Tuesday, 23 May 2000

Jordan - Bio


Current Monarch: HM King Abdullah II (1999- Present)
Last 3 Monarchs: 
  • Abdullah I (1946-1951)
    • First King after Jordan gained it's independence from Britain
    • Assassinated
  • Talal (1951-1952)
    • Abdicated due to health reasons
  • Hussein (1952 - 1999)
Line of Succession: Only Muslim men of sound mind are included in the Line of Succession. The King does have the discretion to make his brother Heir, opposed to his eldest son.
    • Crown Prince Hussein (b. 1994)
    • Prince Hashem (b. 2005)
  • Prince Feisal (b. 1963)
    • Prince Omar (b. 1993)
    • Prince Abdullah (b. 2016)
Annual Royal Events: -
  • Independence Day (May 25th)
  • King Abdullah II's Accession to the Throne (Eid al-Jolous) (9 June)
  • Opening of Parliament (November)

Royal Website: http://www.kingabdullah.jo

Notable Royal Residences: -



Type of Government:  Constitutional Monarchy

Head of State: HM King Abdullah II

Head of Government: Abdullah Ensour (Prime Minister)

Member of United Nations:  Yes, since 1955

Religion:
  • Muslim  92%
    • Sunni Islam 85%
  • Christian 6%
Population: 9,531,712

Language:
  • Official: Arabic
English Speakers: Widely spoken. Most university courses are taught in English.

Map: 

HM King Abdullah II of Jordan - Bio


Full Name:  عبد الله الثاني بن الحسين‎ (Abdullah II Bin Al Hussein)

Title: King of the Hashemite Kingdom

Birth: 30 January 1962 in Amman, Jordan

Country: Jordan

Monarchs during life: King Hussein (1935-1999)

Relationship to current Monarch: Monarch (February 1999-Present)

Place in line of succession:
  • At Birth: Heir
  • 1965 - January 1999: ? Uncle was named Heir
  • Current: Monarch
Religion: Sunni Islam

Family:
  • Parents: King Hussein (d. 1999) and Princess Muna (Div. 1972) 
    • King Hussein was married 4 time in total. 
  • Marriage:  Married Queen Rania on 10 June 1993
    • Children:
      • Crown Prince Hussein (b. 1994)
      • Princess Iman (b. 1996)
      • Princess Salma (b. 2000)
      • Prince Hashem (b. 2005)
Schooling:
  • Most of his earlier education was in UK or USA
  • University
    • Islamic Educational College (Jordan)
    • Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (UK)
    • Pembroke College at Oxford (UK)
    • Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University  (USA)
Job: Full-Time Royal

Previously:
  • Troop Commander in 13th/18th Royal Hussars (British Army)
  • Jordanian Army
  • Royal Jordanian Air Force 
  • Jordan's Special Forces
Residence: ?

Causes: Peace, Tolerance, Interfaith Dialogue, Human Rights, Education, Health Care

Video of Him speaking:




Quotes:
    "This nation was built on unity and a unifying national identity that embraces all those, who, with dignity and pride in being Jordanian, believe in this country, cherish and defend it. Every citizen is a full partner in the process of building, hard work and giving, and they share rights and duties.
      With the principles it embodies, our country stands strong, proud and dignified. Resilient, it moves forward despite difficult times, while other nations have fallen apart." - Speech on Jordan's 70th Independence Day (2016)
      ***
      "Terrorism is the greatest threat to our region. Terrorist groups, especially the khawarej [outlaws of Islam], threaten many countries in the region and beyond, which makes confronting extremism a shared regional and international responsibility. However, this collective responsibility, in its essence, is our fight as Muslims against those who aim to hijack our societies and future generations." - Speech from the Throne (2015)
      ***
      “Some people say we must create a better tomorrow for our youth. I say we must create a better today…” When receiving the "Revue Politique Internationale Political Courage Prize" (2003)

      Friday, 19 May 2000

      HRH Princess Marie of Denmark - Bio


      I'm working on filling in all of the bios, very very slowly.  Updates to Come.  
      Full Name: Marie Agathe Odile
      Title: Countess of Monpezat
      Birth: France
      Country: -
      Monarchs during life: -
      Relationship to current monarch: Daughter in Law
      Place in line of succession:
      • At Birth: Not in Line of Succession
      • Current: Not in Line of Succession
      Religion: -
      • Christening: 
      • God-parents:
      Family: -
      • Marriage:
      • Children:
      Schooling: -
      Job: -
      Residence: -

      Causes:-
      Video of them speaking:-
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      HRH Prince Joachim of Denmark - Bio


      I'm working on filling in all of the bios, very very slowly.  Updates to Come.  
      Full Name: Joachim Holger Waldemar Christian

      Title: Prince, Count of Monpezat

      Birth: -

      Country: Denmark

      Monarchs during life: 

      • Frederick IX (1947-1972)
      • Queen Margrethe (1972 - Present)


      Relationship to current monarch: Son

      Place in line of succession:
      • At Birth: 3rd, behind mother Margrethe and brother Frederik
      • Current: 6th, after brother Frederik and Frederik's children
      Religion: Church of Denmark
      • Christening: 
      • God-parents:
      Family: -
      • 1st Marriage:
        • Children:
      • 2nd Marriage
        • Children:
      Schooling: -

      Job: Full-Time Royal

      Residence: -

      Causes:-

      Video of them speaking:-

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      HRH Princess Josephine of Denmark - Bio


      I'm working on filling in all of the bios, very very slowly.  Updates to Come.  
      Full Name: Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda

      Birth: Born January 8, 2011 at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, at 10:56 AM (26 Minutes after her twin brother).

      Country: Denmark

      Monarchs during life: Queen Margrethe II

      Relationship to current monarch: Granddaughter

      Place in line of succession:
      • At Birth: 5th, behind older siblings and father
      • Current: 5th, behind older siblings and father
      Religion: Church of Denmark
      • Christening: 14 April 2011, at the chapel of the Church of Holmen
        • God-parents:
          • Princess Marie (Aunt)
          • Patricia Bailey (Aunt)
          • Prince Carlo, Duke of Castro
          • Count Bendt Wedell
          • Birgitte Handwerk
          • Josephine Rechner
      Family:
      • Parents: Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary
        • Siblings:
          • Prince Christian
          • Princess Isabella
          • Prince Vincent (Twin)
      Schooling: -

      Job: Full-Time Student

      Residence: -

      HRH Prince Vincent of Denmark - Bio


      I'm working on filling in all of the bios, very very slowly.  Updates to Come.  
      Full Name: Vincent Frederik Minik Alexander

      Birth: Born January 8, 2011 at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen at  10:30 AM. He is 26 minutes older than his Twin Sister

      Country: Denmark

      Monarchs during life: Queen Margrethe II

      Relationship to current monarch: Grandson

      Place in line of succession:
      • At Birth: 4th, behind older siblings and father
      • Current: 4th, behind older siblings and father
      Religion: Church of Denmark 
      • Christening: 
        • God-parents:
      Family:
      • Parents:
        • Siblings:
      Schooling: -

      Job: Full-Time Student

      Residence: -

      HRH Princess Isabella of Denmark - Bio


      I'm working on filling in all of the bios, very very slowly.  Updates to Come.  
      Full Name: Isabella Henrietta Ingrid Margrethe

      Birth: Born 21 April 2007 at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen. She weighed 3.350 kg and was 50 cm long.

      Country: Denmark

      Monarchs during life: Queen Margrethe II

      Relationship to current monarch: Granddaughter

      Place in line of succession:
      • At Birth: 3rd, behind brother Prince Christian, and Father Crown Prince Frederik
      • Current: 3rd, behind brother Prince Christian, and Father Crown Prince Frederik
      Religion: Church of Denmark
      • Christening: 
        • God-parents:
      Family:
      • Parents: Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary
        • Siblings:
          • Prince Christian
          • Prince Vincent
          • Princess Josephine 
      Schooling: -

      Job: Full-Time Student

      Residence: -

      HRH Prince Christian of Denmark - Bio


      I'm working on filling in all of the bios, very very slowly.  Updates to Come.  
      Full Name: Christian Valdemar Henri John
      Title: -
      Birth: -
      Country: Denmark
      Monarchs during life: -
      Relationship to current monarch: Grandson
      Place in line of succession:
      • At Birth: 2nd, behind father Crown Prince Frederik
      • Current: 2nd, behind father Crown Prince Frederik
      Religion: -
      • Christening: 
      • God-parents:
      Family: -

      Schooling: -
      Job:  Full-Time Student
      Residence: -

      Causes:-
      Video of them speaking:-
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      HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark - Bio


      I'm working on filling in all of the bios, very very slowly.  Updates to Come.  
      Full Name: Mary Elizabeth

      Title: Crown Princess, Countess of Monpezat

      Birth: Born 5 February 1972 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

      Country:  Denmark (Originally Australia and UK duel citizen)

      Monarchs during life: 
      • British: 
        • Queen Elizabeth (1952 - Present)
      • Denmark: 
        • Queen Margrethe (1972 - Present)
      Relationship to current monarch:
      • British: Not related
      • Denmark: Daughter-in-Law
      Place in line of succession:
      • British: Not in Line of Succession
      • DenmarkNot in Line of Succession
      Religion: Church of Denmark
      • Christening: 
      • God-parents:
      Family: -
      • Marriage:
      • Children:
      Schooling: -
      Job: -
      Residence: -

      Causes:-
      Video of them speaking:-
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      Thursday, 18 May 2000

      HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark - Bio


      Full Name: Frederik André Henrik Christian

      Title: Crown Prince, Count of Monpezat

      Birth: Born on 26 May 1968 at Rigshospitalet, in Copenhagen.

      Country: Denmark

      Monarchs during life: 

      • Frederick IX (1947-1972) 
      • Margrethe II (1972 - Present)

      Relationship to current monarch: Eldest Child & Heir

      Place in Line of Succession:
      • At Birth: 2nd in Line, behind his mother Princess Margrethe
      • Current: 1st in Line
      Religion: Church of Denmark
      • Christening: Christened on 24 June 1968 (1 Month) at Holmens Kirke (Church of Holmen)
        • God parents
          • Count Etienne de Laborde de Monpezat (Uncle) 
          • HM Queen Anne-Marie of Greece (Aunt)
          • Prince Georg of Denmark
          • Baron Christian de Watteville-Berckheim
          • HRH Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte of Luxembourg
          • Birgitta Juel Hillingsø
      • Confirmation: Confirmed on 28 May 1981 (Age 13) at Fredensborg Palace Chapel
      • Godchildren:
        • HRH Prince Constantine Alexios of Greece and Denmark 
        • HH Prince Nikolai of Denmark (Nephew)
        • Countess Ingrid von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth 
        • HRH Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway
      Family:
      • Parents:  Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik (died 2018)
        • Siblings: Prince Joachim
      • Marriage: Married Mary Donaldson on 14 May 2004 at Copenhagen Cathedral, in Copenhagen. The wedding festivities were held at Fredensborg Palace.
      • Children:
        • Prince Christian (b. 2005)
        • Princess Isabella (b. 2007)
        • Prince Vincent (b. 2011)
        • Princess Josephine (b. 2011)
      Schooling:
      University:
      • Aarhus University (Denmark)
      • Harvard University (USA)
      • Royal Danish Defence College (Denmark)

      Job: Full-Time Royal

      Previously: 
      First Secretary of Embassy at Danish Embassy in Paris, France

      Residence:
      • Frederik VIII's Palace
      • Chancellery House at Fredensborg Palace in Fredensborg
        •  Spring and Autumn home 
      Causes: Sport, Music, Olympics, Conservation

      Video of them speaking:



      Quotes:

      "Dear John (Father-in-Law),

      What a privilege. What a thrill. What an extraordinary feeling of happiness you have created in me. One might say that Mary also belongs to you, but as of today she belongs to me and I belong to her.

      But there is much more to that sentence than just words. It signifies the end of a period of freedom, of an era, where accountability was up to me alone. this sentences also has another side which is only just beginning. To me, it means responsibility, trust and sharing.

      By allowing me to take Mary's hand and lead her onwards in new life, for better or for worse, you have shown me that you trust me to be capable and responsible in that act throughout life, it's called love. For that, I am very grateful to you. I love her and I will protect her with all my heart. I will do my best to make her feel confident and at home in her new country. "
      - Beginning of Wedding Toast (2004)


      ***

      "Australia holds a very special place in our hearts and we (Frederik and Mary) are proud to be able to contribute to a further deepening of the longstanding and warm relationship that exists between our two nations. Denmark and Australia share many of the same values, culture and interests which form a solid basis for successful cooperation and partnerships in many areas between our two countries."
      - Speech at the official Parliament House luncheon in Canberra, Australia (2011)


      ***

      "I welcome you to my home: Frederik XIII Palace. This palace was renovated, updated and re-engineered to meet the demands of a modern energy efficient home, whilst preserving the atmosphere of an 18th century Palace." 
      - Speech at Global Green Growth Forum (2011)

      HRH Prince Henrik of Denmark - Bio


      Full Name: Henri Marie Jean André
      (When he married then Princess Margrethe, he changed the spelling of his name to Henrik which is more Danish.)

      Birth: 11 June 1934 in Talence, France. Henrik spent his first 5 years living in Vietnam where his father was working.

      Country: Denmark & France

      Monarchs during life: 
      • Denmark
        • Christian X (1912 -1947) 
          • (Henrik had not met Margrethe till after Christian X's passing)
        • Frederick IX (1947-1972)
        • Queen Margrethe II (1972 -Present)
      Relationship to current monarch: Husband

      Place in line of succession:
      • At Birth: Not in Line of Succession
      • Current: Not in Line of Succession
      Religion: Church of Denmark (Raised Catholic)
      • Christening: ?
        • God Parents:?
      • God Children:
        • Fleur Just
      Family:
      • Parents:  Count André de Laborde de Monpezat (d. 1998) & Countess Renée de Monpezat, née Doursennot (d. 2002)
      • Marriage: Married than Princess Margrethe on 10 June 1967 at the Naval Church of Copenhagen (Holmens Kirke). The reception was held at Fredensborg Palace.
        • Children:
          • Crown Prince Frederik (1968)
          • Prince Joachim (1969)
      Schooling:
      University:
      •  University of Paris/Sorbonne (France)
        • Studying law and political science
      • National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations (France)
        • Studying Chinese and Vietnamese

      Job: Retired from full-time royal duties in December 2015.

      Author Henrik has published a number of books his poetry as well as cookbooks. Selected works:
      • "Cantabile" (2000)
        • Trans: "Singable" or "Songlike"
        • Poetry
      • "Absolutely Magnifique – French Chefs at the Danish Court" (2003)
        • Cookbook
      • "Fabula" (2004)
        • Trans: "Fable" or "Folk Story"
        • Poetry
      • "Til glæde for ganen - nye opskrifter til et kongeligt køkken" (2005)
        • Trans: "For the delight of the palate - new recipes for a royal cuisine"
        • Cookbook
      • "La part des anges" (2013)
        • Trans: "The Angels' Share"
        • Poetry
      Previously:
      • Served with the French Army in the Algerian War
      • Worked for Asia Department of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs
      • Secretary to the French Embassy in London

      Residence:
      • Christian IX'S Palace at Amalienborg in Copenhagen
        • Winter Residence
      • Fredensborg Palace
        • Spring & Autumn Residence
      • Gråsten Palace
        • Summer Residence
      • Marselisborg Palace
        • Summer Residence
      Causes: Art, Literature, Music, Heart Disease, Animals, etc.

      Video of Henrik speaking: (Danish, English and French)




      Quotes:-

      Spain - Country Bio


      **We are still in the process of updating all the Royal Country Bios**

      Official Name: 

      Reino de España (Kingdom of Spain)

      Current Monarch: 
      HM King Felipe VI (2014- Present)

      Last 3 Monarchs: 
      • HM King Juan Carlos (1975-2014) Abdicated
      • HM King Alfonso XIII (November 1886-1932) Exiled leading to Second Spanish Republic 
        • HM Queen Maria Christina was regent till he was age 16 (1902)
      • (November 1885 - May 1886) HM Queen Maria Christina was regent. 
        • When King Alfonso XII died, he left behind 2 daughters and a pregnant wife. Due to Male-preference primogeniture: If the unborn baby was a boy, he would become King. If the baby was a girl, his eldest sister Princess Mercedes would be Queen. 
      • HM King Alfonso XII (1874-1885)

      Members of Royal Family (Line of Succession):
      • HM King Juan Carlos (Former Monarch)
        • HM King Felipe (Monarch)
          • HRH Princess Leonor, Princess of Asturias (1st in Line)
          • HRH Infanta Sofía (2nd)
        • HRH Infanta Elena (3rd)
          • HE Felipe de Marichalar y Borbón (4th)
          • HE Victoria de Marichalar y Borbón (5th)
        • HRH Infanta Cristina (6th)
          • Juan Urdangarín y de Borbón (7th)
          • Pablo Urdangarín y de Borbón (8th)
          • Miguel Urdangarín y de Borbón (9th)
          • Irene Urdangarín y de Borbón (10th)
      Annual Royal Events:
       -

      Royal Website:  
      www.casareal.es

      Type of Government: 
      Constitutional Monarchy

      Head of State: 
      King Felipe VI

      Head of Government: 
      Mariano Rajoy

      Member of the European Union: 
      Yes

      Member of United Nations: 
      Yes

      Religion: 
      Roman Catholic

      Population:
       46 Million

      Language:  
      Spanish

      English Speakers
      27% of people say they speak English.

      Notable Royal Residences:
       -

      National Anthem: 
      Marcha Real (No official lyrics, just a tune)


      Map:



      Netherlands - Country Bio


      **We are still in the process of updating all the Royal Country Bios**

      Current Monarch: -
      Last 3 Monarchs: -
      Members of Royal Family (Line of Succession): -


      Annual Royal Events: -

      Royal Website: -
      Type of Government: -
      Head of State: -
      Head of Government: -
      Member of the European Union: -
      Member of United Nations: -
      Religion: -

      Population: -
      Language: -
      English Speakers: -

      National Anthem: -

      Map: -

      Notable Royal Residences: -

      Monaco - Country Bio


      Current Monarch: HSH Prince Albert II (2005- Present)
      Last 3 Monarchs: 
      • Prince Ranier III (1949-2005)
      • Prince Louis II(1922-1949)
      • Prince Albert I (1889-1922)
      Heir to Throne:

      HSH Crown Prince Jacques (b. Dec 2014)

      Annual Royal Events:
      • Sainte Dévote Festival (Jan 27)
      • National Day (Nov 19) 
      • The Rose Ball
      • New Years Eve Address (December 31st)

      Notable Royal Residences:  
      • Palais Princier in Monaco-Ville, Monaco
        • Official residence, working palace & meuseum
      • Roc-Agel in Côte d’Azur, France
        • Privately owned
        • Summer residence
      Royal Website: http://www.palais.mc/


      Type of Government: Constitutional Monarchy
      • Head of State: HSH Prince Albert II
      • Head of Government: Serge Telle (Minister of State)
      Member of the European Union: No
      Member of United Nations: Yes, since 1993


      Population: 38,400
      Size: 2.02 km2 (0.78 sq mi)
      Religion: Roman Cathloic
      Language:
      • Official: French
      • Other widely spoken languages: Monégasque, English, Italian
      English Speakers: English is widely spoken


      National Anthem: Hymne Monégasque (Monégasque Anthem)

      (In Monégasque)

      Oilà cü ne toca !
      Oilà cü ne garda !
      Fò che cadün sace ben aiço d'aiçì
      Despœi tugiù sciü d'u nostru paise
      Se ride au ventu u meme pavayun
      Despœi tugiù a curù russa e gianca
      E stà r'emblema d'a nostra libertà !
      Grandi e piciui r'an tugiù respetà !
      Amu avüu sempre r'a meme tradiçiun ;
      Amu avüu sempre r'a meme religiun ;
      Amu avüu per u nostru unù
      I meme Principi tugiù
      E düsciün nun purà ne fa sciangià
      Tantu ch'au cielu u suriyu lüjerà ;
      Diu n'agiüterà
      E mai düsciün nun purà ne fa scangià Düsciün
      Nun sëmu pa gaïre,
      Ma defendemu tüti a nostra tradiçiun ;
      Nun sëmu pa forti,
      Ma se Diu vœ n'agiüterà !
      Oilà cü ne toca !
      Oilà cü ne garda !
      Fo che cadün sace ben ailo d'ailì

      (In English)

      Greetings, to our neighbors!
      Greetings, to all those who are watching us!
      It is important that you remember the following:
      Forever, the same flag fly's happily in the wind
      over our country
      Forever, the colors red and white are the symbols
      of our freedom
      Old and young have always shown their respect.
      We carry on the same traditions
      We celebrate the same religion
      We are honored to have always had the same Princes
      And no one will make us change
      As long as the sun shines in the sky
      God will help us
      No one will ever be able to make us change
      No one.
      There are not many of us
      But we are vigilant over our identity
      We are not very powerful
      But if God chooses, he will help us.
      Greetings, to our neighbors!
      Greetings, to all those who are watching us!
      Everyone should be aware of this.

      Map:


      Liechtenstein - Country Bio


      Current Monarch: Prince Hans-Adam II (1989 - Present)
      • Hans-Adam's son Hereditary Prince Alois has been regent since 2004
      Last 3 Monarchs:
      • Prince Johann II (1858 - 1929)
      • Prince Franz I (1929 - 1938)
      • Prince Franz Joseph II (1938-1989)
      Line of Succession: Women are not included in the Line of Succession
      • Hereditary Prince Alois (b. 1968)
        • Prince Joseph Wenzel (b. 1995)
        • Prince Georg (b. 1999)
        • Prince Nikolaus (b. 2000)
      • Prince Maximilian (b. 1969)
        • Prince Alfons (b. 2001)
      • Prince Constantin (b. 1972)
        • Prince Moritz (b. 2003)
        • Prince Benedikt (b. 2008)
      Annual Royal Events:
      •  National Day (August 15th)

      Notable Royal Residences:
      • Vaduz Castle 
      • Stadtpalais Liechtenstein (City Palace) 

      Royal Website: http://www.fuerstenhaus.li/en


      Type of Government: Constitutional Monarchy

      Head of State: Prince Hans-Adam II / Hereditary Prince Alois as regent

      Head of Government: Adrian Hasler (Prime Minister)

      Member of the European Union: No

      Member of United Nations: Yes, since 1990

      Religion:
      • Christian 
        • Roman Catholic 79%
        • Protestant 9%
      •  Muslim 5%
      Capital: Vaduz

      Population: 37,340

      Language: German

      English Speakers: -

      National Anthem: -

      (In German)

      Oben am jungen Rhein
      Lehnet sich Liechtenstein
      An Alpenhöh'n.
      Dies liebe Heimatland,
      Das teure Vaterland
      Hat Gottes weise Hand
      Für uns erseh'n.

      Hoch lebe Liechtenstein,
      Blühend am jungen Rhein,
      Glücklich und treu.
      Hoch leb' der Fürst vom Land,
      Hoch unser Vaterland,
      Durch Bruderliebe Band
      Vereint und frei.

      (In English)

      Up above the young Rhine
      Lies Liechtenstein, resting
      On Alpine heights.
      This beloved homeland,
      This dear fatherland
      Was chosen for us

      By God's wise hand.

      Long live Liechtenstein,
      Blossoming on the young Rhine,
      Fortunate and faithful!
      Long live the Prince of the Land,
      Long live our fatherland,
      Through bonds of brotherly love

      United and free!

      Flag: 
      At the 1939 Olympics Liechtenstein discovered that their flag was identical to the Haiti Flag, prompting Liechtenstein to add a crown to the flag.


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      Belgium - Country Bio


      **We are still in the process of updating all the Royal Country Bios**

      Current Monarch: -
      Last 3 Monarchs: -
      Members of Royal Family (Line of Succession): -


      Annual Royal Events: -

      Royal Website: -
      Type of Government: -
      Head of State: -
      Head of Government: -
      Member of the European Union: -
      Member of United Nations: -
      Religion: -

      Population: -
      Language: -
      English Speakers: -

      National Anthem: -

      Map: -

      Notable Royal Residences: -

      Wednesday, 10 May 2000

      Royals Attending Royal Ascot - 2018

      Embed from Getty Images

      The Queen attends every day, with other members of the Royal Family. Attendance is not usually announced in advance. 

      Trophies presented are in (Bold). For Foreign Royals, Royals Family is in (Green).

      Day 1 - Tuesday 19th
      • Queen Elizabeth 
      • Prince Charles  & Duchess Camilla
        • Prince Harry & Duchess Meghan (St. James's Palace Stakes)
        • (Andrew Parker Bowles, Camilla's 1st husband/ Zara Tindall's godfather)
      • Prince Andrew
        • Princess Beatrice
        • Princess Eugenie
      • Princess Anne (King's Stand Stakes)
      • Prince Edward & Countess Sophie
      • Prince & Princess Micheal of Kent
      • Princess Haya & Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (Jordan & Dubai, UAE)
        • Sheikh Hamdan
        • Sheikha Jalila
        • Sheikh Zayed 
      Day 2 - Wednesday 20th
      • Queen Elizabeth 
      • Prince Charles & Duchess Camilla (Prince of Wales Stakes)
      • Prince Edward (Duke of Cambridge Stakes) & Countess Sophie
      • Princess Anne
        • Peter & Autumn Phillips
      • Duke & Duchess of Gloucester
      • Princess Alexandra (The Royal Hunt Cup)
      • Prince & Princess Micheal of Kent
      • Princess Haya & Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (Jordan & Dubai, UAE)
        • Sheikh Hamdan
        • Sheikha Jalila
      Day 3 - Thursday 21st (Ladies Day)
      • Queen Elizabeth (Gold Cup)
      • Countess Sophie (Ribblesdale Stakes)
      • Princess Anne & Vice Admiral Tim Laurence
      • Prince Andrew
        • Princess Beatrice (Hampton Court Stakes)
        • Princess Eugenie
      • Duke & Duchess of Gloucester 
      • Earl & Countess of Snowden (AKA David & Serena Linley)
      • Lady Gabriella Windsor
        • (Duke & Duchess of Kent's daugther)
      • Zenouska Mowatt 
        • (Princess Alexandra's Granddaughter)
      • Sheikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa (Bahrain)
      Day 4 - Friday 22nd
      • Queen Elizabeth 
      • Prince Andrew (Coronation Stake) with ex-wife Duchess Sarah
        • Princess Beatrice
      • Earl of Snowdon (AKA David Linley)
      • Princess Haya & Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (Jordan & Dubai, UAE)
        • Sheikha Jalila (Accepted the King Edward VII Stakes for family's horse)
      Day 5 - Saturday 23rd
      • Queen Elizabeth (Diamond Jubilee Stakes)
      • Prince Andrew
      • Peter & Autumn Phillips (Windsor Castle Stakes)
      • Sarah Chatto
        • Arthur Chatto
        • Queen's Niece & Grandnephews
      • Viscount Linley (AKA Charles Armstrong-Jones)
        • Queen's Grandnephews

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      Royal Ascot Carriage Procession - 2018

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      During Royal Ascot, the Queen rides in the carriage procession each day, with other members of the Royal Family and special guests. There are usually 4 carriages, each with 4 people. The Queen always rides in the 1st carriage. The Carriage Procession begins at 2:00 PM. (Not every royal in attendance rides in the carriage procession.)

      Who will be in the Royal Ascot Carriage Procession is not usually announced in advance. 
      For Foreign Royals, Royal Family is in (Green).


      Day 1 - Tuesday 19th
      • Carriage 1 
        • Queen Elizabeth 
        • Prince Andrew
        • Princess Anne 
        • Lord Samuel Vestey
          • Royal Household's Master of the Horse
      • Carriage 2
        • Prince Charles & Duchess Camilla
        • Princess Beatrice
        • Princess Eugenie
      • Carriage 3
        • Prince Edward & Countess Sophie
        • Prince Harry & Duchess Meghan
      • Carriage 4
        • Prince & Princess Micheal of Kent
        • Lord & Lady de Mauley

      Day 2 - Wednesday 20th
      • Carriage 1 
        • Queen Elizabeth 
        • Princess Alexandra
        • Harry Herbert
          • Son of the Queen’s former racing manager (& brother-in-law to the Queen's current racing manager)
        • Vice Admiral Tony Johnstone-Burt
          • Master of the Household
      • Carriage 2
        • Prince Charles & Duchess Camilla
        • Peter Phillips & Autumn Phillips
          • The Queen's grandson & granddaughter-in-law
      • Carriage 3
        • Lord Samual and Lady Celia Vestey 
          • Lord Samual Vestey is the Royal Household's Master of the Horse
        • Lord and Lady de Mauley 
      • Carriage 4
        • Michael and Susan Magnier 
          • Micheal is a Horse Owner & Breader
        • Lady Susan Hussey
          • Queen's Lady in Waiting, Prince William's godmother
        •  Lieutenant Colonel Charles Richards
          • Deputy Master of the Royal Household 

      Day 3 - Thursday 21st
      • Carriage 1 
        • Queen Elizabeth 
        • Prince Andrew
        • Sir Nicholas Bacon
          • Serves on the Prince's Council of the Duchy of Cornwall, & former High Sheriff of Norfolk
        • Sheikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa 
          • Son of Crown Prince Salman of Bahrain
      • Carriage 2
        • Princess Anne & Vice Admiral Tim Laurence
        • Princess Beatrice
        • Princess Eugenie
      • Carriage 3
        • Duke & Duchess of Gloucester 
        • Earl & Countess of Snowden (AKA David & Serena Linley)
          • Queen's Nephew & Niece
      • Carriage 4
        • Peter & Sarah Troughton
          • Peter is a Member of the Royal Collection Trust
          • Sarah is HM's Lord-Lieutenant of Wiltshire, & former Lady-in-Waiting to the Duchess of Kent
        • Sir Marcus & Lady O’Lone
          • Marcus is the Queen’s land agent (Sandringham)

      Day 4 - Friday 22nd
      • Carriage 1 
        • Queen Elizabeth 
        • Earl of Snowden (AKA David Linley)
          • Queen's Nephew
        • Peter Troughton 
          • Peter is a Member of the Royal Collection Trust
        • John Warren
          • Queen's Racing Manager
      • Carriage 2
        • Sir Nicholas and Lady Bacon
          • Nicolas serves on the Prince's Council of the Duchy of Cornwall, & former High Sheriff of Norfolk
        • Edward & Sophie Tollmache
          • Edward is Prince Charle's godson
      • Carriage 3
        • Mr  William & Mrs Wyatt
          • William is the chairman of the Newmarket Racecourses Committee
        • Lady Carolyn Warren
          • Wife of the Queen's racing Manager
        • Lieutenant Colonel Charles Richard
          • Deputy Master of the Royal Household 
      • Carriage 4
        • Lieutenant Colonel James Gaselee & Mrs. Gaeslle
          • Lieutenant Colonel James Gaselee is the Commanding Officer of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regimen
        • Nicholas and Mary Henderson
          • Nicolas is a chairman of the Prince's Council of the Dutchy of Cornwall, and former British Ambassador 
      Day 5 - Saturday 23rd
      • Carriage 1 
        • Queen Elizabeth 
        • Prince Andrew
        • Lord Valentine Cecil
        • John Warren
          • Queen's racing Manager
      • Carriage 2
        • Mr. Ian Balding & Lady Emma Balding
          • Ian is a horse trainer
        • Richard Hallé & Samantha Cohen
          • Samantha is the Queen's former Assistant Private Secretary. 
      • Carriage 3
        • William Haggas & Mrs. Haggas
          • William is a horse trainer
        • Mr. Willie Mullins & Mrs. Mullins
          • Willie is a horse trainer
      • Carriage 4
        • The Lady Oaksey
          • Horse Owner
        • Lieutenant Colonel Sir Andrew Ford & Lady Ford
          • Andrew is the Comptroller of the Lord Chamberlain's Office
        • Major Nana Twumasi-Ankrah
          • Queen's Equerry