Monday, December 11, 2017

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

Archduchess Maria Beatrice of Austria-Este, Countess of Arco-Zinneberg was born 11 December 1954 as the first child of Robert, Archduke of Austria-Este and Princess Margheretia of Savoy-Aosta {Source}. She has the following younger siblings, siblings-in-law, nieces, nephews, nieces and nephews-in-law, and great nieces and great nephews{Source}: 
  1. Archduke Lorenz (1955)
    1. Princess Astrid of Belgium, The Archduchess of Austria-Este (1962, m. 1983)
      1. Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este (1986)
        1. Archduchess Elisabetta "Lili" of Austria-Este (1987)
          1. Archduchess Anna Astrid of Austria-Este (2016)
      2. Princess Maria Laura of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este (1988)
      3. Prince Joachim of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este (1991)
      4. Princess Luisa Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este (1995)
      5. Princess Laetia Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este (2003)
  2. Archduke Gerhard (30 October 1957)
    1.  Iris Jandrasits (1961, m. 2015)
  3. Archduke Martin (1959)
    1. Princess Katharina von Isenburg
      1. Archduke Bartholomaeus of Austria (2006)
      2. Archduke Emmanuel of Austria (2008)
      3. Archduchess Helene of Austria (2009)
    2. Archduke Luigi of Austria (2011)
    3. Archduchess Isabella (1963)
      1. Count Andrea Czarnocki-Lucheschi
        1. Alvise Czarnocki-Lucheschi (1999)
        2. Carlo Czarnocki-Lucheschi (2000)
        3. Maria Anna Czarnocki-Lucheschi (2002)
        4. Alessandro Czarnocki-Lucheschi (2004)
Archduchess Maria Beatrice married  26 April 1980  Count Riprand of Arco-Zinneberg in April 1983 {Source}. Together, they have six daughters {Source}:
  1. Countess Anna Theresa von und zu Arco-Zinneberg (1981)
  2. Countess Margherita von und zu Arco-Zinneberg (1983)
  3. Countess Olympia von und zu Arco-Zinneberg (1988)
  4. Countess Maximiliana Aimée Maria von und zu Arco-Zinneberg (1990)
  5. Countess Marie Gabrielle von und zu Arco-Zinneberg (1992)
  6. Countess Giorgiana von und zu Arco-Zinneberg (1997)

Sunday, December 10, 2017

The Royal Recap of the Royals You Love: December 4-10, 2017

Austria

-Archduke Imre celebrated his 32nd birthday on Friday.

-Archduchess Marie-Christine, Countess of Limburg-Stirum & Count Rodolphe of Limburg-Stirm celebrated their 9th wedding anniversary on Wednesday.

Belgium

-King Philippe & Queen Mathilde celebrated their 18th wedding anniversary on Monday.

-King Philippe visited with students participating in a special TADA class about a typical day at the Royal Palace on Wednesday {Photos}

-Queen Mathilde attended a discussion on the agenda for sustainable development in the private sector in Belgium on Thursday {Photos}

-Prince Joachim, Archduke of Austria-Este celebrated his 26th birthday on Saturday.

Denmark

-Crown Prince Fredrik gave the closing keynote address at the Danish-Chinese Tourism Year 2017 on Tuesday {Photos}

-Crown Princess Mary visited the Cancer Workshop at Rigshospitalet on Tuesday {Photos}. On Wednesday, the future Queen consort attended the 100th anniversary gala honoring Finland's independence{Photos}

-Alexander Johannsmann celebrated his 40th birthday on Wednesday.

France

-Princess Louise  d'Orléans celebrated her 18th birthday on Wednesday.

- Éléonore Crépy celebrated her 10th birthday on Wednesday.

 Éléonore Crépy and Princess Louise are second cousins through Prince Henri, Count of Paris. Their grandfathers, Prince Michel (Éléonore) and Prince Jacques (Princess Louise) are brothers.

Great Britain

-Queen Elizabeth II, The Prince Charles of Wales, Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge & Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge attended a diplomatic reception on Tuesday {Photos}

-Queen Elizabeth II & The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal attended the commissioning ceremony of the HMS Queen Elizabeth on Thursday {Source}

-The Prince Andrew, The Duke of York presented awards at the Pitch@Palace event on Friday {Photos}

-Sophie, The Countess of Wessex officially opened the new Woking Hospice and visited the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre on Tuesday {Video}

-Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge & Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge attended a 'Stepping Out' session at MediaCityUK on Wednesday{Photos}

-Mark Flemming Etherington celebrated his 55th birthday on Sunday.

Japan

-Crown Princess Masako celebrated her 54th birthday on Saturday.

Jordan

-King Abdullah II & Queen Rania arrived in Turkey for an official visit where they were recieved by the President and First Lady on Wednesday {Photos}

-King Abdullah II held an audience with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Wednesday {Photos}

-Queen Rania  visited Jordanian and Syrian women who are creating handicrafts as part of a collaboration between the Jordan River Foundation and IKEA on Tuesday {Photos}

-Crown Prince Hussein  held an audience with United Arab Emirates Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Chairperson of the Emirates Youth Council  and together they visit to the Crown Prince Foundation on Tuesday {Photos}{Photos}

Liechtenstein

-Prince Nikolaus celebrated his 17th birthday on Wednesday.

Luxembourg

-Grand Duke Henri paid a visit to the Luxembourg Science Center on Thursday {Photos}

Monaco

-Hereditary Prince Jacques, Marquis de Baux celebrated his 3rd birthday on Sunday.

-Princess Gabriella, The Countess of Carladès celebrated her 3rd birthday on Sunday.

-Jazmin Grace Grimaldi attended the 2017 One Night With The Stars benefit at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on Monday {Photos}

The Netherlands

-King Williem-Alexander visited Politie Woerden on Tuesday {Photos}

-Princess Catharina-Amalia of Oranje celebrated her 14th birthday on Thursday.

Norway

-King Harald V, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon & Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony on Sunday {Source}

-Crown Prince Haakon & Crown Princess Mette-Marit visited a non-smoking waste company on Friday {Source}

Romania

-King Mihai I  died at the age of 96 on Tuesday{Source}.

-Crown Princess Margareta & Prince Radu held an audience with Professor Sorin Cimpeanu, a member of the Chamber of Deputies on Monday{Source}. On Tuesday, the royal duo hosted a reception to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Finland's independence{Source}.

-Crown Princess Margareta held a meeting with representatives of the Princess Margarita of Romania Foundation on Monday {Source}

-Nicholas de Roumanie Medforth-Mills announced through his lawyer that he has been granted permission to attend his grandfather's funeral this coming week on Saturday {Source}
the former prince will be in the company of his fiancee Alina-Maria Binder who has also been given permission to stand among the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the deposed king at the event. The reason why he had to seek permission is because he alledgedly assulted some of his grandfather's staff when he attempted to visit his dying grandfather in Switzerlandin  November 2017 and was denied access. I'm not sure exactly what the circumstances are or whom he had to seek permission from (likely his aunt, through his mother and lawyer)

Spain

-King Felipe VI & Queen Letizia presided over the 50th anniversary of the Sports newspaper, AS and the Delivery of the AS Sports Awards 2017 on Tuesday {Photos}

-Don Pablo Nicolás de Urdangarín y de Bórbon celebrated his 17th birthday on Wednesday.

-Don Juan Filiberto Nicolás Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón celebrated his 48th birthday on Wednesday.

Sweden

-King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia, Princess Madeleine,Christopher Paul O'Neill, Princess Christina &  Tord Magnuson  attended the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony on Sunday {Source}

-King Carl XVI Gustaf & Queen Silvia attended the award ceremony for the Prince Carl Medal on Monday {Source}.

-King Carl XVI Gustaf & Crown Princess Victoria attended a Information Consulate at the Royal Palace on Monday {Source}. On Tuesday, the current and future monarch attended a meeting of the Foreign Affairs Comittee {Source}. On Wednesday, the royal father and daughter duo attended a presentation of the 2017 Nobel Prize Winner {Source}

-King Carl XVI Gustaf held an audience with the President of Georgia (the country, not the state) on Wednesday {Source}. On Thursday, the Swedish monarch held audiences with newly appointed ambassadors from Nigeria, Pakistan, Dominican Republic, and  Slovakia {Source}

-Queen Silvia attended a meeting of the World Childhood Foundation on Monday {Source}

-Prince Carl Philip undertook an official visit to Hong Kong from Tuesday to Thursday {Source}

-Prince Daniel undertook several engagements in Skarpnäck on Wednesday {Source}

-Princess Sofia celebrated her 33rd birthday on Wednesday.

Thailand

-Princess Bhajara Kittiyabha celebrated her 39th birthday on Thursday.

Royal Profile: Hereditary Prince Jacques of Monaco, Marquis de Baux

Prince Jacques Honoré Rainier of Monaco, Hereditary Prince of Monaco, Marquis de Baux was born 10 December 2014 as the youngest child of  Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco {Source}. He has two older half siblings and an older twin sister:


He was baptized on 10 May 2015{Photos}. His godparents were chosen by his father, and were {Source}:
  • D. Christopher LeVine III (son of Prince Albert's cousin, who would be Jacques's 2nd cousin on the Kelly side. He's also a III not Jr as his grandfather was also D. Christopher LeVine, and his father.)
  • Diane de Polignac Nigra (She is Prince Pierre's great-niece through her mother Thérèse de Polignac...which if I did the math right, that would make her and Gabriella 4th cousins)

He is named for:

  • Jacques: a common name in both French and South African culture that his parents liked
  • Honoré: Several past rulers of Monaco
  • Rainier: paternal grandfather

Even though he is only three years old, he has had his share of royal appearances. In January 2015, his parents debuted him and his sister on the palace balcony{Photos}. In July 2015, they appeared with palace staff on the balcony during their father's 10 year anniversary celebrations {Photos}. In August 2015, they attended the annual picnic in Princesse Antoinette de Monaco Parc {Photos}. In November 2015, they attended their first National Day celebrations and the 2015 March for Climate {Photos}{Photos}. In 2016, he joined his parents and big sister for a balcony appearance during Monaco's National Day celebrations {Photos}.In 2017, Prince Jacques appeared with his family during Monaco's St. Devote ceremony,  the annual pic-nic at Princesse Antoinette ParcNational Day's balcony appearance and most recently, a  Monaco vs Chalon-Sur-Saône basketball game.

Royal Profile: Princess Gabriella of Monaco, The Countess of Carladès

Princess Gabriella Thérèse Marie of Monaco, The Countess of Carladès was born 10 December 2014 as the first legitimate child of Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco{Source}. She has two older half siblings and a younger twin brother:



For approximately two minutes of her life, she was her father's heir{Source}. Her younger brother Jacques displaced her upon his birth two minutes after her birth{Source}.


She was baptized on 10 May 2015{Photos}. Her godparents were chosen by her mother, and were {Source}:
  • Garreth Wittstock (maternal uncle)
  • Nerine Pienaar (mother's friend)


Even though she is only two years old, she has had her share of royal appearances. In January 2015, her parents debuted her and her brother on the palace balcony{Photos}. In July 2015, they appeared with palace staff on the balcony during their father's 10 year anniversary celebrations {Photos}. In August 2015, they attended the annual picnic in Princesse Antoinette de Monaco Parc {Photos}. In November 2015, they attended their first National Day celebrations and the 2015 March for Climate {Photos}{Photos}. In 2016, she joined her parents and younger brother for a balcony appearance during Monaco's National Day celebrations {Photos}. In 2017, Princess Gabriella appeared with her family during Monaco's St. Devote ceremony, appeared with her parents during the 2017 Sainte-Devote Rugby tournament aiding the Princess Charlene Foundation, the annual pic-nic at Princesse Antoinette Parc, National Day's balcony appearance and most recently, a  Monaco vs Chalon-Sur-Saône basketball game

At seven months old, Gabriella and her brother were trained by the South African Kiddies Aqua Swimming Academy to have water survival skills{Photos}.


She was named{Source}:
  • Gabriella: A name her parents liked and thought was "charming" 
  • Thérèse Marie: For the youngest child of her ancestor Honoré II or it could be for her great-great aunt Thérèse de Polignac and her great grandmother, Marie Juliette Louvett

Royal Profile: Mark Etherington

Mark Flemming Etherington was born 10 December 1962 {Source}. Not much is known about his family or upbringing.

He married The Lady Alexandra Clare Carnegie on 11 May 2001 {Source}. Together, they have one child {Source}:


Amelia Mary Etherington (2001)

Both his wife and daughter are distantly in line for the British throne. It appears they are close with the Wessex family as Lady Alexandra is a godmother of Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor and Sophie  is Amelia Carnegie Etherington's godmother.

He shares a birthday with the Monégasque twins.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Royal Profile: Prince Joachim of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este

Prince Joachim Karl-Maria Nikolaus Isabelle Marcus d'Aviano of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este was born 9 December 1991 as the second son and third child of Princess Astrid of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este and Prince Lorenz, Archduke of Austria-Este {Source}. He has one older brother and an older sister, as well as an older sister-in-law, and two younger sisters{Source}:

  1. Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este (1986)
    1. Archduchess Elisabetta "Lili" of Austria-Este (1987)
      1. Archduchess Anna Astrid of Austria-Este (2016)
  2. Princess Maria Laura of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este (1988)
  3. Princess Luisa Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este (1995)
  4. Princess Laetia Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este (2003)


He began his education at Sint Jan Berchmans College, until at least 2009. From 2009-2010, he attended Malvern College {Source}. Upon graduating from his primary education, he attended a voluntary army training course at the Centre for Basic Training, and then attended The Nautical School in Brugge to become an officer in the Belgian Navy {Source}{Source}. Beginning in September 2011, he began studying at Bocconi University for a Bachelor's degree in International Economics, Management and Finance {Source}

Royal Profile: Crown Princess Masako of Japan

Crown Princess Masako of Japan was born 9 December 1963, the eldest child of of Hisashi Owada, a senior diplomat, and former President of the International Court of Justice. She has two younger sisters, twins named Setsuko and Reiko{Source}.


When she was just two years old, she moved to Moscow, Russia, where she completed her early education{Source}. Upon the family's return to Japan, she was enrolled in a private girls' school in Tokyo, Denenchofu Futaba, which she attended until her second year of high school{Source}. She and her family then moved to the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts, in the United States while her father acted as a Vice Ambassador to the US for Japan and was a guest professor at Harvard{Source}. She graduated from Belmont High School in 1981, where she had been involved with the National Honor Society{Source}. She then enrolled in Radcliffe College{Source}. She obtained a A.B. magna cum laude in Economics from Harvard College{Source}. She attended, but never finished a graduate course in International Relations at Balliol College, Oxford University{Source}.She is fluent in several languages, including Japanese, English, and French, as well as conversational German, Russian and Spanish{Source}. Upon obtaining her degrees, the future Crown Princess began her career working for Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where she worked alongside her father{Source}.

She is first known to have met the man who would become her future husband while she was studying at the University of Toyko in November 1986, but some sources state that they met while her father was an escort to members of the Imperial Family. The Crown Prince proposed several times to her for her hand in marriage before she final relented on 9 December 1992, and the Imperial House made the announcement on 19 January 1993, and they were wed on 3 June 1993. The Crown Princess' first pregnancy was announced in December 1999, but she miscarried. Two years later, the Crown Princess gave birth to the couple's only child, a daughter, Princess Aiko, Princess Toshi, who was born 1 December 2001.


Together, with her husband she is often in attendance at the Imperial Family's official events, such as New Year Ceremonies, and the annual Garden parties, as well as offiical foreign visitor welcome receptions, Court luncheons and State banquets. In addition, the future emperess and her husband often frequent a variety of ceremonies including: The National Awards Ceremony for the Promotion of Blood Donation, the National Inter-High School Championship, the National Cultural Festival, the National Tree-Care Festival, the National Sports Games for the Disabled, the Protect the Greenery Gathering, and the National Leaders of Agriculture Summit. She has also served as Honorary Vice-President of the Japanese Red Cross Society since 1994. She has also accompanied her husband on visits to Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Bahraikn, Kuwait, The UAE, Jordan, Belgium (for the wedding of Prince Philipe), New Zealand and Australia.


Since 2002, the future Empress of Japan has remained largely out of the public eye, allegedly due to emotional disorders. In July 2004, she was diagnosed with suffering from adjustment disorder, and has reportedly been seeking treatment. However, in 2016, she has made more frequent appearances including attending an official visit to the Philippines with her husband and in-laws, celebrating the new year,, visited Nagano with her husband and daughter, attended a concert by the Music College Graduates with her husband and in-laws, visited the Botticelli Exhibition with her husband and daughter, and attended a cinema show with her husband and daughter, took part in the annual spring garden party, visited the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum with her husband, undertook a two-day official visit to Iwate and visited thePompei Exhibition with her husband, she and her family also visited the Renoir Exhibition, underwent a visit to Nara And Kyoto and attended Blood Donation Promotion National Meeting with her husband and met with Japan's Olympic Squad, visited the Suzaki Imperial Villa, atttended Japan's 1st annual Mountain Day, visited Nagano, attended a symposium on Water, visited Shimoda, visited an elderly home with her husband, attended memorial services for Prince Mikasa and events surrounding the official visit from Belgium to Japan and visited Gifu, attended events surrounding the official visit from Singapore, attended the funeral of Prince Mikasa.


She has received orders from Japan, Austria, Norway, Portugal and Spain. She will become empress of Japan once her father-in-law's abdication is official in April 2019 {Source}

Friday, December 8, 2017

Royal Profile: Archduke Imre of Austria

Archduke Imre Emanuel Simeon Jean Carl Marcus d'Aviano of Austria was born 8 December 1985 as the son of Archduke Carl Christian & Archduchess Marie Astrid of Austria, Princess of Luxembourg {Source}. He has the following siblings, siblings-in-law and nieces and nephews{Source}:


  1. Archduchess Marie-Christine of Austria, The Countess of Limburg-Stirum (1983) 
    1. Count Rodolphe de Limburg-Stirum (1979)
      1. Count Léopold de Limburg-Stirum (2011)
      2. Count Constantin de Limburg-Stirum (2013)
      3. Count Gabriel de Limburg-Stirum (2016)
  2. Archduke Christoph of Austria (1988)
    1. Archduchess Adélaïde of Austria (1989)
      1. Archduchess Katarina Marie-Christine Fabiola of Austria (2014)
      2. Archduchess Sophia of Austria (2017)
  3. Archduke Alexander of Austria (1990)
  4. Archduchess Gabriella of Austria (1994)



On 8 September 2012, he married Kathleen Elizabeth Walker in the United States {Source}. After their wedding, they settled into a home in Luxembourg. Together, they have a two daughters {Source}{Source}:


The Archduke currently works as an adviser and consultant for Ernst and Young {Source}.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Royal Profile: Princess Catharina-Amalia of Oranje

Princess Catharina-Amalia Beatrix Carmen Victoria of Oranje was born 7 December 2003 to then The Prince of Oranje and Princess Maxima {Source}. She has two younger sisters{Source}:



She was baptized on 12 June 2004, with the following godparents {Source}:




Since the investiture of the King on 30 April 2013, Princess Catharina-Amalia has borne the title Princess of Orange, and she is the first female to hold it with her own right {Source}. Upon turning 18 years old (on this date in 2021), she will officially become a member of the Council of State{Source}.

Even at the age of 14, she has undertaken several official duties. In 2010, she was a bridesmaid during her godmother's 2010 wedding {Photos}. She has regularly attended events regarding The Netherlands's King Day.


She attends local schools in The Netherlands. She attended Bloemcamp primary school {Source}. In 2013, she began attending Christelijk Gymnasium Sorghvliet {Source}. Her activities and hobbies consist of hockey, playing piano and riding horses {Source}.


She is presently the third youngest direct heir to the throne.

Royal Profile: Princess Bhajara Kittiyabha of Thailand

Princess Bhajara Kittiyabha of Thailand was born 7 December 1978 as the only child of then-Crown Prince Maha Vajralongkorn (currently King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun) with Princess Soamsavali . She has five half brothers and a half sister:
  1. Prince Juthavachara Mahidol (1979)
  2. Prince Vacharaesorn Mahidol (1981)
  3. Prince Chakriwat Mahidol (1983)
  4. Prince Vatcharawee Mahidol(1985)
  5. Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana (1987)
  6. Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti(2005)


She was educated in Thailand, The United States, and England. She attended elementary and middle school at the Rajini School. For high school she moved to England, where she attended Heathfield School, Ascot and Chitralada School. For her university years, she returned to Thailand where she earned a bachelor's degree in Law at Thammasat University and a political science degree from Sukhothai Thammatirat University. She also earned a masters, and PhD, and J.S. D. degrees from Cornell University and Chicago-Kent College {Source}.


Upon competing her education, she began working at the Thai Permanent mission to the United Nations. In September 2006 she was appointed Attorney of the Office of the Attorney General in Bangkok, and was appointed to Office of the Attorney General of Udon Thani Province{Source}. In September 2012, she became the Thailand ambassador to Austria.

The eldest granddaughter of the Thai King also is very active in many charities. One of her primary focus is women who are incarcerated. She ran the "Kamlangjai" or "Inspire" project to reach out to Thai women in incarceration including pregnant inmates and their babies, and intends to assure that female and pregnant inmates are given adequate assistance to prepare them to reenter society upon release {Source}. She also worked on a project called "ELFI", "Enhancing lives of Female Inmates", which proposes new rules for the treatment of women prisoners and non-custodial measures for women offenders as a supplement to the 1955 Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners {Source}. She is also an active member of her mother's foundation, Princess Pa Foundation. She also serves as patron to the Vienna Ball Bangkok{Source}.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Royal Profile: Éléonore Crépy

Éléonore Crépy was born 6 December 2007 as the youngest child of Princess Clotilde  d'Orléans & Edouard Yves Corneille Crépy in Miami{Source}{Source}. She has four older siblings, who are {Source}:

Through her mother, she is a grandchild of Prince Michel d'Orléans, Comte d'Evreux & Béatrice Marie Pasquier de Franclieu {Source}.


It is likely she leads a fairly normal lifestyle as her family's throne has been defunct for many years. She shares a birthday with her second cousin,  Princess Louise d'Orléans.  Éléonore and Princess Louise's grandfathers are brothers.

Royal Profile: Don Pablo Nicolás Urdangarín y de Bórbon

Don Pablo Nicolás Urdangarín y de Bórbon is the second son of Infanta Cristna of Spain and Iñaki Urdangarín was born 6 December 2000{Source}. He has an older brother, and two younger siblings:


His godparents consisted of:


He was named for his maternal-maternal great-grandfather (meaning his mother's mother's father), King Paul of Greece.

Presently, he is 9th in line for the throne, after his uncle, aunt, four cousins, mother and elder brother.


He and his family recently spent a few years in the United States, in the Washington DC area, where he and his siblings attended school {Source}. Prior to moving to the United States, Pablo attended a French school near the family's home. In the 2012-2013 school year, the family returned to Spain{Source}. During the summer of 2013, Infanta Cristina moved with the children to Switzerland {Source}.

Royal Profile: Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein

Prince Nikolaus Sebastian Alexander Maria of Liechtenstein is the son of The Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein and The Hereditary Princess of Liechtenstein on 6 December 2000{Source}. He has two older brothers and an older sister{Source}:
  1. Prince Joseph Wenzel (1995)
  2. Princess Marie Caroline (1996)
  3. Prince Georg (1999)


Like his father and elder brothers, he is in line for the throne of the Principality of Liechtenstein. He is presently fourth in line after his father and two brothers.

One of the 17 year old Prince's godparents is Count Alexander of Quadt.

Through his mother, he is also in line for the Jacobite claims to the thrones of England, Scotland, Ireland and France.

Royal Profile: Princess Louise d'Orléans

Princess Louise Marie Isabelle d'Orléans was born 6 December 1999 as the second child and eldest daughter of Prince Charles-Louis d'Orléans and Ileana Manos {Source}. She has an older brother, two younger sisters and a younger brother{Source}:

  1. Prince Philippe Jacques Nicolas d'Orléans (1998)
  2. Princess Hélène Sybille Irène d'Orléans (2001)
  3. Prince Constantin Foulques Alexandre d'Orléans (2003)
  4. Princess Isabelle Roxane Christine d'Orléans (2005)
As her royal family is defunct, she likely leads a normal life and next to nothing is known about her. She shares a birthday with her second cousin,  Éléonore Crépy.  Éléonore and Princess Louise's grandfathers are brothers.

Royal Profile: Princess Sofia of Sweden, The Duchess of Värmland

Princess Sofia of Sweden, The Duchess of Värmland was born as Sofia Hellqvist on 6 December 1984 in Täby, Sweden, but grew up in Älvdalen, Dalarna, Sweden as the daughter of Erik and Marie Hellqvist{Source}.

Sofia studied accounting with computer application, specializing in business development, at the Institute of English and Business in New York {Source}. Sofia has also studied various courses such as global ethics, child and youth science, children’s communication and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in theory and in Swedish practice at Stockholm University{Source}.

During her time in New York, Sofia also studied at YTTP, Yoga To The People, to become a certified yoga instructor. She was also involved in setting up a yoga centre{Source}. During September and October 2009, Sofia carried out voluntary work in Ghana. She visited orphanages and helped build a centre for women{Source}. In 2010, Sofia founded the organisation Project Playground, together with Frida Vesterberg{Source}.

Project Playground is a non-profit organisation that helps vulnerable children and young people in areas and townships outside Cape Town, South Africa, primarily in Langa, which is the oldest township in the area{Source}. Project Playground strengthens children’s personal and social development via support programs and organised activities{Source}. With a focus on children and young people’s leisure time and the individual, Project Playground creates a safe platform and meeting place with activities and programs, run by adults that act as leaders and role models{Source}. The business has a total of 29 employees (26 in South Africa) and is one of the largest employers in the township of Langa{Source}. Sofia is President of Project Playground, and Frida Vesterberg is Vice President{Source}.

In addition to her charitable efforts, she has attended numerous official events. In 2013, she attended Princess Madeleine and Chris O'Neil's wedding festivities (pre-wedding dinner,actual wedding ceremony) and In 2014, she was present at her soon-to-be niece's christening {Photos} and her soon-to-be sister-in-law's name day in July {Photos}.

Hellqvist and Prince Carl Philip began dating sometime in early 2010. In August 2010, the Swedish Royal Court confirmed the relationship publicly{Source}. She and Prince Carl Philip had moved in together, residing at Villa Solbacken since the death of Princess Lilian last year.

Their engagement was announced on 27 June 2014, and a wedding is being planned for 13 June 2015 {Source}. In October 2015, it was announced that she and Prince Carl Philip are expecting their first child in the spring of 2016{Source}. Together, they have two sons:
  1. Prince Alexander Erik Hubertus Bertil of Sweden, Duke of Södermanland (2016)
  2. Prince Gabriel Carl Walther of Sweden, The Duke of Dalarna (2017)

Royal Profile: Alexander Johannsmann

Alexander Johannsmann was born 6 December 1977 as the son of show jumper Heinrich-Wilheim Johannsmann {Source}.

Nor much is known about his childhood and upbringing. He married Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittenstein-Berleburg in a civil ceremony on 28 May 2010 {Source}. Together, they have two children{Source}:

He resides in Germany with his wife and children, where he and his wife run their own stud farm.


He shares a birthday with the following royals:
  • Don Juan Filiberto Nicolás Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón (1969) (Spain)
  • Princess Sofia of Sweden, The Duchess of Värmland (1984)
  • Princess Louise Marie Isabelle d'Orléans (1999)
  • Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein (2000)
  • Don  Pablo Nicolás Urdangarín y Bórbon (2000)
  • Miss Éléonore Crépy (2007)

Royal Profile: Don Juan Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón

Don Juan Filiberto Nicolás Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón was born 6 December 1969, the second child and elder son of Infanta Pilar of Spain and Don Luis Gómez-Acebo y Duque de Estrada, ?th Viscount de la Torre {Source}. He has one older sister and three younger brothers, as well as six nephews, two nieces and a sister-in-law {Source}:

  1. Doña María de Fátima Simoneta Luisa Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón (1968)
    1. Don José Miguel Fernández-Sastrón (1959, m. 1990-2012, div)
      1. Luis Juan Fernández-Sastrón y Gómez-Acebo (1991)
      2. Pablo Fernández-Sastrón y Gómez-Acebo (1995)
      3. María de las Mercedes Fernández-Sastrón y Gómez-Acebo (2000)
  2. Don Bruno Alejandro Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón (1971)
    1. Bárbara Cano y de la Plaza (m. 2002)
      1. Alejandro Juan Gómez-Acebo y Cano (2004)
      2. Guillermo Gómez-Acebo y Cano (2005)
      3. Álvaro Gómez-Acebo y Cano (2011)
  3. Don Luis Beltrán Ataúlfo Alfonso Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón (1973)
    1. Laura Ponte y Martinez (m. 2004, div. 2011)
      1. Luis Felipe Gómez-Acebo y Ponte (2005)
      2. Laura Gómez-Acebo y Ponte (2006)
    2. Andrea Pascual Vicens (m. 2016)
      1. Juan Gómez-Acebo y Pascual (2016) {Source}
  4. Don Fernando Humberto Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón (1974)
    1. Mónica Martín Luque (m. 2004, div. 2013)
    2. Nadia Halamandari (m. 2016)
      1. Nicolás Gómez-Acebo y Halamandari (2016)
In April 2013, his American girlfriend gave birth to their first child, Nicolás, in the United States {Source}{Source}. He and his girlfriend were later married in a ceremony at the Spanish Embassy in Miami {Source}. Together, they have one son:
  1. Nicolás Gómez-Acebo y Carney (2013)
Little is known about Juan and his life as he is not considered a member of the Spanish Royal Family, in spite of being a nephew of King Juan Carlos and first cousin of King Felipe VI.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

BREAKING: King Mihai of Romania has died

King Michai I of Romania was born on 25 October 1921 as the eldest legitimate son of King Carol II & Queen Helen {Source}. He had one older half brother, Prince Mircea Grigore Carol Hohenzollern{Source}.

Prince Mircea Grigore Carol Hohenzollern was not included in succession because  King Ferdinand forced the annulment of his parents' marriage in January 1919 in the Supreme Court of Romania and Carol was born outside the 300-day period allowed to permit legitimacy, on 8 August 1920 {Source}


King Michai (or Michael) reigned in Romania sporadically over the last 60 years. His first reign began at the age of 6, in 1927 after the death of his grandfather, with regency held by his uncle Prince Nicholas{Source}. This reign lasted until 1930, when his father returned to Romania and was proclaimed King{Source}.His second reign began in 1940, and only officially lasted seven years. He was forced to abdicate in 1947 by the Romanian government {Source}.During the War, he would comfort Romanian soldiers who fought for the unification of the country{Source}. In 1944, His Majesty King opposed with all his might instilling communist authorities (royal strike was the culmination of these attempts){Source}.

Eventually, he was forced to abdicate on 30 December 1947, under the threat of killing, in case of refusal, the 1,000 young communist prisoners. Abdication Act signed under threat, is illegal and void. Moreover, the act has never been sanctioned by Parliament{Source}.

He married Princess Anne of Bourbon-Parma on 10 June 1948 {Source}. They began their lives together in exile, in Greece{Source}. From 1949-1956, they traveled extensively while expanding their family, mostly living between Switzerland and England {Source}. During their time in exile, they were not receiving any income from the Romanian government, therefore they opened a chicken farm and small carpentry workshop in order to make ends meet {Source}. Upon the family's return to Switzerland in 1956, Prince Michael signed a contract with Lear Jets, and the family remained there from 1956-2001 {Source}. In 1958, King has stopped working with "Lear" and a year later he founded a company for electronics and automatic mechanisms, called METRAVEL, which sold it five years later{Source}. He had two official offices, one in Versoix, Switzerland and Bucharest, Romania {Source}.


With his wife, Queen Anne, he has five daughters, two sons-in-law, and three former sons-in-law, two grandsons, three granddaughters, two grandchildren-in-law (and another due summer 2018) as well as three great grandchildren:

  1. Crown Princess Margarita (1949)
    1. Prince Radu of Romania (1997)
  2. Princess Elena (1950)
    1. Dr. Robin Medforth-Mills (1942-2002,m. 1983-1991, div)
      1. Mr. Nicholas de Roumanie Medforth-Mills (1985)
      2. Miss Elisabeta Karina de Roumanie Medforth-Mills (1989)
    2. Alexander Philips Nixon McAteer (m. 1998)
  3. Mrs. Irina Walker (1953)
    1. John Kreuger (m 1983, div 2003)
      1. Michael Torsten de Roumanie Kreuger (1985)
        1. Tara Littlefeld (m. 2011)
          1. Kohen de Roumanie Kreuger (2012)
      2. Angelica Margaretta Bianca de Roumanie Kreuger Knight (1986)
        1. Richard Robert Knight (m 2009)
          1. Courtney Bianca Knight (2007)
          2. Diana Knight (2011)
    2. John Westley Walker (m 2003)
  4. Princess Sophie of Romania (1957)
    1. Alain Michel Biarneix (m.1998-2002, div)
      1. Elisabeth-Maria de Roumanie Biarneix (1998)
  5. Princess Maria of Romania (1964)
    1. Kazimierz Wieslaw Mystkowsk (m 1995, div 2003)

He shared a birthday with:
  • Princess Elisabeth of Belgium, The Duchess of Brabant (2001)
  • Count Constantin de Limburg-Stirum (2013)

He was the second eldest current living descendants of Queen Victoria, thus was in succession for the British throne. The current living oldest descendants of Queen Victoria are:


As with his wife before him, his youngest daughter Princess Maria was by his side. His other daughters had previously spent private visits with their father in recent weeks.


Funeral details have yet to be announced. Upon her father's death, Crown Princess Margareta issued the following statement{Source}{Video-in Romanian}:
Romanians,
The country lost King Michael. For over nine decades, he dedicated to Romania with all the strengths that God bestowed onto him. And death alone could put an end to his tireless and patient work.
We have all suffered an immense loss. A personal loss and a loss for the entire nation.We mourn together, knowing that we are united in our sorrow. Praying to God give us strength, in this terrible moment.
An example of unwavering devotion to his people, with a high sense of duty and strong principles, he wrote the most valuable page  in the contemporary history of our nation.
His kindness and compassion defeated all villainy of the past century, and his wisdom ensured the consistency of our identity, in times of serious devotion from the natural path of our State and Nation. The King was part of our fabric of our people and we are all very proud of him.
By his work, King Mihai continued the ties that bind the Royal Family to the Romanian Nation. For our tomorrow, he gave us his today.
A new time starts for my Family and the Royal House of Romania. Inspired by the same sentiments as my father, I will continue his work, for the fulfillment of our mission towards the Romanian people.
So God help us!


His grandson, Nicholas de Romanie Medforth-Mills, released the following statement on Facebook{Source}:

Today, Romania lost its king and one of the greatest leaders of th century Europe, a symbol of debt to his country. My grandfather was the leader who loved his country and her people!
Today I lost my best friend, my grandfather, but I consider myself a lucky man because I had the privilege to be raised and formed by him, with my duty to the country and the promise that I will always try to make him proud Me.
Grandpa, I'll miss you and I won't forget you taught me about real values, immortal in time.
Rest in peace!

His  1st cousin 1x removed through King Constantine I of Greece, Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece, Prince of Denmark released the following statement on instagram:

‪King Michael of Romania has died at 96. An uncle of mine, son of Princess Helen who was daughter of King Constantine I of Greece. He was a peaceful and kind man who helped save thousands in Romania prior to the end of WWII. May he Rest In Peace.


 According to the revised house laws of 2007 and 2015, Crown Princess Margareta is now head of the Royal House of Romania {Source}.

UPDATE 12-6-17: Funeral details: {Source}

Wednesday 12-13-2017:
the body will be received by the Royal Family at 11:00 AM Local time at Otopeni Airport, from where he will be transported by car to Peleş Castle

Press will have access to this event, but not the general public.
His body will lay in Peleş Castle's Hall of Honor starting at 1PM. The schedule of visitors is as follows:
  • 14:15h: The institution of the President of Romania, the Presidency of the Republic of Moldova, Members of the Government of Romania and the Government of the Republic of Moldova, Members of the Parliament of Romania and of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova. 
  • - 15-16: Representatives of State, Central and Local Institutions. 
  • - 16-17: Representatives of the Diplomatic Corps, the European Union, NATO and International Organizations. 
  • - 17-18: Representatives of the Romanian Academy and the State Academy of the Republic of Moldova, the Orthodox Church, the Catholic Church and the other institutions of the Faith.
Public will not have access to this, but the press will have limited access. That same evening, he will be transported from Peles Castle to the Throne Hall of the Royal Palace (49-53 Calea Victoriei), where it will arrive at 20.30. The ceremony will be private. The public and the press will not have access to the Throne Hall during the ceremony. The press will have access only at the entrance to the Royal Palace.



All who wish to lay flowers and worship at the defunct Majesty's vault will be able to come to the Royal Palace Hall of the Throne:

  • Wednesday, 13 December 2017, between 21.00 and 24.00; 
  • Thursday, December 14, 2017, between 08.00 and 22.00; 
  • Friday, December 15, 2017, between 08.00 and 22.00. 
Free entry, with media access during this time.

12-16-2017:
  • 10:30AM Local time there will be a short religious service at the Royal Palace Hall of the Throne no public or media access.
  • 10:55AM Local time the coffin will arrive at the cathedral in the Royal Palace Square. Another short religious and military ceremony will take place. Press and public will have access to certain areas to view this event.
  • 11:15AM Local time the coffin will be placed inthe mortuary car and proceed from the Royal Palace Square downhill along the Royal Palace Square - Victory Road - Splaiul Independenţei - Unirii Square - Entrance to the Metropolitan Hill.
  • 12:30-2PM the funeral service will take place at the Patriarhală Cathedral. There will be no public or press access during this time.
  • 2PM-6:20PM, the funeral cortege will pass through Curtea de Argeş, on the Union Square, University Square, Roman Square, Arch of Triumph, Chitila, Titu, Găeşti, Topoloveni, Piteşti, Curtea de Argeş. There will be no stops along the way, however they will move slowly for the locals.
  • 6:45PM local time, the burial service will take place at the New Cathedral in Curtea de Arges. The ceremony will be private, but the public will have access only in front of the entrance gate to the Archaeological Park of Arges. The press will have access to the New Cathedral in Curtea de Arges.
  • The presence of the press will not be allowed within the New Cathedral, neither before nor during the burial ceremony. The new Cathedral can not be visited within the first 7 days after the funeral.
  • The Royal Family announces great mourning for 40 days and mourning for three months (from death). Great mourning and mourning refers to the public presence of members of the Royal Family.
  • Condolence books are open today, at Peles Castle, at the Royal Palace (Calea Victoriei) and Elisabeth Palace. They are available to the public for 40 days from the date of death.
  • Condolence messages can be submitted online at http://www.familiaregala.ro/mesaje
Who I expect to see: the Greek Royals, Spanish royals, de bourbon-Parma royals (Queen Anne's family), and maybe a Brit or two, at least. What we can say is Fact, is that his grandson, Nicholas de Roumanie Medforth-Mills and his fiancee, Alina-Maria Binder will be in attendance {Source}

Sunday, December 3, 2017

The Royal Recap of the Royals You Love: November 27-December 3, 2017

Belgium

-King Philippe & Queen Mathilde visited Grimbergen Sustainable Project, videohouse in vilvoorde and ended their day with a round table on radicalizing at Vilvoorde City Hall on Wednesday {Photos}

-King Philippe attended the evaluation of the European Pact for Youth with thirty CEOs on Wednesday {Photos}

-Queen Mathilde visited with young talents at the ecole supérieure des arts on Thursday {Photos}

Princess Léa celebrated her 66th birthday on Saturday.

Bhutan

-Princess Ashi Dechen Yangzom Wangchuck celebrated her 36th birthday on Saturday.

Denmark

-Crown Prince Fredrik & Crown Princess Mary announced that they will be spending Christmas 2017 with her family in Tasmania, something that they have not done since 2015 on Wednesday {Source}

-Prince Joachim & Princess Marie announced that they will also spend the holiday abroad with Princess Marie's family, while the elder two of Prince Jochim's children, Felix and Nikolai will be with their mother on Wednesday {Source}

-Crown Princess Mary visited the organization bydelsmødre on Tuesday {Photos}. On Thursday, the future Danish Queen-Consort attended the 2017  EY Entrepreneur Of The Year {Photos}

-Princess Marie attended the Danish People's Church's Christmas event on Tuesday {Photos}

 -Clara Dorthe Elisabeth Schmidt af Rosenborg celebrated her 13th birthday on Tuesday.

-Julius Christian Emil Schmidt af Rosenborg celebrated his 16th birthday on Friday.

Germany

-Princess Désirée of Hohenzollern celebrated her 54th birthday on Monday.

-Princess Maria Theresia von Thurn und Taxis celebrated her 37th birthday on Tuesday.

-Prince Leopold of Bavaria & Princess Ursula of Bavaria attended Prince Gabriel's baptism on Friday {Photos}{Source}

Great Britain

-The Prince Charles of Wales announced the engagement of his son, Prince Henry "Harry" of Wales to American actress Meghan Markle on Monday {Source}

-Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge made an official visit to Finland on Wednesday {Photos}

-Prince Harry of Wales announced he is engaged to American actress Meghan Markle on Monday {Source}. On Tuesday, a few details of the upcoming nuptials were released-that it will take place in May 2018 at the St. George's chapel at Windsor Castle {Source}.

-Prince Harry of Wales & Meghan Markle attended the Terrence Higgins Trust World AIDS Day charity fair, and visited Nottingham Academy on Friday {Photos}
As stated above, they announced their engagement and a few wedding details on Monday.

-Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge visited Robinhoo d Primary School on Monday {Photos}. On Tuesday, the first daughter-in-law to The Prince of Wales visited The Foundling Museum {Source}.

-Edward Windsor, Lord Downpatrick
 celebrated his 29th birthday on Saturday.

-Tallulah Grace Lascelles celebrated her 12th birthday on Friday.

Italy

-Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Two Scilies, The Duchess of Calabria and Palermo & Princess Maria Chiara of Bourbon-Two Scilies, The Duchess of Noto & Capritook part in a first aid course at the Monegasque Red Cross this week {Source}

Japan

-Emperor Akihito & Empress Michiko held an audience with the Grand Duke of Luxembourg and his only daughter  on Monday {Source}

-Princess Aiko, Princess Toshi celebrated her 16th birthday on Friday.

-Fumihito, Prince Akishino celebrated his 52nd birthday on Thursday.

Jordan

-King Abdullah II & Queen Rania  met with the Committee on Foreign Affairs at the US House of Representatives and US Speaker of the House on Wednesday {Photos}{Photos}

-King Abdullah II met with US Vice President Pence, Assistant to the US President for National Security Affairs,  US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, with the Committee on Armed Services at the US House of Representatives, US Senate Leadership, the State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee at the US House of Representatives, the State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee at the US House of Representatives on Wednesday{Photos}. On Thursday, he met with British Prime Minister Theresa May {Photos}

-Crown Prince Hussein attended a military drill conducted by the 39th Jafar bin Abi Taleb Mechanised Battalion on Tuesday {Photos}

Luxembourg

-Grand Duke Henri & Princess Alexandra arrived in Japan for their official state visit on Monday {Source}{Photos}

-Grand Duchess Maria Teresa & Prince Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke attended the presentation of the European Microfinance Award on Wednesday {Source}

-Grand Duchess Maria Teresa attended the 30th anniversary celebrations of the Luxembourg Alzheimer Association on Wednesday {Source}

-Prince Liam de Nassau celebrated his 1st birthday on Tuesday.

Monaco

-Princess Charlene, Hereditary Prince Jacques, Princess Gabriella, The Countess of Carladès attended the Monaco vs Chalon-Sur-Saône basketball game on Saturday {Photos}

The Netherlands

-King Williem-Alexander & Queen Maxima underwent an official visit to Sint Maarten to survey the recovery efforts on Saturday {Source}

-King Williem-Alexander visited Admiralty Council and crew Karel Doorman on Wednesday {Source}.

-Queen Maxima visited Refugee Company on Tuesday {Photos}

-Emma Francisca Catharina van Vollenhoven celebrated her 11th birthday on Tuesday.

Norway

-Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended the opening of the seminar "Knowledgeable and Confident in Meeting with Minority-Language Families" at Ullevål Hospital on Wednesday {Source}

-Prince Sverre Magnus celebrated his 12th birthday on Sunday.

Romania

-Crown Princess Margareta awarded her sister, Princess Sophie, with the Great Cross of the Order of the Crown of Romania in honor of her 60th birthday on Wednesday {Source}

-Prince Radu, Princess Elena, Princess Maria & Alexander Philips Nixon attended a ceremony in honor of Princess Sophie of Romania being awarded the Great Cross of the Order of the Crown of Romania in honor of her 60th birthday on Wednesday {Source}

-Princess Sophie was awarded with the Great Cross of the Order of the Crown of Romania in honor of her 60th birthday on Wednesday {Source}


Spain

-King Felipe & Queen Letizia attended the centenary celebrations of the Spanish town, Caravaca de la cruz on Tuesday {Photos}

-Don Carlos Fitz-James Stuant de Solis, The 22nd Count of Osorno celebrated his 26th birthday on Wednesday.

Sweden

-King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia, Princess Madeleine, Christopher Paul O'Neill, Princess Estelle, Prince Oscar, Prince Alexander, Princess Margaretha, Mrs Ambler, Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson, Tord Magnuson, Baroness Christina Luisede Geer, Baron Hans de Geer, Baroness Hélène Silfverschiöld, Fredrik Dieterle, Gustaf Magnuson, Vicky Magnuson, Oscar Magnuson, Emma Magnuson, Countess Marianne Bernadotte af Wisborg,Dagmar von Arbin, Count Bertil Bernadotte af Wisborg & Countess Jill Bernadotte af Wisborg attended Prince Gabriel's baptism on Friday {Photos}{Source}{Source}

-King Carl XVI Gustaf  attended the third seminar in the series Beauty and durability, about architecture and urban construction on Tuesday {Source}

-Queen Silvia attended the 150th anniversary celebrations of Stockhom Hospital on Wednesday {Source}

-Crown Princess Victoria attended the seminar The Global Ocean and the Future of Humanity  on Tuesday {Source}

-Prince Carl Philip met experts from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs prior to an upcoming visit to Hong Kong on Monday {Source}
Prince Carl Philip's Hong Kong trip will take place from Dec 5-7, 2017 {Source}

-Princess Madeleine became a godparent to Prince Gabriel on Friday {Source}

-Prince Daniel visited Finland with a delegation of entrepreneurs and business executives, linked to Prince Daniels Fellowship and Kungl. Engineering Academy (IVA) on Wednesday and Thursday{Source}

-Prince Gabriel Carl Walther, The Duke of Dalarna was baptized on Friday {Source}. The following were his godparents{Source}:

  • Princess Madeleine of Sweden, The Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland (paternal aunt)
  • Miss Sara Hellqvist (maternal aunt)
  • Mr. Thomas de Toldeo Sommerlath (paternal 1st cousin 1x removed)
  • Mr. Oscar Kylberg (friend of his father)
  • Miss Carolina Pihl (friend of his mother's)


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