Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Recap of the Royals You Love: September 10-16


-Queen Paola celebrated her 75th birthday on Tuesday.


-Queen Margrethe II & Henrik, Prince Consort hosted a luncheon for the President of Germany, Mr. Joachim Gauck, and his partner, Ms. Daniela Schadt on Tuesday {Source}.

-Crown Prince Fredrick attended the opening of the Vestvolden Oplevelsescenter, Ejbybunkeren (Vestvolden Science Center, Ejby bunker) on Friday {Photos}

-Crown Princess Mary visited Malta to participate in the 62nd session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe on Monday {Source}

Great Britain

-Prince Willaim, The Duke of Cambridge & Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge arrived quietly without cameras present at Singapore in the mid-afternoon, Singapore time. They immediately proceeded to the Botanical Gardens where an Orchid was named after them. They attended an official dinner with the President of Singapore and his wife among other dignitaries upon their arrival {Photos}. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, reviewed the honor guard {Photos}. The future King & Queen of the United Kingdom also visited the Botanical Gardens where they had an orchid named after them {Photos}.

-Prince Harry celebrated his 28th birthday on Saturday.

-Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex & Sophie, The Countess of Wessex  arrived in Ottawa, Canada on Monday. The Earl and Countess will began their two-day visit to Ottawa at Rideau Hall, where they were hosted by Governor General David Johnston and his wife, Sharon {Source}. That evening, Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex addressed members of the Royal Victorian Order Association of Canada {Source}. On Tuesday, the royal couple  toured the 1812 exhibition at the Canadian War Museum and then view riding demonstrations at the RCMP Musical Ride Centre {Source}{Source}.


-Princess Akishino celebrated her  46th birthday on Tuesday.


-Grand Duke Henri held an audience at the Palais Grand-Ducal with students who excelled in their"... examinations of studies of classical secondary and technical secondary education during the 2011/2012 school year." on Tuesday {Source}


-Prince Albert II received lettres de créance from Ambassadors from the Republics of Moldova, Malta, and Albania on Monday {Source}and attended the 100th anniversary of the Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux (LPO) {Source}. On Saturday, he attended a screening of To Catch a Thief {Photos}.

-Prince Albert II & Princess Charlene attended the inauguration of the new Conseil National building in Monaco on Wednesday {Photos}.

-Charlotte Marie Pomeline Casiraghi attended the  Opening of The 26th Antique & Arts Biennale on Thursday {Photos}

-Jazmin Grace Grimaldi attended the premiere of Homeland  on Thursday {Source}

The Netherlands

-Queen Beatrix was presented with credentials from various ambassadors from Luxembourg, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday {Source}.

-Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje met with members of the Nationale Jeugd Waterschapsbestuur (National Youth Water Board) on Tuesday. On Thursday, he visited the Vencomatic company in Eersel {Photos}{Photos}. On Friday, he  attended the opening of the "... 14th International Film Festival 'Film by the Sea'..."{Source} {Photos}.

-Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje & Princess Maxima participated in the opening of the Dunea water company's new visitor center on Saturday {Photos}

-Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia & Princess Ariane took part in a photo session by their father for a series of stamps {Source}


-Crown Prince Haakon held an audience with South Korean President, Mr. Lee Myung-bak on Tuesday {Source}.

-Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended the opening of the 2012 Åpnet Farlig Avfall (Dangerous/Hazardous Waste) conference in Tønsberg. The conference focuses on the "... dangers of hazardous waste to the environment ..." and to raise awareness as well as to find solutions on Tuesday {Photos}. On Saturday, she took part in the christening of  new supply ship and took a guided tour afterwards {Source}{Video}

-Princess Ragnhild, Mrs Lorentzen died on Sunday after a brief illness at the age of 82 {Source}.


-King Juan Carlos I held an audience  at the Palacio de La Zarzuela with the Attorney General of the State, Mr. Eduardo Torres-Dulce on Tuesday {Source}. On Wednesday, he presented the XXIII Premio FIES de Periodismo (journalism prize) to writer and columnist, Mr.Juan Manuel de Prada {Photos}.

-Queen Sofia was at the Biblioteca Nacional España in Madrid to attend the opening of an exhibition by the late photographer, Mr. Juan Gyenes, entitled, Gyenes: Maestro Fotógrafo on Thursday{Source}.

-Felipe, The Prince of Asturias attended the opening of the XV Congreso Internacional de la Asociación Española de Americanistas (AEA) held at the University of Deusto in Bilbao on Wednesday {Photos}{Source}. On Friday, he attended the opening of the 2012 Global Alumni Forum organized by the Instituto de Empresa Parque Ferial Juan Carlos I{Video}

-Letizia, The Princess of Asturias toured an exhibition "... organized by National Heritage Board on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the creation of the workshop schools and national heritage employment..." on Tuesday {Photos}. On Thursday, the future Queen of Spain attended the V of Life and the 2012 Aid for Cancer Research Awards in Córdoba, Spain{Photos}.On Saturday, she celebrated her 40th birthday.


-Prince Daniel celebrated his 39th birthday on Saturday.

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