Table of contents:
- William, Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathairn, Baron Carrickfergus
- Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands
- Joachim, Prince of Denmark, Count of Monpeza
- Nicholas, Prince of Denmark, Count of Monpeza
- Charlotte Casiraghi, Princess of Monaco
- Sofia, Princess of Sweden, Duchess of Varmland
Video: 5 representatives of modern royal families who chose completely non-royal professions
2023 Author: Richard Flannagan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 05:58
Modern life dictates its own rules. And if earlier members of royal families were engaged exclusively in state affairs, arranged receptions and developed charity, then the realities of modern society dictate different rules. More and more aristocrats begin to lead the lives of ordinary people and master completely "earthly" professions. They do not rely on their position in society, but solely on their skills and consider it their duty to help people with real deeds. Today we will give their names and remember what common specialties they have mastered.
William, Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathairn, Baron Carrickfergus
The heir to the English throne received the best education. Eton College, St. Andrews University, Royal Military Academy - this is a list of prestigious educational institutions that the prince graduated from. In 2009, Lieutenant Windsor entered the KVVS flight school. The knowledge gained allowed him to find work in the Royal Air Force, where he became a pilot of a rescue helicopter. At the helm of his apparatus, William participated in a number of special operations and even helped Russian sailors to leave the sinking ship Swanland in 2011. A few years later, the Duke improved his qualifications and got a job at Bond Air Services, which specialized in providing ambulances.
The royal-blood pilot not only flew around the territory entrusted to him, but also saved many human lives. So, he managed to find two teenagers in the open sea, who were carried away by the current from the coast, to make out from the height of the unconscious climber, to promptly take the downed girl and the wounded woman to the hospital. It is also necessary to clarify that the prince transferred the received wages to charitable organizations.
Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands
The great-great-great-grandson of the Russian Emperor Paul I and simply the Prince of Orange is famous for his erudition and broad outlook. He was educated at Leiden University as a historian, and later, as the future king, trained in the army in various types of troops. However, Willem-Alexander's main passion was the love of the sky. Even having received the title of monarch in 2013, he never stopped dreaming of flying. And in 2017, in an interview with reporters, he admitted that the crown did not prevent him from remaining an ordinary person and continuing to pilot aircraft for more than 20 years.
He worked with KLM, which operates business flights on medium-range Fokker 70 aircraft across Europe. The king held the position of co-pilot, as it was very convenient for him: during the greeting of passengers and negotiations, there was no need to introduce himself.
Although, of course, some still recognized his voice. And another dream of the passionate pilot was mastering the skills of piloting a huge passenger aircraft such as Boeing 747. For a long time he could not do it - his busyness affected. After all, the king of the Netherlands had to receive statesmen every day, represent the monarchy in the international arena, and engage in lawmaking. And so, in January 2020, an employee of the Israeli airport Ben Gurion greeted the arriving Boeing 747-700 with the words: "Shalom and welcome, Your Majesty." At the helm was the king of the Netherlands, who brought a government delegation to the country.
Joachim, Prince of Denmark, Count of Monpeza
The youngest son of Queen Margrethe II was taught by the best private teachers, and then he studied at the best schools in Copenhagen and Normandy. As not the first in line to the throne, he was free to choose any profession. Therefore, the prince worked for several years on a private farm, and then received an agricultural and economic education. He successfully applied his knowledge in practice: after his marriage, he settled in the inherited Schackenborg estate, where he was able to restore the old castle and make the agricultural business successful.
In addition, the heir to royal blood, albeit small, but still the monarchy was obliged to undergo military service. So the prince also managed to make a successful military career - he rose to the rank of colonel, and then, at the invitation of the French minister, received a second higher education at Ecole Militaire in Paris. This allowed him to become a brigadier general of the Royal Danish Army and take up the post of military attaché at the Danish embassy.
Nicholas, Prince of Denmark, Count of Monpeza
But the son of Joachim, Nikolai, received a secondary education and has not yet decided on his future profession. He is now 21 years old, and the young man is very handsome. This allowed the handsome man to pursue a career in the modeling business. At the age of 18, he took part in the show of the Burberry fashion house, which won the hearts of many fans. Subsequently, the leadership of the modeling agency Scoop Models confirmed the fact of cooperation with the prince. There is a lot of evidence - a lot of photographs were posted on the company's Instagram, where the young man poses in front of the cameras.
In April 2019, in the Ukrainian version of Vogue magazine, the prince's face flaunted on the cover - he became the face of the Dior Men advertising campaign. As the prince admits, he can no longer imagine his life without a royal title. Nevertheless, Nikolai declares that he leads the life of an ordinary guy: he is not preoccupied with numerous royal duties, he loves to have fun and meets with his classmate at business school.
Charlotte Casiraghi, Princess of Monaco
The girl occupies the eleventh position in the list to the throne of the rich principality of Monaco, therefore she is not burdened with official duties. Her mother, Princess Caroline, raised Charlotte and her two half-brothers in the village to minimize the impact of the press on the children's minds. Thanks to this step, the young princess has a fresh perspective on many of the problems of society. She graduated from the Sorbonne University and trained as a journalist at Robert Laffon Publishing House and wrote articles for the British The Independent. In 2009, the gifted princess became the editor-in-chief of Above magazine, and then with her friends she published her own magazine.
Charlotte pays great attention to modern philosophy. In 2015, she organized the Philosophical Meetings Society, where the participants express their personal views on modern life and the problems of society. In 2018, the book “Archipelago of Passions” was published, where the nature of human passions is investigated through dialogues between Casiraghi and Professor Robert Maggiore. It is curious that in her youth Charlotte managed to build a career as a model: she was the face of Gucci and Chanel; and then became an ardent fighter for the environment. She believes that the fashion industry is polluting the environment.
Sofia, Princess of Sweden, Duchess of Varmland
This is not to say that this girl received her title by birthright. She married the heir to the Swedish crown, Karl Philip, and the beauty's previous biography is not very clean. Now, of course, it is impossible to find topless pictures of the photo model Sofia Hellquist. But before marriage, she had the imprudence to take such a photo, as well as star in a frank reality show. The girl is actively engaged in yoga and even opened her own school in New York. Well, now she has other concerns: she is raising heirs and doing charity work. Nevertheless, the woman did not lose her head from the royal title.
Due to the threat of the spread of coronavirus infection and the large number of patients in Sweden, the princess decided to enter the hospital as a volunteer. She completed a weekly nursing course and went to work at Sophiahemet Hospital. The duties of the royal person include the preparation of medicines, sterilization of instruments, assistance to the hospital administration and communication with the family and friends of patients.
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