Monday 26 September 2016

The seven new royals you need to know

Published 27/07/2015 | 15:00

Move over Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Here are seven Prince and Princesses about to steal the spotlight from their Royal parents.

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1. Princess Estelle of Sweden (age 3)

Need to know: Daughter of  Prince Daniel of Sweden, Duke of Västergötland, and the Crown Princess Victoria. Adorable Princess Estelle is second in line of succession to the Swedish throne.

Also known as: Duchess of Östergötland.

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2. Princess Leonore of Sweden (age 1)

Need to know: First daughter of Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland and Christopher O'Neill. Little Leonore is fifth in line of succession to the Swedish throne.

Also known as: Duchess of Gotland.

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3. Infanta Sofía of Spain (age 8) and Leonor, Princess of Asturias (age 9)

Need to know: The two daughters of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia. Leonor is first in line of succession to the Spanish throne, while her little Infanta Sofía sister is next in line.

Also known as: As is Spanish tradition, both females were christened with the additional name 'Todos los Santos' meaning All the Saints.

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4. Princess Kako of Akishino (age 20)

Need to know: The second daughter of Japan's Fumihito, Prince Akishino and Kiko, Princess Akishino and granddaughter of reigning Emperor Akihito. Princess Kako spent some time studying English at Trinity College Dublin in 2012.

Also known as: Her Imperial Highness Princess Kako of Akishino.

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5. Prince Christian of Denmark (age 9)

Need to know: Eldest son of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary. Prince Christian has three younger siblings - Prince Vincent, Princess Isabella and Princess Josephine. He is second in line of succession to the Danish throne.

Also known as: Count of Monpezat.

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6. Prince Hashem bin Abdullah (age 10)

Need to know: Forth child of King Abdullah and Queen Rania of Jordan. Hussein has three older siblings. His sisters are Princess Iman and Princess Salma, while his eldest sibling is Prince Hussein. Young Prince Hashem is believed to be the 44th-generation direct descendant of prophet Mohammed.

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7. Prince Felix of Denmark (age 13)

Need to know: The younger son of Prince Joachim and his first wife Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg. Prince Felix has one older brother Prince Nikolai, and two siblings (Prince Henrik and Princess Athena) from his father's marriage to Princess Marie. Prince Felix is eight in line of succession to the Danish throne.

Also known as: His Highness Prince Felix of Denmark, Count of Monpezat.

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