Sunday, May 13, 2012

The Recap of The Royals You Love: May 7-13


-King Albert held audiences with ambassadors from South Korea, Poland, Serbia who presented their Lettres de Créance (Letters of Credence) to the king and then posed for photos{Source}. On Thursday, he met with the President of the European Council {Source}.

-Queen Paola marked the 25th anniversary of Palliative Care at Home, the 15th anniversary of the Palliative Care Unit and the 10th anniversary of the "Heidehuis", three sections of the Network Palliative Care "Noord West-Vlaanderen" with a visit to "Palliatief Dagcentrum Heidehuis" (Day Centre for Palliative Care) in Bruges, Belgium {Source}{Photos}.

-Prince Philippe & Princess Mathilde visited Turnhout, Belgium to the town's 800th anniversary on Thursday. While there, the Princess visited "Klein Engelandhoeve"-a socio-educational project that combines nature, culture and social integration. Then together, they visited the Museum Taxandria historical exhibition "Terminus Turnhout TurnhoutCentraal" and attended a reception at the Town Hall of Turnhout and a meeting with residents on the Grand Place.{Source}.

-Prince Philippe  was at the Université Libre de Bruxelles to attend the inaugural lecture of the Chaire Internationale d'Histoire de la seconde Guerre Mondiale (International Chair of History of the Second World War) and to present the Prix Baron Velge 2012 (Baron Velge Prize 2012) on Monday {Photos}. On Friday, he attended a presentation and confrence with young entrepreneurs with the theme Financing Growth & Risk Management Straegies in Brussels {Source}.

-Princess Mathilde visited the exhibition The Golden Age of China: Treasures of the Tang Dynasty (610-907 A.D.) in Maaseik on Friday {Source}{Photos}

-Princess Astrid, Archudchess of Austria-Este was in Liège where she visited the non-profit project organization, Caritas Secours Francophone on Wednesday {Source}.

-Princess Claire attended the show in the evening organized by and for the benefit of the non-profit Children's Home Queen Marie-Henriette on Friday {Source}

Great Britain

-Queen Elizabeth attended a tea party for performers of the Diamond Jubilee Pageant on Friday {Photo}

-Queen Elizabeth & Prince Phillip, Duke of Endinburgh attended the State Opening of Parliament on Wednesday {Source}{Photos}. On Saturday, they attended The Royal Windsor Horse Show {Photos}.

-Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, Sir Timothy Laurance & Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor attended the Diamond Jubilee Pageant at Windsor Castle on Friday {Source} {Photos}{Photos}

-Prince Charles, Duke of Rothensay & Camilla, Duchess of Rothesay visited Endinburgh, Scotland on Wednesday. During their visit, they took Royal Salutes to from Armed Forces and Royal British Legion members, during a march at the Palace of Holyroodhouse {Photos}. On Thursday, they visited and toured BBC Scotland's studios, where they took turns delivering the weather forecast {Source}{Source}.

-Prince Charles, Duke of Rothensay visited the North West Youth Project and Community Center on Friday. He also ..".re-opened the Johnnie Walker Bond Building..." and then attended the inauguration of the "... new Anaerobic Digestion Plant..." in North Ayrshire {Video}{Photos}.

-Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (or in this case of Rothesay) visited  the Rosslyn Chapel, where she attended a special service to celebrate the completion of Rosslyn Chapel’s conservation program before touring the chapel and attending a reception on Tuesday {Source}

-Prince William, Duke of Cambridge & Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attended a dinner hosted by The Thirty Club at Claridges on Tuesday {Source}{Photos}{Photos}. On Friday attended 'Our Greatest Team Rises' event to celebrate TeamGB and ParalympicsGB at the Royal Albert Hall {Photos}{Photos}

-Prince Harry traveled to Washington, DC where he receive the 2012 Distinguished Humanitarian Leadership Award from the Atlantic Council "... in recognition of his charitable and humanitarian work supporting servicemen and women" on Monday {Source}{Photos}.

-Princess Beatrice of York attended the Absolute Return for Kids gala at Kensington Palace Gardens {Source} and the RCSF Cricket Dinner {Photo} on Thursday .

-Zara Anne Elizabeth Phillips-Tindall attended the Aviva Premiership Rugby Awards Dinner at the Hilton Hotel on Tuesday {Photos}

-Zara Anne Elizabeth Phillips-Tindall & Michael James Tindall attended the Rugby For Heroes Charity Gala Dinner at Twickenham Stadium on Thursday {Photos}{Photos}


-Queen Margrethe II participated in the Haandværkerforeningens medal ceremon  at the Copenhagen Rådhus on Tuesday {Source}.

-Henrik, Prince Consort visted the Kongelige Bibliotek (Royal Library) to open a new exhibition of rare books   on Tuesday {Source}.

-Crown Prince Fredrik & Crown Princess Mary began on Official Visit to six day visit Korea on Thursday. Check back soon for updates!

-Princess Benedikte & Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg attended the documentary première of Passion of Salmon held at the Cinemateket in Copenhagen on Tuesday. Afterward, they attended a reception and auction organized by organized by the Danish Salmon Fund and the Chairman of the North Atlantic Salmon Fund, Mr. Orri Vigfùsson {Source}.

-Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg recently gave an interview with On


-Emperor Akihito & Empress Michiko welcomed the Peruvian President, Mr. Ollanta Humala, and his wife Nadine, to the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Wednesday {Photos}.


-Grand Duke Henri & Grand Duchess Maria Teresa participated in the 2012 ALFI Responsible Investing Conference: Making a Difference on Thursday{Source}.

-Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke visited Canada with Luxembourger officials this week on an economic mission{Source}.


-Prince Albert attended the inauguration of a new exhibition held at the Musée Océanographique entitled, The Littoral Zone on Friday {Source}. Saturday, Prince Albert  attended the gala evening celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Cardio Thoracic Centre at the Summer Sporting {Source}.

-Prince Albert & Princess Charlene attended a show performed by children on the theme of the rights of the child at the "The Centre of recreation Prince Albert II" on Wednesday {Source}{Photos}{Photos}{Photos}{Video}. On Sunday, they attended an International Military Pilgrimage at Grotte of Lourdes {Source}{Photos}.

-Princess Caroline of Hanover  participated in a meeting at the Grand Véfour in Paris, France with the Prince Pierre of Monaco Foundation Council on Wednesday {Source}. On Friday, she was in Baden-baden, Germany to celebrate the 900th anniversary of the Margraviate of Baden (became a Grand Duchy in 1806-1918) {Source}.

-Donatella Knecht de Massy celebrated her 40th birthday on Thursday.


-Princess Lalla Salma celebrated her 34th birthday on  Thursday. 

-Crown Prince Moulay Al-Hassan celebrated his 9th birthday on Tuesday.

The Netherlands

-Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje visited Epe, The Netherlands, to attend the inauguration of a new high-tech sewage treatment plant on Tuesday {Video}{Video}{Photos}


-King Harald V & Queen Sonja  along with Norway officials visited Poland on a State Visit from  Wednesday to Friday {Source}. See the full recap here.

-King Harald V &  Crown Prince Haakon   held audiences at the royal palace in Oslo where they met with the Chief of Defense and President of the National Assembly of Denmark, Mr Mogens Lykketoft on Monday.


-King Juan Carlos held an audience with the president of the Council of State, Mr. José Manuel Romay Beccaría, at Zarzuela Palace in Madrid on Tuesday{Source}.

-Queen Sofia witnessed the signing of the collaboration agreement between the Fundación Reina Sofía and the Fundación Centro de Investigación de Enfermedades Neurológicas (C.I.E.N.) on Tuesday {Source}. It was also announced that she will attend the Queen of the UK's Diamond Jubilee Luncheon next Friday {Source}.

-Prince Felipe of Asturias & Princess Letizia of Asturias attended the inauguration of the Asamblea Nacional Euro-Toques España held at the Caixa Forum in Madrid on Monday {Photos}. On Wednesday, they attended World Red Cross Day in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain {Photos}

-Prince Felipe of Asturias attended the UEFA Europa League final football match between Club Atletico Madrid and Athletic Club Bilbao on Wednesday {Photos}.


-King Carl XVI Gustav visited the Czech Republic on Thursday, where he visited AERO Vodochodo in Prague {Photo}

-Queen Silvia & Princess Madeleine attended the World Childhood Foundation USA Gala Dinner on Tuesday {Photos}. On Wednesday, the mother-and-daughter attended the World Childhood Foundation USA Symposium In Partnership With Inwood House at NASDAQ MarketSite {Photos}

-Prince Daniel attended the Ice Hockey World Championships on Monday {Photos}

-Prince Carl Phillip gave a rare interview to King Magazine to commemorate his 32nd Birthday this week {Source}. He celebrated his 32rd birthday on Sunday.

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