Young Royals (And Why We Love Them)
August 2, 2017 | BY Philippine Tatler
We love them. We adore them. Simply we can’t resist their incredible cuteness!
Prince George and Princess Charlotte have definitely taken over our social media newsfeeds by storm but there are a lot more young royalties across the globe worthy of attention. Their fine grace when they appear in public and hilarious candid moments make us adore them more. Here’s a roundup of the charming princes and princesses that would one day make an impact to the world.
Princess Estelle, Duchess of Östergötland | Sweden
Her Royal Highness Princess Estelle Silvia Ewa Mary is the eldest child of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland. She is second in line to the Swedish throne, next to her mother. She was born on February 23, 2012 and was given the title Duchess of Östergötland. In an interview, the Crown Princess said, "I think Estelle gets her character from both of us. She is very curious about people, she is very social and very brave. It's an asset in life, particularly in her role."
Prince Oscar, Duke of Skåne | Sweden
His Royal Highness Prince Oscar Carl Olof is the younger child of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel. When he was born on March 2, 2016, his names and titles were announced the following day by his grandfather, the King Carl XVI Gustaf, to whom he was also named after. As a christening gift, the residents of his Duchy, the Skåne region, started preparing a nature playground built in his honour and will be named "Prins Oscars lekplats" or "Prince Oscar's Playground".
Princess Ariane, Princess of Orange-Nassau | The Netherlands
The youngest daughter of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of The Netherlands, ten-year-old Princess Ariane Wilhelmina Maxima Inés, already speaks three languages and loves playing piano, drawing, hockey, and horse riding. She is third in line to the throne after her older sisters, Catharina-Amalia and Alexia.
Leonor, Princess of Asturias | Spain
Beautiful, graceful, and intelligent—Her Royal Highness Leonor de Todos los Santos de Borbon y Ortiz, Princess of Asturias, has charmed not only her kingdom but all of Europe. Born on October 31, 2005, King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain's eldest daughter is only heir presumptive, due to Spanish succesion laws, instead of heir apparent. She is fluent in Spanish and English, currently taking Mandarin classes, and active as well in ballet. If Leonor ascends the throne due to absence of a male heir, she will be Spain's queen regnant since Isabella II from 1868.
Infanta Sofía | Spain
The younger sister of Leonor, born on April 29, 2007, is traditionally styled as Infanta Sofía. Although she has no official duties yet, she does attend the National Day celebrations and other events attended by the royal family. She and her sister participated in the opening of Parliament for the first time in 2016.
Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine | Denmark
The birth of the twins of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark was a big celebration on January 8, 2011. The 6-year old twins, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine, follow their older siblings Prince Christian and Princess Isabella. People adore the two for their precious sibling moments together everytime they appear in public and when their photos from family outings appear in social media.
Prince Sverre Magnus | Norway
Young royals are expected to be prim and proper but what we love about His Highness Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway is his nonchalance and stupendous sense of humour. Born on December 3, 2005, he is the younger child of Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit. He is third in line to the Norwegian throne after his sister Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra.
Prince Moulay Hassan | Morocco
Heir apparent Moulay Hassan, Crown Prince of Morocco, has already made a strong impression to the public for his maturity and manliness despite the young age of 14. The son of King Mohammed VI was born on May 8, 2003, began appearing in public with his father at official engagements in 2015. Last year, the Internet broke due to news clippings of him refusing to being traditionally kissed on the hand by dignitaries went viral.
Princess Eléonore | Belgium
Her Royal Highness Princess Eléonore Fabiola Victoria Anne Marie of Belgium was born on April 16, 2008, fourth child of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde. She is fluent in French and Dutch, plays the violin, and likes to read. She regularly joins her parents at official engagements like the festivities National Day and the Christmas concert at the Royal Palace of Brussels. Occasionally, she joins her parents when they go on an official visit.
Princess Gabriella, Countess of Carladès | Monaco
Another double dose of cuteness are the twins of Prince Albert II of Monaco, namely Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques. Named as Gabriella Thérèse Marie, Her Serene Highness was born on December 10, 2014. When they were introduced to the public, forty-two cannon shots (twenty-one for each child) were fired from the Fort Antoine and church bells were rung for fifteen minutes.
Prince Jacques, Marquis of Baux | Monaco
Her twin brother Prince Jacques, who was born a few minutes earlier, is first in line to the Monagesque throne. Their mum, Princess Charlene, was a former South African Olympic swimmer. One recent event where the twins were very well-received was during their participation in the Christmas festivities. Not only was he eager to greet the Christmas characters, Prince Jacques also happily joined his parents in distributing presents to children in need.
Prince Abdul Muntaqim | Brunei Darussalam
Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Muda (His Royal Highness Pince) Abdul Muntaqim is the oldest child and first son of Al-Muhtadee Billah. He is second-in-line to become Sultan of Brunei. The young prince enjoys swimming, in fact he broke two personal best records in the men's 50m freestyle and the men's 100m IM events during the 2nd Brunei Open and Masters Swimming Championships at the International School Brunei.
Princess Nazira Safya of Perak | Malaysia
Malaysia follows a different kind of monarchial type of government, which means that they have a lot of princes and princess that have no assurance of being hailed as sovereign all over the country. However, in the Kingdom of Perak, everybody's going crazy about their young princess, Raja Nazira Safya, the daughter of Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah and Tuanku Zara Salim of Perak. She was born on August 2, 2011 and has gained quite a following for being a charming young princess yet childish in her off-cam behaviour.
Prince Hisahito of Akishino | Japan
The youngest child and only son of Prince Fumihito and Princess Kiko was born on September 6, 2006. He is third in line to become Emperor of Japan. The name of His Imperial Highness means "serene and virtuous" and is very appropriate to the budding young royal. He is the first royalty to enroll at the Ochanomizu University Elementary School, breaking tradition of aristocratic children being educated at the Gakushuin Primary School. He loves hiking and skiing over the holidays, and just recently he went to Mount Takao with his classmates.
Druk Gyalsey (crown prince) Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck | Bhutan
The first child and heir apparent of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck was born on April 16, 2016. In honour of his birth 108,000 trees were planted by thousands of volunteers in Bhutan. The young Druk Gyalsey, which means "Dragon Prince" has gained immense popularity when his official 1st birthday photographs spread over the internet and was compared to Prince George of United Kingdom.
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