Thursday, November 23, 2017

Royal Profile: Guillermo Gómez-Acebo y Cano

Guillermo Gómez-Acebo y Cano was born on 23 November 2005 as the second son of Don Bruno Alejandro Gomez-Acebo y de Borbon & Bárbara Cano y de la Plaza {Source}.
He has two siblings {Source}:

Alejandro Juan Gomez-Acebo y Cano (2004)
Alvaro Gomez-Acebo y Cano ( 2011)


He is the grandson of Infanta Pilar, The Duchess of Badajoz{Source}.'


He is currently not in succession nor *technically* eligible for succession, depending on how you see his grandmother's abdication. His grandmother renounced her rights to the Spanish throne upon her marriage, but due to it being before the Constitution it is debated whether or not it holds today. It is long debated whether or not she and her family have Spanish succession rights or not as the Spanish Constitution section 57 states{Source}:
The Crown of Spain shall be inherited by the successors of H. M. Juan Carlos I de Borbón, the legitimate heir of the historic dynasty. Succession to the throne shall follow the regular order of primogeniture and representation, the first line always having preference over subsequent lines; within the same line,the closer grade over the more remote; within the same grade, the male over the female, and in the same sex, the elder over the younger.


To date, the Spanish government has not seen fit to clarify whether this provision includes anyone beyond the descendants of King Juan Carlos, such as his sisters and their families: "Successors" may not be presumed to be synonymous with "descendants". It's likely he will lead a relatively normal life.In 2014, he attended the first communion of his brother with his family {Source}.

Royal Profile: Lady Emily Lascelles Shard

Lady Emily Tsering Lascelles-Shard was born 23 November 1975 as the eldest child and only daughter of The 8th Earl of Harewood and Margaret Rosalind Messenger {Source}. She has has three younger brothers, three sisters-in-law and two nephews{Source}:

  1. The Hon. Benjamin Lascelles (1978)
    1. Carolina Valez Robledo (m. 2009){Source}
      1. Mateo Lascelles (2013)
  2. Alexander Edgar Lascelles, Viscount Lascelles (1980)
    1. Laleh Yeganegy (never married)
      1. Leo Cyrus Anthony Lascelles (2008)
    2. Annika Elizabeth Lascelles, Viscountess Lascelles (1984, m. 2017)
  3. The Hon. Edward Lascelles (1982)
    1. Sophie Cartlidge (m. 2014)
Her paternal grandmother was The Princess Mary, The Princess Royal, the eldest daughter of King George V and Queen Mary {Source}, thus making her a 1st cousin 1x removed from Queen Elizabeth II via George V.

Lady Emily and her brother The Hon. Benjarmin were born out of wedlock, thus do not have claims to the British throne or Harewood titles {Source}. They were later legitimatized by their parents marriage, and the Privy Council, and were given titles benefitting children of a viscount, although not the rank or suceession rights that would've come with being born in wedlock.

Following her father's footsteps, Lady Emily is a film producer, and has worked as production coordinator and an assistant production coordinator for several high-profile films, including Syriana, Alexander, Cold Mountain, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (her cousin, Lady Rose Gilman, worked on Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince), Quills, all three of the Lord of the Rings trilogy films {Source}. She also served as production coordinator for the television series Man vs. Wild.

During a February 2008 Privy Council meeting her 1st cousin 1x removed, Queen Elizabeth II, gave Royal Consent to her marriage to Matthew Shard {Source}, and they were married later that same year. Together, they have three children{Source}: 

  • Isaac Shard (2009, twin)
  • Ida Shard (2009, twin)
  • Otis Shard (2011)

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Royal Profile: Isabel Inês de Herédia, Duchess of Braganza

Isabel Inês de Herédia, Duchess of Braganza was born 22 November 1966 as the daughter of D. Jorge de Heredia and Dª Raquel Leonor Pinheiro Curvelo {Source}.

She spent her childhood years residing between Portugal and Angola{Source}. In 1976, her family moved to Brazil{Source}.

She spent her early educational years at the Colégio das Doroteias {Source}. After her family's 1976 move to Brazil, she began studying at S.Paulo, no Colégio de S. Luís, da Companhia de Jesus, graduating in 1988{Source}. From there, she attended the Getúlio Vargas Foundation, where she studied Business Administration, graduating in 1990 {Source}. After graduation, she returned to Portugal to work for the BMF Society of Asset Management, SA{Source}. She remained with this company until 1995 {Source}.



On May 13, 1995, she married Duarte, Duke of Braganza{Source}. Together, they have three children{Source}:



After her marriage, she began conducting seminars and conferences in several parts of the world {Source}. She is patron to several organizations including{Source}:


  • Aboim Refuge Ascension - Faro
  • Help Newborn
  • Trisomy 21
  • Myasthenia Portuguese Association of Record and Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Cradle Help
  • The Francisquinhos 
The Duchess of Bragança Lady is Grand Master of the Royal St. Isabel Order, Grand Cross of the Order of Our Lady of Conception of Vila Viçosa and Grand Cross of Honour and Devotion of the Sovereign Lady Order of Malta Military{Source}

Monday, November 20, 2017

Royal Profile: Diego Dailly

Diego Marie Michel Louis Alexis Dailly was born 20 November 2003 as the eldest son of Princess Adélaïde d'Orléans & Pierre-Louis Étienne Marcel Éric Dailly{Source}. He has two younger siblings{Source}:

  • Almudena Marie Sarah Béatrice Aline Dailly (2004)
  • Gaetano Dailly (b. 25 August 2009)
He is a grandson of Prince Michel d'Orléans, Comte d'Evreux. He likely leads a fairly normal lifestyle.

Royal Profile: Princess Sofia of Bulgaria

Princess Sofia of Bulgaria was born 20 November 1999 as the daughter of Prince Konstantin-Assen of Bulgaria and Maria Garcia de la Rasilla y de Gortazar {Source}. She has a twin brother, Umberto {Source}.

Her godparents are{Source}:

In additon to her brother, she also shares a birthday with Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Countess von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth.


She likely lives the average life of a 18 year old. Not much is publicly known about her.

Royal Profile: Prince Umberto of Bulgaria

Prince Umberto of Bulgaria was born 20 November 1999 as the son of Prince Konstantin-Assen of Bulgaria and Maria Garcia de la Rasilla y de Gortazar {Source}. He has a twin sister, Sofia{Source}.


His godparents are{Source}:

  • Ramon Ros Bigeriego 
  • Queen Margarita of Bulgaria (paternal grandmother)

In addition to his sister, he also shares a birthday with Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Countess von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth.


He likely lives the average life of a 18 year old. Not much is publicly known about him.

Royal Profile: Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, The Countess von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth

Princess Alexandra Rosemarie Ingrid Benedikte of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, The Countess von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth was born 20 November 1970, the 2nd eldest child of Princess Benedikte of Denmark and Prince Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg{Source}. She has two siblings{Source}:

  1. Gustav, 7th Prince of Sayn-Wittengenstein-Berleburg (1969) 
    1. Carina Axelsson (not married)
  2. Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittengenstein-Berleburg (1975) 
    1. Mr. Alexander Johannsmann
      1. Master Konstantin Gustav Heinrich Richard Johannsmann (2010) 
      2. Miss Louisa Margareta Benedikte Hanna Johannsmann (2015)

Under the succession rules set by her grandfather stating that she and her siblings needed to take up permanent residence in order in Denmark in order to succeed the throne{Source}. Due to her being raised in Germany, she is not in line for the Danish throne.

Little is known about her upbringing other than she was raised in Germany. Also because of this, she does not perform any public duties, she occasionally will appear with her family at events such as photocalls, weddings, and christenings. She does participate in the annual family photo calls (Summer 2013) and official family events (such as the christening of her 1st cousin 1x removed, Prince Henrik and wedding of her sister). However, she and her children are distantly in line for the British Throne.


She married on 6 June 1998 at the Danish Royal Family's summer residence to Count Jefferson von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth {Source}. Together, they have two children:



She and her family primarily resided in Paris until this year, when they moved to Germany {Source}.
She is godmother to Maud Angelica Behn (who is her 3rd cousin 1x removed through Frederik VIII of Denmark) {Source}{Source}.

For many years, she has worked for the UNESCO World Heritage Centre om Paris as apart of their Cultural Heriatage Conversvatory Committee for East and South Asia {Source}.

Royal Profile: Guillermo Gómez-Acebo y Cano

Guillermo Gómez-Acebo y Cano was born on 23 November 2005 as the second son of Don Bruno Alejandro Gomez-Acebo y de Borbon & Bárbara ...