Royal Family news in the GALA ticker: Princess Victoria & Co.: Expert explains the hard work behind the glamorous facade +++ Princess Madeleine will have been very sorry for this cancellation +++ Nina Flohr shares a cuddly photo with the Prince Philippos.
Royal News 2022 in the GALA ticker
August 4, 2022
Princess Victoria & Co.: Is life as a princess really that glamorous?
What little girl doesn’t dream of becoming a princess one day? What makes Princess Victoria, 45, Princess Madeleine, 40, and Princess Sofia, 37, so simple and glamorous is ‘hard work,’ explains historian and forensic expert Herman Lindqvist in a interview with the Swedish magazine “Svensk Damtidning”.
Behind the fairy tale façade is a demanding full-time job that demands a lot from you physically and mentally. The princesses’ calendars are filled with important appointments they attend on behalf of the royal family. You often have to prepare for an event for hours – sometimes even several times a week. Discourses would be rehearsed on a wide variety of subjects to be delivered at initiations or other appointments. This requires careful planning. According to Lindqvist, there is little time to play sports, with the children or simply to breathe deeply. It is out of the question to allow yourself to yawn or have a drink during a public appearance.
She shines with her flowery dress
Princess Madeleine’s heart project is in jeopardy
After Queen Silvia, 78, founded the World Organization for Children in 1999 to protect children from violence and abuse, the organization is active in many countries. Silvia’s daughter, Princess Madeleine, 40, has also been involved with children for years and was even recently named honorary vice-president. A project of the heart for mother and daughter.
It is all the more sad that a boat trip which was scheduled for August 14, 2022 to raise funds has now been canceled. The tour is expected to start in Stockholm from Strandvägen and, according to Swedish media, cost around 7,000 Swedish crowns (equivalent to around 673 euros). The event was to take place under the motto “Sensommarkväll med Childhood” (Eng.: End of summer evening with childhood), Princess Madeleine, who is currently in Sweden, would certainly have liked to be there. After all, her children’s school in Florida doesn’t start until August 17.
“The ‘Sensommarkväll med Childhood’ event, which was scheduled for August 14 in aid of the World Childhood Foundation, has been postponed to next year. After careful consideration, it has been decided to postpone the event to next year, because many people are not this year were able to participate”, the information service of the Swedish court explains the cancellation to “Svensk Damtidning”. A decision that Madeleine and Silvia must have found extremely difficult.
Husband Chris and son Nicolas finally show up in Sweden
August 3, 2022
Nina Flohr is cuddly with her husband Prince Philippos
Nina Flohr, 35, and her lover Prince Philippos of Greece, 36, are having a great time. On Instagram, Nina shares a photo of her and her husband lying in their arms and admiring the immensity of the sea. “We are a family”, she comments on the magical snapshot of the holidays, which also shows her dog.
Last year, the wedding bells rang for Nina and Prince Philippos for the second time. After getting married in a civil ceremony in 2020, the religious wedding in Athens followed in 2021.
Paul-Anton Esterházy de Galántha celebrates his dream wedding in Klagenfurt
Paul-Anton Esterházy von Galántha, 36, married his girlfriend Franziska von Reutter, 33, nicknamed Sissi. In the Maria Saal basilica in Klagenfurt, the couple celebrated their dream wedding last weekend with around 300 guests, and the first photos have since been circulating on Twitter. The bride wore a simple dress with a veil and a delicate tiara from her husband’s family sat on her head.
Paul-Anton is the only child of Anton Rudolf Marie Georg Christoph Hubertus Johannes Karl Aglaë, the 13th Prince Esterházy von Galántha and his first wife Ursula Koenig. The family was once considered the wealthiest in Austria and Hungary.
August 2, 2022
The Dutch historian dismisses Princess Amalia’s choice of studies as “superficial”.
In September, 18-year-old Princess Amalia will begin a new phase in her life: the heiress to the Dutch throne will move to Amsterdam to start her bachelor’s degree in politics, psychology, law and economics (PPLE) at the University of Amsterdam. The palace announced it on the official Instagram account in May this year. Historian Maarten van Rossem, 78, has no more kind words for this career, which the princess has carefully considered.
In the Dutch TV quiz “De Slimste Mens” he recently criticized Amalia’s decision and even thinks it’s a mistake. “Of course you have to do something, but it’s a first-class fun package,” says van Rossem, according to news portal ‘Metronieuws’. The reason? The historian calls the princess’s choice of subjects superficial: “It’s a piñata of superficiality. It has nothing to do with university studies” – which he is very surprised about, because: “It’s a very smart girl, it seems.” It is a bitter assessment with which Maarten van Rossem risks attracting the wrath of many Dutch people. Because the college admissions process is considered demanding, only a few participants get one of the coveted spots. According to the study site, only 215 people were admitted in September 2020.
During the summer filming, they show their best side
August 1, 2022
Princess Märtha Louise and Durek Verrett cause irritation online
Princess Märtha Louise, 50, and her fiancé Durek Verrett, 47, are currently causing a stir on social media. The shaman posts a video he took with his sweetheart and actor Jake Hunter. The clip first shows Märtha sitting on a bench with her durek and eating a salad. “I need a towel,” said the Norwegian princess. “I’ll get you one,” his partner replies, rushes over to Jake Hunter, who is playing the part of a passerby, and rips off his shirt.
“What is that for? Hunter asks, to which Durek replies, “It’s for the princess.” A confused-looking Märtha Louise accepts the torn shirt and hesitantly thanks him. What is this disturbing video about? This isn’t what the couple’s day-to-day looks like, with this recording the princess and the shaman are just trending TikTok. For several weeks, countless videos have been circulating on the social media platform in which a person’s top is used as a towel. Fans seem to appreciate the couple’s humor, as below the post are a number of laughing emojis and enthusiastic comments.
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Sources used: instagram.com, metronieuws.nl, uva.nl, twitter.com, dailymail.co.uk, Dana Press, Svensk Damtidning