Sunday, May 6, 2012

The Recap of The Royals You Love: April 30-May 6


-King Albert II met with the European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso at the European Union Commission headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday {Photos}{Video}. On Thursday, he visited the Jean Offenberg military airbase in Florennes, where he "... attended several briefings as well as a demonstration of the Quick Reaction Alert (QRA)..." and was informed about the Afghanistan & Lybia operations {Source}.

-Queen Paola visited the Kunsthumaniora Brussel to celebrate the school's 40th anniversary,  where she visited various arts classes in session on Thursday {Source}.

-Prince Philippe visited the "... precious metals recycling company...", Umicor   on Wednesday {Photos}.

-Princess Mathilde attended a gala dinner organized by the Breast International Group (BIG) in Brussels on Thursday {Photos}


-Queen Margrethe II opened a New Exhibition at the Skagen Museum on Thursday {Video}{Photos}

-Crown Prince Frederik attended a hockey match between Denmark and Italy held at the Rødovre Skøjtehal on Tuesday {Video}. On Friday, he participated in the opening of the Danish Tennis Federation's event, Stay and Play {Source}{Photos}

-Crown Princess Mary opened the 2012 Copenhagen Fashion Summit and Conference held at the Operaen in Copenhagen on Thursday {Video}{Article/Video}.

-Prince Henrik celebrated his 3rd birthday on Friday.

Great Britain

-Queen Elizabeth & Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh visited Dorset and Wiltshire on Tuesday as part of the Diamond Jubilee tour {Video}{Video}{Photos}. On Wednesday, they visited Exeter {Video}{Video}{Photos}. On Thursday, they visited Windsor Castle, where they presented new colors to "...the 1st Battalion and No. 7 Company the Coldstream Guards..." {Photos}{Photos}{Photos}

-Prince Andrew, Duke of York visited India as part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee tour from Tuesday to Friday {Photos-Wednesday}{Photos-Thursday}{Photos-Friday}

-Autumn Patrica Kelly Phillips celebrated her 34th birthday on Thursday.

-The Lady Sarah Chatto celebrated her 48th Birthday on Tuesday.


-Prince Charles of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Princess Camilla of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Princess Maria Chiara of Bourbon-Two Sicilies & Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies attended the Planet Solar Ship Return Ceremony on Saturday in Monaco {Photos}{Photos}.


-Crown Prince Naruhito, Crown Princess Masako & Princess Aiko spent the last half of the "Golden Week" holiday period at a villa in the local area, where the Crown Princely couple spent time playing tennis doubles with Imperial Agency Staff {Photos}.


-Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa attended the opening of the Spring 2012 Foire Internationale de Luxembourg (International Fair of Luxembourg) held at the LuxExpo {Source}.

-Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke & Countess Stephanie de Lannoy have announced their wedding date: October 20th, 2012{Source}.


-Prince Albert met with the crew of the catamaran PlanetSolar, the firstexclusively solar-powered boat to sail around the world on Saturday {Source} He also attended their welcoming ceremony.

-Prince Albert, Princess Charlene & Pierre Rainier Stefano Casiraghi visited Portugal on Friday to participate in an enthronement ceremony with the Confraria do Vinho do Porto (Port Wine Brotherhood) {Video}{Video}{Video}{Source}.

-Prince Albert & Princess Stéphanie received a new vehicle to the AMAPEI, Monegasque Association for the assistance and Protection of the child unsuited to the home of life Princess Stéphanie on Wednesday {Photo}.

-Princess Caroline of Hanover attended the 45th International "Concours de Bouquets" Flower Show on Saturday {Photos}

-Pauline Grace Maguy Ducruet celebrated her 18th birthday on Friday.

The Netherlands

-Queen Beatrix, Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje & Princess Maxima participated in National Remembrance Day held at Dam Square in Amsterdam on Friday {Video}{Video}{Photos}{Photos}.

-Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje attended the National Liberation Day service on Saturday{Photos}{Source}.


-Princess Sikhanyiso Dlamini graduated with a masters degree in Digital Communication from The University of Sydney {Source}


-King Carl XVI Gustav celebrated his 66th birthday on Monday.

-Count Carl Johan Bernadotte died at the age of 95 on Saturday.

-King Juan Carlos I held an audience at Zarzuela Palace with the President of the Canary Islands, Mr.Paulino Rivero Baute on Thursday {Source}. On Friday, he met with the President of the Constitutional Court, Mr. Pascual Sala, and recieved representative from the Federación Internacional del Automóvilat Zarzuela Palace {Source}.

-Queen Sofia made a surprise private visit to see her grandchildren and daughter in the US for her grandson's 10th birthday on Monday {Source}. On Thursday, she attended "... the Oath of Allegiance of the new Royal Guards at El Pardo Palace..."  {Source}{Photos}.

-Prince Felipe & Princess Letizia of Asturias attended the inauguration of the new headquarters for the Museo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (MUNCYT) (National Museum of Science and Technology), where they were given a tour of the new facility on Friday {Video}

-Princess Letizia of Asturias held audiences with representatives from the Fundación César Egido Serrano and the Museo de la Palabra, members of the Red Estatal de Mujeres con Discapacidad (REDM), and representatives from the Siena Group as well as the winners of the Premios Magisterio a los Protagonistas de la Educación on Thursday {Photos}

-Miguel de Todos los Santos Urdangarín y Bórbon celebrated his 10th birthday on Monday.

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