Telma Ortiz, Pippa y James Middleton, Gareth Wittstock… There are many brothers of the current consorts of princes and kings Europeans who have become protagonists of today and the society pages of the different publications in their countries. Not to mention Samantha y Thomas Markle, the brothers of the duchess of sussex that so many headaches give him with his statements. Others, however, prefer to wear a much more discreet life, moving away from the spotlights whenever they can. At Vanitatis we wanted to review the brothers of the European royals and the so different paths that both have taken despite their similar positions.A clear case of how an anonymous person acquires an important role through his family relationships is the brother of Charlene de Mónaco. Her presence is already habitual in official acts, and not only in those related to the foundation that bears her sister’s name. Her eternal Attendance at these types of appointments is highly criticized, since many do not understand why they are given a place in these acts, when they do not belong to the Grimaldi family as such. To this is added that it is already one more in the Monegasque high society. Along with his wife, Roisin Gavin, his attendance at luxurious and exclusive parties, missing few appointments of the many that are held throughout the year. In fact, in the Rock it is known sarcastically as the ‘count of monaco’ or the ‘male Pippa Middleton’.
Charlène’s brother and his wife, in celebration of National Day at the Grimaldi Palace. (EFE)
Precisely, the sister of Kate Middleton It is one of the most media projection It has been around the world since she appeared as a brand-new bridesmaid at the Dukes of Cambridge’s wedding. The paparazzi follow in her footsteps in London and both her wedding like your honeymoon They were highly prized. Her brother James, although it does not reach the point of Pippa, it also begins to make a gap in covers and media, although he has known how to use it to his advantage and support with his image two causes, mental health, talking about his own problems, and the defense of animals.
Pippa and James Middleton, during a Winbledon match. (Reuters)
And already in Spain, Telma Ortiz has had a difficult time getting a balance between privacy that she has always demanded and the use that she has made of certain privileges or facilities that she has obtained for being the sister of Queen Letizia, without these necessarily being claimed by her, but often offered on a platter and presented as opportunities, for example of work, which was impossible to reject. Even if has fled from spotlights and photographers, his presence at certain dates – without going any further, the Princess of Asturias Awards with her boyfriend, make it inevitable that it generates a certain media expectation, later translated into the interest of the media in their private lives. An interest that she tried to curb with a macro-demand to dozens of media that went completely wrong.
Telma Ortiz and Gavin Bonnar, in the last edition of the Princess of Asturias Awards. (EFE)
Except in the case of Ines Zorreguieta, who became news worldwide for his unfortunate death, generally the brothers of Holland Maxim keep a low profile. Especially, the siblings she has from her father’s first marriage live very disconnected from their real life and some of them hardly know anything. The Zorreguieta Cerruti brothers yes they have had a little more projection, especially Juan, married to a Viennese-born political adviser, and Martin, owner of a well-known restaurant in La Angostura, obligatory stop of Guillermo and Maxim of Holland when they travel to the queen’s home country.
Juan Zorreguieta and Carmen Cerruti, in celebration of Prince’s Day in The Hague. (EFE)
And within the Swedish royal family we have both versions. On the one hand, Lina and Sara Hellqvist, the sisters of the princess sofia, very used to and fond of red carpets and spotlights. One is a public relations businesswoman and another a criminologist. From their contacts, it is common for them to meet very famous people from the world of art or television, as was their sister at the time.
Meanwhile, the opposite case is that of the sister of the prince daniel, Anna Westling Söderström, who has chosen a path totally away from media exposure. Of course, he goes to the actual appointments to which he is invited, but always in a very discreet background. Of course, Anna gets along very well with the princess victoria, besides being the favorite aunt of Estelle, and is always one more in the Birthday Party that is celebrated every year in Öland, so it is likely that at this year’s event, next Tuesday, we will also see her enjoying with the royal family, without exposing herself too much to the inevitable media attention.
Princess Sofia, along with her sisters, Lina and Sara, at a music festival. (Cordon Press)