Thursday, June 30, 2016

Royal Profile: Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksburg

Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksburg was born 30 June 1964 as the first daughter of Richard Manley and Christa Manley {Source}.

She grew up in Hong Kong, and attended to her early education there.  She was educated at the following institutions:

  1. Quarry Bay Junior School (1969-1971)
  2. Glenealy Junior School (1971-1974) 
  3. Island School (1974-1982)
Upon graduating the Island School in 1982, she began studying international business at several different universities, including institutions in Austria, Japan, and England. It is unknown whether or not she actually ever obtained a degree.

In the early to mid-1990s, she was employed by GT Management Asia, where she worked in Sales and Marketing and as a deputy chief executive of the Sales and Marketing Department. 

She met her future first husband, Prince Joachim of Denmark during a party in Hong Kong, when he was working for a Danish shipping company. While holidaying in the Philippines, Prince Jochiam proposed, which was made official in May 1995. On 18 November 1995, they were married. Together, they have two sons{Source}:

  1. Prince Nikolai William Alexander Frederik of Denmark (1999)
  2. Prince Felix Henrik Valdemar Christian of Denmark (2002)
In mid-2004, rumors were beginning to stir that the end of her marriage was near. By mid-September 2004, it was officially announced they would separate with intentions of divorcing. Their divorce was finalized in April 2005. 

In mid-2004, rumors began to spark again, when photos surfaced of her with Martin Jørgensen. They were married two years later, on 3 March 2007{Source}. In September 2005, it was reported they were to be divorced {Source}


During her time as a Princess of Denmark, she was wildly popular, wildly known for her fashion sense and charity work. She speaks several languages-English, German, and she picked up Danish very quickly. She also speaks some Catonese.

During and after her princely marriage, she was involved with several organizations.  She was active with the Children's Red Cross, The Danish Society for the Blind, UNICEF and a single mother's advocy group, Mother Help. She was a UNICEF Ambassador when she visited Thailand to visit HIV/AIDS patients. In 2007, she joined the Danish board of directors of Ferring Pharmaceuticals {Source}

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Royal Profile: Prince Aristides Stavros of Greece & Denmark

Prince Aristides Stavros of Greece & Denmark was born 29 June 2008 as the youngest child of Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece & Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece{Source}.

He has four older siblings{Source}:
  1. Princess Maria-Olympia (1996)
  2. Prince Constantine Alexios (1998)
  3. Prince Achileas-Andreas(2000)
  4. Prince Odysseus-Kimon (2004)
His baptism was delayed until he was over a year old due to his grandfather being ill. One of his godparents were{Source} {Source}:


  1. Stavros Niarchos
  2. Infanta Cristina of Spain
  3. Prince Kiril of Bulgaria
When he was 2 years old, he attended the wedding of his uncle Nikolas to Tatiana {Photos}. He is currently 5th in succession for the defunct Greek throne and distantly in succession for the British throne. However, he is not in succession to the Danish throne, even thhough his great-aunt is the current Queen of Denmark.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Royal Profile: Prince Pablo of Bourbon Two-Scilies

Prince Pablo of Bourbon-Two Sicilies was born 28 June 1993 as the third child of Prince Pedro of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Noto & Sofia Landaluce y Melgarejo {Source}. He has the following siblings{Source}:

  1. Prince Jamie of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1992)
  2. Prince Juan of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (2003)
  3. Prince Pedro of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (2007)
  4. Princess Sofia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (2008)


As his royal line is defunct, we don't know much about him. One can likely assume he leads a fairly normal lifestyle.

Royal Profile: Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah of Jordan

Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah of Jordan is the eldest son of King Abdullah II of Jordan and his wife, Queen Rania and was born 28 June 1994, in Aman, Jordan. He has two younger brothers and a younger sister{Source}.

In 2007, he was enrolled at the King's Academy, completing his secondary studies in 2012. He is presently studying political science at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service{Source}.

The young Crown Prince also holds the rank of first lieutenant in the Jordanian Armed Forces{Source}. Over the last few years, he has accompanied his father on several military missions.

During his childhood years, he spent most of his time doing just that-being a kid. As he grew older, he began to make appearances on his father's behalf. His first official engagement took place in June 2010, when he stood a representative for his father during the celebrations of the anniversary of the Arab Revolt and the Armed Forces Day. Since then, he has served a regent during his father's absence in Jordan, and was sworn in officially to take on the role on 21 April 2012{Source}.

In his free time, the Crown Prince enjoys reading, sports (especially football), and he shares his father and grandfather's passion for motorcycles{Source}.




In 2016, he graduated from Georgetown University.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Royal Profile: Christopher O'Neill

Christopher Paul O'Neill was born 27 June 1974, as the son of Paul C. O'Neill and Eva Maria O'Neill {Source}. Between his parents, he has five sisters, a couple of brother-in-laws and several nieces and nephews{Source}{Source}:
  1. Annalisa O'Neill (1959)
  2. Stefanie O'Neill (1961)\
    1. Master Oliver MacNeely (guessing?)
  3. Karen O'Neill (1961)
  4. Tatiana d'Abo
    1. Henry d'Abo (1953)
      1. Anouschka d'Abo (1991)
      2. Celina  d'Abo (1996)
      3. Jasper  d'Abo (2001)
  5. Countess Natascha von Abensperg und Traun (1968)
    1. Count Ernst Graf von Abensperg und Traun
      1. Countess Milana Maria Tatjana von Abensperg und Traun (1996)
      2. Count Moritz von Abensperg und Traun
      3. Countess Chiara von Abensperg
      4. Count Louis von Abensperg und Trau

He was born in London, but was educated in Switzerland and the United States. He was educated at Institut auf dem Rosenberg, and recieved a BA in International Relations from Boston University, and a MBA from Columbia Business School.

He first began dating the Swedish monarch's youngest daughter in 2011, and their engagement was announced in October 2012 {Source}. Their wedding took place in June 2013{Photos}. Together, they have two children:
  1. Princess Leonore Lilian Maria of Sweden, The Duchess of Gotland (2014)
  2. Prince Nicolas Paul Gustaf of Sweden,The Duke of Angermanland (2015)
Unlike Prince Daniel and Princess Sofia, Mr. O'Neil does not hold a formal Swedish title or perform royal duties due to his not holding Swedish citizenship and wanting to continue his business endeavors. However, last fall, the family moved to Sweden ahead of the birth of Prince Nicolas, and moved to London in the fall of 2015.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

The Royal Recap of the Royals You Love: June 20-26, 2016

French

-Prince Charles Louis, Duke of Chartres & Iléana, Duchess of Chartes celebrated their 19th wedding anniversary on Tuesday.

-Prince Jacques d'Orléans, duc d'Orléans celebrated his 75th birthday on Saturday.

-Prince Michael d'Orléans, comte d'Evreux celebrated his celebrated his 75th birthday on Saturday.

-Princess Diane d'Orleans celebrated her 46th birthday on Friday.

Great Britain

-Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Harry of Wales, Princess Beatrice of York & Princess Eugenie of York  attended the Queen Elizabeth II Young Leaders Awards on Thursday {Photos}

-Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh,The Prince Charles of Wales, The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, Patricia Knatchbull, Countess Mountbatten attended the wedding of The Hon. Alexandra Knatchbull to Thomas Hooper on Saturday {Source}.
The Lady Alexandra is the granddaughter of Norton Knatchbull, Lord Brabourne& Penelope Knatchbull, Lady Brabourne, thus a distant cousin of The Prince of Wales. The Lady Alexandra is currently distantly in the British succession.

-Sophie, The Countess of Wessex attended the opening of Light Horse Park on Thursday {Source}

-Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge attended the European Championship match between England and Slovakia on Monday{Photo}. On Tuesday, the future monarch celebrated his 34th birthday.

-Princess Eugenie of York attended the launch party of   Chelsy Davy's new jewelery range at 'AYA' at Baar and Bass on Tuesday {Photos}

-Birigitte, The Duchess of Gloucester celebrated her 70th birthday on Monday.

-Alexander Windsor, The Earl of Ulster & Dr. Claire Windsor, The Countess of Ulster celebrated their 14th wedding anniversary on Sunday.

-Senna Kowai Lewis celebrated her 6th birthday on Wednesday.

-George Windsor, The Earl of St. Andrews celebrated his 54th birthday on Sunday

-The Lady Alexandra Etherington celebrated her 57th birthday on Monday.

Germany

-Albert II, 12th Prince von Thurn und Taxis celebrated his 33rd birthday on Friday.

-Prince Friedrich Leonhard von Thurn und Taxis celebrated his 66th birthday on Wednesday.

-Prince Hubertus Raphael von Thurn und Taxis celebrated his 43rd birthday on Wednesday.

Greece

-King Constantine II, Queen Anne-Marie & Princess Irene attended the wedding of The Hon. Alexandra Knatchbull to Thomas Hooper on Saturday {Source}.
The Lady Alexandra is the granddaughter of Norton Knatchbull, Lord Brabourne& Penelope Knatchbull, Lady Brabourne, thus a distant cousin of The Prince of Wales. The Lady Alexandra is currently distantly in the British succession.

Italy

-Emanuele Filiberto, Prince of Venice and Piedmont celebrated his 44th birthday on Wednesday.

-Princess Maria Carolina, Hereditary Princess of Bourbon Two-Sicilies celebrated her 13th birthday on Thursday.

-Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duje of Capua celebrated his 23rd birthday on Sunday.

Jordan

-Prince Hassan bin Talal &  Princess Sarvath al-Hassan attended the wedding of The Hon. Alexandra Knatchbull to Thomas Hooper on Saturday {Source}.
The Lady Alexandra is the granddaughter of Norton Knatchbull, Lord Brabourne& Penelope Knatchbull, Lady Brabourne, thus a distant cousin of The Prince of Wales. The Lady Alexandra is currently distantly in the British succession.

Liechtenstein

-Princess Marie-Astrid celebrated her 29th birthday on Sunday.

Luxembourg

-Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria TEresa, PRince Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke, Princess Stephanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess, Prince Felix, Princess Claire, Princess Alexandra, Prince Sebastian, Prince Louis & Princess Tessy attended events to celebrate Luxembourg National Day on Thursday {Photos}

Monaco

-Prince Albert II, Andrea Albert Pierre Casiraghi & Pierre Rainier Stefano Casiraghi attended the European Championships match Sweden vs Belgium on Wednesday {Photos}.

-Prince Albert II, Princess Caroline of Hanover, Charlotte Marie Pomeline Casiraghi & Andrea Albert Pierre Casiraghi attended the LGCT Monaco event on Saturday {Photos}
newscom.com link will bring you to the search page...keywords: any  of the names above or Monaco Global Champions Tour 2016. Tatiana Santo Domingo was also there.

-Prince Albert II attended the  official opening of GEMM on Wednesday {Photos}

-Princess Caroline of Hanover & Charlotte Marie Pomeline Casiraghi attended the Monaco Pro-Am Cup on Saturday {Photos}
Charlotte also participated in the event, coming in 8th place{Results}.

-Andrea Albert Pierre Casiraghi & Pierre Rainier Stefano Casiraghi attended a film discussion of the film, le cadre du cycle Tout l'art du cinéma on  Wednesday {Photos}

-Charlotte Marie Pomeline Casiraghi participated in the 2016 LGCT Monaco event on Friday and Saturday {Results}{Results}{Results}

The Netherlands

-Queen Maxima met with Mexico's President as a special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for inclusive finance and to launch National Policy for Inclusive Finance on Tuesday {Source}{Photos}

-Princess Alexia celebrated her 11th birthday on Sunday.

-Princess Beatrix attended the opening of the photo exhibition, ’Weer toekomst on Monday {Photos}

-Prof. Pieter van Vollenhoven attended the final of the heart shaped renovated Wattez pond area on Monday {Photos}.

-Princess Mabel van Oranje-Nassau attended the #LoveLikeJo event on Friday {Video}

Norway

-King Harald V & Queen Sonja continued their Silver jubilee tour in Tromsø, Bodø &Trondheim this week {Source}.

-King Harald V, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, Prince Svrre Magnus, Princess Martha Louise, Ari Behn, Maud Angelica Behn, Emma Tallulah Behn, Leah Isadora Behn, Princess Astrid, Mrs. Ferner & Marius Borg Høiby attended Norway's National Day celebrations and attended a garden party on Thursday {Photos}{Source}

-Crown Prince Haakon,  Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Ingrid Alexandra. Prince Sverre Magnus & Marius Borg Høiby attended a friendly football match between Vålerenga United and Team Skaugum on Monday {Source}.

-Crown Prince Haakon & Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended a workshop for Norwegian refugees on Monday {Source}

Spain

-King Felipe VI  presided over the 2016 NoviaSalcedo Award on Monday {Source}. On Tuesday, the Spanish monarch attended the closing ceremony of the Annual Congress of the Spanish Confederation of Directors and Executives {Source}. On Thursday, he attended the 50th anniversary of the Spanish army helicopter unit  {Photos}

-Queen Letizia & Queen Sofia attended the 30th anniversary celebrations of Aid against Drug Addiction Foundation (FAD) on Wednesday {Photos}{Source}

-Queen Sofia attended the wedding of The Hon. Alexandra Knatchbull to Thomas Hooper on Saturday {Source}.
The Lady Alexandra is the granddaughter of Norton Knatchbull, Lord Brabourne& Penelope Knatchbull, Lady Brabourne, thus a distant cousin of The Prince of Wales. The Lady Alexandra is currently distantly in the British succession. Also in attendance were Queen Sofia's brother and sister-in-law.

Sweden

-King Carl XVI Gustaf attended opening of the MAX IV Laboratory on Tuesday {Source}.

-Queen Siliva opened  the new building stone house on Ågrenska at Little Amundön on Tuesday {Source}.

-Prince Carl Philip attended the 2016 European Championship match between Sweden and Belgium on Wednesday {Photos}

Royal Profile: Princess Alexia of The Netherlands

Princess Alexia Juliana Marcela Laurentien of The Netherlands was born on 26 June 2005 as the middle child of King Williem-Alexander of The Netherlands and Queen Maxima of The Netherlands. She has two sisters, one older and one younger:

  1. Princess Catharina-Amalia Beatrix Carmen Victoria of Oranje (2003) 
  2. Princess Ariane Wilhelmina Máxima Inés of The Netherlands (2007)
 Her baptism took place on 19 November 2005 in Wassenaar. Her godparents were{Source}:
  1. Queen Mathilde of Belgium (family friend)
  2. Jonkvrouwe Alexandra Jankovich de Jeszenice (family friend)
  3. Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau (paternal uncle)
  4. Juan Zorreguieta (maternal uncle)
  5. Jonkheer Frans Ferdinand de Beaufort (family friend)
She was named for various relatives:
  1. Alexia: comes from her father, Alexander
  2. Julianna: for her paternal great-grandmother, Queen Juliana
  3. Marcela: for her great aunt Marcela Cerruti 
  4. Laurentien: for her paternal aunt Princess Laurentien

She began school at Bloemcamp School in Wassenaar, The Netherlands in June 2009. Her sisters also attend the school {Source}. In her "kid-time", this young royal likes playing the piano, riding, hockey, tennis and ballet {Source}.

Since her parents took over as King and Queen, she has attended numerous events. In April 2013, she attended her grandmother's abdication ceremony and her parents investiture {Photos}. In July, she attended the family's annual summer photocall {Photos}. In August, she attended her uncle and godfather's funeral services. In October, she attended her father's cousin's wedding {Photos}. In Februray 2014, she was among her family during the annual winter photocall {Photos}. In April, she attended King's Day with her family {Photos}. In 2014, the little Princess was a bridesmaid for her maternal uncle's wedding in Austria with her sisters {Photos}. In 2015, Princess Alexia took part in the family's annual skiing vacation photocall
{Photos}, King's Day 2015 {Photos}, and the annual summer photocall {Photos}. In 2016, she was part of the family's annual skiing photocall {Photos} and attended King's Day celebrations {Photos}. During the winter vacation, she broke her leg {Source}

As a distant relative of King George I of The United Kingdom (she is his 8x great granddaughter), she is distantly in line for the British Throne. She is presently 2nd in line for the Dutch throne after her older sister.

Royal Profile: Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Capua

Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Capua was born 26 June 1993 as the first child of Prince Pedro of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Noto & Sofia Landaluce y Melgarejo {Source}. He has the following siblings{Source}:
  1. Prince Juan of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (2003)
  2. Prince Pablo of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (2004)
  3. Prince Pedro of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (2007)
  4. Princess Sofia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (2008)

As his royal line is defunct, we don't know much about him. One can likely assume he leads a fairly normal lifestyle.

Royal Profile: Princess Marie-Astrid of Liechtenstein

Princess Marie-Astrid Nora Margarita Veronica of Liechtenstein was born 26 June 1987 as the third child and second daughter of Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein, Princess of Luxembourg and Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein {Source}. She has the following siblings{Source}:
  1. Prince Leopold Emmanuel Jean Marie of Liechtenstein (1984-1984, only lived a few hours)
  2. Princess Maria-Anunciata Astrid Joséphine Veronica of Liechtenstein (1985)
  3. Prince Josef-Emanuel Leopold Marie of Liechtenstein (1989)
Until 2010, her father served as an Ambassador from Liechtenstein for Belgium. This worked out well for her mother's sake-her uncle is the present King of Belgium. Therefore, it's almost safe to say that she grew up around the children of her mother's cousin Princess Astrid, Prince Amedeo, Princess Maria Laura, Prince Joachim & Princess Maria Luisa.
She likely speaks German, French, Dutch and English.

She shares a birthday with:

  • George Windsor, The Earl of St. Andrews (1962)
  • Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Capua (1993)
  • Prince Pablo of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (2004)
  • Princess Alexia of the Netherlands (2005)

Royal Profile: George Windsor, The Earl of St. Andrews

George Windsor, The Earl of St. Andrews was born 26 June 1962 as the eldest son of Prince Edward, The Duke of Kent & Katharine, The Duchess of Kent{Source}. He has a younger brother and sister, two siblings-in-law, and
  1. The Lady Helen Taylor (1964)
    1. Timothy Taylor (m. 1992)
      1. Columbus George Donald Taylor (1994)
      2. Cassius Edward Taylor (1996)
      3. Eloise Olivia Katherine Taylor (2003)
      4. Estella Olga Elizabeth Taylor (2004)
  2. Lord Nicholas Windsor (1970)
    1. Lady Nicolas Windsor (Paola) (1969, m. 2006)
      1. Master Albert Louis Philip Edward Windsor (2007)
      2. Master Leopold Ernest Augustus Guelph Windsor (2008)
      3. Master Louis Arthur Nicholas Felix Windsor (2014)

He was educated in England. He attended Eton College and The University of Cambridge's Downing College. 

He, like much of his family, participates in charity work. He is a trustee of the SOS Children's Villages UK. He is a patron of  the Association for the International Cancer Research. In April 2012, he joined the board of trustees of the Next Century Foundation. He os a Patron of the Welsh Sinfonia. He is a trustee of the Global eHealth Foundation.

He married Sylvanna, The Countess of St. Andrews on 9 January 1988{Source}. Together, they have three children{Source}:
  1. Edward Windsor, Lord Downpatrick (1988)
  2. The Lady Mariana-Charlotte Windsor (1992)
  3. The Lady Amelia Windsor (1995)

Upon his marrige, due to his wife's catholic faith, he was barrred from succession. However, once the new succession rules came into play in 2015, he became 35th in succession. However, due to his two eldest children becoming Catholics in their teens, they are still barred from the throne. He is followed in succession by his youngest daughter, The Lady Amelia. He is currently first in succesion for the Dukedom of Kent, followed by his son and brother.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Royal Profile: Prince Michael d'Orléans, Comte d'Evreux

Prince Michael d'Orléans, Comte d'Evreux was born on 25 June 1941 as the son of Henri Robert Ferdinand Marie Louis Philippe d'Orléans & Isabelle Marie de Orléans Bragança {Source}. He has the following siblings, siblings-in-law, nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews {Source}:


  1. Princess Isabelle Marie Laure Victorie d'Orleans (1932)
    1. Friedrich Karl Graf von Schönborn-Buchheim (1938)
      1. Damien Graf von Schönborn-Buchheim(1965)
      2. Vincenz Graf von Schönborn-Buchheim (1966)
      3. Lorraine Gräfin von Schönborn-Buchheim (1968)
        1. Wilhelm-Wilderich Clemens Hubertus Maria Graf von Spee (1963)
          1. August Maria Rafael Gräfin von Spee(1998)
          2. Paul Maria Gabriel Graf von Spee (1999)
          3. Eloise Marie Friederike Gräfin von Spee(2001)
          4. Ludmilla Maria Theresa Gräfin von Spee(2002)
          5. Kosmas Maria Wilhelm Serafin Graf von Spee(2007)
      4. Claire Marie Gräfin von Schönborn-Buchheim(1969)
      5. Melchor Graf von Schönborn-Buchheim (1977)
  2. Henri Philippe Pierre Marie d'Orléans, Prince d'Orléans(1933)
    1. Maria Theresa Herzogin von Württemberg (1934)
      1. Prince Gundakar Albert Alfred Petrus of Liechtenstein (1949)
        1. Leopoldine Eleonore Therese Marie Prinzessin von und zu Liechtenstein (1990)
        2. Marie Immaculee Prinzessin von und zu Liechtenstein (1991)
        3. Johann Wenzel Prinz von und zu Liechtenstein (1993)
        4. Margarete Granciska Daria Wilhelmine Marie Prinzessin von und zu Liechtenstein(1995)
      2. Marie Isabelle Marguerite Anne Geneviève d'Orléans, Princesse de France (1959)
      3. François Henri Louis Marie d'Orléans, Prince de France(1961)
      4. Blanche Elisabeth Rose Marie d'Orléans, Princesse de France (1962)
      5. Jean Carl Pierre Marie d'Orléans, Duc de Vendôme (1965)
      6. Eudes Thibaut Joseph Maria d'Orléans, Duc d'Angoulême (1968)
  3. Hélène Astrid Léopoldine Marie d'Orléans, Princesse de France( 1934)
    1. Evrad Graaf de Limburg Stirum (1927)
      1. Catherine Isabelle Marie Françoise Xavière Gravin de Limburg Stirum (1957)
        1. Ortis-Armando Galrao Exposito (1955)
          1. Celeste Galrao (1988)
          2. Orian Galrao (1993)
      2. Thierry Henri François Xavier Christian Graaf de Limburg Stirum (1959)
        1. Katia della Faille de Leverghem (1969)
          1. Gloria Granvin de Limburg Stirum (1993)
          2. Angelique Gravin de Limburg Stirum (1995)
        2. Louis Graaf de Limburg Stirum (1962)
          1. Helen Lopez y Montero (1965)
            1. Jean Graaf de Limburg Stirum (1999)
            2. Inès Graaf de Limburg Stirum (2000)
        3. Bruno Graaf de Limburg Stirum (1966)
          1. Christine Myriam Ghislaine Gravin de Lannoy (1967)
            1. Gaspard Graaf de Limburg Stirum (1996)
            2. Félix Graaf de Limburg Stirum(1998)
            3. Achille Graaf de Limburg Stirum(2001)
            4. Rose Gravin de Limburg Stirum(2003)
  4. François Gaston Michel Marie d'Orléans, Duc d'Orléans (1935-1960)
  5. Anne Maruerite Brigitte Marie d'Orléans, Princesse de France(1938)
      1. Carlos di Borbone, Duca di Calabria (1938)
        1. Cristina-Isabella di Borbone, Principessa di Borbone delle Due Sicilie (1966) 
          1. Pedro Lopez-Quesada y Fernandez-Urrutia (???)
            1. Victoria Lopez-Quesada y de Borbón Dos Sicilias(1997)
        2. Maria Paloma Diana Irene di Borbone, Principessa di Borbone delle Due Sicilie(1967)
          1. Simeon Karl Eugen Josef Leopold Erzherzog von Österreich (1958)
            1. Johannes Rudolf Antonio Maria Erzherzog von Österreich (1997)
            2. Ludwig Erzherzog von Österreich(1998)
            3. Isabelle Erzherzogin Österreich (2000)
            4. Carlotta Erzherzogin von Österreich (2003)
            5. Philip Erzherzog von Österreich (2007)
        3. Pedro Juan Maria Alejo Saturnino y todos los Santos di Borbone, Duca di Noto (1968)
          1. Sofia Landaluce y Melgareja (1973)
            1. Jaime de Borbón y Landaluce (1992)
            2. Juan de Borbón y Landaluce (2003)
            3. Pablo de Borbón y Landaluce(2004)
            4. Pedro de Borbón y Landaluce (2007)
            5. Sofia de Borbón y Landaluce (2008)
        4. Inès Maria Alice Anna Isabella di Borbone, Principessa di Borbone delle Due Sicilie(1971)
          1. Nobile Michele Carrelli Palombi dei Marchesi di Raiano (1965)
            1. Nobile Teresa Carrelli Palombi dei Marchesi di Raiano(2003)
            2. Nobile Blanca Carrelli Palombi dei Marchesi di Raiano(2005)
        5. Vittoria Maria Aline Carolina de la Santissima Trinidad y todos los Santos di Borbone, Principessa di Borbone delle Due Sicilie(1976)
          1. Markos Nomikos (???)
            1. Anastasios Nomikos(2005)
            2. Ana Nomikos(2006)
            3. Carlos Nomikos(2008)
            4. Simeon Nomikos (2012)
        6. Diane Françoise Marie d'Orléans, Princesse d'Orléans(1940)
          1. Karl Maria Herzog von Württemberg (1937)
            1. Duke Friedrich of Württemberg (1961)
              1. Princess Wilhelmine Marie zu Wied (1973)
                1. Duke Wilhelm Friedrich Carl Philipp Albrecht Nikolaus Erich Maria of Württemberg (1994)
                2. Duchess Marie-Amelie Diane Katherine Beatrix Philippa Sophie of Württemberg (1996).
                3. Duchess Sophie-Dorothea Martina Johanna Henriette Charitas Maria of Württemberg (1997)
            2. Duchess Mathilde Marie-Antoinette Rosa Isabelle (1962) 
              1. Hereditary Count Erich von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg (1962)
                1. Countess Marie-Thérèse Walburga Gabrielle Diana Georgina Franziska (1989)
                2. Countess Marie Elisabeth Walburga Apollonia Alexandra Friederike (1990)
                3. Countess Marie Charlotte Walburga Antonia Adelheid Viktoria Henriette (1992)
                4. Countess Marie Hélène Walburga Yolande Christiana Michaela (1993)
                5. Countess Marie Gabrielle Walburga Angelika Antonia Friederike Fleur (1996)
            3. Duke Eberhard Alois Nikolaus Heinrich Johannes Maria (??)
              1. Lucia Désirée Copf (1969)
                1. Duke Alexander (2010)
            4. Duke Phillipp Albrecht Christoph Ulrich Maria ( 1964) 
              1. Princess Marie Caroline of Bavaria (1969)
                1. Duchess Sophie Anastasia Assunta Marie Pauline (1994)
                2. Duchess Pauline Philippa Adelheid Helena Marie (1997)
                3. Duke Carl Theodor Philipp Maria Max Emanuel (1999)
                4. Duchess Anna Maximiliana Elizabeth Mariella Marie (2007)
            5. Duke Michael Heinrich Albert Alexander Maria (1965)
              1. Julia Ricarda Storz (1965)
            6. Duchess Eleonore Fleur Juanita Charlotte Eudoxie Marie-Agnès (1977)
              1. Count Moritz von Goëss (1966)
                1. Count Zeno Carl Philipp Alfonso Maria von Goëss (2004)
                2. Countess Flaminia von Goëss (2006)
                3. Countess Livia von Goëss (2010)
            7. Jacques, Duc d'Orleans (1941, twin)
              1. Isabelle. Duchess d'Orleans
                1. Princess Diane Marie Thérèse Agathe Hélène Isabelle Laure Rosalyne d'Orleans (1970)
                  1. Alexis de Noailles (1952-2014, div)
                    1. Celine de Noailles (2005)
                    2. Léontine de Noailles (2006)
                    3. Victoire de Noailles (???)
                2. Prince Charles-Louis of Orleans, Duke of Chartres (1972)
                  1. Ileana Manos (1971)
                    1. Prince Philippe Jacques Nicolas d'Orléans (1998)
                    2. Princess Louise Marie Isabelle d'Orléans (1999)
                    3. Princess Hélène Sybille Irène d'Orléans (2001)
                    4. Prince Constantin Foulques Alexandre d'Orléans (2003)
                    5. Princess Isabelle Roxane Christine of Orléans (2005)
                3. Prince Foulques of Orleans, Duke of Aumale, Count of Eu (1974)
            8. Claude Marie Agnès Catherine d'Orléans, Princesse de France(1943)
              1. Princess Bianca Irene Olga Elena Isabella Fiorenza Maria of Savoy (1966) 
              2. Giberto Carbonello Tiberto Maria, Count Arrivabene-Valenti-Gonzaga (???)
                1. Viola Moreschina Nuschi Adec Nicoletta Maria Arrivabene-Valenti-Gonzaga (1991)
                2. Vera Clementina Verde Aimone Elena Maria Arrivabene-Valenti-Gonzaga (1993)
                3. Mafalda Violante Giovanna Olga Maria Arrivabene-Valenti-Gonzaga (1997)
                4. Maddalena Smeralda Brandolina Maria Arrivabene-Valenti-Gonzaga (2000)
                5. Leonardo Amedeo Moreschino Sai Maria Arrivabene-Valenti-Gonzaga (2001)
              3. Prince Aimone, Duke of Apulia (1967)
                1. Princess Olga of Greece (1971)
                2. Prince Umberto of Savoy-Aosta (2009)
                3. Prince Amedeo of Savoy-Aosta (2011)
                4. Princess Isabella of Savoy-Aosta (2012)
              4. Princess Mafalda Giovanna Shams Maria Fiorenza Isabella of Savoy (1969) 
                1. Nobile Francesco Ferrante Carlo Napoleone, 10th Baron Lombardo di San Chirico(1968)
                  1. Nob. Anna Lombardo di San Chirico (1999)
                  2. Nob. Carlo Lombardo di San Chirico (2001)
                  3. Nob. Elena Lombardo di San Chirico (2003)
            9. Jeanne de Chantal Alice Clothilde Marie d'Orléans, Princesse de France(1946)
              1. François-Xavier de Sambucy de Sorgue, Baron de Sambucy de Sorgue (1943)
                1. Axel Henri Louis Waldemar Blaise Casimir Marie de Sambucy de Sorgue(1976)
                2. Alexandre de Sambucy de Sorgue (1978)
                  1. Anne-Cécile Christine Berteau (1979)
                  2. Côme de Sambucy de Sorgue (2008)
                  3. Kildine de Sambucy de Sorgue(1979)
                  4. Antoine Pierre Marie Stevenson(1982)
                    1. Jean Stevenson (2007)
                    2. Sarah Stevenson(2008)
                    3. Eulalie Stevenson(2010)
            10. Thibaut Louis Denis Humbert d'Orléans, Prince de France(1948-1983)
              1. Marion Gordon-Orr (1942)
                1. Robert Benoît Paul Henri James Marie d'Orléans, Prince de France(1976)
                2. Louis-Philippe Albert Francois Marie d'Orléans, Prince de France (1979-1980)
Before marrying, Prince Michael dated Princess Irene of Greece & Denmark. He eventually married Béatrice Marie Pasquier de Franclieu, whom he married on 18 November 1967{Source}. Together they have the following children, children-in-law, and grandchildren {Source}:

  1. Princess Clotilde Jacqueline Charlotte Marie d'Orléans (1968)
    1. Edouard Yves Corneille Crépy (1969) 
      1. Louis Nicolas Marie François Stephane Corneille Crépy (1995)
      2. Charles Edouard Marie Alvaro Tatiana Corneille Crépy (1996)
      3. Gaspard Marie Leon Canio Corneille Crépy (1999)
      4. Augustin Crépy (2005)
      5. Eléonore Crépy (2007)
  2. Princess Adélaïde Jeanne Marie d'Orléans (1971)
    1. Pierre-Louis Étienne Marcel Éric Dailly (1968)
      1. Diego Marie Michel Louis Alexis Dailly (2003)
      2. Almudena Marie Sarah Béatrice Aline Dailly (2004)
      3. Gaetano Dailly (2009)
  3. Charles-Philippe, Duke of Anjou (1973)
    1. Diana, The 11th Duchess of Cadaval
      1. Princess Isabelle of Orléans (2012)
  4. Prince François Charles Frédéric Bruno Marie d'Orléans, Count of Dreux (1982)
    1. Theresa Marie Dorothée Gabrielle Cathérine von Einsiedel

Royal Profile: Prince Jacques d'Orléans, duc d'Orléans

Prince Jacques d'Orléans, duc d'Orléans was born on 25 June 1941 as the son of Prince Henri Robert Ferdinand Marie Louis Philippe d'Orléans & Isabelle Marie de Orléans Bragança {Source}. He has the following siblings, siblings-in-law, nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews {Source}:
  1. Princess Isabelle Marie Laure Victorie d'Orleans (1932)
  2. Friedrich Karl Graf von Schönborn-Buchheim (1938)
    1. Damien Graf von Schönborn-Buchheim(1965)
    2. Vincenz Graf von Schönborn-Buchheim (1966)
    3. Lorraine Gräfin von Schönborn-Buchheim (1968)
      1. Wilhelm-Wilderich Clemens Hubertus Maria Graf von Spee (1963)
        1. August Maria Rafael Gräfin von Spee(1998)
        2. Paul Maria Gabriel Graf von Spee (1999)
        3. Eloise Marie Friederike Gräfin von Spee(2001)
        4. Ludmilla Maria Theresa Gräfin von Spee(2002)
        5. Kosmas Maria Wilhelm Serafin Graf von Spee(2007)
    4. Claire Marie Gräfin von Schönborn-Buchheim(1969)
    5. Melchor Graf von Schönborn-Buchheim (1977)
  3. Henri Philippe Pierre Marie d'Orléans, Prince d'Orléans(1933)
    1. Maria Theresa Herzogin von Württemberg (1934)
    2. Prince Gundakar Albert Alfred Petrus of Liechtenstein (1949)
      1. Leopoldine Eleonore Therese Marie Prinzessin von und zu Liechtenstein (1990)
      2. Marie Immaculee Prinzessin von und zu Liechtenstein (1991)
      3. Johann Wenzel Prinz von und zu Liechtenstein (1993)
      4. Margarete Granciska Daria Wilhelmine Marie Prinzessin von und zu Liechtenstein(1995)
  4. Marie Isabelle Marguerite Anne Geneviève d'Orléans, Princesse de France (1959)
    1. François Henri Louis Marie d'Orléans, Prince de France(1961)
    2. Blanche Elisabeth Rose Marie d'Orléans, Princesse de France (1962)
    3. Jean Carl Pierre Marie d'Orléans, Duc de Vendôme (1965)
    4. Prince Eudes Thibaut Joseph Maria d'Orléans, Duc d'Angoulême (1968)
  5. Princess Hélène Astrid Léopoldine Marie d'Orléans, Princesse de France(1934)
    1. Evrad Graaf de Limburg Stirum (1927)
      1. Catherine Isabelle Marie Françoise Xavière Gravin de Limburg Stirum (1957)
    2. Ortis-Armando Galrao Exposito (1955)
      1. Celeste Galrao (1988)
      2. Orian Galrao (1993)
    3. Thierry Henri François Xavier Christian Graaf de Limburg Stirum (1959)
      1. Katia della Faille de Leverghem (1969)
        1. Gloria Granvin de Limburg Stirum (1993)
        2. Angelique Gravin de Limburg Stirum (1995)
    4. Louis Graaf de Limburg Stirum (1962)
      1. Helen Lopez y Montero (1965)
        1. Jean Graaf de Limburg Stirum (1999)
        2. Inès Graaf de Limburg Stirum (2000)
    5. Bruno Graaf de Limburg Stirum (1966)
      1. Christine Myriam Ghislaine Gravin de Lannoy (1967)
        1. Gaspard Graaf de Limburg Stirum (1996)
        2. Félix Graaf de Limburg Stirum(1998)
        3. Achille Graaf de Limburg Stirum(2001)
        4. Rose Gravin de Limburg Stirum(2003)
  6. François Gaston Michel Marie d'Orléans, Duc d'Orléans (1935-1960)
  7. Anne Maruerite Brigitte Marie d'Orléans, Princesse de France(1938)
    1. Carlos di Borbone, Duca di Calabria (1938)
      1. Cristina-Isabella di Borbone, Principessa di Borbone delle Due Sicilie (1966) 
        1. Pedro Lopez-Quesada y Fernandez-Urrutia (???)
          1. Victoria Lopez-Quesada y de Borbón Dos Sicilias(1997)
        2. Maria Paloma Diana Irene di Borbone, Principessa di Borbone delle Due Sicilie(1967)
          1. Simeon Karl Eugen Josef Leopold Erzherzog von Österreich (1958)
            1. Johannes Rudolf Antonio Maria Erzherzog von Österreich (1997)
            2. Ludwig Erzherzog von Österreich(1998)
            3. Isabelle Erzherzogin Österreich (2000)
            4. Carlotta Erzherzogin von Österreich (2003)
            5. Philip Erzherzog von Österreich (2007)
        3. Pedro Juan Maria Alejo Saturnino y todos los Santos di Borbone, Duca di Noto (1968)
          1. Sofia Landaluce y Melgareja (1973)
            1. Jaime de Borbón y Landaluce (1992)
            2. Juan de Borbón y Landaluce (2003)
            3. Pablo de Borbón y Landaluce(2004)
            4. Pedro de Borbón y Landaluce (2007)
            5. Sofia de Borbón y Landaluce (2008)
        4. Inès Maria Alice Anna Isabella di Borbone, Principessa di Borbone delle Due Sicilie(1971)
          1. Nobile Michele Carrelli Palombi dei Marchesi di Raiano (1965)
            1. Nobile Teresa Carrelli Palombi dei Marchesi di Raiano(2003)
            2. Nobile Blanca Carrelli Palombi dei Marchesi di Raiano(2005)
      2. Vittoria Maria Aline Carolina de la Santissima Trinidad y todos los Santos di Borbone, Principessa di Borbone delle Due Sicilie(1976)
      3. Markos Nomikos (???)
        1. Anastasios Nomikos(2005)
        2. Ana Nomikos(2006)
        3. Carlos Nomikos(2008)
        4. Simeon Nomikos (2012)
  8. Diane Françoise Marie d'Orléans, Princesse d'Orléans(1940)
    1. Karl Maria Herzog von Württemberg (1937)
      1. Duke Friedrich of Württemberg (1961)
      2. Princess Wilhelmine Marie zu Wied (1973)
        1. Duke Wilhelm Friedrich Carl Philipp Albrecht Nikolaus Erich Maria of Württemberg (1994)
        2. Duchess Marie-Amelie Diane Katherine Beatrix Philippa Sophie of Württemberg (1996).
        3. Duchess Sophie-Dorothea Martina Johanna Henriette Charitas Maria of Württemberg (1997)
      3. Duchess Mathilde Marie-Antoinette Rosa Isabelle (1962) 
        1. Hereditary Count Erich von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg (1962 )
          1. Countess Marie-Thérèse Walburga Gabrielle Diana Georgina Franziska (1989)
          2. Countess Marie Elisabeth Walburga Apollonia Alexandra Friederike (1990)
          3. Countess Marie Charlotte Walburga Antonia Adelheid Viktoria Henriette (1992)
          4. Countess Marie Hélène Walburga Yolande Christiana Michaela (1993)
          5. Countess Marie Gabrielle Walburga Angelika Antonia Friederike Fleur (1996)
      4. Duke Eberhard Alois Nikolaus Heinrich Johannes Maria (June)
        1. Lucia Désirée Copf (1969)
          1. Duke Alexander (2010)
      5. Duke Phillipp Albrecht Christoph Ulrich Maria ( 1964) 
        1. Princess Marie Caroline of Bavaria (1969)
          1. Duchess Sophie Anastasia Assunta Marie Pauline (1994)
          2. Duchess Pauline Philippa Adelheid Helena Marie (1997)
          3. Duke Carl Theodor Philipp Maria Max Emanuel (1999).
          4. Duchess Anna Maximiliana Elizabeth Mariella Marie (2007)
      6. Duke Michael Heinrich Albert Alexander Maria (1965)
        1. Julia Ricarda Storz (1965)
      7. Duchess Eleonore Fleur Juanita Charlotte Eudoxie Marie-Agnès (1977)
        1. Count Moritz von Goëss (1966)
          1. Count Zeno Carl Philipp Alfonso Maria von Goëss (2004)
          2. Countess Flaminia von Goëss (2006)
          3. Countess Livia von Goëss (2010)
  9. Michel Joseph Benoît Marie d'Orléans, Prince de France(1941)
    1. Béatrice Marie Pasquier de Franclieu (1941)
      1. Princess Clotilde Jacqueline Charlotte Marie d'Orléans (1968)
        1. Edouard Yves Corneille Crépy (1969)
          1. Louis Nicolas Marie François Stephane Corneille Crépy (1995)
          2. Charles Edouard Marie Alvaro Tatiana Corneille Crépy (1996)
          3. Gaspard Marie Leon Canio Corneille Crépy (1999)
          4. Augustin Crépy (2005)
          5. Eléonore Crépy (2007)
      2. Princess Adélaïde Jeanne Marie d'Orléans (1971)
        1. Louis Étienne Marcel Éric Dailly (1968)
          1. Diego Marie Michel Louis Alexis Dailly ( 2003)
          2. Almudena Marie Sarah Béatrice Aline Dailly (2004)
          3. Gaetano Dailly (2009)
      3. Charles-Philippe, Duke of Anjou (1973)
        1. Diana Álvares Pereira de Melo, 11th Duchess of Cadaval (1978)
          1. Princess Isabelle of Orléans (2012)
      4. Prince François Charles Frédéric Bruno Marie d'Orléans, Count of Dreux (1982)
        1. Teresa Marie Dorothée Gabrielle Cathérine von Einsiedel (1984)
  10. Claude Marie Agnès Catherine d'Orléans, Princesse de France(1943)
    1. Princess Bianca Irene Olga Elena Isabella Fiorenza Maria of Savoy (1966) 
      1. Giberto Carbonello Tiberto Maria, Count Arrivabene-Valenti-Gonzaga (???)
        1. Viola Moreschina Nuschi Adec Nicoletta Maria Arrivabene-Valenti-Gonzaga (1991)
        2. Vera Clementina Verde Aimone Elena Maria Arrivabene-Valenti-Gonzaga (1993)
        3. Mafalda Violante Giovanna Olga Maria Arrivabene-Valenti-Gonzaga (1997)
        4. Maddalena Smeralda Brandolina Maria Arrivabene-Valenti-Gonzaga (2000)
        5. Leonardo Amedeo Moreschino Sai Maria Arrivabene-Valenti-Gonzaga (2001)
    2. Prince Aimone, Duke of Apulia (1967)
      1. Princess Olga of Greece (1971)
        1. Prince Umberto of Savoy-Aosta (2009)
        2. Prince Amedeo of Savoy-Aosta (2011)
        3. Princess Isabella of Savoy-Aosta (2012)
    3. Princess Mafalda Giovanna Shams Maria Fiorenza Isabella of Savoy (1969) 
      1. Nobile Francesco Ferrante Carlo Napoleone, 10th Baron Lombardo di San Chirico(1968)
        1. Nob. Anna Lombardo di San Chirico (1999)
        2. Nob. Carlo Lombardo di San Chirico (2001)
        3. Nob. Elena Lombardo di San Chirico (2003)
    4. Jeanne de Chantal Alice Clothilde Marie d'Orléans, Princesse de France(1946)
      1. François-Xavier de Sambucy de Sorgue, Baron de Sambucy de Sorgue (1943)
        1. Axel Henri Louis Waldemar Blaise Casimir Marie de Sambucy de Sorgue(1976)
        2. Alexandre de Sambucy de Sorgue (1978)
        3. Anne-Cécile Christine Berteau (1979)
          1. Côme de Sambucy de Sorgue (2008)
        4. Kildine de Sambucy de Sorgue(1979)
        5. Antoine Pierre Marie Stevenson(1982)
          1. Jean Stevenson (2007)
          2. Sarah Stevenson(2008)
          3. Eulalie Stevenson(2010)
    5. Thibaut Louis Denis Humbert d'Orléans, Prince de France(1948-1983)
      1. Marion Gordon-Orr (1942)
        1. Robert Benoît Paul Henri James Marie d'Orléans, Prince de France(1976)
        2. Louis-Philippe Albert Francois Marie d'Orléans, Prince de France (1979-1980)


The Duc d'Orleans married Gersende Thérèse Françoise de Sabran-Pontevès on 2 August 1969 {Source}. Together, they have the following children, children-in-law & grandchildren {Source}:
  1. Princess Diane Marie Laure d'Orléans (1970)
    1. Alexis de Noailles
    2. Victoire de Noailles
    3. Celine de Noailles (2005)
    4. Léontine de Noailles( 2006)
  2. Prince Charles-Louis d'Orléans (1972)
    1. Ileana Manos
    2. Prince Philippe Jacques Nicolas d'Orléans (1998).
    3. Princess Louise Marie Isabelle of Orléans (born 6 December 1999)
    4. Princess Hélène Sybille Irène of Orléans (2001)
    5. Prince Constantin Foulques Alexandre of Orléans (2003)
    6. Princess Isabelle Roxane Christine of Orléans (2005)
  3. Prince Foulques Thibaut d'Orléans(1974)

Friday, June 24, 2016

Royal Profile: Albert II Maria Lamoral Miguel Johannes Gabriel, 12th Prince of Thurn and Taxis

Albert Maria Lamoral Miguel Johannes Gabriel, 12th Prince of Thurn and Taxis was born 24 June 1983 in Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany the only son of Johannes, Prince of Thurn and Taxis and Gloria, Princess of Thurn and Taxis{ Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Fürstliche Hauser Band XIX. C.A. Starke Verlag, Limburg an der Lahn. 2011. pp.369, 385-386. German. ISBN 978-3-7980-0849-6.}. He has two sisters { Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Fürstliche Hauser Band XIX. C.A. Starke Verlag, Limburg an der Lahn. 2011. pp.369, 385-386. German. ISBN 978-3-7980-0849-6.}, as well as a brother-in-law and niece:

  1. Princess Maria Theresia von Thurn und Taxis, Mrs. Hugo Wilson (1980)
    1. Mr. Hugo Wilson (m. 2015)
      1. Miss Mafalda Beatrix Maria Wilson (2015)
  2. Princess Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis (1982)

His father died when he was 7 years old, after he had had two heart transplants in as many days {Source}. He completed his high school education in Rome, went into the military for a while, then attended the University of Edinburgh, studying economics and theology {Source}.

He is enthusiastic when it comes to race-car driving, and has own many awards doing so.

Over the years, he has had some media attention. In 2008, he was on Forbe's list of The 20 Hottest Young Royals {Source}.

Royal Profile: Princess Diane d'Orleans

Princess Diane Marie Thérèse Agathe Hélène Isabelle Laure Rosalyn d'Orléans was born 24 June 1970 as the daughter of Prince Jacques d'Orléans, Duke d'Orléans & Princess Gersende Thérèse d'Orléans {Source}. She has the following siblings, a sister-in-law and three nieces and two nephews {Source}: 
  1. Prince Charles-Louis d'Orléans, The Duke of Chartes (1972)
    1. Princess Ilena  d'Orléans, The Duchess of Chartes (m. 1997)
      1. Prince Philippe Jacques Nicolas d'Orléans (1998)
      2. Princess Louise Marie Isabelle d'Orléans (1999)
      3. Princess Hélène Sybille Irène d'Orléans (2001)
      4. Prince Constantin Foulques Alexandre d'Orléans (2003)
      5. Princess Isabelle Roxane Christine d'Orléans (2005)
  2. Prince Foulques Thibaut d'Orléans (1974)

Princess Diane married on 6 September 2004 to Alexis de Noailles{Source}, Together they have three children{Source}:
  1. Victoire de Noailles
  2. Celine de Noailles (2005)
  3. Léontine de Noailles (2006)

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Royal Profile: Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon Two-Scilies

Princess Maria Carolina Chantal Edoarda Beatrice Januaria of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, The Duchess of Palermo was born 23 June 2003 as the eldest daughter of The Duke and Duchess of Castro {Source}.  The little Princess is the 1st member of the Royal Family to be born in Italy since her great-great-great grandfather, King Francis II. She has one younger sister{Source}:

  1. Princess Maria Chiara Amalia Carola Louise Carmen of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duchess of Capri
Princess

She was baptized in Italy, and her godparents were:

  • Prince Laurent of Belgium (family friend)
  • Prince Pierre d'Arenberg (family friend)
  • Anna Maria Pisanu (wife of the Italian Home Secretary Giuseppe Pisanu)
  • Ines Sastre (friend of her parents)
She was named for:

Maria Carolina: for Queen Maria Carolina of Naples & Sicily (her great x4 grandmother)
Chantal: for her paternal grandmother, Chantal, The Duchess of Castro, who died when she was two
Edorda: For her maternal grandmother, Edorarda Vessel
Beatrice: for her paternal aunt
Januaria: In honor of San Gennaro and for the Patorn Saint of Naples

In 2005, she was joined by a younger sister Princess Maria Chiara. They currently reside in Monaco with their parents. It's likely they attend one of Monaco's private schools there.

In the last few years, she has made quite a few public appearances, mostly unofficially.She has a small role in film, Grace of Monaco {Source}. Along side her sister and parents, they attended the baptism of Prince Vincent & Princess Joesphine of Denmark {Photos}, her father was named as one of the twin's godfathers {Source}. In May 2012, again, along side her family, she attended the Planet Solar Ship Return Ceremony {Photos}. For her 9th birthday, the family visited Capri and then went to the family's former residence in Italy. In May 2016, her father abolished the Royal House's Salic Law (only permitting men to inherit) in favor of equal gender rights-effectively making Princess Maria Carolina his heir to the throne {Source}. However, the likelyhood that she will actually reign as a monarch is slim to none. As of 2016, she is officially styled:

Her Royal Highness Princess Maria Carolina Chantal Edoarda Beatrice Januaria, Hereditary Princess of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duchess of Palermo and Duchess of Calabria.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Royal Profile: Senna Kowhai Lewis

Senna Kowhai Lewis was born 22 June 2010, the elder of the two children of Lady Davina Lewis and Gary Lewis, and is the first granddaughter for The Duke & The Duchess of Gloucester{Source}. She has one younger brother and an older half-brother:
  1. Ari Lewis (1992)
  2. Tāne Mahuta Lewis (2012)
Senna is presently 29th in line for the British throne. Since the new succession laws went into place in spring 2015, she swapped places with her younger brother.


She resides with her family in New Zealand, but occasionally makes appearances at events with her family in England. In 2012, she attended the Gatcombe Horse Trials with her then-pregnant mother and father, along with the Philips family {Photos}.

As she is so far down the line for the British throne, she is primarily kept from the limelight, so little is known about the young Gloucester.

Royal Profile: Emanuele Filiberto, Prince of Venice and Piedmont

Emanuele Filiberto, Prince of Venice and Piedmont was born 22 June 1972 in Geneva, Switzerland the only child of Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples & his wife Marina Doria.


He grew up mostly in Switzerland, dreaming about one day returning to Italy as its King. He was set to attend the Gamma Institute in Lausanne to study architecture, but his knack for finance led him to a career in International banking. During his international banking career, he was led to the US and Switzerland. He established the Altin Fund, and in 2001, he established the Prince of Venice Foundation. He left banking in 2002, and shortly thereafter left Switzerland.He also established the Emanuele Filiberto Charity Fund Foundation.

He began his television career in 1994 in Switzerland, working as a commentor on foreign soccer matches. He took a 15 year hiatus from television to work in banking. In 2009, he embarked on a new career: television personality. He appeared on the Italian version ofDancing with the Stars (aka Ballando con le Stelle) in 2009, and won! {Source}. He now spends the majority of his time trying to make it in the American market by working with American production companies.

He married a French actress, Clotilde Courau in Rome on 25 September 2003, Prince Albert II of Monaco was his best man and had introduced the pair {Source}. They attended his 2011 wedding to former South African swimmer Charlene Wittstock. With his wife, they have two daughters:
  1. Princess Vittoria of Savoy (2003)
  2. Princess Luisa of Savoy (2006)
He and his wife also adopted two sons from Africa {Source}

In January 2011, he was diagnosed with cancer {Source}, and after surgery, he was given a clear bill of health. However, in 2012, the cancer had returned, and again, the pretender to the Italian throne beat it {Source}

Royal Profile: Prince Hubertus Raphael von Thurn und Taxis

Prince Hubertus Raphael Franz Josef Ulrich Maria Lamoral von Thurn und Taxis was born 22 June 1973 as the elder of the two sons of Prince Max Emanuel von Thurn und Taxis and Princess Christa von Thurn and Taxis {Source}. He has one younger brother, Philipp Gabriel Franz Josef Magnus Maria Lamoral Prinz von Thurn und Taxis {Source}. He is a 2nd cousin of the current reigning prince.

As his parents' marriage was not an equal union, he and his brother do not have succession rights.

Not much is known about him. He shares a birthday with a distant relative,Prince Friedrich Leonhard Ignatius Josef Maria Lamoral Balthasar Thurn and Taxis.

Royal Profile: Prince Friedrich Leonhard von Thurn und Taxis

Prince Friedrich Leonhard Ignatius Josef Maria Lamoral Balthasar von Thurn und Taxis was born 22 June 1950 as the son of Johann Prinz von Thurn und Taxis and Maria Julia Prinzessin von Lobkowicz {Source}. He was their third child, and he has the following siblings (including a brother who shares his birthday) {Source}:

  1. Maria Alexandra Prinzessin von Thurn und Taxis (1939-)
    1. Rudolf Graf von Colloredo-Mannsfeld
    2. Antony Graf von Colloredo-Mannsfeld (1964-)
      1. Claudia Dorothea Pless
    3. Theresita Gräfin von Colloredo-Mannsfeld (1965-)
    4. Nikodemus Graf von Colloredo-Mannsfeld (1969-)
    5. Mabel Graf von Colloredo-Mannsfeld (Oct 1978-)
  2. Leopold Prinz von Thurn und Taxis (1943-1957)
  3. Karl Ferdinand Prinz von Thurn und Taxis (1952-)
      1. Viola Christine Pauen
      2. Alice Maria Stephanie Prinzessin von Thurn und Taxis (1985-)
      3. Stanislaus Johann Franz Prinz von Thurn und Taxis (1987-)
      4. Raphael Prinz von Thurn und Taxis (1992-)
  4. Maximilian Anselm Prinz von Thurn und Taxis (1955-)
On 4 June 1977, he marred Beata Bery {Source}.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Royal Profile: Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge

Prince William Arthur Philip Louis, The Duke of Cambridge was born 21 June 1982 at St Mary's Hospital, London, the eldest son of Prince Charles of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales {Source}. At barely two months old on his paternal great-grandmother's 82nd birthday, he was baptized in the Music Room at Buckingham Palace, with the following Godparents{Source}:

  • King Constantine II of Greece (his paternal cousin)
  • Princess Alexandra, The Hon Mrs Angus Ogilvy (his paternal cousin)
  • The Duchess of Westminster
  • The Lady Susan Hussey
  • Lord Romsey (his paternal cousin)
  • Sir Laurens van der Post

Today, he himself is godfather to{Source}:

  1. Prince Constantine Alexios of Greece and Denmark (1998) (Grandson of his godfather)
  2. Tom Pettifer (2002) (son of his childhood nanny)
  3. Grace Emilie Claire van Cutsem (2007)


In 1984, he became a big brother, to Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales{Source}. When his father remarried in 2005, he gained a stepbrother and stepsister, a stepsister-in-law, and a year after their parents' marriage, they were joined by a stepbrother-in-law{Source}. He is also a step-uncle to his step-sibling's five children, one of which was a bridesmaid in his 2011 wedding to Catherine Middleton {Source}{Source}{Source}


Prince William Arthur Philip Louis was name for:


  1. William: for his father's "hero" and maternal cousin, Prince William of Gloucester who died in a 1972 plane crash {Source}
  2. Arthur: a traditional British Family name-his father and great-grandfather also have Arthur amongst their names {Source}
  3. Philip: For his paternal grandfather {Source}
  4. Louis: for his great-uncle, Lord Mountbatten of Burma {Source}



For most of his youth, he did typical childhood things, in addition to making numerous royal appearances. As an toddler, he traveled with his parents on an official overseas royal tour to Austrialia and New Zeland in 1983 {Source}. The decision to take him along was his mother's idea, and was considered unconventional due to Prince William being so young and that the first and second in line for the British throne would be travelling together {Source}. The Prince visited attended a service at St. Paul's Cathedral with his mother and brother to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the blitz (the bombing of Britain in the early months of WWII) in October 1990 {Source}. That December, the Prince again joined his mother for a Christmas concert by the London Symphony Chorus, where he signed the guest book, demonstrating that he is left-handed {Source}. His first official public engagment was on 1 March 1991 (Saint David's Day), during an official visit of his parents to Cardiff, Wales{Source}. In May 1995, The Duke of Cambridge accompanied his mother, father and brother to the 50th anniversary of VE (Victory in Europe) commemorations and in August 1995, the future King and his family attended the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of VJ Day and the end of WWII {Source}. In March 1998, he and his brother accompanied their father on a trip to Vancouver, Canada, where the father and son trio carried out a number of official engagements before spending a few days on a skiing holiday {Source}. In 2000, he was again joined by his father and brother for a trip to Wales {Source}. At the age of 21, Prince William was appointed as a Counsellor of State, and began his royal duties by first serving in that capacity when the Queen was abroad to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2003, in Nigeria.For his 21st birthday, William also accompanied his father on a royal tour of Wales, where they visited the Anglesey Food Fair and opened a centre for the homeless in Newport. By July 2005, he was on his first solo overseas tour, travelling to New Zealand, on behalf of his grandmother in her role as Queen of New Zealand, to participate in World War II commemorations. In July 2007, Prince William accompanied his grandmother's cousin The Duke of Kent, who is President of the UK Scout Association, in opening the 21st World Scout Jamboree, celebrating the centennial of the founding of the Scout Movement.In February 2011, he and his future bride-to-be returned to their alma matter as Patrons of the university's 600th Anniversary Appeal{Source}.

Over the years, Prince William has been on many vacations, many of which have been to skiing resorts. The first known trip was in April 1991, to a ski resort in Austria in the company of his mother, brother, first-cousin 1x removed, Viscount Linely and Viscount Linely's lady friend at the time {Source}. In May 1991, the Wales family vacationed in Tresco, one of the Scilly Islands {Source}. Upon returning to school after holidays in Austria and Scilly Islands, the young prince was in a minor accident on his school's putting green, which caused him to be admitted to the hospital for a depressed fracture on his forehead {Source}.He dubbed this scar a "Harry Potter scar". He was reported to have said, "I call it (the scar) that because it glows sometimes and some people notice it-other times they don't notice it at all" {Source}.

After a turmoil of a marriage, his parents separated when he was eleven years old {Source} and were officially divorced in 1996 {Source}. His mother died in an accident in Paris when he was fifteen years old {Source}. At her funeral, The Duke of Cambridge along side his father, brother and grandfather walked behind Diana, Princess of Wales' cortege {Source}.

For his education, he attended independent schools {Source}. He began his education at Jane Mynors' nursery school before attending Wetherby School {Source}. After Wetherby, he attended Ludgrove School and was privately tutored in the summer months by Rory Stewart {Source}. He took the entrance exam for Eton College and was admitted {Source}.While there, he took his A-Level exams, where he studied and obtained grades in an A in geography, a C in biology and a B in history of art {Source}. After completing his studies at Eton, the Prince took a gap year, during which he took part in British Army training exercises in Belize {Source}, worked within English dairy farms {Source}, visited Africa, and for ten weeks taught children in southern Chile {Source}. As part of the Raleigh International programme in the town of Tortel, the Prince lived with other young teachers, sharing in the common household chores, including cleaning the toilet, and also volunteered as the guest radio jockey for the local radio station {Source}. He returned to the UK in 2001, where he began to study as William Wales at the University of St. Andrews, where he decided to study art history {Source}. Later on, however, the future King changed his subject to geography and went on to pursue a Scottish Masters of Arts degree with upper 2nd class honors in Geography {Source}.

During his days at Ludgrove, he was an active sportsman, participating in football, swimming, basketball, clay pigeon shooting and cross-country running {Source}. While at Eton, in addition to keeping up his other sports activities, he took up water-polo {Source}.While at university, Prince William also represented the Scottish national universities water polo team at the Celtic Nations tournament in 2004 {Source}.


He resides in an apartment at Kensington Palace with his wife and their two young children{Source}:
  1. Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge (2013)
  2. Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge (2016)

Monday, June 20, 2016

Royal Profile: The Lady Alexandra Clare Etherington

The Lady Alexandra Clare Etherington was born 20 June 1959 as the only daughter of James Caregie, 3rd Duke of Fife and The Hon. Caroline Dewar, Lady Worsley {Source}. She has one younger brother, as well as two stepsiblings {Source}{Source}:

  1. David Charles Carnegie, The 4th Duke of Fife  (1961)
    1. Caroline Anne Carnegie, The Duchecss of Fife  (1961)
      1. Charles Duff Carnegie, The Earl of Southdesk (1989)
      2. The Hon. George William Carnegie (1992)
      3. The Hon. Hugh Alexander Carnegie (1993)
  2. Henry Worsley
  3. Charlotte Worsley
She married Mark Fleming Etherington on 11 May 2001{Source}. They have one daughter, Amelia Mary Carnegie Etherington (2001){Source}.


Lady Alexandra is 70+ in the line of succession to the British throne and one of the godmothers of Lady Louise Windsor {Source}.

She shares a birthday with The Duchess of Gloucester.

Royal Profile: 28 Facts about Brigitte, The Duchess of Gloucester

  1. Birgitte, The Duchess of Gloucester was born 20 June 1946{Source}.
  2. She is the younger daughter of Asger Preben Knud Wissing Henriksen and Vivian van Deurs {Source}.
  3. She spent most of her early life in Denmark. 
  4. She was educated in Denmark before attending finishing schools in Switzerland and England {Source}. 
  5. While she was attending finishing school in Cambridge, she met Prince Richard of Gloucester, who was also studying in Cambridge at the time {Source}.
  6. She also studied at Bell School of Languages.
  7. She speaks Danish and English, at the very least.
  8.  After Cambridge, she returned to Denmark to take a three-year course in Commercial and Economic Studies {Source}.
  9. In 1963, her parents seperated, and Brigitte chose to use her mother's maiden name as her own. 
  10.  In 1971, she returned to England, this time to work as a secretary at the Royal Danish Embassy {Source}.
  11. A year after she returned to England to work at the Danish embassy, her engagement to Prince Richard of Gloucester was announced in February 1972 {Source}. 
  12. They were married five months later on 8 July 1972 {Source}. 
  13. At that time, she gained the title Her Royal Highness Princess Richard of Gloucester. 
  14. When Prince Richard's brother Prince William died in 1972 without any descendants of his own, followed by his father in 1974, Prince Richard gained the title Duke of Gloucester, thus making Birgitte, The Duchess of Gloucester{Source}.
  15. Together, they have three children:
    1. Alexander Windsor,Earl of Ulster (1974) 
    2. Lady Davina Lewis (1977)
    3. Lady Rose Gilman (1980) 
  16. They also have a daughter-in-law:
    1. Dr. Claire Alexandra Windsor, The Countess of Ulster
  17. They have two sons-in-law:
    1. Mr. Gary Christie Lewis
    2. George Gilman
  18. They have three grandsons:
    1. Xan Windsor, Lord Culloden (2007) 
    2. Tāne Lewis (2012)
    3. Rufus Gilman (2012)
  19. They have three granddaughters:
    1. The Lady Cosima Windsor (2010) 
    2. Senna Lewis (2010) 
    3. Lyla Gilman (2010)
  20. Over the years, The Duchess of Gloucester has taken on many duties on behalf of The Duke of Gloucester's cousin{Source}. 
  21. Along side her husband, she has taken overseas trips to{Source}:
    1. Australia
    2. Belgium
    3. China
    4. Denmark
    5. Gibraltar
    6. Hong Kong
    7. Israel, Japan
    8. Luxembourg
    9. Mexico
    10. Nepal
    11. New Zealand
    12. Norway
    13. The Philippines
    14. Portugal
    15. Saudi Arabia
    16. Singapore
    17. The Soloman Islands
    18. South Africa
    19. Spain
    20. Sweden
    21. Tonga
    22. Tunisia
    23. United States of America
  22. The Duchess has also traveled overseas in support of her own Patronages and military units, including a visit to Iraq in December 2008{Source}. 
  23. Some of her patronages include:
    1. Guild's Royal Patron( former patronage of Princess Alice, 2005) {Source}
    2. All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (honorary member) {Source}
    3. Association for all Speech Impaired Children (AFASIC) (patron){Source}
  24. The Duchess takes pride in her work with her charities. In her own words The Duchess has said{Source}:
    1. As members of the Royal Family and in our public life, The Duke and I have the huge privilege of continuously meeting people greatly committed to their work with charitable causes - many individuals being volunteers, doing all kinds of good works, giving of their time, talents and expertise. Some high-powered and greatly skilled, others willing to do the most mundane but essential tasks - all of them enjoying being part of a team supporting a noble cause. It is inspiring and immensely rewarding meeting these volunteers on my varying engagements in London and throughout the country. I meet volunteers in schools, often for children with special needs, medical research projects, hospices, homes for older and frail people, and also in community initiatives for sport, music and the conservation of the Arts. I see so many wonderful places, and it is the people involved who make them so.Charity work in Great Britain is a tradition. I don’t think I have a friend who has not involved him or herself somehow or other. How far back this tradition goes, I am not sure- it is one of the major aspects which makes me very proud to be British.There is another facet to voluntary work which I think is very important, and that is the sense of fulfilment and reward in the knowledge of the value of your contribution as a volunteer. In this country there is a firmly grounded tradition, and a freedom, to help one’s fellow men in many different forms, and I think we should be proud of that and grateful for it also."
  25. Queen Elizabeth II must've been fairly fond of her new cousin-in-law as she bestowed awards on her rather quickly {Source}
  26. The Duchess of Gloucester has received the following orders from her husband's cousin over the years:
    1. The Family Order from The Queen (1973)
    2. Dame of Justice of the Order of St John (1974)
    3. Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO) (1989)
  27. Through her husband, she was the sister-in-law of  Prince William of Gloucester (1941-1972).
  28. She was the daughter-in-law of Princess Alice, The Duchess of Gloucester & Prince Henry, The Duke of Gloucester.

Royal Profile: Prince Gabriel of Belgium

Prince Gabriel Baudouin Charles Marie of Belgium was born 20 August 2003 as the eldest son of King Philippe & Queen Mathilde { Source...