European royal children – Prince Jacques, Princess Gabriella, Princess Leonor and more
January 30, 2023 – 11:12 GMT Danielle Stacey HELLO! takes a look at the next generation of young European royals
A number of European heads of state have marked milestones in recent years, including Queen Margrethe of Denmark’s Golden Jubilee in 2022, while King Carl XVI.
But what about the next generation of royals who will one day rule? Which young royals are currently attending school together and who is poised to inherit the throne over their older sister?
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Here’s everything you need to know about the European royal children.
Current monarch: King Philippe
Heir: Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant
Queen Mathilde and King Philippe are parents to Princess Elisabeth born 2001, Prince Gabriel born 2003, Prince Emmanuel born 2005 and Princess Eleonore born 2008.
The eldest child and future queen, Princess Elizabeth, is currently studying history and politics at Lincoln College, Oxford.
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Current monarch: Queen Margrethe
Heir: Crown Prince Frederik
Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary have four children – Prince Christian, born in 2005, Princess Isabella, born in 2007, and twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine, born in 2011.
In June 2022, after completing the first year of his higher education, it was confirmed that the future King Prince Christian would no longer attend Danish boarding school Herlufsholm after a documentary alleged a culture of bullying and violence at the facility. Christian now attends the public school, the Ordrup Gymnasium.
Current monarch: Grand Duke Henri
Heir: Prince Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg
Prince Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, and his wife, Princess Stephanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, are expecting their second child in April.
The couple welcomed their first child, Prince Charles, who is second in line of succession, in May 2020.
Current monarch: Prince Albert
Heir: Prince Jacques
Prince Albert shares twins Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella with his wife Princess Charlene. The Monegasque leader and the former Olympic swimmer welcomed their children in December 2014.
Although Princess Gabriella is two minutes older than her brother, she is second in line to the throne after Prince Jacques as the Monaco throne is a male birthright.
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Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques also have two half-siblings.
Albert fathered Jazmin Grace Grimaldi, born in 1992, with real estate agent Tamara Rotolo. She was confirmed to be Prince Albert’s daughter in 2006 at the age of almost 16. He had previously said he wanted to protect her identity until she was an adult.
He also confirmed that he is the biological father of Alexandre Grimaldi-Coste, born in 2003, whose mother is Nicole Coste, a former Air France flight attendant from Togo, in May 2005, just before he was enthroned as Prince of Monaco.
Neither Jazmin nor Alexandre are in the line of succession to the Monegasque throne as their parents never married.
Current monarch: King Willem-Alexander
Heir: Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima have three daughters – Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane, born in 2003, 2005 and 2007 respectively.
Queen-to-be Princess Catharina-Amalia is currently conducting her first official tour, traveling around the Caribbean with her parents.
Princess Alexia is a student at the United World College of the Atlantic (UWC) in Wales, following in her father’s footsteps.
Current monarch: King Harald V
Heir: Crown Prince Haakon
Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit are parents to Princess Ingrid-Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus, who were born in 2004 and 2005 respectively.
Princess Ingrid-Alexandra made her tiara debut last summer, just months after her 18th birthday.
Crown Princess Mette-Marit also has an older son, Marius Borg Høiby, from a previous relationship.
Current monarch: King Carl XVI Gustaf
Heir: Crown Princess Victoria
Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Prince Daniel have two children together – Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar, who were born in 2012 and 2016 respectively.
Current monarch: King Felipe
Heir: Leonor, Princess of Asturias
King Felipe and Queen Letizia have two daughters – Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia who arrived in 2005 and 2007 respectively.
Princess Leonor is currently studying at UWC in Wales alongside Dutch Princess Alexia.
Meanwhile, Infanta Sofia is currently attending the Santa María de los Rosales school in Madrid.
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