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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Royalty Musing

While still pondering at my table right now why on earth the second-in-line to the throne of Luxembourg, HRH Prince Felix chose France as the site of his church wedding to Claire Lademacher last September 21, 2013 (normally royal princes married in their respective mother country), I made some imaginative tours around the European royal court to get some interesting news.

And while making a "dreamy strolling", I eavesdrop from a fellow royal blogger that there's some sort of election in Germany and that he added it's worthless as there has not been a legitimate government in Germany since 1918 and if ever the country will remain united the sole rightful ruler is Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia.

His post intrigued me once again because I remember Prince Georg's wedding to Prince Sophie of Isenburg in 2011 which I dubbed the true royal wedding and when asked if he was still interested in reviving the empire, Prince Georg seemed hesitant.

Prince Georg is a direct descendant of the last German Emperor, William II, a grandson of Queen Victoria of England. He is the current head of the house of Hohenzollern and if ever the monarchy will be revived, Georg will be the rightful heir. As a direct descendant of Queen Victoria of England, Georg was listed in the line of succession to the British throne but following his wedding to a Catholic princess, he was stripped in the list. British succession maintained that all descendants who became a Catholic or married a Catholic will be stripped from the succession list. Some of the direct descendants of Queen Victoria omitted from the list are two sons of the Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, Prince Ernst August of Hanover (when he married Princess Caroline of Monaco in 1999), King Juan Carlos of Spain, his wife, Queen Sophia and their descendants.

Okay, so back to my royal are what I got from the grapevine of the European royal court.


Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, bid his comrades at Anglesey, Wales, goodbye. The second-in-line to the British throne ended his three-year tour of duty at the Royal Airforce where he was serving as a search-and-rescue operation pilot. Unlike his brother, Prince Harry, the Duke of Cambridge will not make military as his lifetime career as he is destined to become a King. The Duke will devote his time more to royal duties now that he is not with the Royal Airforce anymore.He is scheduled to relocate to London in the coming days.
Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas shared a cuddle at the Swiss ski slope

And speaking of Prince Harry, the irresistible royal might be out of the dating market in the coming months according to some speculations. The gossip became louder everyday that it's only a matter of time before he will propose to his upperclass girlfriend, Cressida Bonas. The two have become closer than ever. The Prince is currently preparing for his north pole adventure in support to a charity honoring wounded service men. Sometimes in August and September, Harry visited Lesotho and Angola in Africa for charity missions and after doing public duties, he whisked Cressida to a Safari adventure date in Botswana. Prince Harry celebrated his 29th birthday last September 15. Cressida Bonas is a granddaughter of the late Earl of Howe, a descendant of King Charles II of England.


One of the most anticipated ceremonial events in Denmark is the opening of parliament where the subjects excitedly lined up the street to see Queen Margrethe II and her family donned their finest royal regalia. The last few years of parliament seasons however created some degree of interests among royal watchers not because of some political motivations but because of the Queen's daughters-in-law, Mary and Marie.
Princess Marie, wife of Prince Joachim, donned this beautiful 
chic ensemble of navy coat and matching court shoes and clutch bag
Princess Mary, wife of Prince Frederick, wore a deep pink peplum dress 
at the opening of parliament

The two displayed elegance, poise and grace in public and every opening of parliament, their fashion and style are always scrutinized and commented. Both foreign-born commoners (Mary in Australia and Marie in France) who won the hearts of Danish  royal princes, Frederick and Joachim, the two marriage-made princesses reflected what royal fashion finery is all about.


His Majesty, King Juan Carlos of Spain is feeling better after his hip-replacement surgery at a hospital outside Madrid two days ago. It was the 8th surgery the Spanish monarch undergone in just three years. His surgeon had told the media that the King will undergo another operation in six weeks to insert a permanent prosthetic hip.
King Juan Carlos of Spain and his consort, Queen Sophia

The health condition of King Juan Carlos for the last three years had been deeply sensationalized by the public speculating that the King might consider an abdication in the years to come. But the palace consistently denied the rumors telling the public the King just need enough time to recuperate. His son and heir-apparent, Prince Felipe, is actively performing royal duties in his absence. The Spanish royal family had been experiencing crisis over family matters and affairs of the state in recent years, resulting to the declining of their popularity among the subjects.

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