prince george of denmark and norway

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♔ Future Kings and Queens of Europe ♕

Elisabeth ➞ Belgium ♕

Catharina-Amalia ➞ the Netherlands ♕

Ingrid Alexandra ➞ Norway ♕

Christian ➞ Denmark ♔

Leonor ➞ Spain ♕

Estelle ➞ Sweden ♕

George ➞ the United Kingdom ♔

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REIGNING DESCENDANTS OF QUEEN VICTORIA AND PRINCE ALBERT

MARGRETHE II OF DENMARK

On Maternal side: 

Queen Victoria -> Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught -> Princess Margaret of Connaught, Crown Princess of Sweden -> Princess Ingrid Of Sweden, Queen Consort of Denmark -> Queen Margrethe II of Denmark

ELIZABETH II OF THE UNITED KINGDOM 

On Paternal side:

Queen Victoria -> King Edward VII -> King George V -> King George VI -> Elizabeth II

HARALD V OF NORWAY

On Paternal side:

Queen Victoria -> Edward VII -> Princess Maude of The United Kingdom, Princess Karl of Denmark, Queen Consort of Norway -> King Olav V -> Harald V

FELIPE VI OF SPAIN

On Paternal side: 

Queen Victoria -> Princess Beatrice of The United Kingdom, Princess Henry of Battenberg -> Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, Queen Consort Of Spain -> Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona -> Juan Carlos I -> Felipe VI

On Maternal Side:

Queen Victoria -> Princess Victoria of The United Kingdom, Princess Royal, Empress of Germany and Queen Consort of Prussia -> Princess Sophie of Prussia, Queen Consort of The Hellenes -> Paul I of Greece -> Princess Sophia of Greece, Queen Consort of Spain - Felipe VI

Queen Victoria -> Princess Victoria of The United Kingdom, Princess Royal, Empress of Germany and Queen Consort of Prussia -> Wilhelm II -> Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia, Duchess of Brunswick and Princess of Hanover -> Princess Frederika of Hanover, Queen Consort of Greece -> Princess Sophia of Greece, Queen Consort of Spain -> Felipe VI

CARL XVI GUSTAF OF SWEDEN

On Paternal side:

Queen Victoria -> Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught -> Princess Margaret of Connaught, Crown Princess of Sweden -> Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Vasterbotten -> Carl XVI Gustaf

On Maternal side:

Queen Victoria -> Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany -> Prince Charles Edward of Albany, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha -> Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Duchess of Vasterbotten -> Carl XVI Gustaf

‘EW OMG THEY ARE LIKE COUSINS ITS DISGUSTING’

As were the following: 

  • Emperor Franz Joseph and Elisabeth in Bayern

  • Charles V holy roman emperor and Isabella of Portugal 

  • Charles IV of Spain and Maria Louisa of Parma 

  • Christian VII of Denmark and Princess Caroline Mathilda of Wales

  • Christian VIII of Denmark and Duchess Charlotte Frederica of Mecklenburg Schwerin

  • Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor and Princess Maria Theresa of Naples and Sicily (double cousins actually) - after that he married his other cousin Maria Ludovika of Austria
  • William II of Prussia and Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (also double first cousins)

  • Olav V of Norway and Princess Märtha of Sweden

  • George I of Great Britain and Duchess Sophia Dorothea of Brunswick-Celle
  • George IV of the United Kingdom and Princess Caroline of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel

  • Haakon VII of Norway and Princess Maud of Wales

  • Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

  • Isabella II of Spain and Francis, Duke of Cádiz

  • John II of Portugal and Eleanor of Viseu

  • John III of Portugal and Catherine of Austria 

  • Nero Ceasar and Julia
-Leopold I
  • Holy Roman Emperor and Margarita Teresa of Spain

  • Napoleon Louis Bonaparte and Charlotte Napoléone Bonaparte

  • William III of the Netherlands and Princess Sophie of Württemberg

  • William III of England and Mary II of England

  • etc
-etc…

Up until early 20th century this happened ALL THE TIME. It was normal and accepted. These are examples of famous european royals only and there are so many more. it can get boring so I left it at the european royals but the Japanese and Chinese did it too and there are non Royal examples: Darwin was married to his cousin, and Igor Stravinsky too. 

You know, some of these people hold some really beautiful love stories. Some of the greatest of their time. Some of them hated each other, some of them did not want to get married, some married for love. Yes - they fell in love with their cousin and wanted to be married, Queen Victoria proposed to Prince Albert herself, loving him for the rest of her life. 

Point is, I am a little done with everyone pretending to vomit at the idea of cousins getting married. If this disgusts you please find some other show to watch (tip: not the Borgias) cause this is Game of Thrones, set in some medieval world. There are so much more disgusting things in this show then people shipping cousins. How about a man who could have been her father forcing himself on a fifteen year old? How about what happened to Theon? How about Drogo and Dany post the sex lessons (I hated that storyline so much)? What Ramsay did to Sansa? Joffrey killing whores cause he could? That time a baby was killed cause he was Robert’s bastard? Also, aunt-nephew marriage happened much much less and they share much more DNA (looking at you JonxDany shippers) so don’t go ‘they never met before so its not that bad’ on me when I ask how you can think Jonsa is gross and still be capable of shipping Jon with his aunt. 

If you think its wrong cause they grew up together, fine, I’ll say you have a valid point there, I will accept that argument at all times (discussion for another time) but stop the bitching about the cousins thing cause it is actually pretty disrespectful to some of the people mentioned above. (I like to think I am defending JonxArya here too, despite my incapability to see that as anything but sibling love). Cousins have just 1 to 2 percent higher chance of having an unhealthy child, just to clear that up - unlike, as I have said, auntxnephew. Plus, well, considering what the Targaryens liked to do, Jon and Dany share a ridiculous amount of DNA. 

Also, Ned Stark’s parents were cousins and Tywin Lannister was married to his cousin so there is the proof you need that in Westeros, just like in Europe for many many centuries, it is perfectly ok to marry the child of your parents sibling. Don’t get me started on the Targaryens, THAT is gross. Not this:

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The taking of the photograph of the the nine European Monarchs who attended the funeral of Edward VII, as shown in the movie “The Lost Prince”, compared with the real photograph. It was taken on May 20th, 1910, at Windsor Castle.

Standing, from left to right: King Haakon VII of Norway, King Ferdinand of Bulgaria, King Manuel II of Portugal, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, King George I of Greece and King Albert I of Belgium.

Seated, from left to right: King Alfonso XIII of Spain, King George V of the United Kingdom and King Frederick VIII of Denmark.

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HAPPY 79TH BIRTHDAY KING HARALD V (b. 21 February 1937)

Every person has a great power in themselves - that can carry us through what we encounter in life. - King Harald V about standing together

Prince Harald was born on 21 February 1937 as the only son of the then-Crown Prince Olav and of Princess Märtha of Sweden in Skaugum and was baptized in the Royal Chapel in the Royal Palace in Oslo on 31 March 1937 by Bishop Johan Lunde. His godparents were: King Haakon VII of Norway, Queen Maud of Norway, Prince Carl of Sweden, Princess Ingeborg of Sweden, King Leopold III of Belgium; King George VI and Queen Mary of the United Kingdom and Crown Princess Ingrid of Denmark. His parents already had two daughters, Princess Ragnhild and Princess Astrid.

During World War II he fled with sisters and mother from Norway for the United States from Petsamo, Finland, aboard the United States Army transport ship American Legion. Harald and his mother and sisters lived in Washington, D.C., during the war, while his father, Crown Prince Olav, and his grandfather, King Haakon, stayed in London with the Norwegian government-in-exile. One of the notable events he remembers from that time is standing behind Franklin D. Roosevelt when he was sworn in for his fourth term on the South Portico of the White House in 1945. In 2015, he became the world’s first reigning monarch to visit Antarctica, specifically the Norwegian dependency Queen Maud Land.

In March 1968 it was announced the engagemement between the Crown Prince and Miss Sonja Haraldsen. The couple had known each other for nine years before their marriage was approved. The wedding was held in Oslo Cathedral on 29 August 1968. They have two children, Princess Märtha Louise (b. 22 September 1971) and Crown Prince Haakon b. 20 July 1973) and through them 6 grandchildren.

An avid sailor, Harald represented Norway in the yachting events of Olympic Games in Tokyo in 1964 and in Mexico City in 1968 and the Munich 1972. The Crown Prince carried the Norwegian flag at the opening parade of the 1964 Summer Olympics. In 1994, both the King and Crown Prince Haakon played roles during the opening ceremony of the Lillehammer Olympics. The King opened the games, while the Crown Prince lit the cauldron, paying tribute to both the King and his grandfather as Olympians. The King has also represented Norway at opening ceremonies of Olympic Games, among them Torino and Beijing.

Twice since the start of the twenty-first century King Harald was unable to perform his monarchical duties due to ill-health: in December 2003 to mid-April 2004 due to urinary bladder cancer, and in April to early June 2005 due to aortic stenosis.

I live by the principle that as long as not proven otherwise, I’m healthy and will live life that way.” - King Harald when asked about if he was not afraid of relapse of cancer.

Following a lengthy period of ill-health, his mother Crown Princess Märtha died of cancer in Oslo in 1954. Her death came little more than three years before her husband ascended the throne as king. His father, King Olav V, died on 17 January 1991 and Harald V succeeded him as the King of Norway.

A Who’s Who Guide To The Royals- Prince Charles 

Name: Charles Philip Arthur George 

Born: November 14, 1948 (age 65)

Spouse: Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall (m. 2005)

               Diana, Princess of Wales (1981-1996)

Children: Prince William and Prince Harry

Claim to the throne: first in line

Facts about Charles:

  • He is the firstborn child of Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh 
  • He was born Prince Charles of Edinburgh 
  • Charles was born in a bathroom inside Buckingham Palace 
  • His godparents were his grandfather (King George), King Haakon VII of Norway, Queen Mary, Princess Margaret, Prince George of Greece and Denmark, Patricia Knatchbull, David Bowes-Lyon, and Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine
  • At the time of his birth, his father was not a prince so King George created letters that would make all of Elizabeth’s children royal by birth- had the letters not been created, Charles would have taken on his fathers secondary title, The Earl of Merioneth 
  • He was 3 years old when his grandfather died and his mother ascended the throne
  • At the time of the ascension, Charles was automatically The Duke of Cornwall and Rothesay 
  • He was created Prince of Wales when he was ten years old and was invested when he was 21
  • He is the oldest heir to the the throne in history 
  • In his youth, he was connected to many women, including Lady Sarah Spencer and Camilla Shand (now his wife)
  • In 1974, Charles started speaking with his uncle, Lord Mountbatten, about a potential marriage to his granddaughter, Amanda Knatchbull 
  • However as Amanda was only 15 at the time, her family told Charles she was his if he was willing to wait several more years 
  • Four years later in 1980, Charles and Amanda had planned to join Lord Mountbatten on a tour of India which would give the pair time to get to know each other; However, a month before the trip was to take place, Lord Mountbatten was killed in an IRA bombing 
  • When Charles returned from India, he proposed to Amanda 
  • Amanda, who had lost two grandparents and her youngest brother in the bombing was now reluctant to join the royal family and turned down his proposal 
  • Shortly after his relationship with Amanda ended, he started courting Lady Diana Spencer, the younger sister of his ex-girlfriend, Lady Sarah Spencer
  • Lady Diana was 18 years old at the time their relationship started while Charles was already 30 
  • Because of the severe press attention that Diana had been receiving, Prince Philip told his son to either marry her or put her out of her misery and end the relationship 
  • They had been dating less than a year when Charles proposed to Diana in February 1981; contrary to popular belief that Charles proposed at Windsor Castle, Diana later admitted that he proposed on a ski holiday
  • Rather than getting down on one knee, Charles simply asked Diana, “How about we get married?”- she thought that he was joking
  • The engagement was announced a few weeks later on February 24, 1981 
  • Charles didn’t have a ring when he proposed, instead he decided to let Diana pick her own ring from a tray of rings approved by both Charles and the Queen 
  • The wedding took place on July 29, 1981
  • It was announced that Diana was pregnant with their first child in November of 1981 and their first son, Prince William was born the following summer on June 21 
  • Charles broke with royal tradition by encouraging his wife to give birth in the hospital (she had planned to give birth at home) and by attending the birth
  • It was announced that Diana was pregnant again on February 14, 1984
  • Their second son, Henry, was born on September 15, 1984
  • Charles had always wanted to name his sons Arthur and Albert but Diana preferred the names William and Harry; as a compromise, they used Charles choices as middle names and named their second son Henry which was another of Charles picks, but call him Harry 
  • Charles and Diana’s marriage official ended in 1986 when both were seeing other people 
  • Contrary to popular belief, Charles was never in an intimate relationship with Camilla Parker Bowels as the time of his marriage to Diana and it only ever became physical when it was clear that his marriage to Diana was over
  • Charles became incredibly depressed during this time and would spend endless hours working in the garden, even in the pouring rain
  • In fact, the Royal Protection Officers became so worried that Charles or Diana may try to kill themselves or even each other, they hid all firearms on the property 
  • Charles and Diana finally announced their separation in 1992 following years of speculation
  • They were divorced in 1996
  • Just over one year later, Diana was killed in a Paris car crash
  • Charles was woken from his sleep by Diana’s brother-in-law who worked as a private secretary to the Queen to be told of the car crash and he later waited by the radio listening to the news; he found out that Diana had in fact been killed in the accident when he was listening to the radio 
  • Diana’s brother-in-law, Alexander, later returned to the room to tell Charles the news only to find him crying having already heard (although the Palace was yet to confirm the news, the French priest who read Diana her Last Rites let it slip to the press) 
  • Charles decided to wait until morning to tell his sons the news; he told William first who wanted to be there when he told Harry 
  • Charles wore a blue suit to Diana’s funeral because it was her favorite color and she loved it on him 
  • In 2005, Charles married Camilla Parker Bowels (nee Shand) who opted out of publicly using her title The Princess of Wales
  • A big fan of Polo, Charles played frequently as a young man and only quit after suffering a fall in 2001 which knocked him unconscious
  • Charles is also an incredibly talented painter
  • He is very interested in gardening and has done extensive work in the gardens at his country home, Highgrove  
  • Charles is also greatly interested in the environment, he promotes recycling (even making the palaces green) and the Aston Martin given to him by his parents for his 21st birthday was even made to run on wine 
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REIGNING DESCENDANTS OF KING CHRISTIAN IX AND QUEEN LOUISE OF DENMARK

KING PHILIPPE I OF THE BELGIANS

On Paternal Side:

Christian IX -> Frederick VIII -> Princess Ingeborg of Denmark, Duchess of Vastergotland -> Princess Astrid of Sweden, Queen Consort of The Belgians -> Albert II -> Philippe I

MARGRETHE II OF DENMARK

On Paternal side:

Christian IX -> Frederick VII -> Christian X -> Frederick IX -> Margrethe II

Elizabeth II of The United Kingdom

On Paternal side:

Christian IX -> Princess Alexandra of Denmark, Queen Consort of The United Kingdom -> George V -> George VI -. Elizabeth II

HENRI, GRAND DUKE OF LUXEMBOURG

On Maternal side: 

Christian IX -. Frederick VIII -> Princess Ingeborg of Denmark, Duchess of Vastergotland -> Princess Astrid of Sweden, Queen Consort of The Belgians -> Princess Josephine Charlotte of Belgium, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg -> Henri

HARALD V OF NORWAY

On Paternal side:

Christian IX -> Frederick VIII -> Prince Carl of Denmark, King Haakon VII of Norway -> Olav V -> Harald V

Christian IX -> Princess Alexandra of Denmark, Queen Consort of The United Kindom -> Princess Maud of The United Kingdom, Princess Carl of Denmark, Queen Consort of Norway -> Olav V -> Harald V

On Maternal Side:

Christian IX -> Frederick VIII -> Princess Ingeborg of Denmark, Duchess of Vastergotland -> Princess Martha of Sweden, Crown Princess of Norway -> Harald V

FELIPE VI OF SPAIN

On Maternal side:

Christian IX  -> Prince Vilhelm of Denmark, Kind George I of The Hellenes -> Constantine I -> Paul I -> Princess Sophia of Greece, Queen Consort of Spain   -> Felipe VI

Christian IX - Princess Thyra of Denmark, Crown Princess of Hanover, Duchess of Cumberland and Teviotdale -> Prince Ernst Augustus of Hanover, Duke of Brunswick -> Princess Frederika of Hanover, Queen Consort of Greece -> Princess Sophia of Greece, Queen Consort of Spain -> Felipe VI

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ROYAL GODCHILDREN + Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother

  • Princess Astrid Maud Ingeborg of Norway (later Mrs Ferner; 12 February 1932)
  • Princess Alexandra Helen Elizabeth Olga Christabel of Kent (later The Honourable Lady Ogilvy; 25 December 1936)
  • Princess Sophia Margarita Victoria Frederika of Greece and Denmark (later Queen of Spain; 2 November 1938)
  • Princess Irene Emma Elisabeth of the Netherlands (5 August 1940)
  • Prince William Henry Andrew Frederick of Gloucester (18 December 1941 – 28 August 1972)
  • Princess Benedikte Astrid Ingeborg Ingrid of Denmark (later Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg; 29 April 1944)
  • Prince Richard Alexander Walter George of Gloucester (later Duke of Gloucester; 26 August 1944)
  • Princess Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise of Edinburg (later Princess of the United Kingdom and Princess Royal; 15 August 1950)

Official British Royal Residences: Sandringham Estate

Sandringham House is a country house on 20,000 acres (8,100 ha) of land near the village of Sandringham in Norfolk, England. The house is privately owned by the British Royal Family and is located on the royal Sandringham Estate, which lies within the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The site has been occupied since the Elizabethan era, and, in 1771, architect Cornish Henley cleared the site to build Sandringham Hall. The hall was modified during the 19th century by Charles Spencer Cowper, a stepson of Lord Palmerston, who added an elaborate porch and conservatory, designed by architect Samuel Sanders Teulon.

In 1862, the hall was purchased by Queen Victoria at the request of the Prince of Wales (the future Edward VII) as a home for himself and his new bride, Princess Alexandra, who found that the surrounding Norfolk countryside reminded her of her native Denmark. However, in 1865, two years after moving in, the prince found the hall’s size insufficient for his needs, and he commissioned A. J. Humbert to raze the hall and create a larger building.

The resulting red-brick house was completed in late 1870 in a mix of styles. This section incorporated the galleried entrance hall which is used by the royal family for entertaining and family occasions. A new wing was later added to one end of the house in a more traditional style, incorporating a ball room. It was ahead of its time in other ways, with gas lighting, flushing water closets, and an early form of shower. One part of the house was destroyed in a fire during the preparations for the Prince of Wales’ 50th birthday in 1891, and later rebuilt.

Sandringham House has been the private home of four generations of the British Royal Family. The main features of the new building were bay windows, which helped lighten the interior. Despite the size of Sandringham and the spaciousness of the main rooms, the living quarters were quite cramped.

Since the death of Edward VII, Sandringham has been a popular holiday retreat for successive members of the Royal Family.

Since King George VI died in 1952 at Sandringham, Queen Elizabeth II’s custom has been to spend the anniversary of her father’s death and her own Accession privately with her family at the House, and use it as her official base until February. It is an excellent location for shooting and is used for royal shooting parties. Such was King Edward VII’s fondness for hunting on the estate, he ordered all the clocks to be set half an hour ahead of GMT to increase the amount of evening daylight available for hunting. This tradition of Sandringham Time was kept on the estate from 1901 until 1936 when the new King Edward VIIIshowed he was “a new broom” by sweeping the custom away.

Along with Balmoral Castle, Sandringham House is the private property of the British royal family and not part of the Crown Estate. Their succession became an issue in 1936, when Edward VIIIabdicated as king. Being legacies Edward had inherited from his father, George V, the estates did not automatically pass to his younger brother, George VI; the new king had to purchase the house from him.

Queen Alexandra occupied the main house of Sandringham after the death of Edward VII in 1910, and she died there in 1925. Her two sons, Albert Victor and King George V also died at Sandringham, in 1892 and 1935, respectively, as did her grandson, King George VI. Prince Alexander of Denmark, later King Olav V of Norway, a grandson of King Edward VII, was born on the Sandringham Estate in 1903.

(Source: Wikipedia)