Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Recap of the Royals You Love: September 17-23

Belgium

-Prince Philippe & Princess Mathilde attended the re-opening of the Théâtre Royal de Liège on Wednesday {Photos}.

-Prince Philippe visited Square Brussels Meeting Center in Brussels to participate in an "...academic session organized by the Fédération des Entreprises de Belgique Forum 2012 in honour of Mr Rudi Thomaes and Pieter Timmermans. Mr Timmermans succeeded Mr. Thomaes as Managing Director of the FEB." on Monday {Source}

-Princess Mathilde was at the Collège Saint-Hubert in Watermael-Boitsfort to participate in a roundtable discussion regarding the"...problems of literacy as well as reading and writing in Europe. The debate takes place in light of a recent publication by the European Commission and a new report from a group of high level literacy experts." on Monday {Photos}

-Princess Astrid & Prince Lorenz celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary on Saturday.

Denmark

-Queen Margrethe II  held an audience with the Ambassador of Thailand, Mr. Piyawat Niyomrerks on Wednesday {Source}.

-Crown Prince Frederik & Crown Princess Mary continued their six-day visit to Brazil on Monday. See here for a full recap.

- attended the 2012 HUSUM WindEnergy Trade Fair in Germany on Wednesday {Source}

Great Britain

-Charles, Prince of Wales visited Shropshire on Monday {Source} {Source}.

-Charles, Prince of Wales & Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall visited Croydon to see "... how the community has recovered since the August 2011 riots." on Thursday {Source}. Also on Thursday, they attended the inauguration of the new University Center at Croydon College and met with "...local dignitaries..." at the Croydon Voluntary Action Resource Center.{Source}{Source}

-Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall hosted a reception at Clarence House to thank the "...Diamond Champions Ambassadors..." on Tuesday {Photos}.

-Anne, The Princess Royal visited the Highland Wildlife Park in Scotland  to celebrate their 40th anniversary on Tuesday {Source}. On Wednesday, she visited Belwade Farm Rescue in Scotland to open a new indoor arena and visitor center  and visited the  HMS Queen Elizabeth, which is "...currently under construction at Rosyth Dockyard..." and paid a visit to the Scottish School of Forestry at Inverness College{Video}. On Thursday, she attended the 150th anniversary of the Watchet Harbor Lighthouse {Source}. On Friday, she visited a new WWII memorial  at Greenham Common airbase
 {Source}

-Prince William The Duke of Cambridge & Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge wrapped up their South Pacific Tour on Tuesday. See here for a full recap.

-Princess Beatrice of York & Princess Eugenie of York attended The Official Launch of the Carlos Acosta International Dance Foundation at The Royal Opera House on Wednesday {Photos}

-Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex & Sophie, The Countess of Wessex  wrapped up their tour of Canada on Tuesday. See here for a full recap.

Greece

-Marie-Chantal, Crown Princess celebrated her 44th birthday on Monday.

Luxembourg

-Grand Duke Henri & Grand Duchess Maria Teresa participated in the 100th anniversary celebrations of the Luxembourg Central Train Station on Friday {Photos}

-Prince Noah de Nassu celebrated his 5th birthday on Friday.

Monaco

-Prince Albert visited Iqaluit, Canada on Thursday, where he meet with "... Premier Eva Aariak, Iqaluit Mayor Madeleine Redfern and students at Nunavut Arctic College" and took a nature walk with Qikiqtani Inuit Association President, Ms. Okalik Eegeesiak and Ms. Alice Joamie {Source}{Photo}. On Friday, he visited the Inuit community of Kuujjuaq located in Nunavik, Quebec.

-Prince Albert, Princess Caroline of Hanover, & Charlotte Marie Pomeline Casiraghi attended the Patti Smith Concert on Monday in Monaco {Source}{Source}.

-Prince Albert & Princess Caroline of Hanover attended a Leigon of Honour Ceremony on behalf of government advisor and former National Council of Monaco president Stéphane Valeri recieved the award on Wednesday {Photos}{Video}

-Princess Charlene spent the day shopping in Paris on Monday {Photos} and attended the Van Cleef & Arpels Exhibition Launch At Musee Des Arts Decoratifs on Tuesday {Photos}.

-Charlotte Marie Pomeline Casiraghi attended the 2013 Gucci Fashion show in Milan on Wednesday {Source}. On Thursday, she competed in the Global Champions Tour Vienna in the Silver Tour with Costa Virgo, where she placed 20th of 40 riders {Source} and she also ran with Carry Duff Z, where she placed 37th with 12 faults{Source}. On Friday, she competed in the Silver Class with Costa Virgio, in which she placed 13th of 28 {Source} and she participated in the Gold Class with Carry Duff Z, in which she placed 40th of 41 riders {Source} On Saturday, she competed in the Silver Class Finals with Costa Virgio, in which she placed 7th out of 41 riders, earning 180 Euros {Source}

-Alexia Knecht de Massy celebrated her 11th birthday on Friday.

Norway

-King Harald V  held audiences with Ambassadors from Brazil and Israel. The king also met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs on Thursday. On Friday, he attended the opening of the exhibition, Den Lengste Reisen (The Longest Journey) {Source}

-King Harald V & Queen Sonja hosted a luncheon at the royal palace for the Princess Märtha Louise Fund on Thursday.

-King Harald & Princess Astrid, Mrs Ferner received the casket of their sister, Princess Ragnhild,  at Oslo Airport Gardermoen on Saturday.

-Crown Prince Haakon visited the Sogndal High School as part of ‘Dignity Day’, where he gave a speech in front of 800  students on Thursday {Photos}

-Princess Märtha Louise celebrated her 41st birthday on Saturday.

The Netherlands

-Queen Beatrix, Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje, Princess Maxima, Prince Constantijn, Princess Laurentien, Princess Margriet  & Mr. Pieter van Vollenhoven attended the 2012 Prinsjesdag on Tuesday {Photos}{Photos}{Photos}{Photos}{Video}

-Queen Beatrix officially opened the newly renovated and expanded Stedelijk Museum on Saturday{Video}
-Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje  attended the opening of the new building of the Faculty Campus Hague on Wednesday {Photos}{Photos}. On Thursday, he participated in the Peace for Humanity in the 21st Century conference{Photos}.

 Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje & Princess Maxima attended the 7th Annual Burendag (Neighbors Day) gathering on Saturday{Photos}

-Princess Maxima attended the 5th anniversary celebrations of Women on Wings (WoW) in Austerlitz on Monday {Photos}.

Spain

-King Juan Carlos I  visited Cuatro Vientos Air Base in Madrid where he was given a test fly in the new NH-90 helicopter on Monday {Video}. On Wendnesday, the King of Spain held an audience with members of the Regimiento de Caballería Acorazado “Alcántara” 10, "... on the occasion of the award of the Distinguished Cross Collective of San Fernando Hunters Regiment "Alcántara" 14th Cavalry."{Source}

-Queen Sofia  visited the Centro de Adopción de la Asociación Nacional de Amigos de los Animales (Center for Abandoned Animals Adoption of the Naional Association of Friends of Animals) outside of Madrid on Tuesday {Photos}{Source}. On Thursday, the Queen of Spain inaugurated the 4th Bienal de Arte Contemporáneo de la Fundación ONCE held at the Centro Cultural Conde Duque in Madrid. On Friday, she  presided over the 8th Simposio Internacional "Avances en la Enfermedad de Alzheimer" (8th International Symposium "Advances in Alzheimer's Disease) held at the Centro Alzheimer de la Fundación Reina Sofía {Video}.

-Prince Felipe of Asturias attended the opening of the 6th Annual BioSpain Forum on Wednesday {Source}

-Prince Felipe of Asturias & Princess Letizia of Asturias attended the opening of the 2012/2013 academic school year and scholarship course at the Tomás Romojaro school on Monday {Photos}. On Tuesday, they attended the Circulo de Lectores 50th Anniversary commemorative/opening ceremony {Source}.

-Princess Letizia of Asturiasheld audiences with representatives from the Asociación Atrofia de Nervio Óptico de Leber (ASANOL) and the Asociación Pro Personas on Friday {Photos}

Saudi Arabia

-Prince Abdul-Aziz bin Talal bin Abdul-Aziz al Saud & Princess Sora of Saudi Arabia attended a gala dinner for the Mentor Foundation International on Thursday {Photos}

Sweden

-King Carl XVI Gustaf held an audience at with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Carl Bildt, at the royal palace in Stockholm on Monday.

-King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Phillip & Princess Madeleine attended the opening of Riksdag (Parliamentary Session) on Tuesday {Photos}{Video}{Source}.

-Queen Silvia visited Washington, DC for a three-day visit this week. On Wednesday, she attended a dinner with Swedish Ambassador to the United States, Mr. Jonas Hafström. On Thursday, she met with "... students from Phelps Architecture, Construction and Engineering High School..." and visited the Cesar Chavez Public Charter School {Photos}.

-Queen Silvia &  Princess Madeleine attended a gala dinner for the Mentor Foundation International on Thursday {Photos}

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