8 more royal birthdays for June



Prince Nicolas of Sweden celebrates his first birthday this month

We've got a first birthday for one prince and a celebration for another that will take him even further into the royal history books. There are so many royal birthdays in June, it's hard to keep up with them all (the ladies of the royal houses started things off for us) but amongst the princes and kings blowing out candles, there are some headline grabbing moments to be seen. Settle back and enjoy some more royal birthdays in June.

 
 

Prince Nicolas of Sweden is 1 on June 15th 2016
Nicolas Paul Gustaf, Duke of Angermanland was born on June 15th 2015 at the Danderyd Hospital, Sweden. He is the second child and first son of Princess Madeleine and Chris O'Neill and he was born just two days after the wedding of his maternal uncle, Prince Carl Philip, and Sofia Hellqvist. Prince Nicolas of Sweden is currently eighth in line to his country's throne.

 


The Duke of Edinburgh is 95 on June 10th 2016
Philip of Greece and Denmark was born on June 10th 1921 at Mon Repos on the island of Corfu.  He was the fifth child and only son of Prince Andrew of Greece and Princess Alice of Battenberg, a grandson of King George I of Greece and a great grandson of King Christian IX of Denmark.. He was forced to flee his home as a child and grew up in Britain, marrying the then Princess Elizabeth in November 1947. When she became Queen in 1952, he became Britain's first male consort in nearly 100 years. Prince Philip is now the oldest ever male member of the British Royal Family, the oldest ever consort and the longest serving one too. That's quite a record.



The Duke of Cambridge is 32 on June 21st 2016
Prince William Arthur Philip Louis of Wales was born on June 21st 1982 at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington. As the first child of the Prince and Princess of Wales he was second in line to the throne from birth and his arrival sparked a wave of royal baby mania only matched by the birth of his own son, George, in 2013. William and Kate are now parents to two following the arrival of Princess Charlotte in 2015.






Prince Henrik of Denmark is 82 on June 11th 2016
There's another big consort birthday going on in Denmark in June although the prince involved no longer uses the official title of Prince Consort. Henri Marie Jean Andre de Laborde de Monpezat was born on June 11th 1934 in Talence, France. He married the heir to the throne of Denmark, Margrethe, on June 10th 1967 and became consort on her accession in January 1972. Often vocal that he should be called a king rather than a prince, Henrik scaled down his royal duties as 2016 got underway and later stopped using the title of Prince Consort. He and Queen Margrethe have two sons and eight grandchildren. 



Prince Joachim of Denmark is 47 on June 7th 2016
Henrik counts a June baby among his two sons. Joachim Holger Valdemar Christian of Denmark was born on June 7th 1969, the second and younger of the two boys of the royal marriage of Margrethe and Henrik. Prince Joachim, who is now sixth in line to his country's throne, lives in Copenhagen with his second wife, Princess Marie, and has four children.


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Constantine II of Greece is 76 on June 2nd 2016
Constantine of Greece was born on June 2nd 1940 in Athens, the son of Crown Prince Paul and his wife, Frederica. His father became king in 1947 and Constantine succeeded him in 1960. His reign was turbulent and he went into exile with his reign declared over in 1973. He married Anne-Marie of Denmark, sister of Queen Margrethe, in 1964 and the couple has five children. 






King Albert II of Belgium is 82 on June 6th 2016
Albert Felix Humbert Theodore Christian Eugene Marie was born on June 6th 1934 in Laeken, Belgium, the second son and third child of King Leopold III of the Belgians and his wife, Queen Astrid. Albert's mother died when he was just fourteen months old. His father was forced to abdicate after World War Two and his brother, Baudouin, became king. Albert succeeded him in 1993 and abdicated in 2013. He married Paola Ruffo di Calabria in 1959 and the couple has three children including the present King of the Belgians, Philipppe.




Prince Felix of Luxembourg is 32 on June 3rd 2016
Albert's great nephew is also a June baby. Felix Leopold Marie Guillaume was born on June 3rd 1984 in Luxembourg, the second child and second son of the then Hereditary Grand Duke and Duchess. His father, Henri, became Grand Duke in 2001 and since then Felix has been second in line to his country's throne. He married Claire Lademacher in 2013 and the couple has a daughter, Amalia, who also celebrates her birthday in June.


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