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

Japan · Pocket Profiles

Pocket Profile – Kiko, Princess Akishino

Kiko Kawashima was born in 1966, in Shizuoka, Japan. Her parents, Tatsuhiko Kawashima and Kazuyo Sugimoto, were both highly educated and ambitious commoners. Her father gained a PhD the University of Pennsylvania and would also teach there. He would later work as the chief researcher at The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Austria. Kiko… Continue reading Pocket Profile – Kiko, Princess Akishino

Lesotho · Pocket Profiles

Pocket Profile – Queen ‘Masenate Mohato Seeiso

Queen 'Masenate Mohato Seeiso is the first commoner to marry a member of the Lesotho royal family in modern history. She is a thoroughly modern woman, as well. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'6vrn6MTVQf9LI6v_P706qw',sig:'4R5pJRV7AgmDTzA_nZJmzNRQE_TAaJro6RO13nQ0SoE=',w:'425px',h:'594px',items:'151756129',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); Born Anna Karabo Mots'oeneng on June 2, 1976, she the oldest of five children. Between 1990 and 1996, she… Continue reading Pocket Profile – Queen ‘Masenate Mohato Seeiso

Belgium · Pocket Profiles

Pocket Profile – Lilian, Princess of Réthy

We have another controversial royal onboard today, folks, so let's tighten our grips on our sceptors and wade on in. Lilian, Princess of Réthy, was born Mary Lilian Henriette Lucie Josephine Ghislaine Baels in London, England in 1916. Her parents were migrants, who had fled Belgium during World War I. Lilian was one of their nine… Continue reading Pocket Profile – Lilian, Princess of Réthy

Britain · Pocket Profiles

Pocket Profile – The Gloucesters

Thank you to our loyal Baguette Elizabeth Davies for an in-depth dive on the Gloucesters. I had promised a Romanov wrap-up, but even in small doses the story was getting a bit too heavy for a blog dedicated to lightness. The Gloucesters should provide a nice interlude of (relatively) drama-free royaling. We'll wrap up the… Continue reading Pocket Profile – The Gloucesters