Monday, November 20, 2017

Royal Profile: Diego Dailly

Diego Marie Michel Louis Alexis Dailly was born 20 November 2003 as the eldest son of Princess Adélaïde d'Orléans & Pierre-Louis Étienne Marcel Éric Dailly{Source}. He has two younger siblings{Source}:

  • Almudena Marie Sarah Béatrice Aline Dailly (2004)
  • Gaetano Dailly (b. 25 August 2009)
He is a grandson of Prince Michel d'Orléans, Comte d'Evreux. He likely leads a fairly normal lifestyle.

Royal Profile: Princess Sofia of Bulgaria

Princess Sofia of Bulgaria was born 20 November 1999 as the daughter of Prince Konstantin-Assen of Bulgaria and Maria Garcia de la Rasilla y de Gortazar {Source}. She has a twin brother, Umberto {Source}.

Her godparents are{Source}:

In additon to her brother, she also shares a birthday with Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Countess von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth.

She likely lives the average life of a 17 year old. Not much is publicly known about her.

Royal Profile: Prince Umberto of Bulgaria

Prince Umberto of Bulgaria was born 20 November 1999 as the son of Prince Konstantin-Assen of Bulgaria and Maria Garcia de la Rasilla y de Gortazar {Source}. He has a twin sister, Sofia{Source}.

His godparents are{Source}:

  • Ramon Ros Bigeriego 
  • Queen Margarita of Bulgaria (paternal grandmother)

In addition to his sister, he also shares a birthday with Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Countess von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth.

He likely lives the average life of a 18 year old. Not much is publicly known about him.

Royal Profile: Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, The Countess von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth

Princess Alexandra Rosemarie Ingrid Benedikte of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, The Countess von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth was born 20 November 1970, the 2nd eldest child of Princess Benedikte of Denmark and Prince Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg{Source}. She has two siblings{Source}:

  1. Gustav, 7th Prince of Sayn-Wittengenstein-Berleburg (1969) 
    1. Carina Axelsson (not married)
  2. Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittengenstein-Berleburg (1975) 
    1. Mr. Alexander Johannsmann
      1. Master Konstantin Gustav Heinrich Richard Johannsmann (2010) 
      2. Miss Louisa Margareta Benedikte Hanna Johannsmann (2015)

Under the succession rules set by her grandfather stating that she and her siblings needed to take up permanent residence in order in Denmark in order to succeed the throne{Source}. Due to her being raised in Germany, she is not in line for the Danish throne.

Little is known about her upbringing other than she was raised in Germany. Also because of this, she does not perform any public duties, she occasionally will appear with her family at events such as photocalls, weddings, and christenings. She does participate in the annual family photo calls (Summer 2013) and official family events (such as the christening of her 1st cousin 1x removed, Prince Henrik and wedding of her sister). However, she and her children are distantly in line for the British Throne.

She married on 6 June 1998 at the Danish Royal Family's summer residence to Count Jefferson von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth {Source}. Together, they have two children:

She and her family primarily resided in Paris until this year, when they moved to Germany {Source}.
She is godmother to Maud Angelica Behn (who is her 3rd cousin 1x removed through Frederik VIII of Denmark) {Source}{Source}.

For many years, she has worked for the UNESCO World Heritage Centre om Paris as apart of their Cultural Heriatage Conversvatory Committee for East and South Asia {Source}.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

The Royal Recap of the Royals You Love: November 13-19, 2017


-King Philippe & Queen Mathilde attended a dinner with young entrepreneurs on Tuesday {Photos}

-King Philippe attended an honors ceremony on Tuesday {Photos}

-King Albert II, Queen Paola, Princess Astrid, The Archduchess of Austria-Este & Princess Claire attended the 2017 King's Day celebrations on Wednesday {Photos}{Photos}


-Queen Margrethe II attended the Royal Life Guard's Anniversary Day on Thursday {Photos}

-Crown Prince Fredrik attended the Royal King Hunt on Thursday {Photos}

-Crown Princess Mary met with members of the Danish National Swimming team on Monday {Photos}

-Prince Joachim attended a farewell reception for outgoing Secretary-General of CARE Denmark Cooperation on Tuesday {Photos}.On Wednesday, the younger son of the Danish monarch attended the Danish Diabetes Association's Research League 2017 Awards ceremony on Wednesday {Photos}.

-Princess Marie lit the Christmas decorations at the BHV Marais department store in Paris on Wednesday {Photos}.

-Princess Benedikite, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg attended a concert in honor of her 45 years of service to her sister's reign on Tuesday {Source}

Great Britain

-Queen Elizabeth II visited Hull to mark its year as the United Kingdom's City of Culture on Thursday {Photos}

-The Prince Charles of Wales celebrated his 69th birthday on Tuesday.

-The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex  visited three 3 sites in North-East London that offer The Duke of Edinburgh Award to hear how the Award has been making a positive impact in the community on Wednesday {Source}

-Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge attended the final meeting of The Royal Foundation's Taskforce on the Prevention of Cyberbullying at London's Google headquarters on Thursday {Photos}

-Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge visited Hornsey Road Children's Centre on Tuesday {Photos}

-Peter Mark Andrew Philips celebrated his 40th birthday on Wednesday.

-Princess Alexandra of Kent, The Hon. Lady Ogilvy  presented The Royal Humane Society Awards on Tuesday {Photos}

-The Lady Davina Lewis celebrated her 40th birthday on Sunday.

-The Hon. Edward David Lascelles celebrated his 35th birthday on Sunday.


-Heinrich Albert Johann Georg, Prince of Prussia celebrated his 1st birthday on Friday.


-Princess Olga, Princess of Savoy-Aosta, The Duchess of Apulia celebrated her 46th birthday on Friday.


-King Abdullah II held an audience with the President of Guinea on Monday {Photos}

-Queen Rania attended the 2017 Misk Global Forum on Wednesday {Photos}

-Abdul Hamid Al-Saleth celebrated his 25th birthday on Wednesday.


-Camilla Katharina Maria von Lattorff celebrated her 12th birthday on Tuesday.


-Grand Duke Henri attended an international conference in bonn on Thursday {Photos}

-Prince Wenceslas de Nassau celebrated his 27th birthday on Friday.


-Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene, Hereditary Prince Jacques, Princess Gabriella, Princess Caroline of Hanover, Princess Stephanie, Andrea Albert Pierre Casiraghi, Pierre Rainier Stefano Casiraghi, Beatrice Borromeo Casiraghi, Charlotte Marie Pomeline Casiraghi, Louis Robert Paul Ducruet, Pauline Grace Maguy Ducuret, Raphael Casiraghi Elmaleh, Baroness Elisabeth-Anne de Massy, Christian Louis de Massy, Jonkvrouw Leticia de Massy de Brouwer, Baron Jean-Leonard Taubert-Natta de Massy, Melanie-Antoinette de Massy, Jonkvrouw Rose de Brouwer & Jonkeer Sylvestre de Brouwer attended Monaco's National Day celebrations on Sunday {Photos}
Tatiana and her children were there-don't ask me why. That's right there with Charlene's brother Gareth...didn't belong at all. Raphael, Rose, Sylvestre, and Pauline only appeared on the balcony, the others appeared during the honor court ceremony and at the church service as well as on the balcony. Pauline had only flown in from NYC the night before according to her instagram likely arriving early that same morning. As for Princess Alexandra and Camille's absences...don't ask me.

-Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene, Hereditary Prince Jacques & Princess Gabriella visited the new micro-crèche "a farandola" managed by the early childhood section of the social service of the town hall of Monaco on Thursday {Photos}

-Prince Albert II & Princess Charlene attended the Red Cross Medal ceremony in conjunction with Sunday's National Day celebrations on Saturday {Photos}

-Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene, Princess Caroline of Hanover & Andrea Albert Pierre Casiraghi attended the Monaco National Day Gala on Sunday {Photos}

-Princess Stephanie & Camille Marie Kelly Gottlieb took part in the giving of gifts to eldery Monegasque residents on Saturday {Photos}

-Prince Albert II took part in the final leg of the No Finish Line 2017 Project on Wednesday {Photo}. On Thursday, he awarded the medals of honor to volunteers and associations {Photos}. On Friday, Monaco's Sovereign Prince awarded the medals of physical education and sports in conjunction with Sunday's National Day celebrations {Photos}

-Princess Caroline of Hanover  awarded the decorations of cultural merit in conjunction with Sunday's National Day celebrations on Saturday {Photos}

The Netherlands

-King Williem-Alexander attended the 50th anniversary celebrations of the village of Lelystad on Thursday {Photos}. On Friday, the Dutch monarch visited The Weekend Academy {Photos}

-Queen Maxima attended the signing of an agreement of the program 'More Music in the Classroom' on Tuesday {Photos}. On Friday the first Dutch Queen-Consort in 100 years visited a small business in The Netherlands {Photos}

-Pieter Anton Marits Erik van Vollenhoven celebrated his 9th birthday on Sunday.


-Princess Märtha Louise attended the 100th anniversary celebration of Feiret Hørselshemmedes Landsforbund on Friday {Source}


-Princess Elena celebrated her 67th birthday on Wednesday.

-Princess Maria  visited the exhibition The Royal Family of Romania on the Front of the Great War (1916-1918) at the Cotroceni National Museum on Monday {Source}


-King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria & Prince Daniel attended a diplomatic reception on Wednesday {Source}

-King Carl XVI Gustaf & Queen Silvia attended the Prince Eugen Medal Award Ceremony on Friday {Source}

-Crown Princess Victoria held an audience with volunteers from Stockholm Pride on Wednesday {Source}. On Thursday, the eldest daughter of the current Swedish monarch held an audience with the President of the European Parliament {Source}. On Friday, the future monarch continued her walks through Swedish counties, this time to Värmland {Source}

-India Tani Ambler celebrated her 14th birthday on Monday


-Crown Princess Katherine
celebrated her 74th birthday on Monday.

Royal Profile: Pieter van Vollenhoven

Pieter Anton Maurits Erik van Vollenhoven was born 19 November 2008 as the second child of Prince Pieter-Christiaan Michiel of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven & Princess Anita Theodora of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven-van Eijk {Source}. He has one sister {Source}:

  • Emma Francisca Catharina van Vollenhoven (2006)

He is the grandson of Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and Prof. Pieter van Vollenhoven{Source}. Due to Dutch law, he is currently not in succession after the abdication of his great-aunt, Princess Beatrix in 2013. It is likely he will lead a fairly normal lifestyle.

Royal Profile: The Hon. Edward David Lascelles

The Hon. Edward David Lascelles was born 19 November 1982 as the youngest son of  David Lascelles, The 8th Earl of Harewood and Margaret Rosalind Messenger {Source}. He has three older siblings, two siblings-in-law, a niece, and four nephews{Source}:
  1. Lady Emily Tsering Lascelles Shard (1975)
    1. Matthew Shard
      1. Isacc Shard(2009)
      2. Ida Shard (2009)
      3. Otis Shard (2011)
  2. The Hon. Benjamin Lascelles (1978)
    1. Carolina Valez Robledo (m. 2009){Source}
      1. Mateo Lascelles (2013)
  3. Alexander Edgar Lascelles, Viscount Lascelles (1980)
    1. Leo Cyrus Anthony Lascelles (2008, Alexander did not marry Leo's mother)
His paternal grandmother was The Princess Mary, The Princess Royal, the eldest daughter of King George V and Queen Mary {Source}, thus making him a 1st cousin 1x removed from Queen Elizabeth II via George V. He shares a birthday with his 2nd cousin 1x removed through George V, The Lady Davina Lewis.

He obtained royal consent to marry his long-term girlfriend, Sophie Cartlidge, on 2 August 2014.

Unlike his two eldest siblings, Emily and Benjamin, he is in succession for the British throne, where he is in 56th position as their parents were married prior to his birth {Source}. 

Royal Profile: Diego Dailly

Diego Marie Michel Louis Alexis Dailly was born 20 November 2003 as the eldest son of Princess Adélaïde d'Orléans & Pierre-Louis Ét...