The Interracial Royal Family of Monaco - Baron Christian Louis and Baroness Cécile de Massy

Dear Readers,

As you continue to celebrate the Royal Wedding of Kate and William, we'll continue to bring you some fun royal interracial and intercultural connections.

Allow us to introduce you to two members of the royal line of Monaco.

Baroness Cécile de Massy, born in the Caribbean country of Guadeloupe, is the fourth wife of Christian Louis, Baron de Massy, the only nephew of the late Prince Rainier of Monaco.

Baron de Massy was born to HSH Princess Antoinette of Monaco (elder sister of Rainier III) and her lover at the time Alexandre-Athenase Noghes. Although born out of wedlock, his birth was later legitimized by the Catholic Church (1951, when he was 3-years-old) when his parents married. Doing so put him in line of succession to the Monegasque throne. Something we're sure his children, Brice and Antoine, are thankful for. If they don't want to go the royal router, they can always follow in the charitable footstep of their mother.
Baroness is the founder and current president of the organization Ladies Lunch Monte-Carlo whose goal is to benefit children and adolescents.

Although Monaco and Guadeloupe are pretty recognizable, we're still including a brief country profile courtesy of the BBC.

Monaco Country Profile:

Monaco is the second-smallest independent state in the world. It is a playground for tourists and a haven for the wealthy, the former drawn by its climate and the beauty of its setting and the latter by its advantageous tax regime.
  • Full name: Principality of Monaco
  • Population: 31,000 (UN, 2010)
  • Capital: Monaco
  • Area: 1.95 sq km (0.75 sq mile)
  • Major language: French
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 75 years (men), 83 years (women)
  • Monetary unit: euro
  • Main exports: Pharmaceuticals, perfumes, clothing
  • GNI per capita: $203, 900 (World Bank, 2009)
  • Internet domain: .mc
  • International dialling code: +377
Guadeloupe Country Profile:

Known to its one-time Carib indian population as "karukera", or "island of beautiful waters", the French territory of Guadeloupe is a centre of Caribbean Creole culture. 
  • Territory: Guadeloupe
  • Status: Overseas department of France
  • Population: 445,000 (via UN, 2006)
  • Capital: Basse-Terre
  • Area: 1,705 sq km (658 sq miles)
  • Major languages: French (official), Creole dialect
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 75 years (men); 82 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: euro
  • Main exports: Bananas, sugar, rum, vanilla
  • GNI per capita: US$14,088 (UN, 2003)
  • Internet domain: .gp
  • International dialling code: +590



preta4 said...

Wonderful photo, they look very happy, thanks so much for posting this.

everythingiric said...

Very welcome! They are a lovely looking couple.