Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Royal Profile: Courtney 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. 

She likely leads a fairly normal life in the United States.

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 van Oranje-Nassau, van Vollenhoven and Princess Marilène of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven{Source}.
She has an older brother and sister {Source}:

Anastasia (Anna) Margriet Joséphine van Lippe-Biesterfeld van Vollenhoven(2001)
Lucas Maurits Pieter Henri van Lippe-Biesterfeld van Vollenhoven (2002)

Her godparents are{Source}:

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:

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

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Royal Profile: Álvaro Gómez-Acebo y Cano

Álvaro Gómez-Acebo y Cano was born 30 May 2011 as the third child of Don Bruno Alejandro Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón and doña Bárbara Cano y de la Plaza {Source}. He has two older brothers:
  • Alejandro Juan Gómez-Acebo y Cano (2004)
  • Guillermo Gómez-Acebo y Cano (2005)
He was baptized in September 2011, with the following godparents {Source}:

  • don Luis Alfonso de Borbón
  • doña Francesca Franco
He is a first cousin 1x removed from King Felipe VI.

Royal Profile: Lyla 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.

Monday, May 29, 2017

The Royal Recap of the Royals You Love: May 22-28, 2017


-King Philippe & Queen Mathilde held an audience with US President and First Lady Donald and Melania Trump on Tuesday {Photos}. On Thursday the royal couple hosted the President and First Lady of the United States {Photos}

-Princess Astrid, The Archduchess of Austria-Este & Prince Lorenz, The Archduke of Austria-Este attended the Opening Ceremony of the 35th Special Olympics Belgium on Wednesday {Source}

-Princess Astrid, The Archduchess of Austria-Este participated in a marathon for Special Olympics Belgium on Sunday {Photos}

-Princess Maria Laura, Archduchess of Austria-Este & Princess Laetitia Maria, Archduchess of Austria-Este watched their mother participate in a 20km run for Special Olympics Belgium on Sunday {Photos}

-Leopoldo Daniel Moncada celebrated his 16th birthday on Monday.


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

-Prince Joachim & Princess Marie celebrated their 9th wedding anniversary on Wednesday.


-Prince Louis de Bourbon, The Duke of Burgandy, Daupin of France celebrated his 7th birthday on Sunday.

-Prince Alphonse de Bourbon, The Duke of Berry celebrated his 7th birthday on Sunday.

Great Britain

-Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh led a moment of silence in honor of the victims of the Manchester Arena attack on Wednesday {Video}

-Queen Elizabeth II released a statement regarding the attack in Manchester Arena at the Ariana Grande concert {Source}. On Thursday, the United Kingdom's longest-reigning monarch visited those effected at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital {Photos}

-Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex & Sophie, The Countess of Wessex attended a reception  to celebrate the young people who have achieved the Gold Standard in the Award on Wednesday {Source}

-Princess Beatrice of York & Princess Eugenie of York attended The Ultimate Luxury Travel Related Awards 2017 on Monday {Photos}

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

-Sylvana Palma Windsor, The Countess of St. Andrews celebrated her 60th birthday on Sunday.

-Zenouska May Mowatt celebrated her 27th birthday on Friday.

-Louis Arthur Nicholas Windsor celebrated his 2nd birthday on Saturday.


-Prince Amedeo of Savoy-Aosta, Duke of the Abruzzi
 celebrated his 6th birthday on Wednesday.


-King Abdullah II, Queen Rania & Princess Salma attended the 71st Independence Day celebrations on Wednesday {Photos}

-Queen Rania attended the IAA class of 2017 graduation ceremony on Tuesday {Photos}


-Prince Joseph Wenzel celebrated his 22nd birthday on Wednesday.

-Prince Moritz celebrated his 14th birthday on Saturday.


-Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Prince Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke, Princess Stephanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess, Prince Felix, Princess Claire, Princess Amalia de Nassau & Prince Liam de Nassau attended Luxembourg's National Day celebrations on Monday {Photos}{Photos}


-Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene, Andrea Albert Pierre Casiraghi & Pierre Rainier Stefano Casiraghi attended the 2017 Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday {Photos}{Photos}

-Prince Albert II & Princess Charlene met with Monaco Red Cross volunteers who were working the Monaco Grand Prix on Saturday {Photos}

-Prince Albert II released a statement regarding the Manchester attacks on Tuesday{Source}

-Princess Charlene visited new mothers and their newborns at Princess Grace Hospital on Sunday {Photos}

-Jazmin Grace Grimaldi attended the screening after party for Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales hosted by The Cinema Society at Chefs Club on Tuesday {Photos}

The Netherlands

-Princess Laurentien celebrated her 51st birthday on Thursday.

-Samuel Berhard Louis van Vollenhoven celebrated his 12th birthday on Thursday.


-Crown Princess Margareta presided over two meetings of the Romanian Red Cross on Friday{Source}. On Sunday, the Custodian of the Royal Crown hosted a garden party for children {Source}

-Princess Maria attended a reception for the Bucharest International Film Festival on Wednesday {Source}. On Sunday, the youngest daughter of King Michael visited Timisoara, Romania {Source}


-Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle, Prince Oscar & Prince Carl Philip held an audience with the Men's National Ice Hockey Team on Monday {Photos}

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Royal Profile: Prince Alphonse de Bourbon, The Duke of Berry

Prince Alphonse de Bourbon, The Duke of Berry 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}:

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.

Royal Profile: Prince Louis de Bourbon, The Duke of Burgandy, Daupin of France

Prince Louis de Bourbon, The Duke of Burgandy, Daupin of France 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}:

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: 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}:

  • Edward Windsor, Lord Downpatrick (1988)
  • The Lady Mariana-Charlotte Windsor (1992)
  • 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}.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Royal Profile: Louis 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}:
  • Albert Louis Philip Edward Windsor (2007)
  • Leopold Ernest Augustus Guelph Windsor (2009)
Little Louis is currently not in succession due to being Roman Catholic {Source}. If he were in succession, 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}:

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

The 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.

Friday, May 26, 2017

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}:
  • Prince Georg of Denmark (maternal 3rd cousin 1x removed) 
  • Queen Anne-Marie of The Hellenes (maternal aunt)
  • Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte of Luxembourg
  • Maximilien de Watteville-Berckheim, Baron de Watteville-Berckheim
  • Count Etienne de Laborde de Monpezat
  • Mrs Birgitta Juel Hillingsø

He was confirmed on 28 May 1981{Source}.

He has several godchildren of his own:

  • Count Gregers Carl Preben Ahlefeldt-Laurvig-Bille (1995)
  • Prince Constantine-Alexios of Greece and Denmark (1998, his maternal cousin 1x removed)
  • Prince Nikolai William Alexander Frederik of Denmark (1999, his nephew)
  • Countess Ingrid Alexandra Irma Astrid Benedikte von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth (2003, his maternal 1st cousin 1x removed)
  • Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway (2004, his 3rd cousin 1x removed through Frederick VIII of Denmark)
  • Rosemarie Heering (2005)
  • India Handwerk (2006)
  • Countess Ingeborg Wilhelmine Alexandrine Wedell-Wedellsborg (2015)
  • 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:

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}.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Royal Profile: Tāne 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}:
  • Ari Lewis (paternal half brother, 1992)
  • 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}:

His godparents are {Source}{Source}:

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: Princess Laurentien of The Netherlands

Petra Laurentien Brinkhorst now known as Princess Laurentien of The Netherlands was born on 25 May 1966 as the daughter of Laurens Jan Brinkhorst and Jantien Brinkhorst-Heringa {Source}
She is the daughter of  {Source}.

She attended school in The Netherlands, and in Japan{Source}. She received her Baccalauréat from Lycée français in Japan{Source}.She studied history at Groningen University{Source}, earning a foundations degree in 1986{Source}She then attended Queen Mary College, London University, where she studied political science in 1989{Source}.In 1991, she earned a Master of Journalism from the University of California at Berkeley{Source}. She holds a bachelor's Degree in Political Science and a masters in Journalism.

The engagement of Prince Constantijn and Laurentien Brinkhorst was announced on 16 December 2000{Source}.She married Prince Constantijn on 17 May 2001 {Source}. Together, they have three children{Source}:
In addition to her royal duties, she works as a freelance communications consultant {Source}. Since 2008, she has worked for the European Climate Foundation {Source}.In 2009, she set up the Missing Chapter Foundation{Source}. One of the Princess's major causes involved the environment and environmental issues{Source}. She is actively involved with the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature), especially with their "Rewildingn Europe" initiative{Source}.On 1 November 2012, she was appointed President of Fauna & Flora International (FFI){Source}{Source} A second major cause for the princess is promoting literacy{Source}. She is chair of the Stichting Lezen & Zchrijven {Source}. On 24 March 2009, Princess Laurentien was designated UNESCO Special Envoy on Literacy for Development {Source}.Since 1 February 2011 the Princess has been Chair of the European Commission's High Level Group on Literacy {Source}.She is patron of:
  • The Dutch Listening & Braile Library (NLBB)
  • The  Dutch language society Genootschap Onze Taal
  • Honorary Chair of the Association of Public Libraries.
  • President of Fauna & Flora International (FFI).
  • President of the European Cultural Foundation.
For a time, she and her family resided in Brussels, while now they have moved back to The Netherlands.
Her middle name, Laurentien is a protmanteau of her parents names- Laurens & Jantien.
She is the daughter-in-law of Princess Beatrix of The Netherlands & Prince Claus.

She speaks Dutch, and probably French, and English fluently. Due to her years in Japan, she may also speak some Japanese.She appears to be close with her sisters-in-law, Queen Maxima & Princess Mabel and mother-in-law, Princess Beatrix.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Royal Profile: Prince Amedeo Michele of Savoy-Aosta, The Duke of Abruzzi

Prince Amedeo Michele of Savoy-Aosta, The Duke of Abruzzi was born on 24 May 2011 as the son of Prince Aimone of Savoy-Aosta, Duke of Apulia & Princess Olga of Savoy-Aosta, The Duchess of Apulia. A day after his birth Amedeo was granted the title Duke of the Abruzzi by his paternal grandfather{Source}.

He has two siblings, one older and one younger, one brother and one sister{Source}:

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}:
  • Princess Marie Caroline (1996)
  • Prince Georg (1999)
  • Prince Nikolaus (2000)

His name comes from ancestors mostly{Source}:

  • Joseph Wenzel: For his ancestor, Josef Wenzel, Reigning Prince of Liechtenstein from 1712-1718 and 1748-1772
  • Maximillian: for his maternal grandfather, Prince Max, Duke in Bravia & paternal uncle (and godfather), Prince Maximillian
  • 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}. Prince Joesph Wenzel received his A-Levels in 2014{Source}. Upon recieving his A-Levels, he underwent a gap year to obtain work experience in the United States and South America {Source}. It is unknown where he or if he started university after his gap year.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

The Royal Recap of the Royals You Love: May 15-21, 2017


-King Philippe attended a concert organized on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the University of Liège  and the Universiteit Gent on Tuesday {Source}{Photos}(link is external)

-Queen Mathilde & Prince Emmanuel attended the semi-finals of the Queen Elisabeth Cello Competition on Monday {Source}{Photos}

-Prince Lorenz, The Archduke of Austria-Este attended the closing session of the Statutory General Assembly of the Royal Association of Historic Dwellings and Gardens of Belgium on Saturday {Source}

-Archduchess Anna Astrid of Austria-Este celebrated her 1st birthday on Wednesday.
Archduchess Anna Astrid is the daughter of Prince Amedeo, Archduke of Austria-Este & Archduchess Elisabetta "Lili" of Austria-Este, thus a great niece of King Philippe of Belgium.

-Leopoldo Daniel Moncada celebrated his 16th birthday on Sunday.


-Konstantin-Assen, The Prince of Vidin attended the first communion of The Infanta Sofia of Spain on Wednesday{Video}{Photos}
The Prince of Vidin is the godfather of The Infanta Sofia


-Prince Hubertus, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha & Kelly, Hereditary Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha celebrated their 8th wedding anniversary on Sunday.

Great Britain

-Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex, The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Beatrice of York, Prince Michael of Kent & Princess Michael of Kent attended a garden party on Tuesday {Photos}

-Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Edward, The Duke of Kent presented new colors to the 1st Battalion and F Company Scots Guards on Friday {Photos}

-Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry of Wales, Princess Eugenie of York, Prince George of Cambridge & Princess Charlotte of Cambridge attended the wedding of Pippa Middleton to James Matthews on Saturday {Photos}{Photos}{Photos}

-Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge & Prince Harry of Wales attended the presentation of the innaugural Diana Awards The Inaugural Legacy Award on Wednesday {Source}

-Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge visited Royal Marsden Hospital on Tuesday {Source}

-Peter Mark Andrew Philips & Autumn Patricia Kelly Philips celebrated their 9th wedding anniversary on Wednesday.

-Zara Anne Elizabeth Philips Tindall celebrated her 36th birthday on Monday.

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


-Crown Prince Pavlos celebrated his 50th birthday on Saturday.

-Ana Maria Morales y de Grecia celebrated her 14th birthday on Monday.


-Emperor Akihito abdication is currently pending, Japanese lawmakers have approved a bill allowing for his abdication, set to take affect within the next three years on Friday {Source}

-Princess Mako of Akishino announced her engagement  to Kei Komuro on Wednesday {Source}
Per current Japanese house law, she will give up her royal status upon marriage


-Queen Rania visited Ballas Secondary School for Girls and Ballas Charitable Society on Monday {Photos}. On Wednesday, Jordan's Queen Consort visited Eureka Tech Academy {Photos}. On Sunday, she attended the Children's Every Last Child Campaign Gala at the Cannes Film Festival {Source}

-Princess Muna al-Hussein underwent an official visit to Sibiu. Romania to open the 9th edition of the Romanian-Jordanian Congress of Medicine and Pharmacy and he will receive a Doctor Honoris Causa from Lucian Blaga University on Wednesday {Source}{Source}
Princess Muna is the mother of Jordan's current king.

-Prince Rashid bin El Hassan celebrated his 38th birthday on Saturday.


-Prince Maximilian celebrated his 48th birthday on Tuesday.

-Princess Margaretha, Princess of Luxembourg celebrated her 60th birthday on Monday.

-Prince Alfons celebrated his 16th birthday on Thursday.

-Prince Benedikt celebrated his 9th birthday on Thursday.


-Grand Duke Henri,Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Prince Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke, Princess Stephanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess, Prince Felix, Princess Alexandra, Prince Sébastien, Prince Louis, Prince Jean, Countess Diane de Nassau, Prince Constantin de Nassau, Prince Wenceslas de Nassau & Prince Carl-Johan de Nassau attended the civil wedding ceremony of Princess Marie-Gabrielle de Nassau and Antonius Willms on Monday{Photos}

-Grand Duke Henri & Grand Duchess Maria Teresa visited a fresh market in Luxembourg City on Wednesday {Photos}

-Prince Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke & Princess Stephanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess attended the opening of Biennale of Contemporary Art on Tuesday {Photos}. On Wednesday, they attended the opening of the 70th Festival du Cannes on Wednesday {Photos}

-Prince Jean celebrated his 60th birthday on Monday.


-Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene & Prince Jacques attended a cocktail victory party for AS Monaco with team members, their families and the club leaders to celebrate the team's championship win on Sunday {Photos}

-Jonkvrouw Leticia de Massy de Brouwer celebrated her 46th birthday on Tuesday.

The Netherlands

-King Williem-Alexander I held an audience with the President of the Dutch Parliament on Wednesday {Source}

-Queen Maxima celebrated her 46th birthday on Wednesday. On Thursday, she the visited the Princess Maxima Utrecht Infant Oncology Center {Photos}{Source}

-Prince Constantijn & Princess Laurentien celebrated their 16th wedding anniversary on Friday.


-King Harald V, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Ingrid Alexandra & Prince Sverre Magnus took part in Norway's National Day celebrations on Wednesday {Source}

-Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Ingrid Alexandra & Prince Sverre Magnus greeted the Children's Parade as part of Norway's National Day celebrations on Wednesday {Source}

-Crown Prince Haakon & Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended a dinner for winners and former winners of the Oslo Business for Peace Award on Tuesday {Source}

-Queen Sonja officially opened the Loen Skylift on Thursday {Source}

-Crown Prince Haakon visited the full-rigged Christian Radich on Wednesday{Source}

-Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza celebrated his 72nd birthday on Monday.


-Crown Princess Margareta & Prince Radu visited Sibiu, Romania from Wednesday to Friday {Source}{Source}

-Prince Radu visited the Spiru Haret National College on Monday {Source}

-Princess Maria attended an Evening of the Romanian Archery Association on Wednesday {Source}. On Thursday and Friday, the youngest daughter of the former king attended the Caolin International Contemporary Ceramics Festival.on Thursday and Friday {Source}
Princess Maira undertook the High Patronage of the Caolin International Contemporary Ceramics Festival in 2017.

-Princess Sophie took part in the opening of the personal art exhibition entitled The Elements of Nature on Wednesday {Source}


-King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia, Leonor, Princess of Austrias,The Infatna Sofia, King Juan Carlos & Queen Sofia attended the first communion of The Infanta Sofia on Wednesday{Video}{Photos}
Also in attendance were her maternal grandparents (her grandmother is her godmother as well), her maternal great grandmother Menchu del Valle and her godfather, The Prince of Vidin

-Don Luis Beltrán Ataúlfo Alfonso Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón celebrated his 44th birthday on Saturday.

Royal Profile: Leopoldo 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).

Saturday, May 20, 2017

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:
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:

Jordan Amateur Boxing Association (Head, 1999-2007)
The Hasemite Charitable Organization (Chairman of the Board of Trustees, 2002-Present)
Jordan Polo Team (Captain, 2005-Present)
Cooperative Monitoring Center Amman (Chairman, 2006-Present)
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: 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 son of Infanta Pilar of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz, Dowager Viscountess de la Torre & Don Luis Gómez-Acebo y Duque de Estrada, Viscount de la Torre, Grandee of Spain {Source}. He has the following siblings, siblings-in-law, and neices and nephews:
  1. Doña María de Fátima Simoneta Luisa Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón (1968)
    1. José Miguel Fernández y Sastrón (1959, m. 1990-2012, div)
      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, ?th Viscount de la Torre (1969)
    1.  Winston Holmes Carney (m. 2012)
      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  (m. 2004-2013, div)
    2.  Nadia Halamandari (m. 2016)
      1. Nicolás Gómez-Acebo y Halamandari (2016)
Don Luis married Laura Ponte y Martinez in September 2004, and they divorced in 2011. Together, they have two children:
  • Luis Felipe Gómez-Acebo y Ponte (2005)
  • Laura Gómez-Acebo y Ponte (2006)

On 27 February 2016 Don Luis Beltrán Ataúlfo Alfonso Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón married Andrea Pascual Vicens . Don Luis Beltrán and his second wife had a son:
  • Juan Gómez-Acebo y Pascual (2016)

Royal Profile: 50 Facts about Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece, Prince of Denmark

  1. Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece, Prince of Denmark was born in Athens on 20 May 1967 {Source}.
  2. He is the second child of King Constantine & Queen Anne-Marie of The Hellenes {Source}. 
  3. He has one older sister:
    1. Princess Alexia of Greece & Denmark(1965)
  4. He also has two younger brothers and a younger sister:
    1. Prince Nikolaos of Greece & Denmark (1969)
    2. Princess Theodora of Greece & Denmark (1983)
    3. Prince Philippos of Greece & Denmark (1986)
  5. He is brother-in-law to the following:
    1. Carlos Morales Quintana (1970, m. 1999)
    2. Princess Tatiana of Greece & Denmark (1980, m. 2010)
  6. The future pretender to the Greek throne has the following nieces:
    1. Arrietta Morales y de Grecia (2002)
    2. Ana María Morales y de Grecia (2003)
    3. Amelia Morales y de Grecia (2007)
  7. He has the following nephews:
    1. Carlos Morales y de Grecia (2005)
  8. At seven months old, he moved with his family to Rome, before settling in London in 1974{Source}.
  9. His education began in England, finished in the United States. 
  10. He attended the Hellenic College that was founded by his parents{Source}.
  11. The Crown Prince graduated the United World College in 1986.
  12. Prince Pavlos graduated the Georgetown School of Foreign Service in international relations, Law and Organisation in 1993 {Source}.
  13. He also attended Georgetown Masters School of Foreign Service with a Masters Degree in Foreign Relations and Economics - specializing in Eastern Europe and the Balkans{Source}.
  14. During his time at Georgetown University, his roomate was his cousin, King Felipe VI {Source}
  15. After finishing at UWC, he went on to serve as a Lieutenant in the British Army{Source}.
  16.  He completed his officer training at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst and was awarded the position of Commandant' Stick Orderly{Source}.
  17.  He was then awarded a Short Service Commission in the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, where he served for three years{Source}.
  18. Between 1995 and 1997, Crown Prince Pavlos was employed by the Charles R. Weber Company Inc. in the operation and marketing departments{Source}. 
  19. In February 1997, he co-founded Griphon Asset Management, an alternative investment fund-of-funds{Source}. 
  20. 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}.
  21. 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}.
  22. Crown Prince Pavlos married Marie-Chantal Miller, (HRH Crown Princess Marie-Chantal), in London, in 1995{Source}.
  23. 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)
  24. Crown Prince Pavlos and his family currently reside in London{Source}.
  25. The Crown Prince of Greece is active on the internet, maintaining his own site and twitter account.
  26. You can follow HRH Crown Prince Pavlos' blog, AGORA, hosted on the online magazine Periscope Post, and on twitter (@pavlosgr1){Source}.
  27. He is the maternal nephew of:
    1. Queen Margrethe II of Denmark
    2. Princess Benedikte of Denmark, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
  28. He is the maternal nephew through marriage to:
    1. Prince Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark
    2. Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittenstein-Berleburg
  29. His maternal cousins are:
    1. Crown Prince Fredrik of Denmark
    2. Prince Joachim of Denmark
    3. Gustav, 7th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (1969)
    4. Alexandra, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Countess von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth(1970)
    5. Nathalie, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (1975)
  30. His maternal cousins-in-law are:
    1. Crown Princess Mary (1972, m. 2004)
    2. Alexandra, Countess of Fredriksburg (m. 1995-2005)
    3. Princess Marie (m. 2008)
    4. Miss Carina Axelsson (partners since 2008)
    5. Alexander Johannasman (m. 2010)
    6. Count Jefferson von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth (m. 1999)
  31. His maternal 1st cousins 1x removed are:
    1. Prince Nikolai (1999)
    2. Count Friedrich Richard Oscar Jefferson von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth (1999)
    3. Prince Felix (2002)
    4. Countess Ingrid Alexandra Irma Astrid Benedikte von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth (2003)
    5. Prince Christian (2005)
    6. Princess Isabella(2007)
    7. Prince Henrik (2009)
    8. Master Konstantin Gustav Heinrich Richard Johannsmann (2010)
    9. Prince Vincent (2011)
    10. Princess Josephine (2011)
    11. Princess Athena (2012)
    12. Miss Louisa Johannsmann (2015)
  32. His paternal aunts are:
    1. Queen Sofia of Spain 
    2. Princess Irene of Greece & Denmark
  33. He is the paternal nephew of:
    1. King Juan Carlos I of Spain
  34. From his father's side, his cousins are:
    1. The Infanta Elena of Spain, The Duchess of Lugo (1963)
    2. The Infanta Cristina of Spain (1965)
    3. King Felipe VI of Spain (1968)
  35. From his father's side, his cousins-in-law are:
    1. Queen Letizia of Spain (m. 2004, 1972)
    2. Don Iñaki Urdangarín (1968, m. 1997)
    3. Jaime de Marichalar y Saenz de Tejada (m. 1995-2010, div)
  36. From his father's side, he is a 1st cousin 1x removed from:
    1. Don Juan Valentín de Todos los Santos Urdangarín y de Borbón (1999)
    2. Don Pablo Nicolás Sebastián de Todos los Santos Urdangarín y de Borbón (2000)
    3. Don Miguel de Todos los Santos Urdangarín y de Borbón (2002)
    4. Doña Irene de Todos los Santos Urdangarín y de Borbón (2005)
    5. Leonor, Princess of Austrias (2005)
    6. The Infanta Sofia of Spain (2007)
  37. Through both his parents he is related to Queen Victoria and King Christian IX of Denmark.
  38. Through his father, he is a greatx3 grandson of King Christian of IX.
  39. Through his father, he is related to Queen Victoria 2x: 
    1. First through his grandfather he is her 3x great grandson
    2. Second, through his grandmother, he is her 4x great grandson.
  40. Through his mother, he is King Christian IX's greatx3 grandson.
  41. Through his mother, he is Queen Victoria's greatx4 grandson.
  42. Crown Prince Pavlos's maternal grandparents were:
    1.  Princess Ingrid of Sweden (later Queen Ingrid of Denmark)
    2. King Frederick IX of Denmark.
  43. His paternal grandparents were: 
    1. King Paul of The Hellenes
    2. Princess Frederica of Hanover
  44. He has Danish, Greek, German, Swedish, Russian, Dutch and British ancestry.
  45. He is named for his maternal grandfather, with Greek spelling.
  46. One of his godparents is{Source}:
    1. The Prince Charles of Wales
  47. He is a godfather to:
    1. Prince Christian of Denmark (2005)
    2. Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway (2005)
  48. Apparently, all of his sons have played cricket during their preparatory school years at Wetherby Prep School, but Crown Prince Pavlos still doesn't understand the game {Source}
  49. He is related to the following monarchs:
    1. Queen Elizabeth II: Third cousins 1x removed through Queen Victoria's daughter Victoria, Princess Royal. They are also related through Christian IX- they are 2nd cousins 1x removed through him.
    2. Queen Margrethe II: maternal aunt
    3. King Felipe VI: paternal cousin
  50. He is related to the following consorts:
    1. Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh: 2nd cousins through Christian IX and 3rd cousins 1x removed through Queen Victoria. He recently referred to him as "Uncle Philip" on Instagram

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    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:
    1.  Prince Mortz (2003)
    2. Princess Georgina (2005)

    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.

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    Royal Profile: Archduchess Anna Astrid of Austria-Este

    Archdchess Anna Astrid of Austria-Este was born 17 May 2016 as the first child of Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este & Archduchess Elisabetta "Lili" of Austria-Este, weighing (7 pounds, 4.4 oz) and being 52 cm (20.47 inches) {Source}{Source}.

    At barely a year old, Archduchess Anna Astrid spent the first few months of her life in Belgium, but her parents and her have relocated to Switzerland, where her father works for a bank that is owned by her paternal grandfather {Source}.

    She was named for her grandmothers:

    • Anna: For her maternal grandmother, Countess Anna Maria "Lilia" de Smecchia
    • Astrid: For her paternal grandmother, who in turn was named for her grandmother (Anna Astrid's greatx2 grandmother), Princess Astrid of Belgium, The Archduchess of Austria-Este

    At the time of her parents' wedding, no royal decree was issued granting her mother the title Her Royal Highness Princess of Belgium. It was originally speculated that no issue of royal decree was due to government issues, then that Prince Amedeo had not seek authorization for his marriage. Neither speculation was confirmed or denied by the Royal Court or Belgian Government for many months. More than a year after the wedding he applied for retroactive approval of their marriage with his uncle and it was approved retroactively. Due to a new royal decree issued by his uncle that entitles only those of the heir and present monarch the title Prince/ss of Belgium, their future children will not hold the title Prince/ss of Belgium.However, due to Prince Amedeo also being a paternal heir to the titles Archduke of Austria-Este, Prince Royal of Hungary & Bohemia, their children and his wife will hold those titles.

    She is currently 7th in succesion for the Belgian throne after her father. Due to succession rules, she cannot be displaced by any younger brothers.

    Royal Profile: Queen Maxima of The Netherlands

    Queen Máxima of the Netherlands was born as  17 May 1971 as the eldest daughter of Jorge Horacio Zorreguieta Stefanini and his second wife María del Carmen Cerruti Carricart (b. 1944){Source}. She is the eldest of the children of Jorge and Maria. However, she is not her father's eldest child.She has three half-sisters by her father's first wife Marta López Gil, as well as three younger siblings, and their families{Source}:
    1. María Zorreguieta López (1956)
      1. Adrián Vilov 
    2. Ángeles Zorreguieta López (1958)
      1. Fernando Galante
        1. Sebastián Galante Zorreguieta 
        2. Facundo Galante Zorreguieta
      2. Adrián Vojnov 
        1. Ana Vojnov Zorreguieta
    3. Dolores Zorreguieta López (1965)
      1. Harmond Grad Lewis
    4. Martín Zorreguieta Cerruti (1972)
      1. Mariana Andrés
    5. Juan Zorreguieta Cerruti (1982)
      1. Andrea Wolf (m. 2014)
    6. Inés Zorreguieta Cerruti (1984) 

    She was educated in Argentina. She attended Northlands School {Source}. She also attended Universidad Católica Argentina{Source}. She graduated with a degree in Economics in 1995{Source}. She worked as an investment banker after graduating{Source}. She worked for large international Finance companies in Argentina, New York and Europe{Source}.She has worked in Argentina, The United States and Belgium {Source}.

    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}.At the time, she was unaware that he was a prince, as he had introduced himself as simply, Alexander{Source}. Apparently, when Alexander confessed that he was a prince, she thought he was joking{Source}!After their initial meeting, they agreed to meet again in New York City, where she was working at the time{Source}. Their relationship and eventual marriage plans were not met without controversy due to her father's involvement with the Argentine government. Thus, when she and her prince married in Amsterdam on 2 February 2002, her parents were not among the guests.However, her parents did attend the christening of their granddaughters. They were not allowed at the wedding due to it being an official state occasion, while the christenings were considered private.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}.
    On her 30th birthday (2001, shortly before the wedding), she was granted dual Argentine and Dutch Citizenship by royal decree.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}.
    By Royal Decree nr. 42 of 25 January 2002, the Princess was granted her own personal coat of arms and a personal standard{Source}.

    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}. 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. Together, they have three daughters who are:
    She is a godmother to:
    • Countess Sophie Philippa Máxima Walburga Marie of Waldburg-Zeil (2000)
    • Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway (2005) {Source}
    • Countess Leonore van Orange-Nassau, Jonkvrouwe van Amsberg (her niece, 2006) 
    Queen Maxima is active in rights for women and migrants to The Netherlands{Source}. Her native touge is Spanish.Once she became engaged to the future King of The Netherlands, she quickly set out to learn the language-Dutch.She speaks fluent English, Dutch and Spanish.
    She is often acting as a representative of The Netherlands at conference around the world{Source}.
    Her astrological sign is Taurus.
    She is good friends with Princess Charlene of Monaco {Source}.She is also close with Queen Mathilde {Source}.She enjoys dancing and singing {Source}.She supports gay rights {Source}.

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    Royal Profile: Jonkvrouw Leticia de Massy de Brouwer

    Jonkvrouw Leticia de Massy de Brouwer  was born 16 May 1971 as the daughter of Christian de Massy with his first marriage to María Marta Quintana y del Carril {Source}. She has two brothers, one adopted and the other is a half brother{Source}:
    • Brice Souleyman Gelabale-de Massy (adopted stepbrother, 1987, her father adopted him in 1997)
    • Antoine de Massy (1997) 
    She married Jonkheer Thomas de Brouwer on 3 September 2006 {Source}. Together, they have fraternal twins{Source}:
    • Jonkvrouw Rose de Brouwer (2008) 
    • Jonkheer Sylvestre de Brouwer (2008) 
    She has two stepdaughters from her husband's marriage to Baronne Ludwine de Fierlant Dormer {Source}:
    • Jonkvrouw Liliah de Brouwer (2001)
    • Jonkvrouw Hermine de Brouwer (2003)

    She, her father, brothers and children do not have claims to the throne anymore since the death of Prince Rainier. 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.  If they were in succession, she would be no higher than 13th in succession following her younger brother, Antoine. 

    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. She could've attended her grandmother's funeral in April 2011 (possibly her in front of Andrea Casiraghi?)  She may have also been spotted at the Monaco National Day 2011 (on the balcony with Donatella?). 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. 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). She organized "Sail for a Cause" charity day with 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! :))

    She is part of the board of directors of Les Farfadets{Source}
    She and her family previously resided in Belgium, but have since moved to Monaco.She likely speaks French, and Spanish fluently, and possibly some Dutch and German (from living in Belgium for many years).

    It's possible, like the rest of her family, she has a "thing" for tennis.

    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. She is the daughter-in-law of Jean-Marie de Brouwer & Veronika Dengg {Source}. Through her husband, she is the sister-in-law and aunt to{Source}:
    1. Alexandra de Brouwer (1969)
      1. Xavier vanCampenhout (m. 1993)
    2. Stéphanie B. V. de Brouwer (1971)
      1. Nicholas Augustus Balfour (m. 2000)
        1. India Lily Balfour (2002)
        2. Gloria Elizabeth Balfour (2005)
        3. Olympia Rose Balfour (2007)
        4. Georgia Veronika Stefania Balfour (2010)

    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 M...