Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Recap of The Royals You Love: April 23-29


-King Albert II held an audience with the Belgian Prime Minister, Mr. Elio Di Rupo on Monday {Source}. On Thursday, the King visited the European Parliament (EP) in Brussels headquarters at the invitation of the President of the EP, Mr. Martin Schulz {Video}.

-King Albert II & Queen Paola held an audience with Baron Toots Thielemans and his wife, Huguette, at Château de Laeken. Mr. Thielemans, a well-known jazz musician, will celebrate his 90th birthday on Sunday{Source}

-Prince Philippe visited the Universitaires Saint-Louis (FUSL) in Brussels on Monday, where he attended an academic session  "... on the 20th anniversary of the creation... " of the university's multilingual training program in collaboration between the FUSL and Hogeschool Universiteit Brussels (HUB) {Source}. On Tuesday, he attended the 1st Annual Masterclass held at the Résidence Palace à Bruxelles...organized for the benefit of the winners of seven editions of the Belgodyssée competition {Source}. On Thursday, the heir to the Belgian throne participated in the European Business Summit held at the Square Brussels Meeting Centre.

-Prince Philippe & Princess Mathilde attended a gala dinner hosted by the 10th European Business Summit held at the Palais des Beaux-Arts on Wednesday {Photos}.

-Princess Mathilde presented the 2012 Princess Mathilde Prize from the Princess Mathilde Fund on Tuesday  {Source}.

-Princess Laetitia Maria, Archduchess of Austria-Este celebrated her 9th birthday on Monday.


-Queen Margrethe II held public audiences at Christiansborg Slot in Copenhagen on Monday.

-Henrik, Prince Consort participated in a meeting with the members of the Committee for Prince Henrik's medal held at the Eigtveds Pakhus in Copenhagen on Monday.


-Prince Ernest-August of Hanover(I know, I know: GROAN) is reportedly suing Lucky Strike over a poster showing a beaten-up cigarette packet, with the slogan "Was that Ernst? Or August?"{Source}

Great Britain

-Queen Elizabeth & Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh visited the Cutty Sark in Greenwich, London, England on Wednsday as part of the Diamond Jubilee tour {Photos}{Video}. The royal pair visited Wales on Thursday and Friday as part of the Diamond Jubilee tour {Video}{Video}{Photos}{Photos}.

-Prince Charles of Wales & Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall visited  St.George Church in Belfast, Northern Ireland on Thursday {Photos}

-Prince William, Duke of Cambridge & Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attended the London premiere of DisneyNature's African Cats on Wednesday {Source}{Photos}{Photos}{Photos}{Video}. They attended the launch of the Imperial War Museum Foundation's First World War Gaeries: Centenary Campaign at the Imperial War Museum in London on Thursday {Photos}. They celebrated their 1st wedding anniversary on Sunday.

-Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex attended the Films Without Borders launch at the St. Regis Hotel on Tuesday in New York City {Photos}{Photos}

-Sophie, Countess of Wessex visited Norden Farm in Maidenhead, England on Wednesday as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations {Source}. Also on Wednesday, she visited  Shooting Star CHASE’s hospice in Hampton where she met and spent time with four families,  visited the Music Therapy room and joined in a sing-a-long session with the children {Source}.

-Princess Eugenie of York pledged to be part of a £15 million appeal to raise money for the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital to build an accommodation unit for the families of child patients, which will be named Princess Eugenie House {Source}.

-Zara Anne Elizabeth Phillips-Tindall & Michael Tindall's plans for a holiday home in Portugal have recently been tabled, at least for now due to financial problems with the construction company {Source}.

-Prince Michael of Kent & Princess Michael of Kent attended the inaugural launch of Sundance London Film and Music Festival at the US Embassy on Wednesday {Photos}

-Princess Michael of Kent attended the launch of Orient-Express: A Personal Journey by James Sherwood and Ivan Fallon aboard the British Pullman train at Victoria Station on Wednesday {Photos}.


-Emperor Akihito & Empress Michiko visited Toyko Sky Tree, the world's tallest stand-alone communication tower and the city's newest tour attraction on Thursday {Source}.


-Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa & Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke  began their three-day state visit to Germany on Monday. See Here for a full recap.

-Grand Duke Henri & Grand Duchess Maria Teresa announced the engagment of their son, Guiillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke to Comtess Stéphanie de Lannoy on Thursday {Source}.

-Grand Duke Henri & Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke & his fiancee, Comtesse Stéphanie de Lannoy attended a luncheon to celebrate their engagement at Château de Berg on Friday {Video}{Source}.

-Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke & his fiancee, Comtesse Stéphanie de Lannoy attended a press confrence to answer questions from journalists and pose for photographers at Château de Berg on Friday {Video}{Video}{Source}.


-Prince Albert attended the 18th International Hydrographic Conference and held a working lunch with the European Comissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Maria Damanak on Monday {Photo}{Photo}{Source}. On Sunday, he participated in a bicycle ride from St. Tropez, France to Monaco as a fundraiser for the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation {Photos}.

-Princess Charlene inaugurated "Turtle Island"  at the Oceanographic Museum on Tuesday {Photos} {Photos}{Photos}{Photos}{Video, at 1:00, in French}{Source (with video, in French)}{Source}.

-Princess Charlene, Elisabeth-Anne de Massy & Melanie-Antoinette de Massy awarded prizes at the International Dog Show in Monaco on Friday {Photo}{Photos}. Princess Charlene's youngest brother also attended.

The Netherlands

-Queen Beatrix opened the Klok & Peel Museum in Asten, The Netherlands on Tuesday {Video}. On Tuesday afternoon, she visited the National Bricklaying and Building Championships in Barneveld, The Netherlands {Photos}{Photos}. On Wednesday, she visited Oranienbaum, Germany where she attended the inauguration of the exhibition,Dutch Design: Huis van Oranje, held at the newly restored Schloss Oranienbaum {Photos}.

-Queen Beatrix,Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje, Princess Maxima, Prince Constantijn, Princess Margiet, Princess Laurentien, Princess Marilene, Pieter van Vollenhoven, Princess Aimee, Princess Annette, Prince Pieter-Christiaan, Prince Bernhard celebrated  Koninginnedag (Queen's Day) on Sunday {Photos}{Photos}{Photos}{Photos}{Photo}{Photos}

-Prince Friso & Princess Mabel celebrated their 8th wedding anniversary on Tuesday.


-Hakon, Crown Prince, Princess Mette-Mairit & Prince Sverre Magnus attended the opening of Global Shapers at Skaugum on Friday {Photos}

-Maud Angelica Behn celebrated her 9th birthday on Sunday.


-King Juan Carlos held an audience with the United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and then with director of the Instituto Cervantes, Mr. Víctor García de la Concha {Source}. He also ended up back in the hospital on Thursday evening, due to complications from his hip incident {Source}.

-Queen Sofia visited the town of Rioja Ezcaray to preside over the opening of the Theatre Royal Textile Factory on Thursday {Source}.

-Prince Felipe & Princess Letizia of Asturias held audiences with representatives from DIRCOM, members of the FEDEPE as well as the winners from the XXth Edición de los Premios de Dicha Federación on Wednesday {Video}{Photos}.

-Infanta Sofia celebrated her 5th birthday on Sunday.

-Infanta Elena held an audience with the organizers and contributors to the XII edition of the campaign "A toy, an illusion" on Tuesday {Source}.


-King Carl XVI Gustav presided over the Foundation Young Leadership scholarship Ceremony where he presented scholarships  to three leaders in action demonstrated good leadership and who are good role models for others on Thursday {Source}. On Friday, he held audiences at the Royal Palace {Source}.

-Queen Silvia opened the garden exhibition "Garden and gardener at Drottningholm and Ekero - looks good and under 350 years" in the Drottningholm Palace on Friday {Source}.

-Prince Daniel attended 13th National Conference on "Sustainable health care" at Norra Latin in Stockholm on Thursday {Source}.

-Princess Madeleine attended the 7th Annual Opera News Awards on Sunday in New York, NY {Photos}

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