Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Recap of The Royals You Love:Feb 13-20


-King Albert II, Queen Paola, Queen Fabiola, Prince Philippe, Princess Mathilde, Prince Lorenz, Princess Astrid, Princess Claire & Prince Laurent attended Mass at L'église Notre-Dame in Laeken, Belgium to remember the deceased members of the Belgian Royal Family {Photos}.

-King Albert II held audiences with the Ambassador of Poland, Mr. Slawomir Czarlewski and with Belgian Prime Minister, Mr. Elio Di Rupo, at Château de Laeken on Monday  {Source}.

-Prince Philippe & Princess Mathilde visited Sint Pietersinstituut Zevendonk, a school in the town of Turnhout, Belgium on Monday, where they  participated in the project, Heureux dans Notre École or Blij Op Onze School in Dutch, and attended a meeting with directors of the project along with experts in the field "... of prevention and treatment of harassing behavior in primary and secondary schools..." {Source}.


-Princess Benedikte attended the Ambiente 2012 Consumer Fair in Frankfurt, Germany on Monday.

Great Britain

-Queen Elizabeth II held an audience with Ambassador of Laos, Mr Khouanta Phalivong and the Ambassaor of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Mr Hyon Hak Bongat at Buckingham Palace on Friday {Photo} {Photo}. Also on Friday, she  met with the Dean of Westminster Abbey, Dr John Hall, before presenting him with the Statutes of the Abbey during anaudience at Buckingham Palace, London {Photo}

-Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Phillip, The Duke of Edinburgh were at Lambeth Palace to attend a multi-faith reception to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee on Wednesday {Photos}{Video}

-Queen Elizabeth, Prince Phillip, The Duke of Edinburgh, Anne, The Princess Royal, Prince Richard, The Duke of Gloucester Brigitte, Duchess of Gloucester & Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy attended a gala reception in honor of Charles Dickens 200th birthday on Tuesday {Source}.

-Charles, The Prince of Wales hosted a reception and dinner at Windsor Castle for members as well as supporters of the British Asian Trust on Monday{Source}.

-Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall became an honorary Royal Bencher by the Honourable Society of Gray's Inn on Wednesday {Source}. On Thursday, she participated in the event, "Improve Your English", held at the St. James Park Tube Station in London {Photos}. On Friday, the future queen consort visited the members of the Military Wives Choir during a visit to The Royal Artillery Gold Cup, at Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, Surrey {Photo}

-Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visited the "...'Brink’ as Patron of Action on Addiction. She will meet The Brink Management team, front of house staff and supporters of Action on Addiction’s Liverpool Services." and Ronald McDonald House and the Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust in Liverpool, England on Tuesday {Photos}. It was revealed on Wednesday that she will be the latest royal to be immortalized in wax form at Madame Tussads in London, a feat also done by her grandmoter-in-law, husband, brother-in-law, father-in-law, and stepmother-in-law {Source}.

-Prince Andrew, Duke of York celebrated his 52nd Birthday Sunday.

-Anne, The Princess Royal attended the Younger Brethren's Guest Night at Trinity House in London on Tuesday {Source}. Wednesday, she hosted a luncheon at Buckingham Palace for her patronage, Opportunity International United Kingdom and attended the City Food Lecture and Supper held at Guildhall in London {Source}. On Friday, as Honorary Air Commodore, she inspected the Guard of Honour during a visit to RAF Brize Norton, Carterton, Oxfordshire {Photo}, and met with service personnel and their families during a visit to RAF Brize Norton, Carterton, Oxfordshire{Photo}.

-Birgitte, The Duchess of Gloucester attended the opening of the  exhibition, Royal Connections at Hampton Court Palace on Monday {Source}


-Prince Hans-Adam celebrated his 67th birthday on Tuesday.


-Grand Duke Henri held an audience with the President of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic, Ms. Miroslava Němcová, at the Grand Ducal Palace in Luxembourg on Wednesday {Source}. On Thursday, he held an audience with the President of Les Amis du Château de Vianden Association {Source}.

-Princess Alexandra celebrated her 21st birthday on Thursday.


-Prince Albert visited West Africa for a state visit to Mali from 13 to 15 February and an official visit to Burkina Faso from 15 to 17 February. See the full report here.

-Prince Albert & Princess Charlene attended a cocktail following the awards for the Challenge Prince Albert II Nautical Society on Saturday {Photos}

The Netherlands

-Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje was in Rotterdam on Monday to attend the opening of a new exhibition entitled, Zoet & Zout: Water en de Nederlanders, held at the Kunsthal Museum {Video} {Photos}.

-Princess Maxima visited Ankara, Turkey, as the United Nations Advisor for Inclusive Finance and as Honorary Chairman of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) this week {Source}.

-Princess Christina celebrated her 65th Birthday on Saturday.

-Prince Friso was buried Friday by an avalanche in the ski resort of Lech and has been admitted to an Innsbruck hospital during the family's annual austrian ski break. He is presently in the intesive care unit {Source}.


-King Harald V & Crown Prince Haakon  held an audience with the Chief of the Norwegian Defence at the royal palace in Oslo on Monday {Source}. On Thursday, the father and son held an audience with the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the royal palace in Oslo {Source}.

-King Harald V, Queen Sojna,Crown Prince Haakon,Crown Princess Mette-Mairt, Princess Märtha Louise & Her Highness Princess Astrid, Mrs Ferner attended the opening of the exhibition "Royal journeys 1905 - 2005" at the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design in Oslo on Wednesday {Source} {Photos}{Photos}.

-Crown Princess Mette-Marit was in Geneva, Switzerland to participate in the UNAIDS meeting in which she received "...updates..." on their work {Source}.

-Princess Märtha Louise attended the “Do and Dream Fair” where she, along with her co-author, signed copies of their book, Discover Your Guardian Angel on Monday {Photos}.


-King Juan Carlos held an audience with representatives from the Verspieren Group on Wednesday  {Source}.

-King Juan Carlos I & Queen Sofia held an audience at Zarzuela Palace with members of Team Spain who won the Davis Cup on Tuesday {Source}.

-Queen Sofia attended the awards ceremony, Iñigo Alvarez de Toledo, held at the headquarters of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas on Wednesday {Source}.

-Prince Felipe & Princess Letizia of Asturias attended the opening of the 31st Edition of the Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo ARCO Madrid in Madrid, Spain on Thursday {Video}{Photos}.

-Prince Felipe of Asturias visited the exhibition, La Orden del Toisón de Oro: 1430-2011, at the Fundación Carlos de Amberes on Wednesday {Source}.

-Princess Letizia of Asturias participated in a meeting with the Federación Española de Enfermedades Raras (Spanish Federation for Rare Diseases) in Madrid, Spain on Tuesday  {Source}.


-King Carl XVI Gustaf & Crown Princess Victoria participated in a meeting with Cabinet Ministers at the royal palace in Stockholm on Tuesday  {Source}.

-King Carl XVI Gustaf & Queen Silvia attended a reception for diplomats held at the Royal Palace on Tuesday  {Source}.

-King Carl XVI Gustaf presented the King's Medal to various recipients at the royal palace in Stockholm on Thursday   {Source}  {Photos}.

-Crown Princess Victoria & Prince Daniel had lunch with the Minster of Trade, Ewa Björling on Monday {Source}.

-Prince Daniel attended the Heart-Lung Foundation annual dinner in Stockholm on Tuesday {Source}.

-Prince Carl Philip attended the 2012 Swedish Rally Awards ceremony in Karlstad where he presented the top prize to winners, Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila on Monday {Source}.

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