Born to Serve
Absolute Primogeniture: The succession passes to the eldest child of the sovereign regardless of gender. Recent changes in these succession laws mean a history making generation of Queen Regnants. The girls are coming. Get ready.See all posts related to Queens In Training
- Random Royaling – Queens-in-Training (Updated) (5/19/2020)
- Random Royaling – Estelle Goes to a Concert (2/14/2020)
- Queen in Training – Happy Birthday Ingrid Alexandra (1/21/2020)
- Guest Post – The Events of the Day (Coronation of Elizabeth I) (1/16/2020)
- Guest Post – On This Day (Coronation of Elizabeth I) (1/15/2020)
- Queens-in-Training – Princess of Orange 16th Birthday (12/7/2019)
- Open Post – Princess of Girona Awards (Updated!) (11/4/2019)
- Queens In Training – Duchess of Brabant Birthday (Updated) (10/25/2019)
- Random Royaling – Princesa de Asturias Awards (10/17/2019)
- Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s Confirmation Celebrations (8/31/2019)
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Leonor, Princess of Asturias
“I promise to serve Spain and all Spaniards with dedication and effort.” — Princess Leonor, Princess of Asturias Awards, 2019
Date of Birth: October 31, 2005
History Making: Will be Spain’s first queen regnant since Isabella II, who reigned from 1833 to 1868.
Absolute Primogeniture: Planned in 2004, not enacted when it was announced the second child of Prince Felipe was a girl.
Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange
“It is sometimes unreal for me to realize that this is really my life. ” — Catharina-Amalia, Koningsdag, 2019
Date of Birth: December 7, 2003
History Making: Became Princess of Orange in her own right in 2013, the first time the title has been held by a female in nearly 600 years.
Absolute Primogeniture: The Netherlands changed its succession law in 1983.
Princess Ingrid-Alexandra of Norway
“Grandpa … I think I inherited many of your qualities, like a very strong competitive instinct..” – Ingrid Alexandra, Confirmation speech, 2019
Date of Birth: January 21, 2004
History Making: Will become the first female monarch since Queen Margaret, who reigned over Norway, Denmark and Sweden from the late 1380s to 1412.
Absolute Primogeniture: Norway changed its succession laws in 1990.
Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant
“The country can count on me.” — Princess Elisabeth, 18th Birthday Speech, October 2019
Date of Birth: October 25, 2001
History Making: Will be Belgium’s first queen regnant.
Absolute Primogeniture: Belgium changed its succession laws in 1991.
Princess Estelle, Duchess of Östergötland
She’s in Grade 1 – no quotes yet!
Date of Birth: February 23, 2012
History Making: The first Swedish female royal born with direct succession rights, and well as the first child born of a female heir apparent.
Absolute Primogeniture: Enacted on January 1, 1980, making Sweden the first country to establish absolute primogeniture.