Royal News: Tuesday 2 September 2014

Belgium
Getty Images: Queen Mathilde Of Belgium brings Her Children, Elisabeth, Eleonore & Gabriel To Sint-Jans Berghmanscollege To Attend First Day Of School (01)
Getty Images: Queen Mathilde Of Belgium Brings Her Children Elisabeth, Eleonore & Gabriel to Sint Jans Berghmans College To Attend First Day Of School (02)
Hello: King Philippe and Queen Mathilde take Belgian royal children to first day of school

Denmark
Danish Royal House: Purchase of Residence

Norway
Royal House of Norway: Congratulations

Serbia
Royal Family of Serbia: Crown Prince Alexander congratulates opening of Primary School “Queen Maria” in Ovca

United Kingdom
Daily Mail: One’s getting so fed up of selfies! Queen admits she finds fans taking photos on their mobiles ‘strange’ (but what about Harry’s photo-bombing?)
Daily Mail: Buckingham Palace official appears in court charged with accepting £100,000 in bribes for awarding royal contracts
Daily Mail: An island fit for a Duchess! How stunning Malta is gearing up to welcome Kate on her first solo foreign tour
Hello: Princess Diana’s wedding dress making its way home to sons William and Harry
Hello: Zara Phillips qualifies for Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Telegraph: Queen finds it ‘strange’ to see a sea of mobile phones, admitting ‘I miss eye contact’
Telegraph: What will Prince Harry and Prince William inherit from Princess Diana?

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Anne, Princess Royal

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Photo Credit – www.grand-national.me.uk

Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise was born at Clarence House in London, England on August 15, 1950. She is the second child of four children and the only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (born a Prince of Greece and Denmark).

At the time of Anne’s birth, her mother was Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh and the sovereign was her grandfather, King George VI. The children of a daughter of a British sovereign would not usually have been accorded the style Royal Highness or the titles Prince/Princess as in the case of Anne’s own children. However, on October 22, 1948, Anne’s grandfather King George VI issued letters patent allowing the children of the his eldest daughter and heiress presumptive, to use the style and title of a royal prince or princess. Therefore, Anne was Her Royal Highness Princess Anne of Edinburgh at birth.

Anne was baptized in the Music Room of Buckingham Palace on October 21, 1950. Her grandparents were:

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Big brother Charles takes a peek at his sister while his mother and the godparents look on; Photo Credit – Press Association

King George VI died on February 6, 1952, and his elder daughter Princess Elizabeth became Queen. Upon her mother’s accession to the throne, Anne was styled Her Royal Highness The Princess Anne. Anne was too young to attend her mother’s coronation, but she did make an appearance on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

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The Queen, Prince Charles, Princess Anne, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Queen Mother on the balcony; Photo Credit – www.itv.com

Catherine Peebles who was the governess of Prince Charles was also Anne’s governess and she was responsible for Anne’s early education. In 1959, a Girl Guides company, 1st Buckingham Palace Company was formed at the palace to allow Anne to socialize with other girls. Similar Girl Guide companies had been formed at Buckingham Palace for Anne’s mother and her aunt Princess Margaret. From 1963-1968, Anne attended Benenden School, independent boarding school for girls in Kent, England.

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Princess Anne in her Girl Guides uniform in 1960; Photo Credit – http://www.independent.co.uk

In the 1960s, there were two more additions to Charles’ family with the births of Prince Andrew in 1960 and Prince Edward in 1964.

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Prince Andrew, Princess Anne, Queen Elizabeth holding Prince Edward, Prince Charles, and the Duke of Edinburgh in 1965; Photo Credit – www.telegraph.co.uk

From a young age, Princess Anne was passionate about riding and she soon became an excellent equestrienne. In 1971, Anne won the European Eventing Championship, and was voted the BBC Sports Personality of the Year.  For more than five years Anne competed with the British eventing team, winning a silver medal in both individual and team disciplines in the 1975 European Eventing Championship. In the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympics, Anne competed as a member of the British equestrian team.

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Princess Anne competing in the 1976 Olympics; Photo Credit – www.express.co.uk

Anne’s love of riding led her to meet her first husband, Mark Phillips, also a member of the British equestrian team, and the winner of a gold medal in the Team Three Day Event in the 1972 Munich Summer Olympics and a silver medal in the Team Three Day Event in the 1988 Seoul Summer Olympics. Anne and Mark’s engagement was announced on May 29, 1973, and they were married in Westminster Abbey on November 14, 1973. It is believed that Queen Elizabeth II offered Mark a peerage upon his marriage, which was declined. The Queen purchased the Gatcombe Park estate in Gloucestershire, England for Princess Anne upon her marriage. In 1989, Princess Anne and Mark Phillips separated and their divorce was final on April, 23, 1992.

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Photo Credit – www.telegraph.co.uk

Anne and Mark have two children: Peter Mark Andrew Phillips (born 1977) and Zara Anne Elizabeth Phillips (born 1981).  Peter was the first grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II and his daughters were the Queen’s first great grandchildren. Like her parents, Zara is also an equestrian and in the Team Three Day Event at the 2012 London Olympics she won a silver medal which was presented to her by her mother.

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Anne with Mark Phillips and their children Zara and Peter; Photo Credit – www.dailymail.co.uk

On March 20, 1974 an unsuccessful attempt was made to kidnap Anne, as she and her husband were being driven along the Pall Mall on their way back to Buckingham Palace after a charity film show. Anne was not hurt, but several people were shot and injured including Anne’s personal protection officer and her chauffeur.
BBC: On This Day – March 20, 1974 – Kidnap attempt on Princess Anne

On June 13, 1987, Queen Elizabeth granted her daughter the style Princess Royal, a style that can be awarded to the eldest daughter of the monarch. The style is held for life, so a princess cannot be given the style during the lifetime of another Princess Royal. The use of “Princess Royal” came about when Queen Henrietta Maria, daughter of King Henri IV of France and wife of King Charles I of England, wanted to imitate the way the eldest daughter of the King of France was styled “Madame Royale”. Since 1987, Anne’s style has been Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal. Besides Anne, there have been six other Princesses Royal:

On December 12, 1992, Anne married Commander (now Vice Admiral) Timothy Laurence, a Royal Navy officer, in a private Church of Scotland ceremony at Crathie Kirk in Ballater, Scotland, where the Royal Family worships when they stay at nearby Balmoral Castle.  Anne was married in the Church of Scotland because it allowed the remarriage of divorced people. Anne had met her second husband when he served as an Equerry to Queen Elizabeth II.  Like her first husband, Anne’s second husband did not receive a peerage.

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Photo Credit – www.dailymail.co.uk

The Princess Royal carries out a full schedule of engagements in the United Kingdom and abroad and is involved with over 200 charities and organizations in an official capacity. Organizations, she is involved with include:

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The Princess Royal and Timothy Laurence at the 2012 London Summer Olympics; Photo Credit – www.zimbio.com

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September 2: Today in Royal History

Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii; Photo Credit – Wikipedia

September 2, 31 BC – Octavius Caesar, the future Emperor Augustus, defeats Mark Antony at the Battle of Actium
Wikipedia: Battle of Actium
Wikipedia: Mark Antony
Wikipedia: Augustus Caesar

September 2, 1348 – Death of Joan of England, daughter of King Edward III of England, at Bayonne, France, buried in Bayonne Cathedral
Born in 1335, Joan was the second daughter and third child of Edward III and Philippa of Hainault.  Joan was to marry Infante Pedro of Castile, son and heir of Alfonso XI.  She set out for Spain where the marriage was to take place in November, 1348.  Upon reaching the European mainland, it was discovered that the plague had broken out.  Unfortunately, Joan died of the plague and was buried at Bayonne Cathedral.
Wikipedia: Joan of England

September 2, 1753 – Birth of Marie Josephine Louise of Savoy, wife of King Louis XVIII of France, at the Royal Palace of Turin (Italy)
Wikipedia: Marie Josephine Louise of Savoy

September 2, 1778 – Birth of Louis Bonaparte, King of Holland in Ajaccio, Corsica
Louis was the brother of Napoleon. He married Hortense Beauharnais, the daughter of Napoleon’s first wife Josephine by her first marriage. Hortense and Louis were the parents of Napoleon III.
Wikipedia: Louis Bonaparte

September 2, 1838 – Birth of Queen Liliuokalani, the last monarch of Hawaii in Honolulu, Oahu, Kingdom of Hawaii
Wikipedia: Liliuokalani

Royal News: Monday 1 September 2014

Denmark
BBC: Orlando Bloom poses for selfies, shops and dines in Donaghadee
Daily Mail: Dream wedding! Princess Mary wakes her husband Crown Prince Frederik up with a quick nudge in the ribs after he nods off during A-list nuptials

Jordan
Hello: Happy birthday Queen Rania of Jordan: 15 facts about the royal

Norway
Norway Today: King visited the Seamen’s Church’s 150th anniversary

UK
BBC: Pals memorial unveiled by Prince Edward
Daily Mail: Just like ordinary train passengers: Wills and Kate – and their cocker spaniel Lupo – look relaxed as they return to London from break in Norfolk (but where’s George?)
Daily Mail: Off for a trotabout? The Queen goes for a ride near her Balmoral estate
Daily Mail: Prince Harry to inherit £10million share of Diana’s fortune when he turns 30 next month (which is more than his brother William thanks to interest)
Daily Mail: Rio? Grand! Zara books 2016 Olympic berth after perfect round at world championship
Daily Mail: Wills and Kate plan Chinese charm offensive to repair damage of Charles’s ‘appalling old waxworks’ jibe
Daily Mail: Zara back in saddle for world games
Express: Diana’s touring bridal gown to come home at last as Harry turns 30
Express: Touching bouquet memorials left in memory of Princess Diana
Hello: Prince William takes Kate on romantic countryside dinner date
Hello: Prince Harry birthday: 30 pictures marking his special day

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September 1914: Royalty and World War I

by Susan Flantzer

House of Ligne
Timeline: September 1, 1914 – September 30, 1914
A Note About German Titles
September 1914 – Royals Who Died In Action


House of Ligne

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Coat of Arms of the House of Ligne; Photo Credit – Wikipedia

In both August 1914 and September 1914, a member of the House of Ligne was killed in action fighting with the Belgian army: Georges Alexandre Lamoral, Prince de Ligne who was a grandson of Eugène, 8th Prince of Ligne and Henri Baudouin Lamoral, Prince de Ligne who was the son of Ernest,10th Prince de Ligne. The House of Ligne is one of the oldest Belgian
noble families. It dates back to the 11th century and the name Ligne comes from a village that is now part of Ath, Belgium.  In 1601, Lamoral, Count of Ligne received the hereditary title of Prince de Ligne from Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor.  Since then there have been 14 Princes de Ligne.  The present Prince de Ligne, Prince Michel, is a first cousin of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg.  Château de Belœil in Belœil, Hainaut, Belgium has been the residence of the Prince de Ligne since 1394.

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Château de Belœil ; Photo Credit – Wikipedia


Timeline: September 1, 1914 – September 30, 1914

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A Note About German Titles

Most of the royals who died in action during World War I were German. The German Empire consisted of 27 constituent states, most of them ruled by royal families. Scroll down to German Empire here to see what constituent states made up the German Empire.  The constituent states retained their own governments, but had limited sovereignty. Some had their own armies, but the military forces of the smaller ones were put under Prussian control. In wartime, armies of all the constituent states would be controlled by the Prussian Army and the combined forces were known as the Imperial German Army. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_German_Army German titles may be used in Royals Who Died In Action below. Refer to our Glossary of German Noble and Royal Titles.

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September 1914 – Royals Who Died In Action

The list is in chronological order and does contain some who would be considered noble instead of royal. The links in the last bullet for each person is that person’s genealogical information from Leo’s Genealogics Website.  If a person has a Wikipedia page, their name will be linked to that page.

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Henri Baudouin Lamoral, Prince de Ligne; Photo Credit – www.noblesseetroyautes.com

Henri Baudouin Lamoral, Prince de Ligne

Werner, Freiherr von Reibnitz

  • son of Karl, Freiherr von Reibnitz and Anna von der Hagen
  • born August 6, 1892 in Dresden, Kingdom of Saxony (Germany)
  • 1914, married Theodora Quilling, had issue
  • killed in action at Klein-Beynuhnen, East Prussia (Germany) at the First Battle of the Masurian Lakes on September 11, 1914, age 22
  • http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00181244&tree=LEO

Friedrich, Freiherr Senfft von Pilsach

Hermann, Graf von Bocholtz-Asseburg

  • son of Hermann Konstantin Hubert, Graf von Bocholtz-Asseburg and Antonie, Gräfin Droste zu Vischering von Nesselrode-Reichenstein
  • born March 1, 1880 in Wallhausen, Kingdom of Württemberg (Germany)
  • 1908, married Gräfin Maria Franziska Huberta Apollonia Wolff-Metternich zur Gracht, had issue
  • killed in action near Chivy, France of September 26, 1914, age 34
  • http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00067415&tree=LEO

Pius Maria Alfred, Graf von Hompesch-Bollheim

 

Younger Children of King Philippe of the Belgians: Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel, Princess Eléonore

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King Philippe’s children in 2013, left to right: Prince Gabriel: Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant; Princess Eléonore; Prince Emmanuel; Photo Credit – www.hellomagazine.com

Besides Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant, who is the heir apparent to the Belgian throne, King Philippe has three other children who are numbers two thru four in the line of succession. Belgium changed its succession law in 1991 to absolute primogeniture where the succession passes to the eldest child of the sovereign regardless of gender. Males and females have equal succession rights. This means that Elisabeth is the heir apparent and comes first in the line of succession as the eldest child. Following Elisabeth in the line of succession are her three siblings in order of their birth.

Prince Gabriel was born on August 20, 2003 in Erasmus Hospital in Anderlecht, Belgium. He is the second of four children of King Philippe of the Belgians and his wife Queen Mathilde (née Mathilde d’Udekem d’Acoz). Gabriel was christened at Ciergnon Castle in Ciergnon, Belgium on October 25, 2003. His godparents were Baroness Maria Christina von Freyberg, second cousin of his father, and Count Charles-Henri d’Udekem d’Acoz, his maternal uncle. He was given the names Gabriel Baudouin Charles Marie:

  • Gabriel: continued the tradition of El-/-el names of King Philippe’s children
  • Baudouin: for his great-uncle, King Baudouin of Belgium
  • Charles: for his maternal uncle and godfather, Count Charles-Henri d’Udekem d’Acoz
  • Marie: for the Virgin Mary, traditional with Catholic royalty
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Gabriel’s mother holding him during his christening; Photo Credit – http://www.hellomagazine.com

Prince Gabriel is currently a student at Sint-Jan Berchmanscollege, where the instruction is in Dutch, in the Marolles district of Brussels, the capital of Belgium. Gabriel’s two sisters Elisabeth and Eléonore, also attend Sint-Jan Berchmanscollege. Gabriel loves sports especially football (soccer) and hockey.

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Prince Gabriel with his father wishing the Belgian national soccer team good luck before they traveled to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup; Photo Credit – http://www.dailymail.co.uk

Prince Emmanuel was born on October 4, 2005 in Erasmus Hospital in Anderlecht, Belgium. He is the third of four children of King Philippe of the Belgians and his wife Queen Mathilde (née Mathilde d’Udekem d’Acoz). Emmanuel was christened at Ciergnon Castle in Ciergnon, Belgium on December 10, 2005 . His godparents were Countess Elisabeth d’Udekem d’Acoz, his maternal aunt, and Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg. He was given the names Emmanuel Léopold Guillaume François Marie:

  • Emmanuel: continued the tradition of El-/-el names of King Philippe’s children
  • Léopold: for his great-grandfather, King Leopold III of Belgium
  • Guillaume: for his godfather Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg
  • François: for Saint Francis of Assisi because Gabriel was born on his feast day
  • Marie: for the Virgin Mary, traditional with Catholic royalty
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Emmanuel with his parents and godparents at his christening; Photo Credit – http://www.corbisimages.com

Prince Emmanuel is a student at Eureka School Kessel-Lo (translated from Dutch via Google Translator), a school for students with learning disabilities, near Leuven, Belgium.

Belgium's Prince Emmanuel kicks the ball during a training session for Belgium's national soccer team ahead of the 2014 World Cup, in Brussels

Prince Emmanuel kicks the ball during a training session for Belgium’s national soccer team ahead of the 2014 World Cup; Photo Credit – worldcup.el-balad.com

Princess Eléonore was born on April 16, 2008 in Erasmus Hospital in Anderlecht, Belgium. She is the youngest of four children of King Philippe of the Belgians and his wife Queen Mathilde (née Mathilde d’Udekem d’Acoz). Eléonore was christened at Ciergnon Castle in Ciergnon, Belgium on June 14, 2008. His godparents were Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Princess Claire of Belgium, and Count Sébastien von Westphalen zu Fürstenberg. She was given the names Eléonore Fabiola Victoria Anne Marie :

  • Eléonore: continued the tradition of El-/-el names of King Philippe’s children
  • Fabiola: for her great-aunt, Queen Fabiola of Belgium
  • Victoria: for her godmother, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden
  • Anne: for her maternal grandmother, Countess Anna d’Udekem d’Acoz
  • Marie: for the Virgin Mary, traditional with Catholic royalty, also the second name of her maternal grandmother
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Eléonore, held by her mother, with her father and godparents; Photo Credit – www.zimbio.com

Princess Eléonore is currently a student at Sint-Jan Berchmanscollege, where the instruction is in Dutch, in the Marolles district of Brussels, the capital of Belgium. Two of Eléonore ‘s siblings, Elisabeth and Gabriel, also attend Sint-Jan Berchmanscollege.

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Eléonore with her older sister Elisabeth in 2014; Photo Credit – www.gettyimages.com

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September 1: Today in Royal History

Princess Alexandra of Edinburgh; Photo Credit – Wikipedia

September 1, 1651 – Birth of Natalia Kirillovna Naryshkina, second wife of Tsar Alexei of Russia and the mother of Tsar Peter I “the Great”
Wikipedia: Natalia Kirillovna Naryshkina

September 1, 1711 – Birth of William IV, Prince of Orange born in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
Wikipedia: William IV, Prince of Orange

September 1, 1715 – Death of King Louis XIV of France at the Palace of Versailles; buried at the Basilica of Saint Denis near Paris
Wikipedia: Louis XIV of France

September 1, 1878 – Birth of Alexandra of Edinburgh, daughter of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, and granddaughter of Queen Victoria, at Edinburgh Palace in Coburg, Germany
Full name: Alexandra Louise Olga Victoria
Wikipedia: Alexandra of Edinburgh

September 1, 1922 – Death of Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont, wife of Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, at Hinterris, Tyrol, Austria; buried near the Chapel at Hinterriss
Wikipedia: Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont

September 1, 1928 – Ahmet Zogu declares Albania a monarchy and proclaims himself King Zog I of Albania
Wikipedia: Zog I of Albania

Royal News: Sunday 31 August 2014

Denmark
Sydney Morning Herald: Ten years and no scandal for Princess Mary

Multiple Monarchies
Getty Images: 200 Years Of The Kingdom Of The Netherlands In Maastricht
Wort: Luxembourg Royals attend Dutch anniversary celebration

Saudi Arabia
CBS News: Amid ISIS violence, Saudi king warns of threat to U.S.
Daily Mail: West will be next ISIS target unless there is ‘rapid’ action, Saudi King warns, as jihadists now behead a Lebanese soldier
Daily Mail: Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, US

Sweden
Getty Images: Swedish Royals Attend Celebrations To Mark the 1,000th Anniversary of Skara Diocese

United Kingdom
BBC: Charles and Diana wedding cake slice sold for £828
Daily Mail: A £40k property bargain…from Prince Charles: Duchy of Cornwall estate sells 45 acres of countryside complete with coastal views and even a waterfall
Daily Mail: GIRL ABOUT TOWN: Prince Harry’s latest goal-friend – it’s Camilla No2: Rumoured royal fling revealed to be sporty Scottish pageant winner
Daily Mail: A royal bestseller: Duke and Duchess’s dog Lupo immortalised in new book series by former actress who was inspired to write following death of her husband
Daily Mail: Home at last: Diana’s iconic bridal gown returns to Harry and Wills after worldwide tour – 17 years to the day since their mother’s tragic death
Express: EXCLUSIVE: Zara Phillips fights for Olympic place at World Equestrian Games
Express: EXCLUSIVE: William and Kate flirt on romantic countryside date
Express: EXCLUSIVE: Pushy Princess Michael of Kent is gagged by royals
Mirror: Prince William and Kate Middleton make escape dash through crowds at KING’S CROSS Station
Telegraph: ‘Bland’ Prince Charles spices up dinner time
Telegraph: Slice of Princess Diana’s wedding cake sells for $1,375

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Royal Birthdays & Anniversaries: August 31 – September 6

Queen Rania of Jordan, Photo Credit – www.zimbio.com

44th birthday of Rania Al-Yasin, wife of King Abdullah II of Jordan, in Kuwait City, Kuwait on August 31, 1970
Wikipedia: Queen Rania of Jordan

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Pierre Casiraghi, Photo Credit – www.thetimes.co.uk

27th birthday of Pierre Casiraghi, son of Princess Caroline of Monaco; born at Princess Grace Hospital in La Colle, Monaco on September 5, 1987
Full name: Pierre Rainier Stefano
Wikipedia: Pierre Casiraghi

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Prince Hisahito of Japan, Photo Credit – ajw.asahi.com

8th birthday of Prince Hisahito of Japan, son of Prince Akishino of Japan; born at Aiiku Hospital in Tokyo, Japan on September 6, 2006
Wikipedia: Prince Hisahito of Japan
BBC: Japan princess gives birth to boy

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Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia

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Photo Credit – www.rsroyalfamily.net

Katherine is the second wife of Alexander, Crown Prince of Serbia, the last heir apparent to the throne of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia and current pretender to the defunct throne of Serbia.

Katherine Clairy Batis was born in Athens, Greece on November 13, 1943, the daughter of Robert Batis (1916-2011) and Anna Dosti (died in 2010). She received her primary and secondary education in Athens, Greece and Lausanne, Switzerland. Katherine studied business at the University of Denver in Colorado and the University of Dallas in Texas, and then worked in business for a several years in the United States. She was previously married and has two children from that marriage, David and Alison.

In 1984, Katherine met Crown Prince Alexander in Washington, DC. They were married in a civil ceremony on September 20, 1985, and in a religious ceremony on September 21, 1985 at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in London, England. King Constantine of Greece was the best man and Prince Tomislav, the paternal uncle of Crown Prince Alexander, was the witness. Alexander has three sons from a previous marriage, but he and Katherine have no children.

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Photo Credit – orderofsplendor.blogspot.com

Crown Princess Katherine spends much time working with charitable organizations. In 2001, she founded the HRH Crown Princess Katherine Foundation whose mission is, “We work for the benefit of all those in need, regardless of ethnicity or religion since we believe that there are no borders in suffering.”

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Crown Princess Katherine on the right visiting a child in the hospital; Photo Credit – http://www.lifelineaid.org

Since 2001, Crown Prince Alexander, Crown Princess Katherine and Alexander’s three sons: Hereditary Prince PeterPrince Philip and Prince Alexander have lived in the Royal Palace in Belgrade, Serbia.

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Photo Credit – http://www.royalfamily.org/

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