Sunday, March 18, 2018

The Royal Recap of the Royals You Love: March 12-18, 2018


-Archduke Joseph Karl celebrated his 58th birthday on Sunday.


-King Philippe & Queen Mathilde undertook an official visit to Canada this week {Photos} {Photos}{Photos}{Photos}{Photos} {Photos}{Photos}{Photos}{Source}

-Princess Luisa Maria,Archduchess of Austria-Este joined her aunt and uncle The King and Queen of Belgium for an evening with Belgian expats living in Quebec on Thursday {Source}. On Friday, she gave her royal aunt a tour of McGill University {Source}


-Princess Amélia of Orléans-Braganza  celebrated her 34th birthday on Thursday.


-Queen Margrethe II attended the 2018 årsdagsparade of the Royal Bodyguard and presented The Queen's Watch on Wednesday {Photos}


-Prince Eudes d'Orléans, The Duke of Angoulême  celebrated his 50th birthday on Sunday.


-Prince Max Emmanuel von Thurn und Taxis & Princess Christa ingeborg von Thurn und Taxis celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on Thursday.

-Hereditary Prince Ernest-August of Hanover Princess Alexandra  of Hanover,  Chantall, Princess of Hanover, attended the religious wedding ceremony of Prince Christian of Hanover to Alessanda de Osma  on Friday {Photos}

Great Britain

-Queen Elizabeth II, The Prince Charles of Wales, Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, Sophie, The Countess of Wessex, Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry of Wales, Meghan Markle, Princess Alexandra of Kent, The Hon. Lady Ogilvy & Birigitte, The Duchess of Gloucester attended a thanksgiving service in honor of Commonwealth Day on Monday {Photos}

-Queen Elizabeth II officially granted her permission for Prince Henry Albert David of Wales to marry Miss Rachel Meghan Markle during a Privy Council meeting on Thursday {Source}
Privy Council permission was required as currently Prince Harry is 5th in succession and the top six in succession must seek permission from the monarch in order to marry, unlike the case of his cousin, Princess Eugenie of York, who is in 8th place, permissions were not required for her marriage. Privy council includes his father, stepmother, brother, members of parliament, and the House of Commons, among others.

-The Prince Charles of Wales, Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall & Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge attended a reception in honor of Commonwealth Day on Monday {Photos}

-The Prince Andrew, The Duke of York visited the 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment at Clive Barracks on Tuesday {Photos}

-Sophie, The Countess of Wessex hosted a reception for the "Ice Maidens" - the first all-female British Army team who completed a challenge to cross the Antarctic on Tuesday {Photos}

-Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge & Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge visited the Irish Guards on Saturday {Source}

-Princess Beatrice of York & Princess Eugenie of York attended the religious wedding ceremony of Prince Christian of Hanover to Alessanda de Osma  on Friday {Photos}

-Xan Richard Anders Windsor, Lord Culloden celebrated his 11th birthday on Tuesday.


-Princess Maria-Olympia  attended the religious wedding ceremony of Prince Christian of Hanover to Alessanda de Osma  on Friday {Photos}


-King Abdullah II held an audience with the Palestinian President and visited the Public Security Directorate on Monday {Photos}{Photos}

-Queen Rania hiked a portion of the Jordan Trail that passes through Rmeimeen Village in Al Balqa on Wednesday {Photos}


-Prince Constantin celebrated his 46th birthday on Thursday.

-Prince Johann Wenzel celebrated his 25th birthday on Saturday.


-Prince Jean & Countess Diane de Nassau celebrated their 9th wedding anniversary on Sunday.

-Prince Gabriel de Nassau celebrated his 12th birthday on Tuesday.


-Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene, Hereditary Prince Jacques, Princess Gabriella, Princess Caroline of Hanover, Princess Stephanie, Louis Robert Paul Ducuret, Pauline Grace Maguy Ducuret, Baroness Elisabeth Anne de Massy & Jonkheer Leticia de Massy de Brouwer attended the 60th Birthday of Prince Albert II of Monaco celebrations on Wednesday {Video}

-Pauline Grace Maguy Ducruet & Jazmin Grace Grimaldi began the journey as part of the Rallye des Gazelles on Saturday {Photos}

-Prince Albert II celebrated his 60th birthday on Wednesday.

-Princess Stephanie attended the start of the Rallye des Gazelles on Saturday {Photos}

-Pierre Rainier Stefano Casiraghi attended the religious wedding ceremony of Prince Christian of Hanover to Alessanda de Osma on Friday {Photos}

The Netherlands

-King Willem-Alexander visited Middin on Monday {Photos}

-Princess Margriet finished her visit to the 2018 Paralympic Games on Tuesday {Photos}{Photos}.

-Benjamin Pieter Floris van Vollenhoven celebrated his 10th birthday on Tuesday.


-Queen Sonja & Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended the opening of Kjell Erik Killi-Olsen: sculptures exhibit on Tuesday {Source}


-Margareta. Custodian of the Crown, Prince Radu  & Princess Maria attended the unveiling of the new book, The King, the Communists and the Crown  on Saturday {Source}

-Margareta, Custodian of the Crown & Prince Radu visited St. Sava's National College on Thursday {Source}

-Margareta, Custodian of the Crown granted the Royal Supplier Certificate to a number of sixteen private companies and personalities on Tuesday {Source}

-Prince Radu presented the 2018 King Carol I and Queen Elisabeth Scholarships on Tuesday {Source}


-King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia, Princess Estelle, & Christopher Paul O'Neill attended a te deum mass in honor of Sweden's newest little princess, Princess Adrienne Josephine Alice of Sweden, The Duchess of Blekinge on Monday {Source}.

-King Carl XVI Gustaf & Crown Princess Victoria attemded a name revealing ceremony of the newest member of the Royal Family on Monday {Source}.
The little princess's name and title was revealed as Her Royal Highness Princess Adrienne Josephine Alice of Sweden, The Duchess of Blekinge

-Freiin Madeleine von Dincklage celebrated her 19th birthday on Thursday.


-Princess Helene celebrated her 55th birthday on Tuesday.

-Prince Sergius celebrated his 55th birthday on Tuesday.

Royal Profile: Prince Eudes d'Orléans, The Duke of Angouleme

Prince Eudes Thibaut Joseph Marie d'Orléans, The Duke of Angouleme was born 18 March 1968 as the youngest son of Prince Henri d'Orléans, The Duke of France and The Count of Paris and Princess Maria Teresa  d'Orléans, The Duchess of France and The Countess of Paris {Source}. He has two older brothers, two older sisters, and a host of siblings-in-law, nieces, and nephews {Source}:
  1. Prince François Henri Louis Marie d'Orléans, The Count of Clermont (1961-2017)
  2. Princess Marie Isabelle d'Orléans, Princess of Liechtenstein (1959)
    1.  Prince Gundakar of Liechtenstein (1949, m. 1989)
      1. Princess Léopoldine of Liechtenstein (1990)
      2. Princess Marie Immaculata of Liechtenstein (1991)
      3. Prince Johann Wenzel of Liechtenstein (1993)
      4. Princess Margarete of Liechtenstein (1995)
      5. Prince Gabriel of Liechtenstein (1998)
  3. Princess Blanche Elisabeth Rose Marie d'Orléans (1963)
  4. Prince Jean Charles Pierre Marie  d'Orléans, The Duke of Vendome (1965)
    1. Philomena de Tornos y Steinhart (m. 2009)
      1. Prince Gaston Louis Antoine Marie  d'Orléans (2009)
      2. Princess Antoinette Léopoldine  Jeanne Marie d'Orléans (2012)
      3. Princess Louise-Marguerite Eléonore Marie d'Orléans (2014)
      4. Prince Joseph Gabriel David Marie  d'Orléans  (2016)
He married  civilly on 19 June 1999 and religiously on 10 July 1999 to  Marie-Liesse de Rohan-Chabot {Source}. Together, they have two children
  1. Princess Thérèse Isabelle Marie Éléonore d'Orléans (2001)
  2. Prince Pierre Jean Marie d'Orléans (2003)
He is fourth in succession for the Orléanist claim to the French throne.

Royal Profile: Archduke Joesph Karl of Austria

Archduke Joesph Karl of Austria was born 18 March 1960 as the son of Archduke Joesph of Austria and Princess Maria zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg {Source}. He has two older siblings, and five younger, as well as many siblings-in-law, nieces, and  nephews{Source}:
  1. Archduke Joseph Karl of Austria (1957-1957)
  2. Archduchess Monika-Ilona of Austria (1958)
    1. Charles Henri de Rambures (1968, m. 1996)
  3. Archduchess Maria-Christina of Austria (1961)
    1. Raymond van der Meide (1959, m. 1998)
      1. James Andrew van der Meide (1991)
      2. Miriam van der Meide (1992)
      3. Veronica van der Meide (1993)
  4. Archduke Andreas-Augustinus of Austria (1963)
    1. Marie-Christine Gräfin von Hatzfeldt-Donhoff (1968, m. 1994)
      1. Archduke Frederic Cyprien of Austria (1995)
  5. Archduchess Alexandra of Austria (1965)
    1. Wilhelmus de Wit (1965, m. 1969)
  6. Archduke Nikolaus of Austria (1973)
    1. Eugenia de Calonje Gurrea (1973, m. 2002)
  7. Archduke Johannes-Jacobus of Austria (1975)
    1. Maria Gabriela Montenegro Villamizar (1978, m. 2009)
Through his mother, he is a distant relation of the Belgian Royal family as she and Queen Paola are 2nd cousins 1x removed. He shares a birthday with Prince Eudes Thibaut Joseph Marie d'Orléans, The Duke of Angouleme.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Royal Profile: Prince Johann Wenzel of Liechtenstein

Prince Johann Wenzel Karl Emmeran Bonifatius Maria of Liechtenstein was born 17 March 1993 as the son of Princess Marie of Liechtenstein & Prince Gundakar of Liechtenstein {Source}. He has the following siblings{Source}:
  • Princess Léopoldine Eléonore Thérèse Marie of Liechtenstein (1990)
  • Princess Marie Immaculata Elisabeth Rose Aldegunde of Liechtenstein (1991)
  • Princess Margarete Franciska Daria Wilhelmine Marie of Liechtenstein (1995)
  • Prince Gabriel Karl Bonaventura Alfred Valerian Maria of Liechtenstein (1998)
 Prince Johann Wenzel is the godson of Princess Blanche d'Orléans (maternal aunt) and Prince Emmeran of Liechtenstein (paternal uncle). He himself is godfather to his first cousin, Prince Joseph d'Orléans. His is distantly related to Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein, thus is in succession for the throne of the Principality of Liechtenstein, in 34th place.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Royal Profile: Freiin Madeleine von Dincklage

Freiin Madeleine Charlotte Margaretha von Dincklage was born on 15 March 1999 as the daughter of Henning Freiherr von Dincklage and Sybilla Louise Ambler{Source}. Madeleine has a younger brother{Source}:
  • Sebastian Eric Henning Freiherr von Dincklage (2000)
Her maternal grand parents are Princess Margaretha of Sweden and John Ambler{Source}. Thus, she is not only related to King Carl XVI Gustaf as his great-niece, but also to Queen Margarethe II of Denmark-Queen Margrethe II is her grandmother's first cousin.
Madeleine does not hold any formal duties, but as the goddaughter of her first cousin 1x removed, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, she acted as a bridesmaid in her 2010 wedding {Photos}.
She is not in succession for the Swedish throne, however is distantly in line for the British throne as a descendant of Queen Victoria.

Royal Profile: Princess Amélia of Orléans-Braganza

Princess Amélia Maria de Fátima Josefa Antônia Miguela Gabriela Rafaela Gonzaga of Orléans-Braganza was born 15 March 1984 as the daughter of Prince Antonio of Orléans-Braganza & Princess Christine of Orléans-Braganza, Princess de Ligne {Source:Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Fürstliche Häuser (Limburg an der Lahn: C.A. Starke, 1991): Band XIV, 34}. She has one older brother and two younger siblings {Source:Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Fürstliche Häuser (Limburg an der Lahn: C.A. Starke, 1991): Band XIV, 34}:
  •  Prince Pedro Luiz Maria José Miguel Gabriel Rafael Gonzaga of Orléans-Braganza (1983-2009)
  • Prince Rafael Antonio Maria José Francisco Miguel Gabriel Gonzaga of Orléans-Braganza (1986)
  • Princess Maria Gabriela Josefa Fernanda Iolanda Miguela Rafaela Gonzaga of Orléans-Braganza (1989)
She married Alexander James Spearman on 16 August 2014.
They have two sons:
  • Alexander Joaquim Pedro Spearman (2016)
  • Nicholas Rafael William Spearman (2018)

Royal Profile: Prince Constantin of Liechtenstein

Prince Constantin Ferdinand Maria of Liechtenstein was born 15 March 1972 as the third son and second to youngest child of Prince Hans-Adam II and Princess Marie of Liechtenstein{Source}. He has the following siblings, siblings-in-law and nieces and nephews:
  1. Hereditary Prince Alois (1968)
    1. Princess Sophie in Bravia (married 1993)
      1. Prince Joesph Wenzel of Liechtenstein (1995)
      2. Princess Marie-Caroline of Liechtenstein (1996)
      3. Prince Georg-Antonius of Liechtenstein (1999)
      4. Prince Nikolaus Sebastian of Liechtenstein (2000)
  2. Prince Maximillian (1969)
    1. Princess Angela (Married 2000)
      1. Prince Alfons (2001)
  3. Princess Tatjana of Liechtenstein (1973)
    1. Philipp Baron von Lattorff (married in 1999)
      1. Lukas Maria von Lattorff (2000)
      2. Elisabeth Maria Angela Tatjana von Lattorff (2002)
      3. Marie Teresa von Lattorff (2004)
      4. Camilla Maria Katharina von Lattorff (2005)
      5. Anna Pia Theresia Maria von Lattorff (2007)
      6. Sophie Katharina Maria von Lattorff (2009)
      7. Maximilian Maria von Lattorff (2011)
On 14 May 1999, he married Countess Maria von Köröspatak and together, they have three children {Source}:
  • Prince Moritz Emauel Maria of Liechtenstein (2003)
  • Princess Georgina Maximilinan Tatiana Maria of Liechtenstein (2005)
  • Prince Benedikt Ferdinand Hurbertus Maria of Liechtenstein (2008)
He is currently 7th in line for the throne of Liechtenstien after two older brothers and four nephews. Like most of the Princely family of Liechtenstein, he leads a very private lifestyle.

The Royal Recap of the Royals You Love: March 12-18, 2018

Austria -Archduke Joseph Karl celebrated his 58th birthday on Sunday. Belgium -King Philippe & Queen Mathilde undertook an offic...