Tuesday, November 29, 2011

blog site on the Luxembourg royals in English!

I have not come across this site before, but it is up to date and informative.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Another Belgian to become hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg?

BeNeLux - Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume has stated in his birthday interview that he is happy seriously dating a lovely woman. Royalty investigators at Point de Vue are betting the farm on Stephanie de Lannoy, a noble in Belgium... His own grandmother, nee Princess Josephine Charlotte of Belgium, hailed from this country bordering Luxembourg. Tradition? Or maybe he is just a lucky guy.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Royalty's Ashton and Demi

Or, if they make it, Juliet Mills and Max...

Martin Jorgenson and his wife Countess Alexandra at a soiree in Copenhagen, far left. The Enneagram 1 Alexandra has changed her lifestyle and her fashion style completely since her remarriage. No longer a princess, Alexandra dresses to suit the life of a wife of a film artist.

The pix below is from http://www.billedbladet.dk/Kendte/Nyheder/2011/11/Se%20gaesterne%20Rigmanden%20blev%20fejret%20af%20jetsettet.aspx

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Danish Crown Princely family in Australia

You have to admire how Enneagram 3 Crown Princess Mary is keeping her Australian ties alive with visits Down Under. This photo was released just before the current official visit.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Inaki Urdangarin denies padding the expense accounts

Another inlaw investigated for padding the expense accounts... As if the King of Spain doesn't have enough problems with his health, now there are investigations into the events management work of his younger daughter's husband, Inaki. Infanta Cristina, Inaki as Duke of Palma da Majorca, and their 4 children are settled in Washington where he works for the Spanish telecom system.

Inaki's situation is similar to that of the husband of Princess Margriet of the Netherlands. Pieter van Vollenhoven basically had difficulty finding a vocation he could love due to his position as consort to the princess. The media were quite merciless - and he ended up in the civil service.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Harry rides a Harley

To VEGAS, baby!

Young, single, and with pals after a week of training, who wouldn't need to party?

Friday, November 18, 2011

New Queen of Bhutan makes her first overseas trip with the King

The recently-married new Queen of Bhutan accompanied the King to Japan. Upon her return home, HM will hit the books as she is still studying at university.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Pippa Middleton + George, Earl Percy = Ross + Rachel

While studying at the University of Edinburgh, Pippa Middleton + George, Earl Percy lived together with Lord Ted Innes Kerr
Enneagram 7 Pippa later dated a slew of eligible men but always went back to George
About 18 months ago, Pippa started dating Alex Loudon.
At the wedding of her sister Kate Middleton to Prince William, Pippa was alleged to be cosy with Prince Harry.
Then Pippa was spotted the rest of the spring with George Percy at tennis, dinner, and on holiday in Madrid.
Boyfriend Alex took exception and demanded a "break".
Pippa and Alex reconciled.
In late September, Pippa and Alex attended a social function where George and Pippa danced passionately on the dance floor.
A few days later, close friends told the press Alex gave Pippa the key to his place on her birthday. Shortly after that came rumours Alex querying about buying Pippa a huge engagement ring.
Then out of left field came news that she called it quits. And she sought solace with sister Duchess Catherine and William.
Over the following weekend, close friends say it was Alex who broke her heart by ending it and that his side never saw her as wife material.
Returning to London was Pippa with George from a weekend at his family castle.
Fergawdsakes, people, enough of the yo-yo-ing. You ain't the cast of Friends.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Pippa Middleton = Not Wife Material

Guess Alex Loudon's family made a big deal of his girlfriend Pippa Middleton dirty dancing with ex Charlie Astor and holidays with another ex George Percy, heir to the Duke of Northumberland...

Pippa Middleton and Alex Loudon grew apart, rumoured to argue often, so it was just a matter of time before some pulled the plug Again on their relationship.

Enneagram 7 Pippa will get past this "dumped for not being wife material". Certainly scarlet red is her colour but it would be too much to call the sister of the Duchess of Cambridge a scarlet woman.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

The other Prince William is in a long-term relationship with his own version of Catherine

Thirty years ago Valentine's Day, honeymoon baby Prince Guillaume was born to Hereditary Grand Duke Henri and his wife, Maria Teresa of Luxembourg. The other Prince William's parents - Charles and Diana - married in July of that year. The heirs to Luxembourg and the Prince of Wales are very close in age.

And they should get together to talk!

Although both sovereign grandparents are still alive, Elizabeth II still reigns while Grand Duke Jean abdicated ten years ago. William of Wales as heir to the heir can pursue a largely private life while Guillaume takes on a full slate of royal duties.

Romance-wise, Enneagram 9 Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg is playing his cards very close to his chest - guess information on his maybe-fiancee will be given out on a need-to-know basis.

That type of discretion would have saved the now Duchess Catherine a lot of sniping.

(Thanks for Marlene Koenig for the info on this interview)
Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume's 30th birthday interview

Friday, November 11, 2011

Remembrance Day

It takes odd decisions like FIFA's to remind us why we honour and respect our military defenders.

Whereas his father, Charles Prince of Wales, is ubiquitous, Enneagram 6 Prince William focuses on a limited number of concerns. As a result of a strategy that suits his personality, his voice when heard has a strong impact.

The Duke of Cambridge is happy with the reversal of the poppy ban, though his office was a tad overboard calling it a victory. Lets give FIFA a way to lick its wounds, shall we?



Thursday, November 10, 2011

A downtown London lovenest for WillKat

The Cambridges are moving to Kensington Palace, to an "apartment" across from his childhood home with his father Prince Charles and mother Diana, Princess of Wales, in the same royal complex. It is close enough to everything, including shopping, yet secure enough for protection and privacy (Enneagram 4 Catherine).

Four storeys tall, former home of Princess Margaret and the young Victoria - William can ask his uncle Andrew's ex for more information. Sarah Ferguson (Enneagram 7) would provide and we would hear all about it!


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Crown Princess Mary hosts Duchess Catherine - The Lady and The Starlet

In elegant minimalist style, Crown Princess Mary joined her husband, Frederik, in welcoming the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Copenhagen to examine African famine relief efforts.Mary had her own tip-to-toe red and over the top accessories moment earlier on in her public life and has ceded the Starmaker outfits to the newbie on the block, 29 year old Duchess Catherine.

The Duchess could not have chosen a better role model than the mother of 4 Australian Princess Mary, who has been preparing to be the future Queen of Denmark for almost a decade.

And learning Danish at the same time!
In comparing the photos of Mary's learning curve, the 39 year old Crown Princess no longer gives overly-enthused, wide toothed-Hollywood-camera grins on her duties. Instead, her confidence has allowed her to give elegantly restrained smiles. Her attention is on the work of famine relief, and did not want the publicity of the Cambridge visit to overshadow those humanitarian efforts.

Enneagram 3 Crown Princess Mary and Enneagram 6 Duchess Catherine - may we see more of them together.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

You go, Girl! The 85 year old Duchess of Alba married Alfonso Diez, making him her 3rd duke consort

Getting her way through dogged persistence, Spain's Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, the multititled Duchess of Alba, and 61 year old bachelor civil servant Alfonso Diez tied the knot at home, in her historic Palacio de las Duenas in Seville, Spain.

Enneagram 4, Cayetana attributes her need for freedom to be herself to a solitary childhood at the Liria Palace in Madrid and later the war years in London as daughter of the Spanish Ambassador. The late and only product of a marriage between two heirs to many Spanish titles, Cayetana was kept away from her tuberculosis mother and after her death, was the companion for her father, the aged Duke. With nannies and staff at the Court of St James, Cayetana made the acquaintance of the young Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret. In her autobiographies, Cayetana alludes to the constraints of duty and the suppression of her authentic self.

Once her father passed away in 1953, Cayetana assumed the headship of the house and could do whatever she wanted including socializing with bullfighters, flamenco dancers, Jacqueline Kennedy, and whomever struck her fancy. Widowed of her first Duke consort, aristocrat Luis Martinez de Irujo, of the Dukes of Sotomayor, she married an illegitimate ex-priest, sunbathed topless, wore ankle braceletes, and was a colourful figure.

Proof that she is not a 7 like Colin Tenannt, Cayetana made sure that the patrimony of the Dukes of Alba was managed well.  Above all, Enneagram 4 Caytena prides herself on Carlos, her eldest son and heir, 61 year old Duque de Huescar, who does his job very well, leaving his other 5 brothers and sister to pursue their own lives. The Duchess gave each titles with grandeza and the freedom to be themselves. In fact, you can say she was pretty hands-off. Cayetana is no hypocrite in this!

She wanted the same courtesy and made a public statement in some degree of frustration that not one of her married children avoided divorce and it was sheer cheek that they would find themselves experts in matrimony. Finally in the summer of 2011, Cayetana answered her children's concerns about Alfonso as a duke gigolo by opening up her will.  All the children were assured things were going to be tidy when their mother passed and gradually all withdrew their opposition to their new stepfather.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Prince William Duke of Cambridge wants to stay out of royal duties as long as possible

Whereas Prince Charles was an Action Man who wanted a more active role in government, Prince William's interview states clearly he wants to delay full-time royal life as long as possible.

With his grandmother going strong at 85, Prince Phillip still a Greek god at 91, and Charles and Camilla holding up their duties, Loyal Enneagram 6 William and Enneagram 4 Catherine have bought themselves more time than royals in the past.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sofia Hellqvist, companion of Swedish Prince, celebrates how Makeup helps Project Playground

The intrepid Enneagram 7 Miss Sofia Hellqvist, whose likeable nature is gradually turning the semi-hostile Swedish court into her supporters, stepped out into the spotlight to receive monies raised for Project Playground, her African children's relief charity.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Classy royal wedding in Berlin

The wedding of Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia and Princess Sophie von Isenburg is #3 in this year's wedding season after William and Catherine, and then Albert and Charlene.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The new Mette Marit comes from Sweden in the form of the lovely brunette Sofia Hellqvist.

She is leaving behind her Miss Slitz and Jenna Jameson smooching past and has found serenity through travel and yoga. The entrepreneurial live-in girlfriend of Prince Carl Phillip of Sweden has made her mark in the fashion industry with co-designing a Swedish yoga wear Drop of Mindfulness yoga wear . Go here for the video of the DOM line.

Watch for Sofia Hellqvist, Enneagram 7, to cop a Mea Culpa a la Mette Marit after the engagement is finalized.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Is the British PM a loyal 6 or a stubborn 1?

He hired Andy Coulson based on Rupert Murdoch's vouch. Seriously...?

Enneagram 6 counterphobic David Cameron is like had been warned and went ahead. Now he is paying a price.


Sunday, July 10, 2011

The happiest day for Sarah Ferguson in 2011

The Enneagram 7 former duchess must be ecstatic with the closure of her nemesis, The News of the World. With its head, Enneagram 8 Rupert Murdoch flown into London to save the reputation of News Corp. In the wake of the hacking scandal, don't be surprised if you hear from Sarah soon.

Sarah might even call for a boycott of the entire News Corp company from the Sun, Sky satellite, HarperCollins, 20th Century Fox to the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post...

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Would YOU eat food prepared by a chef with loose hair?

Umm, Kate, it is time to pull the hair back in the kitchen.
Since no one else in the Montreal culinary school is advising the new Duchess of Cambridge how to respect hygiene, I will step up to the plate.

(and a word to the marketing department of the school, brace yourself for a word from the health inspector once this pix hits the Net...)

Friday, July 1, 2011

Canada Day 2011

This is a special day in the country, celebration of peacefully gaining independance from Great Britain in 1867. Royals have participated in the festivities lately which is very Enneagram 6 on their part. Keeping the flame fresh between the UK and Canada at a time when fewer Canadians are of British extraction is an easy non-stop plane ride from London.


Monday, June 27, 2011

Finding Sarah an Enneagram 7 (part 3 of the OWN series)

In this episode of Oprah's Finding Sara is a classic Enneagram 7 quotation of Sarah Ferguson. Here is the quotation:

"I can't get over the stupidity of me. The first person to say it was my father-in-law (Prince Philip). He said, "for such a smart woman, why does she behave in such an idiotic way?"

Enneagram 7s have this innate ability with words and actions to turn adversity into opportunity. In this example, notice...
1) Father-in-law - Prince Philip is her EX father-in-law

2) "He said..." - Heresay. Since Sarah herself earlier said she keeps her distance (which is easy as the senior Windsors have made no attempt since at least May 2010 to socialize with her), the alleged comment by Philip is heresay.

3) "For such a smart woman..." - Ahhhhh, to attribute a compliment from the curmudgeon is sleekly done!

Double points for you, Sarah, to slide into viewers' perception that you are smart and that the senior royal male believes you are too.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Think Big or Go Home - The York Sisters' Fashion Advice

Like their mother, Sarah Ferguson, would,  Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice of York went all out at their cousin William's wedding to Catherine Middleton. Big hairpieces, big makeup, bold prints, big lace, almost smacks of Snooki.

Poor Beatrice, who seems like Diana in being vulnerable to fashion criticisms, can't catch much of a break in that she slimmed down, cut down her smoking, but then this outfit set it all back.

As for Eugenie... Mama Cass lives!

This is what happens when there is only Dad - Prince Andrew Duke of York - giving fashion advice.

It would be almost better if the sisters switched.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Are the Middletons the new Millers? (Part 1)

This self-made couple have three offspring, all of whom date well.

What else the Middletons have in common with the Miller family, who took social world by storm starting in the 1990s when their daughters married a Getty, a crown prince of Greece, and a von Furstenberg?

SIBLINGS - the Miller Sister are all blonde whereas the Middleton Siblings are brunettes (Catherine, Philippa, James may have been well acquainted with beer bottles but not bleach bottles).)

To date, the Middleton 3 have only dated well but the Millers have married well. And in style. Eldest sister, Pia, wed Christopher Getty in Bali, a fact that the media were aware of only after middle sister Marie Chantal tied the knot with Prince Pavlos in London. That fed the expectations for the nuptials of youngest sister Alexandra in New York.

The latter two weddings and pre-ceremony celebrations captured the attention of media for their taste. These were not gaudy blowouts, but planned elegance that reflected how Chantal Miller raised her daughters.

Like the Miller 3, the Middleton 3 date "up" - but they hit the town with a Carnaby flavour. James was photographed in drag, Kate spreadeagled in rollerskate wear, and Pippa wearing the shortest skirts in the club. These are unimaginable in the minds of the European-educated Millers.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Bringing a dash of colour to the royal christening wintry Copenhagen, the Duchess of Castro and family

The Duchess of Castro and daughter accompanied her husband, Carlo, the Duke, to the royal Danish twins's christening as he is one of the godfathers. The Borbon-Dos Sicilias are popular with the royals all over, with Carlo serving the same function for the young Prince Gaston, son of the Duc et Duchesse de Vendome.

The Enneagram 1 former Camilla Crociani has always been a striking figure and she never lets her side down.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Twin blessings in Denmark

Crown Princess Mary went to the maternity ward for the third time and out emerged twins! A prince and a princess, siblings for Prince Christian and Princess Isabella. A weary but delighted 4th time father, Crown Prince Frederik proudly tells all the details in this press conference.

It is a credit to Mary (Enneagram 3)  that the formerly reticient and taciturn bachelor prince is more comfortable in his role as crown prince.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Now THAT's a statesman!

President Obama delivered the message as a statesman on Tucson address.

You can't fake his stature. He rose above the partisan fray to lead the country towards its better core.

Thank you, SIR!