Royal News: Monday, 25 September 2017

Denmark
Getty Images: Danish Crown Prince Frederik Visits China – Day 2
Getty Images: Danish Crown Prince Frederik Visits China – Day 3

UK
BBC: Prince Harry opens Invictus Games in Toronto
BBC: Meghan Markle attends as Prince Harry launches Invictus Games
Daily Mail: Now Charles promotes his loyal aide to director role: Controversial former valet is appointed to firm Prince set up to sell goods at Highgrove
Daily Mail: The most chilling betrayal of all: RICHARD KAY on the disturbing revelations that royal physicians drugged Diana and were terrified she’d pass on her ‘dangerous’ illness
Daily Mail: Boyfriend duties! Prince Harry visited girlfriend Meghan Markle on set of legal drama Suits to watch her filming ahead of Invictus Games where they attended their first official engagement and he hands out medals
Daily Mail: Prince William accompanies the Queen to church as he joins Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall at Balmoral (but pregnant Kate stays at home in London)
Daily Mail: Lady in leather! Meghan Markle channels her inner rock chick for her first official engagement with Harry (and the look is world’s apart from demure Kate’s early days with William)
Daily Mail: Part of The Firm now Meghan? Harry’s girl was escorted by one of the prince’s own Scotland Yard protection officers as she attended her first official Royal engagement at Invictus Games on Saturday
Daily Mail: Harry hands out Invictus medals but there is no show from Meghan Markle
Daily Mail: Fashion royalty! Princess Diana’s niece Lady Kitty Spencer dons a gold crown as she walks the Dolce & Gabbana show at Milan Fashion Week
Daily Mail: ISIS challenges Prince Harry to a FIGHT in new extremist video as jihadis threaten to ‘send him to hellfire’
Daily Mail: Red hot! Viscountess Weymouth flashes her legs in a ruffled cocktail dress as she enjoys a night out with her aristocrat husband at Loulou’s in London
Daily Mail: Bluebloods stage catwalk takeover: Aristocrats including Lady Kitty Spencer and Lady Amelia Windsor hit the runway at Dolce & Gabbana show in Milan
Daily Mail: Mummy’s girls: Sarah Ferguson’s touching ‘I love you’ note from Beatrice and Eugenie remains stuck to the seat her chauffer-driven car a year after it was left by her daughters
Express: ISIS fanatic challenges Prince Harry to fight if he is ‘man enough’
Express: When Harry (almost) met Meghan: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sat apart at Invictus Games
Express: Diana had dangerous condition that could have caused ‘dynastic disaster’ – Royal Doctor
Express: Meghan Markle joins Harry at Invictus Games – but was she wearing an engagement ring?
Express: Meghan Markle makes first PUBLIC appearance with Prince Harry at Invictus Games
Guardian: The day I photographed the Queen and her dogs in the living room at Balmoral
Hello: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle make first appearance together at Invictus Games
Hello: Prince Harry visits girlfriend Meghan Markle on the set of ‘Suits’: ‘He’s incredibly supportive’
Hello: Prince William accompanies the Queen to church in Balmoral – but Kate stays at home
Telegraph: Prince Harry challenged by Singaporean Isil militant: ‘Why don’t you come here and fight us’
Telegraph: How to be HRH Meghan Markle: The etiquette of becoming a ‘Royal Other Half’
Telegraph: Prince Harry’s secret visit to the set of Suits revealed as Meghan Markle attends Invictus Games opening
Telegraph: Why this Invictus Games will be the making of Prince Harry
Telegraph: The dress which Meghan Markle wore to the Invictus Games opening ceremony is already sold out

Hereditary Prince Jacques of Monaco, Marquis of Baux

by Susan Flantzer

Photo Credit – www.zimbio.com

Hereditary Prince Jacques of Monaco, Marquis of Baux is the younger of the twin children of Prince Albert II of Monaco and his wife Princess Charlene (born Charlene Wittstock). Jacques was born on December 10, 2014, two minutes after his twin sister Princess Gabriella, Countess of Carladès at The Princess Grace Hospital Centre in Monaco. Jacques is first in the line of succession to the throne of Monaco. Because the succession to the throne is male-preference cognatic primogeniture, Jacques is ahead of his sister Gabriella in the line of succession even though she was born first.

 

Jacques has an elder half-sister and an elder half brother from Prince Albert’s previous relationships. Prince Albert said his two children born out of wedlock would not be in line to the Monegasque throne, but that they would be taken care of financially.

 

Jacques was baptized along with his twin sister Gabriella at St. Nicholas Cathedral in Monaco by Bernard Barsi, Archbishop of Monaco on May 10, 2015. He was given the names Jacques Honoré Rainier:

  • Jacques: in honor of Prince Jacques I of Monaco and it is a common name in Princess Charlene’s homeland Zimbabwe
  • Honoré: the name of five Sovereign Princes of Monaco
  • Rainier: in honor of his paternal grandfather Prince Rainier III of Monaco

Jacques’ godparents were Christopher Le Vine Jr., a maternal first cousin of Prince Albert and Diane de Polignac Nigra, a paternal first cousin once removed of Prince Albert. Jacques and Gabriella wore Baby Dior cotton christening gowns embellished with Calais lace, floral embroidery, pleated detailing, and each baby’s own monogram.

 

Wikipedia: Hereditary Prince Jacques of Monaco, Marquis of Baux

Works Cited

  • Beauty, H., Film, T., Kate, W. and Beauty, H. (2017). Princess Charlene and Prince Albert’s twins Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques are baptised. [online] HOLA. Available at: http://us.hellomagazine.com/royalty/2015051025113/princess-charlene-prince-albert-twins-baptism/ [Accessed 27 Jul. 2017].
  • En.wikipedia.org. (2017). Jacques, Hereditary Prince of Monaco. [online] Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques,_Hereditary_Prince_of_Monaco [Accessed 27 Jul. 2017].
  • Fr.wikipedia.org. (2017). Jacques de Monaco. [online] Available at: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_de_Monaco [Accessed 27 Jul. 2017].
  • Orderofsplendor.blogspot.com. (2017). Royal Fashion Awards: Monaco’s Twin Christening. [online] Available at: http://orderofsplendor.blogspot.com/2015/05/royal-fashion-awards-monacos-twin.html [Accessed 27 Jul. 2017].

September 25: Today in Royal History

The late Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau and his family, Photo Credit – www.holland.com

September 25, 1066 – Death of King Harald III Hardrada of Norway
Wikipedia: King Harald III Hardrada of Norway

September 25, 1506 – Death of Philip I of Castile (the Handsome), husband of Queen Juana I of Castile at Burgos, Castile (Spain); buried at the Capilla Real in Granada
Supposedly Philip’s wife refused to have his remains buried and traveled with his coffin.  Philip’s remains were laid to rest in 1509.
Wikipedia: Philip I of Castile

September 25, 1697 – Birth of Franz Josias, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, in Saalfeld, Saxe-Saalfeld (Germany)
Wikipedia: Franz Josias, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld

September 25, 1744 – Birth of King Frederick William II of Prussia at Stadtschloss in Berlin, Prussia (Germany)
Wikipedia: King Frederick William II of Prussia

September 25, 1826 – Death of Frederica of Baden, former wife of King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden, at Lausanne, Switzerland; buried at the Crypt of the Grand Dukes in Pforzheim, Baden (Germany)
Frederica’s husband was deposed in 1809 and the couple divorced in 1812.
Wikipedia: Frederica of Baden

September 25, 1968 – Birth of Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau, son of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, at the University Medical Center in Utrecht, The Netherlands
Full name: Johan Friso Bernhard Christiaan David
Prince Friso passed away on August 12, 2013 after being in a coma for 18 months following a ski accident.
Unofficial Royalty: Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau

September 25, 1983 – Death of former King Leopold III of the Belgians at Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, Belgium; buried in the Royal Vault at the Church of Our Lady in Brussels, Belgium
King Leopold III abdicated in 1951.  See our article about his abdication for more information: Unofficial Royalty: July 16, 1951 – Abdication of King Leopold III of the Belgians
Unofficial Royalty: King Leopold II of Belgium

Royal News: Sunday 24 September 2017

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Royal Birthdays & Anniversaries: September 24-September 30

Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg and Sibilla Weiller, Photo Credit – your-indulgence.blogspot.com

23rd wedding anniversary of Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg and Sibilla Weiller; married at St. Louis Cathedral in Versailles, France on September 24, 1994
The civil service was held on September 8, 1994 and the church service was held on September 24, 1994.
Unofficial Royalty: Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg
Unofficial Royalty: Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg

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17th birthday of Princess Salma of Jordan, daughter of King Abdullah II of Jordan; born in Amman, Jordan on September 26, 2000
Wikipedia: Princess Salma of Jordan

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21st birthday of Princess Iman of Jordan, daughter of King Abdullah II of Jordan; born in Amman, Jordan on September 27, 1996
Wikipedia: Princess Iman bint Al Abdullah

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9th birthday of Emma Tallulah Behn, daughter of Princess Märtha Louise of Norway; born at the family home in Lommedalen, Norway on September 29, 2008
Unofficial Royalty: Princess Märtha Louise of Norway (scroll down for children)

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Ari Behn, Photo Credit – Wikipedia

45th birthday of Ari Behn, husband of Princess Märtha Louise of Norway; born in Århus, Denmark on September 30, 1972  (The couple separated in August 2016 and plan to divorce.)
Full name: Ari Mikael
Unofficial Royalty: Ari Behn

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September 24: Today in Royal History

Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine, Marchioness of Milford Haven, Photo Credit – theesotericredux.blogspot.com

September 24, 1435 – Death of Isabeau of Bavaria, wife of King Charles VI of France, in Paris, France; buried at Saint Denis Basilica near Paris
Isabeau was the mother of two Queens of England: Isabella, the second wife of King Richard II and Catherine, the wife of King Henry V (and the wife of Owen Tudor).
Wikipedia: Isabeau of Bavaria, Queen of France

September 24, 1513 – Birth of Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg, first wife of King Gustav I of Sweden, in Ratzeburg (Germany)
Wikipedia: Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg

September 24, 1562 – Birth of Hercule, Lord of Monaco
Wikipedia: Hercule, Lord of Monaco

September 24, 1577 – Birth of Louis V, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt in Darmstadt (Germany)
Wikipedia: Louis V, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

September 24, 1834 – Death of King Pedro IV of Portugal/Emperor Pedro I of Brazil at Queluz Palacein Lisbon, Portugal; first buried at the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora in Lisbon; re-buried in 1972 at the Museu do Ipiranga in São Paulo, Brazil
Wikipedia: Emperor Pedro I of Brazil

September 24, 1950 – Death of Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine, Marchioness of Milford Haven, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, at Kensington Palace in London; buried at St. Mildred’s Church Cemetery, Whippingham on the Isle of Wight, England
Victoria was the daughter of Princess Alice and Grand Duke Louis IV of Hesse and by Rhine.  She married Prince Louis of Battenberg and is the maternal grandmother of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
Unofficial Royalty: Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine, Marchioness of Milford Haven

September 24, 1994 – Wedding of Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg and Sibilla Weiller at the St. Louis Cathedral in Versailles, France
The civil service was held on September 8, 1994 and the church service was held on September 24, 1994.
Unofficial Royalty: Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg
Unofficial Royalty: Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg

Royal News: Saturday 23 September 2017

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September 23: Today in Royal History

King Ferdinand VI of Spain, Photo Credit – Wikipedia

September 23, 1158 – Birth of Geoffrey, Duke of Brittany, son of King Henry II of England
Unofficial Royalty: Geoffrey, Duke of Brittany

September 23, 1459 – Yorkists win the Battle of Blore Heath
Wikipedia: Battle of Blore Heath

September 23, 1535 – Death of Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg, first wife of King Gustav I of Sweden, in Stockholm, Sweden; buried at Uppsala Cathedral in Uppsala, Sweden
Wikipedia: Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg

September 23, 1713 – Birth of King Ferdinand VI of Spain at the Real Alcázar de Madrid in Madrid, Spain
Wikipedia: King Ferdinand VI of Spain

September 23, 1932 – Unification of Hejaz and Nejid into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman ibn Faisal Al Saud becomes the first monarch
Wikipedia: House of Saud
Wikipedia: Ibn Saud

Royal News: Friday 22 September 2017

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Princess Gabriella of Monaco, Countess of Carladès

by Susan Flantzer

Photo Credit – www.zimbio.com

Princess Gabriella, Countess of Carladès is the elder of the twin children of Prince Albert II of Monaco and his wife Princess Charlene (born Charlene Wittstock). Gabriella was born on December 10, 2014, two minutes before her twin brother Hereditary Prince Jacques of Monaco, Marquis of Baux at The Princess Grace Hospital Centre in Monaco. Gabriella is second in the line of succession to the throne of Monaco. Because the succession to the throne is male-preference cognatic primogeniture, Gabriella’s brother Jacques is ahead of her in the line of succession even though she was born first.

 

Gabriella has an elder half-sister and an elder half brother from Prince Albert’s previous relationships. Prince Albert said his two children born out of wedlock would not be in line to the Monegasque throne, but that they would be taken care of financially.

 

Gabriella was baptized along with her twin brother Jacques at St. Nicholas Cathedral in Monaco by Bernard Barsi, Archbishop of Monaco on May 10, 2015. She was given the names Gabriella Thérèse Marie:

Gabriella’s godparents were Gareth Wittstock, her maternal uncle, and Nerine Pienaar, the wife of retired South African rugby player Francois Pienaar, a longtime friend of Princess Charlene. Gabriella and Jacques wore Baby Dior cotton christening gowns embellished with Calais lace, floral embroidery, pleated detailing, and each baby’s own monogram.

 

Wikipedia: Princess Gabriella, Countess of Carladès

Works Cited

  • Beauty, H., Film, T., Kate, W. and Beauty, H. (2017). Princess Charlene and Prince Albert’s twins Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques are baptised. [online] HOLA. Available at: http://us.hellomagazine.com/royalty/2015051025113/princess-charlene-prince-albert-twins-baptism/ [Accessed 27 Jul. 2017].
  • En.wikipedia.org. (2017). Princess Gabriella, Countess of Carladès. [online] Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Gabriella,_Countess_of_Carlad%C3%A8s [Accessed 27 Jul. 2017].
  • Fr.wikipedia.org. (2017). Gabriella de Monaco. [online] Available at: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriella_de_Monaco [Accessed 27 Jul. 2017].
  • Orderofsplendor.blogspot.com. (2017). Royal Fashion Awards: Monaco’s Twin Christening. [online] Available at: http://orderofsplendor.blogspot.com/2015/05/royal-fashion-awards-monacos-twin.html [Accessed 27 Jul. 2017].