Posted by Mildred
on 5/5/2019, 14:57:25, in reply to "Re: IDs
Oh, Johan, thanks for explaining that. I had no idea. I never made the connection about her mother-in-law's death. You people constantly amaze me with your knowledge of all these details.
Before the death of her mother-in-law Countess Mountbatten of Burma was known as lady Brabourne. Her husband has since succeeded to the title and in spite of his escapade they did not divorce so she got the title as well. The Earl has since returned to the UK.
So is Countess Mountbatten another name for Lady Brabourne, the wife of the Earl who departed for the Bahamas? (But he has returned, I believe.) It's hard for me to keep all these people straight.
At the right of the Duke of Bragança is Princess Miriam of Bulgaria and next to her Prince Radu and Princess Margarita of Romania, then at the left of Princess Léa of Belgium is sitting Countess Pamela Mountbatten of Burma.
Thank you, Marianne, for these first pictures
At www.wort.lu there are a couple more
The picture from the cathedral shows they are seated according to precedence.
In the first row, the reigning monarchs ranked after accession:
HM Queen Margrethe of Denmark
HM King Carl Gustaf of Sweden (no Queen Silvia apparently)
TM King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway
TM King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians
HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco
HRH Hereditary Princess Sophie and HSH Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein (on the front row as I think he is regent of the principality)
In the second row, representatives from other monarchies (and European neighbours):
TM King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain
HM Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands
HRH The Princess Anne of the United Kingdom of GB and NI, Princess Royal
HRH Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco
HE Nicolas Sarkozy, former President of the French Republic
HE Joachim Gauck and Daniela Schadt, former President of the Federal Republic of Germany
TRH Prince Hassan and Princess Sarvath of Jordan
HRH Crown Princess Elisabeth of Belgium
TI&RH Archduchess Astrid and Archduke Lorenz of Austria, Princess and Prince of Belgium
HRH Prince Laurent of Belgium
TRH the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester
(HRH Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece?)
(HRH Princess Badia of Jordan?)
HH Princess Astrid of Norway
HRH Princess Lea of Belgium
three ladies I do not recognize
on the same row the Duke and Duchess of Braganca
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