Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Recap of The Royals You Love: April 9-15


-Prince Philippe, the Duke of Brabant celebrated his 52nd birthday on Sunday.

-Prince Laurent & Princess Claire celebrated their 9th wedding anniversary on Thursday.

-Princess Astrid, Achduchess of Austria-Este visited Singapore & Indonesia. Check back here for a full report later.


-Queen Margrethe II & Henrik, Prince Consort attended the Fakkeltog Ceremony on Monday {Source}

-Queen Margrethe II began her 3 day state visit to Rome, Italy on Wednesday {Photos}.

-Crown Princess Mary visited the KFUM’s Soldatermission (Soldiers Mission) in Fredericia, Denmark on Tuesday, where she was greeted by Secretary-General Per Møller Henriksen, the KRUM’s Soldatermission Home Manager, Ms. Esther Kofoed as well as other military personnel and their families before taking a tour of the facility and attending a luncheon and mingling with families {Photos}

Great Britain

-Prince Charles of Wales & Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall celebrated their 7th wedding anniversary on Monday.

-Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall has been appointed to the Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order{Source}.

-Prince Harry attended the end-of-term play of his godson, Master Fred Pettifer {Source}

-Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex opened the new cancer hospital, The Christie, in Manchester on Monday.

-Sophie, The Countess of Wessex pulled out of assisting with the opening of Manchester's cancer hospital The Christie after her daughter fell from a pony (see below) {Source}. On Friday, she attended  a concert supporting the Transform Housing & Support, performed by the Epworth Choir, at Guildford Cathedral, Stag Hill, Guildford, Surrey {Source}

-Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor fell from a pony in a ridding accident and was taken to the hospital as a precaution. It was revealed later that the young princess has a broken left arm. {Source}.

-Zara Anne Elizabeth Phillips attended the Eyton Races on Wednesday {Source}.


-Emperor Akihito & Emperess Michiko celebrated their 53rd anniversary on Thursday.

-Emperor Akihito held an audience with  King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain at the Imperial Palace before attending a luncheon with various Japanese and Bahrain officials on Thursday {Photos}.

-Crown Prince Naruhito held an audience with the Bulgarian Parliament Chairperson Ms. Tsetska Tsacheva at Akasaka Palace. The purpose of the meeting, according to the Bulgarian News Agency, was to"... strengthen ties between Japan and Bulgaria."{Source}. On Friday, he  held an audience with "... Palestinian President, Mr. Mahmoud Abbas at Togu Palace..." in Tokyo {Photos}.

-Crown Princess Masako has recently been suffering an unknown illness that may worsen from fatigue. It will be time before she slowly can resume her duties  {Source}.


-Princess Tatjana celebrated her 39th birthday on Tuesday.


-King Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah was installed as the 14th king on Wednesday {Source}{Photos}.


-Prince Albert visited the WIMA 2012 Event in Monaco on Thursday {Source}. On Friday, he attended and presided over the first meeting of the year of the Prince Albert II Foundation {Photo}.

-Princess Caroline attended the General Conference of AMADE in Monaco on Friday {Photos}.

-Charlotte Marie Pomeline Casiraghi attended  Cartier & Aldo Cipullo, New York City in the 70s Exhibition Preview & Cocktail Reception & the Cartier Juste un Clou After Party at Skylight Studio in New York City on Thursday {Photos}{Photos}{Photos}. She was also spotted out and about in NYC shopping with a friend {Photos}.

The Netherlands

-Princess Maxima participated at the 1st UN Review Confrence on Micro-Insurance at the University of Twente on Wednesday {Photos}. On Thursday, she visited where she visited the Stichting Piëzo (Foundation Piëzo) in Zoetermeer, The Netherlands {Photo}

-Princess Ariane celebrated her 5th birthday on Tuesday{Source}.


-King Juan Carlos underwent hip surgery after fall on Saturday {Source}

-Queen Sofia attended the 2011 Reina Sofia Awards held at Zarzuela Palace on Tuesday {Source}

-Queen Sofia, Infanta Elena, Prince Felipe of Austrias, Infanta Leonor & Infanta Sofia visited their son, grandson, nephew and cousin, Don Felipe de Marichalar y Borbón in the hospital, where he is recovering from an unfortunate accident on Tuesday {Photos}.

-Princess Letizia of Austrias  attends STELA Business Club Annual Dinner at 3 Olivos Center in Madrid, Spain on Wednesday {Photos}

-Don Felipe de Marichalar y Borbón accidently shot himself in the foot on Monday while vacationing with his father during his Easter break {Source}.


-King Carl XVI Gustav & Queen Silvia  hosted lunch for the party leader Stefan Löfven on Friday {Source}.

-Queen Silvia visited the Swedish city of Alingsås, while there, she visited an elderly home, before attending  the National medical conference in palliative care and visiting Alingsås Hospital and the palliative care unit there on Thursday {Source}.

-Prince Daniel visited AB Volvo in Gothenburg where he attended a presentation and toured the facility {Source}

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