Sunday, December 23, 2012

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


-King Jigme Jhesae Namgyel Wangchuck attended the 105th National Day Celebrations on Monday. {Photos}


-Queen Paola, Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Laurent and Princess Claire & Queen Fabiola attended a Christmas Concert on Thursday {Photos}

-Prince Phillippe presented the 84th Trophée National du Mérite Sportif Award on Monday {Photo}. On Wednesday, the future King of the Belgians presided over the 8th Prix Belgodyssée {Source}

-Prince Phillippe & Princess Mathilde visited the Centre Provincial d'enseignement Secondaire (CEPES), a fire station and visited the hamlet of Molembais where they toured the Piétrain on Thursday {Photos}

-Princess Mathilde visited with the students who are participating in the training program, Network for Training Entrepreneurship Belgium (NFTE) on Tuesday {Photos}

-Prince Laurent officially opened the 5th office of The Prince Laurent Foundation on Tuesday {Photo}

Great Britain

-Queen Elizabeth II attended a cabinet meeting at The Foreign and Commonwealth Office on Tuesday {Photos}

-Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, The Duke of Endinburgh, Prince Charles of Wales, Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge, The Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, Princess Beatrice of York, Princess Eugenie of York, The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex, Sophie, The Countess of Wessex, The Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor, James, Viscount Severn, David Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley, The Hon. Charles Armstrong-Jones, The Hon. Margarita Armstrong-Jones, The Lady Sarah Chatto, Samuel David Benedict Chatto, Arthur Robert Nathaniel Chatto, Prince Edward, The Duke of Kent, George, The Earl of St. Andrews, Sylvana, The Countess of St. Andrews, The Lady Amelia Windsor, Lady Marina-Charlotte Windsor  The Lady Helen Taylor, Timothy Taylor,  Columbus George Donald Taylor, Cassius Edward Taylor, Eloise Olivia Katherine Taylor, Estella Olga Elizabeth Taylor, Princess Alexandra of Kent, Mr. James Ogilvy, Mrs. Julia Ogilvy, Miss Flora Alexandra Ogilvy, Master Alexander Charles Ogilvy, Miss Zenouska Mowatt Prince Michael of Kent, Princess Michael of Kent, Lord Frederick Windsor, Lady Frederick Windsor, The Lady Gabriella Windsor, Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester, Alexander, The Earl of Ulster, Claire, The Countess of Ulster, Xan Richard Anders Windsor, Lord Culloden, Lady Cosima Rose Alexandra Windsor, The Lady Davinia Lewis, & The Lady Rose Gilman attended Queen Elizabeth's annual Pre-Christmas luncheon at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday {Photos}.

-Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, Princess Beatrice of York, Princess Eugenie of York, The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex, Sophie, The Countess of Wessex, & The Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor attended Sunday Church Services near the Sandringham estate on Sunday {Source}

-The Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Princess Beatrice of York, Princess Eugenie of York & Sarah, Duchess of York attended the wedding of Sarah's stepmother on Saturday {Source}

-The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Sophie, The Countess of Wessex, James, Viscount Severn & The Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor attended the 2012 Royal Ascot Christmas Meeting on Friday {Source}{Photos}

-The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal attended the  Britannia Royal Naval College Passing Out Parade on Thursday {Photo}

-The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal & Sir Timothy Laurence paid a visit to those stationed in Bastion, Afghanistan on Tuesday {Source}. Prince Harry is stationed at this Camp (ed. Note: Anyone besides me wondering if she brought him a little taste of Mounbatten-Windsor Christmas?).

-Princess Eugenie of York made a surprise visit to the Children's Ward at Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital on Wednesday {Source}

-James, Viscount Severn celebrated his 5th birthday on Monday.

-Princess Michael of Kent attended  a Fernando Botero exhibition in Moscow on Monday {Source}.


-Emperor Akihito celebrated his 79th birthday on Sunday.

-Crown Prince Naruhito met with Oman’s Secretary-General of the Foreign Ministry on Monday {Source}. On Tuesday, he attended the Tokyo premiere of Les Misérables {Source}

-Princess Akiko of Mikasa celebrated her 30th birthday on Thursday.


-King Abdullah welcomed Egyptian Prime Minister, Mr. Hesham Qandil, to Amman on Thursday {Source}

-Queen Rania participated in a workshop for the National Plan of Action for Children (NPAC) 2004–2013 evaluation on Tuesday {Source}. On Wednesday, she visited the Mar Mansour Charitable Society's Christmas Celebration {Source}.

-Princess Iman's engagement to Zaid Mirza was announced on Friday {Source}. Princess Iman is the 29 year old half-sister to the present king, and daughter of Queen Noor & King Hussein. Check back soon for a Royal Bride Profile.


-Prince Albert II hosted a reception in honor of the 50th anniversary of the 1962 constitution on Monday. {Source}. On Tuesday, the Sovereign Prince gave out certificates to students who completed an Outward Bound Course {Source}, visited the training grounds of ASM Monaco {Video},and swore in his new first Aide-de-Camp {Source}.

-Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene & Princess Caroline of Hanover attended a ceremony for the 50th anniversary of the 1962 constitution on Monday. {Video}

-Princess Charlene attended the Christmas Mass at College Charles III on Friday {Source}

-Princess Caroline of Hanover attended the Taste of Christmas at Residence Cap Fleuri on Monday. {Source}.

-Princess Alexandra of Hanover participated in the 18th regional ice-skating championships at Briancon on Monday, in which she came in 1st place. {Source}

The Netherlands

-Queen Beatrix, Prince Williem-Alexander of Oranje, Princess Margriet & Prof. Pieter van Vollenhoven hosted a luncheon/reception for the medal winners from the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games on on Tuesday {Photos}

-Prince Williem-Alexander of Oranje visited the Stichting Move (Foundation Move) on Tuesday {Photos}


-King Harald, Queen Sojna, Crown Prince Haakon, Princess Ingrid Alexandra & Marius Borg Høiby attended the 2012 Christmas concert at the Royal Palace on Wednesday {Photos}

-Queen Sonja visited the Children's polyclinic at the Oslo University Hospital on Thursday {Source}


-Queen Sofia presided over the governing board meeting of the Consejo del Real Patronato Sobre Discapacidad on Monday {Source}.

-Queen Sofia & Doña María del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart y Silva, 18th Duchess of Alba attended the exhibit entitled, El legado de la Casa Alba on Tuesday.
Doña María del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart y Silva, 18th Duchess of Alba is a distant cousin of King Juan Carlos's-King Juan Carlos is the greatx10 grandson of King James I of England, and Doña María is King James's greatx12 granddaughter, making them (I THINK) 11th cousins 2x removed.

-Queen Sofia, Princess Letizia of Asturias, Infana Leonor, Infanta Sofia, Infanta Elena, Infanta Cristina, Don Felipe Juan Froilán de Todos los Santos de Marichalar y Borbón, Doña Victoria Federica de Todos los Santos de Marichalar y de Borbón, Don Juan Valentín de Todos los Santos Urdangarín y de Borbón, Don Pablo Nicolás Sebastián de Todos los Santos Urdangarín y de Borbón, Don Miguel de Todos los Santos Urdangarín y de Borbón & Doña Irene de Todos los Santos Urdangarín y de Borbón attended a performance of The Sound of Music on Saturday {Photos}

-Prince Felipe of Asturias held audiences with representatives from Asociación de Empresarios Emprendedores de la Comunidad de Madrid (ASECAM) {Source}, board members from the Asociación y del Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros Aeronáuticos de España, representatives from the Asociación Nacional de Fabricantes de Conservas de Pescados y Mariscos (ANFACO-CECOPESCA) {Source} and 1st year BS students from the Universidad de Jaén {Source}​ on Monday. On Tuesday, the future Spanish King presided over the Premios de la Real Fundación de Toledo {Source}.

-Princess Letizia of Asturias presided over the 4th Edition of the Premios Mujer Hoy held at the Museo ABC on Wednesday {Photos}. On Friday, she visited the XXXVI Salón del Libro Infantil y Juvenil de Madrid "¿A Qué Sabe Este Libro?" (XXXVI Children and Youth of Madrid Book Fair) {Source}

-Infanta Elena, The Duchess of Lugo celebrated her 49th birthday on Thursday.


-Queen Silvia celebrated her 69th birthday on Sunday.

-Prince Carl Philip visited LRF Headquarters on Monday {Source}

-Princess Madeleine announced her wedding date: June 8, 2013 on Sunday {Source}

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