Prettiest Royals in the World

prettiest_royals_in_the _world_highsocietytimesThe website Yareah compiled a list of the prettiest royals in the world. They made their choices based on a mixture of being both a beautiful woman and supporting humanitarian causes. The unordered list included Princess Charlotte Casiraghi, Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, Princess Madeleine of Sweden, and Queen of Jordan Rania Al Abdullah. Other possibilities considered for the list included Jetsun Pema, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, and Charlene Wittstock.

Princess Charlotte Casiraghi is the second child of Caroline, Princess of Monaco, and Stefano Casiraghi. She was born in 1986 and has been patroness of the Public Safety Division of the Airport Police of Monaco. Princess Charlotte has helped raise funds for the Princess Grace Foundation by attending the Rose Ball. Continue reading

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An Accident for Princess Beatrix

an_accident_for_princess_beatrix_highsocietytimesThe former Queen of the Netherlands, Princess Beatrix, fell and broke her cheekbone which required surgery. She had surgery on the morning of September 22, 2013 and remained in the hospital a few days to recover. She then returned home to the Huis ten Bosch Palace in the Hague to recuperate further. The 75-year-old Royal Dutchwoman has had her fair share of tribulation as of late, as she tragically lost her son Prince Johan Friso in August. Prince Johan was injured in a severe snow-skiing accident in February of 2012.  Following the accident, he slipped into a coma and remained in a state of minimal consciousness for a year and a half until his death. Prince Johan left behind two daughters, Zaria and Luana, as well as his wife, Princess Mabel. During his coma he was being taken care of at the Huis ten Bosch Palace. Princess Beatrix abdicated from the throne in April of 2013 in favour of her eldest son, King Willem-Alexander, reverting back to her original status of Princess after having ruled as the head of the House of Orange for thirty-three years. Nevertheless, Princess Beatrix continues to perform public duties and is scheduled for her next appearance on October 1st, 2013.

Prince Charles Oldest Male Heir to the Throne

prince_charles_oldest_heir_to_the_throne_highsocietytimesHis Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is now officially the oldest male heir in British history as of September 19th, 2013. The previous record was held by King William IV, brother of King George IV. King George IV died without having any children so King William IV acceded to the throne in 1830 following his brother’s passing. Prince Charles also holds the records for the oldest Prince of Wales and the third-longest serving. Additionally, he has the title of the longest-serving heir to the throne in the history of Great Britain.

Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles’ mother, is, at the age of 87, already the oldest Monarch in British history and appears to be in excellent health overall. She became the second longest reigning Monarch in 2011 and will overtake Queen Victoria’s record as longest reigning Monarch the history of Great Britain on September 10, 2015. After the King of Thailand, Queen Elizabeth II is the second longest reigning Monarch alive today. Continue reading

Prince Phillip Meets Prince George

prince_phillip_meets_prince_george_highsocietytimesPrince Philip was finally introduced to his great-grandson on September 15th, 2013 nearly two months after Prince George’s birth. Prince Philip was desperate to meet the infant prince but was unable to due to his recovery at Sandringham after exploratory abdominal surgery. Prince William employed a private plane to take his wife Kate Middleton and son Prince George to Balmoral Castle in Scotland where Prince Philip and the Queen have been living since late July. The Queen had already met the baby Prince George when he was brought to Kensington not long after his birth. Continue reading