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}.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

The Royal Recap of the Royals You Love: November 13-19, 2017

Belgium

-King Philippe & Queen Mathilde attended a dinner with young entrepreneurs on Tuesday {Photos}

-King Philippe attended an honors ceremony on Tuesday {Photos}

-King Albert II, Queen Paola, Princess Astrid, The Archduchess of Austria-Este & Princess Claire attended the 2017 King's Day celebrations on Wednesday {Photos}{Photos}

Denmark

-Queen Margrethe II attended the Royal Life Guard's Anniversary Day on Thursday {Photos}

-Crown Prince Fredrik attended the Royal King Hunt on Thursday {Photos}

-Crown Princess Mary met with members of the Danish National Swimming team on Monday {Photos}

-Prince Joachim attended a farewell reception for outgoing Secretary-General of CARE Denmark Cooperation on Tuesday {Photos}.On Wednesday, the younger son of the Danish monarch attended the Danish Diabetes Association's Research League 2017 Awards ceremony on Wednesday {Photos}.

-Princess Marie lit the Christmas decorations at the BHV Marais department store in Paris on Wednesday {Photos}.

-Princess Benedikite, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg attended a concert in honor of her 45 years of service to her sister's reign on Tuesday {Source}

Great Britain

-Queen Elizabeth II visited Hull to mark its year as the United Kingdom's City of Culture on Thursday {Photos}

-The Prince Charles of Wales celebrated his 69th birthday on Tuesday.

-The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex  visited three 3 sites in North-East London that offer The Duke of Edinburgh Award to hear how the Award has been making a positive impact in the community on Wednesday {Source}

-Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge attended the final meeting of The Royal Foundation's Taskforce on the Prevention of Cyberbullying at London's Google headquarters on Thursday {Photos}

-Princess Beatrice of York visited The Children's Trust charity for children with brain injury on Friday {Source}

-Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge visited Hornsey Road Children's Centre on Tuesday {Photos}

-Peter Mark Andrew Philips celebrated his 40th birthday on Wednesday.

-Princess Alexandra of Kent, The Hon. Lady Ogilvy  presented The Royal Humane Society Awards on Tuesday {Photos}

-The Lady Davina Lewis celebrated her 40th birthday on Sunday.

-The Hon. Edward David Lascelles celebrated his 35th birthday on Sunday.

Germany

-Heinrich Albert Johann Georg, Prince of Prussia celebrated his 1st birthday on Friday.

Greece

-Princess Olga, Princess of Savoy-Aosta, The Duchess of Apulia celebrated her 46th birthday on Friday.

Jordan

-King Abdullah II held an audience with the President of Guinea on Monday {Photos}

-Queen Rania attended the 2017 Misk Global Forum on Wednesday {Photos}

-Abdul Hamid Al-Saleth celebrated his 25th birthday on Wednesday.

Liechtenstein

-Camilla Katharina Maria von Lattorff celebrated her 12th birthday on Tuesday.

Luxembourg

-Grand Duke Henri attended an international conference in bonn on Thursday {Photos}

-Prince Wenceslas de Nassau celebrated his 27th birthday on Friday.

Monaco

-Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene, Hereditary Prince Jacques, Princess Gabriella, Princess Caroline of Hanover, Princess Stephanie, Andrea Albert Pierre Casiraghi, Pierre Rainier Stefano Casiraghi, Beatrice Borromeo Casiraghi, Charlotte Marie Pomeline Casiraghi, Louis Robert Paul Ducruet, Pauline Grace Maguy Ducuret, Raphael Casiraghi Elmaleh, Baroness Elisabeth-Anne de Massy, Christian Louis de Massy, Jonkvrouw Leticia de Massy de Brouwer, Baron Jean-Leonard Taubert-Natta de Massy, Melanie-Antoinette de Massy, Jonkvrouw Rose de Brouwer & Jonkeer Sylvestre de Brouwer attended Monaco's National Day celebrations on Sunday {Photos}
Tatiana and her children were there-don't ask me why. That's right there with Charlene's brother Gareth...didn't belong at all. Raphael, Rose, Sylvestre, and Pauline only appeared on the balcony, the others appeared during the honor court ceremony and at the church service as well as on the balcony. Pauline had only flown in from NYC the night before according to her instagram likely arriving early that same morning. As for Princess Alexandra and Camille's absences...don't ask me.

-Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene, Hereditary Prince Jacques & Princess Gabriella visited the new micro-crèche "a farandola" managed by the early childhood section of the social service of the town hall of Monaco on Thursday {Photos}

-Prince Albert II & Princess Charlene attended the Red Cross Medal ceremony in conjunction with Sunday's National Day celebrations on Saturday {Photos}

-Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene, Princess Caroline of Hanover & Andrea Albert Pierre Casiraghi attended the Monaco National Day Gala on Sunday {Photos}

-Princess Stephanie & Camille Marie Kelly Gottlieb took part in the giving of gifts to eldery Monegasque residents on Saturday {Photos}

-Prince Albert II took part in the final leg of the No Finish Line 2017 Project on Wednesday {Photo}. On Thursday, he awarded the medals of honor to volunteers and associations {Photos}. On Friday, Monaco's Sovereign Prince awarded the medals of physical education and sports in conjunction with Sunday's National Day celebrations {Photos}

-Princess Caroline of Hanover  awarded the decorations of cultural merit in conjunction with Sunday's National Day celebrations on Saturday {Photos}

The Netherlands

-King Williem-Alexander attended the 50th anniversary celebrations of the village of Lelystad on Thursday {Photos}. On Friday, the Dutch monarch visited The Weekend Academy {Photos}

-Queen Maxima attended the signing of an agreement of the program 'More Music in the Classroom' on Tuesday {Photos}. On Friday the first Dutch Queen-Consort in 100 years visited a small business in The Netherlands {Photos}

-Pieter Anton Marits Erik van Vollenhoven celebrated his 9th birthday on Sunday.

Norway

-Princess Märtha Louise attended the 100th anniversary celebration of Feiret Hørselshemmedes Landsforbund on Friday {Source}

Romania

-Princess Elena celebrated her 67th birthday on Wednesday.

-Princess Maria  visited the exhibition The Royal Family of Romania on the Front of the Great War (1916-1918) at the Cotroceni National Museum on Monday {Source}

Sweden

-King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria & Prince Daniel attended a diplomatic reception on Wednesday {Source}

-King Carl XVI Gustaf & Queen Silvia attended the Prince Eugen Medal Award Ceremony on Friday {Source}

-Crown Princess Victoria held an audience with volunteers from Stockholm Pride on Wednesday {Source}. On Thursday, the eldest daughter of the current Swedish monarch held an audience with the President of the European Parliament {Source}. On Friday, the future monarch continued her walks through Swedish counties, this time to Värmland {Source}

-India Tani Ambler celebrated her 14th birthday on Monday

Yugoslavia

-Crown Princess Katherine
celebrated her 74th birthday on Monday.

Royal Profile: Pieter van Vollenhoven

Pieter Anton Maurits Erik van Vollenhoven was born 19 November 2008 as the second child of Prince Pieter-Christiaan Michiel of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven & Princess Anita Theodora of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven-van Eijk {Source}. He has one sister {Source}:

  • Emma Francisca Catharina van Vollenhoven (2006)

He is the grandson of Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and Prof. Pieter van Vollenhoven{Source}. Due to Dutch law, he is currently not in succession after the abdication of his great-aunt, Princess Beatrix in 2013. It is likely he will lead a fairly normal lifestyle.

Royal Profile: The Hon. Edward David Lascelles

The Hon. Edward David Lascelles was born 19 November 1982 as the youngest son of  David Lascelles, The 8th Earl of Harewood and Margaret Rosalind Messenger {Source}. He has three older siblings, two siblings-in-law, a niece, and four nephews{Source}:
  1. Lady Emily Tsering Lascelles Shard (1975)
    1. Matthew Shard
      1. Isacc Shard(2009)
      2. Ida Shard (2009)
      3. Otis Shard (2011)
  2. The Hon. Benjamin Lascelles (1978)
    1. Carolina Valez Robledo (m. 2009){Source}
      1. Mateo Lascelles (2013)
  3. Alexander Edgar Lascelles, Viscount Lascelles (1980)
    1. Leo Cyrus Anthony Lascelles (2008, Alexander did not marry Leo's mother)
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. He shares a birthday with his 2nd cousin 1x removed through George V, The Lady Davina Lewis.


He obtained royal consent to marry his long-term girlfriend, Sophie Cartlidge, on 2 August 2014.

Unlike his two eldest siblings, Emily and Benjamin, he is in succession for the British throne, where he is in 56th position as their parents were married prior to his birth {Source}. 

Royal Profile: 20 Facts about The Lady Davina Lewis

  1. The Lady Davina Elizabeth Alice Benedikte Lewis is the oldest daughter and second child of Prince Richard, The Duke of Gloucester and Birgitte, The Duchess of Gloucester{Source}.
  2. She was born on 19 November 1977{Source}.
  3. She has two siblings {Source}:
    1. Alexander Windsor,Earl of Ulster (1974) 
    2. Lady Rose Gilman (1981)
  4. She has two siblings-in-law{Source}:
    1. Dr. Claire Alexandra Windsor, The Countess of Ulster
    2. George Gilman
  5. She has two nephews {Source}:
    1. Xan Windsor, Lord Culloden (2007) 
    2. Rufus Gilman
  6. She has two nieces {Source}:
    1. The Lady Cosima Windsor (2010) 
    2. Lyla Gilman (2010)
  7. She is first cousin once removed to Queen Elizabeth II.
  8. She was born at St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London, England on 19 November 1977. 
  9. At the time of her birth, she was 11th in line for the throne after her brother, she is now 25th+ after the birth of several cousins and her niece and nephew.
  10. She grew up with her parents and two siblings in an apartment in Kensington Palace. 
  11. She attended Kensington Preparatory School in Notting Hill, 
  12. After Kensington Prep, she attended St. George's School, Ascot. 
  13. She is a graduate of the University of the West of England, where she studied Media Studies.
  14. During a vacation in Bali, she met and fell in love with New Zealander carpenter and a surfing enthusiast, Gary Lewis
  15. After a four year courtship, the pair married in a small ceremony at the chapel at Kensington Palace on 31 July 2004, of which the only members of the Royal Family that were present were her parents.
  16. It was on this day that Davina became a stepmother to Lewis's son, Ari Lewis, whom which was from a previous relationship. 
  17. Together, they have two children. as well as Gary's son from a previous relationship:
    1. Ari Lewis (stepson, 1992)
    2. Senna Kowhai Lewis (2010)
    3. Tāne Mahuta Lewis (2012)
  18. She, her husband and their young family present live in her husband's native New Zealand, away from the craziness of Royal life and rarely perform public duties.
  19.  However, she and her family are invited to family events, such as weddings (they attended THE Royal Wedding of 2011), funerals (Seen here in 2005 at Princess Alice's funeral), and other low-key events such as the Gatcombe Horse Trials (2012).
  20.  In 2005, they were invited to attend the Queen's reception for members of the New Zealand All Blacks {Source}. Other than this, they tend to live fairly normal lives.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Royal Profile: Heinrich, Prince of Prussia

Heinrich Albert Johann Georg, Prince of Prussia was born 17 November 2016 as the third son and fourth child of Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia and Princess Sophie of Prussia, Princess von Isenburg {Source}. He has three older siblings{Source}:
  1. Carl Friedrich Franz Alexander, Hereditary Prince of Prussia (2013)
  2. Prince Louis Ferdinand Christian Albrecht of Prussia (2013)
  3. Princess Emma Marie Charlotte Sophie of Prussia (2015)
Very little is known about him, but it is likely he will lead a fairly normal life in Germany. He is distantly in line for the British throne as a greatx4 grandson of Queen Victoria through her son Prince Alfred, The Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. With the new succession laws in place in the United Kingdom, he did not displace his sister Princess Emma Marie, in succession for the British throne.

Prince Heinrich was baptized in the Chapel of St. Michael at Hohenzollern Castle on 13 May 2017, with no word on who his godparents are.

Royal Profile: Prince Wenceslas de Nassau

Prince Wenceslas François Baudoin Léopold Juraj Marie Marc d'Aviano de Nassau was born 17 October 1999 as the son of Prince Jean of Luxembourg and his first wife, Hélène Suzanna Vestur. He has two older siblings, a brother-in-law, and a younger brother:
  1. Princess Marie-Gabrielle de Nassau (1986)
    1. Antonius Willms (m. 2017)
  2. Prince Constantin de Nassau (1988)
  3. Prince Carl-Johan de Nassau (1992)


He grew up in Paris with his siblings. His father renounced his succession rights when he married Vestur and renounced the rights to the throne for his children. It's likely he leads a fairly normal lifestyle and not much is known about him.

Royal Profile: Princess Olga of Greece, Princess of Savoy-Aosta, Duchess of Apulia

Princess Olga Isabelle of Greece, Princess of Savoy-Aosta, Duchess of Apulia was born 17 November 1971 as the second daughter of Prince Michael of Greece and Marina, Consort of Prince Michael of Greece and Denmark {Source}.

She has an older sister, a brother-in-law, and two nephews{Source}:
  1. Princess Alexandra of Greece (1968)
    1. Nicholas Mirzayantz
      1. Tigran Mirzayantz
      2. Darius Mirzayantz

She and her sister grew up in France and the United States, spending summers in Greece. She was educated in England, Italy and the United States. She attended boarding school in England, before studying history in Rome. She graduated Princeton University, and holds a degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. She also studied phalaena and did photography in Panama.

After graduation, she worked as an interior decorator. She worked as a lepidopterist, where she helped set up and worked in the Liquid Jungle Lab in Panama in co-operation with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. She now makes a living as a journalist and film maker.

Despite being a Greek Princess by title, she is not in line for the Greek throne because her parents marriage was unequal. She also does not bear Her Royal Highness or is considered a Princess of Denmark. One of her father's first cousins is Prince Philip,The Duke of Edinburgh-Prince Philip's father was Prince Michael's uncle. This would make Olga Prince Charles's (as well as Anne, Andrew and Edward's) second cousin via King George I of Greece. In relation to the present Greek Royal Family, Olga is Constantine's 2nd cousin through George I as well. Constantine is George I's great grandson through Constantine I and Olga is his great granddaughter through Prince Christopher. Also through this way, through Queen Sofia of Spain, she is related to the Spanish Royal Family.


Her engagement to Prince Aimone of Savoy, Duke of Apulia was announced in May 2005. They were married three years later, on 16 September 2008 at the Italian Embassy in Russia. Their religious ceremony took place on 17 September 2008 in Greece. Attendees to their wedding ceremony included: Queen Sofia of Spain, King Constantine II of Greece, Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, Princess Irene of Greece & Denmark, her parents, her sister, the entire Aosta branch of the House of Savoy (with the exception of 78 year old Margherita, Dowager Archduchess of Austria-Este).

Three years and some odd months later, they would have a child together. They would go on to have two more children as well. Their children are{Source}:

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Royal Profile: Abdul Hamid Al-Saleh

Abdul Hamid Al-Saleh was born 15 November 1992 as the son of Princess Alia bint Hussein of Jordan and Sayyid Mohammed Al-Saleh {Source}. He has an older half-brother and a full brother:


Not much is publicly known about him. He is not in line for the Jordanian throne, coming from the maternal side. It is likely that he leads a fairly normal lifestyle. His uncle is the current King of Jordan.

Royal Profile: 40 Facts about Peter Philips

  1. Peter Mark Andrew Philips was born the eldest son of The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal and her first husband, Captain Mark Philips on 15 November 1977{Source}.
  2. He is the 1st legitimate grandchild of a monarch to be born without a title or courtesy title in 500 years, the last being . 
  3. At the time of his birth, there was a 41-gun salute from the Tower of London. 
  4. His godparents were:
    1. The Prince of Wales (his uncle, who he nearly shares a birthday with)
    2. the Rt. Rev'd. Geoffrey Tiarks
    3. Captain Hamish Lochore
    4. Lady Cecil Cameron of Lochiel 
    5. Jane Holderness-Roddam
  5. Peter has no biological brothers, but has one full younger sister{Source}:
    1. Zara Anne Elizabeth Phillips-Tindall (1981)
  6. He has one brother-in-law
    1. Michael James Tindall (1978, m. 2011)
  7. He also has a niece:
    1. Mia Grace Tindall (2014)
  8. Through his father's past relationships and marriages, he has two half-sisters {Source}:
    1. Felicity Tonkin (1985) 
    2. Stephanie Philips (1997)
  9. From 1980-1990, Peter attended Port Regis School. 
  10. Upon graduating from there, he attended the same school previously attended by his maternal grandfather and uncles, Gordonstun School in Scotland. 
  11. He attended the University of Exeter, graduating with a Sports Science degree.
  12. After graduating in 2000, Peter worked for various organizations. 
  13. First, he worked as a corporate hospitality manager for Jaguar, before moving on to work as a sponsorship accounts manager for WilliamsF1 Racing Team. 
  14. He worked for Royal Bank of Scotland from 2005-2012. 
  15. During his time at the Royal Bank of Scotland, he worked in a branch in Hong Kong.
  16. He now works as a managing director for an organization known as SEL UK, where he manages his sister's equestrian career {Source}.
  17. Contrary to his sister's life, Peter leads a very low public profile. 
  18. He dated a few women before meeting Autumn Philips, and marrying her in 2008. 
  19. Together, they have two daughters:
    1. Miss Savannah Anne Kathleen Philips (2010)
    2. Miss Isla Elizabeth Philips (2012)
  20. In August 2012, he was the Guest of Honor at the 2012 Rugby Leauge Challenge Cup Finals between Warrington Wolves and Leeds Rhinos. 
  21. In June 2013, he participated in the organization of The London Leg of the Global Champions Tour {Video}. Mr. Philips also participated in the event in 2014.
  22. At his birth, he was 6th in line for the throne. 
  23. Presently, Mr. Philips is 13th after three uncles, six cousins, two 1st cousin 1x removed, and his mother.
  24. In 2018, he will move down another spot, to 14th position with the birth of the third child of his cousin The Duke of Cambridge.
  25. He is the eldest grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II & The Duke of Edinburgh.
  26. In addition to his sister, he has the following cousins, who are also grandchildren of #25:
    1. The Duke of Cambridge (1982)
    2. Prince Harry of Wales (1984)
    3. Princess Beatrice of York (1988)
    4. Princess Eugenie of York (1990)
    5. The Lady Louise Moutbatten-Windsor (2003)
    6. James, Viscount Severn (2007)
  27. On his maternal side, he is the nephew of:
    1. The Prince of Wales
      1. Diana, Princess of Wales
      2. Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall
    2. The Prince Andrew Albert Christian Edward, The Duke of York (1960)
      1. Sarah, Duchess of York (1959, m. 1986-1996, div)
    3. The Prince Edward Anthony Richard Louis, The Earl of Wessex (1964)
      1. Sophie, The Countess of Wessex (1964, m. 19999)
  28. He was named:
    1. Peter: his paternal grandfather, Major Peter William Garside Phillips (1920–1998)
    2. Mark: For his father
    3. Andrew: for his uncle, Prince Andrew
  29. He is the former stepson of Sandy Pflueger (m. 1997-2012, div)
  30. He is the stepson of Sir Vice Admrial Timothy Laurence.
  31. He is the paternal grandson of Major Peter William Garside Phillips (1920–1998) and Anne Patricia Phillips (1926–1988).
  32. His paternal aunt was Sarah Anne Philips Staples (1951-2014, death) {Source}.
  33. Through his paternal aunt Sarah, he was the nephew of Francis A. Staples (m. 1981-2014, her death)  {Source}.
  34. His astrological sign is Scorpio.
  35. He is the son-in-law of Brian Kelly & Kathleen McCarthy {Source}.
  36. Through his wife, he has four brothers-in-law{Source}:
    1. Kevin Kelly
    2. Chris Kelly
    3. Ian Kelly
    4. Arthur Kelly
  37. During his days in University, he played for the school's Ruby team {Source}.
  38. He shares a birthday with 
    1. American actress Shailene Woodley 
    2. TV presenter Andrew Castle
  39. He shares a birthday with the following fellow royals:
    1. Princess Elena of Romania (1950)
    2. Mr. Abdul Hamid Al-Saleh (1992) (Jordan)
  40. The eldest grandson of Queen Elizabeth II is known to be close to his cousin Prince William and supported him after the death of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997 {Source}.

Royal Profile: Princess Elena of Romania

Princess Elena of Romania was born 15 November 1950 as second fo five daughters of King Michai I of Romania and Queen Anne of Romania {Source}. She has one older sister, and three younger sisters, as well as two brothers-in-law, two nephews, two nieces, several nieces and nephews-in-law, and great nieces and nephews{Source}:
  1. Crown Princess Margareta (1949)
    1. Prince Radu of Romania (1997)
  2. Mrs. Irina Walker (1953)
    1. John Kreuger (m 1983, div 2003)
      1. Michael Torsten de Roumanie Kreuger (1985)
        1. Tara Littlefeld (m. 2011)
          1. Kohen de Roumanie Kreuger (2012)
      2. Angelica Margaretta Bianca de Roumanie Kreuger Knight (1986)
        1. Richard Robert Knight (m 2009)
          1. Courtney Bianca Knight (2007)
          2. Diana Knight (2011)
    2. John Westley Walker (m 2003)
  3. Princess Maria of Romania (1964)
    1. Kazimierz Wieslaw Mystkowsk (m 1995, div 2002)
She was baptized in the Romanian Orthodox Church, with her  paternal grandmother and namesake, Queen Helena, as one of her godparents.

She grew up throughout Europe, in England, Italy, and Switzerland {Source}. She began her formal education in Italy. She would later attend boarding schools in both Switzerland and England, graduating from Effingham House in Little Common, Bexhill-on-Sea  in 1965{Source}.

Upon completing her education, she joined a choral group and traveled for a year and a half to Southeast Asia, visiting India, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Iran, Malta and the Province of Tirol in Italy{Source}. During this time, she discovered a passion for travel, and her desire to learn as much as possible about people and cultures of the world{Source}. When she returned to Europe, she began working for Christie's Auctionhouse, as a dealer for artwork and jewelry sales in Switzerland{Source}. After a few years of this, she set off for London, where she took a course in administration, and worked at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts as a part of a project dedicated to assisting children with auditory issues{Source}. Two years later, Princess Elena began woring with an organization that helped children with hearing issues{Source}.

Her time a Christie's had a deep impact on the second born of five girls to the former King of Romania, after working with children with hearing issues in the arts for several years, she became involved with restorartion of art objects in London and working with the Anton Ulerich Museum in Hannover, Germany to restore a ceramic collection{Source}.

In 1982, the thirty-two year old Princess found herself back in England and in love. She married Robin Medforth-Mills in a civil ceremony in England {Source}. They would later wed religiously on 24 September 1983 at a Greek Orthodox Church in Lausanne, Switzerland{Source}. Togeter, she and Dr. Robin MEdforth-Mills have two children{Source}:
  1. Mr. Nicholas de Roumanie Medforth-Mills (1985)
  2. Miss Elisabeta Karina de Roumanie Medforth-Mills (1989)
She and Dr. Medforth-Mills would divorce in 1991, and he would die in 2002. She remarried His Excellency Alexander Phillips Nixon in 1998 in a civil ceremony, and would later celebrate a relgious ceremony in 2013 {Source}.

After the 1989 Romanian Revolution, she set up a foundation thewas originally set for assisting children with disabilites  or poor living conditions in northeast England, and children with difficulties in Romania {Source}. THe Princess Elena Foundation would later merge with her sister's foundation, The Crown Princess Margareta Foundation, where Princess Elena serves on the Board of Governers {Source}.

She holds close ties to Romania and supports several interests in Romanian culture and economic interests both in Romania and England {Source}. Princess Elena spends several weeks a year in Romania, especially around Christmas and in the late spring {Source}.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Royal Profile: Camilla von Lattorff

Camilla Katharina Maria von Lattorff was born 14 November 2005, and is the daughter of Philip von Lattorff and Princess Tatjana of Liechtenstein{Source}.

She has three brothers and four sisters, two older sisters, an older brother, and two younger sisters and a younger brother{Source}{Source}:
  1. Lukas Maria von Lattorff (2000)
  2. Elisabeth von Lattorff (2002)
  3. Marie von Lattorff (2004)
  4. Anna Pia Theresia Maria von Lattorff (2007)
  5. Sophia Katharina Maria von Lattorff (2009)
  6. Maximilian von Lattorff (2011)


It is likely given that she is not in line for the Liechtenstein throne due to Male-preference cognatic primogeniture.

It is likely that she speaks German, the official language of Liechtenstein. Other than that, very little is known about the Princely Family of Liechtenstein. They tend to keep out of the limelight.

Royal Profile: The Prince Charles of Wales

Charles Philip Arthur George Mountbatten-Windsor otherwise known as The Prince Charles of Wales was born on 14 November 1948 weighing 7 lbs 6oz, he was the eldest son and heir apparent to The Princess Elizabeth, The Duchess of Edinburgh and Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace{Source}. He has a younger sister, and two younger brothers, as well as a former brother-in-law, former sister-in-law, current sister-in-law, several nieces and nephews, as well as great nieces and nephews:

  1. The Princess Anne Alice Elizabeth Louise, The Princess Royal (15 August 1950)
    1. Captain Mark Anthony Peter Phillips (m. 1973-1992, div)
      1. Peter Mark Andrew Phillips (1977)
        1. Autumn Patricia Kelly Philips (1978, m. 2008)
          1. Savannah Anne Kathleen Phillips (2010)
          2. Isla Elizabeth Phillips (29 March 2012) 
      2. Zara Anne Elizabeth Phillips Tindall (1981)
        1. Michael James Tindall (1978)
          1. Miss Mia Grace Tindall (2014)
    2. Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence (1955, m. 1992)
  2. The Prince Andrew Albert Christian Edward, The Duke of York (1960)
    1. Sarah, Duchess of York (1959, m. 1986-1996, div)
      1. Princess Beatrice Elizabeth Mary of York (1988)
      2. Princess Eugenie Victoria Helena of York (1990) 
  3. The Prince Edward Anthony Richard Louis, The Earl of Wessex (1964)
    1. Sophie, The Countess of Wessex (1964, m. 19999)
      1. The Lady Louise Alice Elizabeth Mary Mountbatten-Windsor (2003)
      2. James Mountbatten-Windsor, Viscount Severn (2007)
His godparents were:
  • King George V (his maternal grandfather)
  • King Haakon VIII (his distant cousin)
  • Queen Mary (his maternal great grandmother)
  • The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (his maternal aunt)
  • Prince George of Greece (his paternal granduncle)
  • Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine (his paternal great-grandmother)
  • Patricia Edwina Victoria Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma (his paternal cousin)
  • The Hon. David Bowes-Lyon (his maternal granduncle)


When he was just three years old, he became heir-apparent to the throne at his mother's ascendance to the throne in 1952{Source}.

He was 4 years old on his mother's 2 June 1953 Cpronation at Westminister Abbey. Many who watched the Coronation have vivid memories of him seated between his widowed grandmother, now to be known as Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, and his aunt, Princess Margaret. {Source}.

Unlike his mother's upbringing of an education at Buckingham Palace, the young Prince's parents decided to educate him at top private schools in London{Source}. He began his education at the prestigious Hill House school in West London, shortly before his eighth birthday {Source}. After just one school year (10 months to be exact), he became a boarder at the prestigious Cheam School. Like his father previously, Prince Charles attended Gordonstoun School beginning when he was 13 years old{Source}. In 1966, he attended two terms as an exchange student at Timbertop, a remote outpost of the Geelong Church of England Grammar School in Melbourne, Australia{Source}.. After two terms in Australia, he returned for a final year at Gordonstoun School, where he was appointed School Guardian (Head Boy){Source}.. Having passed six O Levels, the Prince took a Levels in 1967, where he received a B in History, C in French and a disticition in an optional special history paper. After graduting from Gordonstoun, he attended the University of Cambridge, where he studied archaeology and anthropology at Trinity College, changing to history for the latter half of his degree, and was awarded a 2:2 degree in 1970{Source}..

When he was just 9 years old, his mother created him The Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester{Source}. He was invested as Prince of Wales by The Queen on 1st July 1969 in a colorful ceremony at Caernarfon Castle{Source}. Before the investiture The Prince had spent a term at the University College of Wales at Aberystwyth, learning to speak Welsh.{Source}

In February 1970, he took his seat in the House of Lords. A year later, the Prince began a brief military career. He flew himself to Royal Air Force (RAF) Cranwell in Lincolnshire, to train as a jet pilot. At his own request, The Prince had received flying instruction from the RAF during his second year at Cambridge. In September 1971 after the passing out parade at Cranwell, The Prince embarked on a naval career, following in the footsteps of his father, grandfather and both his great-grandfathers. The six-week course at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, was followed by service on the guided missile destroyer HMS Norfolk and two frigates. He qualified as helicopter pilot in 1974 before joining 845 Naval Air Squadron, which operated from the Commando carrier HMS Hermes. On 9th February 1976, The Prince took command of the coastal minehunter HMS Bronington for his last nine months in the Navy.

On 29th July 1981, The Prince of Wales married Lady Diana Spencer in St Paul's Cathedral{Source}. The Spencer family had a long standing connection with the British Royal Family-Lady Diana's father had been a equerry to Queen Elizabeth's parents and Lady Diana's maternal grandmother was a close friend and lady-in-waiting to Prince Charles's grandmother{Source}. The Prince's marriage produced two sons, in addition to a daughter-in-law, a grandson and a granddaughter{Source}:

  1. Prince William Arthur Phillip Louis, The Duke of Cambridge (1982)
    1. Catherine Elizabeth, The Duchess of Cambridge (1982)
      1. Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge (2013)
      2. Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge (2015)
  2. Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales (1984) 

During their marriage, the Prince and Princess of Wales carried out numerous overseas tours and engagements throughout the United Kingdom. In December 1992, it was announced that the Prince and Princess of Wales agreed to separate. The marriage was official dissolved in August 1996. Even with the end of the marriage, the Princess remained a member of the British Royal Family as mother of the heir apparent's heir. She continued to reside at Kensington Palace and carry out work for numerous charities. Upon her death in August 1997, the Prince flew to Paris with his two former sister-in-laws to accompany her body back to England. On the day of her funeral, he accompanied their two sons, who were age 15 and 12 at the time behind the coffin from The Mall to Westminster Abbey, along with the Princess's former father-in-law and her younger brother.

In April 2005, Prince Charles chose to make another change in his familial life. He marriedCamilla Parker-Bowels at the Guildhall, Windsor. After the ceremony, Camilla became known as The Duchess of Cornwall, which is one of the titles that Prince Charles holds as heir apparent{Source}. She chose this title out of respect for her stepsons and the association the title Princess of Wales had with their mother. From his second marriage, he gained a stepson and stepdaughter, who were later joined by their own spouses and children:
  1. Tom Parker-Bowels
    1. Sara Parker-Bowles
      1. Lola Parker-Bowles (2007)
      2. Freddy Parker-Bowles (2010)
  2. Laura Lopes
    1. Harry Lopes
      1. Eliza Lopes (2008)
      2. Gus Lopes (2009)
      3. Louis Lopes (2009)


Prince Charles is very active in charity work. He has developed an organization titled The Prince's Charities, which he is patron and President of. The charity reflects his long term and innovated perspectives, and seeks to address areas that have previous unmet needs. The Prince's primary interests are in feilds such as the built of the environment, global sustainability, youth opportunity, education and faith.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Royal Profile: India Ambler

India Tani Ambler was born 13 November 2003 as the daughter of Charles Edward Ambler and Helen Jane Ross {Source}. She has an older sister{Source}:


She is the paternal granddaughter of Princess Margaretha, Mrs. Ambler, thus is a great niece of King Carl XVI Gustaf{Source}.


She is not in line for the Swedish throne, and thus does not perform royal duties. However, she is in line for the British throne, distantly, as a relative of Queen Victoria. Currently, India is 230+ in line for the British Throne.

Royal Profile: Crown Princess Katherine of Yugoslavia

Crown Princess Katherine of Yugoslavia was born Katherine Clairy Batis on 13 November 1943 as the daughter of Robert and Anna Batis {Source}.

Crown Princess Katherine had a worldly education, studying in Greece, Switzerland, and the United States. Her primary educational years were spent in Greece and Switzerland{Source}. She studied business at the University of Denver, Colorado and the University of Dallas, Texas {Source}. After graduation, she spent a few years working in business in the United States {Source}. In 2007, Crown Princess Katherine was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of Sheffield{Source}.

She has been married twice{Source}. Crown Princess Katherine has two children and five grandchildren from her first marriage, as well as three stepsons from her second marriage{Source}. Her children, grandchildren and stepchildren are{Source}:


  1. David Andrews 
  2. Alexander Andrews 
    1. Alison Andrews 
      1. Amanda 
      2. Stephanie 
      3. Nicolas 
      4. Michael 
  3. Hereditary Prince Peter of Yugoslavia
  4. Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia
  5. Prince Philip of Yugoslavia




Crown Princess Katherine’s charitable activities have been numerous, especially since the conflict in the former Yugoslavia{Source}. She is the Patron of several humanitarian organizations including{Source}:



She speaks Greek, English, French and some Spanish{Source}. Crown Princess Katherine enjoys music, reading, and all the activities that regard children, cooking, the theatre and cross-country skiing{Source}.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

The Royal Recap of the Royals You Love: November 6-12, 2017

Austria

-Archduchess Maria-Stella celebrated her 4th birthday on Saturday.

Belgium

-King Philippe & Queen Mathilde continued their visit to India this week {Photos}{Photos}{Photos}{Photos}{Photos}{Photos}{Photos}{Photos}

-Princess Astrid, The Archduchess of Austria-Este attended a Ceremony in honor of unknown soldier and the fallen during the two world wars on Saturday {Photos}

Bhutan

-King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck attended the Trakar Kuchoe on Tuesday {Photos}

-Queen Jetsun Pema attended the 30th anniversary celebrations of the signing of the Montreal Protocol on Monday {Photos}. Om Saturday, she formally launched the "Bhutan for Life" initiative {Photos}

-King Jigme Singye Wangchuck celebrated his 62nd birthday on Saturday.

-Prince Dasho Ugyen Jigme Wangchuck celebrated his 23rd birthday on Saturday.

Denmark

-Queen Margrethe II presented the Ebbe Munck's Honorary Prize 2017 on Wednesday {Photos}.

-Crown Princess Mary attended the Hack4girls 2017 on Tuesday {Video}. On Friday, the future queen consort attended the launch of #Childmothers. 17 pigers historier om at blive mor som barn at Bogforum 2017 {Photos}

-Prince Joachim presented the CSR People Prize 2017 on Tuesday {Photos}. On Thursday, the younger son of the Danish monarch visited Synnejysk Ambassade, where he spoke about his relationship with Sønderjylland and the CARE relief organization {Photos}

-Princess Marie took part in the Danish Alzheimer's Association's conference titled Meeting of the Minds  on Thursday {Photos}

-Princess Benedikte, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg presented the  Gudmund Schack's Memorial Fund scholarships and visited the SOS Children's Village office at Vesterbro{Source}{Video}

Great Britain

-Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince Charles of Wales, Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, Sophie, The Countess of Wessex, Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge & Prince Harry of Wales attended the Rememberance Sunday services on Sunday {Photos}{Source}

-Queen Elizabeth II attended an investiture ceremony on Tuesday {Source}. On Wednesday, the United Kingdom's longest reigning monarch attended the re-opening the Sir Joseph Hotung Gallery of China and South Asia at the British Museum on Wednesday {Photos}.

-The Prince Charles of Wales & Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall undertook a two-day visit to India on Tuesday and Wednesday {Photos}

-The Prince Andrew, The Duke of York attended a charity dinner for the Outward Bound Association in Monaco on Tuesday {Photos}

-Prince Harry of Wales officially opened the Field of Remembrance at Westminister Abbey on Thursday {Photos}

-Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge attended the Place2B School Leaders Forum 2017 on Wednesday {Source}

-The Lady Louise Windsor celebrated her 14th birthday on Tuesday.

-Alexander Charles Ogilvy celebrated his 21st birthday on Sunday.

Japan

-Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko, Crown Prince Naruhito, Crown Princess Masako, Fumihito, Prince Akishino, Kiko, Princess Akishino & Princess Mako of Akishino attended a fall garden party on Thursday {Photos}

Jordan

-King Abdullah II held an audience with the President and First Lady of Hungary on Monday {Photos}. On Tuesday,Jordan's monarch attened  the inauguration of the World Science Forum 2017 {Photos}. On SATurday, the Jordanian monarch attended the inauguration of the second ordinary session of the 18th Parliament {Photos}

-Crown Prince Hussein visited the Civil Defence Directorate and inspects the Jordan 4X4 Club on Wednesday {Photos}

Italy

-Azaea Beatrice Corvalán-Reyna y de Saboya celebrated her 44th birthday on Saturday
Azaea Beatrice Corvalán-Reyna y de Saboya is a granddaughter of the last king of Italy

Luxembourg

-Prince Guillaume, The Hereditary Grand Duke celebrated his 36th birthday on Saturday

Monaco

-Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene,Hereditary Prince Jacques & Princess Gabriella attended a charity dinner for the Outward Bound Association in Monaco on Tuesday {Photos}.

-Prince Albert II, Princess Stephanie & Camille Marie Kelly Gottlieb attended a screning of A Country Girl  in honor of Princess Grace's 88th birthday on Saturday {Source}

-Prince Albert II  Monaco's prince attended the launch of Monacotech 2017 on Wednesday{Photos}

-Pierre Rainier Stefano Casiraghi attended the 2017 Golden Foot Awards on Thursday {Photos}.

-Pauline Grace Maguy Ducruet attendedthe CHANEL celebration of the launch of The Coco Club at The Wing Soho on Friday {Photos}

The Netherlands

-Queen Maxima visited Hofstad Lyceum to speak with students about being LGBTQ Friendly as part of the GSA on Wednesday {Photos}

Norway

-King Harald V attended the official reception ceremony for the first of three F-35 combat aircrafts at Ørland Air Station on Friday {Source}

-Crown Prince Haakon & Crown Princess Mette-Marit undertook an official visit to Ethiopia this week {Source}{Photos}


Portugal

-Princess Sofia of Bourbon-Two Scilies celebrated her 9th birthday on Sunday.

Romania

-King Michai I an update was issued on his general health condition stating that  his condition has"... worsened and has a marked weakness, with a significant decrease in resistance..." on Monday {Source}.

-Crown Princess Margareta & Prince Radu flew to Switzerland in order to be with King Michai I on Monday {Source}
I have a weird feeling her sisters won't be too far behind and it won't be long, sadly.

-Princess Maria represented Crown Princess Margareta at a ceremony to commemorate the BRItish soilders fallen in  WWI & WWII on Sunday.

-Irina Walker & John Wesley Walker celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary on Friday.

Saudi Arabia


-Princess Ameera bint Aidan bin Nayef Al-Tawell celebrated her 34th birthday on Monday.

Spain

-King Felipe VI & Queen Letizia presided over an official visit from Israel on Monday and Tuesday {Photos}

-King Juan Carlos I presided over the  board meeting of the royal board of the naval museum on Thursday {Photos}

Sweden

-King Carl XVI Gustaf held a meeting with the Swedish Academy's Permanent Sectary on Tuesday {Source}. On Thursday, Sweden's monarch held audiences with newly appointed ambassadors from Ireland, Hungary, Tunisia & Zambia {Source}. On Friday, he chaired a  board meeting was held in the World Scout Foundation {Source}

-Queen Siliva chaired a board meeting of  HM Queen Silvia Foundation Care About the Children Foundation  on Monday {Source}. On Thursday, the Swedish Queen-Consort participated in the inauguration of Ekerö municipality's new retirement home Söderströmsgården {Source}.

-Crown Princess Victoria held an audience with representatives from Svenska Lottakåren on Tuesday {Source}. On Wednesday, the future monarch of Sweden unveiled a new portrait of herself given to her as a gift form the National Portrait Gallery {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 ...