Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Recap of The Royals You Love:Feb 6-12


-King Albert II held an audience with the Minister of Justice, Ms. Annemie Turtelboom, at Château de Laeken on Monday. On Thursday, he held audiences with ambassadors from South Africa, Peru, Mozambique, and Romania.

-Prince Philippe & Princess Mathilde  attended the 2012 HUB Brussels: Network of Social Entrepreneurs on Friday {Photos}.

-Princess Mathilde attended the inauguration of the new Maison de Sant'Egidio in Brussels on Tuesday


-Queen Margrethe II held audiences at Christiansborg Slot on Monday {Source}. On Tuesday, she participated in the Danish Defense Select of the Queen's 40-Year Government Jubilee in Kastellet. She attended the opening of exhibition "Pearls - Royal Pomp - Modern Design" at Rosenborg Castle in Copenhagen on Saturday. On Saturday, she attended the opening of the exhibition, Perler Kongelig Pragt: Moderne Design, at Rosenborg Slot {Photos}.

-Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent, & Princess Josephine had a photo session while on a skiing holiday in Verbier, Switzerland on Saturday {Photos}

-Prince Joachim  presented the EliteForsk Award at EliteForsk Conference 2012 in Copenhagen on Thursday {Photos} {Photos}.

-Princess Marie celebrated her 36th birthday on Monday.

Great Britain

-Queen Elizabeth celebrated her Diamond Jublilee on Monday, where new formal portaits of her and Prince Phillip were released{Source}.

-Prince Charles & Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall visited The Charles Dickens Museum where they attended  a ceremony to celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Dickens on Tuesday {Video}.

-Prince Charles attended a meeting with professors from the Prince’s Teaching Institute (PTI) at Madingley Hall on Wednesday. {Source}

-Prince Harry has officially qualified as an Apache Attack Helicopter Pilot this week. He also received the prize for best Co-Pilot Gunner at a celebratory dinner after an intense training session {Source}.

-Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is being offered "royal lessons" by the Queen herself {Source}. She also carried out her first solo engagement on Wednesday with a visit to the National Portrait Gallery for a private viewing of an exhibition of work by the late artist Lucian Freud at the National Portrait Gallery. {Photos} {Photos}

-Prince Andrew, Duke of York visited the University of Southampton careers fair on Tuesday {Source}

-Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex attended the opening of the Blackburn Youth Zone on Monday {Source}. Tuesday, the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth visited Hornby St. Margaret's Church of England Primary School, Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team Training and Vehicle Base, Nickelodeon Land and   University Centre at Blackpool and the Fylde College {Video}

-Anne, The Princess Royal who is Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Logistics Corps, presented medals to 2LSR at Princess Royal Barracks in northern Germany, before attending a specially arranged lunch with military personnel and their families {Source}. On Wednesday, she hosted a dinner at St. James's Palace for participants of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers which is the "...largest provider of carers support services in the United Kingdom."

-Sophie, Countess of Wessex visit to the Hawkedon Primary School where she inaugurated the “…school’s new family and foundation centers.”, then she officially opened the Wokingham Fire Station and mingled with the members of the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service, and finally she opened the Royal Berkshire Bracknell Clinic, “… a state-of-the-art Cancer and renal treatment center.”  on Wednesday {Source}.

-Prince Richard, The Duke of Gloucester  toured Cleadon Park primary care centre and library on Wednesday {Source}.

-Princess Michael, Duchess of Kent has been told to drop plans for a three-day celebration to mark her husband’s 70th birthday after they were deemed too extravagant {Source}.

-Mike Tindall revealed that he was wearing invisable braces during his wedding ceremony to Zara Phillips in July 2011 {Source}


-Emperor Akihito was hospitalized for tests on Saturday {Source}.


-Grand Duchess Maria Teresa attended a conference and roundtable discussion entitled, ‘Stop aux Mutilations Génitales Féminines’, in Luxembourg on Monday {Source}. On Friday she visited the Givenich Prison Centre's men's building.


-Prince Albert  met with Palau's president Johnson Toribiong on Monday {Photos}. On Thursday, he attended the Imagina 2012 in Monaco {Photos} {Source}.

-Prince Albert & Princess Charlene were spotted in Paris attending a football match on Saturday {Photo}

-Princess Caroline's privacy complaint rejected by a European Court on Monday {Source}. Her organization AMADE, recently raised over €475.000 for the Republic of Burundi. The funds raised will help “… improvements in medical aid and care as well as education…” {Source}.

-Princess Stephanie attended  the 'Show Beach Soccer, Celebrities' Tournament' on Saturday {Photos}.

-Princess Alexandra participated in the 4ème Coupe de La Garde, an ice skating compettion over the weekend. She came in 7th {Source}

The Netherlands

-Princess Maxima was in Poeldijk to participate in the opening of the 3rd Edition of the "... professional orientation fair..." entitled, Westland on Stage {Video}. On Thursday, she was in Groningen to open a new VMBO school building, De Kluiverboom {Photos}. On Friday, she attended a "... guest lecture about money of the LEF Foundation at the Welzijn College ROC in Utrecht." that was organized by the LEF Foundation to raise awareness regarding financial planning {Photos} {Video}.


-King Harald V & Queen Sonja hosted an official dinner at the royal palace for members of the Norwegian Supreme Court on Tuesday. On Sunday, they hosted a dinner for Princess Astrid, Mrs Ferner on the occassion of her 80th birthday {Source}.

-King Harald V, Crown Prince Haakon held an audience with the Chief of the Norwegian Naval Staff on Monday {Source}.

-Crown Prince Haakon & Crown Princess Mette-Marit attend the board meeting of Crown Prince Couple Fund on Friday. They also attended  the dinner in honor of Princess Astrid, Mrs Ferner on the occassion of her 80th birthday on Sunday{Source}.

-Crown Prince Haakon  gives a lecture on dignity at an ethics seminar at Police Academy in Stavern on Wednesday {Source}.

- Crown Princess Mette-Marit attends the opening of Munch Exhibition "The Modern Eye", Frankfurt am Main, Germany on Wednesday {Source}. 


-King Juan Carlos attended audiences at Zarzuela Palace with Spanish companies participating in the project of the railway line of high-speed "La Meca-Medina"  on Tuesday {Photos}.

-Queen Sofia participated in the opening of the Vitoria-Gasteiz European Green Capital 2012 held at the Montehermoso Palace in Vitoria, Spain on Tuesday.

-Prince Felipe of Asturias attended the 20th Edition of the 2012 Premios Fundación Círculo de Economía in Madrid, Spain, where the heir apparent to the throne gave a speech regarding the world economic crisis, the importance of education {Photos}.

-Prince Felipe &Princess Letizia of Asturias attended the opening of the newly restored Catedral de Santa María de la Huerta in Tarazona, Spain on Friday {Photos}


-King Carl XVI Gustaf & Queen Silvia  attended the opening of a permanent exhibition "Korea" in East Asia Museum on Saturday  {Source}. Also on Saturday, they attended a  premiere of the show Fanny & Alexander at the Royal Dramatic Theatre {Source}.

-King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Prince Daniel & Prince Carl Philip attend Official Dinner at the Royal Palace on Wednesday {Source}.

-Queen Silvia hosted a lunch for Chairman and CEO James D. Wolfensohn at the Royal Palace on Thursday {Source}.

-Crown Princess Victoria & Prince Daniel visited SNS, Centre for Business and Society in Stockholm on Thursday {Source}.

-Prince Daniel was at the Cirkus in Stockholm to participate in the Ernst & Young 2012 Entrepreneur Award ceremony and gala dinner on Wednesday where he gave a speech and presented the top prize  {Source}.

-Prince Carl Philip attended the Swedish Rally in Karlstadt, Sweden on Saturday & Sunday {Source}.

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