Sunday, May 21, 2017

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

Belgium

-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.

Bulgaria

-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

Germany

-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. 

Greece

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

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

Japan

-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

Jordan

-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.

Liechtenstein

-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.

Luxembourg

-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.

Monaco

-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.

Norway

-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}
Portugal

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

Romania

-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}

Spain

-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 33.kg (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}.