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HRHAmy 01-20-2006 05:31 PM

Royals Living in the United States
 
Hello,

I was just wondering how many royals are living in the U.S or have lived in the U.S at one point in their lives. I read the article that Madeliene of Sweden is moving to New York City so I was wondering how many royals have lived or still live in the U.S?? *Post pictures if you have them too please*:D

norwegianne 01-20-2006 05:35 PM

Any pictures posted should not be directly attached to the forum, and should be properly credited.

lamass 01-20-2006 06:11 PM

i know that the exiled crown prince of yugoslavia and his family lived here for some time. they lived in virginia and illinois i believe. all of his sons were born in the u.s. but they have recently moved back to belgrade, capital of serbia which used to be the capital of yugoslavia.

crisiñaki 01-20-2006 06:14 PM

Infanta Cristina went to New York University for her master's degree in International Relations, Prince Felipe did the same but in Georgetown University in Washington and Infanta Elena & Family lived for a while in New York to be able to take advanced medical rehab for Jaime's stroke


I'll keep on searching for pictures of Cristina and Felipe in the States, but I haven't seen a single one

princess olga 01-20-2006 06:59 PM

What an intriguing topic for a thread, love it! If anything because it is, to me, so interesting that so many royals are partial to the US, a nation that's not necessarily partial to the concept of monarchy!

For starters, like most Dutch folk I know that Princess Christina, Queen Beatrix's youngest sister, spent much of her marriage to Jorge Guillermo living in an apartment on New York's Fifth Avenue. Gossip magazines implied that she chose to live far away from her home country to curb exposure of her husband's sometimes aloof behavior, but I haven 't the faintest whether there's even a grain of truth to this. The Guillermo family moved to the Netherlands some time in the eighties anyways, and built De Horsten (where Alexander and Maxima currently live) after which Christina called the whole deal a day around 1990 or so.

Speaking of Maxima, she famously lived in New York city also, in the mid to late nineties, and left the city in 2000, when it became clear that Alexander considered her a 'keeper'. I believe she had an apartment in Chelsea, a neighborhood on the island of Manhattan.

Maxima's current sister in law, Laurentien, lived in the US also, as did Johan Friso and Constantijn at some point. They lived in Northern California's Berkeley, the famous university town near San Francisco. Friso and Laurentien both persued studies there, at the University of California at Berkeley, which is one of the most renowned universities on the planet. This famous liberal-minded, state-owned (as in, by the state of California) university has been the alma mater to a raft of other royals, for example to Norway's future king Haakon. It is said that Constantijn and Laurentien love the San Francisco Bay area so much that they spent much of their honeymoon there.

To go back to New York for a moment, that city of course was once home to one of the princes of Liechtenstein, and also to Marie Chantal of Greece and hubby Pavlos, who, like cousin Felipe, once studied at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

And the former Shah of Iran's eldest son, Reza, currently calls the D.C. area home. He lives with his family 'across the river' from Washington, in Virginia, a spot where a lot of middle eastern royalty have homes, too. Case in point: Queen Noor of Jordan.

Speaking of studying in the US, Albert and Caroline of Monaco have spent time studying in America, but I'm not sure where. Anyone know?
And Stephanie lived in Los Angeles, California, for a while in the eighties.

And of course, Victoria of Sweden spent a few years in Connecticut, at Yale University.

Currently living in New York is one daughter of Princess Irene of Oranje, Maria Carolina, who is working for the United NAtions I believe. Any other current royal New Yorkers not mentioned? Or current blue-blooded Californians?

HRHAmy 01-20-2006 07:26 PM

I know there is Princess Catherine Oxenberg, she is the daughter of Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia, she lives in Los Angeles with her actor husband Casper Van Dien and their children. They used to have a show called "I married a Princess" on the TV channel Lifetime.

Here are some pics of her:
1. Is a headshot from a website called carfaxabbey

2. This is one of her and her baby from family photo forever

3. I couldn't find a tiara photo of her except on this fansite so here is the link if you want to look at it. It looks like a scroll tiara of some sort. http://www.catherineoxenberg.de/

DMR412 01-20-2006 09:02 PM

Commoner
 
Is Catherine Oxenberg, a real princess? I thought her father was an American businessman.

princess olga 01-20-2006 09:10 PM

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Originally Posted by DMR412
Is Catherine Oxenberg, a real princess? I thought her father was an American businessman.

yes, she is the real deal. her mother is a princess of Yugoslavia, and a cousin of prince charles of England. Not quite sure which side of Charles's parents this relates to: perhaps Prince Phillip?

Also, I'm not quite sure how many kids Catherine currently has: I believe two. her first was a daughter, named India I believe, with an unknown father..

pinklady1991 01-20-2006 09:12 PM

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Originally Posted by princess olga
Speaking of studying in the US, Albert and Caroline of Monaco have spent time studying in America, but I'm not sure where. Anyone know?

Prince Albert is a graduate of Amherst College in Amherst, MA and Caroline was set to go to Princeton but decided on the Sorbonne instead.

princess olga 01-20-2006 09:16 PM

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Originally Posted by pinklady1991
Prince Albert is a graduate of Amherst College in Amherst, MA and Caroline was set to go to Princeton but decided on the Sorbonne instead.

Thanks, Pinklady1991! Although I <swear> I read once in an old interview with caroline that she once studied Stateside (might have been just one semester or sth! maybe some exchange thing thru the Sorbonne?)

Lady Jennifer 01-20-2006 09:52 PM

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Originally Posted by princess olga
yes, she is the real deal. her mother is a princess of Yugoslavia, and a cousin of prince charles of England. Not quite sure which side of Charles's parents this relates to: perhaps Prince Phillip?

Also, I'm not quite sure how many kids Catherine currently has: I believe two. her first was a daughter, named India I believe, with an unknown father..

Catherine has 3 daughters & 2 stepkids (a boy and a girl). India with the unknown father & then the 2 daughters with Casper Van Dien. The daughters names are Maya & Celeste. Her stepkids names are: Cappy Van Dien & Grace Van Dien
Catherine Oxenberg - This is her imdb.com profile
Her website
I watched her reality show when it was on Lifetime.

crisiñaki 01-20-2006 09:56 PM

Is Casper Van Dien the hot guy who played Chandler in the tv show Titans?
Blonde, blueyed and great body?

Elspeth 01-20-2006 09:59 PM

I read a newspaper article a few years back about a princess living in San Francisco and co-owning a restaurant or bar or something, but I can't for the life of me find any details now.

Lady Jennifer 01-20-2006 10:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Elspeth
I read a newspaper article a few years back about a princess living in San Francisco and co-owning a restaurant or bar or something, but I can't for the life of me find any details now.

Are you thinking of Ragnhild Lorentzen? Daughter of Princess Ragnhild, Mrs. Lorentzen (sister of King Harald of Norway).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ragnhild_Lorentzen

Lady Jennifer 01-20-2006 10:22 PM

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Originally Posted by crisiñaki
Is Casper Van Dien the hot guy who played Chandler in the tv show Titans?
Blonde, blueyed and great body?

Yes, yes, yes & YES :D:D
His imdb.com profile here

kirstengrafin 01-20-2006 11:24 PM

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Originally Posted by DMR412
Is Catherine Oxenberg, a real princess? I thought her father was an American businessman.

Catherine Oxenberg is not a princess. She is the daughter of an untitled American businessman named Howard Oxenberg. Catherine is the daughter of a princess, so she is of royal descent, but not a princess.

The American media erroneously refers to Catherine as a princess, and she successfully capitalizes on the misinformation, so I'm not surprised that she doesn't put an effort into setting the matter straight.

I'm surprised that so many people believe that Catherine is a princess! Take, for example, Princess Martha Louise of Norway. Martha Louise married a commoner named Ari Behn, so their daughters, Maud Angelica and Leah Isadora, are not princesses, either.

royaltywatcher 01-20-2006 11:46 PM

I think the daughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent attends or attended Brown University in Rhode Island. There was a story of a scene she made in a restaurant in New York in the papers a year or two ago, and in the news article it mentioned that she was in the U.S. visiting her daughter at Brown.

theprincess 01-21-2006 12:59 AM

I believe Prince Carl Phillip of Sweden spent a year at a boarding school in Conneticut

Sidenote: I think it is very ironic that so many royals have either lived or attend university in the US. IMO Europe is so much more glamous and full of culture then North America. But I guess many Europeans, including royals, find the US interesting

Elspeth 01-21-2006 01:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Lady Jennifer
Are you thinking of Ragnhild Lorentzen? Daughter of Princess Ragnhild, Mrs. Lorentzen (sister of King Harald of Norway).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ragnhild_Lorentzen

Possibly; the "hospitality industry" could be just about anything, but it does sound familiar, and I sort of remember the photo was of a tall blonde lady, which is consistent with being Norwegian. Thanks for digging that up!

HRHAmy 01-21-2006 02:48 AM

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Originally Posted by theprincess
Sidenote: I think it is very ironic that so many royals have either lived or attend university in the US. IMO Europe is so much more glamous and full of culture then North America. But I guess many Europeans, including royals, find the US interesting

Maybe it's because in the U.S they can actually, maybe be a little annonymous, I see nothing wrong with the U.S as I live in it and there is a lot of culture here, that's why they call it the melting pot of the world. Theprincess have you ever visited the United States?


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