01-30-2007, 04:04 AM
February 2007 Newsletter: Round Royal Birthdays
Round birthdays are the source of much celebration. We like to gather friends and family to help rejoice, or console, us with getting a decade older. Somehow 20 seem so much older than 19, 30 than 29, 40 than 39, and so on. Parties may make the fact that we’re growing older easier to bear. We can use them to remind ourselves that, yes, we’re getting older, but we also have the good times, memories, and friends we’ve picked up along the way, to help us cope with the fact.
This year, we’re looking at several royals facing their round birthdays. Some may choose to celebrate quietly, while others are looking to do it more lavishly. King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway are not doing their birthday celebrations jointly, as they did when they turned 60, but both celebrations – Harald’s in February and Sonja’s in June – promises to be royal extravaganzas.
We hope you’ll enjoy the quick profiles we’ve gathered on some of the royals – or royalty-connected - with round birthdays in 2007, and that you’ll choose The Royal Forums to celebrate them with.
Avalon, Norwegianne & Zonk
TRF Newsletter Editors.
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01-30-2007, 04:12 AM
Last year we had some splendid birthday celebration taking place, when Queen Elizabeth II turned 80. It was celebrated with, among other things, a large party for children and characters from children's literature and television. http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...06-a-8533.html
The children's theme wasn't quite as evident in King Carl Gustav of Sweden's 60th celebrations, but several royals showed up to celebrate the Swedish monarch. http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...06-a-9075.html
This year his oldest daughter turns 30. Can we expect something similar for her celebration as her cousin did for his 30th?
Ten years ago saw the joint 60th birthday celebrations of King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway, in Trondheim. Gathering royals from all over Europe seems to have become a tradition for the couple, as they're doing it again this year when they turn 70. http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...7-a-11790.html
We hope to see the royals out in full force at the celebrations of 2007, so that it is celebrations we can remember for a long time.
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Princesses Aisha and Sara bint Al Faisal
Princess Aisha and Princess Sara bint Al Faisal. Born March 27, 1997. Twin sisters and daughters of Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein and Princess Aliya Taaba
. Nieces of King Abdullah II
. The girls are granddaughters of late King Hussein
Archduke Ferdinand Zvonimir of Austria
Ferdinand Zvonimir Maria Balthus Keith Michael Otto Antal Bahnam Leonhard von Habsburg-Lothringen, born 21 June 1997. Prince Imperial of Austria, Prince Royal of Hungary and Bohemia. The eldest son of Archduke Karl of Austria and future head of the House of Habsburg
. He is the great-grandson of Kar of Austria though his grandfather Otto, Crown Prince of Austria.
Infanta Maria Francisca Isabel of Portugal
Infanta Maria Francisca Isabel Micaela Gabriela Rafaela Paula de Heredia de Braganca. Born 3rd March, 1997. The only daughter of Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza and Isabel de Heredia. Member of the House of Braganza
Prince Boris of Bulgaria
Prince Boris of Bulgaria
. Born 12 October, 1997. First son of Kardam, Prince of Turnovo and grandson of Simeon II of Bulgaria, former Tsar of Bulgaria. He is second in line to the titular throne of Bulgaria.
Prince Lukás of Bulgaria
Prince Lukas of Bulgaria
. Born 5 July, 1997. The second son of Kubrat, Prince of Panagiushte and grandson of Simeon II of Bulgaria, former Tsar of Bulgaria.
Princess Alexandra of Leiningen
Princess Alexandra of Leiningen. Born 18 December, 1997. The daughter of Prince Hermann Friedrich of Leiningen and Deborah Culley. Granddaughter of Boris III of Bulgaria
and also Victor Emmanuel III
of Italy. She is also descendant of Queen Victoria
HIll.H Countess Carolina Maria of Ortenburg
HIll.H Countess Carolina Maria Franziska Christina Stephanie of Ortenburg. Born 13 March, 1997. The youngest daughter of Princess Désirée of Hohenzollern
(second child of Princess Brigitta of Sweden
and Prince Johann Georg of Hohenzollern
) and His Illustrious Highness Heinrich, Hereditary Count of Ortenburg
Marius Borg Høiby:
While not a royal himself - Marius Borg Høiby
shot onto the royal scene at the age of three when his mother started seeing the Norwegian Crown Prince. At the age of four, he was a flower boy at their wedding
. The son of Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Morten Borg from a brief relationship, Marius lives with his mother and step-father at Skaugum, but also spends time with his father and step-mother. Earlier this year, Marius turned 10, and the sobriquet that followed him in the Norwegian press: "Little Marius" hardly seems appropriate anymore.
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Princess Dayangku Sarah binti Pengiran Salleh Ab Rahaman
The Crown Princess of Brunei
was born Sarah Pengiran Salleh on 9 April 1987. Her father is Pengiran Salleh Ab Rahaman, and her mother, originally from Switzerland, is Rinawaty Abdullah Suzanne Rahaman Aeby. She has two elder brothers. On 9 September 2004, she married
Crown Prince Billah
of Brunei, the eldest son and heir of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah
of Brunei and Queen Saleha
. She is continuing her studies at the Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Science College, where she also participates in many sports, including charity runs. As well as continuing her education, the Crown Princess
takes part in royal duties along with the rest of the royal family. There is speculation that she may be pregnant
, but there has been no official announcement.
Princess Salha bint Al Asem
Princess Salha bint Al Asem of Jordan. Born on 14 June, 1987. The Daughter of Prince Asem bin Al Nayef and Princess Sana Asem
Pierre Rainier Stefano Casiraghi
was born on September 5, 1987, the son of Princess Caroline of Monaco
(now Princess of Hanover) and her second husband, the late Stefano Casiraghi
. He is third in line of succession to the Monegasque throne after his mother and elder brother, Andrea Casiraghi
. At present he is studying economics at the University Bucconi.
Prince Alexander of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Prince Alexander Antonius Johannes of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen. Born on 16 March, 1987. The eldest son of Karl Friedrich, Hereditary Prince of Hohenzollern
and Countess Alexandra of Stauffenberg
. After his father, he is next in line to succeed as Head of the House of Hohenzollern.
Count Georg von Hochberg
Count Georg von Hochberg.
Born 11 April, 1987. Youngr son of Princess Marie of Hanover
, Duchess of Brunswick-Luneburg.
Nicolaus von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha
Nicolaus Prinz von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha
. Born September 2, 1987. Legitimated son of Friedrich Ferdinand Princz von Sachsen-Coburgh und Gotha.
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Crown Princess Victoria
Crown Princess Victoria was born on July 14, 1977 to King Carl Gustaf XVI and Queen Silvia of Sweden. She was created crown princess and heir apparent on January 1, 1980, by the 1979 Act of Succession (http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...nge-10379.html
). This constitutional reform meant that the throne would be inherited by the eldest child without regard to sex. Prior to this constitutional change, the heir to the throne was her younger brother, the then-Crown Prince, Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland. At present, the Crown Princess is not married, but there has been much speculation that she will marry her beau of five years, Daniel Westling. So far, no engagement or marriage plans have been announced.
Peter Mark Andrew Phillips
, the son of Princess Anne
and Captain Mark Phillips
, was born in London on 15 November 1977. He was the first-born grandchild of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip
. He was educated at Gordonstoun and Exeter University, where he graduated with a degree in sports science. He works at the Royal Bank of Scotland in Edinburgh and does not carry out any royal duties. He has been dating Autumn Kelly, a Canadian, for the past 4 years.
Lady Davinia Lewis
Lady Davina Windsor was born on November 19, 1977, the daughter of Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester (grandson of HM George V and Queen Mary) and the Duchess of Gloucester (nee' Brigitte van Duers). She is currently 20th in the line of succession to the British throne. On July 31, 2004, she married Gary Lewis, a New Zealander. He is the first person of Marori descent to marry into the British Royal family. http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...04-a-3106.html
Rowan Nash Lascelles. Born 6 November, 1977. The son of the Hon. James Lascelles and Fredericka Ann Duhrrsen. He is the great-great grandson of King George V of the United Kingdom through his father, James Lascelles (the son of Earl of Harewood, first cousin of the Queen).
Princess Aimée of Orange-Nassau
Princess Aimee of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven, the wife of HH Prince Floris of Orange-Nassau, van Nollenhoven (youngest son of Princess Margriet of the Netherlands). Born 18 October, 1977.
Tord Oscar Fredrik Magnuson. Born 20 June, 1977. Second son of Princess Cristina of Sweden, Mrs. Magnuson and Tord Madnuson.
Prince Alexander of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
HH Prince Alexander of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Born 4 May, 1977. The younger son of Prince Andreas of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, the titular Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha since 1998.
Prince Goerg of Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach
HH Prnce Goerg Konstantin of Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach. Born 4 August, 1977. The son of Prince Wilhelm Ersnt of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach.
Prince Dushan of Yugoslavia
Prince Dushan Pavle of Yugoslavia. Born 25 Semptember, 1977. The son of Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia.
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Crown Prince Willem-Alexander
Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange was born on April 27, 1967, the eldest son of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the late Prince Claus of the Netherlands. He is the first male heir apparent to the Dutch throne since Prince Alexander died in 1884. He married the former Máxima Zorreguieta
.) They have two daughters, Princess Catharina Amalia (b. 2003) and Princess Alexia (b. 2005) and are expecting a third child in the Spring of 2007.
Hereditary Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein
Hereditary Princess Sophie Elisabeth Marie Gabrielle of Liechenstein was born on 28 October 1967 and was styled styled HRH Princess Sophie of Bavaria. Starting in 1973 she became HRH Duchess Sophie in Bavaria, Princess of Bavaria. When she married in 1993 she became HRH The Hereditary Princess of Liechtenstein. After her father, she is the heir to the Jacobite Succession. Due to Bavaria following the Salic Law, she will not succeed as the heiress presumptive to the Bavarian Royal House.
On 3 July, 1993 Sophie married
Alois, Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein and they have four children:
Prince Joseph Wenzel (b. 1995), Princess Marie-Caroline (b. 1996), Prince Georg (b. 1999) and Prince Nikolaus (b. 2000)
Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece
Prince Pavlos II, Crown Prince of Greece, Prince of Denmark. Born 20 May, 1967. The eldest son of Constantine II, Former King of the Hellenes and Queen Anne Marie (Princess of Denmark, daughter of King Frederik IX of Denmark). If the Monarchy is restored, he would be Heir Apparent to the Greek throne. Married to Marie Chantal Miller. Four children.
Princess Lalla Hasna of Morocco
Princess Lalla Hasna of Morocco. Born on 19 November, 1967. She is the daughter of the late King Hassan II and Lalla Latifa Hammou, sister HM King Mohammed VI.
Prince Aimone, Duke of Apulia
Prince Aimone Umberto Emanuele Filiberto Luigi Amadeo Gustavo Elena Maria Fiorenzo of Savoy, Duke of Apulia. Born 13 October, 1967. He second child and only son of Amadeo, 5th Duke of Aosta and his former wife, Princess Claude of Olreans. Aimone is engaged to Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark.
Konstantin-Assen, Prince of Vidin
Konstantin-Assen, Prince of Vidin. Born 5 December, 1967. Fourth son of former Tsar Simeon II of Bulgaria and Doña Margarita Gomez-Acebo y Cejuela. He is married to Doña Maria Garcia de la Rasilla y Gortazar.
Micaela von Preussen
Micaela Prinzessin von Preussen. Born 29 October, 1967. The eldest daughter of Prince Michael of Prussia (the son of Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia and Grand Duchess Kira of Russia).
Elena of Hesse
HH Princess Elena of Hesse. Born 8 November, 1967. The Younger daughter of HRH Prince Moritz, the Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, HRH Moritz and Princess Tatjana of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg. Thourhg his father, she is also in line to the defunct Monarchy of Finland (Prince Moritz is the hypothetical heir to the throne of Fonalnd).
Cecilie Marxen of Prussia
Princess Cecilie Marxen of Prussia. Born 5 January, 1967. Second daughter of Princess Felicitas of Prussia.
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Princess Caroline of Monaco
as born on January 23, 1957 to the late Prince Rainier III of Monaco
and the late Princess Grace
(formerly Grace Kelly) of Monaco. Since her father’s death in 2005, she is the Heir Presumptive to the Monegasque throne. She has married three times: Phillipe Junot (1978 -1980; annulled by the Roman Catholic Church in 1992 ); Stefano Casiraghi (1983 -1990; his death in a boating accident) and HRH Prince Ernst August V of Hanover since 1999
. She is the mother of four children: Andrea
(b. 1984), Charlotte
(b. 1986) and Pierre
(b. 1987) from her marriage to Stefano Casiraghi and Princess Alexandra
(b. 1999) from her marriage to Ernst of Hanover.
Princess Caroline's 50th Birthday Special
, the youngest daughter of King Bhumibol
of Thailand, was born on 4 July 1957. She has degrees in science and is involved in promoting scientific research and international collaboration. In 1982 she married Virayudh Didyasarin, a lieutenant in the Thai Air Force, with whom she has two daughters. The marriage ended in divorce, and she is in a relationship with Chaichon Locharernkul, a professor at Chulalonkorn University.
Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein
Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein
was born Princess Margaretha Antonia Marie Félicité of Luxembourg on 15 May 1957. She is second daughter of Grand Duke Jean and Grand Duchess Josephine-Charlotte of Luxembourg. Margaretha is a twin
. Her twin brother is Prince Jean of Luxembourg.
On 20 March 1982 Margaretha married
Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein and they had four children:
Prince Leopold (b. 1984, d. 1984), Princess Maria-Annunciata (b. 1985), Princess Marie-Astrid (b. 1987) and Prince Josef-Emanuel (b. 1989)
Prince Jean of Luxembourg
Prince Jean Félix Marie Guillaume of Luxembourg
was born 15 May, 1957. He is the second son of Grand Duke Jean and late Grand Duchess Josephine-Charlotte of Luxembourg
, and the twin of Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein. He was educated at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst and also studied at the European Institute of Administration and Business in Fontainebleau. He renounced his right of succession to the Luxembourg throne in September, 1986, and in December his first child with Helene Vestur was born. Prince Jean married Helene in May, 1987. The couple had four children together prior to their divorce.
Princess Maria Tatiana of Yugoslavia
Princess Maria Tatiana of Yugoslavia
. Born 11 March, 1957. The first child of Prince Andrej of Yugoslavia and Princess Christina of Hesse-Cassel.
Princess Sophie of Romania
Princess Sophie of Romania
. Born 8 November, 1957. She is the fourth daughter of King Michael I of Romania and Queen Anne. Sophie is the eight in the line of succession to the headship of the Romanian Royal Family.
Ileana van Innis
Baroness Ileana van Innis. Born April 27, 1957. The Daughter of Archduchess Maria Ileana of Austria, Princess of Tuscany (daugher of Archduke Anton of Austria, Prince Imperial of Austria, Prince Royal of Hungary and Bohemia, Prince of Tuscany and Princess Ileana of Romania).
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The Duchess of Cornwall
The Duchess of Cornwall
was born on 17 July 1947 to Major Bruce Shand and his wife Rosemary and was christened Camilla Rosemary. She married
Andrew Parker Bowles in 1973; they have two children, Tom and Laura. The great-granddaughter of Alice Keppel,
mistress of Edward VII
, Camilla met Prince Charles
in 1970, and they started an affair which continued on and off for many years. After Prince Charles's marriage to Diana, Princess of Wales
, ended in divorce and Camilla's marriage also ended, Charles and Camilla married
on 9 April 2005.
Christina of the Netherlands
HRH Princess Maria Christina (Marijke) of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau, Princess of Lippe-Biesterfeld
. Born 18 February, 1947. The youngest of for daughters of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands and Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld
. Princess Cristina is the sister of the current Queen Beatrix. She married Jorge Guillermo on 28 June, 1975 and renounced her (and her descendants') rights to the Throne of the Netherlands. Upon divorce in 1996, Princess Christina lived with her children in the United States. After the death of her mother, she has lived partly in London, partly in Monte Argentario (Italy).
Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein
Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein was born Prince Nikolaus Ferdinand Maria Josef Raphael of Liechtenstein
on 24 October 1947. He is the third son of Franz Josef II, Prince of Liechtenstein and his wife Countess Gina of Wilczeck.
On 20 March 1982 Nikolaus married
Princess Margaretha of Luxembourg and they had four children:
Prince Leopold (b. 1984, d. 1984), Princess Maria-Annunciata (b. 1985), Princess Marie-Astrid (b. 1987) and Prince Josef-Emanuel (b. 1989).
Norton Khatchbull, 8th Baron Brabourne
. Born 8 October, 1947. The eldest son of 7th Baron Brabourne and the 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma and the Heir apparent to the Earldom of Mountbatten of Burma. He married Penelope Eastwood. The wedding was notable as it tool place not long after the murder of Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (his grandfather), his younger brother, Nicholas Knatchbull and the Dowager Baroness Brabourne (his grandmother). Lord Brabourne is the godson of Queen Elizabeth and godfather of Prince William of Wales.
Friedrich of Lippe
HSH Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Lippe. Born 18 March, 1947. The great-great-grandson of Princess Augusta of Cambridge, elder daughter of Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge (7th son of King George III).
Wilhelm of Prussia
HRH Prince Wilhelm Andreas of Prussia
. Born 2 December, 1947. The son of Prince Friedrich Georg Wilhelm Christoph of Prussia (the son of Crown Prince Wilhelm of Germany and Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin) and Lady Brigid Guinness (daughter of Rupert Guinness, 2nd Earl of Iveagh).
01-30-2007, 04:19 AM
Queen Paola of Belgium
was born Princess Donna Paola Ruffo di Calabria on 11 September 1937. She is the youngest daughter of Prince Don Fulco Ruffo di Calabria, 6th Duke of Guardia Lombarda and his wife Countess Luisa Gazelli di Rossana e di Sebastiano.
On 2 July 1959 Paola married
HRH Prince Albert, Prince of Liège and they have three children:
, Duke of Brabant (b. 1960), Princess Astrid
(b. 1962) and Prince Laurent
She is the grandmother to eleven grandchildren
Max-Emanuel Ludwig Maria Prinz von Bayern, sometimes styled Prince Max, Duke in Bavaria was born on 21 January 1937. Prince Max is the heir presumptive to both the former Bavarian Royal House
and the heir to the Jacobite Succession
. Prince Max's great-grandfather was the last King of Bavaria, Ludwig III. He is married to Countess Elizabeth Douglas and they have five daughters:
Hereditary Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein (b. 1967), Princess Marie Caroline (b. 1969), Princess Hélène (b. 1972), Princess Elizabeth (b. 1973) and Princess Maria Anna (b. 1973)
King Harald and Queen Sonja
King Harald V of Norway
was born on February 21, 1937, the son of then Crown Prince Olav of Norway (later Olav V) and Princess Martha of Sweden. Queen Sonja (née Sonja Haraldsen
) was born on July 4, 1937 and is the queen of Norway as the wife of King Harald V. Crown Prince Harald and Sonja dated
for nine years, although their relationship had been kept secret because of opposition to her non-royal status. After the Crown Prince threatened to give up his rights to the throne unless he could marry her, the Crown Prince's father, Olav V consulted the government for advice. The result was that the couple were wed
on August 29, 1968. They have two children Princess Martha Louise (b. 1971) Crown Prince Haakon Magnus (b. 1973) and four grandchildren: Ingrid Alexandra, Sverre Magnus, Maud Angelica, Leah Isadora, as well as a step-grandson, Marius Høiby.
Huge birthday celebrations are expected to celebrate the 70th anniversaries of the King
, with representative of most Royal Houses of Europe present. This celebrations are expected to be even more magnificent then the celebrations of their silver
Princess Birgitta of Sweden
Princess Birgita of Sweden
was born on January 19, 1937 in the Haga Palace. She is the daughter of late Prince Gustaf Adolf
, Duke of Västerbotten and late Princess Sibylla
of Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha, a granddaughter of late King Gustaf VI Adolf and sister of King Carl Gustaf XVI of Sweden. Princess Birgitta married HSH Johann Georg, Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen in a civil ceremony on May 25, 1961 and a religious ceremony on July 31, 1961. She is the mother of Prince Carl Christian (b. 1962), Princess Désirée (b. 1963) and Prince Hubertus (b.1966). Princess Birgita and Prince Johann George separated in 1990, though they remain legally married.
Dominic of Austria-Tuscanny
Hi & RH Dominic, Prince Imperial and Archduke of Austria
, Prince Royal of Hungary and Bohemia, Prince of Tuscanny. Uncle of Count Christopher von Habsburg-Lothringen.
Karl of Hesse
HH Prince Karl Adolf of Hesse.
Born 8 March, 1937. The son of Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark and Prince Christoph Erst August of Hesse-Cassel (the son of Prince Frederick of Hesse and Princesss Margarete of Prussia, who was the daughter of German Emperor Grederick III and Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom).
Prince Khalid Abdullah
Prince Khalid Abdullah, Prince of Saudi Arabia
. Born 4 May, 1937. First cousin of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. He was also the brother-in-law of the late King Fahd
. Although Khalid Abdullah is a Prince of Saudi Arabia, he often chose not to use his title in his International buisness ventures.
Prince Ludvig of Baden.
HGDH Prince Ludwig August of Baden
. Born December 5, 1937. Prince Ludvig is the brother of the Margrave of Baden.
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