Saturday, May 26, 2018

Royal Profile: Zenouska 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 54th 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 worked as a manager for the company French Sole {Source}. She currently works as a Marketing Manager at Halcyon Days.

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}.

She has active social media accounts, do not ask for her links.

Royal Profile: 50 Facts about Crown Prince Fredrik of Denmark

  1. Crown Frederik André Henrik Christian of Denmark, Count of Monpezat was born on 26 May 1968 {Source}.
  2. He is the elder of two sons to Queen Margrethe II & Prince Henrik of Denmark {Source}.
  3.  He is first in line to succeed to the throne and is the regent when HM The Queen is out of the country {Source}.
  4.  He was christened at Holmens Kirke (the naval church) on 24 June 1968{Source}.His godparents were{Source}:
    1.  Prince Georg of Denmark (maternal 3rd cousin 1x removed)
    2. Queen Anne-Marie of The Hellenes (maternal aunt)
    3. Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte of Luxembourg
    4. Maximilien de Watteville-Berckheim, Baron de Watteville-Berckheim
    5. Count Etienne de Laborde de Monpezat
    6. Mrs Birgitta Juel Hillingsø
  5.  He was confirmed on 28 May 1981{Source}.
  6.  He has several godchildren of his own:
    1. Count Gregers Carl Preben Ahlefeldt-Laurvig-Bille (1995)
    2. Prince Constantine-Alexios of Greece and Denmark (1998, his maternal cousin 1x removed)
    3. Prince Nikolai William Alexander Frederik of Denmark (1999, his nephew)
    4. Countess Ingrid Alexandra Irma Astrid Benedikte von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth (2003, his maternal 1st cousin 1x removed)
    5. Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway (2004, his 3rd cousin 1x removed through Frederick VIII of Denmark)
    6. Rosemarie Heering (2005)
    7. India Handwerk (2006)
    8. Countess Ingeborg Wilhelmine Alexandrine Wedell-Wedellsborg (2015)
    9. Prince Oscar Carl Olof of Sweden, The Duke of Skåne (2016, his maternal 2nd cousin 1x removed via King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden)
  7.  Denmark's future King attended the Krebs' Skole from 1974-1981.
  8. His early years (1974-1976), he was associated with the school via a private tutor {Source}.
  9. During the 1982-1983 school year, the future Danish King attended École des Roches in Normandy, France {Source}.
  10. In 1986, the Crown Prince graduated from Øregaard Gymnasium{Source}.
  11. In 1995, he graduated from the University of Aarhus with a MSc (Political science) {Source}.
  12. He also studied at Harvard University during the 1992-1993 school year{Source}.
  13.  The Crown Prince has an extensive international business background{Source}.
  14. In 1994, the young prince served at the Danish UN Mission {Source}.
  15. He was posted at the Royal Danish Embassy in Paris as a first Secretary of the Embassy{Source}.
  16.  The future monarch of Denmark also has an extensive military background. He has taken part in several training courses in the Danish military{Source}.
  17. Crown Prince Frederik’s military education began in 1986 as a recruit in the Queen’s Life Guard Regiment{Source}.
  18. In 1988, he was appointed as a lieutenant of the reserve{Source}.
  19. After obtaining that rank, the Crown Prince became a platoon commander in the Royal Danish Hussar Guard Regiment in 1988{Source}.
  20. In 1989, he was appointed as a first lieutenant of the reserve{Source}.
  21. The Crown Prince completed frogman training with the Royal Danish Navy Frogman Corps in 1995{Source}.
  22. The same year, the Crown Prince was appointed as a first lieutenant of the reserve (navy) in 1997{Source}.
  23. he was appointed as a lieutenant commander of the reserve (navy) in 1997{Source}.
  24. 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}.
  25. 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}.
  26. From 2002-2003, Crown Prince Frederik served as a staff officer at Defense Command Denmark{Source}.
  27. He also became a senior lecturer with the Institute of Strategy at the Royal Danish Defense College in 2003{Source}.
  28. 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}.
  29.  As a future world leader, the Crown Prince of Denmark speaks many languages {Source}.
  30. His native tongue is Danish {Source}.
  31. He also speaks his father's native tongue, French {Source}.
  32. He also speaks English and German {Source}.
  33.  The Prince has participated in numerous expeditions.
  34. 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}.
  35.  He met his future bride, Mary, at an Australian pub during the 2000 Sydney Olympics{Source}.
  36. They were wed on 14 May 2004 in Copenhagen Cathedral{Source}.
  37. Together, they have four children:
    1.  Prince Christian Valdemar Henri Jean of Denmark, Count of Monpezat (2005)
    2. Princess Isabella Henrietta Ingrid Margrethe of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat (2007)
    3. Prince Vincent Frederik Minik Alexander of Denmark, Count of Monpezat (2011)
    4. Princess Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat (2011)
  38.  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}.
  39. He is good friends with:
    1. King Williem-Alexander of The Netherlands
    2. King Philippe of The Belgians
    3. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden
  40. He is a nephew of:
    1. Princess Benedikte of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Princess of Denmark
      1. Richard,6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
    2. Queen Anne-Marie of Greece
      1. King Constantine II of Greece
    3. Maurille de Laborde de Monpezat (d. 2015)
    4. Françoise de Laborde de Monpezat (1932)
  41. On his mother's side, his first cousins are:
    1. Princess Alexia of Greece & Denmark(1965)
      1. Carlos Morales Quintana (1970, m. 1999)
    2. Prince Nikolaos of Greece & Denmark (1969)
      1. Princess Tatiana of Greece & Denmark (1980, m. 2010)
    3. Princess Theodora of Greece & Denmark (1983)
    4.  Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece, Prince of Denmark (1968)
      1. Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece, Princess of Denmark
    5.  Gustav, 7th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (1969)
      1. Miss Carina Axelsson (partners since 2008)
    6.  Alexandra, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Countess von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth(1970)
      1. Count Jefferson von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth
    7.  Nathalie, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (1975)
      1. Alexander Johannasman
    8.  Prince Philippos of Greece & Denmark (1986)
  42. His first cousins 1x removed are:
    1. Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece & Denmark (1996)
    2. Prince Constantine-Alexios of Greece & Denmark (1998)
    3. Prince Achileas-Andreas of Greece & Denmark (1999)
    4. Count Friedrich Richard Oscar Jefferson von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth (1999)
    5. Arrietta Morales y de Grecia (2002)
    6. Countess Ingrid Alexandra Irma Astrid Benedikte von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth (2003
    7. Prince Odysseas-Kimon of Greece & Denmark (2004)
    8. Carlos Morales y de Grecia (2005)
    9. Amelia Morales y de Grecia (2007)
    10. Prince Aristidis-Stavros of Greece & Denmark(2008)
    11. Master Konstantin Gustav Heinrich Richard Johannsmann (2010)
    12. Miss Louisa Johannsmann (2015)
  43. He shares a birthday with
    1. Zenouska May Mowatt (1990)
  44. He has one brother Prince Joachim Holger Waldemar Christian of Denmark (1969)
  45. He has a sister-in-law Princess Marie of Denmark (1976, m. 2008)
  46. He is a former brother-in-law of Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg (1964, 1995-2005)
  47. He has one niece, Princess Athena Marguerite Françoise Marie of Denmark (2012)
  48. He has three nephews:
    1. Prince Nikolai William Alexander Fredrick of Denmark (1999)
    2. Prince Felix Henrik Valdemar Christian of Denmark (2002)
    3. Prince Henrik Carl Jochim Alin of Denmark (2009)
  49. He has Danish, Swedish, British German, Russian, and French ancestry.
  50. He is one of the royals to turn 50 this year:
    1. King Felipe VI (January 30)
    2. King Williem-Alexander (April 27)
    3. Crown Prince Pavlos (May 20)

Friday, May 25, 2018

Royal Profile: Tāne Mahuta Lewis

Tāne Mahuta Lewis was born 25 May 2012 as the youngest child of Gary Lewis and The Lady Davina Lewis{Source}. He has two older siblings{Source}:
  • 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 31st 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.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Royal Profile: Prince Amedeo 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 second 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}:
 
Through his mother, he is distantly related to the Greek Royal Family-his grandfather is a first cousin 1x removed from King Constantine II.

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 receiving his A-Levels, he underwent a gap year to obtain work experience in the United States and South America {Source}.  Following in his father's footsteps, Prince Wenzel attended the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, where he graduated in August 2017.

Royal Profile: Zenouska 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 { ...