Monday, December 19, 2011

The Recap of The Royals You Love:Dec 19-25


-King Albert II delivered his annual Christmas Speech on Christmas Eve {Video}

-Crown Prince Phippe & Crown Princess Matilde attended a memorial service for  victims of the Liege gunman attack on Tuesday. {Source} {Photos} {Photos}


-Queen Margrethe II,  Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Joachaim & Princess Marie attended the annual Christmas Eve Mass at the Aarhus Domkirke, near  Marselisborg Palace where the family has gathered for the holidays {Photos}.

-Crown Prince Frederik  presented the IOC Trophy to the DIF Soldiers Project held at the Svanemoellen Barracks in Østerbro on Wednesday {Photos}.

-Countess Alexandra of Fredriksborg, Prince Nikolai, and  Prince Felix attended the Danish Radio’s Girls Choir Christmas Concert held at the Concert Hall in Copenhagen on Sunday. Countess Alexandra's second husband was also in attendance. Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix are presently 7th and 8th in line for the throne of Denmark.

Great Britain

-Queen Elizabeth, Prince Phillip, The Duke of Endinburgh hosted a pre-Christmas luncheon at Buckingham Palace on Monday. In addition to the Senior royals, also in attendance were: Viscount and Viscountess Linely and their children, Lady Sarah Chatto and her family, James & Julia Ogilvy and their two children, Lord Fredrick Windsor and his wife,  Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, The Duke & Duchess of Gloucester. Princesses Beatrice & Eugenie were not present {Source}. {Photos of the arrivals}.

-Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall; Prince William, Duke of Cambridge; Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge; Prince Harry, Prince Andrew, Duke of York; Princess Beatrice of York, Princess Eugenie of York, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor, Princess Anne, The Princess Royal; Zara Phillips, Mike Tindall, Peter Phillips, Autumn Phillips attended the traditional Christmas morning service at Sandringham Church near Her Majesties Sandringham Estate {Photos}.

-Prince Phillip, The Duke of Edinburgh was admited to the hospital for chest pains on Friday. It was discovered that he had a blocked coronary artery and he underwent a successful "invasive procedure of coronary stenting"  {Source}. His wife, Queen Elizabeth, and  children, Anne, The Princess Royal, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex; Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Prince Charles of Wales all have been reported to have visited him in the hospital {Source}. His older grandchildren-Peter, Zara, Prince William, Prince Harry, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie-also visited him at the hospital on Christmas Day {Source}.

-Prince Charles attended a reception at the Clarence House for the German ambassador to Britain Georg Boomgaarden on Wednesday {Photos, Photos}. He attended the funeral of Vaclav Havel on Friday on his mother's behalf {Photos}

-Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall meet knights from the finale performance played by Arts Educational Students at the London International Horse Show at Olympia in West London on Monday {Photos}.

-Prince William, Duke of Cambridge; Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, & Prince Harry  attended the Sun Military Awards held at the Imperial War Museum in London, England on Monday evening {Photos}.

-Prince William, Duke of Cambridge; Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge stopped by Centrepoint Wednesday, to bake Christmas desserts with the charity’s beneficiaries {Photos}.

-Princess Beatrice of York attended the 3rd Day of  Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London with her boyfriend Dave Clark on Tuesday {Photos}.

-Sarah, Duchess of York; Princess Beatrice of York, Princess Eugenie of York attended the wedding of Holly Branson on Sir Richard Branson's private island on Tuesday {Source} {Source}.


-Princess Irene, sister of former King Constantine and Queen Sofia of Spain, was spotted shopping in London with her sister, Queen Sofia of Spain {Photos}


-Emperor Akihito hosted the annual year-end luncheon for the Japanese government held at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday {Source}.


-Prince Hans-Adam participated in the 2011 Light of Peace From Bethlehem ceremony held at the Mauren Pfarrkirche in Vaduz, Liechtenstein on Wednesday {Photos}.

-Princess Marie & Hereditary Princess Sophie visited the St. Lawrence Nursing Home in Schaan, Liechtenstein where they presented gifts and mingled with residents {Photos}.


-Grand Duke Henri attended the funeral of Vaclav Havel on Friday  {Photos}. On Christmas eve, he delivered his annual Christmas Speech {Video}.


-Prince Albert attended the premiere of the documentary film The Making of a Monaco Garden, a documentary of  the making of Monaco's Chelsea Flower Show debut in May of 2011 on Tuesday evening {Source}.

-Andrea Albert Pierre Casiraghi's license was revoked after he was caught going 200km/hr (that's 125.2 MPH) when driving his Audi A6 from Saone-et-Loire, France. His car was immobilized on the field, his license was revoked and he returned to train {Source}. His license was suspended for 5 months {Source}. Alongside his brother and paternal uncle, Andrea visited something (See it in Italian here)

-Pierre Rainier Stefano Casiraghi was spotted shopping with his girlfriend, Beatrice Borromeo, on Tuesday in Milan, Italy {Photos, Keyword: Beatrice Borromeo}.

The Netherlands

Queen Beatrix
attended the re-opening of the Portuguese Synagogue in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on Tuesday {Video}.

-Prince Williem-Alexander attended the funeral of Vaclav Havel on Friday on his mother's behalf {Photos}


-King Harald,Queen Sojna, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Inrgid Alexandra, Prince Sverre Magnus, Marius Borg Høiby posed for the annual Christmas photo session this week {Photos}.


King Juan Carlos I held an audience with Mr. Jesus Maria Posada Moreno, President of the Congress of Deputies held at Zarzuela Palace in Madrid, Spain on Tuesday {Photos}. On Saturday, he delivered his annual Christmas message {Video}.

-King Juan Carlos  & Queen Sofia presided over a ceremony in which political Conservative Mariano Rajoy was sworn in as Spain’s new prime minister on Tuesday {Photos}.

- King Juan Carlos,  Queen Sofia, The Prince & Princess of Asturias held an audience with the Board of Directors of National Heritage Museum on Tuesday {Photos}


-King Carl Gustav released his Christmas message this weekend {Video}

-King Carl Gustav, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, & Prince Carl Phillip attended the annual gathering of the Swedish Academy at the Stockholm’s Stock Exchange on Tuesday {Photos}.

-Queen Silvia celebrated her 68th Birthday on  Friday {Source}.

-Princess Madeleine attended a concert arranged by the Friends of Drottningholm Theatre at the Drottningholm Royal Chapel in Sweden on Friday {Photos}.

United Arab Emirates

-Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has invested $300 MILLION in the social networking site twitter {Source}.

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