Sunday, March 30, 2014

The Royal Recap of the Royals You Love: March 24-30, 2014

Belgium

-King Philippe visited the Flanders Fields American Cemetary during an offiical visit from US President Obama on Wednesday {Source}

Germany

-Princess Elisabeth Margarethe Maria Anna Beatriz of Thurn and Taxis celebrated her 32nd birthday on Monday.

Great Britain

-Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh paid a visit  to and luncheon at the Lloyds of London building {Photos}. On Thursday, they attended a reception to mark the 800th anniversary of the Royal Watermen{Photo}.

-Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, Prince Richard, The Duke of Gloucester, Birgitte, The Duchess of Gloucester & Prince Edward, The Duke of Kent attended a reception for the Irish Community on Tuesday {Source}

-Queen Elizabeth II held several audiences on Tuesday {Source}. On Wednesday, she was presented with credentials by  the Ambassador of the Republic of Niger & the High Commissioner for Malaysia, and awards Mr Douglas Dunn with the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry, during a private audience {Photos}. On Friday, the UK's second longest reigning monarch held an investiture ceremony {Photos}

-Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh attended a reception given by The Princess Royal for the Commonwealth Study Conference on Monday {Source}. On Wednesday, he officially opened the new headquarters of the Royal College of General Practitioners and attended a Dinner at the Institution of Civil Engineers{Source}


-The Prince Charles of Wales & Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall hosted a reception to mark the launch of The Highgrove Garden Book on Thursday {Source}.

-The Prince Charles of Wales hosted a reception for the Haven on Monday  {Source}. On Tuesday, the future monarch held a meeting for The Prince's Foundation Building Community, held several audiences, and attended a meeting of the Illegal Wildlife Trade on Tuesday {Source}. On Wednesday, the longest reigning heir to the throne visited Ham Close, attended a Meeting at Ham Library, held several audiences, attende the Housing London Symposium Meeting and Reception, and visited the Ideal Home Show {Source}. On Thursday, Prince Charles chaired a meeting of the Royal Collection Trust {Source}.

-The Prince Andrew, The Duke of York attended Pitch at Palace Boot Camp at Google Campus on Tuesday {Source}. On Wednesday, the Queen's second son met with the Google  Managing Partner of Google Ventures  {Source}. On Friday, he  took the salute at the disbandment parade of 12 and 617 Squadrons at Royal Air Force Lossiemouth and opened a new sports complex {Source}.

-The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex attended the Young Fellowship Four by Four Challenge and hosted a dinner in honor of the 6th anniversary of the Young Fellowship on Monday {Source}. On Wednesday, he held a meeting of The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation {Source}

-The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex & Sophie, The Countess of Wessex visited the Isle of Wright on Thursday{Source}. On Friday, the royal duo visited St. Mildred's Church, Queensgate Foundation Primary School and Osborne House before attended the opening of the Childhood at Osborne project at the Swiss Cottage {Source}.

-The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal held the Commonwealth Study Conference Leaders Opening Reception and attended a reception for RedR UK on Monday  {Source} On Tuesday, the only daughter of the Queen attended The Duke of Edinburgh's Commonwealth Study Conferences Tour {Source}.On Wednesday, she continued with The Duke of Edinburgh's Commonwealth Study Conferences and attended the Conference Study Tour Dinner{Source}. On Thursday, she continued the Duke of Edinburgh's Commonwealth Study Conferences Study Tour {Source}.

-Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall visited the new Wine Research Centre at Plumpton College, opened the St Wilfrid's Hospice and visited Ditchling Museum of Art and Crafts on Wednesday {Photos} {Source}

-Sophie, The Countess of Wessex held a board meeting for the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness on Monday  {Source}. On Wednesday, she held a meeting fo the Greater London Fund for the Blind, held several audiences, attended a meeting of the St. John Ambulance in the Priory of England and the Islands and attended the Every Day Heros Dinner {Source}.

-Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, Prince Harry of Wales & Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge attended the wedding of close friends Lucy Meade and Charlie Budgett on Saturday {Source}

-Isla Elizabeth Philips celebrated her 2nd birthday on Saturday.

-Prince Richard, The Duke of Gloucester held several audiences on Wednesday{Source}. OnThursday,  he attended the Royal Auxiliary Air Force Honorary Air Commodore's Annual Briefing and Luncheon {Source}.

-Birigitte, The Duchess of Gloucester visited  Launchpad Reading to mark the group's 35th anniversary, opened the Wokingham Medical Centre, and unveiled the Diamond Jubilee Frieze at the Wokingham Railway station on Wednesday{Source}. On Thursday, she visited the London Youth Games {Source}.

-Prince Edward, The Duke of Kent attended The Duke of Edinburgh's Commonwealth Study Conferences on Wednesday{Source}. On Thursday, he officially opened the new outpatient facility of King Edward VII's Hospital {Source}.

Jordan

-King Abdullah II attended a dinner for world leaders attending the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) on Monday {Photos}.

-Queen Rania hosted a luncheon  for the of the supporters of the Madrasati Initiative on Monday {Source}

Liechtenstein

-Philipp von Lattorff celebrated his 46th birthday on Tuesday.

Luxembourg

-Grand Duke Henri & Grand Duchess Maria Teresa attended the 75th Anniversary of the Association of Bankers on Tuesday {Source}. On Thursday, the Grand Ducal Couple visited the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights {Source}

-Grand Duke Henri met with the Prime Minister of Montenegro on Monday {Source}

Monaco

-Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene, Princess Caroline, Pierre Rainier Stefano Casiraghi & Charlotte Marie Pomeline Casiraghi attended the 2014 Bal de Rose on Saturday {Photos} {Photos}

-Prince Albert II visited the 9th edition of EVER Monaco on Thursday {Photo}

-Princess Charlene met with members of the "Traveling Whale Association” on Monday {Photos}. On Friday, Monaco's Princess Consort participated in the opening of the "Princess Charlene Swimming Competition" organized by Special Olympics {Photos}

-Charlotte Marie Pomeline Casiraghi participated in the GPA Jump Festival on Saturday{Video}


Portugal

-
Dom Afonso, Prince of Beira celebrated his 18th birthday on Tuesday.

The Netherlands

-King Williem-Alexander, Queen Maxima & Princess Beatrix hosted a reception for the visiting President of South Korea on Monday {Source}

-King Williem-Alexander & Queen Maxima hosted a dinner for world leaders attending the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) on Monday {Photos}.

-Queen Maxima visited the music project, "Young Muscians", on Wednesday {Photos}


-Countess Luana van Oranje-Nassau, Jonkvrouw van Amsberg celebrated her 8th birthday on Wednesday.

Spain

-King Juan Carlos I, Queen Sofia & Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo attended the funeral mass of Spain's former Prime Minister on Monday {Source}


-Prince Felipe of Asturias & Princess Letizia of Asturias attended the funeral of a former Bilbao, Spain mayor on Monday {Source}

Sweden

-King Carl XVI Gustaf & Queen Silvia began a State visit to Lativa on Wednesday {Source}

-King Carl XVI Gustaf attended the annual BP Fellows Meeting on Tuesday {Source}

-Queen Silvia purchased the first traditional Cornflower on Tuesday {Source}

-Crown Princess Victoria attended the launch of the White Paper Initiative on Tuesday {Source}.

 -Prince Daniel visited the Luleå Tekniska Universitet and the Luleå Gymnasieskola on Monday {Source}

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Royal Profile: Isla Elizabeth Philips

Isla Elizabeth Philips was born 29 March 2012 {Source}. At the time of her birth, because her father holds no royal title and they are only distantly in line for the British throne, only an announcement was released by Buckingham Palace, without photos of the newborn {Source}. At birth, she weighed 7lbs and 4oz {Source}.

 She is the younger of two daughters of Peter Mark Andrew Philips and Autumn Patricia Kelly Philips {Source}. She has one older sister, Savannah Anne Kathleen Philips{Source}.

She is currently 14th in line for the British Throne after her father, elder sister, her grandmother, and her father's three uncles and six cousins {Source}.

Due to her age and distance for the Brititsh throne, it's almost safe to say that Miss Phillips will lead a fairly normal life. Little Isla made her public debut when the family gathered in Gloucestershire for a polo match in June 2012{Source}. Her christening took place in Gloucestershire in July 2012 {Source}, there was no announcement of who the godparents were.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

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-she 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 subquent death in 2013, I believe Princess Mabel has returned with her daughters to The Netherlands.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Royal Profile:Dom Afonso, 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 Portuguse 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 six 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)

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

Monday, March 24, 2014

Royal Profile: Princess Elisabeth Margarethe Maria Anna Beatriz von Thurn und Taxis

Princess Elisabeth Margarethe Maria Anna Beatriz von Thurn und Taxis was born 24 March 1982, as the middle child of Countess Gloria of Schonborn-Glauchau and Johannes, 11th Prince of Thurn and Taxis{Source}. She has two siblings:
  • Princess Maria Theresia of Thurn and Taxis (1980)
  • Albert, 12th Prince of Thurn and Taxis (1986)
When she was only 8 years old, her father died after two failed heart surgeries {Source}. 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 was educated at the Sevenoaks School in Kent, England in the 1990s. She also attended the American University of Paris.

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 pratices a form of Pilates known as "True Pilates"{Source}, and is a fan of kitesurfing & waterskiing.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Royal Profile: Princess Eugenie Victoria Helena of York

Princess Eugenie Victoria Helena of York was born on 23rd March, 1990 as  the second daughter of The Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York {Source}. As of 2014, she is presently 7th in line for the British Throne after her uncle, two cousins, a first cousin 1x removed, father and sister {Source}.

She was  educated in the United Kingdom {Source}. She attended the Upton House School, Coworth Park School and St. George's School, Ascot for her prepatory education {Source}. She attended Marlborough College for her A-Levels, earning A-Levels in Art, English Literature and History of Art in 2008 {Source}. In September 2009, Princess Eugenie started a Combined Honours BA in English Literature, History of Art and Politics at Newcastle University. Princess Eugenie graduated in 2012 with a 2:1 degree {Source}.

In 2002, she underwent back surgery to correct a scoliosis condition {Source}. As a result of her experience, she is keen to support others going through similar treatments {Source}.

As a member of the British Royal Family, she often takes part in charitable acts. In April 2012, Princess Eugenie agreed to become Patron of the Hospital's Redevelopment Appeal {Source}. In June 2012, Princess Eugenie was one of around 3,000 cyclists to take part in Nightrider, a 100km bike ride through London , where she raised money for the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and the Marylebone Cricket Club Foundation{Source}. Princess Eugenie is a Teenage Cancer Trust Ambassador and a member of the Committee of the Young Marlburian Foundation {Source}.

Princess Eugenie is pursuing a career in the art world and completed a three month cookery course in 2012 {Source}. Currently, the young princess is residing in the United States, where she is working at the online auction house, Paddle 8{Source}.

The Royal Recap of the Royals You Love: March 17-23, 2014

Belgium

-King Philippe attend the opening of the 2014 Science Centre World Summit (SCWS) on Monday {Photos}

-King Albert II & Queen Paola visited the Habbekrats Association and their project, Surplas on Wednesday {Photos}

Denmark

-Queen Margarethe II, Henrik, Prince Consort, Crown Prince Fredrick, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie & Princess Benedikte attended day 1 of the official Turkish visit to Denmark on Monday {Photos}

-Crown Princess Mary visited a Women's Shelter in Copenhagen with The First Lady of Turkey on Tuesday {Photos}

Great Britain

-Queen Elizabeth II held an audience with the President of the Republic of Bulgaria on Tuesday {Photos}

-Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh held a dinner for the Outward Bound Trust on Monday {Source}

-The Prince Charles of Wales  held a dinner at St. James's Palace for The Prince's Charities' International Sustainability Unit on Monday {Source}

-The Prince Charles of Wales & Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall officially open the Chelsea Children’s Hospital on Tuesday {Source}

-The Prince Andrew, The Duke of York visited British Exploring: the Royal Geographical Society and hosted a luncheon for the Yorkshire University Vice Chancellors, met with Major General Grahm Binns and held a dinner for Young Enterprise on Monday {Source}

-The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex opemed theNorth Resource Centre and  the new William Jones Building at Monmouth School, the new William Jones Almshouse and the Diamond Jubilee Square at St. Michael's Church on Monday {Source}

-Sophie, The Countess of Wessex held a meeting of The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation and held a reception for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children  on Monday {Source}. On Tuesday, the Queen's only daughter-in-law visited Frimley Park Hospital to open the hospital's new neonatal unit{Source}. On Wednesday, the only daughter-in-law of Queen Elizabeth II opened the new Heart Center at Ipswich Hospital {Source}

-Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge & Prince Harry of Wales attended a Chairman's Dinner for The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Henry of Wales Foundation  on Monday {Source}

-Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge presided over an investiture ceremony on Tuesday. 

-Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge & Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge presented ‘Shamrocks’ during the St Patrick’s Day parade at Mons Barracks on Monday {Source}

-Princess Eugenie of York celebrated her 24th birthday on Sunday.

-Prince Edward, The Duke of Kent attended a luncheon for The President of the Republic of Bulgaria  on Monday {Source}

Japan

-Emperor Akihito, Emperess Michiko & Crown Prince Naruhito attended a welcoming ceremony for the President & First Lady of Vietnam on Monday {Source}

-Emperor Akihito & Empress Michiko attend a farewell ceremony with the President & First Lady of Vietnam {Photos}

Jordan

-Queen Rania  visited the SOS Children’s Village on Wednesday {Source}

Luxembourg


-Grand Duchess Maria Teresa attended the Global Issues Network Conference on Thursday {Source}. On Saturday, she celebrated her 58th birthday.

Monaco

-Jonkheer Thomas de Brouwer celebrated his 41st birthday on Saturday.

The Netherlands

-Queen Maxima attended a meeting about Social Innovation at the University of Tilburg and visited the Het Larr elderly Center to view the project Prins Heerlijk on Tuesday {Source}{Photos}

-Count Claus-Casimir van Oranje-Nassau, Jonkheer van Amsberg celebrated his 10th birthday on Friday.

Norway

-Queen Sonja attended the opening of the photo exhibit,  Mette Tronvoll: Portretter av Dronning Sonja,  on Tuesday {Photos}

Sweden

-Crown Princess Victoria attended to an official visit to Ghana and Tanzania this week. Check back soon for a full recap.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Royal Profile: Jonkheer Thomas de Brouwer

Jonkheer Thomas de Brouwer was born on 22 March 1973, in Anvers, Belgium {Source}. He married Laetizia de Massy y Quintana on 3 September 2006 in Monaco {Source}. Laetizia is the eldest of Christian Louis de Massy's three children.

With his wife, they have four children, three daughters and a son{Source}. They are:
  • Jounkrow Rose de Brouwer (2008, fraternal twin){Source}
  • Jonkheer Sylvestre de Brouwer (2008, fraternal twin){Source}
  • Jounkrow Hermine de Brouwer (unknown, but sometime between 2006-2012){Source}
  • Jounkrow Lillah de Brouwer (unknown, but sometime between 2006-2012){Source}

Little is known about his or his family's lives, as technically, along with the rest of the de Massy family, his wife and their children lost their place in line for the throne with the death of Prince Rainier in 2005. I imagine the family lives fairly privately. It was rumored that the family resided in Belgium for some time, and it is now believed that the family is residing in Monaco. Jonkeer Thomas and Jounkrow Laetizia were invited to the 2011 wedding of Prince Albert of Monaco & Miss Charlene Wittsock {Source}, however, unlike the rest of her family (her father, stepmother, two brothers, aunt and cousins), we have no idea what she or her family looks like, therefore we have no way of confirming or denying her attendance.

Royal Profile: Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxemburg

Grand  Duchess Teresa of Luxembourg was born as Maria Teresa Mestre on 22 March 1956 in Havana, Cuba {Source}. When she was just two years old, she and her family made the move to the United States, settling in New York, NY {Source}. When she was 9 years old, her family picked up for another big move-this time to Switzerland, where she aquired Swiss citizenship {Source}.

Her education began in the United States at the Marymount School in NY, before attending L'École française de New York {Source}. When her family moved to Europe, she began attending the Marie-Thérèse boarding  School, obtaining her French  Baccalaureate in June 1975 {Source}. Upon completing her compulsatory education, she began studying at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Switzerland, obtaining a Bachelor of Political Science in 1980 {Source}. During her education, she was very interested in humanitarian efforts, especially those efforts geared towards caring for the elderly and children with disabilities {Source}.

During her university studies, she met the then-Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg  {Source}. After graduation, they were soon engaged, and were married on 14 February 1981, where she became HRH Princess Maria Teresa, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg {Source}. Together, they have five children, three daughter-in-laws, two grandchildren and one grandchild on the way{Source}:
After her marriage, she and The Hereditary Grand Duke createded the Prince Henri and Princess Maria Teresa Foundation to support people with specific needs and to aid in their integration in society {Source}. This organization was merged with The Grand Duke and Grand Duchess Foundation in 2004{Source}


On 10 June 1997, Princess Maria Teresa become a Goodwill Ambassador for UNESCO, where she aims to promote education of young girls and women, and fights against poverty through microcredits {Source}. She regularly makes trips abroad on behalf of her different projects, many of which take interest in child soldiers, and the protection of children  and orphans affected by HIV/AIDS {Source}.For her ongoing comittment to these causes, she was named the 2007 “Eminent Advocate for Children” of UNICEF {Source}.

On 7 October 2000, her father-in-law abdicated in favor of her husband, in which she was raised from Princess of Luxembourg to Grand Duchess of Luxembourg {Source}.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Royal Profile: 10 Facts about Count Claus-Casimir van Oranje-Nassau, Jonkheer van Amsberg


  1. Count Claus-Casimir Bernhard Marius Max van Oranje-Nassau, Jonkheer van Amsberg was born 21 March 2004 {Source}
  2. He is the only son of Prince Constantijn & Princess Laurentien of The Netherlands{Source}
  3. He has two sisters{Source}:
    1. Countess Eloise (2002)
    2. Countess Leonore (2006)
  4. He lives in Belgium{Source}
  5. He is the only grandson of Princess Beatrix of The Netherlands{Source}
  6. He is presently 6th in line for the Dutch throne after his three cousins, father and elder sister{Source}
  7. He is called 'Clausimir' by his family and the press.
  8. He is named for:
    1. his paternal grandfather
    2. distant ancestor Henry Casimir II, Count of Nassau-Dietz
    3. paternal great-grandfather
    4. maternal uncle
    5. father's godfather
  9. His birth was overshadowed by the death of his paternal great-grandmother, Princess Julianna, the day before his birth.
  10. By Royal Decree of 11 May 2001, nr. 227, it was determined that all children and male-line descendants of Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands would 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. Therefore, his official title is Count Claus-Casimir Bernhard Maruys Max van Oranje-Nassau, Jonkeervan Amsberg


Sunday, March 16, 2014

The Recap of the Royals You Love: March 10-16, 2014

Denmark

-Crown Princess Mary  gave the opening speech at the ‘Invest in Girls an Women: Everybody Wins” event co-hosted by Women Deliver in New York on Monday

-Princess Marie visited the Antorini daycare facility on Friday

Great Britain

-Queen Elizabeth II
 held several audiences on Tuesday {Source}

-Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh visited Royal Holloway, University of London on Friday

-Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh  visited the Keeper's House at the Royal Academy of Arts,  and attended a reception for the  Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom on Tuesday {Source}

-Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince Charles of Wales, Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex & Sophie, The Countess of Wessex attended the Commonwealth Day obersevervance ceremony on Monday {Source}

-Queen Elizabeth II. Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh & Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex visited the Royal Commonwealth Society on Wednesday

-The Prince Charles of Wales held several audiences, attended a reception to mark the Eightieth Anniversary of the British Council at the British Council on Tuesday {Source}

-The Prince Charles of Wales & Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall viewed a demonstration by Medical Detection Dogs  and attended a reception with the group before attening a reception for High Commissioners  on Tuesday {Source}

-Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal & Zara Anne Elizabeth Philips Tindall attended Day 2 Ladies Day of the Chetham Races on Tuesday

-The Prince Andrew, The Duke of York visited Kainos Software Limited, Belfast Telegraph and Northern Ireland Science Park on Tuesday {Source}

-The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex & Sophie, The Countess of Wessex visit the London Air Ambulance at the Royal London Hospital on Monday

-The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex celebrated his 50th birthday on Monday.

-The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal attended a National Olympic Committees Meeting and visited  the Fishmongers' Company on Tuesday{Source}

-Sophie, The Countess of Wessex visited with the teams of England's Hockey on Tuesday{Source}

-Prince Harry of Wales visited The River and Rowing Museum where he met with t the Row to Recovery crew on Monday {Photos}

-Princess Beatrice of York attended the Karl Lagerfeld European flagship store launch on Thursday {Photos}

-Zara Anne Elizabeth Philips Tindall attended the Chetham Races on Monday

-Prince Richard, The Duke of Gloucester held an audience in the morning before visiting with excutive members of the Newcomen Society  on Tuesday{Source}

-Xan Richard Anders Windsor, Lord Culloden celebrated his 7th birthday on Wednesday.

-Prince Edward, The Duke of Kent visited the Bishop's Palace Project at Minster Yard, opened the new wing of the  University of Lincoln at Brayford Pool and visited the Lincoln Cathedral on Tuesday {Source}

Liechtenstein

-Prince Constantin
 celebrated his 42nd birthday on Saturday

Luxembourg

-Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Prince Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke & Princess Stephanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess met with members of the Luxembourgish government for a dinner on Tuesday {Source}



-Prince Gabriel de Nassau celebrated his 8th birthday on Wednesday.
Monaco

-Prince Albert II celebrated his 56th birthday on Friday.

-Princess Stephanie, Pierre Rainier Stefano Casiraghi & Charlotte Marie Pomeline Casiraghi attended a Contemporary Art Charity Gala on Friday {Source}

The Netherlands

-Princess Beatrix attended a performance of Royaal Talent for Princess Beatrix on Friday {Photos}

Spain

-King Juan Carlos I, Queen Sofia, Prince Felipe of Astrurias, Princess Letizia of Astrurias & Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo 10th anniversary Mass to pay homage to the victims of the Madrid train bombings on Monday

Sweden

-Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, & Princess Estelle attend Victoria’s nameday ceremony on Wednesday.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Prince Constantin Ferdinand Maria of Liechtenstein

Prince Constantin Ferdinand Maria of Liechtenstein was born 15 March 1972 as the third son and second to youngest child of Prince Aios and Princess Marie of Liechtenstein{Source}.

On 14 May 1999, he married Countess Maria von Köröspatak and together, they have three children {Source}:
  • Prince Moritz Emauel Maria of Liechtenstein (2003)
  • Princess Georgina Maximilinan Tatiana Maria of Liechtenstein (2005)
  • Prince Benedikt Ferdinand Hurbertus Maria of Liechtenstein (2008)
He is currently 7th in line for the throne of Liechtenstien after two older brothers and four nephews. Like most of the Princely family of Liechtenstein, he leads a very private lifestyle.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Royal Profile: Prince Albert II of Monaco

Prince Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre of Monaco was born on 14 March 1958 as the only son of
Prince Rainier and Princess Grace {Source}. He has two sisters{Source}:

He has studied various topics in various capacities over the years. He attended to his primary education in Monaco, receiving his French baccalauréat with honors from Lycée Albert 1er in Monaco in 1976 {Source}. After a year of gaining familiarity with the affairs of the government in Monaco, he headed off to university in the United States, attending UMASS Amerherst, where he studied topics ranging from political science, economics, psychology, English Literature, Art History, sciences, German and music{Source}.During his time at UMASS Amherst, he was a participant in the universitiy's Glee Club, with whom he toured Europe and the Middle East with{Source}. He received a degree in political science from UMASS Amherst in 1981{Source}.

After graduating university, he returned to Europe, where he made a brief stint in the French Navy. The future leader of Monaco trained on board the French Navy's helicopter-carrier "Jeanne d'Arc", with the rank of Ship-of-the-Line Ensign (2nd class){Source}. Presently, he serves as a reserve Lieutenant Commander{Source}.

From January 1983 to late 1985, the young prince took part in training courses with various international groups in the United States and Europe in the fields of communication, financial management and marketing{Source}. 

The Prince has also had many honors and awards bestowed upon him over the years. In 1996, he was awarded an honorary doctorate in philosophy from Pontifical University of Maynooth in Ireland{Source}. In 2000, he became an  Honorary Professor of International Studies at Tarrant County College, Forth Worth, Texas, United States{Source}. In 2009, he  received the distinction of Commander of the Order of the Academic Palms{Source}. He also was awarded The Teddy Roosevelt Medal at the United States Congress, the « Roger Revelle » prize at the University of California in San Diego and  The Docteur Honoris Causa Insignia of Nice-Sophia-Antipolis University{Source}. In 2010, he  was made an Honorary Member of the Geographical Society of Russia,  an Honorary Member of the Ligurian Academy of Science and Letters and of the Italian Geographical society, was elevated to the rank of Grand Cross of the National Order of the Lion by the President of the Replublic of Senegal{Source}. In 2011, he was awarded The Docteur Honoris Causa Insignia at The Portalis Law and Political Science Institute of Aix en Provence{Source}.Monaco's Soverign Prince has traveled to many countries, as well as received many international awards and credentials {Source}.'

Since 28th May 1993, the Prince has led the Monegasque delegation to the General Assembly of the United Nations{Source}. Since the opening of the 48th Session in September 1993 in New York, he has regularly taken the floor on behalf of the Principality of Monaco{Source}. Since September 2001, he has chaired the Commission for the  Plenary Assembly of the Mediterranean Science Commission (CIESM) {Source}.

In April 2006, H.S.H. Prince Albert II visited the North Pole by dog sled from the Russian base of Barneo 120 kilometres away{Source}. In June 2006, H.S.H. the Prince set up the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation dedicated to protecting the environment{Source}.  In January 2009, Prince Albert II of Monaco undertook a three week scientific journey in the Antarctic{Source}. During his visit, he visited a large number of scientific stations and rejoined the South Pole in the company of the explorer Mike Horn{Source}. They made a film of this journey "Antarctique 2009, Terre en Alerte" [Antarctic 2009, Earth on Alert] which was presented to the Principality's inhabitants in April 2009{Source}.


In Monaco, as sovereign, he has been comitted to the economic growth, development of ethics and transparency, is committed to a policy of developing facilities and conducting major works, the creation of community facilities (hotel school, new secondary school) on "abandoned" railway tracks and the launch of many operations, accommodating social housing and offices{Source}.Various initiatives have been conducted with a view to promoting economic activity and making company operations more transparent while maintaining a high level of ethics{Source}:
  • creation of the legal status of Limited Liability Company,
  • introduction of the offence of tax fraud into Monegasque criminal law,
  • introduction of the general principle of the criminal liability of people,
  • adoption of systems to combat money laundering, organised crime and corruption.

Prince Albert is committed to carrying out an exemplary policy in his country in terms of the environment, by favoring the development of public transport, ecological vehicles, renewable energies and high environmental quality buildings{Source}.

The Prince is comitted to human rights, and has inacted several legislative modifications, in particular{Source}:
  • the introduction and regulation of custody, the establishment of a judicial system for telephone taps, the restructuring and rationalisation of temporary detention procedures and the reorganisation of the in absentia procedure,
  • the strengthening of the judicial protection of individuals, their personal data and their private life, as part of the exponential growth in new technologies,
  • the reaffirmation of the principle of freedom of expression for the media and the organisation of a system of responsibility within the respect of basic human rights and public order,
  • the modernisation of the law on education (integration of handicapped children) and the increased protection of child rights,
  • the introduction of the principle of freedom of association and different laws on the transfer of nationality aimed at perfect equality between men and women.

Prince Albert II has been an active sportsman for most of his life. The Prince has participated in five winter Olympics,as a member of Monaco's bobsleigh team{Source}. He participated in the 1988, 1992, 1994,1998 and 2002 Olympics{Source}. He has been a member of the International Olympic Comittee since 1985, and has been President of the Monegasque Olympic Committee{Source}. He is Honorary President of  the International Union of Modern Pentathlon and the International Athletics Foundation and a member of the Honorary Board of the International Paralympic Committee{Source}.
He is the godfather of his nephews, one of his nieces and one of his 1st cousins 1x removed:
  • Baron Jean-Leonard Taubert-Natta de Massy 
  • Pierre Rainier Stefano Casiraghi 
  • Pauline Grace Maguy Ducruet
  • Louis Robert Paul Ducruet 
Like many other royals, Prince Albert has had his share of scandals. Robert Eringer, Albert II’s intelligence adviser from 2002 to 2008, alleges the prince, as president of Monaco's Olympic Committee, accepted expensive gifts from Vladimir Putin, the Russian Prime Minister, and Sergei Pugachev, a Russian banker, in return for voting for Russia to host the 2014 Winter Olympics. He would have received a dacha, a Polar trip, a fishing trip and a state dinner. In 1986, he was accused of fathering a son with Bea Fiedler, an accusation that was proven false after a blood test was performed. He has confessed to fathering two children with two different women, neither of whom he married. His two known children are 22 year old Jazmin Grace Grimaldi with former waitress turned real estate agent tuned model Tamara Jean Rotolo of Palm Desert, California, USA and 9 year old Alexandre Eric Stephane Coste with Togolese-French former Air France flight attendant Nicole Coste. Just prior to his July 2011 wedding to long-time girlfriend Charlene Lynette Wittstock, there was a rumor that he had fathered another illegitimate child from another woman while dating Wittstock. The Palace Princier extensively denied that rumor and there has been no news of the incident since his marriage to Wittstock.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Royal Profile:Prince Gabriel de Nassau

Prince Gabriel Michael Louis Ronny de Nassau  was born 12 March 2006, as the elder of two sons of Prince Louis of Luxembourg and Tessy de Nassau  at a private hospital in Switzerland {Source}. He was the first grandchild of The Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg. 

His godparents were his paternal aunt, Princess Alexandra and maternal uncle Ronny.

He was named
  • Gabriel: Likely a name his parents liked
  • Michael: likely for his maternal uncle Michael Antony
  • Louis: For his father
  • Ronny: For his maternal uncle and godfather 
On Luxembourg National Day 2009 (23 June), his grandfather issued a Grand-Ducal decree granting his mother the title Princess of Luxembourg, Princess of Bourbon-Parma with the style Her Royal Highness,  and gave he and his younger brother (and that of any potential future children) the title Prince of Nassau  and the style His/Her Royal Highness {Source}.


Royal Profile:Xan Richard Anders Windsor, Lord Culloden

Xan Richard Anders Windsor, Lord Culloden was born 12 March 2007 as the son of Alexander Windsor, Earl of Ulster and Dr. Claire Windsor, Countess of Ulster{Source}. He has one younger sister, Lady Cosima (2010){Source}.

With the birth of Miss Mila Grace Tindall in 2014, he is presently 25th in line for the throne {Source ed note: the official webstie of the British monarchy has not been updated to include little Miss Tindall yet, therefore Lord Culloden is currently listed as 24th}

As his parents do not perform public duties or receive any public funding, and maintain private careers (his mother is a doctor and lecturer, his father is  a Director of Transnational Crisis Project), little is known about him. He does not perform any public duties either.

Lord Culloden is currently 2nd in line for the Dukedom of Gloucester, after his father. Once his father succeeds the dukedom, he will receive the title Earl of Ulster.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Royal Profile: 50 Facts about The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex

  1. He was born as The Prince Edward Antony Richard Louis on 10 March 1964{Source}
  2. He is the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II & The Duke of Edinburgh{Source}
  3. His godparents were {Source}:
    1. The Duke of Gloucester
    2. Prince Louis of Hesse and by Rhine
    3. The Earl of Snowdon
    4. The Duchess of Kent
    5. Princess George William of Hanover.
  4. He is the 2nd of four British Royal Babies born in 1964. The others are{Source}:
    1. Mr. James Robert Bruce Ogilvy (29 February, his maternal 2nd cousin via George V and paternal 2nd cousins 1x removed via George I of Greece. Ogilvy and Lady Helen are 1st cousins)
    2. The Lady Helen Mariana Lucy Windsor (28 April, his maternal 2nd cousin though George V, and paternal 2nd cousin 1x removed via George I of Greece and his godmother's daughter)
    3. The Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones (1 May, his maternal first cousin)
  5. Prince Edward's first public appearance was after the Trooping the Colour ceremony in 1964 when The Queen, carrying him in her arms, stood on the balcony of Buckingham Palace and showed her youngest son to the crowd outside{Source}
  6. He began his education with a private governess at Buckingham Palace, where he remained until the age of 7{Source}.
  7. He attended The Gibbs School, Kensington{Source}
  8. In September 1972, he began attending Heatherdown Preparory School, Ascot{Source}
  9. At the age of 13, he began attending Gordonstoun School{Source}
  10. He is the only one of his siblings to take part in The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme{Source}
  11. During his schooling, he participated in rugby, squash, took gliding lessons, skiing, and was an avid sailor{Source}
  12. In his final year at Gordonstoun, he was elected Guardian (Head Boy) for his final term{Source}
  13. In 1982, he obtained A-Levels in History, English Literature, and Economics & Political Studies{Source}
  14. During his GAP year, he spent time as a house tour at the Collegiate School in Wanganui, New Zealand, where he taught English and history, as well as supervised student activities such as Drama and The Duke of Edinburgh Award expiditions{Source}. 
  15. He obtained his Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award in 1986 by{Source}:
    1. His Expedition component involved planning and executing, with a group, a 60-mile, four-day trek from Blair Atholl to Tomintoul through the Cairngorms. Like all DofE expeditions, it was supervised but unaccompanied.
    2. He completed his Volunteering and Skills sections at school. For his Volunteering, he helped run the Air Training Corps Squadron of which he was a member. For the Skills component, he was part of team trying to build a sailing hydrofoil to challenge a speed record.
    3. The Earl of Wessex was able to fulfil the requirements of the Residential element by undertaking a flying course with the Air Training Corps at RAF Cranwell, during which he achieved his private pilot's licence. He completed the Physical section when he took up real tennis at university.
    4. In the summer of 1986 His Royal Highness received his Gold DofE from The Duke of Edinburgh at a St James's Palace presentation along with some 350 fellow achievers.
  16. Upon returning to England, he attended Jesus College, Cambridge, where he graduated with a BA in 1986{Source}
  17. During his university years, he enjoyed taking part in theatrial productions and learned to play Real/Royal Tennis{Source}
  18. Prince Edward spent three years in the Royal Marines as a University Cadet but, after graduating from Cambridge, left to pursue a career in theatrical production{Source}.
  19. He worked for two theatrical production companies, notably Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Theatre Company{Source}.Here he looked after Phantom of the Opera, Starlight Express and Cats, as well as being involved with the production of Aspects of Love{Source}.
  20. Prince Edward wrote and narrated two films about The Duke of Edinburgh’s’ Award shown on BBC television in 1987{Source}.
  21. In 1993, Prince Edward formed Ardent Productions, an independent television production company. Programmes produced in the United Kingdom included ‘Edward on Edward’, thirty half-hour programmes of ‘Crown and Country’; the ‘Cater Street Hangman’; and a programme on the restoration of Windsor Castle after the fire in 1993{Source}.
  22. In March 2002 The Earl of Wessex announced that both he and The Countess of Wessex would withdraw from their respective companies, Ardent Productions and R-JH Public Relations, in order to focus on supporting The Queen during the Golden Jubilee and beyond, and to support and promote many organisations, charities, individuals and companies who deserve to be recognised for their efforts, initiative and entrepreneurship{Source}.
  23. Prince Edward and Miss Sophie Rhys-Jones announced their engagement on 6 January 1999{Source}.
  24. They were married at St George's Chapel, Windsor, on 19 June 1999{Source}.
  25. In keeping with the tradition of using Welsh gold for Royal wedding rings, the gold for the wedding rings of yhey came from The Prince Edward mine in Trawnsfynydd, Gwynedd, North Wales{Source}.
  26. The bridesmaids and pageboys at his wedding consisted of{Source}:
    1. Miss Camilla Hadden (his goddaughter) {Photo}
    2. Miss Olivia Taylor (daughter of longtime friends of his bride) 
    3. Master Felix Sowerbutts (son of one of the Prince's aides)
    4. Master Harry Warburton (son of a friend of his brides)
  27. The Earl and Countess have two children{Source}: 
    1. Lady Louise Alice Elizabeth Mary Mountbatten-Windsor (8 November 2003) 
    2. James Alexander Philip Theo Mountbatten-Windsor, Viscount Severn(17 December 2007)
  28. The couple decided, with The Queen's agreement, that their children would use the courtesy titles as sons or daughters of an Earl rather than the style Prince or Princess{Source}.
  29. On the occasion of their marriage, he and his bride founded The Wessex Youth Trust, a grant making organization to help, support and advance registered charities which provide opportunities specifically for children and young people{Source}.
  30. The Earl of Wessex carries out a busy schedule of official and working engagements in the UK and overseas both in support of The Queen and the large number of charities and organisations with which he is involved{Source}.
  31. He  is passionate about organisations that provide opportunities for young people{Source}. 
  32. He has been deeply committed to the work of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award programme ever since he achieved his Gold Award in 1986{Source}.
  33.  His duties as a United Kingdom and International Trustee mean that he travels widely in Britain and overseas promoting and supporting the Award. He also presents Gold Awards to achievers across the globe{Source}.
  34. The Earl also has a strong personal interest in the Arts and is Patron of a number of organisations within this area, some of which include {Source}:
    1. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
    2. London Mozart Players
    3. Windsor Festival
    4. Haddo House Choral and Operatic Society
    5. Northern Ballet
    6. National Youth Theatre of Great Britain
    7. National Youth Orchestras of Scotland 
    8. The Orpheus Centre Trust
  35. As well as these patronages, The Earl is associated with a number of sporting bodies, which include{Source}:
    1. Vice Patron of the Commonwealth Games Federation 
    2. Patron of Paralympics GB
    3.  Patron of BadmintonScotland
    4. Patron of The Tennis and Rackets Association 
    5. Patron of The International Real Tennis Professionals Association
    6. President of the Sport and Recreation Alliance.
  36. He is also involved with a number of City Livery Companies including{Source}:
    1. The Worshipful Company of Fuellers
    2. The Worshipful Company of Haberdashers
    3. Coopers of Glasgow
    4. Coopers of London 
    5. The Worshipful Company of Gardeners.
  37. The Earl of Wessex supports the work of the Armed Forces both in the United Kingdom and abroad{Source}.
  38. His Royal Highness holds a total of eight Military appointments{Source}.
  39. In 2007, The Earl of Wessex became Royal Colonel of 2nd Battalion The Rifles following the reorganization of the Infantry{Source}.
  40. He regularly visits the Battalion at their base in Northern Ireland and has visited them on several occasions while on operational duties, including in Afghanistan{Source}.
  41. The Prince Edward is Royal Honorary Colonel of the Royal Wessex Yeomanry and The London Regiment and meets servicemen and their families whenever possible{Source}.
  42. In 2006, The Earl was appointed Commodore-in-Chief of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary and in 2008, Honorary Air Commodore of Royal Air Force Waddington{Source}.
  43. The Earl has an active role in his position as Colonel-in-Chief of the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment, Prince Edward Island Regiment and the Saskatchewan Dragoons, all of which are based in Canada{Source}.
  44. In 1987, he convinced his older brother and sister, as well as his sister-in-law to take part in a charity television event, titled It's a Royal Knockout. View it on Youtube here.
  45. He is godfather to several children including:
    1. The Lady Rose Victoria Brigitte Louise (Windsor) Gilman (1980) (his godfather's daughter, who is also is his 2nd cousin 1x removed)
    2. Miss Camilla Hadden (1991)
    3. Mr. Harry Warburton (1993)
    4. Miss Jessica Kate Mary Margaret Roche (1995)
    5. Miss Ella Louise Georgina Mountbatten (1996)
    6. Prince Nikolai of Denmark (1999)
  46. In November 2013, it was announced that he has been appointed as Lord High Comissioner to to General Assembly of the Church of Scotland for 2014{Source}
  47. His astrological sign is Pisces.
  48. He and his family take annual holidays to Switzerland for skiing{Source}
  49. It has been said amongst royal watching circles that he will gain the title Duke of Edinbugh upon the death of both his parents (if whomeever is monarch at that time sees fit to give it to him, whether it be Charles, William or George...who knows)
  50. He shares a birthday with American actress Katharine Houghton (best known as Johanna Drayton in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? and as Katharine Hepburn's niece and closest relative)

Sunday, March 9, 2014

The Recap of the Royals You Love: March 3-9, 2014

Denmark

-Queen Margarethe II officially open the exhibition,Vikings: Life and Legend on Thursday {Photos}{Source}

-Prince Joachim presided over the official opening of the Diabetes Association conference European Diabetes Leadership Forum on Tuesday {Source}

-Crown Princess Mary visited the Sundbyøster Skole to preside over The Mary Fondens presentation of 
the Fri for Mobberi Universet (an anti-bullying campaign) on Thursday {Source}

Great Britain

-Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh attend a reception to mark the launch of the Christ Church Cathedral Music Trust on Tuesday {Photos}

-Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, Sophie, The Countess of Wessex & Princess Beatrice of York attended the funeral services of Lady Mary Clayton on Friday {Source}
Lady Mary Clayton was QEII's cousin, via her maternal aunt Lady Rose Bowes-Lyon. Princess Beatrice and The Countess of Wessex represented The Duke of York and The Earl of Wessex at the event.

-Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, Sophie, The Countess of Wessex, The Lady Louise Alice Elizabeth Mary Mountbatten-Windsor, James Mountbatten-Windsor, Viscount Severn, David Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linely The Lady Helen Taylor, Mr. Timothy Taylor attended the 50th birthday party of The Earl of Wessex on Saturday {Source}

-Queen Elizabeth II paid a visit to The Reed’s School on Wednesday {Source}

-The Prince Charles of Wales attended the inaugural meeting for the launch of Step Up To Serve in Wales on Monday {Source}

-The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex & Sophie, The Countess of Wessex continued with their official visit to the West Indies this week. Check back for a full recap.

-The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal unveiled a memorial statue in honor of Dame Anna Neagle and Mr. Herbert Wilcox on Thursday {Source}

-Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge attended an investiture ceremony on Tuesday {Photos}

-Prince Harry of Wales attended the launch of the Invictus Games For Our Wounded Warriors on Wednesday {Photos}{Source}

-Prince Harry of Wales & Princess Beatrice of York attended We Day UK on Friday {Source}{Source}

Germany

-Princess Sophie of Prussia, Princess von Isenburg celebrated her 36th birthday on Friday.

Greece

-King Constantine II, Queen Anne-Marie, Crown Prince Pavlos, Crown Princess Marie-Chantal, Prince Constantine-Alexios, Prince Achileas-Andreas, Prince Odysseas-Kimon, Prince Aristidis-Stavros, Princess Maria-Olympia, Prince Nikolaos, Princess Tatiana, Princess Alexia, Princess Theodora & Princess Irene attended a screening of a documentary on King Paul I of Greece on Wednesday {Photos} On Thursday, they attend the mass commemorating of the 50th anniversary of King Paul I of Greece's death on Thursday {Source}

Monaco

-Prince Albert II attended to a 3 day official visit to Morocco starting  on Wednesday {Source}. Check back for a full recap.

-Princess Charlene & Pauline Grace Maguy Ducruet attended the Vitton Fashion Show as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on Tuesday {Photos}{Photos}

-Pauline Grace Maguy Ducruet attended the Chanel and Valentino fashion shows as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on Tuesday{Photos}. 

-Jazmin Grace Grimaldi celebrated her 22nd birthday on Tuesday.

The Netherlands

-King Williem-Alexander  attended a presentation of their credentials successively received the Ambassador of the Republic of Guyana and the Ambassador of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia on Monday {Source}.

-Princess Beatrix attended the Holmenkollen ski jumping event on Sunday {Photos}{Photos}

Norway

-King Harald & Princess Astrid, Mrs. Ferner attended the Holmenkollen ski jumping event on Saturday {Photos}

-King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Hakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Ingrid Aelxandra & Princess Astrid, Mrs Ferner attended the Holmenkollen ski jumping event on Sunday {Photos}{Photos}




Portugal

-The Infanta Maria Francisca Isabel Micaela Gabriela Rafaela Paula de Herédia de Bragança of Portugal celebrated her 17th birthday on Monday.

Saudi Arabia

-Al Waleed bin Talal celebrated his 55th birthday on Friday.

Spain

-Queen Sofia, Prince Felipe of Asturias, Princess Letizia of Asturias, Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo, Infanta Cristina, Duchess of Palma de Mallorca attend the mass commemorating of the 50th anniversary of King Paul I of Greece's death on Thursday {Source}

Sweden

-Crown Princess Victoria & Prince Daniel attended the inauguration of the exhibition, Carl Larsson: L'imagier de Suede and visited Opera Garnier on Thursday {Photos}{Source}

-Prince Carl Philip  visited micronic mydata on Monday {Source}

Royal Profile: Archduchess Maria Beatrice of Austria-Este, Countess of Arco-Zinneberg

Archduchess Maria Beatrice of Austria-Este, Countess of Arco-Zinneberg  was born 11 December 1954 as the first child of Robert, Archduke of ...