Sunday, May 21, 2017

The Royal Recap of the Royals You Love: May 15-21, 2017

Belgium

-King Philippe attended a concert organized on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the University of Liège  and the Universiteit Gent on Tuesday {Source}{Photos}(link is external)

-Queen Mathilde & Prince Emmanuel attended the semi-finals of the Queen Elisabeth Cello Competition on Monday {Source}{Photos}

-Prince Lorenz, The Archduke of Austria-Este attended the closing session of the Statutory General Assembly of the Royal Association of Historic Dwellings and Gardens of Belgium on Saturday {Source}

-Archduchess Anna Astrid of Austria-Este celebrated her 1st birthday on Wednesday.
Archduchess Anna Astrid is the daughter of Prince Amedeo, Archduke of Austria-Este & Archduchess Elisabetta "Lili" of Austria-Este, thus a great niece of King Philippe of Belgium.

-Leopoldo Daniel Moncada celebrated his 16th birthday on Sunday.

Bulgaria

-Konstantin-Assen, The Prince of Vidin attended the first communion of The Infanta Sofia of Spain on Wednesday{Video}{Photos}
The Prince of Vidin is the godfather of The Infanta Sofia

Germany

-Prince Hubertus, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha & Kelly, Hereditary Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha celebrated their 8th wedding anniversary on Sunday.

Great Britain

-Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex, The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Beatrice of York, Prince Michael of Kent & Princess Michael of Kent attended a garden party on Tuesday {Photos}

-Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Edward, The Duke of Kent presented new colors to the 1st Battalion and F Company Scots Guards on Friday {Photos}

-Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry of Wales, Princess Eugenie of York, Prince George of Cambridge & Princess Charlotte of Cambridge attended the wedding of Pippa Middleton to James Matthews on Saturday {Photos}{Photos}{Photos}

-Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge & Prince Harry of Wales attended the presentation of the innaugural Diana Awards The Inaugural Legacy Award on Wednesday {Source}

-Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge visited Royal Marsden Hospital on Tuesday {Source}

-Peter Mark Andrew Philips & Autumn Patricia Kelly Philips celebrated their 9th wedding anniversary on Wednesday.

-Zara Anne Elizabeth Philips Tindall celebrated her 36th birthday on Monday.

-The Lady Cosima Rose Alexandra Windsor celebrated her 6th birthday on Saturday. 

Greece

-Crown Prince Pavlos celebrated his 50th birthday on Saturday.

-Ana Maria Morales y de Grecia celebrated her 14th birthday on Monday.

Japan

-Emperor Akihito abdication is currently pending, Japanese lawmakers have approved a bill allowing for his abdication, set to take affect within the next three years on Friday {Source}

-Princess Mako of Akishino announced her engagement  to Kei Komuro on Wednesday {Source}
Per current Japanese house law, she will give up her royal status upon marriage

Jordan

-Queen Rania visited Ballas Secondary School for Girls and Ballas Charitable Society on Monday {Photos}. On Wednesday, Jordan's Queen Consort visited Eureka Tech Academy {Photos}. On Sunday, she attended the Children's Every Last Child Campaign Gala at the Cannes Film Festival {Source}

-Princess Muna al-Hussein underwent an official visit to Sibiu. Romania to open the 9th edition of the Romanian-Jordanian Congress of Medicine and Pharmacy and he will receive a Doctor Honoris Causa from Lucian Blaga University on Wednesday {Source}{Source}
Princess Muna is the mother of Jordan's current king.

-Prince Rashid bin El Hassan celebrated his 38th birthday on Saturday.

Liechtenstein

-Prince Maximilian celebrated his 48th birthday on Tuesday.

-Princess Margaretha, Princess of Luxembourg celebrated her 60th birthday on Monday.

-Prince Alfons celebrated his 16th birthday on Thursday.

-Prince Benedikt celebrated his 9th birthday on Thursday.

Luxembourg

-Grand Duke Henri,Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Prince Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke, Princess Stephanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess, Prince Felix, Princess Alexandra, Prince Sébastien, Prince Louis, Prince Jean, Countess Diane de Nassau, Prince Constantin de Nassau, Prince Wenceslas de Nassau & Prince Carl-Johan de Nassau attended the civil wedding ceremony of Princess Marie-Gabrielle de Nassau and Antonius Willms on Monday{Photos}

-Grand Duke Henri & Grand Duchess Maria Teresa visited a fresh market in Luxembourg City on Wednesday {Photos}

-Prince Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke & Princess Stephanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess attended the opening of Biennale of Contemporary Art on Tuesday {Photos}. On Wednesday, they attended the opening of the 70th Festival du Cannes on Wednesday {Photos}

-Prince Jean celebrated his 60th birthday on Monday.

Monaco

-Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene & Prince Jacques attended a cocktail victory party for AS Monaco with team members, their families and the club leaders to celebrate the team's championship win on Sunday {Photos}

-Jonkvrouw Leticia de Massy de Brouwer celebrated her 46th birthday on Tuesday.

The Netherlands

-King Williem-Alexander I held an audience with the President of the Dutch Parliament on Wednesday {Source}

-Queen Maxima celebrated her 46th birthday on Wednesday. On Thursday, she the visited the Princess Maxima Utrecht Infant Oncology Center {Photos}{Source}

-Prince Constantijn & Princess Laurentien celebrated their 16th wedding anniversary on Friday.

Norway

-King Harald V, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Ingrid Alexandra & Prince Sverre Magnus took part in Norway's National Day celebrations on Wednesday {Source}

-Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Ingrid Alexandra & Prince Sverre Magnus greeted the Children's Parade as part of Norway's National Day celebrations on Wednesday {Source}

-Crown Prince Haakon & Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended a dinner for winners and former winners of the Oslo Business for Peace Award on Tuesday {Source}

-Queen Sonja officially opened the Loen Skylift on Thursday {Source}

-Crown Prince Haakon visited the full-rigged Christian Radich on Wednesday{Source}
Portugal

-Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza celebrated his 72nd birthday on Monday.

Romania

-Crown Princess Margareta & Prince Radu visited Sibiu, Romania from Wednesday to Friday {Source}{Source}

-Prince Radu visited the Spiru Haret National College on Monday {Source}

-Princess Maria attended an Evening of the Romanian Archery Association on Wednesday {Source}. On Thursday and Friday, the youngest daughter of the former king attended the Caolin International Contemporary Ceramics Festival.on Thursday and Friday {Source}
Princess Maira undertook the High Patronage of the Caolin International Contemporary Ceramics Festival in 2017.

-Princess Sophie took part in the opening of the personal art exhibition entitled The Elements of Nature on Wednesday {Source}

Spain

-King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia, Leonor, Princess of Austrias,The Infatna Sofia, King Juan Carlos & Queen Sofia attended the first communion of The Infanta Sofia on Wednesday{Video}{Photos}
Also in attendance were her maternal grandparents (her grandmother is her godmother as well), her maternal great grandmother Menchu del Valle and her godfather, The Prince of Vidin

-Don Luis Beltrán Ataúlfo Alfonso Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón celebrated his 44th birthday on Saturday.

Royal Profile: Leopoldo Moncada

Leopoldo Daniel Moncada was born 21 May 2001 in London, England, as the second child and son of Princess Marie-Esmeralda of Belgium and Salvador Enrique Moncada {Source}. He has an older sister {Source}:

  1. Alexandra Leopoldine Moncada (1998)
Through his mother, he is a half-cousin of the current King of the Belgians, King Philippe as King Albert II is Marie-Esmeralda's half brother. He is also related to Grand Duke Henri as Grand Duke Henri's mother is Leopold's mother's eldest half sibling.

Moncada does not have succession rights or perform any public duties, therefore not much is known about him and it is likely he lives a fairly normal life with his family in either Honduras (where his father originated from), England (where he and his sister were born and their parents married) or Belgium (where his mother is a princess and his half-cousin is the king).

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Royal Profile: The Lady Cosima Windsor

The Lady Cosima Rose Alexandra Windsor was born 20 May 2010, the younger of two children of Alexander Windsor, Earl of Ulster and Claire, Countess of Ulster {Source}. She has one older brother:
She is one of 6 grandchildren of The Duke & Duchess of Gloucester.

The little girl is presently 27th in line for the British Throne{Source}.

Due to her age, and distance to the throne, little is known about her and she is primarily kept from the public eye. Her father works as a Director of Transnational Crisis Project and is a former British Army officer {Source} Her mother is a doctor.

Royal Profile: Prince Rashid bin El Hassan of Jordan



Prince Rashid bin El Hassan of Jordan
was born on 20 May 1979 as the son of Prince Hassan bin Talal and Princess Sarvath El Hassan.

He was educated in Jordan and the United Kingdom. He began his education at Amman Baccalaureate School, before heading off to England. In England, he first attened Port Regis School, before going for his GCSE's at Harrow School. He attended the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. He also attended the University of Cambridge, earning at B.A. Hons. in Oriental Studies.

Upon graduation, he returned to Jordan to begin a career in the Jordanian Armed Forces. He also undertook several military courses in the mid-1990s. In addition to his military career, he also has found time for charity work. He is or was part of the following organizations:

Jordan Amateur Boxing Association (Head, 1999-2007)
The Hasemite Charitable Organization (Chairman of the Board of Trustees, 2002-Present)
Jordan Polo Team (Captain, 2005-Present)
Cooperative Monitoring Center Amman (Chairman, 2006-Present)
Jordan Taekondo Federation (President, 2007-Present)


His engagement to Miss Zeina Shaban was announced on 3 July 2010. They were married just over a year later, on 22 July 2011. Together, they have two children:

Prince Hassan bin Al-Rashid of Jordan (2013)
Prince Talal bin Al-Rashid of Jordan (2016)
Prince Rashid bin El Hassan is currently 16th in line for the throne, and his cousin is currently the King of Jordan.

Royal Profile: Don Luis Beltrán Ataúlfo Alfonso Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón

Don Luis Beltrán Ataúlfo Alfonso Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón was born 20 May 1973 as the son of Infanta Pilar of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz, Dowager Viscountess de la Torre & Don Luis Gómez-Acebo y Duque de Estrada, Viscount de la Torre, Grandee of Spain {Source}. He has the following siblings, siblings-in-law, and neices and nephews:
  1. Doña María de Fátima Simoneta Luisa Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón (1968)
    1. José Miguel Fernández y 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 Juan Filiberto Nicolás Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón, ?th Viscount de la Torre (1969)
    1.  Winston Holmes Carney (m. 2012)
      1. Nicolás Gómez-Acebo y Carney (2013)
  3. 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)
  4. Don Fernando Humberto Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón (1974)
    1. Mónica Martín Luque  (m. 2004-2013, div)
    2.  Nadia Halamandari (m. 2016)
      1. Nicolás Gómez-Acebo y Halamandari (2016)
Don Luis married Laura Ponte y Martinez in September 2004, and they divorced in 2011. Together, they have two children:
  • Luis Felipe Gómez-Acebo y Ponte (2005)
  • Laura Gómez-Acebo y Ponte (2006)

On 27 February 2016 Don Luis Beltrán Ataúlfo Alfonso Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón married Andrea Pascual Vicens . Don Luis Beltrán and his second wife had a son:
  • Juan Gómez-Acebo y Pascual (2016)

Royal Profile: 50 Facts about Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece, Prince of Denmark

  1. Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece, Prince of Denmark was born in Athens on 20 May 1967 {Source}.
  2. He is the second child of King Constantine & Queen Anne-Marie of The Hellenes {Source}. 
  3. He has one older sister:
    1. Princess Alexia of Greece & Denmark(1965)
  4. He also has two younger brothers and a younger sister:
    1. Prince Nikolaos of Greece & Denmark (1969)
    2. Princess Theodora of Greece & Denmark (1983)
    3. Prince Philippos of Greece & Denmark (1986)
  5. He is brother-in-law to the following:
    1. Carlos Morales Quintana (1970, m. 1999)
    2. Princess Tatiana of Greece & Denmark (1980, m. 2010)
  6. The future pretender to the Greek throne has the following nieces:
    1. Arrietta Morales y de Grecia (2002)
    2. Ana María Morales y de Grecia (2003)
    3. Amelia Morales y de Grecia (2007)
  7. He has the following nephews:
    1. Carlos Morales y de Grecia (2005)
  8. At seven months old, he moved with his family to Rome, before settling in London in 1974{Source}.
  9. His education began in England, finished in the United States. 
  10. He attended the Hellenic College that was founded by his parents{Source}.
  11. The Crown Prince graduated the United World College in 1986.
  12. Prince Pavlos graduated the Georgetown School of Foreign Service in international relations, Law and Organisation in 1993 {Source}.
  13. He also attended Georgetown Masters School of Foreign Service with a Masters Degree in Foreign Relations and Economics - specializing in Eastern Europe and the Balkans{Source}.
  14. During his time at Georgetown University, his roomate was his cousin, King Felipe VI {Source}
  15. After finishing at UWC, he went on to serve as a Lieutenant in the British Army{Source}.
  16.  He completed his officer training at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst and was awarded the position of Commandant' Stick Orderly{Source}.
  17.  He was then awarded a Short Service Commission in the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, where he served for three years{Source}.
  18. Between 1995 and 1997, Crown Prince Pavlos was employed by the Charles R. Weber Company Inc. in the operation and marketing departments{Source}. 
  19. In February 1997, he co-founded Griphon Asset Management, an alternative investment fund-of-funds{Source}. 
  20. In November 1998, he co-founded Ivory Capital Group LLC, an investment firm dedicated to managing private investment partnerships, which include a fundamental value based hedge fund and a fund-of-funds{Source}.
  21. In 2002 he co-founded Ortelius Capital Partners LLC, an alternative asset management group specializing in hedge funds, while in 2003 he co-founded Brigantine, a value based equity fund{Source}.
  22. Crown Prince Pavlos married Marie-Chantal Miller, (HRH Crown Princess Marie-Chantal), in London, in 1995{Source}.
  23. They have 5 children, all of who bear the style HRH Prince/ss of Greece & Denmark {Source}.: 
    1. Princess Maria-Olympia (1996)
    2. Prince Constantine-Alexios (1998)
    3. Prince Achileas-Andreas (1999)
    4. Prince Odysseas-Kimon (2004)
    5. Prince Aristidis-Stavros (2008)
  24. Crown Prince Pavlos and his family currently reside in London{Source}.
  25. The Crown Prince of Greece is active on the internet, maintaining his own site and twitter account.
  26. You can follow HRH Crown Prince Pavlos' blog, AGORA, hosted on the online magazine Periscope Post, and on twitter (@pavlosgr1){Source}.
  27. He is the maternal nephew of:
    1. Queen Margrethe II of Denmark
    2. Princess Benedikte of Denmark, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
  28. He is the maternal nephew through marriage to:
    1. Prince Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark
    2. Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittenstein-Berleburg
  29. His maternal cousins are:
    1. Crown Prince Fredrik of Denmark
    2. Prince Joachim of Denmark
    3. Gustav, 7th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (1969)
    4. Alexandra, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Countess von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth(1970)
    5. Nathalie, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (1975)
  30. His maternal cousins-in-law are:
    1. Crown Princess Mary (1972, m. 2004)
    2. Alexandra, Countess of Fredriksburg (m. 1995-2005)
    3. Princess Marie (m. 2008)
    4. Miss Carina Axelsson (partners since 2008)
    5. Alexander Johannasman (m. 2010)
    6. Count Jefferson von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth (m. 1999)
  31. His maternal 1st cousins 1x removed are:
    1. Prince Nikolai (1999)
    2. Count Friedrich Richard Oscar Jefferson von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth (1999)
    3. Prince Felix (2002)
    4. Countess Ingrid Alexandra Irma Astrid Benedikte von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth (2003)
    5. Prince Christian (2005)
    6. Princess Isabella(2007)
    7. Prince Henrik (2009)
    8. Master Konstantin Gustav Heinrich Richard Johannsmann (2010)
    9. Prince Vincent (2011)
    10. Princess Josephine (2011)
    11. Princess Athena (2012)
    12. Miss Louisa Johannsmann (2015)
  32. His paternal aunts are:
    1. Queen Sofia of Spain 
    2. Princess Irene of Greece & Denmark
  33. He is the paternal nephew of:
    1. King Juan Carlos I of Spain
  34. From his father's side, his cousins are:
    1. The Infanta Elena of Spain, The Duchess of Lugo (1963)
    2. The Infanta Cristina of Spain (1965)
    3. King Felipe VI of Spain (1968)
  35. From his father's side, his cousins-in-law are:
    1. Queen Letizia of Spain (m. 2004, 1972)
    2. Don Iñaki Urdangarín (1968, m. 1997)
    3. Jaime de Marichalar y Saenz de Tejada (m. 1995-2010, div)
  36. From his father's side, he is a 1st cousin 1x removed from:
    1. Don Juan Valentín de Todos los Santos Urdangarín y de Borbón (1999)
    2. Don Pablo Nicolás Sebastián de Todos los Santos Urdangarín y de Borbón (2000)
    3. Don Miguel de Todos los Santos Urdangarín y de Borbón (2002)
    4. Doña Irene de Todos los Santos Urdangarín y de Borbón (2005)
    5. Leonor, Princess of Austrias (2005)
    6. The Infanta Sofia of Spain (2007)
  37. Through both his parents he is related to Queen Victoria and King Christian IX of Denmark.
  38. Through his father, he is a greatx3 grandson of King Christian of IX.
  39. Through his father, he is related to Queen Victoria 2x: 
    1. First through his grandfather he is her 3x great grandson
    2. Second, through his grandmother, he is her 4x great grandson.
  40. Through his mother, he is King Christian IX's greatx3 grandson.
  41. Through his mother, he is Queen Victoria's greatx4 grandson.
  42. Crown Prince Pavlos's maternal grandparents were:
    1.  Princess Ingrid of Sweden (later Queen Ingrid of Denmark)
    2. King Frederick IX of Denmark.
  43. His paternal grandparents were: 
    1. King Paul of The Hellenes
    2. Princess Frederica of Hanover
  44. He has Danish, Greek, German, Swedish, Russian, Dutch and British ancestry.
  45. He is named for his maternal grandfather, with Greek spelling.
  46. One of his godparents is{Source}:
    1. The Prince Charles of Wales
  47. He is a godfather to:
    1. Prince Christian of Denmark (2005)
    2. Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway (2005)
  48. Apparently, all of his sons have played cricket during their preparatory school years at Wetherby Prep School, but Crown Prince Pavlos still doesn't understand the game {Source}
  49. He is related to the following monarchs:
    1. Queen Elizabeth II: Third cousins 1x removed through Queen Victoria's daughter Victoria, Princess Royal. They are also related through Christian IX- they are 2nd cousins 1x removed through him.
    2. Queen Margrethe II: maternal aunt
    3. King Felipe VI: paternal cousin
  50. He is related to the following consorts:
    1. Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh: 2nd cousins through Christian IX and 3rd cousins 1x removed through Queen Victoria. He recently referred to him as "Uncle Philip" on Instagram

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    Royal Profile: Prince Benedikt of Liechtenstein

    Prince Benedikt of Liechtenstein was born 18 May 2008, the 2nd son of Prince Constantin and Princess Marie. 

    He was born in Vienna, Austria. He has an older sister and brother:
    1.  Prince Mortz (2003)
    2. Princess Georgina (2005)

    He is presently 9th in line for the throne of Liechtenstein after his two uncles, four cousins, father and brother.
    It is likely that the 8-year-old speaks German, the official language of Liechtenstein.


    Other than this, not much is known about him.

    Royal Profile: Prince Alfons of Liechtenstein

    Prince Alfons of Liechtenstein was born 18 May 2001 in London as the only child of Prince Maximilian & Princess Angela {Source}. He is a grandson of Prince Hans-Adam II & Princess Marie, thus is presently 6th in line for the throne of Liechtenstein {Source}.

    On his 7th birthday, his cousin Prince Benedikte was born {Source}. One of his godparents is his paternal uncle, Prince Constantin of Liechtenstein{Source}.

    Due to the privacy of the Princely Family, not too much is known about them. It is likely that he speaks German, the official language of Liechtenstein.

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    Royal Profile: Archduchess Anna Astrid of Austria-Este

    Archdchess Anna Astrid of Austria-Este was born 17 May 2016 as the first child of Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este & Archduchess Elisabetta "Lili" of Austria-Este, weighing 33.kg (7 pounds, 4.4 oz) and being 52 cm (20.47 inches) {Source}{Source}.

    At barely a year old, Archduchess Anna Astrid spent the first few months of her life in Belgium, but her parents and her have relocated to Switzerland, where her father works for a bank that is owned by her paternal grandfather {Source}.

    She was named for her grandmothers:

    • Anna: For her maternal grandmother, Countess Anna Maria "Lilia" de Smecchia
    • Astrid: For her paternal grandmother, who in turn was named for her grandmother (Anna Astrid's greatx2 grandmother), Princess Astrid of Belgium, The Archduchess of Austria-Este


    At the time of her parents' wedding, no royal decree was issued granting her mother the title Her Royal Highness Princess of Belgium. It was originally speculated that no issue of royal decree was due to government issues, then that Prince Amedeo had not seek authorization for his marriage. Neither speculation was confirmed or denied by the Royal Court or Belgian Government for many months. More than a year after the wedding he applied for retroactive approval of their marriage with his uncle and it was approved retroactively. Due to a new royal decree issued by his uncle that entitles only those of the heir and present monarch the title Prince/ss of Belgium, their future children will not hold the title Prince/ss of Belgium.However, due to Prince Amedeo also being a paternal heir to the titles Archduke of Austria-Este, Prince Royal of Hungary & Bohemia, their children and his wife will hold those titles.

    She is currently 7th in succesion for the Belgian throne after her father. Due to succession rules, she cannot be displaced by any younger brothers.

    Royal Profile: Queen Maxima of The Netherlands

    Queen Máxima of the Netherlands was born as  17 May 1971 as the eldest daughter of Jorge Horacio Zorreguieta Stefanini and his second wife María del Carmen Cerruti Carricart (b. 1944){Source}. She is the eldest of the children of Jorge and Maria. However, she is not her father's eldest child.She has three half-sisters by her father's first wife Marta López Gil, as well as three younger siblings, and their families{Source}:
    1. María Zorreguieta López (1956)
      1. Adrián Vilov 
    2. Ángeles Zorreguieta López (1958)
      1. Fernando Galante
        1. Sebastián Galante Zorreguieta 
        2. Facundo Galante Zorreguieta
      2. Adrián Vojnov 
        1. Ana Vojnov Zorreguieta
    3. Dolores Zorreguieta López (1965)
      1. Harmond Grad Lewis
    4. Martín Zorreguieta Cerruti (1972)
      1. Mariana Andrés
    5. Juan Zorreguieta Cerruti (1982)
      1. Andrea Wolf (m. 2014)
    6. Inés Zorreguieta Cerruti (1984) 

    She was educated in Argentina. She attended Northlands School {Source}. She also attended Universidad Católica Argentina{Source}. She graduated with a degree in Economics in 1995{Source}. She worked as an investment banker after graduating{Source}. She worked for large international Finance companies in Argentina, New York and Europe{Source}.She has worked in Argentina, The United States and Belgium {Source}.

    She met the heir to the Dutch throne when they were both attending the Seville Spring Fair: "Feria de abril de Sevilla" in 1999{Source}.At the time, she was unaware that he was a prince, as he had introduced himself as simply, Alexander{Source}. Apparently, when Alexander confessed that he was a prince, she thought he was joking{Source}!After their initial meeting, they agreed to meet again in New York City, where she was working at the time{Source}. Their relationship and eventual marriage plans were not met without controversy due to her father's involvement with the Argentine government. Thus, when she and her prince married in Amsterdam on 2 February 2002, her parents were not among the guests.However, her parents did attend the christening of their granddaughters. They were not allowed at the wedding due to it being an official state occasion, while the christenings were considered private.She initially didn't tell her family much about her new boyfriend-a little here and there, until there was noting to say but "He's a Prince of The Netherlands" {Source}.
    On her 30th birthday (2001, shortly before the wedding), she was granted dual Argentine and Dutch Citizenship by royal decree.By Royal Decree on 25 January 2002, upon the solemnization of marriage Máxima Zorreguieta was taken up into the Dutch nobility and the title Princess of the Netherlands and Princess of Orange-Nassau, and the predicate Royal Highness, were formally granted to her{Source}.
    By Royal Decree nr. 42 of 25 January 2002, the Princess was granted her own personal coat of arms and a personal standard{Source}.

    On 13 May 2011 the Dutch parliament confirmed that when the Prince of Orange ascends the throne, Princess Máxima will take the style and title of Her Majesty The Queen of the Netherlands{Source}. Rather than converting to the Reformed Dutch Church upon marriage, she remained Roman Catholic, agreeing that any of their children would be raised within the religion of the Dutch Royal Family. Together, they have three daughters who are:
    She is a godmother to:
    • Countess Sophie Philippa Máxima Walburga Marie of Waldburg-Zeil (2000)
    • Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway (2005) {Source}
    • Countess Leonore van Orange-Nassau, Jonkvrouwe van Amsberg (her niece, 2006) 
    Queen Maxima is active in rights for women and migrants to The Netherlands{Source}. Her native touge is Spanish.Once she became engaged to the future King of The Netherlands, she quickly set out to learn the language-Dutch.She speaks fluent English, Dutch and Spanish.
    She is often acting as a representative of The Netherlands at conference around the world{Source}.
    Her astrological sign is Taurus.
    She is good friends with Princess Charlene of Monaco {Source}.She is also close with Queen Mathilde {Source}.She enjoys dancing and singing {Source}.She supports gay rights {Source}.

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    Royal Profile: Jonkvrouw Leticia de Massy de Brouwer

    Jonkvrouw Leticia de Massy de Brouwer  was born 16 May 1971 as the daughter of Christian de Massy with his first marriage to María Marta Quintana y del Carril {Source}. She has two brothers, one adopted and the other is a half brother{Source}:
    • Brice Souleyman Gelabale-de Massy (adopted stepbrother, 1987, her father adopted him in 1997)
    • Antoine de Massy (1997) 
    She married Jonkheer Thomas de Brouwer on 3 September 2006 {Source}. Together, they have fraternal twins{Source}:
    • Jonkvrouw Rose de Brouwer (2008) 
    • Jonkheer Sylvestre de Brouwer (2008) 
    She has two stepdaughters from her husband's marriage to Baronne Ludwine de Fierlant Dormer {Source}:
    • Jonkvrouw Liliah de Brouwer (2001)
    • Jonkvrouw Hermine de Brouwer (2003)

    She, her father, brothers and children do not have claims to the throne anymore since the death of Prince Rainier. In the unlikely scenario that Prince Rainer's descendants die out, the National Council could elect her or one of her children as a direct Grimaldi descendant to the throne.  If they were in succession, she would be no higher than 13th in succession following her younger brother, Antoine. 

    Like the rest of her family, she makes rare appearances on behalf of the Princely family. Even rarer than her parents. I don’t think we’ve ever actually seen her, but we may have. She could've attended her grandmother's funeral in April 2011 (possibly her in front of Andrea Casiraghi?)  She may have also been spotted at the Monaco National Day 2011 (on the balcony with Donatella?). She and her husband were an invited guest to the wedding celebrations of Prince Albert & Princess Charlene in 2011 {Source}, so she may have been among the family there. A more recent sighting of her could be the attendance of the Princely Twins baptism in May 2015 {Photos}. (all this is IF she is the one I think she is, which I'm 95% sure I am right). She organized "Sail for a Cause" charity day with LeSpot.net at the Yacht Club of Monaco in June 2015 {Photos} (the event was also attended by Pierre and Beatrice Casiraghi. And confirmed...she is who I think she is! :))

    She is part of the board of directors of Les Farfadets{Source}
    She and her family previously resided in Belgium, but have since moved to Monaco.She likely speaks French, and Spanish fluently, and possibly some Dutch and German (from living in Belgium for many years).

    It's possible, like the rest of her family, she has a "thing" for tennis.

    Until her marriage, she did not hold any sort of title, courtesy or otherwise. Her official title is from Belgium, where her husband is a Jonkheer de Brouwer. She is the daughter-in-law of Jean-Marie de Brouwer & Veronika Dengg {Source}. Through her husband, she is the sister-in-law and aunt to{Source}:
    1. Alexandra de Brouwer (1969)
      1. Xavier vanCampenhout (m. 1993)
    2. Stéphanie B. V. de Brouwer (1971)
      1. Nicholas Augustus Balfour (m. 2000)
        1. India Lily Balfour (2002)
        2. Gloria Elizabeth Balfour (2005)
        3. Olympia Rose Balfour (2007)
        4. Georgia Veronika Stefania Balfour (2010)

    Royal Profile: Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein

    Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein was born on 16 May 1969, the second son of Prince Hans-Adam II and Princess Marie of Liechtenstein{Source}. He has the following siblings, siblings-in-law, and neices and nephews:

    1. Hereditary Prince Alois (1968)
      1. Princess Sophie in Bravia (m. 1993)
        1. Prince Joesph Wenzel of Liechtenstein (1995)
        2. Princess Marie-Caroline of Liechtenstein (1996)
        3. Prince Georg Antonius of Liechtenstein (1999)
        4. Prince Nikolaus Sebastian of Liechtenstein (2000)
    2. Prince Constantin (1972)
      1. Princess Maria (m. 1999)
        1. Prince Moritz (2003)
        2. Princess Georgina (2005)
        3. Prince Benedikt (2008)
    3. Princess Tatjana of Liechtenstein (1973)
      1. Baron Matthias Claus-Just Carl Philipp von Lattorff (m. 1999)
        1. Lukas von Lattorff (2000)
        2. Elisabeth von Lattorff (2002)
        3. Marie von Lattorff (2004)
        4. Camilla von Lattorff (2005)
        5. Anna von Lattorff (2007)
        6. Sophie von Lattorff (2009)
        7. Maximilian von Lattorff (2011)

    He attended Gymnasium Grammar School in Vaduz, Liechtensten. He attended the European Business School, where he graduated in 1993{Source}. Afterward, he attended Harvard Business School, where he completed an MBA in 1998{Source}.

    He has a background mostly working for financial companies, including Chase Capital Partners and Industrie Kapital{Source}. In 2003, he serves as a manager for the German office of JP Morgan Partners. As of 2006, he is CEO of the Liechtenstein Global Trust{Source}

    He was married in January 2000 to Angela Brown. Together, they have one son:

    Monday, May 15, 2017

    Royal Profile: Ana María Morales y de Grecia

    Ana María Morales y de Grecia was born 15 May 2003 in Barcelona, Spain, the second of four children of Princess Alexia of Greece & Denmark{Source}. She is a granddaughter of King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie of Greece. Her godparents consisted of {Source}:

    1. Crown Prince Pavlos (maternal uncle)
    2. Alejandro Morales (paternal uncle)

    The 14 year old resides in Puerto Calero, Lanzarote, Canary Islands with her parents, older sister, and younger siblings in a house designed by her father {Source}. It's likely she attends school there somewhere.

    It's also likely that she speaks at least some Greek, Spanish and English.

    Through her mother, she is related to most European monarchies:
    • Denmark: Queen Margarethe II is her great-aunt through her grandmother
    • Spain: her great-aunt is the former Queen of Spain, through her grandfather
    • United Kingdom: The Duke of Edinburgh is her 1st cousin 2x removed
    • United Kingdom: Queen Elizabeth II is her 3rd cousin 2x removed through her grandfather

    Royal Profile: Zara Phillips-Tindall

    Zara Anne Elizabeth Phillips-Tindall was born 15 May 1981, the daughter of Princess Anne, The Princess Royal and Capt. Mark Phillips {Source}. She has an older brother, Peter Phillips (1977) {Source}, and two half-sisters, Felicity Tonkin (1985, to her father by his brief affair with Heather Tonkin), and Stephanie Phillips(1997 from her father's second marriage to Sandy Pflueger) {Source}. Among her godparents were {Source}:

    1. Colonel Andrew Parker-Bowles
    2. Mrs Jackie Stewart, wife of the racing driver
    During her schooldays, latterly at Gordonstoun, she excelled at many sporting activities {Source}. She represented her schools in hockey, athletics and gymnastics. She later qualified as a physiotherapist specializing in Equine Physiotherapy, from the University of Exeter{Source}.

    Like both her parents, she is an accomplished equestrian {Source}. She collected individual and team gold medals at the 2005 European Eventing Championship in Blenheim and individual gold and team silver medals at the 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany, making her the reigning Eventing World Champion until 2010 {Source}. She was set to participate in the 2004 Athens Olympics and 2008 Beijing Olympics, but had to pull out at the last minute due to injury of her horse during training both times {Source}.

    As a non-titled member of the British Royal Family, she supports many causes, many of which are related to children, spinal injuries or equestrianism. In 2003, she and her mother took part in the first UK double ship-naming ceremony in Southampton. Princess Anne named the P&O Cruises liner Oceana, and Phillips named its sister ship Adonia {Source}. In 2005, she auctioned one of her evening gowns (worn at the London premiere of the film Seabiscuit) to raise money for tsunami relief. She also undertook a visit to New Zealand in her role as patron of The Catwalk Trust. From 1998 to 2005 she served as the president of Club 16-24, a group which encourages young people to take an interest in racing. She is linked to INSPIRE, the Salisbury based medical research charity which helps to improve the quality of life of people with spinal cord injuries, and Sargent Cancer Care for Children, the UK's leading children's cancer charity.

    She appears at events for The Caudwell Charitable Trust, which is targeted at children with special needs, disabilities and serious illnesses. She has continued her family's long patronage of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and has visited on many occasions. In 2006, she took part in a special charity day for Cantor Index, whose staff were killed in the 11 September 2001 attacks. In 2007, she became patron of the Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund. To help with Sport Relief 2008, she posed for her first official royal portrait by artist Jack Vettriano. In 2009, she attended a celebrity poker tournament in Monaco in aid of Darfur, Sudan. In September 2010, she attended the 2012 London Olympic Ball alongside cousin Prince Harry of Wales. In October of the same year she attended another celebrity poker tournament, this time in London, in aid of Cancer Research UK, of which she is Royal Patron. Zara was appointed as a Member of Order of the British Empire by her grandmother in the annual New Year's Honours list in 2007 for her role in equestiansim.

    In 2009, she became a business woman and fashion designer when she began to design her own range of equestrian clothing for Musto Outdoor Clothing. The range is named ZP176 after the team number Zara was given when she first represented her country. The range was officially launched in July 2010.

    She is named Zara at the suggestion of her uncle, Prince Charles-it's Greek meaning "radiance", her second and middle names come from her mother and grandmother. At her birth, she was 6th in line for the throne, but after the births of her cousins Prince William, Prince Harry, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor, James Viscount Severn, and her nieces Savanah and Isla, she is presently 14th in line of Succession. With the birth of "Baby Cambridge" in July, she'll be placed 15th in line for the throne.

    She met her now husband, Mike Tindall, through her cousin, Prince Harry at England's Rugby World Cup-winning campaign in Australia in 2003. They lived together near Princess Anne's Scotland estate for several years. Buckingham Palace announced their engagement on 21 December 2010. They were married on 30 July 2011. In January 2014, she gave birth to her first child, Miss Mia Grace Tindall, who is in line for the throne.

    Royal Profile: Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein, Princess of Luxembourg

    Princess Margaretha Antonia Marie Félicité of Liechtenstein, Princess of Luxembourg was born 15 May 1957, the second daughter of Grand Duke Jean and Grand Duchess Josephine-Charlotte of Luxembourg.
    She has several siblings, siblings-in-law and nieces & nephews, and great nieces and great nephews{Source}:

    1. Princess Marie-Astrid, Archduchess of Austria (1954)
      1. Archduke Carl Christian of Austria (1954, m. 1982)
        1. Archduchess Marie-Christine of Austria, Countess of Limburg-Stirum (1983)
          1. Count Rodolphe of Limburg-Stirum (1979, m.2008)
            1. Count Léopold de Limburg-Stirum (2011)
            2. Count Constantin de Limburg-Stirum (2013)
            3. Count Gabriel de Limburg-Stirum (2016)
        2. Archduke Imre of Austria (1985)
          1. Archduchess Kathleen of Austria (1986,m. 2012)
            1. Archduchess Maria-Stella of Austria (2013)
            2. Archduchess Magdalena of Austria (2016)
        3. Archduke Christoph of Austria (1988)
          1. Archduchess Adélaïde of Austria (1989, m. 2012)
            1. Archduchess Katarina of Austria (2014)
        4. Archduke Alexander of Austria (1990)
        5. Archduchess Gabriella of Austria (1994)
    2. Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg (1955)
      1. Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg (1956, m. 1981)
        1. Prince Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1981)
          1. Princess Stéphanie , Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (1984)
        2. Prince Félix of Luxembourg (1984)
          1. Princess Claire of Luxembourg (1985)
            1. Princess Amalia de Nassau (2014)
            2. Prince Liam de Nassau (2016)
        3. Prince Louis of Luxembourg (1986)
          1. Tessy Antony, Princess of Luxembourg (1985, m. 2007-2017)
            1. Prince Noah de Nassau (2006)
            2. Prince Gabriel de Nassau (2007)
        4. Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg (1991)
        5. Prince Sébastien of Luxembourg(1992)
    3. Prince Jean of Luxembourg (1957, twin)
      1. Hélène Suzanna Vestur (1958, m. 1987-d. before 2009)
        1. Princess Marie-Gabrielle de Nassau (1986)
          1. Antonius Benedikt Clemens Douglas Emanuel Willms (1988, m. 2017 on her father's and aunt's birthdays)
        2. Prince Constantin de Nassau (1988)
        3. Prince Wenceslas de Nassau (1990)
        4. Prince Carl-Johan de  Nassau (1992)
    4. Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg (1963)
      1. Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg (1968, m. 1994)
        1. Prince Paul Louis de Nassau (1998)
        2. Prince Léopold de Nassau (2000)
        3. Princess Charlotte de Nassau (2000)
        4. Prince Jean de Nassau (2004)
    The young princess had a global education-she studied in Luxembourg, Belgium, The United Kingdom, an the United States.

    She has no official role in Luxembourg (her brother Henri is the Grand Duke), Liechtenstein (her husband is the younger brother to the present Prince Hans-Adam II) or Belgium (her uncle is King Albert II). However, she does attended official weddings and other family events. She attended the weddings of Archduke Imre of Austria to Kathleen Walker {Photos}, Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg to Stephanie de Lannoy {Photos} and the wedding of Archduke Christophe to Adélaïde Drapé-Frisch {Photo} She also attended her father's 90th birthday party in 2009 {Photos} and the installation of the new pope in 2013 {Photo}.

    She is patron of Dyslexia International.

    She was married to Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein of 20 March 1982. Together, they have four children, three of which survived infancy{Source}:

    Royal Profile: Prince Jean of Luxembourg

    Prince Jean Félix Marie Guillaume of Luxembourg was born 15 May 1957, the second son of Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg and Princess Joséphine-Charlotte of Belgium. He has the following siblings, sibling-in-laws, and nieces and nephews:
    1. Princess Marie-Astrid, Archduchess of Austria (1954)
      1. Archduke Carl Christian of Austria (1954, m. 1982)
        1. Archduchess Marie-Christine of Austria, Countess of Limburg-Stirum (1983)
          1. Count Rodolphe of Limburg-Stirum (1979, m.2008)
            1. Count Léopold de Limburg-Stirum (2011)
            2. Count Constantin de Limburg-Stirum (2013)
            3. Count Gabriel de Limburg-Stirum (2016)
        2. Archduke Imre of Austria (1985)
          1. Archduchess Kathleen of Austria (1986,m. 2012)
            1. Archduchess Maria-Stella of Austria (2013)
            2. Archduchess Magdalena of Austria (2016)
        3. Archduke Christoph of Austria (1988)
          1. Archduchess Adélaïde of Austria (1989, m. 2012)
            1. Archduchess Katarina of Austria (2014)
        4. Archduke Alexander of Austria (1990)
        5. Archduchess Gabriella of Austria (1994)
    2. Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg (1955)
      1. Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg (1956, m. 1981)
        1. Prince Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1981)
          1. Princess Stéphanie , Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (1984)
        2. Prince Félix of Luxembourg (1984)
          1. Princess Claire of Luxembourg (1985)
            1. Princess Amalia de Nassau (2014)
            2. Prince Liam de Nassau (2016)
        3. Prince Louis of Luxembourg (1986)
          1. Tessy Antony, Princess of Luxembourg (1985, m. 2007-2017)
            1. Prince Noah de Nassau (2006)
            2. Prince Gabriel de Nassau (2007)
        4. Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg (1991)
        5. Prince Sébastien of Luxembourg(1992)
    3. Princess Margaretha of Luxembourg, Princess of Liechtenstein (1957, twin)
      1. Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein (1947, m. 1982)
        1. Prince Leopold of Liechtenstein (1984-1984)
        2. Princess Maria-Anunciata of Liechtenstein (1985)
        3. Princess Marie-Astrid of Liechtenstein (1987)
        4. Prince Joesf-Emmanuel of Liechtenstein (1989)
    4. Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg (1963)
      1. Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg (1968, m. 1994)
        1. Prince Paul Louis de Nassau (1998)
        2. Prince Léopold de Nassau (2000)
        3. Princess Charlotte de Nassau (2000)
        4. Prince Jean de Nassau (2004)
    His godparents are:
    The young prince was primarily educated in Luxembourg, Switzerland and France. Upon graduation, he attended The Bell School of Languages in Cambridge, England. He attended a university in Geneva.

    In 1977, he began military officer training at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. He was made captain of the Luxembourg Army in 1979.

    After completing his university studies, he moved to New York to work as a financial analysist for the
    Finance, Planning & Analysis Division of W.R. Grace. Today, the Prince works in the water industry, as an advisor to the GDF-Suez Group, Executive VP of the Suez Foundation and is a member of the Executive Board of Degrémont.

    In 1985, he returned to Europe, settling in France, where he attended INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France, where he obtained an MBA in 1986.

    On 26 September 1986, Prince Jean renounced his right of succession to the Luxembourg throne. He was married on 27 May 1987 to Hélène Suzanna Vestur. His wife and children were granted the titles Count/ess of Nassu. On 27 November 2004, Grand Duke Henri granted Prince Jean, his wife and their children the titles Prince/ss of Nassau, and HRH status, without succession rights. Their children are:


    1. Princess Marie-Gabrielle de Nassau (1986)
    2. Prince Constantin de Nassau (1988)
    3. Prince Wenceslas de Nassau (1990)
    4. Prince Carl-Johan deNassau (1992)
    The Prince and Hélène would later divorce, and he would marry Diane De Guerre in 2009 {Source}

    Royal Profile: Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza

    Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza was born 15 May 1945 the son of Dom Duarte Duno, Duke of Braganza and Princess Fracisca of Orléans-Braganza. He has two brothers:

    1. Infante Miguel, Duke of Viseu (1946)
    2. Infante Henrique, Duke of Coimbra (1949-2017)

    His godparents were{Source}:

    1. Pope Pius XII
    2. Queen Amélie d'Orléans 
    From 1957 to 1959, Dom Duarte was enrolled in the Colégio Nun'Álvres in Santo Tirso, Portugal. In 1960, he attended Colégio Militar. He also attended Instituto Superior de Agronomia, and later attended the University of Geneva In the late 1960s and early 1970s, he fufilled his military service seriving as a helicopter pilot in the Portuguese Air Force. Dom Duarte was a major campaigner for the independence of Timor-Leste, a former Portuguese colony which was forcibly annexed by Indonesia in 1975.

    Duarte Pio often travels and visits various places, in an official charge, for matters concerning cultural affairs, both in Portugal and overseas. From 24 until 25 May 2009, the Duke visited Terceira Island, in the Azores Autonomous Region, as a guest of honour of the Santa Casa da Misericórdia, for the presentation of Mendo Castro Henriques's book, Dom Duarte e a Democracia-Uma Biografia Portuguesa.

    On 13 May 1995, he married Isabel Inês de Castro Curvelo de Herédia. Together, they have three children:

    1. Infante Afonso de Santa Maria de Bragança of Portugal, Prince of Beira, Duke of Barcelos (1996)
    2. Infanta Maria Francisca of Portugal (1997)
    3. Infante Dinis de Santa Maria de Bragança of Portugal, Duke of Porto (b. 1999

    Sunday, May 14, 2017

    The Royal Recap of the Royals You Love: May 8-14, 2017

    Belgium

    -King Philippe & Queen Mathilde attended the 80th birthday celebrations for The King and Queen of Norway on Tuesday and Wednesday {Photos}{Source}

    -Queen Mathilde attended the first session of the 2017 Queen Elisabeth Cello Competition on Monday {Photos}

    Denmark

    -Queen Margrethe II, Crown Prince Fredrik & Crown Princess Mary attended the 80th birthday celebrations for The King and Queen of Norway on Tuesday and Wednesday {Photos}{Source}

    -Crown Prince Fredrik & Crown Princess Mary celebrated their 13th wedding anniversary on Sunday.

    -Prince Joachim & Princess Marie attended  the 80th birthday celebrations for The King and Queen of Norway on Tuesday  {Photos}{Source}

    -Princess Benedikte & Gustav, 7th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg attended the funeral of Freiherr Niclas Silfverschiöld on Friday {Source}
    Freiherr Niclas Silfverschiöld was the husband of Princess Desirée of Sweden.

    -Princess Elisabeth celebrated her 82nd birthday on Monday.

    French

    -Princess Isabelle Roxanne d'Orléans celebrated her 12th birthday on Friday.

    Great Britain

    -Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh visited Pangbourne College and attended a Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate their 100th anniversary  on Tuesday {Source}

    -Queen Elizabeth II held an audience with Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of Saint Mark on Monday {Photos}

    -The Prince Charles of Wales & Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall underwent a two-day official visit to Northern Ireland on Tuesday and Wednesday {Photos}{Photos}.

    -Queen Elizabeth II, The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex, Sophie, The Countess of Wessex, James Moutbatten-Windsor, Viscount Severn, The Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor, Peter Mark Andrew Philips, Autumn Patricia Kelly Philips, Savannah Anne Kathleen Philips & Isla Elizabeth Philips attended the Royal Windsor Horse Show on Saturday {Source}

    -The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex attended the Royal Windsor Horse Show on Sunday  took  part in The Champagne Laurent-Perrier Meet of the British Driving Society on Sunday {Photos}
    The Lady Louise has taken over from her grandfather Prince Philip,The Duke of Edinburgh to lead the procession, driving a recently restored carriage used by Queen Elizabeth II in 1943 and being drawn by one of The Queen's Fell Ponies.

    -The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal attended the annual general meeting of the Women's Royal Naval Service (WRNS) Benevolent Trust on Monday {Photos}

    -Sophie, The Countess of Wessex & Lady Elizabeth Shakerly attended an 80th birthday celebrations for The King and Queen of Norway on Tuesday and Wednesday {Photos}{Photos}{Source}
    Lady Elizabeth is the daughter of  Lt.-Col. Thomas William Arnold Anson, Viscount Anson and Anne Ferelith Fenella Bowes-Lyon.

    -Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge & Prince Harry of Wales hosted a party in honour of the children of those who have died serving in the Armed Forces on Saturday {Source}

    -Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge visited the  Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art (MUDAM), Dräi Eechelen Museum to tour the 1867 Commemoration Exhibition,and attended the  official commemoration of the 1867 Treaty of London during an official visit to Luxembourg on Thursday {Source}{Photos}

    -The Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor took  part in The Champagne Laurent-Perrier Meet of the British Driving Society on Sunday {Photos}
    The Lady Louise has taken over from her grandfather Prince Philip,The Duke of Edinburgh to lead the procession, driving a recently restored carriage used by Queen Elizabeth II in 1943 and being drawn by one of The Queen's Fell Ponies.

    -The Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones celebrated her 15th birthday on Sunday.

    -The Lady Alexandra Carniegie Etherington & Mr Mark Flemming Etherington  celebrated their 16th wedding anniversary on the Thursday.

    Greece

    -King Constantine II , Queen Anne-Marie, Crown Prince Pavlos, Crown Princess Marie-Chantall, PRince Nikolaos & Princess Tatiana attended an 80th birthday celebrations for The King and Queen of Norway on Tuesday and Wednesday {Photos}{Photos}{Source}

    -Princess Irene celebrated her 75th birthday on Thursday.

    Jordan

    -Queen Rania attended a panel discussion at Google Zeitgeist on Monday {Photos}

    -Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan celebrated her 46th birthday on Sunday.

    Liechtenstein

    -Princess Margaretha attended the funeral of Freiherr Niclas Silfverschiöld on Friday {Source}

    -Princess Maria-Anunciata celebrated her 32nd birthday on Friday.

    -Lukas von Lattorff celebrated his 17th birthday on Saturday.

    Luxembourg

    -Grand Duke Henri,Grand Duchess Maria Teresa & Prince Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke attended an 80th birthday celebrations for The King and Queen of Norway on Tuesday{Photos}{Source}

    -Prince Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke & Princess Stephanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess  visited the  Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art (MUDAM), Dräi Eechelen Museum to tour the 1867 Commemoration Exhibition,and attended the  official commemoration of the 1867 Treaty of London  on Thursday {Source}{Photos}

    Monaco

    -Prince Albert II attended the 80th birthday celebrations for The King and Queen of Norway on Tuesday and Wednesday {Photos}{Source}

    -Donatella Knecht de Massy celebrated her 45th birthday on Wednesday.

    Morocco

    -Princess Lalla Salma celebrated her 39th birthday on Wednesday.

    -Crown Prince Moulay al-Hassan celebrated his 14th birthday on Monday.

    The Netherlands

    -King Williem-Alexander I, Queen Maxima,Princess Beatrix,Princess Mabel van Oranje-Nassau & Prince Constantijn attended the 80th birthday celebrations for The King and Queen of Norway on Tuesday{Photos}{Source}

    -King Williem-Alexander I, Queen Maxima,Princess Beatrix & Princess Mabel van Oranje-Nassau attended the 80th birthday celebrations for The King and Queen of Norway on Wednesday {Photos}{Source}

    -Isabella Lily Juliana van Vollenhoven celebrated her 15th birthday on Sunday.

    -Princess Luisa Irene of Bourbon-Parma celebrated her 5th birthday on Tuesday.

    -Princess Gloria Irene of Bourbon-Parma celebrated her 1st birthday on Tuesday.

    Norway

    -King Harald V,Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, Prince Sevrre Magnus, Princess Martha Louise, Maud Angelica Behn, Leah Isadora Behn, Emma Tallulah Behn & Princess Astrid, Mrs. Ferner attended an 80th birthday celebrations for The King and Queen of Norway on Tuesday and Wednesday {Photos}{Photos}{Source}

    -King Harald V attended a presentation of the War Cross on Monday {Source}

    -Princess Märtha Louise attended the funeral of Freiherr Niclas Silfverschiöld on Friday {Source}
    Freiherr Niclas Silfverschiöld was the husband of Princess Desirée of Sweden.

    Portugal

    -Prince Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza & Isabel Inês de Herédia, Duchess of Braganza
     celebrated their 22nd wedding anniversary on Saturday.

    -Prince Pedro of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Calabria, Sofia Landaluce y Melgarejo & Prince Jaime de Borbón-dos Sicilias y Landaluce, Duke of Noto  attended the funeral of Infanta Alicia, the Dowager Duchess of Calabria on Friday {Source}


    Romania

    -Crown Princess Margareta, Prince Randu & Princess Maria attended the Romanian National Day celebrations on Saturday {Source}

    -Crown Princess Margareta held an audience with the Deputy Minister for Romanians Abroad on Monday {Source}. On Wednesday, the Custodian of the Royal Crown of Romania gave out a recent coin issued by the National Bank of Romania , on the occasion of the National May 10th celebration to members of the Royal Household {Source} . On Thursday, the eldest daughter of the former king of Romania attended  the opening ceremony of the International Music Festival EUROPAfest {Source}

    -Prince Radu held an audience with television creator Dana Deac about the future edition of the story The Story of the Peles Castle  on Monday {Source}. On Tuesday, the prince of Romania held an audience with Dr. Anneli Ute Gabanyi who is a member of the Royal Council{Source}. From Thursday to Sunday, the prince consort participated in an official visit to Poland {Source}

    -Princess Maria attend the 25th annual UNITER Gala on Monday {Source}

    Spain
    -King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia, Infanta Elena, The Duchess of Lugo, Princess Teresa María of Bourbon-Two Sicilies , Íñigo Moreno y Artega attended the funeral of Infanta Alicia, the Dowager Duchess of Calabria on Friday {Source}

    -King Juan Carlos, Infanta Elena, The Duchess of Lugo & Doña Victoria Federica de Marichalar y de Borbón attended a  Las Ventas bull fight on Sunday {Photos}

    -King Juan Carlos I & Queen Sofia attended an 80th birthday celebrations for The King and Queen of Norway on Wednesday {Photos}{Source} On Sunday, they celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary.


    Sweden

    -King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Siliva, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia, Princess Désirée Baroness Silfverschiöld, Baron Carl Otto Silfverschiöld, Baroness Maria Silfverschiöld, Baroness Kristina-Louise Silfverschiöld & Baron Hans de Geer af Finspång attended the funeral of Freiherr Niclas Silfverschiöld on Friday {Source}

    Freiherr Niclas Silfverschiöld was the husband of Princess Desirée of Sweden.

    -King Carl XVI Gustav, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip & Princess Sofia attended the 80th birthday celebrations for The King and Queen of Norway on Tuesday and Wednesday {Photos}{Source}

    -Prince Carl Philip celebrated his 38th birthday on Saturday.