Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Royal Profile: Andrea Knecht de Massy

Andrea Knecht de Massy was born 16 October 2008 as the youngest of four daughters of Donatella Knecht de Massy & K. Sébastien Knecht de Massy {Source}. Her older sisters are{Source}:

She is a great-granddaughter of Princess Antoinette of Monaco, Baroness of Massy, but is not a member of the Princely Family.As she is so young and not technically in line for the throne anymore with the death of her great uncle (Prince Rainier III) in 2005, her parents keep her and her sisters primarily out of the limelight. However, in the last few years, they have been seen out and about at family functions. Most recently, she has been spotted at Prince Albert II's 10 year celebrations with her parents and sisters {seen here in the center of the photo, wearing pink, with her arm up towards her sister, Christine}. Unlike her older sisters, she did not attend Prince Albert II's 2011 wedding as she was only 34 months old at the time (2 years, 10 months old....).

She attended the private catholic school, L'Institut François d’Assise Nicolas Barré, along with her sisters and second cousins once removed (I think. Andrea's grandmother was a cousin of Camille and Alexandra's mothers) Princess Alexandra of Hanover and Camille Gottlieb until 2010 or 2011 when the family moved to South Africa. She should be in the 9ème year (equal to 5th grade in the US system) at Ecole Francaise du Cap Francois le Vaillant in South Africa.

Royal Profile: Princess Aimée van Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven

Princess Aimée of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven was born 18 October 1977 as the daughter of Hans Söhngen and Eleonoor Stammeijer {Source}. She has two siblings {Source}:
  • Hans Söhngen
  • Magali Söhngen


She grew up in The Netherlands. She attended Willem de Zwijger College {Source}. She then attended University of Leiden.


On 20 October 2005, she married Prince Floris of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven{Source}. Together, they have three children:

On her marriage Aimée acquired the title of Her Highness, Princess of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven as a result of her husband's status as a Prince of Orange-Nassau. Since Floris did not seek parliamentary approval for his marriage, owing to the remote chance of his succession to the throne, he lost his place in line to the Dutch throne when he married Aimée. However, he and his family still participate in family events such as the investiture of his cousin and weddings.


Since 2010, Princess Aimée working for the ANWB (marketing and sales) at its headquarters in The Hague{Source}. Before that, she worked in a bank and Pon Holdings BV on the marketing and communication department{Source}.


She shares a birthday with Andrea Knecht de Massy.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Royal Profile: Princess Cecilia of Bourbon-Parma, The Countess of Barceto

Princess Cecilia Maria Johanna Beatrix of Bourbon-Parma, The Countess of Barceto was born 17 October 2013 as the younger daughter of Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma, Duke of Parma and Piacenza & Princess Annemarie of Bourbon-Parma, Duchess of Parma and Piacenza {Source}. She has three siblings, an older paternal half-brother and older sister as well as a younger brother:
On 5 April 2014, she was baptized with the following as her godparents {Source}:

  • Johan Gualthérie of Weezel (maternal grandfather)
  • Princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma (paternal aunt, whom which if she had been born a few days earlier, she would've shared her birthday!)
  • Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands (great-aunt, from her paternal grandmother's side)
  • Princess Cecilia of Bourbon-Parma (great-aunt, from her paternal grandfather's side) 
  • Véronique Kakebeeke-Gualthérie van Weezel (first cousin)

Royal Profile: Princess Marie-Caroline of Liechtenstein, Countess of Rietberg

Princess Marie Caroline Elisabeth Immaculata of Liechtenstein, Countess of Rietberg was born 17 October 1996 in Grabs, Canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland, the only daughter of Aios, Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein and Sophie, Hereditary Princess of Liechtenstein{Source}. She is a paternal granddaughter of Prince Hans-Adam II and Princess Marie of Liechtenstein{Source}.

She has one older brother and two younger brothers. Her brothers are:


Because Liechtenstein's monarchy operates on agnatic primogeniture succession laws (i.e. inherited by the first-born male of the oldest family line, to the total exclusion of females), Princess Marie Caroline is not in line for the throne after her brothers.

Due to the Liechtenstein Princely Family is fiercely private on the international level, little is known about her or her life today. However, other than the occasional low-key Princely Family appearance such as Liechtenstein's National Day, she seems to live a fairly normal life {Photos, Liechtenstein National Day 2012}


She was likely named:
  1. Marie: For her paternal grandmother, Princess Marie
  2. Caroline: for her paternal great grandmother, Countess Henriette Caroline von Ledebur-Wicheln
  3. Elisabeth: for her greatx2 grandmother, Archduchess Elisabeth Amalie of Austria or for her maternal aunt and godmother, Duchess Elisabeth in Bravia
  4. Immaculata : Latin for The Immaculate Conception.
She attended Malvern College in England {Source}.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Royal Profile: Tigran Mirzayantz

Tigran Mirzayantz was born 16 October 1998 as the son of Princess Alexandra of Greece and Nicolas Mirzayantz{Source}. He is the eldest grandson of Prince Michael of Greece and Marina, Consort of Prince Michael of Greece and Denmark {Source}.


When he was a young child, he frequented events with his mother {Photos}.

Other than this, not much is known about him and he likely leads a normal lifestyle.

Royal Profile: Prince Pedro of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, The Duke of Calabria

Prince Pedro of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, The Duke of Calabria was born 16 October 1968 as the son of of Infante Carlos of Bourbon-Two Scilies, The Duke of Calabria (1938–2015) and Princess Anne of Orléans {Source}. He has the following siblings, siblings-in-law, and nieces and nephews{Source}:

  1. Princess Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1966)
    1. Pedro López-Quesada y Fernández Urrutia (1964)
      1. Victoria Lopez-Quesada y de Borbón-Dos Sicilias (1997)
      2. Pedro Lopez-Quesada y de Bórbon-Dos Sicilias (2003)
  2. Princess María of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Archduchess of Austria (1967)
    1. Archduke Simeon of Austria (1958)
      1. Archduke Johannes of Austria (1997)
      2. Archduke Ludwig of Austria (1998)
      3. Archduchess Isabel of Austria (2000)
      4. Archduchess Carlota of Austria (2003)
      5. Archduke Philipp of Austria ( 2007)
  3. Princess Inés María of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (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)
  4. Princess Victoria of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1976)
    1. Markos Nomikos (1965) 
      1. Anastasios Nomikos (2005)
      2. Ana Nomikos (2006)
      3. Carlos Nomikos (2008)
      4. Simeon Nomikos (2012)
He married Sofia Landaluce y Melgarejo on 30 March 2001, and they have the following children {Source}{Source}:
    1. Prince Jaime de Borbón-dos Sicilias y Landaluce, The Duke of Capua (1993)
    2. Prince Pablo of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (2004)
    3. Prince Pedro of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (2007)
    4. Princess Sofía of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (2008)
    5. Princess Blanca of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (2011)
    6. Princess María of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (2015)
As his royal line is defunct, we don't know much about him. One can likely assume he leads a fairly normal lifestyle.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Royal Recap of the Royals You Love: Oct 9-15, 2017

Belgium

-King Philippe & Queen Mathilde held an audience with  Indonesia's Vice President & First Lady and all four attended the official opening of Europalia Indonesia 2017 on Tuesday {Photos}

-Queen Paola & Princess Astrid, The Archduchess of Austria-Este attended the 2017 Prix Terre d'Avenir Ceremony on Wednesday {Photos}

-King Philippe visited Brussels Airport on Thursday {Photos}

-Queen Mathilde visited the University of Antwerp and saw research on two new polio vaccines on Tuesday {Photos}. On Thursday, the Belgian Consort visited The Frankfurter Buchmesse {Source}

-Princess Astrid, The Archduchess of Austria-Este attended the commemoration of New Zealand from the third Battle of Ypres on Friday {Photos}

-Princess Luisa Maria, Archduchess of Austria-Este celebrated her 22nd birthday on Wednesday.

Bhutan

-King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck & Queen Jetsun Pema celebrated their 6th wedding anniversary on Friday.

Denmark

-Queen Margrethe II officially opened the exhibitation, Fri os fra det onde (Free us from evil) at the  Moesgaard Museum on Monday {Photos}. On Wednesday, the Danish Queen awarded the Queen Ingrid Forskerpris {Photos}

-Crown Prince Fredrik & Crown Princess Mary undertook an official State Visit to Japan this week {Source}{Photos}

-Prince Joachim attended the opening of the DanFish International and DanAqua fishing tackle on WEdnesday {Photos}. On Thursday, the younger son of Queen Margrethe II visited the exhibition  'Smartphonemania' at Danmarks Tekniske Museum {Photos}

-Prince Christian celebrated his 12th birthday on Sunday.

Greece

-Princess Alexandra celebrated her 49th birthday on Sunday.

Italy

-Prince Aimone of Savoy-Aosta, The Duke fo Apulia celebrated his 50th birthday on Friday.

Great Britain

-Queen Elizabeth II & The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal attended a reception to mark the centenary of the Women's Royal Navy Service (WRNS) and the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps on Thursday {Photos}

-Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge & Prince Harry of Wales hosted a reception to honor World Mental Health Day and to celebrate the contribution of those working in the mental health sector across the UK on Tuesday {Photos}

-The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex officically opened the  new development at Jesus College at The University of Cambridge on Wednesday {Photos}
The Earl of Wessex is an alumni of the school, receiving his 2:1 in 1986.

-Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge  attended the New Zealand National Commemoration for the Third Battle of Passchendaele on Friday {Photos}{Photos}

-Prince Harry of Wales launched a new partnership to improve the mental health of all Armed Forces personnel on Monday {Video}. On Thursday, the younger son of Diana, Princess of Wales accepted an posthumous award on behalf of Princess Diana's HIV and AIDS activism work from Atitlude {Source}

-Princess Beatrice of York attended 2017 Take Home A Nude Art party and auction on Wednesday {Photos}

-Princess Eugenie of York attended the 25th Anniversary of the Estee Lauder Companies UK's Breast Cancer Campaign on Monday {Photos}. On Wednesday, the younger of The Duke of York's two daughters hosted the Warrior Games Exhibition VIP preview party {Photos}. On Friday, the third of Queen Elizabeth's granddaughters attended the European premiere of Jane at the 61st BFI London Film Festival {Photos}

-Prince Edward, The Duke of  Kent celebrated his 82nd birthday on Monday.

Japan

-Crown Prince Naruhito & Crown Princess Masako officially welcomed the Crown Princely Couple of Denmark to Japan for their official visit on Monday{Source}

Jordan

-King Abdullah II visited the Public Security Directorate on Monday {Photos}. On Wednesday, he met with the speaker of the House of Representatives and heads of blocs {Photos}

-Queen Rania met with the second cohort of the Teacher Education Professional Diploma during a visit to the Queen Rania Teacher Academy on Wednesday {Photos}

-Princess Muna al-Hussein hosted a luncheon for the visiting Crown Princess Couple of Romania on Monday {Source}{Source}.
Princess Muna is the former wife of King Hussein and mother of the present King, King Abdullah II.

-Prince Faisal bin al-Hussein held a meeting of the Jordanian Olypic Committee and met with The Crown Princess Couple of Romania on Monday {Source}. On Wednesday, he celebrated his 54th birthday.
Prince Faisal is the younger brother of King Abdullah II. 

-Princess Ghida Talal visited the Hussein National Oncology Center with the Crown Princess Couple of Romania on Monday{Source}.
Princess Ghida is a niece-in-law of King Abdullah II and chairwoman of the Cancer Center.


The Netherlands

-King Williem-Alexander & Queen Maxima underwent an official state visit to Portugal this week {Photos}{Photos}{Photos}.

-Prince Constantijn celebrated his 48th birthday on Wednesday.

-Magali van Vollenhoven celebrated her 10th birthday on Monday.

-Princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma, The Countess of Colorno celebrated her 45th birthday on Friday.

-Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Parma, The Count of Bardi celebrated his 45th birthday on Friday.

Monaco

-Prince Albert II undertook an official visit to Sicily, where he obtained a of doctor honoris causa in Marie Ecology from University of Palermo, attended the gala evening of the Italian branch of the Prince Albert II Foundation, met with hundreds of people during walkabouts in cities related to the Grimaldi dynasty, visited Santa Caterina Villarmosa and Mazzarino where he received honorary citizenship to both cities, visited the Grimaldi Foundation from Monday to Wednesday {Photos}


Romania

-Crown Princess Margareta & Prince Radu began an official visit to Jordan on Monday{Source}.

-Prince Radu visited Hashemite University on Thursday {Source}

-Princess Maria visited the National Agency for Equal Opportunities on Wednesday {Source}
Spain

-King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia, Leonor, Princess of Asturias & The Infanta Sofia attended Spain's National Day Celebrations on Friday {Photos}

-Infanta Margarita, The Duchess of Soria, The 2nd Duchess of Hernani & Carlpos Zurita y Delgado, Duke Consort of Hernani & Soria celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on Thursday.

Sweden

-King Carl XVI Gustaf attended the 2017 WWF Autumn Meeting and held farewell audiences with outgoing ambassadors from Pakistan & Tanzania on Wednesday {Source}{Source}

-Queen Silvia opened the  exhibition Lerin's apprentices at the art gallery Sandgrund Lars Lerin on Wednesday {Source}

-Crown Princess Victoria attended the Life Below Water Sea Conference, opening the Marine Education Center and visiting World Maritime University on Wednesday {Source}. On Friday, the future Swedish monarch  took part in the parade tournament of Parishympics in Pyeongchang, and visited Mid University {Source}

-Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia, Prince Alexander & Prince Gabriel released new family portraits thanking those who wished them well after Prince Gabriel's birth on Tuesday {Source}

-Prince Carl Philip participated in the test day at Gelleråsen in Karlskoga, one day for the winners of Prince Carl Philips Racing Pokal on Tuesday {Source}

Royal Profile: Prince Christian of Denmark, Count of Monpezat

Prince Christian Valdemar Henri John of Denmark, Count of Monpezat was born on 15 October 2005 at Rigshospitalet (Copenhagen University Hospital) as the first child and eldest son of Crown Prince Fredrik & Crown Princess Mary {Source}. He is the grandson of Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark. He has three younger siblings{Source}:
  1. Princess Isabella Henrietta Ingrid Margrethe of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat (2007)
  2. Prince Vincent Frederik Minik Alexander of Denmark, Count of Monpezat (2011)
  3. Princess Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat (2011)

His is second in line for the Danish throne after his father. His godparents were{Source}:


He was named:

  • Christian: For His great-great-grandfather, Christian X of Denmark, continuing the tradition of the Danish royal heir apparent being named either Christian or Frederick.
  • Valdemar: for Valdemar IV of Denmark. It is common to anche royal name. The Prince's uncle Joachim Waldemar has as one of His names. The Prince's cousin Felix, Joachim's second son, Valdemar has as one of his names.
  • Henri: For His paternal grandfather, Prince Henrik, Whose given name is Henri.
  • John: For His maternal grandfather, John Donaldson.
On 27 March 2007 Prince Christian started nursery school at Queen Louise's Children's House{Source}. Shortly prior to the birth of his youngest siblings, he began attending Garrison Parish Ward Kindergarten{Source}. Since August 2011, he began his formal schooling at Trane Overgaard School{Source}. He may not be a Danish king yet, but he's already made Danish Royal history by being the 1st Danish heir apparent to attend nursery school AND the first Danish Royal to attend a state school.

Although his mother claims that he does not know that he one day will be the Danish King, he has performed several royal duties. In 2008, he participated in his first official royal duty when he attended the opening of the new elephant house at the Copenhagen Zoo with his grandfather{Video}. In June 2010, he was a page boy at the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria{Photos}. On 11 January 2012, he, along his grandmother, revealed a painting of his father, grandmother and himself{Photos}. He also attended his grandmother's 40th anniversary celebrations in 2012{Photos}. He also attended several London 2012 Olympic events with his family {Photos}. Since 2007, he's been seen during the family's annual photocalls (2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015).

Royal Profile: Princess Alexandra of Greece

Princess Alexandra of Greece was born 15 October 1968 as the first child of Prince Michael of Greece and Marina, Consort of Prince Michael of Greece and Denmark {Source}. She has a younger sister, a brother in law and two nephews and a niece:

  1. Princess Olga Isabelle of Savoy-Aosta, Duchess of Apulia (1971)
    1. Prince Aimone of Savoy-Aosta, Duke of Apulia (1967)
      1. Prince Umberto of Savoy-Aosta, Prince of Piedmont (2009)
      2. Prince Amedeo Michele of Savoy-Aosta, The Duke of the Abruzzi (2011) 
      3. Princess Isabella Vita Marina of Savoy-Aosta (2012)
She married Nicolas Mirzayantz. Together, they have two sons:

  • Tigran Mirayantz
  • Darius Mirzayantz

In 2012, she was named to Vanity Fair's Top 100 Best Dressed List {Source}. Despite being a Greek Princess by title, she is not in line for the Greek throne because her parents marriage was unequal. She also does not bear Her Royal Highness or is considered a Princess of Denmark. One of her father's first cousins is Prince Philip,The Duke of Edinburgh-Prince Philip's father was Prince Michael's uncle. This would make Alexandra Prince Charles's (as well as Anne, Andrew and Edward's) second cousin via King George I of Greece. In relation to the present Greek Royal Family, Alexandra is Constantine's 2nd cousin through George I as well. Constantine is George I's great grandson through Constantine I and Alexandra is his great granddaughter through Prince Christopher. Also through this way, through Queen Sofia of Spain, she is related to the Spanish Royal Family.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Royal Profile: Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Parma, The Count of Bardi

Prince Jaime Bernardo of Bourbon-Parma, The Count of Bardi was born 13 October 1972 as the son of  Princess Irene of The Netherlands and Prince Carlo, The Duke of Parma {Source}. He has the following siblings, siblings in law and nieces and nephews:

  1. Prince Carlos of Bourbon- Parma, The Duke of Parma (1970)
    1. Miss Brigitte Klynstra (1959)
      1. Carlos Klynstra de Bourbon-Parme (illegitimate, legally legitimatized in 2016, 1997)
    2. Princess Annemarie of Bourbon-Parma, The Duchess of Parma (1977)
      1. Princess Luisa of Bourbon-Parma, The Marchioness of Castell’Arquato (2012)
      2. Princess Cecila of Bourbon-Parma, The Countess of Barceto (2013)
      3. Prince Carlos Enrique, Hereditary Prince of Bourbon-Parma (2016)
  2. Princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma, The Countess of Colorno (1972, twin)
    1. Edwin Karel Willem de Roy van Zuydewijn  (m 2001-2006, div){Source}
    2. Tjalling Siebe ten Cate (m. 2008)
      1. Miss Julia Carolina Catharina ten Cate (2008)
      2. Miss Paola Cecilia Laurentien ten Cate (2011)
  3. Princess Carolina of Bourbon-Parma, Marchioness of Sala (1974)
    1. Mr. Albert Brenninkmeijer (1974. m. 2012)
      1. Miss Alaïa-Maria Irene Cécile Brenninkmeijer (2014)
      2. Master Xavier Albert Alphons Brenninkmeijer (2016)



His grandfather, Prince Berhard of The Netherlands, Prince of Lippe-Biesterfeld is one of his godparents. He grew up partially in Spain, and in The Netherlands. When he was 11 years old, her parents divorced, and he moved to The Netherlands with his mother and siblings, into hi=is grandparents' home, later moving to a home nearby.

He was educated in Spain, The Netherlands and the United States. He spent his early years in Spain, before his parents divorce, and finished his formal education in The Netherlands. Upon finishing his formal education, he attended Brown University, earning a degree in International Relations. After finishing his BA, he continued with a masters degree in International Economics and Conflict Management from Johns Hopkins University. During his university years, he did an internships at the World Wide Fund for Nature and the Red Cross.

Upon graduation, he returned to The Netherlands. He began working as the prime secretary of The Netherlands's embassy in Iraq before becoming a political adviser to the peace mission in Afghanistan. Until the summer of 2007, he worked on secondment in the cabinet of the European Commissioner Neelie Kroes. In 2007, he returned to The Netherlands's office of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he held a position of Special Envoy Natural Resources. In February 2014, his cousin appointed him ambassador to The Holy See for The Netherlands.

Prince Jaime has also worked on several other projects. He was an interviewer for the documentary series, Africa, War is Business. The Prince regularly performs representative tasks for the royal house of the Netherlands and the Ducal House of Bourbon-Parma. He is regularly present as a representative at royal marriages, baptismal ceremonies, and funerals.


Since 2014, he has been the Dutch ambassador to The Holy See on behalf of his cousin, King Willem-Alexander.

On 12 August 2013, his engagement to Viktória Cservenyák was announced. They were wed civilly on 3 October 2013, and religiously two days later. Together they have two daughters:

  1. Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma (2014)
  2. Princess Gloria Irene of Bourbon-Parma (2016)

Royal Profile: Princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma, The Countess of Colorno

Princess Margarita Maria Beatrix of Bourbon-Parma, The Countess of Colorno was born 13 October 1972 as the daughter of Princess Irene of The Netherlands and Prince Carlo, The Duke of Parma {Source}. She has the following siblings, siblings in law and neices and nephews:

  1. Prince Carlos of Bourbon- Parma, The Duke of Parma (1970)
    1. Miss Brigitte Klynstra (1959)
      1. Carlos Klynstra de Bourbon-Parme (illegitimate, legally legitimatized in 2016, 1997)
    2. Princess Annemarie of Bourbon-Parma, The Duchess of Parma (1977)
      1. Princess Luisa of Bourbon-Parma, The Marchioness of Castell’Arquato (2012)
      2. Princess Cecila of Bourbon-Parma, The Countess of Barceto (2013)
      3. Prince Carlos Enrique, Hereditary Prince of Bourbon-Parma (2016)
  2. Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Parma, The Count of Bardi (1972, twin)
    1. Princess Viktória of Bourbon-Parma (1982)
      1. Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma (2014)
      2. Princess Gloria Irene of Bourbon-Parma (2016)
  3. Princess Carolina of Bourbon-Parma, Marchioness of Sala (1974)
    1. Mr. Albert Brenninkmeijer (1974. m. 2012)
      1. Miss Alaïa-Maria Irene Cécile Brenninkmeijer (2014)
      2. Master Xavier Albert Alphons Brenninkmeijer (2016)

She grew up partially in Spain, and in The Netherlands. When she was 11 years old, her parents divorced, and she moved to The Netherlands with her mother and siblings, into her grandparents' home, later moving to a home nearby.

She attended university in The Netherlands, eventually earning a Cultural Anthropology degree from the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam and also studied interior architechture in The Hauge. Currently, she works as an interior decorator.

One of her godparents is her maternal aunt, Princess Beatrix of The Netherlands. She is a first cousin of the current monarch of The Netherlands, King Willem-Alexander.


She married on 22 September 2001 and divorced in November 2006 to Edwin Karel Willem de Roy van Zuydewijn {Source}. Her second marriage was to Tjalling Siebe ten Cate on 3 May 2008 {Source}. With her first husband, she has no children. From her second marriage, she has the following children {Source}:

Royal PRofile: 13 Facts About Prince Aimone of Savoy-Aosta, Duke of Apulia

  1. Prince Aimone of Savoy-Aosta, Duke of Apulia was born 13 October 1967 as the second child and oldest son of Prince Amedeo, The 5th Duke of Aosta and Princess Claude d'Orléans {Source}. 
  2. He has two sisters (one older, one younger), a former brother-in-law, and two brothers-in-law:
    1. Princess Bianca Irene Olga Elena Isabella Fiorenza Maria of Savoy (1966) 
      1. Giberto Carbonello Tiberto Maria, Count Arrivabene-Valenti-Gonzaga at San Giustino Valdarno (m. 1988)
    2. Princess Mafalda Giovanna Shams Maria Fiorenza Isabella of Savoy (1969) 
      1. Don Alessandro Ruffi de Calabria-Santapau deli principi de Palazzolo (1964, m. 1994-prior to 2001)
      2. Nobile Francesco Ferrante Carlo Napoleone, 10th Baron Lombardo di San Chirico (1968, m. 2001)
  3. Prince Aimone has six nieces:
    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. Nob. Anna Lombardo di San Chirico (1999)
    6. Nob. Elena Lombardo di San Chirico (2003)
  4. He has two nephews:
    1. Leonardo Amedeo Moreschino Sai Maria Arrivabene-Valenti-Gonzaga (2001)
    2. Nob. Carlo Lombardo di San Chirico (2001)
  5. Prince Aimone attended schools in Italy. 
  6. He upon graduation from his primary studies, he entered the Francesco Morosini Naval Military Academy 
  7. He also attended Bocconi University. 
  8. Upon graduation, he moved to the United Kingdom, where he began to work at JPMorgan Chase.
  9. He served in the Italian Navy's Special Forces. 
  10. Since 2000, Aimone has worked in Russia as president of the Italian company Pirelli.
  11. He married Princess Olga of Greece on 16 September 2008. 
  12. Together, they have three children:
    1. Prince Umberto of Savoy-Aosta, Prince of Piedmont (2009)
    2. Prince Amedeo Michele of Savoy-Aosta, The Duke of the Abruzzi (2011)
    3. Princess Isabella Vita Marina of Savoy-Aosta (2012)
  13. He is the son-in-law of  Prince Michael of Greece & Denmark and Marina Karella{Source}.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Royal Profile: Princess Luisa Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este

Princess Luisa Maria Anna Martine Pilar of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este was born 11 October 1995 as the second youngest child of Prince Lorenz of Belgium, The Archduke of Austria-Este and Princess Astrid of Belgium, The Archduchess of Austria-Este{Source}.She has four older siblings and a sister-in-law and a niece{Source}:
  1. Prince Amedeo, Archduke of Austria-Este (1986)
    1. Archduchess Elisabetta "Lili" of Austria-Este (1987, m. 2014)
      1. Archduchess Anna Astrid of Austria-Este (2016)
  2. Princess Maria Laura, Archduchess of Austria-Este (1988)
  3. Prince Joachim, Archduke of Austria-Este (1991)
  4. Princess Laetia Maria, Archduchess of Austria-Este (2003)
She was educated in Belgium and England. Like her elder siblings and cousins did before her, she attended Sint Jan Berchmans College in Belgium. In 2009, she began to attend Sevenoaks College in England, just like her eldest brother had before her{Source}. She is attending university in McGill University in Montreal, Canada{Source}. In 2017, she traveled through Australia with a group of university friends.

Since her mother is fiercely private about her children's lives, Princess Luisa Maria is rarely seen in the public eye. In recent years as she and her siblings get older, her mother has relaxed a bit, allowing them to attend events. In 2003, she attended her youngest siblings baptism {Photos} and was a flower girl in her uncle Prince Laurent's wedding to Claire Combs. In 2008, she attended her great-aunt, Queen Faboila's 80th birthday celebrations {Photo} Also in 2008, she took part in the Royal Family's annual summer photocall {Photos}.In 2011, she joined her mother and youngest sister for the world premiere of The Adventures of Tintin directed by Steven Spielberg {Photos}{Source}. In 2012, she attended her mother's 50th birthday celebrations {Photo} and the family photocall {Photos}. In 2013, she was among the Royal Family when they attended the abdication ceremony and investiture ceremonies of her grandfather and uncle and National Day celebrations {Photos}. In 2014, she served as a bridesmaid to her sister-in-law in her brother's wedding{Source}.


Princess Luisa Maria is presently 9th in line for the Belgian throne after her four cousins, mother, a brother and sister and niece. She speaks French, Dutch, German and English.

Royal Profile: Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands

Prince Constantijn Christof Frederik Aschwin of The Netherlands was born 11 October 1969 as third and youngest son of then Queen Beatrix and the late Prince Claus of the Netherlands {Source}.
He has two older brothers, two sisters in law, and five nieces{Source}:

  1. King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands (1967)
    1. Queen Maxima of The Netherlands (1971, m. 2001)
      1. Princess Catharina-Amalia of Oranje (2003)
      2. Princess Alexia of The Netherlands (2005)
      3. Princess Ariane of The Netherlands (2007)
  2. Prince Friso of Oranje-Nassau (1968-2013)
    1. Princess Mabel of Oranje-Nassau (1968, m. 2004-2013, his death)
      1. Countess Luana of Oranje-Nassau (2005)
      2. Countess Zaria of Oranje-Nassau (2007)

His godparents were {Source}:

  • King Constantine II of Greece
  • Prince Aschwin zu Lippe-Biesterfeld
  • Axel Freiherr von dem Bussche-Streithorst
  • Max Kohnstamm
  • Mrs. Corinne de Beaufort-Sickinghe



Presently, he is 4th in line for the Dutch throne after his three nieces. If something should happen to his brother and sister-in-law before Princess Catharina-Amalia of Oranje becomes of legal age, he will act as regent for her {Source}.

He was educated in The Netherlands, France and Italy {Source}.Princess Beatirx's youngest child received his primary education at the Nieuwe Baarnse School {Source}. His secondary education at the Eerste Vrijzinnig Christelijk Lyceum in The Hague, where he gained his VWO (pre-university education) certificate in 1987{Source}During the 1987/1988 academic year, Prince Constantijn attended language courses in France and Italy{Source}. He studied law at Leiden University, and became a lawyer {Source}.

He worked in Belgium, for the department of Dutch European Union Commissioner of Foreign Relations {Source}. After that, he was hired by the EU where he worked in various capacities until December 1999 {Source}. In December 2000, he obtained a MBA from INSEAD in France {Source}. He spent that summer working for International Finance Corporation of the World Bank group in Washington, D.C. {Source}. He worked until late 2002 for strategic consultants Booz Allen Hamilton in London {Source}.
Since 2003 he has worked for the RAND Corporation Europe in Brussels {Source}. Furthermore, he has a part-time position at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs {Source}.

Unlike his older brother, he rarely makes appearances on The Netherlands behalf {Source}. Upon the abdication of Queen Beatrix on 30 April 2013, the children of Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien ceased to be members of the Royal House, although they continue to be members of the royal family.
He is an avid sportsman, who enjoys Football, tennis, golf and skiing. He also dabbles a bit in the arts, enjoying drawing, cooking and reading {Source}.


He married Laurentien Brinkhorst civilly on 17 May 2001 {Source}. They were religiously married on 19 May 2001 {Source}. Together they have three children, two daughters and a son {Source}:



He holds orders from The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.

He is godfather to:

  • Princess Catharina-Amalia of Oranje (2003) (his niece)\
  • Countess Luana of Oranje-Nassau (2005) (niece)
  • Miss Alaïa-Maria Irene Cécile Brenninkmeijer (2014) (his cousin's daughter)


He is chair or honorary chair of several organizations including


  • The Hauge Process on Refugees and Migration{Source}
  • The Prince Berhard Nature Fund {Source}.
  • The Prince Claus Fund{Source} (Honorary)


He is also a:


  • Member of the supervisory board of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam {Source}
  • Patron of the World Press Photo Foundation{Source}.
  • Patron of the National Musical Instrument Fund{Source}.
  • Patron of the Oskar Back Study Foundation for young violinists{Source}.

Royal Profile: Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein of Jordan

Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein of Jordan was born 11 October 1963 as the son of of King Hussein and Princess Muna {Source}. He has the following siblings, half-siblings, siblings-in-law, and nieces and nephews:

  1. Princess Alia bint Al Hussein of Jordan (1956)
    1. Nasser Wasfi Mirza (m. 1977, div prior to 1988)
      1. Prince Hussein Mirza (1981)
    2. Sayyid Mohammed Al-Saleh (m. 1988)
      1. Talal Al-Saleh (1989)
      2. Abdul Hamid Al-Saleh (1992)
  2. King Abdullah II of Jordan (1962). 
    1. Queen Rania of Jordan (m. 1993)
      1. Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan (1994)
      2. Princess Iman of Jordan (1996)
      3. Princess Salma (2000)
      4. Prince Hashem (2005)
  3. Princess Aisha bint Hussein (1968).
    1. Mr. Zeid Juma
      1. Aoun Juma 
      2. Muna Juma
  4. Princess Zein bint Hussein (1968). 
    1. Mr. Majdi Al-Saleh
      1. Jaafar al-Saleh
      2. Jumana al-Saleh
      3. Tahani Al Shawan
  5. Prince Hamzah bin al Hussein of Jordan (1980)
    1. Princess Noor bint Asem of Jordan (d. 2009)
      1. Princess Haya bint al Hamzah (2007)
    2. Princess Basmah Bani Ahmad bint al Hamzah (m. 2012)
      1. Princess Zein bint Hamzah (2012)
      2. Princess Noor bint Hamzah (2014)
  6. Prince Hashim bin Al-Hussein of Jordan (1981)
    1. Princess Fahdah (m. 2006)
      1. Princess Haalah bint Al Hashim (2007)
      2. Princess Rayet bint Al Hashim (2008)
      3. Princess Fatima Al-Alia bint Al Hashim (2011)
      4. Prince Hussein Haidara bin Hashim (2015)
  7. Princess Iman bint al Hussein (1983)
    1. Mr. Zaid Azmi Mriza
      1. Omar Mirza
  8. Princess Raiyah bint Hussein (1986)
He attended schools in Jordan, United Kingdom and the United States. His early schooling took place in Jordan. When he was seven years old, he was sent to the United Kingdom to study at St. Edmund's School for a year. At the age of eight, he was sent to the United States, where he attended Bement School and Eaglebrook School and St. Albans School, graduating in 1981. In 1981, he entered Brown University, where he earned a ScB degree in electrical engineering in 1985. During his time at university, he also earned a private pilot's license.


Prince Faisal has also had extensive military training. During his time at Brown Universtiy, he served in the Royal Jordanian Air Force, receiving helicopter training. After graduating Brown, he also received his RJAF wings before undergoing RAF Basic Flying officer training with the Royal Air Force. In 1986, he completed that phase of training and began Advanced Flying training using jets and recieved his RAF wings in 1987. He also did further flight training with the Tactical Weapons Unit. Upon recieving his training, he served various positions in the Royal Jordanian Air Force. He was promoted to Major General in 2001, and assumed the senior Air Force post of Chief of Air Staff in 2002. He reached the rank of Lieutenant General in 2004. He is currently Deputy Supreme Commander of the Jordanian Armed Forces.

Prince Faisal married Miss Alia Tabba in August 1987 until April 2008. They have four children, a son-in-law and a granddaughter together:
  1. Princess Ayah bint Al Faisal of Jordan (1990)
    1. Mohammad Talal Halawani (m. 2014)
      1. Raiyah Halawani (2016)
  2. Prince Omar bin Al Faisal of Jordan (1993)
  3. Princess Sara (1997)
  4. Princess Aisha (1997)
Prince Faisal was married to Sara Bassam Kabbani from May 2010-September 2013. He then married Zeina Lubbadeh in January 2014. Together, they have one son:

Monday, October 9, 2017

Royal Profile: Magali van Vollenhoven

Magali Margriet Eleonoor van Vollenhoven was born 9 October 2007 as the eldest daughter of Prince Floris van Vollenhoven, van Oranje-Nassau and Princess Aimée van Vollenhoven, van Oranje-Nassau {Source}. She has the following younger siblings{Source}:
  1. Eliane Sophia Caroline van Vollenhoven (2009)
  2. Willem Jan Johannes Pieter Floris van Vollenhoven (2013)



She was baptized on 20 April 2008, with the following as her godparents{Source}:
  • Prince Bernhard van Oranje-Nassau, van Vollenhoven (paternal uncle)
  • Mevrouw Magali Söhngen (maternal aunt)
  • Mr. Pieter van Voorst Vader
  • Mevrouw drs. Loes Korthals

She was likely named:

  • Magali: for her godmother, Mevrouw Magali Söhngen who is also her maternal aunt
  • Margriet: for her patenral grandmother
  • Eleonoor: for her maternal grandmother, Eleonoor Stammeijer

Royal PRofile: Prince Edward, The Duke of Kent

Prince Edward George Nicholas Paul Patrick, The Duke of Kent was born 9 October 1935 at the family's London residence as the elder son of Prince George, Duke of Kent and Princess Mariana of Greece {Source}. He has a two younger siblings, two siblings-in-law, two nephews, two nieces, two nieces in-law, three great nieces, and two great nephews{Source}:

  1. Princess Alexandra of Kent, The Hon. Lady Ogilvy
    1. The Hon. Angus James Bruce Ogilvy (d 2004)
      1. James Ogilvy (1964)
        1. Julia Ogilvy
          1. Miss Flora Alexandra Ogilvy (1994)
          2. Mr. Alexander Charles Ogilvy (1996)
      2. Marina Victoria Alexandra Ogilvy (1966)
        1. Paul Mowatt (m 1990-1997, div)
          1. Zenouska May Mowatt (1990)
          2. Christian Alexander Mowatt (1993)
  2. Prince Michael of Kent
    1. Princess Michael of Kent (Marie-Christine, m. 1978)
      1. Lord Fredrick Windsor (1979)
        1. Lady Fredrick Windsor (Sophie Lara Winkleman) (1980, m. 2009)
          1. Miss Maud Elizabeth Daphne Marina Windsor (2013)
          2. Miss Isabella Alexandra May Windsor (2016)
  3. Lady Gabriella Windsor (1980)



He is a nephew of King George VI and King Edward VIII, thus a cousin of Queen Elizabeth II{Source}.

When he was just seven years old, his father, Prince George, Duke of Kent died in a tragic wartime flying accident near Caithness in Scotland while on active service {Source}. It was then, that the young Prince Edward would become The Duke of Kent {Source}.

He was educated in England and Switzerland. His education began at Ludgrove Preparatory School (where Prince Harry was also a pupil), and later to Eton and Le Rosey in Switzerland{Source}. During his time at Eton, he was active in rowing, and in Switzerland he was captain of the regimental ski team in the Army championships{Source}. When he finished his formal schooling, he attended Sandhurst Military Academy {Source}.During his time at Sandhurst, he won the Sir James Moncrieff Grierson Prize for foreign languages and qualified as a French interpreter{Source}.After graduating Sandhurst in 1955 as a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Scots Greys, he served with his regiment at home and overseas for the next 21 years {Source}.He led missions in Hong Kong, Cyprus, among others. He retired from the military in 1976 with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel, and was later promoted to Field Marshal in 1993 {Source}.

He retains close relations with the Army, holding a number of senior appointments and visiting his reigiments on a regular basis, most recently in 2008 to Afghanistan and Iraq to meet with member of the Scots Guards {Source}.
Like most royals in those days, he began undertaking royal duties in his teens. In 1951, he walked behind the coffin of his uncle King George VI at his State Funeral. In 1953, he was one of the royals in attendance at his cousin's coronation {Source}. He is a personal-aide-de-campe to Queen Elizabeth, Colonel of the Scots Guards, Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, Royal Colonel of 1st Battalion The Rifles, and Colonel-in-Chief of the Lorne Scots Regiment (Peel, Dufferin and Halton Regiment) - in Canada.
He is also Deputy Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, in which he served in his youth. In the Royal Air Force he is an Honorary Air Chief Marshal, and Honorary Air Commodore of Royal Air Force Station Leuchars in Fife, Scotland.{Source}.

In 1961, his engagement to Miss Katharine Worsley was announced, and they were married in June of 1961 {Source}.
Together, they have three children, three children in law, and ten grandchildren{Source}:
  1. George Philip Nicholas Windsor,The Earl of St. Andrews (1962)
    1. Sylvanna Windsor, The Countess of St. Andrews (1957)
      1. Edward Edmund Maximilian George Windsor, Baron Downpatrick (1988)
      2. The Lady Mariana-Charlotte Katharine Helen Windsor (1992)
      3. The Lady Amelia Sophia Theodora Mary Margaret Windsor (1995)
  2. The Lady Helen Marina Lucy Windsor (1964)
    1. Mr. Timothy Taylor (1963)
      1. Mr. Columbus George Donald Taylor (1994)
      2. Mr. Cassius Edward Taylor (1996)
      3. Miss Eloise Olivia Katherine Taylor  (2003)
      4. Miss Estella Olga Elizabeth Taylor (2004)
  3. Lord Nicholas Windsor(1970)
    1. Paola Doimi de Lupis de Frankopan aka Lady Nicholas Windsor (1969)
      1. Master Albert Windsor (2007)
      2. Master Leopold Ernest Augustus Guelph Windsor (2009)
      3. Master Louis Arthur Nicholas Felix Windsor ( (2015)


In 2013, he suffered a mild health scare with a mild stroke {Source}.

At his birth he was 7th in line for the throne after his father, two cousins (Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret), three uncles (King Edward VIII, King George VI, Prince Henry), today, he is 34th after the expansion of the family.His godchildren are:

  1. The Hon (Cynthia) Jane Spencer, Baroness Fellowes (1957, yes Diana, Princess of Wales's sister!)
  2. Henry Jocelyn Seymour, Viscount Beauchamp (1958)
  3. Philip Edward Hartley Standish Plowden (1961)

Sunday, October 8, 2017

The Royal Recap of the Royals You Love: October 2-8, 2017

Belgium

-King Philippe held an audience with the HR director of Facebook to discuss opportunities for young people and attended the Young Talent Take Action Forum on Youth Employment on Monday {Photos}{Photos}. On Tuesday, the Belgian monarch met with safety experts regarding safety in Belgium{Photos}. On Wednesday, the Belgian king visited Becentral {Photos}. On Thursday, the Belgian monarch held audiences with newly appointed ambassadors from Ireland, Serbia, Slovenia and Congo {Photos}. On Friday, he awarded the military honor, The King's Sword {Photos}

-Princess Astrid, The Archduchess of Austria-Este attended LUX Fashion Week on Monday {Photos}

-Prince Emmanuel celebrated his 12th birthday on Wednesday.

Bhutan

-Prince Dasho Khamsum Singye Wangchuck celebrated his 32nd birthday on Friday.

Brueni

-Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah celebrated his golden enthronement anniversary on Thursday {Source}

Denmark

-Queen Margrethe II, Crown Prince Fredrik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie & Princess Benedikteof Sayn-Wittenstein-Berleburg attended the 2017 Opening of Parliament on Tuesday {Source}

-Crown Princess Mary hosted a reception for the Danish Crown Princess Mary scholarship beneficiaries on Thursday {Photos}

Germany

-Count Georg Karl-Albert of Hochberg celebrated his 30th birthday on Sunday.

Great Britain

-The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex & Sophie, The Countess of Wessex attended the golden jubliee celebrations of the Sultan of Brunei on Thursday {Source}

-Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge officially opened the new premises of the mental health charity Inspire, and met a number of its service users and counselors, visited the Lagan Search and Rescue and the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service where he watched a demonstation of their work, met witg volunteers,and officially named the new Lagan Search and Rescue lifeboat 'Ray of Hope" on Wednesday {Photos}{Source}

-Princess Beatrice of York & Princess Eugenie of York attended the VIP preview of Frieze Art Fair 2017 on Wednesday {Photos}

-David Armstrong-Jones, The 2nd Earl Snowdon & The Lady Serena Armstrong-Jones,The Countess Snowdon celebrated their 24th wedding anniversary on Sunday.

-The Hon. James Lascelles celebrated his 64th birthday on Thursday.

Japan

-Prince Akishino & Princess Kiko of Akishino undertook an official visit to Chilie to mark the two countries 120th anniversary of diplomatic relations this past week {Source}

Jordan

-King Abdullah II & Crown Prince Hussein met with the president of the Senate, members of its permanent office, and heads of Senate committees on Wednesday {Photos}

-King Abdullah II attended a night military drill conducted by the 61st Royal Raiders Battalion on Monday {Photos}

-Queen Rania visited The Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation on Tuesday {Photos}. On Wednesday, the Jordanian Queen launched Amman Design Week 2017 {Photos}

-Crown Prince Hussein visited the Ministry of Youth on Tuesday {Photos}

-Omar Mirza celebrated his 3rd birthday on Sunday

Luxembourg

-Grand Duke Henri visited the printing works of Phil@poste Boulazac on Thursday {Photos}

Monaco

-Prince Albert II attended a formal sitting of the courts and tribunals 2017 at the palais de justice on Monday {Photos}

-Princess Caroline of Hanover visited the democratic republic of Congo to visit the projects supported by AMADE Mondiale and to launch the program Dignity for Women  on this week{Source}{Photos}{Photos}

-Princess Stephanie officially visited Romania, holding an audience with Crown Princess Margareta & Prince Radu on Tuesday {Source}. On Wednesday, the younger sister of the Monegasque sovereign  attended the dedication of a statue of Prince Rainier III in Parcul Circului {Source}{Source}{Video}

-Charlotte Marie Pomeline Casiraghi sat front row at the Stella McCartney show during Paris Fashion Week on Monday {Photos}

-Princess Alexandra of Hanover sat front row at the Giambattista Valli show and Valentino Show during Paris Fashion Week on Monday {Photos}

The Netherlands

-King Williem-Alexander I  visited Brigade Recherche of the Royal Marechaussee and officially opened the new building of Eurojust on Wednesday {Photos}{Source}{Source}{Photos}

-Queen Maxima attended the second King Williem I Lecture on entrepreneurship at farm Koppert Cress on Tuesday {Photos}. On Wednesday, the Dutch Consort attended the official opening of the traveling exhibit Ten Tops on Tour  {Source}{Photos}. On Thursday, she attended the
Congress Gender & Health of WOMEN Inc. {Source}

-Princess Laurentien & Prince Constantijn attended an awards ceremony for the most influential actor of Dutch philanthropy 2017-2018-Princess Laurentien- on Tuesday {Source}

-Juliana Edina Antonia Guillermo celebrated her 36th birthday on Sunday.

Romania

-Crown Princess Margareta & Prince Radu held an audience with Princess Stephanie of Monaco on Tuesday {Source}

-Prince Radu  attended the dedication of a statue of Prince Rainier III of Monaco in Parcul Circului on Wednesday{Source}{Source}

-Princess Maria attended the "Good Practices for a Beautiful Old Age" Conference organized by the Princess Margarita Foundation of Romaniaon Monday {Source}

Spain

-Queen Sofia  attended the wedding of Prince Philip of Yugoslavia on Saturday{Photos}

-Infanta Cristina & Iñaki Urdangarín y Liebaert celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary on Wednesday.

-Don Carlos Fitz-James Stuart y Martínez de Irujo, 19th Duke of Alba de Tormes celebrated his 49th birthday on Monday.

Sweden

-Queen Silvia & Princess Madeleine attended meetings organized by the World Childhood Foundation on children's Rights on Monday and Tuesday {Source}

-Crown Princess Victoria & Prince Daniel attended the 125th Anniversary of the Open Air Promotion celebration on Wednesday {Source}

-Crown Princess Victoria attended  the opening of the General Church Council on Tuesday {Source}{Source}. On Friday, the future Swedish monarch visited the provence of Västerbotten {Source}. On Saturday, the future monarch attended the religious wedding of Prince Philip of Yugoslavia {Photos}

-Prince Daniel attended Special Olympics School Day on Thursday {Source}

-Prince Carl Philip held an audience with the chairman of the Swedish Veterans Association on Tuesday {Source}

Yugoslavia

-Prince Philip married Danica Marinković in a religious ceremony on Saturday{Photos}

Royal Profile: Andrea Knecht de Massy

Andrea Knecht de Massy was born 16 October 2008 as the youngest of four daughters of Donatella Knecht de Massy & K. Sébastien Knecht de...