Sunday, March 11, 2012

Recap of The Royals You Love: March 5-11


-King Albert II held an audience with the Secretary of State to Asylum, Immigration and Social Integration and the Assistant to the Minister of Justice, Ms. Maggie de Block at Château de Laeken and President of the General Assembly of the United Nations, Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser on Tuesday.

-King Albert II & Queen Paola visited the town of Waremme in the province of Liège, where they visited the Bettincourt Language Immersion School {Photos}.

-Prince Philippe & Princess Mathilde began their six-day economic mission to Vietnam on Saturday {Source}.

-Princess Mathilde was in Schaerbeek to visit Maison des Femmes de Schaerbeek (House of women of Schaerbeek) whereupon she participated various workshops as well as a roundtable discussion with the managers as well as partners of this project {Photos}.


- Queen Margrethe II held an audience with ambassadors from Lesotho, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Ecuador and Angola at Christiansborg Slot in Copenhagen.

-Prince Henrik inaugurated the new Hotel Mermaid in Bangkok, Thailand on Saturday {Source}

-Crown Prince Frederik participated in a meeting with the Danske Geografiske Selskabs (Royal Danish Geographic Society) in Copenhagen on Monday evening {Source}. On Thursday, he was in Belgium, where he visited the NATO Headquarters in Brussels and met with former Danish Prime Minister, now NATO Secretary General, Mr. Anders Fogh Rasmussen {Photos}

-Crown Princess Mary attended the opening of the European Disability Convention and Conference held at Scandic Sydhavnen in Copenhagen on Monday {Photos}. On Tuesday, the Royal Court announced that she was appointed a Young Global Leader in connection with The Forum of Young Global Leaders and the World Economic Forum

-Prince Joachim & Princess Marie announced the date of the christening of their daughter-April 20, 2012. (I'm still calling HH Princess Margrethe of Denmark-think about it: her older brother is Henrik for his grandfather, and it's the anniversary year for Margarethe II) {Source}

-Princess Benedikte attended the Danish Varmblods International Stallion Show held at the Messe Center in Herning, Denmark on Saturday {Video}.

Great Britain

-Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh attended a "...service of dedication and thanks for the Order of the British Empire..." held at the grand St. Paul's Cathedral in London on  Wednesday {Photos}.

-Queen Elizabeth II,  Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh & Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visited Leichester, England, where they arrived by train at St Pancras station, before attending a welcoming ceremony and toured De Montfort University, Leicester Cathedral {Photos}.

-Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh & Peter Mark Andrew Phillips & Autumn Patricia Phillips attended a performance of One Man, Two Guvnors at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on Monday evening {Source}

-Prince Harry began his first royal tour, where he toured Belize, Jamaica and the Bahamas. Check back for the full report.

-Princess Beatrice of York is said to be trying several different work placements in order to find a career of choice, likely in either Fine Arts or fashion {Source}. She was also spotted out and about with her moter,
Sarah, Duchess of York, on Monday in London {Photos}.

-Prince Edward celebrated his 48th birthday on Saturday.

-Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex & Sophie, Countess of Wessex  finished their royal tour of the West Indies. Check out the Royal Recap of their tour here.

-Prince & Princess Michael of Kent were on a private visit to Sri Lanka this week {Source}.


-Emperor Akihito was at the Imperial Household Hospital for a procedure to "... have fluid removed from his chest that had accumulated since undergoing heart bypass surgery last month" {Source}.

-Crown Prince Naruhito held an audience with Thailand's Prime Minister, Mr. Yingluck Shinawatra at the royal palace on Thursday {Source}.

-Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume visited the Accumalux S.A. company where he toured the facility and attended a presentation on Thursday {Source}


-Prince Albert attended a scientific conference at the University of Milan, then attend the signing of an agreement between the Italian branch of his Foundation and the group communication Finelco, creator of the program Mr PLANET and finally, he attended a gala that benefited his foundation on Tuesday {Source}{Photos} {Photos}. On Thursday, he attended the ceremony in which Philippe Narmino, director of the Court Services and Chairman of the State Council has been honored with the Order of Merit of the Légion d'honneur {Source}. On Friday, he attended an AS Monaco FC match {Photos}. He also attended the 6th World Water Forum in France over the weekend {Source}.

-Princess Charlene visited with old friends at the Melborne Sports & Aquatic Centre (Where she won the gold medal for the 100 metres backstroke in the World Cup for South Africa in 2002) before attending a private gala dinner hosted by Lady Mayoress Emma Page Campbell at the Melbourne Town Hall in honor of her visit to lovely Australia on Friday. On Saturday, along with Kelly cousin John III, she officially  opened the Grace Kelly: Style Icon exhibit in Australia {Source} {Photos}{Photos}{Photos} {Photos} {Video}.

-Princess Caroline of Hanover watched her youngest daughter participate in another ice skating competition on Saturday {Photo}{Photo 2}

-Andrea Albert Pierre Casiraghi & Charlotte Marie Pomeline Casiraghi attended the Gucci Forever Now party in honor of Charlotte becoming the new muse for the campaign on Tuesday {Photo} {Photo} {Photos}. The party was also attended by Alicia Keys, Rosario Dawson, Giambattista Valli, Frida Giannini, Bianca Brandolini d'Adda, and Maya Sansa, Edwina Alexander,  among others {Photots}

-Charlotte Marie Pomeline Casiraghi appeared in a video shoot for her new Gucci gig, Forever Now {Video}. Over the weekend, Charlotte participated in the second weekend of the Nice Jumping Competition {results 1}{results 2}.

-Princess Alexandra of Hanover participated in another ice skating competition on Saturday {Photo 1}{Photo 2}{Photo 3}{Photo 4} {Photos}


-Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended the opening of the 10th Annual Oslo International Kirkemusikkfestivalen (Oslo Church Music Festival) held at the Oslo Cathedral on Friday {Source}.

The Netherlands

-Queen Beatrix was in Soesterberg where she opened the "...the new Sergeant-Major Scheickkazerne explosives ordnance disposal EOD..." Afterward, she  unveil a new plaque as well as toured the new facility on Wednesday{Source}

-Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje and Princess Maxima were in Den Haag this evening to attend a gala dinner for the Stichting Instandhouding Nieuwspoort held in the Knights Hal on Wednesday {Photos}.

-Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje  participated in the 6th Annual World Water Forum over the weekend {Source}

-Princess Maxima was at the Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen in Amsterdam whereupon she received a copy of the report, A Billion to Gain on Tuesday {Photos}. On Thursday, she attended  Women TOP Society Breakfast held at De Witte in Den Haag {Photos}


-Queen Sofia attended the 2012 Reina Sofía de Conservación y Restauración del Patrimonio Cultural Awards in Madrid, Spain on Wednesday {Photos}

-Prince Felipe & Princess Letizia of Asturias attended the Tesoros Vivos de la Televisión tribute meeting in Madrid, Spain on Tuesday {Photos}.

-Princess Letizia of Asturias attended the presentation of the campaign, Be More, Be Stronger, in collaboration with the Spanish Association Against Cancer in Madrid, Spain on Monday {Video}.

-Infanta Cristina, Duchess of Palma de Majorca will not be subpoenaed in her husband’s corruption case. Iñaki Urdangarín, Duke of Palma de Majorca, and others are accused of fraud as well as“….embezzling public money paid to a non-profit institution, Nóos Institute, that was under his control.”{Source} (Side note: She's probably not being called to testify becasue she has diplomatic immunity being the daughter of a head of state of a foreign country and is in line for the throne of Spain)

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