Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Royal Recap of the Royals You Love: March 20-26 2017

Austria

-Archduchess Gabriella celebrated her 23rd birthday on Sunday.

Belgium

-King Philippe & Queen Mathilde held an audience with a victim of the attacks of March 22, 2016 who received treatment in Belgium on Monday {Photos}. On Wednesday, they visited a memorial for the victims of the 22 March 2016 attacks in Belgium {Photos}

-King Philippe made a surprise visit to  the #VUB for a meal and a discussion with students about their tutoring initiatives and associative life on campus on Friday {Photos}

-Queen Mathilde attended the Queen Elisabeth Music Compettion on Monday{Photos}

Denmark

-Queen Margrethe II, Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Fredrik, Crwon Princess Mary, Prince Joachim & Princess Marie attended the funeral of Richard, 6th Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg on Tuesday {Photos}

Germany

-Princess Benedikte, Princess of Denmark, Gustav, 7th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Carina Axelsson, Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, The Countess von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth, Count Jefferson von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth, Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Alexander Johannsmann,  Count Fredrich von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth, Countess Ingrid Alexandra von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth, Konstantin Gustav Heinrich Richard Johannsmann & Louisa Johannsmann attended the funeral of Richard, 6th Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg on Tuesday {Photos}

-Princess Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis celebrated her 35th birthday on Friday.

-Hereditary Prince Mortiz of Hesse & Princess Paulina of Hesse celebrated their 10th birthday on Sunday.

Great Britain

-The Prince Charles of Wales visited King's College Hospital to meet paramedics, support staff and those injured in the Westminster terrorist incident on Friday {Photos}

-The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal visited Portsmouth Naval Base to name the Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier jetty on Tuesday {Photos}

-Prince Harry of Wales  attended a ceremony at the Embassy of Nepal to mark the conclusion of celebrations for the bicentenary of bilateral relations between the United Kingdom and Nepal on Monday {Source}. On Tuesday, the younger son of the heir apparent visited Yes You Can, Leicestershire Aids Support Service (LASS) and the Pink Lizard  {Source}

-Princess Eugenie of York celebrated her 27th birthday on Thursday.

-Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge attend the launch of a series of educational films created by Best Beginnings, a charity partner of the Heads Together campaign, to raise awareness of maternal mental health challenges and start conversations about the well being of parents and their children on Thursday {Source}{Video}

-Prince George will attend  Thomas's Battersea School in September 2017 Kensington Palace announced on Friday {Source}

-Lord George William Carnegie celebrated his 26th birthday on Thursday.

Greece

-King Constantine II, Queen Anne-Marie & Crown Prince Pavlos  attended the funeral of Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg on Tuesday {Photos}
Prince Richard was Queen Anne-Marie's brother-in-law, thus an uncle of Crown Prince Pavlos.

Jordan

-Queen Rania attended the Teacher Skills Forum 2017 on Saturday {Photos}


-Princess Iman bint Hussein & Zaid Azmi Mirza celebrated their 4th wedding anniversary on Wednesday.

-Princess Sarvath el-Hassan  attended the funeral of Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg on Tuesday {Photos}

Liechtenstein

-Prince Nikolaus & Princess Margaretha, Princess of Luxembourg celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on Monday.

-Philipp von Lattorff celebrated his 49th birthday on Saturday.

Luxembourg

-Grand Duchess Maria Teresa celebrated her 61st birthday on Wednesday.

-Princess Claire Margaretha celebrated her 32nd birthday on Tuesday.

Monaco

-Prince Albert II received an honorary doctorate degree from Pierre and Marie Curie University on Monday {Photos}. On Thursday, he attended a closing presentation session of the White Paper on the Energy Transition of the Principality of Monaco {Photos}

-Jazmin Grace Grimaldi attended a screening of The Blackcoat's Daughter hosted by A24 and DirecTV with The Cinema Society on Wednesday {Photos}. On Thursday, the Sovreign Prince's eldest daughter attended the after party for Their Finest screening hosted by STXfilms and EuropaCorp {Photos}

The Netherlands

-King Williem-Alexander, Queen Maxima & Princess Beatrix  attended the funeral of Richard, 6th Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg on Tuesday {Photos}

-Princess Beatrix opened the exhibition Chapeaux! Hats of Queen Beatrix at Paleis Het Loo on Wednesday {Photos}

-Prince Pieter-Christiaan van Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven celebrated his 45th birthday on Wednesday.

-Count Claus-Casimir van Oranje-Nassau, Jonkheer van Amsberg celebrated his 13th birthday on Tuesday.

-Countess Luana van Oranje-Nassau, Jonkvrouw van Amsberg celebrated her 12th birthday on Sunday.

Norway

-King Harald V, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon,Crown Princess Mette-Marit & Princess Astrid, Mrs. Ferner attended a gala dinner for the President and First Lady of Iceland on Monday {Source}


-King Harald V, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon & Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended a welcome ceremony for the President and First Lady of Iceland on Monday {Source}

-King Harald, Queen Sonja & Crown Princess Mette-Marit held an audience with the director of - Norwegian Literature abroad as well as the President and First Lady of Iceland on Monday {Source}

-King Harald V & Queen Sonja attended a honor guard and wreath laying ceremony in honor of the  President and First Lady of Iceland's official visit to Norway on Monday {Source}

-Princess Martha Louise attended the funeral of Richard, 6th Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg on Tuesday {Photos}{Source}

Portugal

-Dom Afonso, Prince of Beira celebrated his 21st birthday on Saturday.

Romania

-Crown Princess Margareta, Custodian of the Crown celebrated her 68th birthday on Sunday.

Sweden

-King Carl XVI Gustaf & Queen Siliva attended a performance of the show Disguised God on Wednesday {Source}

-King Carl XVI Gustaf, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel & Tord Magnuson attended a luncheon with the UN envoy to Syria on Tuesday {Source}
Tord is a nephew of King Carl XVI Gustaf and took part in the luncheon as Chairman Inter Peace Sweden.

-Queen Silvia & Princess Madeleine  attended the funeral of Richard, 6th Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg on Tuesday {Photos}
Richard was King Carl XVI Gustaf's cousin-in-law through his cousin Princess Benedikte.

-Prince Carl Philip & Princess Sofia announced they are expecting their second child in September 2017 on Thursday {Source}

-King Carl XVI Gustaf held a farewell audience with the Ambassador to Italy  and held an audience with the Croatian President on Tuesday {Source}{Source}. On Wednesday the Swedish monarch visited the police station in Skärholme and Karsby International School{Source}

-Queen Silvia attended Silviahemmet Great Inspiration Day on Wednesday {Source}

-Carl Otto Edmund Silfverschiold, Baron Silfverschiold celebrated his 52nd birthday on Wednesday.

Royal Profile: 10 Facts about Hereditary Prince Mortiz of Hesse

  1. Hereditary Prince Moritz Ludwig Georg Wolf of Hesse was born 26 March 2007 as the elder son of Donatus, Prince and Landgrave of Hesse & Countess Floria Franziska Marie-Luisa Erika von Faber-Castell {Source}. 
  2. The Hereditary Prince of Hesse has two siblings{Source}:
    1.  Princess Paulina of Hessse (2007, twin)
    2. Prince August of Hesse (2012)
  3. She is likely named:
    1. Moritz: paternal grandfather
    2. Ludwig:
    3. Georg:
    4. Wolf:
  4. It's likely that Moritz and his siblings live normal lives.
  5. Through his  grandmother, Princess Tatiana, he is a great nephew of the recently late Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg.
  6. Through his mother, he is the grandson of Hubertus Graf von Faber-Castell and Adelheid Baronin von der Leyen zu Bloemersheim.
  7. He is the paternal grandson of Princess Tatiana of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and  Moritz, Landgrave of Hesse.
  8. The young prince is the great grandson of  Gustav Albrecht, 5th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg,Margareta Fouché d'Otrante, Princess Mafalda of Savoy &  Philipp, Landgrave of Hesse.
  9. Through his father, she is the nephew of:
    1. Princess Mafalda Margarethe of Hesse (1965)
      1. Enrico dei Conti Marone Cinzano (m. 1989, div before 1991) 
      2. Carlo Galdo (m. 1991)
      3. Ferdinando Brachetti Peretti (m. 2001-2014)
    2. Princess Elena Elisabeth Madeleine of Hesse (1967)
      1. Massimo Caiazzo
    3. Prince Philip Robin of Hesse (1970)
      1. Laetitia Bechtolf (m. 2006)
  10. He has the following cousins:
    1. Tatiana Marie Galdo (1992)
    2. Polissena Galdo (1993)
    3. Madeleine Immacolata Tatiana Theresa Caiazzo (1999)
    4. Cosmo Maria Tebaldo Maurizio Enrico Brachetti-Peretti (2000)
    5. Briano Maria Tebaldo Brachetti-Peretti (2002)
    6. Princess Elena Margherita Lotti Christiane Elizabeth of Hesse (2006)
    7. Prince Tito Friedrich Hans Andreas Alnwick of Hesse (2008)

Royal Profile: 10 Facts about Princess Paulina of Hesse

  1. Princess Paulina Elisabeth Adelheid Tatiana Suzanne of Hesse was born 26 March 2007 as the daughter of Donatus, Prince and Landgrave of Hesse & Countess Floria Franziska Marie-Luisa Erika von Faber-Castell {Source}. 
  2. She has two brothers {Source}:
    1. Hereditary Prince Moritz of Hessse (2007, twin)
    2. Prince August of Hesse (2012)
  3. She is likely named:
    1. Paulina: her paternal greatx2 grandmother, Pauline Gräfin von Reichenbach-Lessonitz (Princess Tatiana of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg's maternal grandmother)
    2. Elisabeth: perhaps for her father's cousin, Elisabeth Gräfin zu Solms-Laubach (1968)
    3. Adelheid: her maternal grandmother
    4. Tatiana: her paternal grandmother, Princess Tatiana of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg 
    5. Suzanne: unsure
  4. It's likely that Paulina and her brothers live normal lives.
  5. Through her grandmother, Princess Tatiana, she is a great niece of the recently late Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg.
  6. She is the maternal granddaughter of Hubertus Graf von Faber-Castell and Adelheid Baronin von der Leyen zu Bloemersheim.
  7. She is the paternal granddaughter of Princess Tatiana of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and  Moritz, Landgrave of Hesse.
  8. She is the great granddaughter of  Gustav Albrecht, 5th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg,Margareta Fouché d'Otrante, Princess Mafalda of Savoy &  Philipp, Landgrave of Hesse.
  9. Through her father, she is the niece of:
    1. Princess Mafalda Margarethe of Hesse (1965)
      1. Enrico dei Conti Marone Cinzano (m. 1989, div before 1991) 
      2. Carlo Galdo (m. 1991)
      3. Ferdinando Brachetti Peretti (m. 2001-2014)
    2. Princess Elena Elisabeth Madeleine of Hesse (1967)
      1. Massimo Caiazzo
    3. Prince Philip Robin of Hesse (1970)
      1. Laetitia Bechtolf (m. 2006)
  10. She has the following cousins:
    1. Tatiana Marie Galdo (1992)
    2. Polissena Galdo (1993)
    3. Madeleine Immacolata Tatiana Theresa Caiazzo (1999)
    4. Cosmo Maria Tebaldo Maurizio Enrico Brachetti-Peretti (2000)
    5. Briano Maria Tebaldo Brachetti-Peretti (2002)
    6. Princess Elena Margherita Lotti Christiane Elizabeth of Hesse (2006)
    7. Prince Tito Friedrich Hans Andreas Alnwick of Hesse (2008)

Royal Profile: Countess Luana van Oranje-Nassau, Jonkvrouw van Amsberg

Countess Emma Luana Ninette Sophie van Oranje-Nassau, Jonkvrouw van Amsberg was born 26 March 2006 as the elder of two daughters of Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau and Princess Mabel of orange-Nassau {Source}. She has one older sister:
  • Countess Joanna Zaria Nicoline Milou of Orange-Nassau, Jonkvrouwe van Amsberg (2005)
When she was 8 months old, she was christened with the following godparents:

  • Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands (her paternal uncle)
  • Eveline Wisse Smit (a former Dutch hockey player and half sister to her mother)
  • Baroness Sophie von der Recke (her father's cousin)
  • Emma Bonino (presumably a friend of her parents-Emma was also a bridesmaid at her parent's wedding)

Because her father did not seek parlimentary approval before marrying her mother, she is not in line for the throne of The Netherlands. By Royal Decree of 19 March 2004, nr. 126 is determined that all children of the couple will bear the title of Count (Countess) of Orange-Nassau and the honorific Jonkheer (Jonkvrouwe) van Amsberg, and have the surname Van Oranje-Nassau van Amsberg. The titles are hereditary in male lineage {Source}. She is also distantly in line for the British throne, via her ancestor William the Silent (I think-if anyone knows the connection, feel free to let me know).

Due to her parents controversial marriage, she and her sister were primarily raised in London. However, since their father's accident in 2012 and subsequent death in 2013, I believe Princess Mabel has returned with her daughters to The Netherlands.


She was named:

  • Emma: for her godmother, Emma Bonino
  • Luanna: Likely a name her parents liked
  • Ninette: Not sure
  • Sophie: for her godmother, Baroness Sophie von der Recke

Royal Profile: Archduchess Gabriella of Austria

Archduchess Gabriella of Austria was born 26 March 1994 as the youngest child of Archduchess Marie-Astrid, Princess of Luxembourg and Archduke Carl Christian of Austria {Source}. She has an older sister, two older sister-in-laws, three older brothers, three nephews and three nieces {Source}:
  1. Archduchess Marie Christine of Austria, Countess de Limburg-Stirum (1983)
    1. Count Rodolphe de Limburg-Stirum (1979)
      1. Count Léopold de Limburg-Stirum (2011)
      2. Count Constantin de Limburg-Stirum (2013)
      3. Count Gabriel de Limurg-Stirum (2016)
  2. Archduke Imre of Austria (1985)
    1. Archduchess Kathleen of Austria (1986)
      1. Archduchess Maria-Stella of Austria (2013)
      2. Archduchess Magdalena of Austria (2016)
  3. Archduke Christoph of Austria (1988)
    1. Arcduchess Adélaïde of Austria (1989)
      1. Archduchess Katarina of Austria (2014)
  4. Archduke Alexander of Austria (1990)


She has made several appearances as a royal bridesmaid over the years. Some of the weddings include:
  • Archduchess Marie Christine of Austria to Count Rodolphe de Limburg-Stirum (2008) (her eldest sister)
  • Archduke Imre of Austria to Miss Kathleen Walker (2012) (her brother)

Royal Profile: Crown Princess Margareta of Romania, Custodian of the Crown

Crown Princess Margareta of Romania, Custodian of the Crown was born on 26 March 1949 as the first child of King Michael and Queen Anne of Romania, born in exile, after King Michael was forced to abdicate in 1947, and is the Princess Heir Apparent of Romania{Source}. She is the eldest of four daughters, and has several nieces, nephews, a great nephew, and two great-nieces {Source}{Source}:
  1. Princess Elena (1950)
    1. Dr. L. Robin Medforth-Mills (m. 1983-1991, div, 1942-2002)
      1. Mr. Nicholas Metford-Mills de Roumaine (1985)
      2. Miss Elisabeta-Karina Metford-Mills (1989)
    2. His Excellency Domnul Alexander McAteer Nixon (1964, 1998)
  2. Mrs. Irinia Walker (1953)
    1. John Kreuger (m. 1983-2003, div)
      1. Mr. Michael Torsten Kreuger de Roumaine (1984)
        1. Mrs. Tara Littlfield Kreuger de Roumaine (m 2011)
          1. Master Kohen Kreuger de Roumaine (2012)
      2. Mrs. Angelica-Margaretta Kreuger de Roumaine (1986)
        1. Richard Robert Knight (m 2009)
          1. Miss Courtney Kreuger de Roumaine (2007)
          2. Miss Diana Kreuger de Roumaine(2011)
    2. John W. Walker (m. 2003)
  3. Princess Sofia (1957)
    1. Alain Biarneix (m. 1998-2002, div)
      1. Miss Elisabeth-Maria de Roumanie Biarneix(1998)
  4. Princess Maria (1964)
    1. Mr. Casimir Mystkowski (m 1995-2003, div)



Princess Margareta grew up in Great Britain and Switzerland{Source}. She would also frequent Italy to visit her maternal grandmother, and visit Denmark to see her maternal grandparents {Source}. Much of her memories of Romania are based on stories and photographs she has seen over the years from her father and grandmother{Source}. She grew up learning the Romanian language from her father, starting with the Lord's Prayer {Source}.


The young princess attended schools in Italy, Switzerland, and Great Britain{Source}. She attended a French Lycée in Switzerland{Source}. Her favorite subject was Philosophy {Source}. After earning her French Bac, she spent a year residing in Italy with her grandmother{Source}. At the encouragement of her grandmother, she decided to attend university and pursue a career in the United Nations{Source}. She moved to Scotland to attend Edinburgh University, where she would earn a Masters Degree in Sociology, Political Science and International Public Law in 1974 {Source}.


From 1974-1983, she resided in Great Britain, where she worked as a research in a number of British universities, specialising in medical sociology and public health{Source}. She worked with agencies within the United Nations Organisation, in particular the O.M.S. and the United Nations Population Fund (U.N.F.P.A.){Source}. In 1983, she moved to Italy, where she had obtained a post with the UN in the Food and Agriculture Organisation (F.A.O.){Source}. She then became a member of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (I.F.A.D.){Source}. In August 1989, when it became clear that there were at last going to be changes in Eastern Europe, Princess Margareta left the United Nations Organisation to devote herself to the cause of Romania, working alongside her father{Source} .

The date 18 January 1990 will forever remain in the Princess’s memory, as well as the emotion she felt that day, stepping onto Romania soil for the first time, onto that up until then ''forbidden planet'' which was, in fact, her homeland. Nor will she ever forget the sadness she felt when she visited, together with her sister Sophie, orphanages and old people’s home, in which children and the aged lived in squalid conditions{Source}. .

He response to these grim realities was the Princess Margareta of Romania Foundation, a charitable organisation which she founded in 1990 together with her father, H.M. King Michael{Source}. Through the Foundation, the Princess set out with courage and idealism to contribute to a change for the better in the lives of the most vulnerable Romanians – old people, abandoned children, families in difficulty – and to provide extra opportunities for talented young people. Today, the Foundation can boast twenty four years of experience, good deeds and successful projects, thousands of people who have been helped, and immense capital of credibility{Source}.

Throughout the 1990s, Princess Margareta’s main concern was fund-raising for her Foundation abroad and involvement in a series of public events and engagements in which she often represented her father{Source}. In 1997 and 2002, Princess Margareta was at the King’s side during his tours of numerous European countries, as well as the United States of America and Canada, to support Romania’s integration into N.A.T.O.{Source}.

In 1994, at one of the orphanages she was visiting, Princess Margareta met Radu, now Prince Radu of Romania, who was at that time co-ordinating an art therapy project run by Ion Caramitru and supported by the Princess Margareta of Romania Foundation{Source}. . The two married in 1966, spending the first years of their marriage between Romania, Switzerland, and a number of other European countries, to which they traveled to support Foundation projects, the cause of Romania at the level of international diplomatic relations, and on the occasion of the Prince’s artistic tours{Source}.

Since 2001, Princess Margareta of Romania and Prince Radu of Romania have lived at the Elisabeta Palace in Bucharest, and undertake public engagements in the capital, around Romania, and abroad, contributing to the successful modernisation of Romania, reconciliation with the past, and linking the country to the European and trans-Atlantic family of nations{Source}.

In 2008, the Princess experienced, alongside her parents and Prince Radu, two emotional moments: the return of His Majesty King Michael to Castle Peles, after an absence of sixty years, and the Diamond Wedding of King Michael and Queen Anne{Source}.


She serves on many boards and committees, including{Source}:


  • The Princess Margareta of Romania Foundation (President)
  • Savarsin Association for Sustainable Development (President)
  • Royal Hospitality Management Foundation (President)
  • The Romanian Athletics Foundation(Honorary President)
  • The Enesco Society of London (Royal Patron)
  • The MaiMultVerde Ecological Association (Royal Patron)
  • Queen Marie Fairytale Competition (Patron)
  • The EUROPAfest International Festival (Patron)
  • The Architectural Heritage Specialist Restoration Centre (Spiritual Patron)

In her spare time, she enjoys movies, reading and photography{Source}. She is an avid animal lover. Princess Margareta likes films, reading, Interior Design, Italian cuisine and photography{Source}. She is an animal lover, enjoys swimming and other summer sports{Source}. In her youth, she practised horsemanship and played tennis and hockey{Source}. She also is a music lover {Source}.


On 2 March 2016, she became, unofficially, the head of the Royal House of Romanina after her father stepped down from public life due to illness {Source}.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Royal Profile: Dom Alfonso, Prince of Beira

Dom Afonso de Santa Maria Miguel Gabriel Raphael, Prince of Beira was born 25 March 1996 as the first child of The Duke and Duchess of Braganza.

At barely three months old, on 1 June 1996, he was baptized with the following as his godparents:
  • Princess Helene of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
  • Afonso Miguel de Herédia (his maternal uncle)

He has two younger siblings:




He is presently is heir-apparent to the Portuguese throne, that is presently defunct. His full title/style is:
His Royal Highness the August and Most Serene Prince Dom Afonso de Santa Maria Miguel Gabriel Rafael, 16th Prince of Beira and by Mercy of the King D. Sebastian I, 18th Duke of Barcelos


He is reportedly currently being educated in England.

Royal Profile: Philipp von Lattorff

Philipp von Lattorff was born 25 March 1968 as the son of Claus-Jürgen von Lattorff & Countess Julia Batthyány de Német-Újvár{Source}.

He married Princess Tatjana of Liechtenstein on 5 June 1999{Source}. Together, they have seven children{Source}:

  1. Lukas von Lattorff (2000)
  2. Elisabeth von Lattorff (2002)
  3. Marie von Lattorff (2004)
  4. Camilla von Lattorff (2005)
  5. Anna von Lattorff (2007)
  6. Sophie von Lattorff (2009)
  7. Maximilian von Lattorff (2011)

Other than that, very little is known about the Princely Family of Liechtenstein. They tend to keep out of the limelight.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Royal Profile: Princess Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis

Princess Elisabeth Margarethe Maria Anna Beatriz von Thurn und Taxis legally known as Elisabeth Margarethe Maria Anna Beatriz Prinzessin von Thurn und Taxis was born 24 March 1982 is the middle child and second daughter of Countess Gloria of Schonborn-Glauchau and Johannes, 11th Prince of Thurn and Taxis. She has one older sister, a brother-in-law, a niece, and a brother:
  1. Princess Maria Theresia  von Thurn und Taxis(1980)
    1. Hugo Wilson (1982, m. 2014)
      1. Mafalda Beatrix Maria Wilson (2015)
  2. Prince Albert  von Thurn und Taxis (1983).

 When she was only 8 years old, her father died after two failed heart surgeries {Source}.

She was educated at the Sevenoaks School in Kent, England in the 1990s. She also attended the American University of Paris.

Because of her mother's jet-set lifestyle, she and her siblings were frequent guests of Michael Jackson. After the music superstar's 2009 death, she defended his not-so stellar reputation saying that she: "Couldn't imagine Michael hurting a fly, let alone a friend"{Source}

She has frequently been featured in socialite diaries and on various Vanity Fair pieces. In 2009, she was featured in Vanity Fair's piece titled "Fortune's Children", a list that includes fellow royals Andrea Casiraghi (Monaco). {Source}.

Elisabeth "works" as a writer and a blogger. She has written for the British Catholic Herald{Source} She was Features Editor for the Finch’s Quarterly Review. She also has written for NY based Quest, Germany based Monopol.

The princess was made a Dame of the Order of Malta in 2009, in which capacity she has several times accompanied the disabled and elderly on a pilgrimage to Lourdes.

In her free time, she practices a form of Pilates known as "True Pilates"{Source}, and is a fan of kitesurfing & waterskiing.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Royal Profile: Lord George Carnegie

Lord George William Carnegie was born 23 March 1992 as the second son of David Carnegie, 4th Duke of Fife and Caroline Carnegie, The Duchess of Fife {Source}. He has two brothers {Source}:

  • Charles Duff Carnegie, Earl of Southesk (1989)
  • Lord Hugh Alexander Carnegie (1993)
He shares a birthday with his distantly related cousin, Princess Eugenie of York. He is currently 70th in succession for the British throne as a greatx4 grandson of Queen Victoria through King Edward VII{Source}.