Thursday, September 21, 2017

Royal Profile: 10 Facts about Prince Noah de Nassau

  1. Prince Noah Etienne Guillaume Gabriel Matthias Xavier de Nassau was born 21 September 2007{Source}
  2. He is the younger son of Prince Louis of Luxembourg and then Princess Tessy of Luxembourg{Source}. 
  3. He has an older brother{Source}:
    1. Prince Gabriel (2006)
  4. His godparents are:
    1. Prince Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg (his paternal uncle)
    2. Patty Antony (his maternal aunt)
  5. Prior to his parents marriage, his father renounced his title for himself and his descendants, so Prince Noah is not in line for the Luxembourg throne {Source}. 
  6. However, on Luxembourg's National Day on 23 June 2009, Grand Duke Henri issued a Grand-Ducal decree granting his mother the title of Princess of Luxembourg with the style Her Royal Highness{Source}.
  7.  The same proclamation gave the title Prince of Nassau and style Royal Highness to him and his elder brother and possible future children{Source}. .
  8. He resided in London with his parents and elder brother, where he likely began school in 2010{Source}. 
  9. He is not in line for the Luxembourg throne, therefore he only makes rare appearances on Luxembourg's behalf with his parents{Source}.
  10. His parents divorced in January 2017 {Source}.

Royal Profile: Julián Guillermo

Julián Jorge Guillermo was born 21 September as the son of Bernardo Guillermo and his wife Eva Prinz {Source}. He has one sister{Source}:

  1. Isabel Christina Guillermo (2009)
He is a grandchild of Princess Christina of The Netherlands. He shares a bithday with: 

  • Alexia Knecht de Massy (2001) (Monaco)
  • Prince Noah de Nassau (2007)

Royal Profile: Alexia Knecht de Massy

Alexia Knecht de Massy was born 21 September 2001, the second of four daughters of Donatella Knecht de Massy and K. Sébastien Knecht de Massy {Source}.

She has three sisters, one older and two younger{Source}:
She is a great-granddaughter of Princess Antoinette of Monaco, Baroness of Massy, but is not a member of the Princely Family.

She attended the private catholic school, L'Institut François d’Assise Nicolas Barré, along with her sisters and second cousins once removed (I think. Alexia's grandmother was a cousin of Camille and Alexandra's mothers) Princess Alexandra of Hanover and Camille Gottlieb until 2010 or 2011 when the family moved to South Africa. She should be in the Première year (equal to 11th grade in the US system) at Ecole Francaise du Cap Francois le Vaillant in South Africa.

As she is so young and not technically in line for the throne anymore with the death of her great uncle (Prince Rainier III) in 2005, her parents keep her and her sisters primarily out of the limelight. However, in the last few years, they have been seen out and about at family functions. Most recently, she has been spotted attending Princess Alexandra of Hanover's uncle's 2011 Wedding (behind Lynette Wittstock in beige){Source}, and attending the International Circus Festival of Monte Carlo {2008, being held by her father}. In 2015, she was spotted at Prince Albert II's 10 year celebrations with her parents and sisters (seen hereto Charlotte Casiraghi's right, wearing pink. Her sisters Christine and Andrea are on Charlotte's other side, and Alexia is standing next to her father).

Alexia, her father and sisters remain part of the "pool" of Grimaldi descendants to inherit the throne if the current line should fail. If she were actually in line for the throne, she would be no higher than 21st place.

Like most pre-teens and teens, she is active on social media, particularly on Facebook and Instagram (do not ask me for the links.).

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Royal Profile: Baroness Hélène Silfverschiöld, Baroness Silfverschiöld

Baroness Hélène Ingeborg Sibylla Silfverschiöld, Baroness Silfverschiöld was born on 20 September 1968 as the daughter of Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld and  Baron Nils-August Otto Carl Niclas Silfverschiöld{Source}. She has the following siblings, siblings-in-law, and nieces and nephews {Source}:

  1. Baron Carl Otto Edmund Silfverschiöld (1965)
    1. Maria Fredriksson (1965, m. 2005)
      1. Anna Margareta Sybilla Desiree Silfverschiöld (2006)
  2. Baroness Kristina-Louisa Ewa Madeleine Silfverschiöld (1966)
    1. Baron Hans de Geer af Finspång (1963, m. 1999)
      1. Estelle Louise Désirée Gerard, Friherinna de Greer af Finspäng (2000)
      2. Ian Carl Gerard, Friherre de Greer af Finspäng (2002)
      3. Fred Louis Gerard, Friherre de Greer af Finspäng (2004)
Baroness Hélène is likely named for:

Hélène: greek, for "shining light"
Ingeborg: is a Scandinavian feminine given name, derived from Old Norse Ingiborg, Ingibjǫrg, combining the theonym Ing with the element borg "stronghold, protection".
Sibylla: her maternal grandmother, Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Not much is known about her. She occasionally attends family events like funerals and weddings. She is currently distantly in succession for the British throne as a descendant of Queen Victoria.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Royal Profile: The Hon. Benjamin Lascelles

The Hon. Benjamin George Lascelles was born 19 September 1978 as the son of David Lascelles, The 8th Earl of Harewood and Margaret Rosalind Messenger {Source}. He has one older sister,and two younger brothers, as well as a brother-in-law, two nephews, and a niece {Source}:
  1. Lady Emily Tsering Lascelles ( 1975)
    1. Matthew Shard (m. 2009)
      1. Isaac Shard (2009, twin)
      2. Ida Shard (2009, twin)
      3. Otis Shard (2011)
  2.  Alexander Edgar Lascelles, Viscount Lascelles (1980)
    1. Leo Cyrus Anthony Lascelles (2008, Alexander did not marry Leo's mother)
  3. The Hon. Edward David Lascelles (1982)
The Hon. Benjamin Lascelles works as a conservationist. He is Lord Harewood's eldest son, but in unable to inherit the title or be in succession for the British throne due to his parents not marrying until February 1979, approximately 5 months after his birth. His sister Emily is not in succession for this very reason as well. He obtained royal consent to marry from the PRivy Council in Februrary 2009, and wed Carolina Valez Robledo on 18 April 2009{Source}. Together, they have one child{Source}:

  • Mateo Lascelles (2013)
 His paternal grandmother was The Princess Mary, The Princess Royal, the eldest daughter of King George V and Queen Mary {Source}, thus making him a 1st cousin 1x removed from Queen Elizabeth II via George V. 

Sunday, September 17, 2017

The Royal Recap of the Royals You Love: September 11-17, 2017


-Archduchess Michaela celebrated her 63rd birthday on Wednesday.

-Archduchess Monika, The Duchess of Santangelo celebrated her 63rd birthday on Wednesday.


-King Philippe, Queen Mathilde, Princess Elisabeth, The Duchess of Brabant, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmauel & Princess Eléonore took part in A Day without a Car on Sunday {Photos}

-King Philippe visited the morning market in Brussels (Mabru) and meet with young merchants on Wednesday {Photos}. On Friday, the Belgian monarch attended the opening ceremony and the first singles meeting of the Davis Cup semi-final {Source}{Photos}

-Queen Mathilde attended ErurFleurs 2017 on Friday {Source}{Photos}

-King Albert II & Queen Paola became honorary citizens of Santa Marina Salina on Monday {Source}

-Queen Paola celebrated her 80th birthday on Monday.

-Princess Claire, Princess Louise, Prince Aymeric & Prince Nicholas attended the 20th anniversary celebrations of the Prince Laurent Foundation on Saturday {Source}

-Prince Amedeo, Archduke of Austria-Este & Archduchess Elisabetta of Austria-Este attended the religious ceremony of  Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia & Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen on Saturday {Source}


-Queen Margrethe II held an investutre ceremony on Monday {Source}. On Friday, she officially opened   the National Museum's special exhibition Behind the Governor's Mirrors {Photos}

-Crown Prince Fredrik attended the IOC Session in Peru from Monday to Saturday {Source}

-Crown Princess Mary attended the opening of the 67th Regional Committee for Europe and took part in a series of meetings as part of the WHO on Monday {Photos}{Photos}. On Wednesday, the future Danish Queen attended the official opening of the Hempel College at the Technical University of Denmark {Source}. On Sunday, she traveled to NYC to participate in the UN General Assemby and opened Claus Meyer Food School {Source}{Source}.

-Princess Marie participated in the AIDS Foundation's Generation without HIV event on Thursday{Photos}

-Count Friedrich Richard Oscar Jefferson von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth celebrated his 18th birthday on Thursday.


-Princess Adélaïde d'Orléans celebrated her 46th birthday on Monday.


-Hubertus, The Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Duke of Saxony celebrated his 42nd birthday on Saturday.

-Prince Ernest-August of Hanover,Princess Ernest-August of Hanover & Prince Christian of Hanover attended the religious ceremony of Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia & Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen on Saturday {Source}
Prince Ernest August & Prince Christian are first cousins with Hereditary Prince Ferdinand, his father and Ferdinand's mother are brother and sister. Princess Ernest-August o f Hanover is his wife, Ekatria Malysheva. The trio was joined by Prince Christian's fiancee Alessandra de Osma.

-Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia  & Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen  married  in a religious ceremony on Saturday {Source}
The groom is a nephew of Prince Ernest-August of Hanover & son of Andreas, 8th Prince of Leiningen. The bride is a greatx2 granddaughter of the last German emperor, Emperor Wilhelm II. Both are distantly related to Queen Victoria and in succession for the British throne, their eventual children will be behind their father in succession as their father is higher in line {Source}. Ferdinand is currently 124th, and  Viktoria Luise is currently 154th. The bride and bridegroom are 5th cousins through Queen Victoria's daughter Victoria, Princess Royal.

Great Britain

-The Prince Charles of Wales & Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall attended a Service of Thanksgiving and Rededication to mark the 77th anniversary of the Battle of Britain on Sunday {Photos}

-The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal visited Peru for the IOC Session Lima, visited the International Potato Centre and attended a recepton for the Amazon Hope Medical Project this week {Source}

-Sophie, The Countess of Wessex took to the trading floor as part of the BGC Charity Day on Monday {Photos}

-Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge opened the new Urgent Care and Trauma Centre at Aintree University Hospital and spoke to patients in the Frailty Assessment Unit, visited Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust's Life Rooms, visited the Guinea Gap Leisure Centre and watched an English Schools Swimming Association water polo session on Thursday {Photos}

-Prince Harry of Wales visited The Chatham Green Project on Thursday {Photos}.On Friday, he celebrated his 33rd birthday.

-Princess Eugenie of York & Sarah, Duchess of York visited Alder Hey Children's Hospital's Teenage Cancer Trust Ward on Wednesday {Source}

-Lord Fredrick Windsor & Lady Fredrick (Sophie) Windsor celebrated their 8th wedding anniversary on Tuesday.


-Crown Princess Marie-Chantal celebrated her 49th birthday on Sunday.

-Prince Odysseus-Kimon  celebrated his 13th birthday on Sunday.


-Princess Kiko of Akishino celebrated her 51st birthday on Monday.

-Princess Kako of Akishino boarded a flight from Japan to England to begin her studies at the University of Leeds next week on Tuesday {Source}


-King Abdullah II & Queen Rania attended the opening of the King Hussein Cancer Center’s new expansion on Wednesday {Photos}{Photos}

-King Abdullah II held an audience with the Russian Foreign Minister on Monday {Photos}. On Sunday, he met with the President of the European Council and began a working visit to NYC to take part in the 2017 UN General Assembly{Photos} {Photos}

-Queen Rania undertook several engagements in Al Hallabat area of Jordan on Monday {Photos}. On Tuesday, she visited the Jordan River Foundation's annual handicrafts exhibition {Photos}

-Talal Al-Saleh celebrated his 28th birthday on Tuesday.


-Camille Marie Kelly Gottlieb attended the Chicken Show Dance Association benefit for Fight Aids Monaco on Saturday {Photos}

-Jazmin Grace Grimaldi attended Alice + Olivia By Stacey Bendet fashion show and the Barragan fashion show on Tuesday {Photos} {Photos}On Thursday, the eldest child of Monaco's sovereign prince attended the premiere of Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards hosted by Manolo Blahnik with The Cinema Society at The Frick Collection {Photos}

The Netherlands

-King Williem-Alexander visited the devestation of the islands of Saba, St Eustatius and Sint Maarten on Tuesday {Photos}{Photos}. On Thursday, the Dutch King attended the celebration of the 50th anniversary ofKoppert NL and opens the experience centre {Photos}. On Saturday, he attended the celebration of the centennial anniversary of Reddingsbrigade Netherlands {Source}

-Queen Maxima attended the LOEY Awards 2017 on Monday {Source}. On Thursday, the Dutch consort attended the season opener of Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest and visited the Royal Institute of Linguistics, Landscape and Ethnology (KITLV) in Leiden on Thursday {Photos} {Source}


-Crown Princess Margareta & Prince Radu attended a memorial service for Prince Radu's mother on Wednesday {Photos}. On Thursday, they attended the funeral service for Prince Radu's mother {Photos}
Prince Radu's mother died on September 10, 2017 {Source}

-Princess Maria attended the opening of the new school year at the "Ferdinand I" Gymnasium School on Monday {Source}. On Thursday, she visited the St. Irina Palliative Care Center {Source}


-Queen Letizia celebrated her 45th birthday on Friday.

-Don Fernando Humberto Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón celebrated his 43rd birthday on Thursday.

-Fernando Fitz-James Stuart de Solís, 15th Duke of Huéscar celebrated his 27th birthday on Thursday.

-Doña María Sofía Emilia Carmen Zurita y de Borbón celebrated her 42nd birthday on Saturday.


-King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria,Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip & Princess Madeleine attended the 2017 opening of Riksdag on Tuesday {Source}

-King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria & Prince Daniel held an audience with Sweden's Foreign Minister on Wednesday {Source}

-King Carl XVI Gustaf & Crown Princess Victoria attended the Stockholm Security Conference on Thursday {Source}

-King Carl XVI Gustaf & Prince Carl Philip visited the Aurora 17 Defense Force on Wednesday {Source}

-King Carl XVI Gustaf held a farewell audiences with outgoing ambassadors to Dominican Republic,Slovakia, Ethiopia and Turkey on Wednesday {Source}.

-Queen Silvia attended the International Medical Congress on Thursday {Photos}

-Crown Princess Victoria held an audience with the Minister of Rural Affairs on Wednesday {Source}. On Thursday, the future Swedish monarch attended the autumn performance at the Finnish National Opera {Photo}

-Prince Daniel celebrated his 44th birthday on Friday.

-Princess Madeleine attended the My Great Day seminar When life does not follow manuscript on Wednesday {Source}

-Estelle Louise Désirée Gerard, Friherinna de Greer af Finspäng celebrated her 17th birthday on Thursday.
Estelle is a great-niece of King Carl XVI Gustaf

-Fred Louis Gerard, Friherre de Greer af Finspäng celebrated his 14th birthday on Saturday.
Fred is a great-nephew of King Carl XVI Gustaf

Royal Profile: Prince Odysseas-Kimon of Greece & Denmark

Prince Odysseas-Kimon of Greece & Denmark was born 17 September 2004 in London as the 2nd son of Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece & Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece {Source}. He has an older sister, two older brothers and a younger brother, all of who carry the title and style HRH Prince/ss of Greece. They are:

Like his siblings, he's grown up mostly in the US and Europe. As of right now, the family is based in London, where he and his youngest brother attend school. He shares a birthday with his mother.

His christening took place in Greece the following summer after his birth {Source}. His godparents consisted of{Source}:
  • Prince Philippos of Greece (paternal uncle)
  • Princess Olga of Greece, Princess of Savoy-Aosta, Duchess of Apulia (paternal 2nd cousin 1x removed)
  • Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (paternal 1st cousin 1x removed)
  • Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway
  • Nassos Thanopolous (Greek businessman based in England, likely a friend of his parents)
  • Arki Busson
  • Chris Thomsen

Royal Profile: 10 Facts about Prince Noah de Nassau

Prince Noah Etienne Guillaume Gabriel Matthias Xavier de Nassau  was born 21 September 2007{ Source } He is the younger son of Prince Loui...