Royal News: Tuesday 23 September 2014

Greece
Daily Mail: What is it really like to be an 18-year-old royal? Inside the privileged life of Princess Olympia of Greece – fashion’s newest ‘It’ girl

Monaco
Getty Images: Albert II, Prince Of Monaco, Charlene, Princess Of Monaco And Chelsea Clinton Attend The Clinton Global Initiative’s 10th Annual Meeting

Norway
Hello: Happy birthday Princess Märtha Louise of Norway: 10 facts about the royal
Norway Today: The Royal Yacht finished the voyages for this year

Russia
BBC: Russia’s Lost Princesses: 1. The Gilded Cage

Serbia
Royal Family of Serbia: Royal couple host opening of the exhibition “110th Anniversary of Coronation of King Peter I” at the Royal Palace

Spain
Getty Images: Queen Letizia Of Spain Visits The International Spanish Academies In New York City
Getty Images: Queen Sofia of Spain Inaugurates Alzheimer Symposium in Barcelona

United Kingdom
BBC: Prince William shows off table football skills in Malta
Daily Mail: What really happened behind Palace doors in royalty’s darkest hour: A prince too frightened to view Diana’s condolence book. The Queen gripped with anxiety. An insider reveals the torment over the princess’s death
Daily Mail: Dresses worn by Diana, Princess of Wales go under the hammer for up to $100,000 a piece – nearly 20 years after she auctioned them off for charity herself
Daily Mail: Harry puts his sole into night for brave kids: Prince flashes his personalised footwear as he gets big hug from boy, 4, who was born weighing just 2lb and has undergone 40 operations
Duke & Duchess of Cambridge: Royal Visit Malta – Day Two
Evening Standard: Prince Harry celebrates courage of ill children at WellChild Awards
Express: Prince Harry reveals initial nailed onto base of £1,500 shoes at charity event
Express: Pawnbroker Mark Manning: ‘Start collecting Kate Middleton and Prince William memorabilia’
Express: ‘You’ve let the cat out of the bag’ Princess Diana’s panic after kiss-and-tell book
Getty Images: Prince Harry Attends The WellChild Awards
Prince of Wales: The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attend the Battle of Britain Fighter Association Service
Telegraph: Prince Charles: act now on climate ‘before it is too late’
Telegraph: Prince Charles: climate change is the greatest challenge facing humanity

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Princess Estelle of Sweden

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Photo Credit – http://www.kungahuset.se/Anders Wiklund/TT

Princess Estelle, Duchess of Östergötland was born on February 23, 2012 at Karolinska University Hospital in Solna, Sweden. She is the eldest child of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and her husband Prince Daniel (born Daniel Westling).

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Princess Estelle at four days old; Photo Credit – http://www.kungahuset.se

In 1979, the Riksdag, the Swedish legislature, introduced an Act of Succession that changed the succession to absolute primogeniture, meaning that the eldest child of the monarch, regardless of gender, is first in the line of succession. This Act of Succession became law on January 1, 1980, making Sweden the first country to adopt absolute primogeniture. The previous 1810 Act of Succession allowed for only males to inherit the throne. Even if her parents have a son, Princess Estelle will retain her place in the line of succession as the eldest child of Crown Princess Victoria who is the eldest child and the heir of King Carl XVI Gustaf. This means that it is expected that the next two Swedish monarchs will be Victoria followed by her daughter Estelle. Sweden has had only three Queens Regnant: Margaret (1389-1412), Christina (1632-1654), and Ulrika Eleanore (1718-1720)

Princess Estelle was christened in the Royal Chapel at the Royal Palace of Stockholm on May 22, 2012. Her godparents were were Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland, her maternal uncle; Anna Westling Söderström, her paternal aunt; King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands; Crown Princess Mary of Denmark; and Crown Prince Haakon of Norway.  She was given the names Estelle Silvia Ewa Mary.

Estelle: possibly for Countess Estelle Bernadotte (1904–1984), the American wife of Count Folke Bernadotte; when King Carl Gustaf announced his granddaughter’s names, he said that the name Estelle is very close to the heart of her mother and also the family
Silvia: for her maternal grandmother
Ewa: for her paternal grandmother
Mary: for her godmother Crown Princess Mary of Denmark

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Princess Estelle is christened as her parents and grandfather look on; Photo Credit – http://www.kungahuset.se

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Princess Estelle with her parents and godparents; Photo Credit – http://www.kungahuset.se

As second in line to the throne, Princess Estelle is often seen in public.

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Attending the Nordic Ski Championships in February 2013; Photo Credit – http://www.hellomagazine.com

National Day Celebrations In Sweden

Helping her mother give a speech on National Day 2013; Photo Credit – www.huffingtonpost.com

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Attending the wedding of her aunt Princess Madeleine in June 2013; Photo Credit – http://www.kungahuset.se

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Opening the Fairytale Path at Tåkern Visitor Centre, a christening gift to Princess Estelle from Östergötland County in May 2014; Photo Credit – http://www.kungahuset.se

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Visiting Skansen, an open air museum with her mother and grandfather in July 2014; Photo Credit – http://www.hellomagazine.com/

On August 25, 2014, Princess Estelle started preschool at Äventyret Preschool in Danderyd Municipality, Stockholm. Äventyret Preschool was founded in 1992 and uses the Ur & Skur outdoor teaching methods to teach children about nature and to convey a sense of the natural world.

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Princess Estelle arriving at preschool with her parents; http://www.kungahuset.se

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Christopher O’Neill, husband of Princess Madeleine of Sweden

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Christopher Paul O’Neill was born on born June 27, 1974 in London, England. He is the only child of Paul O’Neill (1926–2004), an American investment banker who came to London in the 1960s to set up the European head office of Oppenheimer & Co, and his second wife, Eva Maria Walter (born 1940 in Austria). Christopher has dual United States – United Kingdom citizenship. He has five half-sisters: From his mother’s side – Tatjana Schoeller who married John Henry Erland d’Abo and Natascha Loeb (born 1968 in Munich Germany) who married Ernst, Graf (Count) von Abensperg und Traun; From his father’s side – Stefanie, Annalisa and Karen.

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Christopher O’Neill with his parents; Photo Credit – http://www.kungahuset.se/

While growing up in London, Christopher attended Eaton House School and then Westminster Under School. In 1988, he began his studies at the Institut auf dem Rosenberg, an international high school in St. Gallen, Switzerland, graduating in 1992.

In 1992, Christopher began his university studies at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations with a minor in Business in 1996. While he was at Boston University, he worked part-time for various financial firms to develop work experience and to gain a practical understanding of the financial industry. In 1996, Christopher returned to the United Kingdom and worked in the mergers and acquisitions department of NM Rothschild & Sons, before moving to an early stage venture capital firm, VennWorks LLP. After spending six years working in the United Kingdom, Christopher returned to the United States and attended the two-year, full-time MBA program at Columbia University Business School in New York City. After graduating from Columbia in 2005 with an MBA degree, Christopher worked for Steinberg Asset Management and Noster Capital, where he was a partner and head of research.

Christopher first met Princess Madeleine of Sweden after she had moved to New York City in 2010 following a broken engagement to work for the World Childhood Foundation, a charitable organization founded by her mother, Queen Silvia. The couple was first seen in public in January 2011. Their engagement was announced by the Swedish Royal Court on October 25, 2012.

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Engagement Photo; Photo Credit – http://www.kungahuset.se

Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill were married on June 8, 2013 at the Palace Church at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. For more details about the wedding, see Unofficial Royalty: Wedding of Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill.

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Photo Credit – www.zimbio.com

Unlike his brother-in-law, Prince Daniel, Christopher is untitled and undertakes no royal duties, since members of the Swedish Royal Family must hold Swedish citizenship, which O’Neill has declined. He remains a private US-UK citizen, can continue his career in finance, and the couple continue living in New York. Shortly before his engagement, Christopher quit his job at Noster Capital, but remains a consultant and is involved in other entrepreneurial ventures. In an interview at the time of his engagement Christopher said, ” To continue my career is really important for me. I chose to not receive a title that would have prevented me from my dream of continuing my work. Of course I consulted with Madeleine and the King and Queen. It was important for me to have their blessing.” Madeline and Christopher reside in New York City where their Princess Leonore was born on February 20, 2014.

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Christopher O’Neill and Princess Madeleine at Princess Leonore’s christening; Photo Credit – www.theepochtimes.com

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September 23: Today in Royal History

King Ferdinand VI of Spain, Photo Credit – Wikipedia

September 23, 63 BC – Birth of Roman Emperor Augustus
Wikipedia: Caesar Augustus

September 23, 1158 – Birth of Geoffrey, Duke of Brittany, son of King Henry II of England
Wikipedia: 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: 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: Monday, 22 September 2014

Belgium
Getty Images: King Philippe Of Belgium And Queen Mathilde Of Belgium Attend The Car Free Day In Brussels

Denmark
Daily Mail: Is this British grandmother the real Queen of Denmark? Woman claims to be the secret great grandchild of ‘childless’ Frederik VII and his ballerina wife

Germany
Telegraph: Gloria von Thurn und Taxis: whatever became of the ‘punk princess’?

Greece
BBC: Greeks captivated by Alexander-era tomb at Amphipolis

Monaco
Hello: Prince Albert and Princess Charlene to make first joint official overseas trip since announcing pregnancy

Nepal
Daily Mail: Last king of Nepal suffers heart attack

UK
BBC: Prince William marks Malta’s independence anniversary
Daily Mail: ‘You’ve let the cat out of the bag… Why don’t you just go and get drunk?’ Diana and Charles’s ex-press chief reveals the advice he gave her on morning explosive kiss-and-tell was published
Daily Mail: Queen back at the helm with a visit to Malta: Historic family trip planned for next November with her three heirs
Daily Mail: Throne goal: Prince William plays table football with teenagers during a lunch-time match….and scores the winning shot
Daily Mail: A royal salute for the Battle of Britain heroes: A glamorous Camilla joins Prince Charles and brave veterans for anniversary celebrations at Westminster Abbey
Daily Mail: Is that a latte-dah Anne? A cheerful Princess Royal enjoys a caffeine fix as she mingles with the crowds at Gatcombe Park
Daily Mail: SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: Harry runs into trouble over Invictus ambitions
Daily Mail: SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: Allsopp’s man picks up shiner
Express: Elegant Duchess of Cornwall joins Prince Charles to honour heroes of Battle of Britain
Express: Revealed: The ‘truth’ behind moment Princess Diana snubbed kiss from Charles
Express: Prince William lets his inner child out playing Xbox and table football in Malta
Getty ImagesThe Duke Of Cambridge Visits Malta – Day
Getty Images: The Prince Of Wales & Duchess Of Cornwall Attend Battle Of Britain Fighter Association Service Of Thanksgiving & Rededication
Hello: Prince William jokes: ‘Malta may not survive Prince George’
Hello: Prince William bids farewell to Malta and says he will return with Kate and George
Telegraph: Duke the substitute nets the winner in Malta
Telegraph: People diary: Why Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas are ‘better together’
Telegraph: Prince Charles: climate change is the greatest challenge facing humanity

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Princess Leonore of Sweden

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Photo Credit – http://www.kungahuset.se

Princess Leonore, Duchess of Gotland was born on February 20, 2014 at Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York, New York in the United States. She is the first child of Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Christopher O’Neill. Before her birth, the Swedish Royal Court announced that Princess Madeleine’s children would have the style Royal Highness and the title Prince/Princess and be in the line of succession to the throne. To be eligible to ascend the throne, Princess Madeleine’s children must be brought up in Sweden and be members of the Church of Sweden (Lutheran).  The infant princess was name Leonore Lilian Maria:

In mid-April 2014, Princess Estelle of Sweden met her new cousin Princess Leonore during a trip to the United States with her mother Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden.

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Princess Leonore and Princess Estelle; Photo Credit – Crown Princess Victoria, http://www.kungahuset.se

Princess Leonore was christened on June 8, 2014, her parent’s first wedding anniversary. The Church of Sweden (Lutheran) christening was held at the Royal Chapel at Drottningholm Palace near Stockholm. Her godparents were:

  • Crown Princess Victoria, her maternal aunt
  • Tatjana d’Abo, her paternal aunt
  • Count Ernst Abensperg und Traun, her paternal uncle by marriage
  • Patrick Sommerlath, her maternal first cousin once removed
  • Alice Bamford, friend of her parents
  • Louise Gottlieb, friend of her parents
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Photo Credit – http://www.hellomagazine.com

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Princess Leonore with her parents and godparents; Photo Credit – http://www.kungahuset.se

At her christening, Princess Leonore received the Royal Order of the Seraphim from her grandfather, King Carl XVI Gustaf.

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Princess Leonore after her christening wearing the badge and the sash of the Royal Order of the Seraphim; Photo Credit – http://www.svt.se

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Princess Madeleine of Sweden

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Photo Credit – Brigitte Grenfeldt/Kungahuset.se

Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland was born on June 10, 1982 at Drottningholm Palace near Stockholm, Sweden. She is the youngest of the three children of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and his wife Queen Silvia (née Silvia Sommerlath). Madeleine has an older sister, Crown Princess Victoria, and an older brother, Prince Carl Philip.

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Princess Madeleine making cookies in 1984; Photo Credit – http://svspb.net

Princess Madeleine was christened at the Palace Church at the Royal Palace in Stockholm on August 31, 1982. She was given the names Madeleine Thérèse Amelie Josephine. Her fourth name, Josephine, is in honor of her ancestor, Josephine of Leuchtenberg, the wife of King Oscar I of Sweden and the daughter of Empress Josephine (Napoleon’s first wife) and her first husband Eugène de Beauharnais. Madeleine’s godparents were:

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Princess Madeleine’s christening; Photo Credit – http://hd.se

Princess Madeleine attended Västerled Parish Preschool in Stockholm, Sweden from 1985-1989. Beginning in 1989, she attended Smedslättsskolan (link translated from Swedish), a municipal elementary school in the district Smedslätten in Bromma, Stockholm, where he completed his junior level .  In 1989 she continued on to intermediate level at Carlssons School (link translated from Swedish) in Stockholm. In autumn 1998, Princess Madeleine began her senior level studies at Enskilda Gymnasiet, a prestigious independent secondary school in Tegnérlunden, in central Stockholm and graduated in 2001.

Princess Madeleine lived in London during 2011 where she studied English, and returned to Sweden in 2002 to study Swedish law and computer literacy. In 2003, she enrolled at Stockholm University where she studied art history and ethnology. Madeleine completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in January 2006 and continued her studies with postgraduate courses in organization and leadership (international humanitarian work) and child psychology.

In 2006, Madeleine began a work experience at the headquarters of UNICEF in New York. She focused on children in institutional care, children in areas of conflict and vulnerability, and sexually exploited children. This prepared her for the work she continues to do at the World Childhood Foundation, which was founded by Madeleine’s mother, Queen Silvia of Sweden, in 1999 in an effort to reach and support children at risk around the world. Madeleine started working in the Stockholm office of the World Childhood Foundation in 2007. Since 2010, Princess Madeline has been working in the New York office of the World Childhood Foundation.

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Princess Madeleine visiting a project, supported by the World Childhood Foundation, to keep teenage mothers in school in Ohio; Photo Credit – www.kungahuset.se

Princess Madeleine is the patron of Min Stora Dag, (link translated from Swedish) My Big Day, the Swedish equivalent of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The organization’s goal is to make dreams come true for children in long-term hospital care.

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Princess Madeleine attends a music show with Ena, whose dream was to spend a day with Madeleine and be photographed with her; Photo Credit – http://www.kungahuset.se

On August 11, 2009, Princess Madeleine announced her engagement to lawyer Jonas Bergström, her boyfriend since 2002. After many rumors in the media, it was announced on April 24, 2010 that the engagement had been called off. It was at this time, that Madeleine moved to New York to begin work at the New York office of the World Childhood Foundation. While in New York, Madeleine met Christophe O’Neill, a British-American businessman. The couple was first seen in public in January 2011. Their engagement was announced by the Swedish Royal Court on October 25, 2012.

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Engagement Photo; Photo Credit – http://www.kungahuset.se

Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill were married on June 8, 2013 at the Palace Church at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. For more details about the wedding, see Unofficial Royalty: Wedding of Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill.  Madeline and Christopher reside in New York City where their daughter Princess Leonore was born on February 20, 2014.

The Wedding Of Princess Madeleine & Christopher O'Neill

Photo Credit – http://www.redcarpet-fashionawards.com

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September 22: Today in Royal History

Anne of Austria with her children, the future King Louis XIV of France and Philippe, Duke of Orléans, Photo Credit – Wikipedia

September 22, 1601 – Birth of Anne of Austria, wife of King Louis XIII of France, at Benavente Palace in Valladolid, Spain
Wikipedia: Anne of Austria

September 22, 1761 – Coronation of King George III of the United Kingdom
George’s wife Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz was crowned with him.
Wikipedia: George III of the United Kingdom

September 22, 1780 – Birth of Prince Alfred, son of King George III of the United Kingdom, at Windsor Castle
Wikipedia: Prince Alfred of Great Britain

September 22, 1840 – Death of Princess Augusta, daughter of King George III of the United Kingdom, at Clarence House in London, buried at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor
Wikipedia: Princess Augusta Sophia of Great Britain

September 22, 1828 – Murder of Shaka, African ruler and founder of the Zulu kingdom, by his half-brother Dingan
Wikipedia: Shaka Zulu

September 22, 1948 – Birth of Mark Phillips, first husband of Anne, Princess Royal in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England
Full name: Mark Anthony Peter
Wikipedia: Mark Phillips

September 22, 1971 – Birth of Princess Märtha Louise of Norway, daughter of King Harald V, at Rikshospitalet in Oslo, Norway
Wikipedia: Princess Märtha Louise of Norway

September 22, 1984 – Wedding of Princess Astrid of Belgium and Archduke Lorenz of Habsburg-Este at the Church of Notre-Dame au Sablon in Brussels, Belgium
Wikipedia: Princess Astrid of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este
Wikipedia: Prince Lorenz of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este

Royal News: Sunday 21 September 2014

Denmark
Daily Mail: Forget the outfit! Princess Mary of Denmark breaks with tradition and steps out in racy $1,400 Louboutin snakeskin heels with Prince Frederik on Canadian royal tour

Luxembourg
Wort: Guillaume and Stéphanie show solidarity with 2 walks

Multiple Monarchies
Hello: Queen Rania, Princess Mary and Charlotte Casiraghi: Gallery of the week’s best royal style

Saudi Arabia
The Local: Spanish cops extort Saudi Prince in Ibiza

Spain
Getty Images: Queen Sofia of Spain Attends ‘Requiem’ By Mozart at Toledo’s Cathedral

United Kingdom
BBC: Prince William replaces Kate on Malta trip
BBC: Prince William starts Malta trip without pregnant Kate
BBC: Prince William steps in for Katherine on Malta trip
BBC: Prince William visits Malta in place of pregnant Kate
BBC: Farming Today: HRH The Princess Royal at Gatcombe Horse Trials
BBC: Malta’s president ‘would prefer to see Prince with wife and son’
Daily Mail: Sorry it’s only me!: William apologies to Malta as Kate forced to stay at home
Daily Mail: Prince William wows the crowds as he stands in for Kate in Malta
Daily Mail: ‘I’m sorry you’ve got me instead of Catherine’: Prince William apologises to crowd in Malta as he stands in for Duchess of Cambridge on Royal visit… and tells well-wisher his pregnant wife is feeling ‘so-so’
Daily Mail: Police quiz Royal gamekeepers as rare bird of prey vanishes from Sandringham Estate
Daily Mail: The night that Edward confronted Wallis over her gay lover: After 60 years, secret notes reveal truth about playboy pal
Daily Star: Prince Harry takes a spin around Kensington in new £70K Audi
Duke & Duchess of Cambridge: Royal Visit Malta – Day One
Duke & Duchess of Cambridge: A speech by HRH The Duke of Cambridge at Independence Day celebrations in Malta
Duke & Duchess of Cambridge: #RoyalVisitMalta – 50th anniversary of independence
Express: Queen’s grandson in Scottish ‘subsidy’ storm
Express: Young Royals fail to follow Queen’s lead on Scotland
Express: EXCLUSIVE: Prince William fills in for ‘up and down’ Kate on trip to Malta
Express: Prince William in Malta after Kate forced to cancel visit due to morning sickness
Express: Pippa Middleton is pretty in pink as she joins Prince Harry at wedding in Italy
Express: The 21st century Duchesses: Kate leads the way for the modern aristocrats
Getty Images: The Duke Of Cambridge Visits Malta – Day 1
Hello: Prince William steps in for pregnant Kate on Malta tour
Independent: Prince William stands in for Kate at Maltese 50th anniversary of independence
Telegraph: Malta would not survive Prince George, jokes William
Telegraph: You dumped Prince Harry once, Cressy. Don’t let him go again

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Prince Carl Philip of Sweden

Carl Philip

Photo Credit – Wikipedia

Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland was born at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden on May 13, 1979. He is the only son and the second of the three children of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and his wife Queen Silvia (née Silvia Sommerlath). Carl Philip has an older sister, Crown Princess Victoria, and a younger sister, Princess Madeleine.

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Carl Philip and his family, Christmas 1982; Photo Credit – http://sverigesradio.se

In 1979, the Riksdag, the Swedish legislature, introduced an Act of Succession that changed the succession to absolute primogeniture, meaning that the eldest child of the monarch, regardless of gender, is first in the line of succession. This Act of Succession became law on January 1, 1980, making Sweden the first country to adopt absolute primogeniture. The previous 1810 Act of Succession allowed for only males to inherit the throne. Carl Philip had been born Crown Prince and retained his title and first place in the succession for seven months until January 1, 1980, when his elder sister Victoria became Crown Princess and heir apparent.

Prince Carl Philip was christened at the Palace Church at the Royal Palace in Stockholm on August 31, 1979. He was given the names Carl Philip Edmund Bertil and his godparents were:

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Prince Carl Philip’s christening; Photo Credit – sunnygirl2.blogspot.com

Prince Carl Philip attended Västerled Parish Preschool in Stockholm, Sweden from 1984-86. He then attended Smedslättsskolan (link translated from Swedish),  a municipal elementary school in the district Smedslätten in Bromma, Stockholm, where he completed his junior level . Next, Carl Philip attended Ålstenskolan (link translated from Swedish), a municipal elementary school in the district Ålsten in Bromma, Stockholm, completed her intermediate level.

The prince then attended Enskilda Gymnasiet , a prestigious independent secondary school in Tegnérlunden, in central Stockholm.  In 1994, Carl Philip moved to the United States for two years to attend Kent School in Kent, Connecticut, USA. Upon returning to Sweden, he followed a science program at Lundbergs Upper Secondary School in Värmland, Sweden, graduating in 1999.

Prince Carl Philip completed a two year course in Graphic Design at Forsbergs School of Graphic Design in Stockholm in May 2006. He continued his studies with an internship at the National Geographic Society in Washington D.C., USA, during the autumn of 2006. Carl Philip then studied at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island, USA where he participated in a competition to create the best logo for Martha’s Vineyard Museum in Massachusetts. He won the competition in the spring of 2008 with a proposal that he submitted under a pseudonym.

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Prince Carl Philip’s award winning logo; Photo Credit – http://www.resume.se

In 2009, Carl Philip began his studies at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Alnarp, Sweden and graduated in 2012 with a diploma in Agricultural and Rural Management.

Prince Carl Philip completed his military service in the Swedish Navy with the Amphibious Battalion of Vaxholm’s Coast Artillery Regiment and is trained as a combat boat commander. In 2001-2002, he completed a naval officer training course and was promoted to midshipman and then was promoted to the rank of sub-lieutenant in 2004. In 2007 and 2008 he went to the Swedish National Defense College and was promoted the rank of captain in the Swedish Navy.

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Carl Philip in naval uniform; Photo Credit – Swedish Royal Court

In April 2010, Prince Carl Philip was linked in the press with model Sofia Hellqvist, and in August 2010, the Swedish Royal Court confirmed the relationship. On June 27, 2014, the couple’s engagement was announced and the wedding will take place in the summer of 2015.

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Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist; Photo Credit – www.swedishconsulate.org

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