Tuesday, June 28, 2016

HRH Marvin the Royal Hamster

 She told People magazine: "This hamster is a totally normal hamster living in a ridiculous world.  I was thinking, 'If it's a normal hamster, maybe he's normal like me, and he's obsessed with the royals like I am." http://www.theroyalhamster.com.

 You can follow Marvin on Twitter and Instagram.

And now, Christine has opened a store, where you can order prints of several of her drawings.


Christine lives in Columbia, MD


Michelle said...

Marlene, I have three questions which I can't seem to find firm answers to via online searches. When the Queen made it so that ALL children of Prince William would be styled HRH Prince(ss), did she do that specifically for him, or does it apply to other future heirs? If I recall correctly, prior to her changing it, the wording was something along the lines of "the eldest son of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales." Does it now say "all children of the eldest son of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales" or just all of William & Catherine's kids? Also, in the event that Prince Harry is unmarried when his father becomes king and remains unmarried (the succession is secured via the Cambridge family and he's not in a serious relationship at the moment) would he simply remain Prince Harry? I'm not sure if there is even a precedent for this situation, as in previous generations you were expected to marry. Finally, I know that in Norway the children of the Crown Prince are styled differently - HRH for Ingrid Alexandra, HH for Sverre Magnus. When he becomes king, will Sverre then gain the HRH? I know Princess Martha Louise is an HH now but that was by choice, and until that point she was HRH. Was the change for her only, or all future children of the monarch except the direct heir?

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

On January 12, 2013, (dated 12-31-2012) the Queen issued a new Letters Patent "The Queen has been pleased by Letters Patent under the Great Seal of the Realm dated 31 December 2012 to declare that all the children of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales should have and enjoy the style, title and attribute of royal highness with the titular dignity of Prince or Princess prefixed to their Christian names or with such other titles of honour.” This changed the statement in George V's 1917 which gave the HRH to the eldest son of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales (when the Prince of Wales succeeds, his grandchildren in the male line would move to HRH .. but the 1917 clause never came into play until Catherine became pregnant - and then you had the change in the succession law. If Catherine had given birth to a girl, the baby would have been styled the Lady first name Mountbatten Windsor until Charles became king (when she would have become princess.) Harry is now HRH Prince Henry of Wales. If he has not received a dukedom before dad becomes king, he will be HRH The Prince Henry. Children of the sovereign have the article The as a part of their title. In the Court Circular Charles is styled as HRH The Prince Charles as Duke of Rothesay when he is in Scotland because he is not Prince of Wales in Scotland. In Norway, Sverre Magnus is not HH. HH does not exist in Norway. He is plain Prins Sverre Magnus. In a previous generation he would have been HRH at birth but with the the change in the law for succession, and the limited line (when Ingrid succeeds, Martha and her line cease to be dynasts.) Martha gave up her HRH when she married and has no real public role. Sverre will not have a public role, and will be expected to have a career. His children will not be royal. (If Ingrid does not have kids, Sverre's role would change.) Outside the country, Astrid, Martha Louise and Sverre are styled as HH, but not in Norway. Here is the link to the Norwegian page - and you not see any style for them http://www.kongehuset.no/seksjon.html?tid=27163&sek=26940

Michelle said...

Thank you for the information. I knew that within Norway the HH is not used, but I figured it still existed formally. I have no idea why they have one title inside the country and another outside! On the official Norwegian Royal Court website the English version does have the HH next to Sverre's name so it's all rather confusing to me. I'm also surprised that he will not have an official role to play - it seems in most nations the children of the monarch tend to carry out official duties.