Sunday, July 8, 2012

The Recap of The Royals You Love: July 2-8, 2012


-King Albert II & Queen Paola celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary on Sunday.

-King Albert II  held an audience with Prime Minster, Mr. Elio Di Rupo at Château de Laeken on Tuesday {Photos}.

-Prince Philippe & Princess Mathilde visited Bujumbura, Burundi to attend the 50th anniversary of the independence of Burundi on Tuesday {Source}.

Great Britain

-Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Phillip, The Duke of Edinburgh began their visit to Scotland as part of Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee celebrations on Tuesday {Source}{Photos}. On Wendesday, they attended  a Service of Thanksgiving at Glasgow Cathedral in Scotland {Source}. Friday, they visited Perth, Scotland {Source}

-Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Anne, The Princess Royal,The Lady Sarah Chatto & Arthur Chatto attended the The Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle Ceremony in Scotland on Thursday {Photos} {Video}. Arthur Chatto attended as Page of Honor to the Queen. As of today, the following senior members of the British Royal Family have The Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle :
  1. Queen Elizabeth II (of course) (1952)
  2. Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh  (1952)
  3. Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay (1977)
  4. Princess Anne, The Princess Royal (2000)
  5. Prince William,  The Earl of Strathearn (2012)
-Charles, The Prince of Wales & Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall began their visit to Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly as part of Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee celebrations on Tuesday {Photos}.

-Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catheirne, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Michael of Kent & Sophie Winkleman attended day 9 of The Championships - Wimbledon 2012 on Wednesday {Photos}

-Sophie, The Countess of Wessex visited Hampton Court Palace in Surrey on Tuesday {Photos}.

-Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent & Princess Alexandra of Kent attended the final day of the Gentlemen's Singles final match between Roger Federer of Switzerland and Andy Murray of Great Britain on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships on Sunday {Photos}{Photo}

-Prince Michael of Kent attended the 49th Birthday Party of Tracey Emin at Annabels Night Club on Tuesday {Photo}

-Lord Frederick Windsor, Lady Gabriella Windsor, & Sophie Winkleman attend The Masterpiece Midsummer Party at Royal Hospital Chelsea on Tuesday {Photos}


-Prince Alois & Princess Sophie celebrated their 19th wedding anniversary on Tuesday.


-Prince Albert & Princess Charlene celebrated their 1st religious ceremony wedding anniversary on Monday. On Saturday evening, they attended a concert at Palais Princier to benefit the Prince Albert II Foundation {Photo}

-Prince Albert visited Pays de Matignon, France, the homeland of his greatx9 grandfather, Prince Jean I, on Thursday and Friday {Source}{Photos}{Photos}

-Princess Charlene attended the début collection by Raf Simons for the house of Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2012-2013 collection on Tuesday {Photos}{Photos}. On Wednesday, she attended the Louis Vuitton new boutique opening as part of Paris Haute-Couture Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012/13 at the Place Vendome in Paris {Photos}{Photos}.

-Princess Caroline of Hanover, Andrea Albert Pierre Casiraghi & Charlotte Marie Pomeline Casiraghi attended a Private party thrown by Noor Fares on the yacht Wedge 2{Photos} (not sure when I've read multiple sources that its from various times recently. my guess is during the GCT Monaco)

-Princess Caroline of Hanover allegedly announced her eldest son, Andrea Albert Pierre Casiraghi, is engaged to be married to Tatiana Santo Domingo on Tuesday. Supposedly. Allegedly. I'll believe it when I see the statement from the Palace, of which there has not yet been one (no, Monaco-Martin's announcement does not count. They could just be saying she said that to sell papers. The original article in Vouge Italy had too many mistakes for it to be true. There has been nothing on the palace website or facebook page. Once it hits there, its true, never EVER before.). I have 5 reasons why there is no way possible that it is true.

The Netherlands

-Queen Beatrix  visited the province of Fryslân on Friday {Photos}.

-Prince Williem-Alexander of Oranje, Princess Maxima, Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia, & Princess Ariane attended the family's annual photo shoot at he Horsten estate in Wassenaar {Video}{Photos}

-Princess Maxima  attended the 3rd Introduction of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra onWendesday in Amsterdam, The Netherlands {Source}. On Thursday, she visited the Broekerveiling Museum in Langedijk to open the new exhibition entitled, Leven van Het Land {Photos}.


-Queen Sonja celebrated her 75th birthday on Tuesday.


-King Juan Carlos I, Prince Felipe of Austrias, Princess Letzia of Austrias, Infanta Leonor, Infanta Sofia & Infanta Elena were presented with the UEFA EURO 2012 football squad winners on Monday {Photos}

-Queen Sofia visited the Philippines this week. See Here for a full report.

-Prince Felipe of Austrias & Princess Letizia of Austrias attend the Iberdrola Foundation Scholarships 2012 at “Casa de America” on Tuesday {Photos}


-Princess Chulabhorn celebrated her 55th birthday on Tuesday.

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