Friday, April 20, 2018

Royal Profile: Prince Georg of Liechtenstein, Count of Rietberg

Prince Georg Antonius Constantin Maria of Liechtenstein, Count of Rietberg was born 20 April 1999 as the second son of Alois, Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein, Count of Rietberg and Sophie, Hereditary Princess of Liechtenstein, Countess of Rietberg{Source}. He has two older siblings, and a younger brother {Source}:
  • Prince Joesph Wenzel (1995)
  • Princess Marie-Caroline (1996)
  • Prince Nikolaus (2000)
He is the grandchild of Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein and Princess Marie of Liechtenstein{Source}, thus is 3rd in line for the throne after his father and elder brother.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Royal Profile: Prince Alexander of Sweden, The Duke of Södermanland

Prince Alexander Erik Hubertus Bertil of Sweden, Duke of Södermanland was born 19 April 2016 as  the first child of Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and Princess Sofia of Sweden {Source}. The little prince is a big brother {Source}{Source}:

  • Prince Gabriel Carl Walther of Sweden, The Duke of Dalarna (2017)

He was baptized in September 2016, with the following as his godparents {Source}:
  • Crown Princess Victoria (paternal aunt)
  • Mrs Lina Frejd (maternal aunt)
  • Mr Victor Magnuson (paternal 1st cousin 1x removed)
  • Mr Jan-Åke Hansson (friend of his father)
  • Miss Cajsa Larsson (friend of his mother)
Prince Alexander is currently in 6th place for the Swedish throne, as well as distantly for the British throne as a greatx4 grandson of Queen Victoria through her sons Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn and Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany (Prince Alexander's paternal great grandparents were 2nd cousins).

He is named:

  • Alexander: A name his parents liked
  • Erik: for his maternal grandfather
  • Hubertus: for his paternal grandfather, Carl Gustaf Folke
  • Bertil: for his paternal greatx2 uncle, and his father's godfather, Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland

Royal Profile: Count Léopold de Limburg-Stirum

Count Léopold Menno Philippe Gabriel François-Xavier Marie Joseph Ghislain de Limburg-Stirum was born 19 April 2011 as the first child of Archduchess Marie-Christine of Austria, Countess de Limburg-Stirum and Count Rodolphe de Limburg-Stirum {Source}. He has two younger brothers {Source}:
  • Count Constantin de Limburg-Stirum (2013)
  • Count Gabriel de Limburg-Stirum (2016)

He is the first grandchild of Archduke Carl Christian of Austria & Archduchess Marie-Astrid of Austria, Princess of Luxembourg. He is cousins with{Source}:

  • Archduchess Maria-Stella Elizabeth Christiana Yolande Alberta of Austria (2013)
  • Archduchess Katarina Marie-Christine Fabiola of Austria (2014)
  • Archduchess Magdalena Maria Alexandra Zita Charlotte of Austria (2016)
  • Archduchess Sophia of Austria (2017)
  • Miss Victoria Antonia Marie-Astrid Lydia de Bourbon-Parma (2017)

As he is only 6 years old, it is likely that he either has not started school yet or is in the very early stages of his education.

Through his grandmother, he is related to the Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg, the Royal Family of Belgium and the Princely family of Liechtenstein.

Royal Profile: Prince Philipp von Thurn und Taxis

Prince Philipp Gabriel Franz Josef Magnus Maria Lamoral von Thurn und Taxis was born 19 April 1975, the younger of the two sons of Christa Ingeburg Heinle & Prince Max Emanuel of Thurn and Taxis{Source}.

Because his parents marriage was unequal, he and his brother Prince Hubertus, have no claim to the throne, a position in which his cousin Albert is presently the Head of House {Source}.

Because he is such a minor royal, little is known about him.

Royal Profile: The Lady Pamela Carmen Louise Hicks

The Lady Pamela Carmen Louise Hicks was born 19 April 1929 as the daughter of Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma and The Hon. Edwina Ashley{Source}. She has one older sister, a brother-in-law, several nieces and newphews and their families {Source}

  1. Patricia Edwina Victoria Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma (1924-2017)
    1. John Knatchbull, 7th Baron Brabourne (1924-2005)
    2. Norton Louis Philip Knatchbull, 3rd Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1947
      1. Penelope Eastwood (1953, m. 1979)
        1. Nicholas Louis Charles Norton Knatchbull, Lord Brabourne, Lord Romsey (1981) 
        2. Lady Alexandra Victoria Edwina Diana Knatchbull (1982)
          1. Thomas Hooper (2016)
        3. The Hon. Leonora Louise Marie Elizabeth Knatchbull (1986-1991, cancer)
    3. The Hon. Anthony Knatchbull (1952-1952)
    4. Lady Joanna Edwina Doreen Knatchbull (1955) 
      1. Baron Hubert Pernot du Breuil (1956 -2004, m. 1984-1995, div) 
        1. Baroness Eleuthera Roselyne Patricia Pernot du Breuil (1986
      2. Azriel Zuckerman (1943, m. 1995) 
      3. Alexander Azriel John David Zuckerman (2002)
  2. Lady Amanda Patricia Victoria Knatchbull (1957)
    1. Charles Vincent Ellingworth (1957, m. 1987)
      1. Luke John William Ellingworth (1991)
      2. Joseph William Vincent Ellingworth (1992)
      3. Louis Charles Nicholas Ellingworth (1995)
  3. The Hon. Philip Wyndham Ashley Knatchbull (1961)
    1.  Atalanta Cowan (1962, m. 1991-1999) 
      1. Daisy Isadora Louise Knatchbull (1992)
      2. Phoebe Knatchbull (1995)
    2. Wendy Amanda Leach (1966, m. 2002)
      1. Frederick Michael Hubert Knatchbull ( 2003)
      2. John Robin Rocky Knatchbull (2004)
  4. The Hon. Nicholas Timothy Charles Knatchbull (1964-1979, killed by an IRA Bomb
  5. The Hon. Timothy Nicholas Sean Knatchbull (1964)
    1.  Isabella Julia Norman (1971, m. 1998)
      1. Amber Diana Patricia Knatchbull (2000)
      2. Milo Columbus John Knatchbull (2001)
      3. Ludovic David Nicholas Knatchbull (2003)
      4. Isla Selina Edwina Knatchbull (2005)
      5. Wilhelmina "Willa" Victoria Agatha Knatchbull (2008)
Lady Pamela married David Hicks on 13 January 1960 {Source}. Together, they have three children{Source}:
  1. Edwina Victoria Louise Hicks (1961)
    1. Jeremy Alexander Rothwell Brudenell (m. 1984)
      1. Maddison May Brudenell (1994)
      2. Jordon Anne Brudenell (1995)
      3. Rowan Michael David Brudenell (2001)
  2. Ashley Louis David Hicks (1963)
    1. Allegra Marina Tondato (1960, m. 1983, div)
      1. Angelica Margherita Edwina Hicks (1992)
      1. Ambrosia Maria Elizabeth Hicks(1997)
    2. Katalina Sharkey de Solis (1981, m. 2015)
      1. Caspian William Donald Sebastian Hicks (2018)
  3. India Amanda Caroline Hicks (1967)
    1. David Flint Wood (not married)
      1. Felix Austin Flint Wood (1997)
      2. Amory John Flint Wood (1999)
      3. Conrad Lorenzo Flint Wood (2003)
      4. Domino Carmen Flint Wood (2007)
She held the office of Lady-in-Waiting to HRH Princess Elizabeth in 1952{Source} She held the office of Lady-in-Waiting to HM Queen Elizabeth II between 1953 and 1954.

She is one of the eldest surviving five great-great grandchildren of Queen Victoria. The "new" five eldest living great-grandchildren of Queen Victoria are:
  1. Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh (1921)
  2. Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom (1926)
  3. The Lady Pamela Carmen Louise Hicks (1929)
  4. Princess Astrid Maud Ingeborg of Norway (1932)
  5. Mrs. Anne Mary Sibylla Liddell-Grainger (1932)

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Royal Profile: Vittoria Knecht de Massy

Vittoria Knecht de Massy was born 18 April 2007 in Monaco, the third of four daughters of Donatella Knecht de Massy and Keith Sébastien Knecht de Massy{Source}.

She attended Prince Albert's 2011 Wedding with her parents, and two older sisters (Vittoria is the smallest, in the rose colored dress in between her parents) in July 2011. She also attended the events the day before, where she was seen with her mother and Princess Charlene.

She and her family re-located to South Africa sometime in 2011 or 2012, so she likely attends school there.

She is the granddaughter of Christine-Alix Knecht de Massy, the youngest of Princess Antoinette's children, and thus is Princess Antoinette's great-granddaughter, and is a 1st cousin 1x removed from the reigning Prince Albert II{Source}.

Because she is not *technically* in line for the throne of Monaco, she is primarily kept from the limelight and not much is known about her. It is presumed that someday, like the *rest of the de Massy family* (her great-aunt is president of the Monaco Tennis Association, and her great uncle and 2nd cousin play tennis, and her father is captain of the tennis team for Monaco's All-sports Country team (A.S.Co.T., Team Monaco captain of the tennis tournament)), she'll join in on the "family fun" of tennis and charity work when she's older.

Royal Profile: Prince Juan of Bourbon-Two Sicilies

Prince Juan of Bourbon-Two Sicilies was born 18 April 2003 as the second child of Prince Pedro of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Calabria & Sofía Landaluce y Melgarejo{Source}. He has an older brother, two younger brothers, and three younger sisters{Source}:

  1. Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Noto (1993)
  2. Prince Pablo of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (2004)
  3. Prince Pedro of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (2007)
  4. Princess Sofía of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (2008)
  5. Princess Blanca of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (2011)
  6. Princess María of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (2015)
Prince Juan is currently in succession for the deposed Bourbon-Two Sicilies throne, in 2nd place in the disputed Calabria line.

Royal Profile: Prince Georg of Liechtenstein, Count of Rietberg

Prince Georg Antonius Constantin Maria of Liechtenstein, Count of Rietberg was born 20 April 1999 as the second son of Alois, Hereditary Pr...