Wednesday, 3 January 2018

The Royal 2018: January's Aquarians


January brings a shower of regal birthdays. In fact, there are so many celebrations going on, it's hard to keep count. So we've fallen back on signs of the Zodiac and having lined up the Capricorns (find them all here), it's time for the royal age of Aquarius. Eight more regal birthdays including a milestone that will likely pass all but unmarked and yet more opportunities for cute photos of younr royals. Who am I talking about? Read on to find out more about January's later royal birthdays....

January 20th 2018



Birthday royal Queen Mathilde of the Belgians

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Royal story in a sentence Mathilde Marie Christiane Ghislaine d'Udekem d'Acoz  was born on January 20th 1973 and became the first native Belgian queen of her country when her husband took the throne as King Philippe on July 21st 2013.

Most likely to Celebrate in an elegant, understated and perfectly royal manner.


January 20th 2018

Birthday royal The Countess of Wessex
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Royal story in a sentence Sophie Helen Rhys-Jones, born in Oxford on January 20th 1965, starred in the last major Windsor wedding of the 20th century when she married the Queen's youngest son, Edward, in 1999 before going on to be one of the hardest working and most popular members of the 21st century Royal Family.
Most likely to Have the Queen round for a birthday tea, the two women are said to get on famously. 

January 21st 2018




Birthday royal Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway

Candles on the cake this year 14

Royal story in a sentence The first child of the marriage of Crown Prince Haakon Magnus and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Ingrid Alexandra was born on January 21st 2004 in Oslo as second in line to the throne of her grandfather, Harald V, and now lives in the capital with her parents and siblings. 

Most likely to Surprise us all with charming if unexpected birthday portraits.


January 23rd 2018





Birthday royal Princess Caroline of Hanover

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Royal story in a sentence The first child of the fairytale marriage of Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace of Monaco, the birth of Caroline Louise Marguerite on January 23rd 1957 made headlines around the world and the princess has never been far from the spotlight throughout her life.

Most likely to Choose something unbearably chic by Chanel for her birthday celebrations.


January 24th 2018



Birthday Royal Princess Athena of Denmark

Candles on the cake this year 6

Royal story in a sentence Athena Marguerite Francoise Marie, tenth in line to the throne of Denmark, was born on January 24th 2012 in Copenhagen, the second child of the marriage of Prince Joachim and Princess Marie and now lives in the capital with her parents and brother, Henrik.

Most likely to Appear cool and collected in special birthday snaps which usually involve her getting the better of Henrik and her half brothers, Nikolai and Felix.

  
January 25th 2018

Birthday royal Princess Charlene of Monaco
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Royal story in a sentence Charlene Lynette Wittstock, born on January 25th 1978 in Bulawayo, was  a champion swimmer before her romance with Prince Albert II of Monaco which led to a glamourous wedding surrounded by rumours (always denied) that the bride had tried to run away in the days beforehand.
Most likely to Look all loved up over her children - Charlene is clearly devoted to twins, Jacques and Gabriella, born in December 2014.


   
January 30th 2018



Birthday Royal King Felipe VI of Spain
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Royal story so far Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos, born in Madrid on January 30th 1968, became King of Spain in 2014 on the abdication of his father, King Juan Carlos I.

Most likely to Stay indoors amidst the political turmoil currently swirling through Spain following the Catalonian crisis. 


  
January 31st 2018



Birthday Royal Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands

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Royal story in a sentence Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard, born on January 31st 1938 at the Soestdijk Palace in Baarn, ruled the Netherlands between 1980 and 2013 when she abdicated.

Most likely to Look rather jolly in some official photos which feature huge hair. 

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