Sunday, December 31, 2017

The Royal Recap of the Royals You Love: December 25-31, 2017

Austria

-Archduke Christoph of Austria & Archduchess Adélaïde celebrated their 5th wedding anniversary on Friday.
-Countess Anna Therese von und zu Arco-Zinneberg celebrated her 36th birthday on Thursday.

Great Britain

-Savannah Anne Kathleen Philips celebrated her 7th birthday on Friday.

-Princess Alexandra of Kent, The Hon. Lady Ogilvy celebrated her 81st birthday on Monday.

-Dr. Claire Alexandra Windsor, The Countess of Ulster celebrated her 45th birthday on Friday.

-Cassius Edward Taylor celebrated his 21st birthday on Tuesday.

Greece

-Carlos Morales Quintana celebrated his 47th birthday on Sunday.

Italy

-Princess Vittoria of Savoy celebrated her 14th birthday on Friday.

Japan

-Princess Kako of Akishino celebrated her 23rd birthday on Friday.

France

-Princess Clotilde d'Orléans celebrated her 49th birthday on Thursday.

The Netherlands

-Prince Bernhard van Oranje-Nassau, van Vollehnoven celebrated his 48th birthday on Monday.

Romania

-Angelica Margareta Bianca Kreuger Knight celebrated her 31st birthday on Friday.

Royal Profile: Carlos Morales Quintana

Carlos Morales Quintana was born 31 December 1970 as the son of Luis Miguel Morales y Armas and María Teresa Quintana y González {Source}.


He married Princess Alexia of Greece & Denmark on 9 July 1999{Source}. Together, they have three daughters and a son{Source}:


In 2009, he was a "person of interest" in an investigation of white-collar crimesand bribery in connection with obtaining building permits on the Canary Islands."{Source}

Friday, December 29, 2017

Royal Profile: Savannah Phlips

Savannah Anne Kathleen Philips was born the elder of two children to Peter & Autumn Philips on 29 December 2010{Source}. Through her father, she is the first grandchild of The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, and great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II & The Duke of Edinburgh. She has one younger sister:
According to The Daily Mail (aka the most reliable source ever...*sense sarcasm*), her christening happened in late April 2011 at the Church of the Holy Cross, near Granny Anne's estate. There was no announcement as to who were selected as her godparents. However, in addition to her parents, her aunt and uncle Zara and Mike were there, along with her great-grandparents and numerous members of the British Royal Family were in attendance {Source}.

Because she is so young and far down on the ranks for the throne (As of 2016, she is presently at 14th after three great-uncles, six 1st cousins 1x removed, two second cousins, her grandmother, and her father).


Savannah isn't often seen in the public eye. In June 2012, she attended, with her mother, Autumn, and Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge and The Cambridge's dog Lupo The Tusk Charity Polo Match At Beaufort Polo Club {Photo}. In 2013, she was also spotted at the Badminton Horse Trials in May and the Christmas Meeting at Ascot Racecourse in December {Photos}. Her most recent appearance was during the British Royal Family's outing to church on Christmas morning. At her birth, there were no public photos released.


It is likely she attends school somewhere near her grandmother's estate in Scotland, where she lives

She shares a birthday with her father's 2nd cousin 1x removed's wife, Claire, The Countess of Ulster.

Royal Profile: Princess Vittoria of Savoy

Princess Vittoria of Savoy was born 29 December 2003 in Geneva, Switzerland as the eldest of the two biological children of Emanuele Filiberto, Prince of Venice and Piedmont & his wife, French actress Clotilde Courau. She is a great-grandchild of the last King of Italy and the granddaughter of the present pretender to the throne, Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples, and his wife Marina.


She also has two adopted brothers who were adopted from Kenya in January 2011, Alan and Moses, and a sister named Luisa, who was born in 2006.


I imagine the family is living a relatively normal life in either France or Switzerland, where she likely goes to school. I also imagine that with a French mother and Italian father, she speaks at least both French and Italian.

Royal Profile: Princess Kako of Akishino

Princess Kako of Akishino was born 29 December 1994 as the second daughter of Fumihito, Prince Akishino and Kiko, Princess Akishino {Source}. She has an older sister and a younger brother, as well as a soon-to-be brother-in-law{Source}:
  1. Princess Mako of Akishino(1991)
    1. Kei Komuro (expected marriage November 2018) {Source}
  2. Princess Kako of Akishino (1994) 
  3. Prince Hisahito of Akishino (2006)

She has been educated in Japan and Ireland. She began her education at Gakushuin Primary School from 2001-2007. She began attending Gakushūin Girls' High School in 2007, graduating in 2012. In 2012, she attended Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. In 2013, she attended the entrance ceremony of Gakushūin University. In August 2014, she transferred to International Christian University. On 2 April 2015, she attended the entrance ceremony for International Christian University{Source}. Most recently, she followed her big sister to the United Kingdom to study at The University of Leeds in a Study Abroad Program, studying a combination of Performing Arts and Psychology honors {Source}

She began attending to royal duties at a young age. In August 2003, she, along with her parents and sister, attended the celebrations of Queen Sirikit's 72nd birthday attend the conferment ceremony of an honorary doctorate from Ubon Ratchathani University and for joint research on domesticated fowls{Source}.

As a child, she was active in figure skating and handicrafts {Source}. In 2007, she represented the Meijijingu Gaien Figure Skating Club and joined the Spring Cup Figure Skating Competition held by the Japan Skating Federation.Princess Kako ranked top in theShinjuku division (Female Group B - Primary School Year Six or above){Source}.

For her birthday in 2014, like on all the other 20th birthdays in the Japanese Imperial Family, she was awarded the Order of the Precious Crown and donned a tiara for the first time in an official ceremony {Source}.

Royal Profile: Angelica Kreuger Knight

Angelica Margaretta Bianca Kreuger Knight was born 29 December 1986 as the daughter of John Kreuger and Mrs. Irina Walker {Source}. Her maternal grandparents are King Mihai I of Romania and Queen Anne of Romania{Source}. 

She has one older brother, a sister-in-law and a nephew{Source}:
  1. Michael Kreuger de Roumaine (1984)
    1. Tara Littlefeld Kreuger de Roumaine(m 2011)
      1. Kohen Kreuger de Roumaine (2012)
On 31 May 2007, she gave birth to a daughter, Courtney Bianca Knight {Source}.  Almost two and a half years later, she married her child's father, Richard Robert Knight on 29 October 2009 {Source}. In 2011, she gave birth to her second child, Diana.

Upon her birth, she wasn't included in the Romanian succession.  She was briefly part of succession, according to this site {Source}. However, on 29 October 2014, Walker's father altered the line of succession, stripping Irina of her royal titles and removing her and her two children from the line of succession {Source}{Source}. However, as a distant great grandchild of Queen Victoria, she remains distantly in succession for the British throne.

It's likely that she grew up fairly normally, and lives a relatively normal life.She shares a birthday with Dr. Claire Alexandra Windsor, The Countess of Ulster (1972) and Savanna Anne Kathleen Philips (2010), who are from the United Kingdom. Philips is in the succession for the throne, and The Countess of Ulster is married to someone in succession.From Japan, she shares a birthday with Princess Kako of Akishino (1994)
From Italy, she shares a birthday with fellow defunct royal, Princess Vittoria of Savoy (2003).

Through her great grandfather King Carlo II of Romania, she is a 4x great gramddaughter of Queen Victoria through her son Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Through Queen Victoria's eldest daughter, Victoria, Princess Royal, and Angelica's great grandmother, Princess Helen of Greece and Denmark, she is Queen Victoria's 4x great granddaughter. On her grandmother's side, she is King Christian IX of Denmark's greatx3 granddaughter.
She grew up in the United States. She has an active account on Facebook (don't even THINK about asking for her link).

Royal Profile: Dr. Claire Windsor, The Countess of Ulster

Dr. Claire Alexandra Windsor, The Countess of Ulster was born 29 December 1977 as the elder child of Robert Booth and Barbra Booth{Source}. She has a sister, Joanne, who is two years younger {Source}.

She attended King's College, London, receiving a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery in 2001. In 2007, she received a further degree of Masters of Science from University College, London. Lady Ulster qualified as a pediatric specialist registrar, after which she became a Consultant Pediatrician with the General Medical Council{Source}. On 1 September 2012, she was appointed Clinical Training Fellow (Walport Lecturer) at UCL{Source}.

She married the son of Prince Richard, The Duke of Gloucester and Birgitte, The Duchess of Gloucester, The Earl of Ulster on 22 June 2002 at the Queen's Chapel, St. James Palace {Source}. Upon her marriage, she gained the title The Countess of Ulster{Source}. Together, with the Earl of Ulster, she has two children{Source}:

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Royal Profile: Countess Anna von und zu Arco-Zinneberg

Countess Anna Theresa von und zu Arco-Zinneberg was born as the first daughter of Archduchess Maria Beatrice of Austria-Este, The Countess von und zu Arco-Zinneberg and Count Riprand of Arco-Zinneberg on 28 December 1981{Source}. She has five younger sisters {Source}:

She is a niece of Princess Astrid of Belgium, The Archduchess of Austria-Este & Prince Lorenz of Belgium, The Archduke of Austria-Este.

Royal Profile: Princess Clotilde d'Orléans

Princess Clotilde Jacqueline Charlotte Marie d'Orléans was born 28 December 1968 as the first child of Prince Michel d'Orléans, Comte d'Evreux and Béatrice Marie Pasquier de Franclieu {Source}. She has three younger siblings, two sisters-in-law, a brother-in-law, and three nephews and a niece who are{Source}:



  1. Princess Adélaïde Jeanne Marie d'Orléans (1971)
    1. Pierre-Louis Étienne Marcel Éric Dailly (1968)
      1. Diego Marie Michel Louis Alexis Daily (2003)
      2. Almudena Marie Sarah Béatrice Aline Dailly (2004)
      3. Gaetano Dailly (2009)
  2. Prince Charles-Philippe Marie Louis of Orléans, Duke of Anjou (1973)
    1. Diana Álvares Pereira de Melo, 11th Duchess of Cadaval (1978)
      1. Princess Isabelle d'Orléans (2012)
  3. Prince François Charles Frédéric Bruno Marie d'Orléans, Count of Dreux (1982)
    1. Theresa Marie Dorothée Gabrielle Cathérine von Einsiedel


She married Edouard Yves Corneille Crépy on 26 June 1993{Source}. Together, they have the following children{Source}:

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Royal Profile: Cassius Taylor

Cassius Edward Taylor was born 26 December 1996 is the son of The Lady Helen Taylor and Timothy Taylor{Source}.

He has an older brother and two younger sisters{Source}:

He is a first cousin twice removed from Queen Elizabeth II via King George V. He is presently 38th in line for the British throne {Source}. At his birth, he was 19th.


When he was 8 years old, his father was diagnosed with cancer, but he survived it {Source}.


Other than this, Mr. Taylor is a private citizen, and does not perform any public duties, therefore there is not much information about him. As a youngster, he was a regular with his family at the annual Trooping of Colour parade and balcony appearance.


Like most young teenagers, he is active on social media (Don't even THINK about asking for his links)

Monday, December 25, 2017

Royal Profile: Prince Bernhard van Oranje-Nassau, van Vollenhoven

Prince Bernhard Lucas Emmanuel van Oranje-Nassau, van Vollenhoven was born 25 December 1969 as the son of Princess Margriet Francisca of The Netherlands and Prof. Pieter van Vollenhoven {Source}. He has one older brother, and two younger brothers, as well as three sisters-in-law and several nieces and nephews:

  1. Prince Maurits of Oranje-Nassau, van Vollenhoven (1968)
    1. Princess Marilène of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven (1970)
      1. Anastasia (Anna) Margriet Joséphine van Lippe-Biesterfeld van Vollenhoven (2001)
      2. Lucas Maurits Pieter Henri van Lippe-Biesterfeld van Vollenhoven (2002)
      3. Felicia Juliana Bénedicte Barbara van Lippe-Biesterfeld van Vollenhoven (2005)
  2. Prince Pieter-Christiaan van Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven (1972)
    1. Princess Anita van Oranje-Nassau, van Vollenhoven (1969)
      1. Miss Emma Francisca Catharina van Vollenhoven (2006)
      2. Master Pieter Anton Maurits Erik van Vollenhoven (2008)
  3. Prince Floris van Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven (1975)
  4. Princess Aimée of Oranje-Nassau, van Vollenhoven (1977) 
    1. Miss Magali Margriet Eleonoor van Vollenhoven (2007)
    2. Miss Eliane Sophia Caroline van Vollenhoven (2009)
    3. Master Willem Jan Johannes Pieter Floris van Vollenhoven (2013)

He grew up with his brothers in The Netherlands. He studied his primary education in The Netherlands. For his university years, he attended Georgetown University where he studied Economics, earning a degree in 1988. In 1989, he was back in The Netherlands, studying marketing & marketing research at Groningen University, he received his Masters in Science in Marketing and Marketing research in 1995.

His engagement to Annette Sekrève was announced on 11 March 2000. They were married on 6/8 July 2000 {Source}. Together, they have three children {Source}:

In 2013, he was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma {Source}. Prior to that dianosis, he had been treated for Crohn's disease {Source}

Royal Profile: Princess Alexandra of Kent, The Hon. Lady Ogilvy

Princess Alexandra Helen Elizabeth Olga Christabel of Kent, The Hon. Lady Ogilvywas born on 25 December 1936 as the only daughter of The Duke and Duchess of Kent {Source}. She has two brothers,  two sisters-in-law, three nephews, two nieces, three nieces-in-law, a nephew-in-law, six great nephews, and five great-nieces {Source}:
  1. Prince Edward, The Duke of Kent (1935)
    1. Katharine, The Duchess of Kent (1933, m. 1961)
      1. George Philip Nicholas Windsor,The Earl of St. Andrews (1962)
        1. Sylvanna Windsor, The Countess of St. Andrews (1957)
          1. Edward Windsor, Lord Downpatrick (1988)
          2. The Lady Mariana-CharlotteWindsor (1992)
          3. The Lady Amelia Windsor (1995)
      2. The Lady Helen Marina Lucy Windsor (1964)
        1. Mr. Timothy Taylor (1963)
          1. Mr. Columbus George Donald Taylor (1994)
          2. Mr. Cassius Edward Taylor (1996)
          3. Miss Eloise Olivia Katherine Taylor  (2003)
          4. Miss Estella Olga Elizabeth Taylor (2004)
      3. Lord Nicholas Windsor(1970)
        1. Paola Doimi de Lupis de Frankopan aka Lady Nicholas Windsor (1969)
          1. Master Albert Windsor (2007)
          2. Master Leopold Ernest Augustus Guelph Windsor (2009)
          3. Master Louis Arthur Nicholas Felix Windsor ( (2015)
  2. Prince Michael of Kent
    1. Princess Michael of Kent (Marie-Christine, m. 1978)
      1. Lord Fredrick Windsor (1979)
        1. Lady Fredrick Windsor (Sophie Lara Winkleman) (1980, m. 2009)
          1. Miss Maud Elizabeth Daphne Marina Windsor (2013)
          2. Miss Isabella Alexandra May Windsor (2016)
      2. Lady Gabriella Windsor (1980)

When she was just five years old, her father died in a wartime accident {Source}. Her mother chose to raise her and her two brothers primarily at the family's country home Choppins in Buckinghamshire{Source}.

Unlike her cousins, Princess Elizabeth & Princess Margaret who were privately tutored at home, she attended a regular school, starting at age five. She attended Heathfield School, Ascot begining in 1947{Source}. After graduation, she attended finishing school in Paris, where she studied French and music{Source}.Upon returning from Paris, she undertook a nursing course at Great Ormond Street Hospital {Source}.

Over the years, Princess Alexandra has taken on many public duties. When she was just eleven years old, she appeared as a bridesmaid for her cousin Princess Elizabeth for her marriage to Princess Alexandra's mother's cousin, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh {Source}. She has many patronages to date, some of which include {Source}:
  • Alzheimer's Society (patron)
  • St. Christopher's Hospice(Patron)
  • Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service (Patron)
  • CancerBACUP (Patron)
  • MIND, the Mental Health Foundation (Patron)
  • Cystic Fibrosis Trust (Patron) 
  • Guide Dogs for the Blind Association (Patron)
  • British Red Cross Society (Deputy President)
  • Action for Blind People (Patron)
  • Sight Savers International (President)
  • Alexandra Rose Day (President)
She also holds many military affiliations including{Source}:
  • Princess Mary's Royal Air Force Nursing Service (Air Commandant)
  • The King's Own Royal Border Regiment (Colonel in Chief until July 2006)
  • The Light Infantry (Colonel in Chief until February 2007)
  • The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada (Colonel in Chief, 1960-2010, now held by The Duchess of Cornwall)
  • Canadian Scottish Regiment (Colonel in Chief)
  • The Queen's Royal Lancers (Deputy Colonel-in-Chief)
  • The Royal Yeomanry (Honorary Royal Colonel)
In 1960, she represented her cousin ath te Nigerian Independence celebrations {Source}. She has also visited Italy, Oman, Hungary, Gibraltar, The Falkland Islands, Norway, Thailand and Brunei on her cousin's behalf {Source}. She has also acted as head of state as a member of the Queen's privy council on her cousin's behalf in her absence{Source}.
Her engagement to Angus Ogilvy was announced on 19 November 1962 {Source}. They were married five months later on 24 April 1963 at Westminister Abbey {Source}. They have two children, a daughter-in-law, and four grandchildren:
  1. James Robert Bruce Ogilvy (1964)
    1. Julia Ogilvy(1964)
      1. Flora Alexandra Ogilvy (1994)
      2. Alexander Charles Ogilvy (1996)
  2. Mariana Victoria Alexandra Ogilvy (1966)
      1. Zenouska May Mowatt (1990)
      2. Christian Alexander Mowatt (1993)
In her spare time, she enjoys music, swimming, skiing and riding {Source}.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

The Royal Recap of the Royals You Love: December 18-24, 2017

Austria

-Archduke Martin of Austria-Este celebrated his 58th birthday on Thursday.

-Archduchess Katarina celebrated her 3rd birthday on Friday.

Belgium

-King Philippe, Queen Mathilde, Princess Elisabeth, The Duchess of Brabant, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel, Princess Eléonore, Princess Astrid, The Archduchess of Austria-Este, Prince Lorenz, The Archduke of Austria-Este, Princess Claire, Princess Louise, Prince Nicolas  & Prince Aymeric attended the annual Christmas Concert on Wednesday {Photos}

-King Philippe & Queen Mathilde attended a diplomatic reception on Tuesday {Photos}. ON Thursday, the royal pair paid a Christmas visit to Huis Perrekes, an assisted living facility for those with dementia {Photos}.

Great Britain

-Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh hosted their annual pre-Christmas luncheon at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday.

-Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall, Sophie, The Countess of Wessex, Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry of Wales, Princess Beatrice of York, Princess Eugenie of York, Peter Mark Andrew Philips, Autumn Patricia Kelly Philips, Zara Anne Elizabeth Philips Tindall, Michael James Tindall, The Lady Louise Moutbatten-Windsor, Prince George of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Savannah Anne Kathleen Philips, Isla Elizabeth Philips, Mia Grace Tindall, David, The 2nd Earl Snowdon, Serena, The Countess of Snowdon, The Lady Sarah Chatto, Daniel St. George Chatto, Charles, Viscount Linley, Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, Katharine, The Duchess of Kent, Princess Alexandra of Kent, The Hon. Lady Ogilvy, Prince Michael of Kent, Princess Michael of Kent, George, The Earl of St. Andrews, Sylvana, The Countess of St AndrewsThe Lady Helen Taylor, Timothy Taylor, The Lady Marina-Charlotte Windsor, The Lady Amelia Windsor, Lord Fredrik Windsor, Lady Fredrik Windsor, Lady Gabriella Windsor, Columbus George Donald Taylor, Cassius Edward Taylor, Eloise Olivia Katherine Taylor. Estella Olga Elizabeth Taylor, Prince Richard, The Duke of Gloucester, Brigitte, The Duchess of Gloucester attended Queen Elizabeth II & The Duke of Edinburgh's Pre-Christmas Luncheon on Wednesday {Photos}

-Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh presided over his final event as Captain General Royal Marines before passing the torch to his third grandson, Prince Harry of Wales, by holding an audience with Captain General Royal Marines and held an audience with the General Royal Marines, and Commandant General Royal Marines Designate on Tuesday {Photos}

-Prince Harry of Wales became Captain General Royal Marines and held an audience with the General Royal Marines, and Commandant General Royal Marines Designate on Tuesday {Photos}

-Estella Olga Elizabeth Taylor celebrated her 13th birthday on Thursday.

-Maximilian John Gerald Lascelles celebrated his 26th birthday on Tuesday.

-Amelia Mary Carnegie Etherington celebrated her 16th birthday on Sunday.

Japan

-Emperor Akihito celebrated his 84th birthday on Saturday.

Jordan

-King Abdullah II  attended a military drill conducted by the 40th King Hussein bin Talal Royal Armoured Brigade on Monday {Photos}. On Tuesday, he held an audience with the President of France  and Pope Francis I{Photos}{Photos}

Monaco

-Prince Albert II paid a visit to the floating laboratory, "Entergy Explorer" on Wednesday {Source}

Norway

-Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended the Oslo municipality's annual Christmas dinner on Tuesday {Source}

Spain

-Queen Letizia presided over a working meeting of the Spanish Association against cancer on Tuesday {Photos}

-Infanta Elena, The Duchess of Lugo celebrated her 54th 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 attended the Swedish Academy's Conference of the Year on Wednesday {Source}

-Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle & Prince Oscar released a new holiday greetings video on Monday {Video}

-Queen Silvia celebrated her 74th birthday on Saturday.

Royal Profile: Amelia Mary Carnegie Etherington

Amelia Mary Carnegie Etherington was born 24 December 2001 as the only child of The Lady Alexandra Carnegie Etherington and Mark Fleming Etherington {Source}. She is the only granddaughter of The 3rd Duke of Fife and his wife, Caroline, The Duchess of Fife {Source}. She has three cousins from her uncle David, The 4th Duke of Fife {Source}:


Currently, under British law, she is 70th+ in line for the British throne as a great-great-great-great granddaughter of Queen Victoria through her son, Edward VIII. One of her godparents isThe Countess of Wessex. She is often seen out and about with the Wessexes. In August 2015, she joined the Wessexes for the 2015 Unibet EuroHockey Championships{Photos}.

Because she is so far down the line, it is likely that she lives a relatively normal life and not much is known about her.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Royal Profile: Queen Silvia of Sweden

Queen Silvia of Sweden was born Silvia Renate Sommerlath the daughter of Walter & Alice Sommerlath on 23 December 1943 in Germany{Source}. She spent her pre-teen and early teen years in Brazil where her father held various positions with Swedish companies that were based in Brazil{Source}. When she was 14 years of age, the family returned to West Germany{Source}.

She attended high school in Düsseldorf, Germany, where she graduated in 1963{Source}. From 1965-1969, she attended the Munich School of Interpreting, with a Spanish major{Source}. Upon graduation, she began working as an interpreter at the Argentinean Consulate in Munich Germany{Source}.

In the early 1970s, she worked as a hostess trainer for the Organizing Committee for the Munich Olympic Games{Source}. Then took a position as Deputy Head of Protocol of the Organizing Committee for the Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria in 1976{Source}.


She and King Carl XVI Gustaf met at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich{Source}. They announced their engagement on 12 March 1976, and they were married on 19 June the same year{Source}. Upon their marriage, they resided in an apartment at the Royal Palace of Stockholm, but with the birth of their youngest child, they moved to Drottningholm Palace{Source}. Together, they have three children, two sons-in-laws and a daughter in law, as well as two granddaughters, and four grandsons, with another grandchild due in early 2018 {Source}:

  1. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden (1977)
    1. Prince Daniel of Sweden (1973, m. 2010)
      1. Princess Estelle Silvia Ewa Mary of Sweden, The Duchess of Östergötland (2012)
      2. Prince Oscar Carl Olof of Sweden, The Duke of Skåne (2016)
  2. Prince Carl Philip of Sweden (1979)
    1. Princess Sofia of Sweden (1984, m. 2015)
      1. Prince Alexander Erik Hubertus Bertil of Sweden, Duke of Södermanland (2016)
      2. Prince Gabriel Carl Walther of Sweden, The Duke of Dalarna (2017)
  3. Princess Madeleine (1981)
    1. Mr. Christopher O'Neil (1974, m. 2013)
      1. Princess Leonore Lilian Maria of Sweden (2014)
      2. Prince Nicolas Paul Gustaf of Sweden (2015)
      3. Prince/ss of Sweden (2018)
Queen Silvia often attends to official trips in Sweden and abroad with her husband{Source}.She is a regular visitor to Sweden's authorities, schools, universities, participant in anniversary events, and openings and closings of major events{Source}. The Queen is fluent in several languages, including: Swedish, German, English, French, Spanish and Portuguese{Source}.


As a newlywed, The Queen quickly grew to love the Swedish mountains{Source}. She enjoys skiing in the environs of the Royal Family's cottage in Storlien{Source}. Queen Silvia also has interests in gardening, theatre, horseback ridding, and waterskiing {Source}.

Royal Profile: Emperor Akihito of Japan

Emperor Akihito of Japan was born 23 December 1923 as the eldest son and fifth child of Emperor Hirohito (the Showa Emperor) and Empress Kōjun {Source}. He had 5 sisters and one brother{Source}:

  1. Shigeko, Princess Teru (1925-1961)
    1. Morihiro Higashikuni
      1. Prince Nobuhiko Higashikuni (1945)
        1. Yoshiko Shimada (m. 1973)
          1. Yukihiko Higashikuni (1974)
      2. Princess Fumiko Higashikuni (1946) 
        1. Mr. Kazutoshi Omura
      3. Hidehiko Higashikuni (1949)
      4. Naohiko Higashikuni (1953)
        1. Kazuko Sato
          1. Teruhiko 
          2. Mutsuhiko
      5. Yūko Higashikuni (1954)
  2. Princess Hisa of Japan (1927-1928)
  3. Princess Taka of Japan (1929-1989)
  4. Princess Yori of Japan (1931-)
  5. Prince Hitachhi of Japan (1935-)
  6. Princess Suga of Japan (1937-)



He was known as Prince Tsugu as a child (like his granddaughter is Princess Toshi today){Source}. He was educated primarily by private tutors before attending Gakushūin School from 1940-1952{Source}.He briefly studied Political Science at Gakushuin University, but never received a degree{Source}. He has written papers for scholarly journals, namely Gene and the Japanese Journal of Ichthyology{Source}.

Unlike the emperors before him, he did not receive a commission in the Japanese Army at the request of his father{Source}. When he was 22 years old, he and his brother were evacuated from Japan during the WWII battles with The Americans{Source}. During the American occupation of Japan, he was tutored in English and Western manners{Source}.


His formal investiture as Crown Prince of Japan took place in November 1952, when he was 28 (a month and some before his 29th birthday) years old{Source}. In June of the following year, he represented Japan at the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, and visited Queen Elizabeth for her Diamond Jubilee again in 2012{Source}. Since then, he along side his wife, then Crown Princess Michiko, who he married in 1959 have visited 37 countries on official visits{Source}.
His father died in January 1989, and he was formally invested as Emperor almost two years later, in November 1990{Source}. In 1998, during a state visit to the United Kingdom, he was invested with The Most Noble Order of the Garter.
Like most "normal people", the Emperor has had a few health scares in his life time. In January 2003, he underwent treatment for prostate cancer. In 2011, he suffered pneumonia and was admitted to the hospital. In 2012, he underwent heart bypass surgery.

He shares a birthday with Queen Silvia of Sweden.

Together, with his wife, he has the following children and grandchildren:

  1. Crown Prince Naruhito (1960, titled Prince Hiro)
    1. Crown Princess Masako of Japan (1963)
      1. Princess Aiko of Japan, Princess Toshi (2001)
  2. Prince Akishino (1965, titled Aya-no-miya or Prince Aya)
    1. Princess Kiko of Japan (1966, m. 1990)
      1. Princess Mako of Japan ( 1991) 
      2. Princess Kako of Japan (1994)
      3. Prince Hisahito of Japan (2006) 
  3. The former Princess Nori ( 1969, titled Nori-no-miya or Princess Nori)

He holds numerous orders from 48 different countries. He also holds several Japanese orders.

In recent years, he expressed interest in abdicating in favor of his son, and parliemnt agreed to allow him to do so in April 2019 {Source}. He shares a birthday with Sweden's Queen Silvia.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Royal Profile: Archduchess Katarina of Austria

Archduchess Katarina Marie-Christine Fabiola of Austria was born on 22 December 2014 as the eldest child of Archduke Christoph of Austria & Archduchess Adélaïde of Austria{Source}.She has one younger sister:
  • Archduchess Sophia of Austria (2017)

She was baptized on 27 December 2014 with the following as her godparents {Source}:


She was named:


Archduchess Katarina is the paternal granddaughter of Archduke Carl Christian of Austria and his wife Archduchess Marie-Astrid of Austria, Princess of Luxembourg {Source}. 

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Royal Profile: Estella Taylor

Estella Olga Elizabeth Taylor was born on 21 December 2004 as the youngest daughter of The Lady Helen Taylor and Timothy Taylor{Source}

She has two older brothers and an older sister{Source}:
She is a first cousin twice removed from Queen Elizabeth II via King George V. She is presently 41st in line for the British throne {Source}. At her birth, she was 28th.

She and her family likely live a fairly normal life.Since her mother operates an art gallery in Mayfair, England, it's likely her family lives and goes to school in that area. With her family, she is often a guest at The Trooping of Colour (2011, 2014, 2015) and the Queen's annual pre-Christmas luncheon (2014, 2015).

Royal Profile: Archduke Martin of Austria-Este

Archduke Martin Karl Amadeo Maria of Austria-Este was born 21 December 1959 as the fourth child and third son of Robert, Archduke of Austria-Este and Princess Margheretia of Savoy-Aosta {Source}. He has the following siblings, siblings-in-law, nieces, nephews, niece-in-law and great niece{Source}:

  1. Archduchess Maria Beatrice of Austria-Este, Countess of Arco-Zinneberg (1954)
    1. Count Riprand of Arco-Zinneberg (m. 1981)
      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)
  2. Prince Lorenz of Belgium, The Archduke of Austria-Este (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)
  3. Archduke Gerhard (30 October 1957)
    1. Iris Jandrasits (1961, m. 2015)
  4. 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)

Archduke Martin married Princess Katharina von Isenburg in May 2004 {Source}. Together, they have four children{Source}:
  1. Archduke Bartholomaeus of Austria (2006)
  2. Archduke Emmanuel of Austria (2008)
  3. Archduchess Helene of Austria (2009)
  4. Archduke Luigi of Austria (2011)

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Royal Profile: Infanta Elena of Spain, The Duchess of Lugo

Infanta Elena María Isabel Dominica de Silos de Borbón y de Grecia of Spain, The Duchess of Lugo was born 20 December 1963 as the eldest child of King Juan Carlos I &Queen Sofia of Spain{Source}. She has two younger siblings, two siblings-in-law,

  1. Infanta Cristina of Spain (1965)
    1. Iñaki Urdangarín
      1. Don Juan Urdangarín y de Borbón (1999)
      2. Don Pablo Urdangarín y de Borbón (2000)
      3. Don Miguel Urdangarín y de Bórbon (2002)
      4. Doña Irene Urdangarín y Bórbon (2005)
  2. King Felipe VI of Spain (1968)
    1. Queen Letizia of Spain (m. 2004)
      1. Leonor, Princess of Asturias (2005)
      2. The Infanta Sofia of Spain (2007)
Her father would become King of Spain when the young Infanta was only 12 years old. Her godparents were:
  • Princess María Mercedes, The Countess of Barcelona (paternal grandmother) 
  • Infante Don Alfonso de Orleans(paternal distant cousin)

She attended Santa Maria del Camino School and trained as a teacher at the ESCUNI University School, where she qualified as an primary education teacher, with a specialization in English in 1986. She then returned to her alma mater, Santa Maria del Camino School, where she worked as a English teacher for one year. After that, she took a sociology and education course at Exeter University, and completed her education at Comillas Pontifical University, earning a degree in Education in 1993.

When the young Infanta became of age in 1981, she began to take part in activities of the Royal Family such as foreign heads of states visits to Spain, traveling officially to places like Germany, England, The USA, Argentina Japan, and the Philippines, more often than not she presided over various cultural events both abroad and in Spain.

In 1995, she married Jaime de Marichalar y Saenz de Tejada, and was granted the duchary of Lugo upon the occasion by her father. Together, they have two children:
On 21 January 2010, it was announced that her marriage to Jaime de Maricharlar was over in divorce by mutual consent.


As for her life today, the Infanta serves as a Director of Cultural & Social Projects of theMapfre Foundation. She also participates in numerous official activities of the Royal Family such as Spain's National Day (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 &2013) and the annual Red Cross Fundraising Day. She serves as honorary president of Spain's Paralympic Committee and attended numerous events in London this year with her two children. In 2014, she attended, alongside her son, the abdication of her father and enthronement of her brother. In 2017, she went on a skiing trip with her children in Baqueira Beret, Spain, attend the funeral of Infanta Alicia, and attended an event by Real Sporting de Gijon Football Club, attended IV Bullfighers and Ranchers Charity Golf Tournament, attended the Comadore Bullfighting Awards, attended a  Thanksgiving Mass  in honor of Medinaceli's Christ, undertook a trip to Brazil, attended bullfights in Aranjuez with her children, was joined by her daughter and father for the 2017 San Isidro bullfighting fair in Las Ventas bullring in Madrid, and took part in an equestrian competition, joined her father for the inauguration of the Macan Winery, participated in 2017 Charity Day, participated in another equestrian competition, awarded the prize for XXV Children and Youth Painting Contest, attended the 2017 Mapfre Foundation Awards with her mother, attended US Independence Day celebrations at the American Embassy in Madrid,  attended the 'Jose Manuel Soto 30th Anniversary Celebration, a bullfight with her children in Coliseo Balear in Palma de Mallorca, was joined by her father for the 2017 International Polo Tournament Final, joined members of her family for the fifth day of the Copa del Rey Mapfre Sailing Cup, and attended bullfights in Palma de Mallorca with her children, spent some time visiting her sister Infanta Cristina in Switzerland, attended the opening of the Centers for Butterfly Skin Patients, was among the crowds for the Spanish military parade to celebrate National Day with her daughter, attended and participated in the 2017 Horse Championship Tournament with her daughter.

She also participated in the 2011 Global Champions Tour event in Valencia, Spain in May 2011.

She also serves as godmother to various members of her extended family. She is godmother to:
  1. Don Juan Urdangarín y de Borbón (1999, nephew)
  2. Prince Achileas-Andreas of Greece & Denmark (2000, son of her 1st cousin, Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece, Prince of Denmark)
  3. Master Carlos Morales y de Grecia (2005, son of her 1st cousin, Princess Alexia of Greece & Denmark)

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Royal Profile: Maximilian Lascelles

Maximilian John Gerald Lascelles was born 19 December 1991 as the only son of Henry Ulick Lascelles and Alexandra Clare Ruth Morton {Source}. His paternal grandparents were Hon. Gerald David Lascelles and Angela Estree Lyssod D'Arcy Dowding{Source}.  His paternal great-grandparents were The Princess Mary, The Princess Royal & Henry Lascelles, 6th Earl of Harewood{Source}. 

Through his great grandparents, he is in succession for the British throne, in 67th place as of 2017{Source}. 

Maximilian is likely named for:
  • Maxilian: Likely a name his parents liked
  • John: likely a name his parents liked
  • Gerald: his father
He is active on social media (NO, Don't Ask for it).  According to his social media, he attended New College, Swindon; Dauntsey's School, St John's School & Community College and is currently enrolled at The Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford, England.

He is a drummer/percussionist for the band Sasquatch Walk

He does not perform any royal funtions on behalf of his grandfather's cousin, and likely leads a normal lifestyle.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

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

Albania

-Crown Prince Leka II & Princess Elia attended the funeral of King Mihai of Romania on Saturday {Source}

Austria

-Prince Lorenz of Belgium, The Archduke of Austria-Este celebrated his 62nd birthday on Saturday.
for his birthday, he joined his wife representing Belgium and the former Austrian kingdom at the funeral of King Mihai of Romania

-Margherita, Dowager Archduchess of Austria-Este, Archduke Karl, Archduke Dominic, Archduchess Maria Magdalena, Baron von Holzhausen & Baron Hanns von Holzhausen, Baroness Alexandra von Holzhausen, Mrs. Ferch, Archduke Georg, Archduke Martin of Austria-Este, Archduchess Katharina of Austria-Este, Princess von Isenburg attended the funeral service of King Mihai of Romania on Saturday {Source}
 {Photos}
Archduchess Maria Magdalena and Archduke Dominic are the children of Princess Ileana of Romania, thus a paternal first cousins of King Mihai...his father, Carol was the elder brother of their mother, Princess Ilena. Archduke Karl is the son of Otto von Habsburg. Margherita, Dowager Archduchess of Austria-Este is the mother of Archduke Lorenz, Archduke Martin, Alexandra is the daughter of Archduchess Maria Magdalena 

-Archduchess Marie Beatrice, Countess of Arco-Zinneberg celebrated her 63rd birthday on Monday.

Belgium

-King Philippe & Queen Mathilde held an audience with the President and First Lady of Haiti on Thursday {Photos}

-King Philippe attended the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation on Tuesday {Photos}

-Princess Astrid, The Archduchess of Austria-Este & Prince Lorenz, The Archduke of Austria-Este attended the funeral service of King Mihai of Romania on Saturday {Source}

-Prince Nicolas celebrated his 12th birthday on Wednesday.

-Prince Aymeric celebrated his 12th birthday on Wednesday.

Bulgaria

-King Simeon II attended the funeral of King Mihai of Romania on Saturday {Photos}

Denmark

-Queen Margrethe II held an audience with newly appointed ambassadors from Norway, Egypt, Austria, Israel, Mexico and the United States on Friday {Photos}

-Princess Benedikte, Princess of Sayn-Wittenstein Berleburg visited the exhibition Design Collaborations  on Friday {Photo}. On Saturday, the Queen of Denmark's younger sister hosted a holiday gathering for her patronages {Video}

France

-Princess Jeananne de Chantall d'Orléans & Baron Francois-Xavier de Sambucy de Sorgue  attended the funeral of King Mihai of Romania on Saturday {Photos}{Source}
Princess Chantall is the 9th child of Henri, Count of Paris & Princess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza, Countess of Paris. She is the younger sister of Prince Henri d'Orléans, Count of Paris and she was joined by her husband 

-Almudena Dailly celebrated her 13th birthday on Saturday.

Germany

-Georg, Prince of Prussia, Maximilian, Margrave of Baden, Valerie, Margravine of Baden & Duke Eberhard of Württemberg, Princess Anne de Ligneattended the funeral service of King Mihai of Romania on Saturday {Source}
Princess Anne de Ligne is the daughter of Alix, Dowager Princess of Ligne & Antoine Joachim Lamoral, Prince of Ligne

-Princess Christa Ingeborg von Thurn und Taxis celebrated her 76th birthday on Thursday.

Great Britain

-The Prince Charles of Wales,  Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge & Prince Harry of Wales attended the Grenfell Tower National Memorial Service on Thursday {Photos}

-The Prince Charles of Wales & Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall visited the 2017 Christmas celebrations at Borough Market on Wednesday {Photos}

-The Prince Charles of Wales attended the funeral of King Mihai of Romania on Saturday {Photos}

-Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge & Prince Harry of Wales attended the European premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi on Tuesday {Photos}.

-Prince Harry of Wales & Meghan Markle announced their wedding date at 19 May 2018 at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on Friday {Source}

-Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall hosted a Christmas Party for families supported by Helen & Douglas House and Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity on Wednesday {Photos}

-Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge attended the Christmas party of 'Magic Mums' community, held at Rugby Portobello Trust on Monday {Photos}

-Princess Eugenie of York attended  The Charge II boxing fundraiser at The Lindley Hall on Wednesday {Photos}

-James, Viscount Severn celebrated his 10th birthday on Sunday.

-Flora Alexandra Ogilvy celebrated her 23rd birthday on Friday.

-Ellen Mary Lascelles celebrated her 33rd birthday on Sunday.

Greece

-Queen Anne-Marie, Prince Nikolaos & Princess Irene attended the funeral of King Mihai of Romania on Saturday {Photos}

Italy

-Prince Emanuele Filiberto, The Prince of Venice attended the funeral service of King Mihai of Romania on Saturday {Source}
-Princess Isabella Vita Marin of Savoy-Aosta celebrated her 4th birthday on Thursday.

Jordan

-King Abdullah II & Crown Prince Hussein held an audience with Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia on Tuesday {Photos}

Princess Haya bint Hussein attended an International Humanitarian City Board meeting on Tuesday {Photos}

-Princess Muna & Princess Rym al-Aliattended the funeral service of King Mihai of Romania on Saturday {Source}
Princess Rym al-Ali is the sister-in-law of the current King, while Princess Muna is the current King's mother


Liechtenstein

-Princess Isabelle attended the funeral of King Mihai of Romania on Saturday {Source}
Princess Isabelle is the sister-in-law of Prince Hans-Adam II

-Maximillian Maria von Lattorff celebrated his 6th birthday on Sunday.

Luxembourg

-Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Prince Gulillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke, Princess Stéphanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess & Prince Sebastian attended a reception for participants in the missions of humanitarian aid and the operations of maintenance of the peace of the Luxembourg Army and the Grand Ducal Police on Tuesday {Source}

-Grand Duke Henri  attended the funeral services of King Mihai of Romania on Saturday {Photos}

-Princess Stéphanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess visited the Para Sempre exhibition at Portuguese Camões Cultural Center and visited the  Marché des créateurs organised by the Luxembourg Museum of Modern Art (MUDAM)  on Monday {Source}

Monaco

-Princess Stephanie & Camille Marie Kelly Gottlieb attended the 2017 Fight AIDS Monaco Christmas celebrations on Wednesday {Photos}

-Jazmin Grace Grimaldi attended the New York premiere of Phantom Thread  on Monday {Photos}

-Raphaël Casiraghi Elmaleh celebrated his 4th birthday on Sunday.

Morocco


-King Mohammed VI & Crwn Prince Moulay le Hassan attended the climate summit, One Planet Summit  on Tuesday {Photos}

The Netherlands

-Xavier Albert Alphons Brenninkmeijer celebrated his 2nd birthday on Saturday.

Norway

-King Harald V & Crown Prince Haakon attended a traditional Christmas service in Oslo Cathedral on Tuesday {Source}

-Crown Prince Haakon & Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended a Christmas and Luciafeiring celebration at Lørenskog Nursing Home on Wednesday {Source}. On Thursday, the future monarch and consort participated in a workshop with KOMPASSMAT on Food Work {Source}

-Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette Marit, Princess Ingrid Alexandra & Prince Sverre Magnus attended Nobel Peace Prize Concert held in honour of ICAN on Monday {Source}

Portugal

-Dom Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza attended the funeral service of King Mihai of Romania on Saturday {Source}
Romania

-Crown Princess Margareta, Prince Radu, Princess Elena, Alexander Philips Nixon, Princess Sofia, Princess Maria, Elisabeth-Karina de Roumanie Medforth-Mills, Irina Walker, Nicholas de Roumanie Medforth-Mills & Alina-Maria Binder a military and religious service prior to recieving the body of King Mihai I of Romania at the airport followed by a service at Peleș Castle on Wednesday {Source}{Source}{Video}
Princess Sofia, Princess Elena and Alexander Philips Nixon descended from the plane after accompanying the body back to Romania from Switzerland and joined the family for the service. Missing were Irina's husband, children and grandchildren, and Princess Sofia's daughter, Elisabetta-Maria de Roumanie Biarneix were not at the ceremony.

-Crown Princess Margareta, Prince Radu,  Prince Radu, Princess Elena, Alexander Philips Nixon, Princess Sofia, Princess Maria, Elisabeth-Karina de Roumanie Medforth-Mills, Irina Walker, Nicholas de Roumanie Medforth-Mills, Alina-Maria Binder attneded the funeral services of King Mihai of Romania on Saturday {Photos}

-Crown Princess Margareta, Prince Radu & Princess Maria attended a ceremony at the Romanian Parliament in honor of King Mihai I of Romania on Monday {Source}

-Princess Elena, Princess Sofia & Alexander Philips Nixon attended a ceremony in honor of King Mihai in Switzerland on Monday {Source}

Russia

-Maria Vladimirovna, Grand Duchess attended the funeral of King Mihai of Romania on Saturday {Source}
Saudi Arabia

-King Salaman bin Abdulaziz met with King Abdullah II & Crown Prince Hussien of Jordan on Tuesday {Photos}

Spain

-Queen Letizia undertook an official visit to Senegal this week {Source}

-King Juan Carlos & Queen Sofia attended the funeral of King Mihai of Romania on Saturday {Photos}{Video}{Video}{Source}
Queen Sofia is a first cousin of King Mihai through their parents-her father was the younger brother of his mother, both Mihai and Sofia were the grandchildren of King Constantine I of Greece and Queen Sofia of Greece, Princess of Prussia.

Sweden

-King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia, Princess Madeleine & Christopher Paul O'Neill attended the 2017 Nobel Prize Gala Dinner on Monday {Source}

-King Carl XVI Gustaf & Queen Silvia attended the funeral services of King Mihai of Romania on Saturday {Photos}{Video}{Source}

-Anna Margareta Syilla Desiree Silfverschiold celebrated her 11th birthday on Wednesday.

Yugoslavia

-Crown Prince Alexander & Crown Princess Katherine attended the funeral of King Mihai of Romania on Saturday {Photos}{Source}

Crown Prince Alexander is a paternal  1st cousin 1x removed of King Mihai. Crown Prince Alexander's grandmother, Maria, was the sister of King Carol II of Romania, Mihai's father.

-Crown Princess Katherine took part in the 100th anniversary celebrations of the Veljko Ramadanović School for Students with Visual Impairment on Tuesday {Photos}

Royal Profile: Princess Isabella of Denmark

Princess Isabella Henrietta Ingrid Margrethe of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat was born on 21 April 2007 as the eldest daughter and second c...