Friday, 26 May 2000

HRH Princess Madeleine of Sweden - Bio

Full Name: Madeleine Thérèse Amelie Josephine

Title: Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland

Birth: Born on 10 June 1982 at Drottningholm Palace in Sweden

Country: Sweden

Monarchs during life: King Carl XVI Gustaf (1973-Present)

Relationship to current monarch: Daughter

Place in line of succession:
  • At Birth: 3rd in Line, behind siblings, brother Carl Philip and sister Victoria
  • Current: 6th in Line, behind nephew Prince Alexander & brother Carl Philip
Religion: Church of Sweden
  • Christening: Christened on 31 August 1982  at The Royal Palace Church
    • God Parents: 
      • Prince Andreas of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
      • Walther L. Sommerlath (Uncle)
      • Princess Benedikte of Denmark
      • Princess Christina (Aunt)
  • God Children: 
    • Prince Oscar (Nephew)
Family:
  • Parents: King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia. Madeline is their 3rd and youngest Child. 
  • Engagement: Madeleine was engaged (2009-2010) to Swedish lawyer Jonas Bergström. 
  • Marriage: Madeleine married British/American financier Christopher O'Neill on 8 June 2013 at the Royal Chapel at Stockholm Palace.
    • Children:
      • Princess Leonore (2014)
      • Prince Nicolas (2015)
Schooling:
University:
  •  Stockholm University
Job: Full-Time Mother, does occasional royal duties when in Sweden

Previously:
  • Project Manager at World Childhood Foundation in New York City, USA
  • UNICEF in New York City, USA
Residence: Lives in London, UK

Causes: Children, Illness, Sexual Assault, Horse Ridding, etc.

Video of them speaking:-

Quotes:

"We met through mutual friends. For me it started with a great friendship. We share the same humor and we have a lot of fun together. Christopher opened up my heart, he is my soul mate." - Engagement interview (2012)

HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway - Bio


Full Name: Mette-Marit

Title: Crown Princess

Birth: Born on 19 August 1973 in Kristiansand, Norway

Country: Norway

Monarchs during life:
  • Olav V (1957-1991)
  • Harald V (1991- Present)
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: Church of Norway
  • Christening: ?
    • God Parents: ?
  • God Children: 
    • Prince Christian of Denmark
    • Prince Oscar of Sweden
    • Prince Odysseas-Kimon of Greece and Denmark 
    • Emma Tallulah Behn (Neice)
Family:
  • Parents: Sven O. Høiby and Marit Tjessem. Mette-Marit is 1 of 4 child.  
    • Siblings: 
      • Espen Høiby
      • Per Høiby 
      • Kristin Høiby Bjørnøy 
    • Divorce: Her parents divorced in ? and her father later married Renate Barsgård. Rennet had a son, Trond Berntsen, from a previous marriage. 
  • Child from Previous Relationship:
    • Marius Borg Høiby (1997)
  • Marriage: Married Crown Prince Haakon on 25 August 2001 at the Oslo Cathedral
    • Children:
      •  Princess Ingrid Alexandra (2004)
      •  Prince Sverre Magnus (2005)
Schooling:
University:
  • Agder University College (Norway)
  • University of Oslo (Norway)
  • School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London (UK)
  • BI Norwegian School of Management (Norway)

Job: Full-Time Royal

Previously:
  • Worked for Norwegian-British Chamber of Commerce in London, UK
  • Cafe Engebret in Oslo, Norway

Residence: Skaugum, outside Oslo

Causes: Literacy, Environment, Global Health, Mental Health, HIV and AIDS, Children, Art

Video of them speaking:

Quotes:

"I have had the opportunity to visit countries facing major AIDS-related challenges. I have seen how society structures and health services are being paralyzed by this disease. I have spoken with young HIV positive women about their prospects for the future, seen despair but also hope – and impressive stamina amongst those who are hardest hit.

In my view, there are two tracks to follow:
The first is to secure global access to testing, treatment and care. The second is to ensure that stigma is not a hindrance in the global fight against AIDS."- At Global Fund Conference (2007)

***

"My longstanding engagement in environmental issues started already as a child when I grew up on the south coast of Norway. I grew up spending my summers in my uncle’s small boat, roaming small islands for things we could play with. We found plastic cans, old fish nets, ropes and all sorts of exciting treasures. As a grown up I still collect plastic on beaches but with a sad heart and not the same joy. The world has changed. So have I - and the type of plastic I found this weekend on a beautiful beach in Lyngen is very different. Now we still find ropes, old fish nets and big cans, but the amount of plastic from consumer goods was astounding." - At WWF Annual Conference (2015)

(You will notice part of this speech appears in the video above, of her speech at 2015 EAT Food Forum)

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)

      Sunday, 21 May 2000

      Scotland - Bio



      Current Monarch: Queen Elizabeth I
      • Since, Queen Elizabeth I of England (1533 – 1603) did not rule over Scotland, the current Monarch is referred to as Elizabeth I, not II in Scotland. 
      Annual Royal Events:
      • Holyrood Week
      • Queen's Sumer Break at Balmoral
      • Highland Games

      Notable Royal Residences:
      • Balmoral
      • Birkhall
      • Palace of Holyroodhouse

      Type of Government:  Scotland is part of the United Kingdom of Great Britian and Northern Ireland, but does have some of it's own power and it's own parliament

      First Minister: Nicola Sturgeon

      Religions:
      • Various christian denominations account for most of the population
        • Church of Scotland 32%
        • Roman Catholic 16%
        • Other Christian 5%
      • Muslim 1%
      • Others religons had less than 1% each
      • No religion 28%

      Population: 5,347,600

      Language:
      • Official:
        • English
      • Other widely spoken languages:
        • Scots
        • Scottish Gaelic 
      National Anthem: Scotland has no official national anthem. Most international sporting events uses Flower of Scotland or Scotland the Brave for a national anthem.


      Map: 

      HRH Prince Alexander of Sweden - Bio


      Full Name: Alexander Erik Hubertus Bertil

      Title: Duke of Södermanland

      Birth: 19 April 2016 at Danderyd Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden. Alexander is Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia's 1st child. He weighted 3.595 kg (7.93 lb) and was 49 cm (19 in) long.

      Country: Sweden

      Monarchs during life: Carl XVI Gustaf (1973 - present)

      Relationship to current monarch: Grandson

      Place in line of succession:
      • At Birth: 5th in Line
      • Current: 5th in Line
      Religion: Church of Sweden
      • Christening: September 9th at the Royal Chapel at Drottningholm Palace
        • God Parents: 
          • Crown Princess Victoria (Aunt)
          • Lina Frejd (Aunt)
          • Victor Magnuson 
          • Jan-Åke Hansson 
          • Cajsa Larsson 
      Family:
      • Parents: Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia
      Schooling: Too young

      Job: Baby!

      Residence: -


      HRH Princess Sofia of Sweden - Bio


      I'm working on filling in all of the bios, very very slowly.  Updates to Come.  
      Full Name: Sofia Kristina
      Title: Duchess of Värmland
      Birth: Born 6 December 1984 in Danderyd, Sweden.
      Country: Sweden
      Monarchs during life: Carl XVI Gustaf
      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: Church of Sweden
      • Christening: 26 May 1985 at Tibble Church
      • God Parents: - 
      • God Children: - 
      Family:
      • Parents: Erik and Marie Hellqvist
      • Marriage:
      • Children:
        • Prince Alexander (b. 2016)
      Schooling:
      University:

      • New York Institute of English and Business
      • Stockholm University 

      Job: Full-time Royal
      Residence: Djurgården in Stockholm

      Causes: Health, Fitness, Children

      • Co-founded: Project Playground, a charity for underprivileged children in Africa

      Video of them speaking:-
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      HRH Prince Carl Philip of Sweden - Bio


      I'm working on filling in all of the bios, very very slowly.  Updates to Come.  
      Full Name: Carl Philip Edmund Bertil
      Title: Duke of Värmland
      Birth: Carl Philip was born 13 May 1979 at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. He was the 2nd child of King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia.

      Country: Sweden
      Monarchs during life: Carl XVI Gustaf
      Relationship to current monarch: Son
      Place in line of succession:
      • At Birth: 1st in line
      • After 1979 Change in Succession Act: 2nd in line, behind older sister Victoria
      • Current: 4th in line, behind Nephew, Niece and older Sister
      Religion: Church of Sweden
      • Christening:  Christened on 31 August 1979 at 
      • God Parents:
        • Prince Bertil (Great-uncle)
        • Princess Birgitta (Aunt)
        • Prince Leopold of Bavaria 
        • Queen Margrethe II of Denmark 
      • Confirmation: Summer of 1994 at Vadstena Church,
      • God Children:
        • Princess Estelle (Niece)
        • Prince Nicolas (Nephew)
      Family:
      • Parents: King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia
      • Marriage:  Married Sofia Hellqvist on 13 June 2015 at Royal Chapel at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.
      • Children: 
        • Prince Alexander (b. 2016)
      Schooling:
      University: 
      • Forsbergs School of Graphic Design (Sweden)
        • 2004-2006
      • Rhode Island School of Design (USA)
        • Graphic Design
        • Spring 2007
      • Swedish National Defense College  (Sweden)
        • 2007-2008
      • Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (Sweden)
        • Agricultural and Rural Management
        • 2009-2012
      Job: Full-Time Royal
      Previously:
      • Internship at the National Geographic Society in Washington D.C., USA 
      • Military Service 
      Residence: -

      Causes: Sport, Art, Design, Dyslexia
      Video of them speaking: (Beginning in English, End in Swedish)



      Quotes:-

      Friday, 19 May 2000

      HRH Prince Oscar of Sweden - Bio



      Full Name: Oscar Carl Olof

      Title: Duke of Skåne

      Birth: 8:24 Pm on 2 March 2016 at Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden. The New Born weighed 3.655 kg (8.06 lb) and was 52 cm (20 in) long.

      Country: Sweden

      Monarchs during life: King Carl V Gustaf

      Relationship to current monarch: Grandson

      Place in line of succession:
      • At Birth: 3rd, behind sister and mother
      • Current: 3rd, behind sister and mother
      Religion: Church of Sweden
      • Christening: May 27th, 2016 at Royal Chapel at Stockholm Royal Palace
        • God Parents:
          • Princess Madeleine (Aunt)
          • Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark
          • Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway
          • Oscar Magnuson
          • Hans Åström
      Family:
      • Parents: Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel
        • Sibling: Princess Estelle (2012)

      Job: Baby!

      Residence: Haga Palace in Greater Stockholm

      HRH Princess Estelle of Sweden - Bio


      I'm working on filling in all of the bios, very very slowly.  Updates to Come.  

      Full Name: Estelle Silvia Ewa Mary

      Title: Duchess of Östergötland

      Birth: Sweden

      Country: Sweden

      Monarchs during life: King Carl Gustaf

      Relationship to current monarch: Eldest Grandchild

      Place in line of succession:
      • At Birth: 2nd, behind mother Victoria
      • Current: 2nd, behind mother Victoria
      Religion: -
      • Christening: 
      • God Parents:
      Family: -

      Schooling: -

      Job: Full-Time Student

      Residence: -

      HRH Prince Daniel of Sweden - Bio


      I'm working on filling in all of the bios, very very slowly.  Updates to Come.  
      Full Name:  Olof Daniel
      Title: Duke of Västergötland
      Birth: Sweden
      Country: Sweden
      Monarchs during life: -
      Relationship to current monarch: Son-in-Law
      Place in line of succession:
      • At Birth: Not in Line of Succession
      • Current: Not in Line of Succession
      Religion: Church of Sweden
      • Christening: 
      • God Parents:
      • God Children:
      Family: -
      • Marriage:
      • Children:
      Schooling: -

      Job: Full-Time Royal

      Residence: Haga Palace in Greater Stockholm

      Causes:-
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      HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden - Bio


      Full Name: Victoria Ingrid Alice Désirée

      Title: Crown Princess, Duchess of Västergötland

      Birth: Karolinska University Hospital, in Stockholm Sweden

      Country: Sweden

      Monarchs during life: Carl XVI Gustaf

      Relationship to current monarch: Eldest Child

      Place in line of succession:
      • At Birth: Not in Line of Succession, (only male heirs)
      • After 1979 Change in Succession Act: 1st
      • Current: 1st
      Religion: Church of Sweden
      • Christening: at Storkyrkan (Stockholm's Cathedral) on 27 September 1977
        • God-parents: 
          • King Harald V of Norway
          • Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands
          • Princess Désirée (Aunt)
          • Ralf Sommerlath (Uncle)
      • Godchildren: (17 total)
        • Princess Leonore  (Niece)
        • Prince Alexander (Nephew)
        • Princess Eléonore of Belgium 
        • Prince Christian of Denmark 
        • Prince Catharina-Amalia of Netherlands
        • Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway 
        • Prince Constantine Alexios of Greece and Denmark 
        • Princess Katharina of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 
        • Vivien Sommerlath 
        • Giulia Sommerlath 
        • Baroness Madeleine von Dincklage 
        • Leopold Lundén Sommerlath 
        • Ian de Geer 
        • Ian Persson 
        • Diana Agnes Astrid Engsäll 
        • Isabella Chloé Nilsson 
        • Desirée Elfrida Christina Magnuson
      Family:
      • Marriage: Married Olof Daniel Westling  on 19 June 2010 at Storkyrkan (Stockholm's Cathedral), in front of 1200 guests. 
      • Children: 
        • Princess Estelle (b. 2012)
        • Prince Oscar (b. 2016)
      Schooling:
      • University:
        • Université Catholique de l'Ouest (France)
          • Studied French
        • Yale University (USA)
          • Studied Political Science & History
        • Uppsala University (Sweden)

        • Swedish Armed Forces International Centre (Sweden)
          • Basic Training
        • Swedish National Defence College (Sweden)
          •  Studied Political Science, International Relations & Conflict Resolution
      Job: Full-Time Royal

      Previously:
      • Intern at United Nations (New York, USA)
      • Intern at Swedish Embassy (Washington DC, USA) (China)
      • Completed a study program with, 
        • Swedish Government
        • Swedish Parliament
        • Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
      • Intern at Swedish Trade Council (Berlin, Germany and Paris, France)

      Residence: Haga Palace in Greater Stockholm

      Causes: Disabilities, Illness and Disease, Children, Environment,

      Video of Her speaking:



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      HM Queen Silvia of Sweden - Bio


      I'm working on filling in all of the bios, very very slowly.  Updates to Come.  
      Full Name: Silvia Renate Sommerlath
      Title: -
      Birth: Germany
      Country: Sweden
      Monarchs during life: -
      Relationship to current monarch: Wife
      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:-
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      HM King Carl Gustaf of Sweden - Bio


      I'm working on filling in all of the bios, very very slowly.  Updates to Come.  
      Full Name: Carl Gustaf Folke Hubertus
      Title: -
      Birth: Sweden
      Country: Sweden
      Monarchs during life: -
      Relationship to current monarch: is Monarch
      Place in line of succession:
      • At Birth: 
      • Current: is Monarch
      Religion: -
      • Christening: 
      • God-parents:
      Family: -
      • Marriage:
      • Children:
      Schooling: -
      Job: Full-time Royal
      Residence: -

      Causes:-
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      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:-
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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: Count of Monpezat
      Birth: -
      Country: Denmark
      Monarchs during life: Frederick IX, Queen Margrethe
      Relationship to current monarch: Son
      Place in line of succession:
      • At Birth: 3rd, behind mother then Princess Margrethe and brother Frederik
      • Current: 6th, after Brother Frederik and Frederik's children
      Religion: -
      • Christening: 
      • God-parents:
      Family: -
      • 1st Marriage:
        • Children:
      • 2nd Marriage
        • Children:
      Schooling: -
      Job: Full-Time Royal
      Residence: -

      Causes:-
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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:-
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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: -
      Birth: Born 5 February 1972 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
      Country: Denmark (Originally Australia/British Commonwealth)
      Monarchs during life: 
      • British: 
      • Denmark: 
      Relationship to current monarch:

      • British: No familial relation
      • Denmark: 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:-
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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
      • God children:
        • 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
        • 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 at 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 a extraordintary 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  and error, 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 through out 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)


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      "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)


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       "I welcome you to my home: Frederik the 8th Palace. This palace was renovated, updated and reengineered 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


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      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)
        • 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) and 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 Frederick (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 since December 2015, still does some Royal Duties occasionally.

      Author Henrik has published a number of books his poetry as well as cookbooks. Selected works:
      • "Cantabile" (2000)
        • "singable" or "songlike"
        • Poetry
      • "Absolutely Magnifique – French Chefs at the Danish Court" (2003)
        • Cookbook
      • "Fabula" (2004)
        • "Fable" or "Folk Story"
        • Poetry
      • "Til glæde for ganen - nye opskrifter til et kongeligt køkken" (2005)
        • "For the delight of the palate - new recipes for a royal cuisine"
        • Cookbook
      • "La part des anges" (2013)
        • "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:-

      HM Queen Margrethe II of Denmark - Bio


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      Full Name: Margrethe Alexandrine Þórhildur Ingrid
      Title: Queen
      Birth: -
      Country: Denmark
      Monarchs during life: 
      • Christian X (1912 -1947)
      • Frederick IX (1947-1972)
      • Herself (1972-Present)
      Relationship to current monarch: Margrethe is Monarch
      Place in line of succession:
      • At Birth: 
      • Current: Monarch
      Religion: -
      • Christening: 
      • God-parents:
      Family:
      • Marriage: Married Prince Henrik on 10 June 1967 at the Naval Church of Copenhagen (Holmens Kirke). The reception was held at Fredensborg Palace.
        • Children:
          • Crown Prince Frederick (1968)
          • Prince Joachim (1969)
      Schooling: -
      Job: Full-time Royal
      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:-
      Video of them speaking:-
      Quotes:-

      HRH Princess Elisabeth of Belgium - Bio


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      Full Name:
      • French: Élisabeth Thérèse Marie Hélène
      • Dutch: Elisabeth Theresia Maria Helena
      Title: Duchess of Brabant

      Birth: Born October 25th, 2001 at at 21:58 at the Hôpital Erasme (Erasmus Hospital) in Anderlecht, Belgium.

      Country: Belgium

      Monarchs during life:

      • King Albert II (1993 - 2013)
      • King Philippe (2013- Present)

      Relationship to current monarch: Eldest Child, and Heir

      Place in line of succession:
      • At Birth: 2nd in Line of Succession, behind Father Prince Philippe 
      • Current: 1st in Line
      Religion: Roman Catholic
      • Christening:  December 9th 2001 at the chapel of Ciergnon Castle
        • God-parents:
          • Archduke Amedeo of Austria-Este (Cousin)
          • Countess Hélène d'Udekem d'Acoz (Aunt)
      Family: -

      Schooling: Sint-Jan Berchmanscollege
      Job: Full time Student
      Residence: -