Pocket Profiles · Tonga

Pocket Profile – King George Tupou V of Tonga

"The Sovereign of the only Polynesian kingdom ... is voluntarily surrendering his powers to meet the democratic aspirations of many of his people ... [The people] favour a more representative, elected Parliament The king agrees with them."Fielakepa, the spokesman for the royal palace in 2010 King George Tupou V of Tonga was a grandson of Sālote… Continue reading Pocket Profile – King George Tupou V of Tonga

Japan · Pocket Profiles

Pocket Profile – Empress Emerita Michiko

Those who only know the Empress as an elegant and always appropriate consort probably don't realize how revolutionary her union with the future emperor was. Read on to learn about the intellectual and cultured force that is Michiko. She was born Michiko Shōda (正田美智子, Shōda Michiko) in 1934, the second child of a wealthy Japanese couple. Her birth… Continue reading Pocket Profile – Empress Emerita Michiko

Greece · Pocket Profiles · Spain

Pocket Profile – Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark

Thank you to our Baguette Iselen for breathing life into a royal who is often seen in the background. We think you'll find it as fascinating as we do! Princess Irene could well be described as the wandering royal, for she has lived on several continents and in various countries. She was born in 1942… Continue reading Pocket Profile – Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark

Norway · Pocket Profiles

Pocket Profile – Princess Astrid of Norway

Note: A big thank you to Elizabeth Davies for this Pocket Profile, done to commemorate the Classic Princess of Norway dropping out of the top 100 in line for the British throne. Astrid at 80 I’m sure the lady herself is totally unconcerned, but with the birth of the Sussexes little girl Lil Mountbatten-Windsor, “Auntie… Continue reading Pocket Profile – Princess Astrid of Norway

Pocket Profiles · Spain

Pocket Profile Infantas Edition – Pilar and Margarita of Bourbon

There's much more to the Infantas than their marriages and children, but as a quick introduction to them, it's a good place to start. Thank you to our all-things-Spanish Baguette Iselen for this post! Infanta Pilar and Infanta Margarita of Bourbon were the daughters of Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona and Princess María Mercedes of… Continue reading Pocket Profile Infantas Edition – Pilar and Margarita of Bourbon