Sunday, July 21, 2013

This Week's Royal Recap of the Royals You Love: July 15-21

Austria

-Archduke Karl-Konstantin celebrated his 6th birthday on Saturday.

Belgium

-King Albert II & Queen Paola attended the unveiling of two new bronze busts of themselves and a reception at the Belgian Sénat Buliding on Tuesday {Video} {Photos}

-King Albert II,Queen Paola, Prince Philippe, The Duke of Brabant & Princess Mathlide, The Duchess of Brabant attended a luncheon for members of the Belgian government on Monday {Photos}. On Saturday evening, the double royal pair of Belgium attended Le Bal Nationale {Photos}

-King Albert II,Queen Paola, Queen Fabiolia, Prince Philippe, The Duke of Brabant, Princess Mathlide, The Duchess of Brabant, Prince Laurent, Princess Claire, Princess Astrid, Archduchess of Austria-Este & Prince Lorenz, Archduke of Austria-Este attended the National Day Te Deum Mass on Sunday {Photos}

-King Albert II,Queen Paola, Queen Fabiolia, Prince Philippe, The Duke of Brabant, Princess Mathlide, The Duchess of Brabant,  Princess Elisabeth, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmaneul, Princess Eléonore, Prince Laurent, Princess Claire, Princess Astrid, Archduchess of Austria-Este & Prince Lorenz, Archduke of Austria-Este attended the abdication ceremony of King Albert II on Sunday {Photos} During the ceremony, King Albert II signed over to Prince Philippe, making him King Philippe and his eldest child/heiress apparent Princess Elisabeth, The Duchess of Brabant.

-Princess Mathlide, The Duchess of Brabant visited House of Colours on Tuesday {Video}{Photos}. On Wednesday, the future Belgian Queen attended the 'Fashion@EgmontPalace' exhibition at the Egmont royal Palace {Photos}

Bhutan

-Prince Dasho Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck celebrated his 29th birthday on Tuesday.

Denmark

-Henrik, Prince Consort attended the opening of the art exhibition entitled, Kunst på Fad on Tuesday {Source}

Great Britain

-Queen Elizabeth II attended a reception for the 50th anniversary of the Community Service Volunteers on Monday {Photos}. On Thursday, she attended Day 1 of the England vs Australia 2nd Investce Ashes Test {Photos}

-Queen Elizabeth II & The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal visited Lake Windermere, Bowness Pier and The Lake District Visitor Centre, as well as met representatives of the Brockhole Estate, voluntary rangers and National Park Rangers on Wednesday {Photos}{Source}

-Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall celebrated her 66th birthday on Wednesday.

-The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal visited the Army's  Cawdor Barracks on Monday {Source}. On Tuesday, the Queen's sole daughter inaugurated a new office building known as The Plaza {Source}

Jordan

-King Abdullah II attended the launch of the Disi Water Conveyance Project on Wednesday {Source}.

-King Abdullah II & Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II  hosted their own banquet for “...senior officials and officers as well as clerics and members of diplomatic missions in the Kingdom" on Thursday {Photo}

-Queen Rania met with volunteers from the "...Ramadan initiative, Tasbeeret May Wa Tamr..." on Wednesday {Source}. On Thursday, she hosted a banquet for “...Iftar banquet at the royal court for representatives and volunteers of civil society organizations in recognition of their efforts and work...” {Photo}

Monaco

-Prince Albert II attended  a private viewing of the exhibition, Amazing Planet: Best of 2013  on Thursday {Source}

-Camille Marie Kelly Gottlieb celebrated her 15th birthday on Monday.

-Princess Alexandra of Hanover celebrated her 14th birthday on Saturday.

-Prince Ernst August of Hanover celebrated his 28th birthday on Friday.

Spain

-King Juan Carlos I arrived in Morocco for an official visit on Monday {Photos}

-Prince Felipe of Asturias & Princess Letizia of Asturias met with participants in the 8th edition of the "Scholarship Europe" at the University Francisco de Vitoria {Source} and with representives of the National Commission for the Rationalization of Spanish Schedules on Wednesday {Source}

-Prince Felipe of AsturiasOn Thursday, the future Spanish Monarch presented the 2nd edition of the "Premio Camino Real" Award {Source} and met with the young participants in the cultural program "Ruta Quetzal BBVA 2013" {Source}. On Saturday, he attended a meeting with the Foreign Ministers of the European Union{Source}

-Princess Letizia of Asturias attended the opening of the summer courses of the International School of Music of the Prince of Asturias Foundation on Thursday {Source}

-Don Felipe Juan de Marichalar y Borbón celebrated his 15th birthday on Wednesday 

The Netherlands

-Prince Constanijn & Princess Laurentien celebrated their 14th wedding anniversary on Wednesday.

Norway

-Crown Prince Haakon celebrated his 40th birthday on Saturday.

United Arab Emirates

-Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum celebrated his 64th birthday on Monday.

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