Thursday, January 10, 2019

Royal Focus: Royal Capricorns

Covering the period from December 21st to January 20th, Capricorn is the tenth sign in the zodiac. Capricorns are said to be hardworking, ambitious and determined. The British royal family have several members born under this sign:

Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy

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Elegant, refined and a popular royal figure in her heyday. Princess Alexandra Helen Olga Christabel was born on December 25th, 1936 at 3 Belgrave Square in London. Her birth marked a high point in an otherwise bleak year marred by the abdication crisis.  She is the daughter of Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent  and Prince George, Duke of Kent. She has two brothers, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Prince Michael of Kent. She married Angus Ogilvy in 1963 and she has two children, James (1964) and Marina (1966) and four grandchildren.

Savannah Phillips

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Born on December 29th, 2010. Savannah Anne Kathleen is the daughter of Peter Philips and Autumn Kelly. Her father is the son of the Princess Royal and first grandchild of the Queen. Savannah herself holds the distinction of being the Queen's first great-grandchild. She has a younger sister, Isla, born in 2012.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

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Born Catherine Elizabeth Middleton on January 9th, 1982 in Reading, she is the daughter of Michael and Carole Middleton. She has two younger siblings, Pippa and James.  She married Prince William in 2011 and they have three children, Prince George (2013), Princess Charlotte (2015) and Prince Louis (2018)

Princess Michael of Kent

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Tall, controversial and never boring, Princess Michael of Kent was born Baroness Marie Christine von Reibnitz on January 15th, 1945. She was previously married to Thomas Troubridge but the marriage ended in divorce in 1977 (the Pope would later grant her an annulment in 1978). She married Prince Michael of Kent on June 30th, 1978 in Vienna. At the time of their marriage, the Act of Settlement 1701 barred royals from marrying Roman Catholics and retaining their succession rights. As a result of their marriage, Prince Michael lost his place in line (15th). After the Succession to the Crown Act passed in 2013, he was reinstated and is now 34th in line. They have two children, Lord Frederick Windsor (1979) and Lady Gabriella Windsor (1981) and two granddaughters, Maud and Isabella.

Mia Tindall

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Mia Grace, first child of Zara Phillips and her husband Mike Tindall, she was born on January 17th, 2014. She is the Queen's fourth great-grandchild. At the age of two, she made a scene stealing appearance proudly holding her 'gan-gan's' purse on the Annie Lebowitz portrait of the Queen with her younger grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Sophie, Countess of Wessex

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Sophie, Countess of Wessex was born Sophie Helen Rhys-Jones on January 20th, 1965 in Oxford. She is the daughter of Christopher Bournes Rhys-Jones and and the late Mary Rhys-Jones. She has one older brother, David. Prior to her marriage, she worked as a public relations professional, starting her own PR firm RJH Public Relations in 1996. She met Prince Edward in 1993 and they married in 1999. They have two children, Lady Louise Alice Elizabeth Mary Windsor (2003) and James Alexander Philip Theo, Viscount Severn (2007).

© Marilyn Braun 2019

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