Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Recap of The Royals You Love: July 16-22


-King Albert II recently delivered a video message for this year's Fête Nationale on Friday {Video}.

-King Albert II, Queen Paola,Queen Fabiola, Crown Prince Philippe, Princess Mathilde, Prince Laurent,  Princess Astrid, Prince Lorenz, & Princess Claire attended the concert “Prelude to the National Day” at the Palace of Fine Arts in Brussels on Friday {Photos}. On Saturday, they attended the Te Deum Mass in honor of Belgium's National Day Celebrations {Photos}{Photos}

-King Albert II, Queen Paola, Prince Philippe & Princess Mathilde opened the "Science And Culture At The Palace" Exhibition on Friday {Photos}


-Queen Margrethe, Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent, Princess Benedikte of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Countess of Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth, Count Friedrich Richard von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth, & Countess Ingrid Alexandra Irma Astrid Benedikte von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth attended the Danish Royal Family's annual summer photoshoot at Gråsten Palace. It is said that Princess Josephine was ill with a slight fever {Source}{Photos}.

-Prince Felix celebrated his 10th birthday on Thursday.

Great Britain

-Queen Elizabeth II sent her condolences to the United States due to the victims of the shooting at the premiere of The Dark Knight Rises on Thursday night {Source}

-Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Phillip, The Duke of Edinburgh visited North East England as part ofthe Diamond Jubilee celebrations. During their two-day tour, they attended a Diamond Jubilee celebration in Saltwell Park, attended a luncheon held in their honor at Durham Castle, opened the Tyne Tunnel 2, opened the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee White Water Course and more.{Video}{Video}

-Prince Charles of Wales & Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall visited Grainville Secondary School in St Helier on Wednesday {Photos}

-Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall celebrated her 65th birthday on Tuesday.

-Prince Harry of Wales & Princess Eugenie of York attended the European premiere of The Dark Knight Rises on Wednesday {Photos}{Photos}

-Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge visited the 'Road To 2012: Aiming High' exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery on Thursday {Photos}

Hanover, Germany

-Prince Ernest August celebrated his 29th birthday on Thursday.

-Princess Alexandra celebrated her 13th birthday on Friday.


-Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko & Crown Prince Naruhito "... visited the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo to offer prayers to the emperor's great-grandfather, Emperor Mutsuhito..." on Wednesday {Photos}.


-Prince Constantin & Princess Marie Gabriele celebrated their 13th wedding anniversary on Tuesday.

-Princess Marie Gabriele celebrated her 37th birthday on Monday.


-Prince Albert II attended a gala evening organized by the association "Les Amis du Liban à Monaco" (Friends of Lebanon in Monaco) to celebrate 10 years of their work and projects on Monday {Photos}. On Tuesday, he attended a cocktail party held at the Prince's Palace, where he unveiled the commemorative stamp created for the 100 years of the creation of the IAAF {Photo}. On Saturday, he visited the historical village of Baux de Provence in southern Francwhere he visited a new photo exhibition entitled, D'un Rocher à L'autre, organized by the magazine Paris Match in honor of his late mother, Princess Grace{Source}{Photos}.

The purpose of the visit is to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Prince Albert II's first official visit to Baux de Provence where he received the keys to the village in 1982.

 On Friday, after the shooting in Auroa, CO USA, the palace released a statement from Prince Albert to President Obama expressing his sympathy for the situation. The statement read as follows:
Mr President,
With immense sadness I learned of the tragic slaughter which happened last night in a cinema close to Denver.
I wish to express my deepest condolences and sympathy, that of my Family and of the population of the Principality of Monaco, to the families of the victims. Our thoughts, prayers and compassion are with those who are injured.
Please be assured, Mr President, of our sense of profound solidarity in these atrocious circumstances.

-Prince Albert II & Princess Charlene attended a cocktail party put on by the Mayor of Monaco's office at the Palace on Thursday {Photo}.

-Prince Albert II & Pierre Rainier Stefano Casiraghi attended the opening of international athletics meeting "Herculis" on Friday evening {Photos}{Photos}

-Princess Charlene attended a practice session of the South African Swimming Team in Monaco on Wednesday {Photos}{Photos}

-Princess Caroline of Hanover attended the Chanel Jewelery Collection Launch in Monaco on Monday {Photos}.

-Princess Caroline of Hanover & Princess Alexandra of Hanover were spotted at Nice Airport on Thursday, reportedly boarding a flight for the US {Photos}The mother and daughter were spotted on Saturday in New York, NY {Photos}

-Princess Alexandra of Hanover celebrated her 13th birthday on Friday.

-Princess Stephanie took a private trip to Switzerland to attend the baptism of her newest goddaughter, Chanel Marie Knee on Sunday {Photos}{Photos}


-Crown Prince Haakon celebrated his 39th birthday on Friday.


-Prince Felipe  of Asturias & Princess Letizia of Asturias attended the 8th Edition of the Luis Carandell Journalism Awards on Monday {Photos}

-Don Felipe Juan de Marichalar y Borbón celebrated his 14th birthday on Tuesday.


-King Carl XVI Gustav & Queen Silvia attended the nomination of "Best Öland Inhabitant" at Solliden Palace in Öland on Wednesday {Photos}

-Prince Daniel attended the Gothia Cup tournament at Heden in Gothenburg on Monday {Photos}

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