Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Recap of The Royals You Love: Oct 23-29

Belgium


-Princess Astrid, Archduchess of Austria-Este attend the Inauguration of a New Danish Church on Sunday, Oct 23, in Brussels, Belgium. View Photos

The United Kingdom


-Queen Elizabeth & Prince Phillip, The Duke of Endinburgh  continued their visit to Australia, attended a luncheon hosted by Governor-General Quentin Bryce on Sunday. HM and the Prince attended a church service at St. John's in Canberra, Australia. View the video. On Monday, she and the Prince traveled to visit the Defence Establishment Fairbairn in Canberra, Australia. Prior to leaving Brisbane,Australia, The Queen met with Queensland Premier Anna Bligh during a ceremony to rededicate the rainforest walk at Southbank. View photos here. On Tuesday, the United Kingdom's Royal couple visited the Tomb of the Unknown Soilder and  Australia's War Museum. On Thursday, the Queen visited the  Clontarf Aboriginal college, then attended a State Reception at the Government House in Perth, Australia, with guests such as Jerry Hall and Warwick Hemsley and Benjamin Roberts-Smith and Mark Donaldson. While HM was visited Clontarf Aboriginal College, The Duke took time to visit University of Western Australia

-Sarah, Duchess of York  attended the AllSaints Spitalfields 'Not For Sale' T-Shirt Collection Launch Party on October 24, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Sarah also attended a benefit for Elton John's AIDS foundation on Wednesday in NYC.

-Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall meets children taking part in a cynophobia class as she visits the Essex Dog Training Centre on October 24, 2011 in Brentwood, United Kingdom. On Thursday, she  opened The Ebony Horse Club  in Brixton, south London, England. 

-Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attended her first solo event, stepping in for her father-in-law, who went to Saudi Arabia to attend the funeral of The Saudi Arabian Crown Prince. She attended a private dinner for the charity, In Kind Direct, held at Clarence House.

-Prince William, Duke of Cambridge & Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge:  It was announced via people.com that if the first born child of William and Catherine were to be a girl, that according to Prime Minister David Cameron: "that girl would one day be queen", rather than it skipping over her in favor of a younger brother. This change has been given the green light by the leaders of the 16 governments with Queen Elizabeth II as their head of state have unanimously agreed to change the laws in their realms.

Sweden

-Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland  began his official visit to the United States this week. His trip began on Oct 24th in Washington, D.C. where the prince visited a local public school, and participate in the seminar, Providers Partnering with Patients. Also during his time in Washington, D.C.,  He was in Washington, D.C. for four days, then moved onto Willimington, Delaware on Thursday, where he will be the guest of honor at a reception entitled, Culture and Commerce, Celebrating our ties to Sweden: A Bridge to the Future, to be held at the Chase Riverfront Center. He made this trip without his wife, Crown Princess Victoria, of which he is expecting his first child with in March 2012. View Photos: Day 1, a visit to the World Bank in Washington on Thursday, and then it was off to Wilmington, Delaware.

Denmark

-Crown Prince Fredrick and Crown Princess Mary continued their visit to the United States this week, in New York City, where they attended a New York Jets Game visited Lifespire, Inc.attended the opening at Carl Hansen and Son showroom, of an exhibit titled "Danish Fushion," illustrated Danish influences in America through design and cultureattended an exclusively Danish food restaurant opening in NYC, and spent some time with the crew of The Today Show (scroll down to the bottom!) and after a busy day of royal functions, the Crown Prince and  Crown Princess relaxed, taking a walk in NYC's SoHo District.

Princess Marie   handed out the Prix Littéraire des Ambassadeurs at the French Embassy in Copenhagen on Wednesday.

Luxembourg


Grand Duchess Maria Teresa  opened  a photo exhibit Friday, along with representatives from a charity in Burundi, a country located in eastern Africa

Japan


On Sunday, October 23, the Empor and Emperess's eldest granddaughter, Princess Mako, daughter of Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, turned 20 years old. To mark the occasion, the young princess held a press conference, answering questions involving Japan's recent natural disasters in March, and her experience volunteering in the Iwate prefecture and the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi Prefecture, areas hit hard by the disaster. The young princess is presently studying at  the International Christian University in Tokyo, where she is a sophomore. The young princess is the 19th person in the Japanese Imperial Family to become an adult.

Monaco


-Prince Albert and Princess Charlene are rumored to have attended the final match of the 2011 Rugby World Cup in Aukland, New Zealand on Sunday. On Monday, they traveled to Nepal, where the Princely newlyweds will visit the village of Dhuseni, to visit the school built by the "Monaco Aide et Présence" association, now classed as one of the ten best schools in this country. The Prince will then lay the foundation stones for new schools being built with the support of the 'NAMASTE' Association (Nepal-Monaco-Cultural-Association) in Salleri and Rigaon. After this, Their Serene Highnesses visited a clinic established by the 'ACFN' (Franco-Nepalese Cultural Association) and the craft workshop that provides training for women sponsored by 'NAMASTE', located in Gamrang.

Prince Albert  attended the opening ceremony of the Peace & Sport 5th International Forum dinner upon his evening return to Monaco from Nepal on Wednesday. On Thursday, His Serene Highness attended the  Plenary Sessions at the Peace & Sport 5th International Forum at the Hotel Fairmont

Charlotte Casiraghi competed at Equita, the International Equestrian Competition of Lyon. she competed with Carry Duff Z. Charlotte was eliminated in the first competition, 25th/47 in her second competition.

Romania


-King Michael of Romania celebrates his 90th birthday on Tuesday and addressed Parliament in Bucharest for the first time since 1947. His birthday gala was held at The National Opera of Romania. In attendance to this gala were: Princess Muna Al-Hussein of Jordan, Grand Duchess Maria Wladimirovna and Grand Duke Georgii Mihailovich of RussiaQueen Anne of RomaniaPrincess Margaret & Prince Radu Duda of Romania (seen arriving with King Michael)Ex-King of Bulgaria Simeon Saxe Coburg, Queen Sofia of Spain, and Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg

Norway


-Crown Prince Haakon is visiting California this week. On Monday, he meet with, Norway Minister of Trade and Commerce Trond Giske, Palo Alto Mayor Sid Espinosa, and Anne Worsoe, with Innovation House to  open the "Innovation House"Tuesday, he attendede the opening of Transatlantic Science Week 2011 in Berkeley, CA where he will give a speech in front of hundreds of guests. He will also visit an art museum, attend the 60th anniversary of the Norwegian Seaman’s church in San Francisco, attend a meeting with the Meltwater Group in Silicon Valley, and much more.

The Netherlands


-Crown Princess Maxima of the Netherlands  opened Dutch Design Week on Monday in Eindhoven, Netherlands.(view gallery)

-Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje & Crown Princess Maxima began their Official Visit to the Netherlands Antilles on Thursday. They arrived in Aruba on Saturday. Check back here for a full report soon!

Greece & Denmark


-Prince Nikolaos & Princess Tatiana confirmed the news that they too, like Prince Joachaim and Princess Mary, and, Peter & Autumn Phillips,  Crown Princess Victoria & Prince Daniel, are expecting a baby in 2012.



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