Sunday, January 22, 2012

Recap of The Royals You Love: January 16-22


-Queen Paola & Crown Princess Matilde attended a gala concert at Palais des Beaux-Arts on Tuesday in Brussels, Belgium {Photos}

-Princess Mathilde attended the Bien Vivre avec Alzheimer dans sa ville et son Environnement(Living Well with Alzheimer’s in the city and its Environment) Awards in Brussels on Monday {Photo}.

-Princess Astrid  Participates in a Symposium and Attends the 57th Annual Brussels Antiques and Fine Arts Fair on Thursday {Source}.


-Prince Nikolai along with two other Danish school children, participated in the 2012 Winter Youth Olympics Torch race through it's route in Denmark on Friday {Source}

-Princess Benedikte hosted a New Year’s reception for her patronage, the Olave Baden-Powell Society, held in the Great Hall at Christians VIIs Palace, Amalienborg on Wednesday {Source}

Great Britain

-Queen Elizabeth attended a meeting with members of the Women’s Institute held at West Newton Village Hall near Sandringham on Thursday {Source}

-Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh made his first public engagement since his scare over Christmas this week. The Prince attended a Cambridge University dinner marking the centenary of Captain Robert Falcon Scott's expedition to the Antarctic (this dinner was also attended by Prince Albert of Monaco) on Wednesday {Source}{Video} {Photos}.

-Charles, The Prince of Wales agreed to become patron of the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant {Source}. The pageant will take place in Early June 2012, during the celebrations.

-Prince Harry leads a shake-up of his charity for African orphans which sees his chief executive replaced by the Number Two at Oxfam {Source}. He also is preparing for a trek up Mt. Everest as a fundraiser for his Charity, Walking With the Wounded {Source}. Prince Harry will visit  Belize, The Bahamas and Jamaica on behalf of The Queen as part of Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee celebrations from 2nd March to 8th March.  In addition, Prince Harry will visit Brazil in support of the United Kingdom Government and his charities from 9th to 11th March {Source}.

-Sophie, Countess of Wessex opened a school in Bedford, England on Tuesday {Source}. The Countess also celebrated her 48th birthday on Friday.

-Princess Anne shows thrifty side as she rejects 'room with a view {Source}.

-Peter Phillips has held on to his position at RBS despite 3,500 job losses in his division {Source}.

-Sarah, Duchess of York canceled a recent trip to the United States because of the case against her in Turkey {Source}

-Lady Helen Taylor (daughter of the Prince Edward & Katharine, The Duke & Duchess of Kent, she is sister to the Earl of St. Andrews & Lord Nicholas) attended the private view of David Hockney's collection at The Royal Academy on Tuesday {Photos}. She and her husband were spotted joining her first cousin once removed (her father's cousin), Queen Elizabeth on the Sunday walk from Sandringham to the church, also in attendance were: Margaret Rhodes, Lady Penny Brabourne & Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh {Photos}.


-Grand Duke Henri held an audience with Belgian Prime Minister, Mr. Elio Di Rupo on Thursday

-Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg attended  a gala concert at Palais des Beaux-Arts on Tuesday in Brussels, Belgium {Photos}

The Netherlands

-Queen Beatrix attended the premiere of the new musical, De Nieuwe IJstijd (The New Ice Age), held at Luxor Theater in Rotterdam on Saturday {Photo}

-Prince Willem-Alexander & Princess Maxima have sold their home in Mozambique{Source}.

-Prince Willem-Alexander, Princess Maxima, Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia & Princess Ariane attended the 53rd Edition International Concours Hippique Jumping Amsterdam on Saturday {Photos}{Video}

-Prince Willem-Alexander attended the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria. As a member of the IOC, it was his duty as well as pleasure to support the Dutch team {Source}.

-Princess Laurentien was at the Windroos School in Amersfoort to read to the various youth as part of National Reading Month {Photos} {Photos}.


-Crown Prince Haakon attended a business conference entitled, A Knowledge Based Norway, held at the BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, Norway {Video}


-Prince Albert visited the Scott Polar Institute to attend a series of lectures by eminent personalities on Tuesday to commemorate of the centenary of the Scott expedition to the South Pole on Tuesday {Source} {Video} {Photos}. On Wenseday, Prince Albert was in Gentbrugge, Belgium where he met privately with Belgian artist Wim Delvoye at the restaurant, Nieuw Stadion {Source}. On Sunday, The Prince was back in Austria to attend to the 10th day of the Winter Youth Olympic Games {Photos}

-Prince Albert, Princess Charlene, Princess Stephanie, Pauline Grace Maguy Ducruet, Camille Marie Kelly Gottlieb, Garreth Wittstock & Roisin Galvin attended the opening night performance of the 2012 International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo {Photos}.

-Prince Albert & Andrea Albert Pierre Casiraghi attended the mass given at the San Sebastian, Patron Saint of the the rifle company of the Prince in the presence of the Colonel Fringant, Chamberlain of of the Prince and senior commander of the public Force of Commander Philippe Rebaudengo, Chief of corps of the Carabinieri of Prince and many Monegasques personalities on Friday{Source}.

-Princess Charlene attended the start of the Monaco Optimist Team Race on Friday {Source}{Photos}

-Princess Caroline attended a fundraising event at the Claridges Hotel on January 11, 2012 in New Delhi, India. The event was organized by the Princess Fay Jahan Ara of RACH Foundation along with Fashion designer Manish Malhotra and is hosted by MP and former cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin{Photo}

-Princess Stephanie & Pauline Grace Maguy Ducruet attended the launch of the 36th annual Circus Festival on Tuesday {Photos}. On Wednesday, the mother and daughter attended the final rehearsal of the Festvial {Photos}. There was also a gorgeous photo of mother and daughter released on the Circus Festival website, the ladies are holding the top prizes for their respective festivals.

-Princess Stephanie, Pauline Grace Maguy Ducruet & Camille Marie Kelly Gottlieb were interviewed by Gala magazine and posed for photos {Source}.

-Princess Stephanie, Princess Alexandra, Pauline Grace Maguy Ducruet & Camille Marie Kelly Gottlieb attended the second night of the 36th International Circus Festival de Monte-Carlo on Friday {Photos}. The ladies also attended Saturday's performance together {Photos}.

-Andrea Albert Pierre Casiraghi  received the insignia of the rank of Brigadier in the company of Carabiniers du Prince at a cocktail party organized at the Oceanography Museum on Friday {Source}

-Charlotte Marie Pomeline Casiraghi is taking on the Paris Paparazzi by filing a criminal complaint against the paparazzi for "A series of emergency procedures against media recently reported that private life " {Source}{Article}

-Mélanie-Antoinette Costello de Massy, daughter of Baroness Elisabeth-Anne de Massy, celebrated her 27th Birthday on Wednesday.


-King Juan Carlos I, Queen Sofia, Prince Felipe of Asturias & Princess Letizia of Asturias welcomed French President Nicolas Sarkozy to Zarzuela Palace on Monday {Photos}.

-King Juan Carlos I & Queen Sofia attended the 'Exceltur' Closing Ceremony on Tuesday {Photos}

-Prince Felipe & Princess Letizia of Asturias attended the opening of the 32nd Annual Fitur: The International Tourism Fairin Madrid, Spain on Wednesday {Photos} {Photos} {Video}. On Thursday, they attended the 75th Anniversary of Radio Nacional de España {Photos}{Photos}{Photos}{Photos}.

-Prince Felipe of Asturias attended the yearbook presentation of the Internacionalización de la Empresa Española (Internationalization of Spanish Business) in Madrid, Spain {Source}.

-King Carl XVI Gustaf & Queen Silvia attended the 100th anniversary celebrations of the Gävle Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday {Video}.

-Crown Princess Victoria visited a Children’s Hospital in Solna, Sweden where she met with staff as well as patients on Thursday{Video}{Photos} {Photos}

-Prince Carl-Philip attended the Swedish Sports Gala held at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm on Monday {Source}

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