Sunday, June 23, 2013

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

Belgium

-King Albert II, Queen Paola, Prince Phillippe, Duke of Brabant & Princess Mathilde, Duchess of Brabant  attended the final concert of the Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition 2013 on Monday {Photos}On Tuesday, they met with and attended a reception in honor of new ambassadors and their spouses on Tuesday {Photos}

-Prince Philippe, Duke of Brabant participated the  in the General Assembly of the Club of the Rome EU chapter’s academic session on Monday {Source}

Denmark

-Queen Margarethe II attended the opening of the special exhibition entitled,Viking on Thursday {Source}{Photos}.

-Prince Joachim inaugurated the newly renovated Sealarium on Thursday {Source}

-Theodor Christian Emanuel Rosanes af Rosenborg celebrated his 5th birthday on Wednesday

German

-Prince Friedrich Leonhard von Thurn and Taxis celebrated his 63rd birthday on Saturday.

-Prince Hubertus Raphael von Thurn und Taxis celebrated his 40th birthday on Saturday.

Great Britain

-Queen Elizabeth II, The Prince Charles of Wales, Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex, Sophie, The Countess of Wessex, The Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy James Hamilton Laurence, Serena, Viscountess Linley,The Hon. Charles Armstrong-Jones, The Lady Sarah Chatto, Arthur Robert Nathaniel Chatto, Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, Birgitte, The Duchess of Gloucester, Prince Edward, The Duke of Kent & The Lady Helen Taylor attended the Order of the Garter Service on Monday {Photo}{Photos}{Photos}
Arthur Chatto & The Hon. Charles Armstrong-Jones acted as Queen Elizabeth II's Pages of Honour and are her great-nephews.

-Queen Elizabeth II, The Prince Charles of Wales, Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex, Sophie, The Countess of Wessex, Serena, Princess Beatrice of York, Princess Eugenie of York, Viscountess Linley, Prince Michael of Kent, Princess Michael of Kent. The Lady Helen Taylor attended Day 1 of the Royal Ascot on Tuesday {Photos}
Lady Elizabeth Anson, Queen Elizabeth's maternal first cousin 1x removed was also in attendance {Photo}. Lady Elizabeth is the daughter of  Hon. John Herbert Bowes-Lyon, who was Queen Elizabeth II's maternal uncle. Lady Elizabeth's aunts were known as the "hidden cousins" who were placed in asylums and hidden away for many years, one of whom died in 1986, and the other whom is believed to be alive as of 2012.

-Queen Elizabeth II, The Prince Charles of Wales, Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Sophie, The Countess of Wessex, David Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley, Serena Armstrong-Jones, Viscountess Linely, Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, Brigitte, The Duchess of Gloucester, The Lady Helen Taylor attended Day 2 of the Royal Ascot on Wednesday {Photos}

-Queen Elizabeth II, The Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, Sophie, The Countess of Wessex, Prince Michael of Kent & Princess Michael of Kent attended Day 4 of the Royal Ascot on Friday {Photos}.

-Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh was released from the hospital on Monday {Source}

-The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex & Sophie, The Countess of Wessex celebrated their 14th anniversary on Wednesday

-Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge celebrated his 31st birthday on Friday.

-Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, Prince Harry of Wales, Princess Beatrice of York, Princess Eugenie of York &Serena, Viscountess Linely attended the wedding of The Lady Melissa Percy to Thomas Van Straubenzee on Saturday {Photos}
Also in attendance were Pippa Middleton, Chelsy Davy, Dave Clark, Cressida Bonas, Holly Branson, among others. Lady Melissa is the youngest daughter of Ralph  Percy, 12th Duke of Northumberland.

-Princess Beatrice of York opened the Halifax Trinity Academy &  the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice on Friday {Source}

-Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester celebrated her 67th birthday on Thursday.

-Senna Kowhai Lewis celebrated her 3rd birthday on Saturday.

Italy

-Emanuele Filiberto, Prince of Venice and Piedmont celebrated his 41st birthday on Saturday.

-Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies celebrated her 10th birthday on Sunday

Japn

-Emperor Akihito & Empress Michiko attended the 2013 Japan Academy Prize at the Japan Academy headquarters on Monday {Photos}
Jordan

-King Abdullah II gave a lecture at the British Royal College of Defence Studies  and attended a luncheon with UK leaders on Thursday {Photo}

-Queen Rania met with "...youth volunteers for the Voluntary Iniitiatives Network Society who were participating in workshops aimed to organize their efforts in Jordan on Monday{Photos}

The Netherlands

-King Willem-Alexander I  attended the Saamhorigheidsdag to launch the 525th anniversary celebrations of the Koninklijke Marine (Royal Netherlands Navy) on Thursday {Photos}

-Countess Zaria van Oranje-Nassau, Jonkvrouw van Amsberg celebrated her 7th birthday on Tuesday.

Luxembourg

-Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Prince Guilaume, Hereditary Grand Duke & Princess Stéphanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess, Prince Louis, Princess Tessy, Princess Alexandra attended Luxembourg's National Day events on Sunday {Photos}

-Prince Guilaume, Hereditary Grand Duke & Princess Stéphanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess visited The Paris Air Show on Tuesday {Photos}

Monaco

-Prince Albert II visited Montenegro from Wednesday to Friday {Source}

-Prince Albert II,  Pierre Rainier Stefano Casiraghi & Jonkheer Thomas de Brouwer  attended the event "150 vins, 150 ans, 150 jours" (150 wines, 150 years, 150 days) to mark the 150th anniversary of the Societe des Bains de Mer (SBM) on Saturday{Photos}

-Princess Charlene attended the International School of Monaco's graduation on Tuesday {Photo}. On Wednesday, the Princess Consort of Monaco presented awards to ASM Swimming, ASM Rugby and ASM Dance on the occasion of la  Fête des Sports (The Day of Sports) {Photo}{Photos}.

-Charlotte Marie Pomeline Casiraghi  attend the 'Liaisons Au Louvre III' Charity Gala Dinner Hosted by American International Friends of Le Louvre on Tuesday {Photos}

Spain

-Queen Sofia attended a presentation of musical study abroad scholarships on Wednesday {Source}

-Prince Felipe of Asturias along side some government officials inaugurated the AVE Madrid-Alicante high-speed train route{Source} and met with new Spanish tax attorneys {Source} on Monday.

-Prince Felipe of Asturias & Princess Letizia of Asturias attended the annual meeting of the Boards of Trustees of the Prince of Austrias on Monday {Source}. On Wednesday the future Spanish monarch and his wife presided over the annual meeting of the Board of the Student Residence {Source}

Sweden

-King Carl XVI Gustaf & Queen Silvia began a official visit to Norway on Tuesday {Source}. On Wednesday, they celebrated their 37th anniversary.

-Crown Princess Victoria & Prince Daniel celebrated their 3rd anniversary on Wednesday.

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