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Vanity Fair’s Portraits of Royalty - #25
Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia, photographed with a bust of his ancestor Frederick the Great at Sanssouci Palace, in Potsdam, Germany, by Philipp von Hessen in May 2003. He is engaged to wed Princess Sophie von Isenburg in Potsdam on August 27, 2011.

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Vanity Fair’s Portraits of Royalty - #25

Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia, photographed with a bust of his ancestor Frederick the Great at Sanssouci Palace, in Potsdam, Germany, by Philipp von Hessen in May 2003. He is engaged to wed Princess Sophie von Isenburg in Potsdam on August 27, 2011.

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Vanity Fair’s Portraits of Royalty - #27
Prince Jean of Orléans, dauphin (crown prince) of France, photographed at the Royal Chapel on his family’s ancestral estate in Dreux by Michel Comte in May 2003. On March 19, 2009, he married Philomena de Tornos y Steinhart in a civil ceremony. There was a religious ceremony in May of that year. Their first child, Prince Gaston, was born on November 19, 2009.

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Vanity Fair’s Portraits of Royalty - #27

Prince Jean of Orléans, dauphin (crown prince) of France, photographed at the Royal Chapel on his family’s ancestral estate in Dreux by Michel Comte in May 2003. On March 19, 2009, he married Philomena de Tornos y Steinhart in a civil ceremony. There was a religious ceremony in May of that year. Their first child, Prince Gaston, was born on November 19, 2009.

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Vanity Fair’s Portraits of Royalty - #28
Crown Prince Pavlos and Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece, photographed at their home in London by Mario Testino. The Greek monarchy was abolished by a plebiscite in 1974. Pavlos works in the financial sector, while Marie-Chantal has her own line of children’s clothing. The couple has a daughter and four sons.

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Vanity Fair’s Portraits of Royalty - #28

Crown Prince Pavlos and Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece, photographed at their home in London by Mario Testino. The Greek monarchy was abolished by a plebiscite in 1974. Pavlos works in the financial sector, while Marie-Chantal has her own line of children’s clothing. The couple has a daughter and four sons.

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Vanity Fair’s Portraits of Royalty - #33
Archduke Karl of Austria, at home in Salzburg with his children, Gloria, Eleanor, and Ferdinand, photographed by Julian Broad in July 2003. His ancestors were various Holy Roman Emperors from the 13th to 19th century, then emperors of Austria and kings of Hungary and Bohemia, until Karl’s grandfather relinquished power, in 1918. “In my family, we have been professional politicians for 800 years,” he has said. “We might have lost many of our inherited rights, but definitely not our duty to speak up for the people of Central and Eastern Europe.”

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Vanity Fair’s Portraits of Royalty - #33

Archduke Karl of Austria, at home in Salzburg with his children, Gloria, Eleanor, and Ferdinand, photographed by Julian Broad in July 2003. His ancestors were various Holy Roman Emperors from the 13th to 19th century, then emperors of Austria and kings of Hungary and Bohemia, until Karl’s grandfather relinquished power, in 1918. “In my family, we have been professional politicians for 800 years,” he has said. “We might have lost many of our inherited rights, but definitely not our duty to speak up for the people of Central and Eastern Europe.”

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Vanity Fair’s Portraits of Royalty - #36
Portugal’s Dom Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza, with his children, photographed by Jonathan Becker at the family farm in Sintra, Portugal, in June 2003. His family ruled in Portugal from the 17th century until the revolution in 1910, when King Manuel II sailed to exile in England. He and his wife, Dona Isabel, have three children: Infante Dom Afonso, born 1996; Infanta Dona Maria Francisca, born 1997; and Infante Dom Dinis, born 1999. Dom Duarte’s eldest son, Afonso, is the first heir to the throne to have been born in Portugal since the 19th century.

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Vanity Fair’s Portraits of Royalty - #36

Portugal’s Dom Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza, with his children, photographed by Jonathan Becker at the family farm in Sintra, Portugal, in June 2003. His family ruled in Portugal from the 17th century until the revolution in 1910, when King Manuel II sailed to exile in England. He and his wife, Dona Isabel, have three children: Infante Dom Afonso, born 1996; Infanta Dona Maria Francisca, born 1997; and Infante Dom Dinis, born 1999. Dom Duarte’s eldest son, Afonso, is the first heir to the throne to have been born in Portugal since the 19th century.

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Vanity Fair’s Portraits of Royalty - #37
Grand Duke George of Russia, born in 1981, in Madrid, was photographed in June 2003 by Jonathan Becker. At the time, he was the staff aide and personal assistant to a vice president of the European Commission. In 2008 he began working for a Russian mining company, representing the company’s interests in Europe.

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Vanity Fair’s Portraits of Royalty - #37

Grand Duke George of Russia, born in 1981, in Madrid, was photographed in June 2003 by Jonathan Becker. At the time, he was the staff aide and personal assistant to a vice president of the European Commission. In 2008 he began working for a Russian mining company, representing the company’s interests in Europe.

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Vanity Fair’s Portraits of Royalty - #38
Crown Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia, photographed in London by Jonathan Becker in June 2003. His sons—Hereditary Prince Peter (seated), born in 1980, and the twins Prince Alexander and Prince Philip, born in 1982—are by his first wife, Princess Maria da Glória of Orléans-Bragança. He remarried, to Katherine Clairy Batis, in 1985. In 2001, the royal family returned to their homeland after nearly 60 years in exile. Some believe that restoration of the monarchy could bring Serbia some much needed political stability.

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Vanity Fair’s Portraits of Royalty - #38

Crown Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia, photographed in London by Jonathan Becker in June 2003. His sons—Hereditary Prince Peter (seated), born in 1980, and the twins Prince Alexander and Prince Philip, born in 1982—are by his first wife, Princess Maria da Glória of Orléans-Bragança. He remarried, to Katherine Clairy Batis, in 1985. In 2001, the royal family returned to their homeland after nearly 60 years in exile. Some believe that restoration of the monarchy could bring Serbia some much needed political stability.

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Vanity Fair’s Portraits of Royalty - #43
Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark, who was born in 1969, in Rome, was photographed in London by Mario Testino in June 2003. He assists his father, King Constantine, who was King of the Hellenes until the Greek monarchy was abolished, in 1974. On August 25, 2010, Nikolaos married Tatiana Blatnik, now Princess Tatiana—a former event planner for Diane von Furstenberg. The marriage took place on the Greek island of Spetses and, as VF Daily reported at the time, European royalty came out in full force.

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Vanity Fair’s Portraits of Royalty - #43

Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark, who was born in 1969, in Rome, was photographed in London by Mario Testino in June 2003. He assists his father, King Constantine, who was King of the Hellenes until the Greek monarchy was abolished, in 1974. On August 25, 2010, Nikolaos married Tatiana Blatnik, now Princess Tatiana—a former event planner for Diane von Furstenberg. The marriage took place on the Greek island of Spetses and, as VF Daily reported at the time, European royalty came out in full force.


"If I were not completely aware of my duty to my family and my country I wouldn’t have come tonight, or indeed ever again"

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