Sunday, February 5, 2012

Recap of The Royals You Love: January 30-February 5

Belgium


-King Albert II, Queen Paola,Prince Philippe, Princess Mathilde, Princess Astrid, Prince Lorenz, Princess Claire, Prince Laurent attended a New Year’s reception held at the Palais de Bruxelles {Video}.

-King Albert II & Queen Paola host the 2012 Diplomatic Days held at the Palais de Bruxelles on Thursday {Source}

Denmark


-Queen Margrethe II, Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary,Prince Joachim & Princess Benedikte attended a gala dinner at Christiansborg Slot for members of the Diplomatic Corps on Wednesday evening {Video} {Photos}


-Crown Prince Frederik attended   homecoming of  the Danish Handball Team At Copenhagen’s Rådhus on Tuesday {video}. On Wednesday, he attended the presentation of a donation from the Danish Supermarket, A/S, to Team Denmark.

-Crown Princess Mary attended the 2012 ECCO Walk in Style Awards held at the Copenhagen Rådhus on Tuesday, where she awarded the top prize to Hadassah de Boer from the Netherlands during the ceremony {Photos} {Videos}.  She attended the opening of the Danish Chamber of Commerce and the Danish Industry conference "One Europe, One Market" held at the Bella Center in Copenhagen on Thursday {Photos}.  On Friday, the future Queen of Denmark attended second day of the Copenhagen International Fashion Fair {Video} {Video}{Photos}{Photos}. She celebrated her 40th birthday on Sunday.

Great Britain


-Queen Elizabeth II met with school children from Marham Infants School during a visit to RAF Marham, Norfolk on Wendnesday {Photos}.

-Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Phillip, The Duke of Endinburgh attended a church service on Sunday near their winter home, Sandringham estate {Video} {Photos}.

-Queen Elizabeth II & Anne, The Princess Royal planted a tree at Sandringham House to commemorate Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee on Friday {Photos}.

-Charles, The Prince of Wales met young people who have turned their backs on gangs, crime and violence with help from The Prince’s Trust at the Cafe of Good Hope, set up by the parents of murdered schoolboy Jimmy Mizen on Wednesday {Photo}.


-Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is said to be working on her photography skills and her photography portfolio for possibly an exhibition in the next couple of years{Source}. On Thursday, she visited several of her patronages, and reportedly spent several hours visiting with recovering addicts and alcoholics {Source}.

-Prince Andrew, The Duke of York visited Oxford on Thursday.

-Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex visited The Henley Business School, University of Reading, Reading on Thursday.

-Sarah, Duchess of York is going ahead with her film project, inspite of the charges against her in Turkey {Source}.

Italy


-Princess Clotilde of Venice & Piedmont attended the AVEC gala benefit dinner held at Château de Versailles on Monday {Photos}

Luxembourg


-Grand Duke Henri attended the swearing-in of Mr Etienne Schneider, the new Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade, held at the Palais Grand-Ducal on Tuesday {Source}.

- Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume continued his adventures in Brussels, Belgium  this week. On Monday,  he  participated in various meetings with members of the Committee of Permanent Representatives and the Political and Security Committee of the European Union {Source}. 

Monaco


-Prince Albert attended the 20th gala and the 30th anniversary celebration of the founding of the Sommelier Association of Monaco on Wednesday where he was also inducted as Honorary Chairman of the Association {Photo} {Source}{translation}


-Prince Albert & Princess Charlene  on Wednesday, the Princely Pair attended a ceremony of the innaugration of the "Foyer de L'Enfance Princesse Charlene", a children's home for children in crisis in Monaco {Photos} {Photos} {Photos}. On Thursday evening, the Princely pair attended the National Council meeting {Photos}.

-Prince Albert, Princess Stephanie, Pauline Grace Maguy Ducruet, Louis Robert Paul Ducruet & Camille Marie Kelly Gottlieb attended the final performance & awards ceremony of The 1st Festival «New Generation» 2012 on Sunday {Photos}.

-Princess Stephanie held a press conference about the coming 2nd edition of the Fight Aids Beach soccer event in Monaco on Tuesday {Photos} {Event Website}. The Princess celebrated her 47th birthday on Wednesday.

-Princess Stephanie & Pauline Grace Maguy Ducuret gave an interview to Monaco's local paper, Monaco-Martin  which appeared in the paper on Monday {Article}. Pauline talks about her love for the circus (especially the elephants!), how she prepared to chair her own festival, wanting whatever future children she has to be involved in the circus, seeing her face splashed across magazines and wanting to buy them all so no one else could, her plans for the future (to attend a fashion school for costume design and tour with a circus), and her reaction to being known as "the new Charlotte of Monaco". On the Princess's 47th birthday on Wednesday, the Princess and her oldest daughter visited Monaco's radio station, Radio Monaco to discuss their passion for the circus {Source}. The group even sung Happy birthday to the Princess during the chat {Photos}{Photos}. On Thursday, the monther and daughter attened a photo call for the The 1st Festival «New Generation» 2012 {Photos}.

-Princess Stephanie, Pauline Grace Maguy Ducuret & Camille Marie Kelly Gottlieb attended the opening performance of  the The 1st Festival «New Generation» 2012 on Saturday {Photos}

The Netherlands


-Queen Beatrix celebrated her 74th birthday on Tuesday {Source}. On Friday, she visited the NCDO in Amsterdam {Photo}

-Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje & Princess Maxima celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary on Thursday. In the last ten years, they have had three daughters-Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane.


-Princess Maxima was in Amsterdam to attend the opening of the project Open Inloop Taal on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Cybersoek on Tuesday {Photos}.

Norway


-King Harald attended the Energy Symposium conference in Oslo, Norway on Wednesday {Source}.

-Queen Sonja participated in a meeting with representatives from the Queen Sonja International Music Competition on Thursday {Source}.

Spain


-King Juan Carlos attended the commemorative ceremony of the 20th Anniversary of the creation of the Federation of Colleges of Lawyers of Europe on Thursday {Source}.


-Prince Felipe of Austrias celebrated his 44th birthday on Monday.

-Princess Letizia of Asturias participated in a Cancer prevention forum organized by the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC) in Madrid, Spain on Thursday {Photos}

Sweden


-King Carl XVI Gustaf  vistied Indonesia as scouts honorary chairman from late last week until late this week.{Source}.

Portugal


-Infanta Maria Adelaide de Bragança, Dom Duarte de Bragança celebrated her 100th birthday on Tuesday.

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