Friday, 1 September 2017

10 royal birthdays for September


September has its fair share of royal birthdays but it stands out as a celebration month for one reason. Three of those anniversaries, all biggies, fall on one day. Yep, get the cake ready and put aside an hour to look at official photos on September 15th when a queen, a consort in waiting and a prince who may or may not be about to get married all celebrate their special day. There's plenty to party about on either side of that date too - here are ten royal birthdays for September.




Queen Paola of Belgium is 80 on September 11th 2017




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Born Paola Margherita Maria Antonia Consiglia Ruffo di Calabria
On September 11th 1937, Forte dei Marme, Tuscany
Daughter of  Fulco, Prince Ruffo di Calabria and Luisa Gazelli dei Conti di Rossana e di Sebastiano
Family married to King Albert of Belgium, mother of King Philippe of the Belgians, Princess Astrid and Prince Laurent of Belgium
Royal claim to fame Queen of the Belgians from 1993 until 2013



Princess Martha Louise of Norway is 46 on September 22nd 2017



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Born Princess Martha Louise of Norway
On September 22nd 1971
Daughter of King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway
Family mother of Maud, Leah and Emma Behn from her marriage to Ari Behn (2002 - 2016)
Royal claim to fame fourth in line to the throne of Norway



Queen Letizia of Spain is 45 on September 15th 2017



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Born Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano
On September 15th 1972, Oviedo
Daughter of Jesus Jose Ortiz Alvarez and Maria de la Paloma Rocasolano Rodriguez
Family wife of King Felipe VI of Spain, mother of Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia of Spain
Royal claim to fame Queen of Spain since June 19th 2014




Prince Daniel of Sweden is 44 on September 15th 2017



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Born Olof Daniel Westling
On September 15th 1973, Orebro University Hospital, Orebro
Son of Olle Westling and Ewa Westring
Family husband of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, father of Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar of Sweden
Royal claim to fame Prince of Sweden since his marriage on June 19th 2010



Prince Henry of Wales is 33 on September 15th 2017



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Born Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales
On September 15th 1984, St Mary's Hospital, Paddington
Son of Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales
Family brother of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and quite possibly about to get wed himself...
Royal claim to fame second son of the Prince of Wales, fifth in line to the British throne

Pierre Casiraghi is 30 on September 5th 2017


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Born Pierre Rainier Stefano Casiraghi
On September 5th 1987, Princess Grace Hospital Centre, Monaco
Son of Caroline, Princess of Hanover and the late Stefano Casiraghi
Family married to Beatrice Borromeo, father of Stefano Casiraghi (born 2017)
Royal claim to fame nephew of Prince Albert II of Monaco, grandson of Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace of Monaco, seventh in line to the throne of Monaco



Juan Urdangarin is 18 on September 29th 2017


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Born Juan Valentin Urdangarin y de Borbon
On September 29th 1999, Barcelona
Son of Infanta Cristina of Spain and Inaki Urdangarin
Family Grandson of King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain
Royal claim to fame Nephew of King Felipe VI of Spain, seventh in line to the Spanish throne




Victoria de Marichalar is 17 on September 9th 2017




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 Born Victoria Federica de Marichalar y Borbon
On September 9th 2000, Madrid
Daughter of Infanta Elena of Spain and Jaime de Marichalar
Family Granddaughter of King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain
Royal claim to fame Niece of King Felipe VI of Spain, fifth in line to the Spanish throne



Prince Noah of Nassau is 10 on September 21st 2017




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Born Noah Etienne Guillaume Gabriel Matthias Xavier de Nassau 
On September 21st 2007, Grand Duchess Charlotte Maternity Hospital, Luxembourg
Son of Prince Louis of Luxembourg and Tessy de Luxembourg
Family Grandson of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg
Royal claim to fame made HRH Prince Noah of Nassau in 2009, no succession rights



Emma Behn is 9 on September 29th 2017


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Born Emma Tallulah Behn
On September 29th 2008
Daughter of Princess Martha Louise of Norway and Ari Behn
Family Youngest grandchild of King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway
Royal claim to fame Seventh in line to the Norwegian throne




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