)
  • Ines Sastre (friend of her parents)
She was named for:

  • Maria Carolina: for Queen Maria Carolina of Naples & Sicily (her great x4 grandmother)
  • Chantal: for her paternal grandmother, Chantal, The Duchess of Castro, who died when she was two
  • Edorda: For her maternal grandmother, Edorarda Vessel
  • Beatrice: for her paternal aunt 
  • Januaria: In honor of San Gennaro and for the Patorn Saint of Naples

She and her family currently reside in Monaco with their parents. It's likely they attend one of Monaco's private schools there.

In the last few years, she has made quite a few public appearances, mostly unofficially.She has a small role in film, Grace of Monaco {Source}. Along side her sister and parents, they attended the baptism of Prince Vincent & Princess Joesphine of Denmark {Photos}, her father was named as one of the twin's godfathers {Source}. In May 2012, again, along side her family, she attended the Planet Solar Ship Return Ceremony {Photos}. For her 9th birthday, the family visited Capri and then went to the family's former residence in Italy. In May 2016, her father abolished the Royal House's Salic Law (only permitting men to inherit) in favor of equal gender rights-effectively making Princess Maria Carolina his heir to the throne {Source}. However, the likelyhood that she will actually reign as a monarch is slim to none. As of 2016, she is officially styled:


Her Royal Highness Princess Maria Carolina Chantal Edoarda Beatrice Januaria, The Hereditary Princess of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, The Duchess of Calabria, The Duchess of Palermo

Royal Profile: Prince Albert II von Thurn und Taxis

Prince Albert Maria Lamoral Miguel Johannes Gabriel, 12th Prince of Thurn and Taxis was born 24 June 1983 in Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany the only son of Johannes, Prince of Thurn and Taxis and Gloria, Princess of Thurn and Taxis{Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Fürstliche Hauser Band XIX. C.A. Starke Verlag, Limburg an der Lahn. 2011. pp.369, 385-386. German. ISBN 978-3-7980-0849-6.}. He has two sisters {Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Fürstliche Hauser Band XIX. C.A. Starke Verlag, Limburg an der Lahn. 2011. pp.369, 385-386. German. ISBN 978-3-7980-0849-6.}, as well as a brother-in-law and niece:
  1. Princess Maria Theresia von Thurn und Taxis, Mrs. Hugo Wilson (1980)
    1. Mr. Hugo Wilson (m. 2015)
    2. Miss Mafalda Beatrix Maria Wilson (2015)
  2. Princess Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis (1982)

His father died when he was 7 years old, after he had had two heart transplants in as many days {Source}. He completed his high school education in Rome, went into the military for a while, then attended the University of Edinburgh, studying economics and theology {Source}.

He is enthusiastic when it comes to race-car driving, and has own many awards doing so.

Over the years, he has had some media attention. In 2008, he was on Forbe's list of The 20 Hottest Young Royals {Source}.

Royal Profile: Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Parma, Marchioness of Sala

Princess Maria Carolina Christina of Bourbon-Parma, Marchioness of Sala was born 23 June 1974 as the youngest child of Prince Carlos Hugo of Bourbon-Parma & Princess Irene of The Netherlands {Source}. She has two older brothers and an older sister, as well as a former brother-in-law, two sisters-in-law, and a current brother-in-law, as well as several nieces and nephews {Source}:

  1. Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma, The Duke of Parma (1970)
    1. Brigitte Klynstra (never married)
      1. Carlos Hugo Roderik Sybren Klynstra de Bourbon-de Parme (1997)
    2. Princess Annemarie of Bourbon-Parma (m. 2010)
      1. Princess Luisa Irene Constance Anna Maria of Bourbon-Parma (2012)
      2. Princess Cecilia Maria Johanna Beatrix of Bourbon-Parma (2013)
      3. Prince Carlos Enrique, Hereditary Prince of Bourbon-Parma (2016)
  2. Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Parma, The Count of Bardi (1972, twin)
    1. Princess Viktória of Bourbon-Parma, The Countess of Bardi (1982)
      1. Princess Zita Clara of Bourbon-Parma (2014)
      2. Princess Gloria Irene of Bourbon-Parma (2016)
  3. Princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma, The Countess of Colorno (1972, twin)
    1. Mr. Edwin de Roy van Zuydewijn (1966, m. 2001-2006, div)
    2. Mr. Tjalling Siebe ten Cate(1975)
      1. Miss Julia Carolina Catharina ten Cate (2008)
      2. Miss Paola Cecilia Laurentien ten Cate (2011)

Princess Maria Carolina studied in the United States, England, and The Netherlands. She holds a degree in political science from the University of Amsterdam and Harvard University. She also obtained a M.Sc. in Forced Migration from the University of Oxford. After graduation, she began working for the United Nations. She has been employed in New York, Eritrea, The Gaza Strip, Acheh, Indonesia (after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami). She currently works at the UN in Geneva, Switzerland for the Organisation for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

In January 2012, her engagment to Albert Alphons Ludgerus Brenninkmeijer was announced. They were married in April 2012 civilly, in The Netherlands. They were married religiously in Florence, Italy in June 2012. Together, they have two children:

  • Alaïa-Maria Irene Cécile Brenninkmeijer (2014)
  • Xavier Albert Alphons Brenninkmeijer (2015)

    Thursday, June 22, 2017

    Royal Profile: Senna Kowhai Lewis

    Senna Kowhai Lewis was born 22 June 2010, the elder of the two children of Lady Davina Lewis and Gary Lewis, and is the first granddaughter for The Duke & The Duchess of Gloucester{Source}. She has one younger brother and an older half-brother:
    • Ari Lewis (1992)
    • Tāne Mahuta Lewis (2012)
    Senna is presently 29th in line for the British throne. Since the new succession laws went into place in spring 2015, she swapped places with her younger brother{Source}. At her birth, she was 24th.


    She resides with her family in New Zealand, but occasionally makes appearances at events with her family in England. In 2012, she attended the Gatcombe Horse Trials with her then-pregnant mother and father, along with the Philips family {Photos}.

    As she is so far down the line for the British throne, she is primarily kept from the limelight, so little is known about the young Gloucester.

    Royal Profile: Emanuele Filiberto, Prince of Venice and Piedmont

    Emanuele Filiberto, Prince of Venice and Piedmont was born 22 June 1972 in Geneva, Switzerland the only child of Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples & his wife Marina Doria.


    He grew up mostly in Switzerland, dreaming about one day returning to Italy as its King. He was set to attend the Gamma Institute in Lausanne to study architecture, but his knack for finance led him to a career in International banking. During his international banking career, he was led to the US and Switzerland. He established the Altin Fund, and in 2001, he established the Prince of Venice Foundation. He left banking in 2002, and shortly thereafter left Switzerland.He also established the Emanuele Filiberto Charity Fund Foundation.

    He began his television career in 1994 in Switzerland, working as a commentor on foreign soccer matches. He took a 15 year hiatus from television to work in banking. In 2009, he embarked on a new career: television personality. He appeared on the Italian version of Dancing with the Stars (aka Ballando con le Stelle) in 2009, and won! {Source}. He now spends the majority of his time trying to make it in the American market by working with American production companies.

    He married a French actress, Clotilde Courau in Rome on 25 September 2003, Prince Albert II of Monaco was his best man and had introduced the pair {Source}. They attended his 2011 wedding to former South African swimmer Charlene Wittstock. With his wife, they have two daughters:

    1. Princess Vittoria of Savoy (2003)
    2. Princess Luisa of Savoy (2006)

    He and his wife also adopted two sons from Africa {Source}

    In January 2011, he was diagnosed with cancer {Source}, and after surgery, he was given a clear bill of health. However, in 2012, the cancer had returned, and again, the pretender to the Italian throne beat it {Source}. He is also well-known for getting into a spat via twitter with Italian Journalist and his former best man's niece-in-law, Beatrice Borromeo-Casiraghi {Source}

    Royal Profile: Prince Hubertus von Thurn und Taxis

    Prince Hubertus Raphael Franz Josef Ulrich Maria Lamoral von Thurn und Taxis was born 22 June 1973 as the elder of the two sons of Prince Max Emanuel von Thurn und Taxis and Princess Christa von Thurn and Taxis {Source}. He has one younger brother{Source}:
    • Philipp Gabriel Franz Josef Magnus Maria Lamoral Prinz von Thurn und Taxis 

    He is a 2nd cousin of the current reigning prince.

    As his parents' marriage was not an equal union, he and his brother do not have succession rights.

    Not much is known about him. He shares a birthday with a distant relative,Prince Friedrich Leonhard Ignatius Josef Maria Lamoral Balthasar Thurn and Taxis.

    Royal Profile: Prince Friedrich von Thurn und Taxis

    Prince Friedrich Leonhard Ignatius Josef Maria Lamoral Balthasar von Thurn und Taxis was born 22 June 1950 as the son of Johann Prinz von Thurn und Taxis and Maria Julia Prinzessin von Lobkowicz {Source}. He is known as Prince Fritz. He was their third child, and he has the following siblings  {Source}:

    1. Maria Alexandra Prinzessin von Thurn und Taxis (1939)
      1. Rudolf Graf von Colloredo-Mannsfeld
        1. Antony Graf von Colloredo-Mannsfeld (1964)
          1. Claudia Dorothea Pless
        2. Theresita Gräfin von Colloredo-Mannsfeld (1965)
        3. Nikodemus Graf von Colloredo-Mannsfeld (1969)
        4. Mabel Graf von Colloredo-Mannsfeld (Oct 1978)
    2. Leopold Prinz von Thurn und Taxis (1943-1957)
    3. Karl Ferdinand Prinz von Thurn und Taxis (1952)
      1. Viola Christine Pauen
        1. Alice Maria Stephanie Prinzessin von Thurn und Taxis (1985)
        2. Stanislaus Johann Franz Prinz von Thurn und Taxis (1987)
        3. Raphael Prinz von Thurn und Taxis (1992)
    4. Maximilian Anselm Prinz von Thurn und Taxis (1955)
    On 4 June 1977, he marred Beata Bery {Source}.

    Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    Royal Profile: 35 Facts about Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge

    1. Prince William Arthur Philip Louis, The Duke of Cambridge was born 21 June 1982 at St Mary's Hospital, London, the eldest son of Prince Charles of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales {Source}.
    2.  At barely two months old on his paternal great-grandmother's 82nd birthday, he was baptized in the Music Room at Buckingham Palace, with the following Godparents{Source}:
      1. King Constantine II of Greece (his paternal cousin)
      2. Princess Alexandra, The Hon Mrs Angus Ogilvy (his paternal cousin)
      3. The Duchess of Westminster
      4. The Lady Susan Hussey
      5. Lord Romsey (his paternal cousin)
      6. Sir Laurens van der Post
    3. Today, he himself is godfather to{Source}:
      1. Prince Constantine Alexios of Greece and Denmark (1998) (Grandson of his godfather)
      2. Tom Pettifer (2002) (son of his childhood nanny)
      3. Grace Emilie Claire van Cutsem (2007)
    4. In 1984, he became a big brother, to Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales{Source}. 
    5. When his father remarried in 2005, he gained a stepbrother and stepsister, a stepsister-in-law, and a year after their parents' marriage, they were joined by a stepbrother-in-law{Source}:
      1. Tom Parker-Bowles (1974)
        1. Sara Parker-Bowles (m. 2005)
          1. Lola Parker-Bowles (2007)
          2. Freddy Parker-Bowles (2010)
      2. Laura Lopes (1978)
        1. Harry Lopes (m. 2006)
          1. Eliza Lopes (2008)
          2. Gus Lopes (2011)
          3. Louis Lopes (2011)
    6. He is also a step-uncle to his step-sibling's five children, one of which was a bridesmaid in his 2011 wedding to Catherine Middleton {Source}{Source}{Source}
    7. Through his wife, he is the son-in-law of Michael and Carole Middleton.
    8. Through his wife, he is the brother-in-law of:
      1. Philippa Middleton Matthews
        1. James Matthews (m. 2017)
      2. James Middleton
    9. Prince William Arthur Philip Louis was name for:
      1. William: for his father's "hero" and maternal cousin, Prince William of Gloucester who died in a 1972 plane crash {Source}
      2. Arthur: a traditional British Family name-his father and great-grandfather also have Arthur amongst their names {Source}
      3. Philip: For his paternal grandfather {Source}
      4. Louis: for his great-uncle, Lord Mountbatten of Burma {Source}
    10. For most of his youth, he did typical childhood things, in addition to making numerous royal appearances. As an toddler, he traveled with his parents on an official overseas royal tour to Austrialia and New Zeland in 1983 {Source}.
    11. The decision to take him along was his mother's idea, and was considered unconventional due to Prince William being so young and that the first and second in line for the British throne would be travelling together {Source}.
    12.  The Prince visited attended a service at St. Paul's Cathedral with his mother and brother to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the blitz (the bombing of Britain in the early months of WWII) in October 1990 {Source}. 
    13. That December, the Prince again joined his mother for a Christmas concert by the London Symphony Chorus, where he signed the guest book, demonstrating that he is left-handed {Source}.
    14.  His first official public engagement was on 1 March 1991 (Saint David's Day), during an official visit of his parents to Cardiff, Wales{Source}. 
    15. In May 1995, The Duke of Cambridge accompanied his mother, father and brother to the 50th anniversary of VE (Victory in Europe) commemorations and in August 1995, the future King and his family attended the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of VJ Day and the end of WWII {Source}. 
    16. In March 1998, he and his brother accompanied their father on a trip to Vancouver, Canada, where the father and son trio carried out a number of official engagements before spending a few days on a skiing holiday {Source}.
    17.  In 2000, he was again joined by his father and brother for a trip to Wales {Source}. 
    18. At the age of 21, Prince William was appointed as a Counsellor of State, and began his royal duties by first serving in that capacity when the Queen was abroad to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2003, in Nigeria.
    19. For his 21st birthday, William also accompanied his father on a royal tour of Wales, where they visited the Anglesey Food Fair and opened a centre for the homeless in Newport. 
    20. By July 2005, he was on his first solo overseas tour, travelling to New Zealand, on behalf of his grandmother in her role as Queen of New Zealand, to participate in World War II commemorations.
    21. In July 2007, Prince William accompanied his grandmother's cousin The Duke of Kent, who is President of the UK Scout Association, in opening the 21st World Scout Jamboree, celebrating the centennial of the founding of the Scout Movement.In February 2011, he and his future bride-to-be returned to their alma matter as Patrons of the university's 600th Anniversary Appeal{Source}.
    22. Over the years, Prince William has been on many vacations, many of which have been to skiing resorts. 
    23. The first known trip was in April 1991, to a ski resort in Austria in the company of his mother, brother, first-cousin 1x removed, Viscount Linely and Viscount Linely's lady friend at the time {Source}.
    24.  In May 1991, the Wales family vacationed in Tresco, one of the Scilly Islands {Source}. 
    25. Upon returning to school after holidays in Austria and Scilly Islands, the young prince was in a minor accident on his school's putting green, which caused him to be admitted to the hospital for a depressed fracture on his forehead {Source}.
    26. He dubbed this scar a "Harry Potter scar". He was reported to have said, "I call it (the scar) that because it glows sometimes and some people notice it-other times they don't notice it at all" {Source}.
    27. After a turmoil of a marriage, his parents separated when he was eleven years old {Source} and were officially divorced in 1996 {Source}. 
    28. His mother died in an accident in Paris when he was fifteen years old {Source}. 
    29. At her funeral, The Duke of Cambridge along side his father, brother and grandfather walked behind Diana, Princess of Wales' cortege {Source}.
    30. For his education, he attended independent schools {Source}. 
    31. He began his education at Jane Mynors' nursery school before attending Wetherby School {Source}. After Wetherby, he attended Ludgrove School and was privately tutored in the summer months by Rory Stewart {Source}. He took the entrance exam for Eton College and was admitted {Source}.While there, he took his A-Level exams, where he studied and obtained grades in an A in geography, a C in biology and a B in history of art {Source}. After completing his studies at Eton, the Prince took a gap year, during which he took part in British Army training exercises in Belize {Source}, worked within English dairy farms {Source}, visited Africa, and for ten weeks taught children in southern Chile {Source}. As part of the Raleigh International programme in the town of Tortel, the Prince lived with other young teachers, sharing in the common household chores, including cleaning the toilet, and also volunteered as the guest radio jockey for the local radio station {Source}. He returned to the UK in 2001, where he began to study as William Wales at the University of St. Andrews, where he decided to study art history {Source}. Later on, however, the future King changed his subject to geography and went on to pursue a Scottish Masters of Arts degree with upper 2nd class honors in Geography {Source}. 
    32. During his days at Ludgrove, he was an active sportsman, participating in football, swimming, basketball, clay pigeon shooting and cross-country running {Source}. 
    33. While at Eton, in addition to keeping up his other sports activities, he took up water-polo {Source}.
    34. While at university, Prince William also represented the Scottish national universities water polo team at the Celtic Nations tournament in 2004 {Source}.
    35. He resides in an apartment at Kensington Palace with his wife and their two young children{Source}:
      1. Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge (2013)
      2. Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge (2016)

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    Royal Profile: The Lady Alexandra Etherington

    The Lady Alexandra Clare Etherington was born 20 June 1959 as the only daughter of James Caregie, 3rd Duke of Fife and The Hon. Caroline Dewar, Lady Worsley {Source}. She has one younger brother, as well as two step-siblings {Source}{Source}:


    1. David Charles Carnegie, The 4th Duke of Fife (1961)
      1. Caroline Anne Carnegie, The Duchecss of Fife (1961)
        1. Charles Duff Carnegie, The Earl of Southdesk (1989)
        2. Lord  George William Carnegie (1992)
        3. Lord Hugh Alexander Carnegie (1993)
    2. Henry Worsley
    3. Charlotte Worsley

    She married Mark Fleming Etherington on 11 May 2001{Source}. They have one daughter{Source}:
    • Amelia Mary Carnegie Etherington (2001)


    Lady Alexandra is 70+ in the line of succession to the British throne and one of the godmothers of Lady Louise Windsor {Source}.



    She shares a birthday with The Duchess of Gloucester.

    Royal Profile: Birigitte, The Duchess of Gloucester


    Birgitte, The Duchess of Gloucester was born 20 June 1946 as the younger daughter of Asger Preben Knud Wissing Henriksen and Vivian van Deurs in Denmark{Source}.

    She was educated in Denmark before attending finishing schools in Switzerland and England {Source}.While she was attending finishing school in Cambridge, she met Prince Richard of Gloucester, who was also studying in Cambridge at the time {Source}. She also studied at Bell School of Languages. She speaks Danish and English, at the very least.After Cambridge, she returned to Denmark to take a three-year course in Commercial and Economic Studies {Source}.In 1963, her parents separated, and Brigitte chose to use her mother's maiden name as her own.  In 1971, she returned to England, this time to work as a secretary at the Royal Danish Embassy {Source}.

    A year after she returned to England to work at the Danish embassy, her engagement to Prince Richard of Gloucester was announced in February 1972 {Source}. They were married five months later on 8 July 1972 {Source}. At that time, she gained the title Her Royal Highness Princess Richard of Gloucester. When Prince Richard's brother Prince William died in 1972 without any descendants of his own, followed by his father in 1974, Prince Richard gained the title Duke of Gloucester, thus making Birgitte, The Duchess of Gloucester{Source}.
    Together, they have three children, three children in law, three grandsons, and three granddaughters:
    1. Alexander Windsor,Earl of Ulster (1974)
      1. Dr. Claire Alexandra Windsor, The Countess of Ulster
        1. Xan Windsor, Lord Culloden (2007) 
        2. The Lady Cosima Windsor (2010) 
      2. Lady Davina Lewis (1977)
      1. Mr. Gary Christie Lewis
        1. Senna Lewis (2010) 
        2. Tāne Lewis (2012)
    2. Lady Rose Gilman (1980)
      1. George Gilman
        1. Lyla Gilman (2010)
        2. Rufus Gilman (2012)
           
    Over the years, The Duchess of Gloucester has taken on many duties on behalf of The Duke of Gloucester's cousin{Source}. The Duchess has also traveled overseas in support of her own Patronages and military units, including a visit to Iraq in December 2008{Source}.
    Some of her patronages include:
    The Duchess takes pride in her work with her charities. In her own words The Duchess has said{Source}:
    As members of the Royal Family and in our public life, The Duke and I have the huge privilege of continuously meeting people greatly committed to their work with charitable causes - many individuals being volunteers, doing all kinds of good works, giving of their time, talents and expertise. Some high-powered and greatly skilled, others willing to do the most mundane but essential tasks - all of them enjoying being part of a team supporting a noble cause. It is inspiring and immensely rewarding meeting these volunteers on my varying engagements in London and throughout the country. I meet volunteers in schools, often for children with special needs, medical research projects, hospices, homes for older and frail people, and also in community initiatives for sport, music and the conservation of the Arts. I see so many wonderful places, and it is the people involved who make them so.Charity work in Great Britain is a tradition. I don’t think I have a friend who has not involved him or herself somehow or other. How far back this tradition goes, I am not sure- it is one of the major aspects which makes me very proud to be British.There is another facet to voluntary work which I think is very important, and that is the sense of fulfilment and reward in the knowledge of the value of your contribution as a volunteer. In this country there is a firmly grounded tradition, and a freedom, to help one’s fellow men in many different forms, and I think we should be proud of that and grateful for it also.
    Queen Elizabeth II must've been fairly fond of her new cousin-in-law as she bestowed awards on her rather quickly {Source}The Duchess of Gloucester has received the following orders from her husband's cousin over the years:
    • The Family Order from The Queen (1973)
    • Dame of Justice of the Order of St John (1974)
    • Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO) (1989)

    Monday, June 19, 2017

    Royal Profile: Theodor Rosanes af Rosenborg

    Theodor Christian Emanuel Rosanes af Rosenborg was born 19 June 2008, the youngest of four children of Countess Camilla  af Rosenborg and Mikael Rosanes {Source}. His maternal grandfather was the late Count Christian af Rosenborg. He has one older sister, and two older brothers:

    This youngster holds no royal title, or succession rights, but as a 1st cousin 2x removed, he is kind of part of the Royal Family, but not really. Because he isn't technically part of the Royal Family, little is known about him.

    In 2013, he was likely among the children during his grandfather's funeral{Photos}. He likely attended the funeral of his grandmother the next year.

    Sunday, June 18, 2017

    The Royal Recap of the Royals You Love: June 12-18, 2017

    Austria

    -Countess Margherita Ginevra Maria von und zu Arco-Zinneberg celebrated her 34th birthday on Sunday.

    Belgium

    -King Philippe & Queen Mathilde attended the Final concert of the Queen Elisabeth Competition cello 2017 on Thursday {Photos}. On Friday, the royal pair held an audience with the President and First Lady of Germany {Photos}

    -King Philippe held audiences with newly appointed ambassadors from  North Korea, Tanzania, Cyprus and Bolivia on Wednesday {Photos}. On Thursday, the Belgian king held an audience with the Chief of Defense and Aide de Camp to the King {Photos}

    -Queen Mathilde attended the celebrations of the Belgian Charter and attended a   concert by 4th, 5th and 6th laureates of the Queen Elisabeth Competition cello 2017 on Wednesday {Photos}{Photos}. On Thursday,  the Belgian consort attended a working lunch with people who are comitteed to promoting Belgian culture abroad {Photos}

    -Princess Astrid, The Archduchess of Austria-Este undertook an Belgian Economic Mission to Korea this week {Photos}{Photos}

    Bulgaria

    -King Simeon II celebrated his 80th birthday on Thursday.

    Bhutan

    -King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck held an audience with the Director General of the Border Roads Organisation of India on Tuesday {Photos}

    Denmark

    -Crown Prince Fredrik & Crown Princess Mary greeted Crown Prince Naruhito as he began an official visit to Denmark on Thursday {Photos}{Photos}

    -Crown Prince Fredrik participated in the 60th anniversary celebrations of the Danish Navy on Friday {Photos}Germany

    -Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg & Mr. Alexander Johannsmann celebrated their 6th wedding anniversary on Sunday.

    -Count Conrad von Hochberg celebrated his 32nd birthday on Saturday.

    Great Britain

    -Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince Charles of Wales, Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex, Sophie, The Countess of Wessex, The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, Sir Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry of Wales, Princess Beatrice of York, Princess Eugenie of York, Peter Mark Andrew Philips, Autumn Patricia Kelly Philips, Prince George of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Savannah Anne Kathleen Philips, Isla Elizabeth Philips, Prince Richard, The Duke of Gloucester, Alexander, The Earl of Ulster, Dr. Claire Windsor, The Countess of Ulster, Xan Richard Anders Windsor, Lord Culloden, The Lady Cosima Rose Alexandra Windsor, The Lady Davina Lewis,  The Lady Rose Gilman, The Lady Amelia Windsor, Senna Kowhai Lewis, Tāne Mahuta Lewis,Lyla Gilman,Rufus Gilman,  Prince Edward, The Duke of Kent, Katharine, The Duchess of Kent, Prince Michael of Kent, Princess Michael of Kent, Princess Alexandra, The Hon. Lady Ogilvy, The Lady Helen Taylor, Timothy Taylor,  Lord Fredrik Windsor, Lady Fredrick Windsor, The Lady Gabriella Windsor attended the 2017 Trooping of Color ceremony on Saturday {Photos}{Photos}

     -Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh attended the 175th celebrations to mark the first time a monarch rode a train on Tuesday {Source}. On Wednesday, the royal pair attended the celebrations to mark the centenary of the Companions of Honour{Photos} On Thursday, they visited Tower Hamlets on the 100th anniversary of the bombing of Upper North Street School {Photos}

    -Queen Elizabeth II & Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge visited the Westway Sports Centre on Friday {Photos}

    -The Prince Andrew, The Duke of York held an audience with the President of Singapore on Tuesday {Photos}

    -Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall attended the final of BBC Radio 2's #500Words competition on Friday {Photos}

    -Prince Harry of Wales visited Borough Market to commemorate their first opening since the London Bridge attacks on Thursday {Source}

    -The Lady Sarah Chatto & Daniel St. George Chatto celebrated their 23rd wedding anniversary on Wednesday.

    -David Charles Carnegie, The 4th Duke of Fife & Caroline, The Duchess of Fife celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on Friday.

    -Patricia Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma died at the age of 93 on Tuesday {Source}

    Italy

    -Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Scilies. The Duke of Castro & Princess Camilla of Bourbon-Two Scilies, The Duchess of Castro  attended the opening of the 2017 Television Festival on Saturday {Photos}

    Japan

    -Crown Prince Naruhito
    began an official visit to Denmark on Thursday {Photos}{Photos}

    Jordan

    -Queen Rania met with participants from the Teacher Education Professional Diploma and the Advanced Instructional Leadership Professional Diploma programs on Tuesday {Photos}

    -Prince Hussein bin Hashim celebrated his 2nd birthday on Thursday.

    Luxembourg

    -Grand Duke Henri, Prince Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke & Princess Stephanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess hosted a reception for l’association Jonk Entrepreneuren Luxembourg on Wednesday {Photos}

    -Princess Amalia de Nassau celebrated her 3rd birthday on Thursday.

    -Princess Sibilla celebrated her 49th birthday on Monday.

    Monaco

    -Prince Albert II attended the opening of the exhibition Carabiniers du Prince: Two centuries of history, 1817-2017 on Tuesday {Photos}. On Saturday, he attended the opening of the 2017 Television Festival {Photos}

    -Princess Charlene  attended the official opening of  Piscine Municipale Princesse Charlène de Monaco on Monday {Photos}. On Tuesday, the princess consort took part in Water Safety Day 2017 {Photos}. On Friday, she took part in Day of the African Child 2017 {Photos}.

    -Princess Stephanie & Camille Marie Kelly Gottlieb attended the 7th anniversary party of la maison vie on Thursday {Photos}

    -Christine Knecht de Massy celebrated her 17th birthday on Monday.

    Morocco


    -King Mohammed VI & Princess Lalla Salma held an audience with the President of France on Wednesday {Source}

    The Netherlands

    -King Williem-Alexander received newly appointed ambassadors to India and Ukraine on Wednesday {Source}

    -Princess Margriet visited SOS Children's Villages in Lebanon on Monday and Tuesday {Source}

    -Princess Margriet & Prof. Pieter van Vollenhoven attended the two-day international conference The World Needs More Canada? Changes and Challenges in Contemporary Canadian Culture and Society  on Monday and Tuesday {Source}

    -Countess Zaria van Oranje-Nassau, Jonkvrouw van Ambsberg celebrated her 11th birthday on Sunday.

    Norway

    -King Harald V, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon & Crown Princess Mette-Marit  a garden party in Maihaugen on Tuesday and Wednesday {Source}{Source}

    -Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, Prince Sverre Magnus participated in a friendly football match with Team Skaugum and LSK Unified Skaugum on Wednesday {Source}

    -King Harald V & Queen Sonja visited Hedmark and Oppland on Monday {Source}. 

    -Queen Sonja took part in the opening of Momentum Biennial on Saturday {Photos}

    -Crown Prince Haakon & Crown Princess Mette-Marit visited Skara Brae on Saturday {Source}

    -Crown Prince Haakon attended the opening of the World Tunnel Conference on Monday {Source}. On Thursday, the future Norwegian king visited Klepp and Oslo Bislett Games {Source}{Source}

    -Princess Astrid, Mrs. Ferner was awarded the Norwegian Women's Public Health Association's highest honor badge of honor on Wednesday {Source}{Source}

    Romania

    -Crown Princess Margareta & Prince Radu attended the 80th birthday celebrations of Bulgaria's King Simeon II on Saturday and Sunday {Source}

    -Princess Elena & Alexander Nixon represented the Romanian Crown Custodians at the ceremony during which they were installed as canons of the Royal Chapel of the Palace of St. George on Monday {Source}

    Spain

    -King Felipe VI & Queen Letizia attended a luncheon in honor of the President and First Lady of Peru on Tuesday {Photos}. On Friday, they presided over the meeting of the Patronage of the Foundation Princess of Asturias {Photos}

    -King Felipe VI & King Juan Carlos I  presided over the presentation of the COTEC report on Technology and Innovation on Monday {Photos}

    -King Felipe VI presided over the event that closed the activities organized on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Basic Air Academy on Monday {Photos}. On Wednesday, the Spanish monarch held an audience with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) {Photos}. On Thursday, he held audiences with newly appointed ambassadors from Panama, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Belize and Zambia {Photos}

    -Queen Letizia presided over a meeting of the Board of the Residence of Students on Wednesday {Photos}

    -King Juan Carlos presided over the inauguration of the new wine cellar "Macán" on Friday {Photos}

    -Infanta Elena, The Duchess of Lugo presided over the Day of Charity on Thursday {Photos}

    -Infanta Cristina celebrated her 52nd birthday on Tuesday.

    -Don Bruno Alejandro Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón celebrated his 46th birthday on Thursday.

    Sweden

    -King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Pricne Daniel, Prince Carl Philip & Princess Madeleine attended the 2017 Polar Music Prize on Thursday {Photos}

    -Prince Carl Philip & Princess Sofia celebrated their 2nd wedding anniversary on Tuesday.

    -Prince Nicolas celebrated his 2nd birthday on Thursday.

    Yugoslavia

    -Prince Dimitri & Prince Michael celebrated their 59th birthdays on Saturday.
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