Saturday, November 30, 2013

Royal Profile:Prince Akishino of Japan

Prince Akishino was born 30 November 1965, the second son of Emperor Akhito & Empress Michiko of Japan {Source}. The Prince has two siblings-The Crown Prince and  Princess Sayako{Source}.

Like his siblings education, his is also extensive. He holds a Political Studies degree from  Gakushuin University{Source}. After that, he moved to England to study at the University of Oxford for two years {Source}. In 1996, he recieved his PhD from the National University for General Research{Source}.

The second son and second in line for the Japanese Imperial Crown holds many honorary postitions. Some of these positions include {Source}:

  • Imperial House Council (Reserve Member) 
  • Yamashina Institute for Ornithology(President) 
  • Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Japan Water Prize Committee, Waksman Foundation of Japan INC (honorary President) 
  • Siam Society(honorary Vice President) 
  • Society for the Protection of Mitera Sennyuji & Social Welfare Organization "Saiseikai" Imperial Gift Foundation Inc(patron) 
  • World Wide Fund for Nature Japan, Japan Tennis Association (Honorary President), 
  • Japan-Netherlands Society, Association for All Nippon Gourd Fanciers, (Honorary Patron) 
  • Researcher Extraordinary of the University Museum, the University of Tokyo
On 29 June 1990, he married Princess Kiko{Source}. Together they have the following children:
  • Princess Mako (1991) 
  • Princess Kako (1994) 
  • Prince Hisahito (2006)

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Royal Profile: 21 Facts about Louis Ducruet

  1. Louis Robert Paul Ducruet was born on 26 November 1992  in Monaco.
  2. His parents are Princess Stephanie of Monaco and Daniel Ducruet.
  3. He has one full sister, Pauline.
  4. He also has two half siblings-Camille(maternal, 5 1/2 years younger) and Michael (paternal, who is 10 months older).
  5. He has  two maternal aunts and a maternal uncle: Princess Caroline, Prince Albert & Princess Charlene.
  6. His maternal aunt and uncle, Princess Caroline and Prince Albert are his godparents (Source: The Royal House of Monaco: Dynasty of Glamour, Tradgedy & Scandal, p 254).
  7. He also has 6 biological maternal cousins: Andrea, Charlotte, PierrePrincess Alexandra of Hanover, Jazmin Grace Grimaldi and Alexandre Coste.
  8. He also has two older step-cousins: Prince Ernst August of Hanover & Prince Christian.
  9. He speaks fluent French, lang Monégasque and Italian.
  10. He rarely appears in public on behalf of the Monégasque Princely Family. However, in 2013, during the Grand Prix Week, he played in  a charity football match, and at the end of the summer, he alongside his mother and younger sister appeared at the FIGHT AIDS Monaco Gala.
  11. Other recent events he attended were: his mother and sister's circus festivals, his uncle’s 2005 Enthronement ceremony, and July 2011 wedding to his new aunt, Princess Charlene, appearing on the balcony after the civil service, arriving with his mother, sisters, aunt and younger cousin at the religious service, and attending the JM Jarre concert after the civil service, and the Eagles Concert prior to the festivities
  12.  He has a Facebook account (no, do not ask me for the link).
  13. For his educational pursuits, he has studied in Monaco, Switzerland (VERY briefly), France and the United States.
  14. During the early 2000s, along with his mother and two sisters, he traveled with the Kline Circus for a few years.
  15. Louis, along with little sister Pauline (and most of the rest of the Grimaldis), is a major fan of Monaco’s home football team, AS Monaco FC. 
  16. When Louis was a youngster, Prince Albert joked that they may have to change the name of the Monégasque stadium to Stade Louis III from Stade Louis II, in his honor.
  17. His astrological sign is Sagittarius.
  18. He was originally to be named something else, but at last minute, he was named Louis for his great-grandfather. 
  19. He is presently 8th in line for the throne, after his aunt, 4 cousins and mother.
  20. In 2005, along with his little sister, he appeared on the reality television show, La Ferme Célébrités.
  21. Louis does not bear the title HSH Prince of Monaco  at his parents' request to give him a semi-normal life, given how far down the line of succession he is.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Royal Profile: The Infante Dinis de Santa Maria Miguel Gabriel Rafael Francisco João de Herédia de Bragança, Duke of Porto

The Infante Dinis de Santa Maria Miguel Gabriel Rafael Francisco João de Herédia de Bragança, Duke of Porto was born 25 November 1999  the youngest child of  Duarte Pio and Isabel Inês, Duke and Duchess of Braganza{Source}. 

Among his godparents were Sebastião Castro Curvelo de Herédia, and Princess Anna Cecilia of Bourbon-Sicily {Source}

He has an older brother and sister:
Due to the Portuguese throne being defunct, it's likely that Dinis and his elder siblings lead a fairly normal life. Presently, Dinis is 2nd in line for the defunct Portuguese throne after his father and brother.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

The Recap of the Royals You Love: Nov 18-24, 2013

Belgium

-King Philippe & Queen Mathilde participated in a special ceremony for people who recieved a noblility title in 2013 by royal decree on Wednesday {Photos}

-Queen Mathilde visited UZ Leuven Children’s Hospital to participate in Stichting Lezen’s Reading Aloud Week on Monday {Photos}. On Thursday, she attended a concert of Brussels children choir Shanti! Shanti! on the occasion of the international day for children's rights {Photos}

-Prince Laurent & Princess Claire visited the Gembloux community center to view the exhibition, Les Oiseaux des Jardins on Monday {Source}

Denmark

-Queen Margarethe II, Henrik, Prince Consort & Prince Joachim hosted the Kongejagt (King's Hunt) in Grib Skov on Wednesday {Video}

-Crown Princess Mary distributated scholarships for the Danish Heart Association on Thursday {Photos}

-Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Countess von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth celebrated her 43rd birthday on Wednesday.

-Anastasia Rosanes af Rosenborg celebrated her 16th birthday on Sunday.

Great Britain


-Queen Elizabeth II received the members of the The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment {Source} and received the following new ambassadors and high commissioners to the UK: Argentia, Libera, Czech Republic, Uganda on Tuesday {Source}.

-Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary on Wednesday. On Thursday, they visited Southwark Cathedral on Thursday {Photos}

-Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal & Prince Michael of Kent  attended a reception to celebrate Contemporary British Poetry on Tuesday {Source}{Photos}.

-Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh opened The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare's Globe on Wednesday  {Source}.

-The Prince Charles of Wales received the judges of the Sun Military Awards, hosted a reception for the Anglo Romanian Trust for Traditional Architecture and the Global Heritage Fund and attended the Churchillian Award Dinner and a reception for the launch of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Global Forests Report 2013 on Wednesday {Source}{Photos}. On Friday, the future King celebrated the 50th anniversary of trade through Tees Dock of PD Ports with a visit to their office {Photos}

-The Prince Andrew, The Duke of York attended the awarding of The Duke of York Scholarship and announced his patronage of Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence on Tuesday {Source}{Source}

-The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal attended the annual Prize Giving Ceremony at the Royal College of Physicians, and g held a Patrons' Dinner for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People on Wednesday {Source}. On Friday, the monarch's only daughter was officially installed as the first Chancellor of Harper Adams University {Video}

-Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge attended the launch the 'Give Something Back' campaign on Monday {Photos}{Source}. On Friday, he visited Centrepoint Sunderland {Photos}

-Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge & Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge visited Only Connect and an ex-offender's project on Tuesday {Photos}

-Prince Harry of Wales arrived in Novo, Antarctica to participate in the Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge expedition on Friday {Photos}

-Sophie, The Countess of Wessex attended a reception to celebrated 50 years of Dr. Who on Monday {Photos}. On Wednesday, she attended the 100 Women in Hedge Funds' Gala Dinner in Hong Kong {Photos}

-Princess Beatrice of York attended a private view of Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!, a new Somerset House exhibition on Tuesday {Photos}. On Thursday, the elder daughter of the Duke of York attended the Reuben Foundation Ball {Photos}

-Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge attended a Places2B Forum on Wednesday {Photos}

-Prince Richard, The Duke of Gloucester attended a luncheon at the Royal Thames Yacht Club on Wednesday{Source}.

-Birigitte, The Duchess of Gloucester attended a performance of "Don Giovanni" at the Festival Theatre on Tuesday {Source}.

-The Lady Davina Lewis celebrated her 36th birthday on Tuesday.

-Prince Edward, The Duke of Kent met with the executive committee for Leukemia and Lymphoma Research  and attended a reception and dinner for King Edward VII's Hospital (Sister Agnes) on Tuesday {Source}.

-Prince Edward, The Duke of Kent & Katharine, The Duchess of Kent attended the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of the Lord Kindersley  on Tuesday {Source}.

Japan

-Emperor Akihito received the new US Ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy, on Tuesday {Video}{Photos}

Jordan

-Queen Rania attended the opening of the conference, Building Women-Focused Finance: The Global-Local Experience, on Tuesday {Photos}

Luxembourg

-Grand Duke Henri & Grand Duchess Maria Teresa began an official visit to Turkey on  Tuesday {Source}

Monaco

-Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene, Princess Caroline of Hanover & Princess Stephanie participated in the presentation of various medals and  the unveiling of a statue of Prince Rainier on Monday{Source}.

-Prince Albert II & Princess Charlene attended the 50th anniversary commeration of the death of JFK on Friday {Photos} {Source}

-Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene, Princess Caroline of Hanover, Princess Stephanie, Andrea Albert Pierre Casiraghi, Pierre Rainier Stefano Casiraghi, Princess Alexandra of Hanover, Elisabeth Anne de Massy & Melanie de Massy attended the Fête Nationale du Monaco church service, honor guard ceremony and appeared on the balcony on Tuesday {Photos}

-Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene, Princess Caroline of Hanover & Pierre Rainier Stefano Casiraghi attended a performance of l'Or du Rhin by Richard Wagner as part of the Fête Nationale du Monaco celebrations on Tuesday {Photos}

-Princess Caroline spoke at a UN Convention on the Rights of the Child convention on Friday {Source}

The Netherlands

-Princess Margriet & Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven attended the 32nd Peter Stuyvesant Ball on Friday {Photos}


Spain

-Queen Sofia, Prince Felipe of Astruias paid a visit to King Juan Carlos in the hospital on Thursday {Photos}

-Queen Sofia visited NYC PS Middle School 123 on Monday{Photos}. On Tuesday, Spain's Queen Consort attended the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute Gold Medal Gala {Photos}
other attendees included former US secretary of State Hillary Clinton, actor Antonio Banderas, fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, 

-Prince Felipe of Astrurias & Princess Letizia of Astrurias attended the España-Florida Foundation gala dinner on Wednesday {Photos}

Sweden

-Crown Princess Victoria attended a seminar on popular support for defense, organized by Crown Princess Margareta’s Veteran Reserve Foundation on Wednesday {Photos}

-Prince Daniel  visited Polhem's High School to promote the Prince Daniel's Fellowship on Monday {Photos}

Royal Profile: Anastasia Rosanes af Rosenborg

Anastasia Caroline Amaile Rosanes af Rosenborg  was born 24 November 1997 the eldest child of Camilla Alexandrine Christine Rosenborg, Countess af Rosenborg and Mikael Rosanes {Source}. She has three younger brothers {Source}:

  • Ludwig Christian Mikael (2000)
  • Leopold Christian Ingolf (2005)
  • Theodor Christian John (2008)

She is distantly related to Queen Margarethe II of Denmark...her grandfather was a cousin of Queen Margarethe II's. She is not in line for succession due to her grandfather not seeking parliamentary approval for his marriage to his commoner grandmother. Therefore, she performs no public funtions on behalf of the monarchy and likely lives a relatively normal life and little is known about her. However, she did attend her grandfather's funeral  in May 2013 {Photos}.


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Royal Profile:Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Countess von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth

Princess Alexandra Rosemarie Ingrid Benedikte of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Countess von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth was born 20 November 1970, the 2nd eldest child of Princess Benedikte of Denmark and Prince Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg{Source}. She has two siblings{Source}:

Under the succession rules set by her grandfather stating that she and her siblings needed to take up permanent residence in order in Denmark in order to succeed the throne{Source}. Due to her being raised in Germany,  she  is not in line for the Danish throne. 

Little is known about her upbringing other than she was raised in Germany. Also because of this, she does not perform any public duties, she occasionally will appear with her family at events such as photocalls, weddings, and christenings.  She does participate in the annual family photo calls (Summer 2013) and official family events (such as the christening of her 1st cousin 1x removed, Prince Henrik and wedding of her sister). However, she and her children are distantly in line for the British Throne.

She married on 6 June 1998 at the Danish Royal Family's summer residence to Count Jefferson von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth {Source}. Together, they have two children:
She and her family primarily resided in Paris until this year, when they moved to Germany {Source}

She is godmother to Maud Angelica Behn (who is her 3rd cousin 1x removed through Frederik VIII of Denmark) {Source}{Source}.

For many years, she has worked for the UNESCO World Heritage Centre om Paris as apart of their Cultural Heriatage Conversvatory Committee for East and South Asia {Source}.

World Travelers: The Prince of Wales & Duchess of Cornwall visit India & Sri Lanka

Day 1 (November 6)

The royal couple arrived in India and attended a welcoming ceremony {Source}

Day 2 (November 7)

The future British monarch and his consort began their second day in India with a visit to the  Indian Military Academy {Photos}. Afterward the royal pair parted ways-Prince Charles headed for the Navdanya organic farm and education center, while The Duchess of Cornwall visited the Doon School {Source}

Day 3 (November 8)

With only a little over a week to go before his 65th birthday, The Prince of Wales began the celebrating a little early-he was presented with a  birthday cake by a Delhi slum school, and a birthday card signed by many of the children from the Katha Community School during his and his wife's tour of the school {Source}

In the afternoon, Prince Charles attended a private luncheon with  the 14th Vice President of India. While her husband was with the14th Vice President of India, The Duchess of Cornwall visited the  Self Employed Women's Association. After their seperate activities, the future monarch and his consort regrouped for a tour of the Delhi Akshardham Hindu Temple. After touring the temple, they attended a reception at the British High Comissioner's Residence {Photos}

Day 4 (November 9)

In the evening, the Prince of Wales & Duchess of Cornwall attended a British Asian Trust celebration dinner, where the future King gave a speech {Source}
{Photos}

Day 5 (November 10)

The Future King and Consort began their day with the Traditional Remembrance Day Service, which they attended in India {Photos}. After the service, the royal pair visited Kirkee Commonwealth Graves Cemenary Prince Charles then visited The Serum Institute {Photos}

After the Remembrance Day activities, the eldest son of the Queen visited the Serum Institute and attended a reception at the Indian Turf Club {Photos}

Day 6 (November 11)

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall spent the morning apart on the 6th day of their visit. In the morning, the future king visited the Haji Ali Dargah Mosque while his wife paid a visit to the Vandana Foundation{Source}. After regrouping for their afternoon actvities, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall visited the Kerala Folklore Museum and Theatre and attended an evening reception with local business leaders{Photos}



Day 7 (November 12)

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall spent the majority of the 7th day of their trip apart. The Prince of Wales began his day with a visit to the Cochin Shipyard and toured the Vazhachal Forest Range {Source}. During his visit to the Vazhachal Forest Range, he was accompanied by his brother in law, Mark Shand who is founder of the charity Elephant Family {Source}
Meanwhile, The Duchess of Cornwall paid a visit to the Government School of Nursing at Ernakulam where she met with students and staff from Rajagiri Public School {Source}.

Day 8 (November 13)

Likely a travel Day/Day to relax. There is no information in regards to their activities on The Prince of Wales' Official Website

Day 9 (November 14)
The Prince of Wales's 65th birthday

In the morning, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall  ended their time in India with a visit to the Mattancherry Palace Museum and a Jewish Synagogue {Source}. Afterwards, they attended a reception at the British High Commission{Source}. After his birthday party in India, the Royal Couple boarded a flight to Sri Lanka.

Upon their arrival in Sri Lanka, they were greeted by various government officials at the airport. After that, they attended a reception at the Sri Lanka British High Commission's Residence{Photos}. The royal couple also visited organic farmer's market{Photos}.

Day 10 (November 15)

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall attended the first day of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting {Photos}

After the opening ceremony, the Duchess of Cornwall proceeded to visit the Colombo Public Library where she met with staff while The Prince of Wales visited the Sri Lanka National Museum and hosted a“...reception for Commonwealth business leaders and a luncheon for new Commonwealth Heads of Government.”

That evening, the future monarch and consort hosted a gala dinner for the Commonwealth Heads of Government {Photos} {Photos}

Day 11 (November 16)

During their last day in Sri Lanka, The Prince of Wales takes part in arts and crafts with disabled children as he visits MEDCAFEP Day School {Photos}, meanwhile, The Duchess of Cornwall joined an art class at Home-Start Sri Lanka, where the students and Duchess picked out pieces of paper at random to determine animals they had to draw, and The Duchess of Cornwall picked out elephant, horse and squirrel{Source}.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Royal Profile: The Lady Davina Elizabeth Alice Benedikte Lewis

The Lady Davina Elizabeth Alice Benedikte Lewis is the oldest daughter of Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester and Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester{Source}. She is first cousin once removed to Queen Elizabeth II.

She was born at St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London, England on 19 November 1977. She was the second child of the Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester and Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester. At the time of her birth, she was 11th in line for the throne after her brother, she is now 25th after the birth of several cousins  and her niece and nephew.

She grew up with her parents and two siblings in an apartment in Kensington Palace. She attended Kensington Preparatory School in Notting Hill, followed by St. George's School, Ascot. She is a graduate of the University of the West of England, where she studied Media Studies.

During a vacation in Bali, she met and fell in love with New Zealander carpenter and a surfing enthusiast, Gary Lewis. After a four year courtship, the pair married in a small ceremony at the chapel at Kensington Palace on 31 July 2004, of which the only members of the Royal Family that were present were her parents. It was on this day that Davina became a stepmother to Lewis's son, Ari Lewis, whom which was from a previous relationship. Together, they have two children:

She, her husband and their young family present live in her husband's native New Zealand, away from the craziness of Royal life and rarely perform public duties. However, she and her family are invited to family events, such as weddings (they attended THE Royal Wedding of 2011), funerals (Seen here in 2005 at Princess Alice's funeral), and other low-key events such as the Gatcombe Horse Trials (2012). In 2005, they were invited to attend the Queen's reception for members of the New Zealand All Blacks {Source}. Other than this, they tend to live fairly normal lives.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

The Recap of the Royals You Love: Nov 11-17, 2013

Austria


-Archduchess Kathleen of Austria gave birth to a baby girl on Monday{Source}. The baby was named Maria Stella and bears the courtesy title Her Imperial Highness Archduchess Maria Stella of Austria. Archducess Kathleen is the American-born wife of Archduke Imre of Austria, and Archducess Stella is the first granddaughter for Archduke Carl Christian and Archduchess Marie, she joins her cousins, 2 1/2 year old Count Léopold and 20 day old Count Constantin and was born in Luxembourg.

Belgium


-King Albert II Queen Paola, Prince Laurent, Princess Claire ,Princess Astrid, Archduchess of Austria-Este & Prince Lorenz, Archduke of Austria-Este attended Te Deum service  and a special ceremony organized by the Chambre des Représentants, the Sénat and the Gouvernement Fédéral to celebrate  Fête du Roi on Friday {Video}{Photos}{Photos}
-King Philippe  attended the Commémoration de l'Armistice ceremony on Monday {Photos}

-King Philippe & Queen Mathilde presided over a cultural cooperation meeting between the Communauté Flamande (Flemish community) and the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (French community) on Tuesday {Photos}

-Queen Mathilde attended the BTC Conference Center-Espace Jacqmotte on Wednesday {Photos}

-Princess Astrid, Arcduchess of Austria-Este visited the  Rehabilitation Research Center (REVAL) of the Universiteit Hasselt on Thursday {Source}

-Prince Laurent attended the Last Post Ceremony on Monday {Photos}

Denmark

-Queen Margarethe II visited Iceland on Monday. Check back for a full recap.

-Crown Prince Frederik & Crown Princess Mary attended to an official visit to Mexico on Monday. Check back soon for a full recap.

-Princess Marie visited the Sygehus Sønderjylland (South Jutland Hospital) on Tuesday {Video}

Great Britain

-Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh & Prince Harry of Wales attended a reception for those going on the Walking For the Wounded Arctic trek this weekend on Monday {Photos}

-Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh toured the Factory Youth Zone, and a youth centre on Thursday {Source}

-Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh attended the Last Post Ceremony on Monday {Photos}

-The Prince Charles of Wales celebrated his 65th birthday on Thursday.

-The Prince Charles of Wales & Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall continued their state visit to India this week. Check back for a full recap soon.

-The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal attended the College of Occupational Therapists workshop to mark the 40th anniversary of occupational therapy education at the University of Ulster and opened a new gym facility on Tuesday {Source}

-Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge participated in his 2nd investiture ceremony on Tuesday {Photos}
The Duke of Cambridge stepped in last minute due to Queen Elizabeth being ill.{Source}

-Peter Mark Andrew Philips celebrated his 36th birthday on Friday.

-Zara Anne Elizabeth Philips Tindall attended the Murphy Group Handicap Steeple Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse on Saturday {Photos}
 She was there to cheer on her husband's horse, Monbeg Dude, who came in 4th in the race.

-Michael James Tindall played in the Gloucester vs Newcastle Falcons Football match on Saturday {Photos}

Jordan

-King Abdullah II attended the graduation ceremony of the Royal Military College on Monday {Source}

-King Abdullah II, Queen Rania, Crown Prince Hussein,Princess Iman,Princess Salma & Prince Hashem visited the tomb of  The late King Hussein bin Talal to commemorate what would've been his 78th birthday on Thursday {Photos}

Liechtenstein

-Camilla Katharina Maria von Lattorff celebrated her 8th birthday on Thursday.

Luxembourg

-Grand Duke Henri met with the minister-president of the German state of Thuringia on Friday {Source}

-Grand Duchess Maria Teresa participated in a discussion/debate about European microfinance titled “The goal of microfinance : lifting the poor out of poverty or financial access for all?”, on Tuesday {Source}.
-Grand Duchess Maria Teresa & Princess Sibilla attended the 5th edition of the  Edward Steichen Award on Saturday {Source}

-Prince Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke celebrated his 32nd birthday on Monday.

-Grand Duke Jean attended a meeting of the Grand Ducal scouts’ association on Sunday {Photos}.

-Prince Felix & Princess Claire attended the opening of the Special Olympics Euro Tennis 2013 tournament on Friday {Source}

Monaco

-Prince Albert II attended to a visit with President Hollande of France, where they attended a private audience, visited the Oceanographic Museum and Venturi Automobiles on Wednesday {Photos}{Photos}

-Prince Albert II & Princess Charlene attended the Monaco Against Autism Gala on Thursday {Photos}{Photos}. On Sunday the Sovereign couple paid a visit to the Monegasque Red Cross and Monegasque Senior Citizens to hand out gifts in honor of National Day {Photo}

-Prince Albert II & Princess Stephanie attended the No Finish Line 2013 event on Saturday {Photos}

-Prince Albert II & Cecile de Massy attended the International Association of Athletics Federations Gala on Saturday {Photos}
photos of Cecile may be seen by going to newscom.com and typing in Cecile de Massy in the search box. Cecile is Prince Albert II's 1st cousin, Christian de Massy's 4th wife.

-Princess Charlene & Cecile de Massy attended the November luncheon of the Ladies Lunch Monte Carlo on Thursday {Source}

-Princess Stephanie attended a luncheon for Fight Aids Monaco and visited her elephants on Wednesday {Photo}

-Jazmin Grace Grimaldi attended screening of Delivery Man on Sunday {Photos}

The Netherlands

-King Williem-Alexander & Queen Maxima began their official visit to the Dutch Caribbean Islands on Wednesday {Source}. Check back soon for a full recap.

-Queen Maxima presided over the 2013 Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Prijs on Monday {Photos}

-Princess Beatrix attended the 20th Anatomy Lesson on Wednesday {Photos}. On Thursday, the former Dutch Queen opened a “...new building of the St. Antonius Hospital in Utrecht...” {Photos}{Video}

Norway

-Queen Sonja officially opened the exhibition, Ørnulf Opdahl Paintings and Prints at the Kings Palace Gallery on Friday {Photos}

-Crown Princess Mette-Marit had surgery to remove a herniated disk in her back on Friday {Source}. It is expected she will remain in hospital for a few days, then spend several weeks recuperating at home

Spain

-King Juan Carlos I held an audience with representatives from the Consejo de Dirección del partido Unión Progreso y Democracia on Tuesday {Source}

-Queen Sofia attend the inauguration of a special exhibition in celebration of the Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID) on Monday {Source}

-Prince Felipe of Asturias & Princess Letizia of Asturias presided over the 7th Conferencia del Programa Marco de Investigación e Innovación de la Unión Europea en España on Monday {Photos}. On Wednesday, they visited  the historic Mission San Carlos Borroméo del río Carmelo {Photos}. On Thursday, they visited Stanford Univerisity before attending a gala dinner at the Spanish Embassy {Photos}{Photos}. Om Friday, they met with the Mayor of Los Angeles and his wife{Photos}.

Sweden

-Crown Princess Victoria & Prince Daniel attended a formal gathering of the War Sciences to celebrate its 217th anniversary on Tuesday {Source}.

-Crown Princess Victoria visited Piteå Sweden on Wednesday {Source}. On Thursday, the future Swedish Queen  visited The Rolf Luft Center for Diabetes Research at Karolinska Institutet and held a farewell audience with Albania's Ambassador {Source}{Source}

-Prince Daniel visit the Ängslättskolan on Monday {Source}

World Travelers: Danish Queen visits Iceland

Day 1 (Nov 12)

Queen Margarethe II arrived in Iceland and attended a dinner with Iceland's President  and other local dignataries {Source}

Day 2 (Nov 13)

In the morning, she paid a visit to the Culture House: The National Center for Cultural Heritage with Iceland's President {Photos}. During the visit, she was presented with the book,  Kaupmannahöfn sem Höfuðborg Íslands í 500 ár (Copenhagen: Capital of Iceland in 500 years) and viewed the exhibition, Medieval Manuscripts: Eddas and Sagas.

In the afternoon, the Danish Queen visited the University of Iceland and attended a lecture by a University of Copenhagen professor called  Sagaer i Samtiden: Árni Magnússons Storslåede Arv. Afterward, Queen Margarethe II attended the opening of the exhibition "The wallet and Medieval Art" in Gerdarsafn, Kópavogur {Source}. In the evening, Queen Margarethe II attended a gala dinner to celebrate "... the Árni Magnússon's 350-year anniversary..."{Photos}

Saturday, November 16, 2013

World Travelers: King & Queen of Norway visit Turkey: November 2013

Day 1 (Nov 5)

Upon their arrival in Turkey, the King and Queen of Norway attended a Welcoming Ceremony. During the ceremony, the King (along side the Turkish President) reviewed the Turkish Honor Guard. After the Guard Review, the Norweigen King and Turkish President sat down for a discussion. After that, the Norwiegen Royal Couple attended a business seminar before visiting Hagia Sophia and he Sultan Ahmed Mosque (the Blue Mosque) in Istanbul{Source}

{Photos}

Day 2 (Nov 6)

During the second day of their visit to Turkey, the Norwegian Royal Couple did several activities.

King Harald & Queen Sonja attended a concert and Norwegian seafood buffet at the Ciragan Palace Kempinski Hotel {Photos}

Day 3 (Nov 7)

The Norwiegen Royal Couple visited the Aya Sofia Museumand the Blue Mosque. They also attended a Turkish/Norwegian Business Seminar {Photos}

Friday, November 15, 2013

Royal Profile: Peter Mark Andrew Philips

Peter Mark Andrew Philips was born the eldest son of The Princess Anne and her first husband, Captain Mark Philips on 15 November 1977{Source}. He is the 1st legitimate grandchild of a monarch to be born without a title or courtesy title in 500 years. At the time of his birth, there was a 41-gun salute from the Tower of London. His godparents were:
  • The Prince of Wales (his uncle, who he nearly shares a birthday with)
  • the Rt. Rev'd. Geoffrey Tiarks
  • Captain Hamish Lochore
  • Lady Cecil Cameron of Lochiel 
  • Jane Holderness-Roddam

Peter has no biological brothers, but has one full younger sister and two half younger sisters:
  • Zara Philips (1981)
  • Felicity Tonkin (1985) 
  • Stephanie Philips (1997)

He has one brother-in-law, Mike Tindall, who married his sister Zara in 2011.

From 1980-1990, Peter attended Port Regis School. Upon graduating from there, he attended the same school previously attended by his maternal grandfather and uncles, Gordonstun School in Scotland. He attended the University of Exeter, graduating with a Sports Science degree.

After graduating in 2000, Peter worked for various organizations. First, he workedas a corprorate hospitality manager for Jaguar, before moving on to work as a sponsorship accounts manager for WilliamsF1 Racing Team. He worked for Royal Bank of Scotland from 2005-2012. He now works as a managing director for an organization known as SEL UK, where he manages his sister's equestrian career {Source}.

Contrary to his sister's life, Peter leads a very low public profile. He dated a few women before meeting Autumn Philips, and marrying her in 2008. Together, they have two daughters:

  • Miss Savannah Anne Kathleen Philips (2010)
  • Miss Isla Elizabeth Philips (2012)
In August 2012, he was the Guest of Honor at the 2012 Rugby Leauge Challenge Cup Finals between Warrington Wolves and Leeds Rhinos. In June 2013, he participated in the organization of The London Leg of the Global Champions Tour {Video}

At his birth, he was 6th in line for the throne. Presently, Mr. Philips is 12th after three uncles, six cousins, a 1st cousin 1x removed and his mother.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Royal Profile:Camilla Katharina Maria von Lattorff

Camilla Katharina Maria von Lattorff was born 14 November 2005, and is the daughter of Philip von Lattorff and Princess Tatjana of Liechtenstein{Source}.

She has three brothers and four sisters{Source}{Source}:
  • Lukas Maria von Lattorff (2000)
  • Elisabeth Marie Angela Tatiana von Lattorff(2002)
  • Marie Theresa von Lattorff (2004)
  • Anna Pia Theresia Maria von Lattorff (2007)
  • Sophie Katharina Maria von Lattorff (2009)
  • Maximilian von Lattorff (2011)
It is likely given that she is not in line for the Liechtenstein throne due to Male-preference cognatic primogeniture.

It is likely that she speaks German, the official language of Liechtenstein.



Other than that, very little is known about the Princely Family of Liechtenstein. They tend to keep out of the limelight.




Royal Profile: The Prince Charles of Wales

Charles Philip Arthur George Mountbatten-Windsor (aka Prince Charles of Wales) was born on 14 November 1948 weighing 7 lbs 6oz, he was the eldest son and heir apparent to Princess Elizabeth of York andSir Philip Mountbatten at Buckingham Palace{Source}.
 His godparents were:

  1. King George V (his maternal grandfather)
  2. King Haakon VIII (his distant cousin)
  3. Queen Mary (his maternal great grandmother)
  4. The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (his maternal aunt)
  5. Prince George of Greece (his paternal granduncle)
  6. Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine (his paternal great-grandmother)
  7. Patricia Edwina Victoria Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma (his paternal cousin)
  8. The Hon. David Bowes-Lyon (his maternal granduncle)
When he was just three years old, he became heir-apparent to the throne at his mother's ascendance to the throne in 1952{Source}.


He was 4 years old on his mother's 2 June 1953 Cpronation at Westminister Abbey. Many who watched the Coronation have vivid memories of him seated between his widowed grandmother, now to be known as Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, and his aunt, Princess Margaret. {Source}.


Unlike his mother's upbringing of an education at Buckingham Palace, the young Prince's parents decided to educate him at top private schools in London{Source}. He began his education at the prestigious Hill House school in West London, shortly before his eighth birthday {Source}. After just one school year (10 months to be exact), he became a boarder at the prestigious Cheam School. Like his father previously, Prince Charles attended Gordonstoun School beginning when he was 13 years old{Source}. In 1966, he attended two terms as an exchange student at Timbertop, a remote outpost of the Geelong Church of England Grammar School in Melbourne, Australia{Source}.. After two terms in Australia, he returned for a final year at Gordonstoun School, where he was appointed School Guardian (Head Boy){Source}.. Having passed six O Levels, the Prince took a Levels in 1967, where he received a B in History, C in French and a disticition in an optional special history paper. After graduting from Gordonstoun, he attended the University of Cambridge, where he studied archaeology and anthropology at Trinity College, changing to history for the latter half of his degree, and was awarded a 2:2 degree in 1970{Source}..

When he was just 9 years old, his mother created him The Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester{Source}. He was invested as Prince of Wales by The Queen on 1st July 1969 in a colorful ceremony at Caernarfon Castle{Source}. Before the investiture The Prince had spent a term at the University College of Wales at Aberystwyth, learning to speak Welsh.{Source}


In February 1970, he took his seat in the House of Lords. A year later, the Prince began a brief military career. He flew himself to Royal Air Force (RAF) Cranwell in Lincolnshire, to train as a jet pilot. At his own request, The Prince had received flying instruction from the RAF during his second year at Cambridge. In September 1971 after the passing out parade at Cranwell, The Prince embarked on a naval career, following in the footsteps of his father, grandfather and both his great-grandfathers. The six-week course at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, was followed by service on the guided missile destroyer HMS Norfolk and two frigates. He qualified as helicopter pilot in 1974 before joining 845 Naval Air Squadron, which operated from the Commando carrier HMS Hermes. On 9th February 1976, The Prince took command of the coastal minehunter HMS Bronington for his last nine months in the Navy.

On 29th July 1981, The Prince of Wales married Lady Diana Spencer in St Paul's Cathedral{Source}. The Spencer family had a long standing connection with the British Royal Family-Lady Diana's father had been a equerry to Queen Elizabeth's parents and Lady Diana's maternal grandmother was a close friend and lady-in-waiting to Prince Charles's grandmother{Source}. The Prince's marriage produced two sons{Source}:

During their marriage, the Prince and Princess of Wales carried out numerous overseas tours and engagements throughout the United Kingdom. In December 1992, it was announced that the Prince and Princess of Wales agreed to separate. The marriage was official dissolved in August 1996. Even with the dissolvement of the marriage, the Princess remained a member of the British Royal Family as mother of the heir apparent's heir. She continued to reside at Kensington Palace and carry out work for numerous charities. Upon her death in August 1997, the Prince flew to Paris with his two former sister-in-laws to accompany her body back to England. On the day of her funeral, he accompanied their two sons, who were age 15 and 12 at the time behind the coffin from The Mall to Westminster Abbey, along with the Princess's former father-in-law and her younger brother.


In April 2005, Prince Charles chose to make another change in his familial life. He married Camilla Parker-Bowels at the Guildhall, Windsor. After the ceremony, Camilla became known as The Duchess of Cornwall, which is one of the titles that Prince Charles holds as heir apparent{Source}. She chose this title out of respect for her stepsons and the association the title Princess of Wales had with their mother. 


Prince Charles is very active in charity work. He has developed an organization titled The Prince's Charities, which he is patron and President of. The charity reflects his long term and innovated perspectives, and seeks to address areas that have previous unmet needs. The Prince's primary interests are in feilds such as the built of the environment, global sustainability, youth opportunity, education and faith.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Royal Profile:Prince Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg

Prince Guillaume Jean Joseph Marie, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg  was born 11 November 1981, the eldest child of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa {Source}.
He has 3 brothers, 1 sister and two sisters-in-law{Source}:

At birth, he was known simply as Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg, and was 2nd in line for the throne after his father{Source}. With the abdication of his grandfather in 2000, he has been known as Prince Guillaume Jean Joseph Marie, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg{Source}. 

In April 2012, it was announced that he was engaged to Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy {Source}. Their wedding was celebrated on 20th October 2012{Source}.

The future Grand Duke speaks many languages including Luxembourgish, French, English, German and Spanish{Source}.

Prince Guillaume attended schools in Europe, mostly in Luxembourg, Switzerland, and England {Source}. He attended Lorentzweiler primary school and completed His lower secondary education at Lycée Robert Schuman{Source}. After that, he went to Switzerland, where he attended Collège Beausoleil in the passing his French Baccalaureate in 2001{Source}. From September 2001 to August 2002, he attended Sandhurst Royal Military Academy{Source}, he was commissioned as an officer in the Luxembourg Army in December 2002, and presently holds the rank on Lieutenant-Colonel {Source}. In June 2009, he was awarded a Bachelor's Degree with honors in Humanities and Languages with a specialization in Political Science from the University of Angers (France) {Source}.

The future Grand Duke has many interests. He has a keen interest in the significant geopolitical events of our time {Source}. In 2005, he took part in the United Nation’s “Millennium Conference” in New York {Source}. Prince Guillaume also participates in many activities in Luxembourg. Since 2001, he has served as honorary president of the Board of Economic Developement {Source}. He has served as a member of the State Council (Conseil d'Etat) since June 2005{Source}.He is also a board member of the “Fondation du Grand-Duc et de la Grande-Duchesse”{Source}.  He is High Patron of{Source}:
  • The Luxembourg Cycling Federation
  • The Luxembourg Youth Hostel Association
  • The Association nationale des victimes de la Route
  • The European Union Youth Wind Orchestra
  • Association Jonk Entrepreneuren
 Prince Guillaume is interested in politics, economics and philosophy; His favorite books include biographies and historical novels{Source}. The Prince enjoys music, both classical and modern, and plays piano and guitar{Source}. As a child, he used to sing in the Pueri Cantores Choir of Luxembourg{Source}. In Switzerland, He was a singer in the school rock band{Source}. Among performing arts, Prince Guillaume particularly enjoys theatre; He took part in several school plays during his studies in Switzerland{Source}. He is also a keen sportsman and enjoys football, tennis, skiing, swimming and water sports{Source}.

    Prince Guillaume has also participated in numerous humanitarian and internships.In summer 1997, Prince Guillaume participated in a humanitarian aid camp in Nepal, as a member of the Luxembourg Scout movement{Source}. In 1999, He embarked on a charitable mission to Aguascalientes to bring social and educational assistance to children in one of the poorest regions of Mexico{Source}.In 2003, Prince Guillaume completed a traineeship at Union Chimique Belge, where he participated in the drafting of the company’s historical papers{Source}. In 2004, he internship at Deutsche Bank in London, which enabled him to gain substantial experience in international finance{Source}. In 2005, He took part in various projects with the Spanish branch of Arcelor, a steelmaking company now part of the Arcelor Mittal group{Source}. Since autumn 2010, Prince Guillaume has been appointed honorary President of the board of the “Kräizbierg Foundation", a charity for the disabled, after being its chairman for more than ten years{Source}. 

    Sunday, November 10, 2013

    The Recap of the Royals You Love: Nov 4-10,2013

    Belgium

    -King Philippe held a luncheon meeting with the President of the European Commission and President of the European Council on Monday {Photos}. On Tuesday, the Belgian King met the President of South Korea {Photos}

    -King Philippe & Queen Mathilde attended a one-day state visit to The Netherlands on Thursday {Photos}

    -King Philippe & Princess Astrid, Archduchess of Austria-Este attended a reception at the Palais des Beaux-Arts on Wednesday {Photos}

    -Prince Laurent & Princess Claire attended the première of the film, Marina, on Monday {Source}

    Denmark

    -Queen Margarethe II, Henrik, Prince Consort, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary & Prince Joachim attended a Fredensborg Concerto for healthcare on Tuesday {Source}

    -Queen Margarethe II & Henrik, Prince Consort received several new ambassadors on Friday {Source}

    -Henrik, Prince Consort attended a concert by the Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir on Friday {Source}

    -Crown Prince Frederik inaugurated the Power Racing Gokart Akademi on Monday {Photo}

    -Crown Princess Mary attended a presentation of the UNFPA Population Report on Tuesday {Source}

    -Princess Marie participated in the 37th General Conference of the UNESCO on Tuesday and Wednesday {Source}

    -Princess Benedikte  attended the 2013 Laugenes Årlige Opvisnin on Tuesday {Source}

    Great Britain

    -Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh attended a State Gala Banquet in honor of the President of South Korea's state visit on Tuesday {Photos}

    -Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex, Sophie, The Countess of Wessex, The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry of Wales, Prince Richard, The Duke of Gloucester, Birigitte, The Duchess of Gloucester, Prince Edward, The Duke of Kent & Princess Alexandra of Kent, The Honorable Lady Ogilvy attended the Remembrance Sunday Services on Sunday {Photos}{Photos}

    -Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh & The Prince Andrew, Duke of York attended a ceremonial welcome ceremony for the Korean President on Monday {Photos}

    -Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex, Sophie, The Countess of Wessex,  The Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Vice Admrial Sir Timothy Laurence, Prince Edward, The Duke of Kent, Birgitte, The Duchess of Gloucester, Princess Alexandra of Kent, The Honorable Lady Ogilvy attended the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance on Saturday {Photos}

    -Queen Elizabeth II,  Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Michael of Kent & Princess Michael of Kent  officially opens the headquarters of SSAFA (Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Families Association) on Friday {Photos}

    -Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh & Prince Harry of Wales visited the Field of Remembrance at Westminister Abbey on Thursday {Photos}

    -The Prince Charles of Wales & Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall began a State Visit to India on Monday. Check back for a full recap.

    -The Prince Andrew, The Duke of York participated in the Rememberance Sunday Ceremony at Camp Bastion on Sunday {Source}

    -The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex was installed as Chancellor of the University of Bath on Thursday {Photos}

    -The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Sophie, The Countess of Wessex attended a reception prior to the Earl's installment of Chancellor of the University of Bath on Thursday {Photos}

    -Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge participated in a“...ceremony at the proposed site of the new Korean war memorial...” with South Korea's Vice-President on Tuesday {Photos}. On Wednesday, the future King observed a surgery for the removal of a bladder tumor on a male patient during a visit to the Royal Marsden Hospital on Thursday {Source}. On Saturday, The Duke of Cambridge attended the International rugby union test match between Wales and South Africa {Photos}

    -Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge & Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge met with London Poppy Day Supporters on Thursday {Photos}

    -Princess Beatrice of York became patron of the 2013 Fashion For the Brave Charity Event, which was held on Friday {Source} {Photos}

    -The Lady Louise Alice Elizabeth Mary Mountbatten-Windsor celebrated her 10th birthday on Friday.

    -Prince Richard, The Duke of Gloucester attended the groundbreaking ceremony of the proposed site of the new Korean war memorial in Victoria Embankment Gardens opposite the Ministry of Defence on Monday {Photos}

    -Prince Michael of Kent & Princess Michael of Kent attended the Collars & Coats Gala Ball on Thursday {Photos}

    Japan

    -Emperor Akihito,  Empress Michiko, Crown Prince Naruhito & Crown Princess Masako  hosted a tea party  in honor of the recipients of the 2013 Order of Culture Awards/Medals on Tuesday {Video}

    -Crown Prince Naruhito attended a special exhibition, Michelangelo Buonarroti: The Making of a Genius and the 500th Anniversary of the Sistine Chapel  on Tuesday {Photos}

    Jordan

    -Queen Rania attended the United Nations Foundation Global Leadership Dinner on Wednesday {Photos}. On Thursday, she attended the signing of a partnership with her foundation, Queen Rania Foundation, and EdX in Massachusetts {Source}. On Friday, the Jordanian Queen opened the 7th Annual Harvard Arab Weekend Conference {Source}

    Luxembourg

    -Grand Duke Henri  received the Path to Peace Award 2013 in an official ceremony at the United Nations headquarters on Monday {Source}. On Tuesday, the Grand Duke attended a meeting at the UN entitled Sport for peace and development: building a peaceful and better world through sport and the Olympic ideal {Source}
    Grand Duchess Maria Teresa received the award in 2006.

    -Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Princess Stephanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess & Princess Sibilla visited the exhibition Le rêve italien de la Maison de Luxembourg in Neumünster Abbey on Monday {Source}
    Princess Sibilla is the sister-in-law of Grand Duke Henri.

    -Grand Duchess Maria Teresa was presented with the International Solidarity Award 2013 from Luxembourg's Greek ambassador on Monday {Source}

    Monaco

    -Prince Albert II participated in the opening of the 5th Meeting of the Parties to Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans in the Black Sea Mediterranean Sea and Contiguous Atlantic Area (ACCOBAMS) on Tuesday {Source}. On Wednesday, the sovereign prince attended the 'Electric Marathon St Petersburg-Monte-Carlo' event {Photos}

    -Princess Charlene attended the 2013 Peace and Sports' Awards on Thursday {Photos}She was named ambassador to the organization on Thursday{Source}

    The Netherlands

    -King Williem-Alexander & Queen Maxima attended a one-day state visit to The Netherlands by the King & Queen of Belgium on Thursday {Photos} Also on Thursday, the Dutch King & Queen visited Moscow, Russia {Photos}

    -King Willem-Alexander swore in Ms. Lucille Andrea George-Wout as the new governor of Curaçao on Monday {Photos}

    -Queen Maxima attended a presentation of the Dutch award for visual artists and architects {Photo} and a charity performance of the musical Hij Gelooft in Mij (Does He Believe in Me)  on Tuesday {Photos}. On Wednesday, the Dutch Queen attended the 100th Anniversary Celebration of The Stock Exchange Building{Source}.
    -Princess Beatrix opened a new building of the Stichting de Basis on Tuesday {Photos}. On Friday, the former Dutch Queen attended the  Erasmus Universiteit (EUR) 100th Dies Natalis anniversary {Photos}. On Saturday, she visited the exhibition, Katinka van Rood: Vorstelijk Beeldhouwster {Photos}.

    Norway

    -King Harald V & Queen Sonja began their three-day state visit to Turkey on Tuesday. Check back for a full recap soon.

    -Crown Prince Haakon attended the Pøbelseminaret (Rabble Seminar) on Wednesday {Photo}

    Spain

    -King Juan Carlos I attended a hearing a delegation of the Foundation Keren Hayesod-United Israel Appeal on Wednesday {Source}

    -Queen Sofia attended a gala dinner for the winners of the Mariano de Cavia, Luca de Tena and Mingote  on Tuesday {Source}. On Thursday, Queen Sofia received the 2013 Golden Spike Food Banks granted by the Spanish Federation of Food Banks (FESBAL) {Source}

    -Prince Felipe of Asturias & Princess Letizia of Asturias presided over the awarding of the XXX edition Journalism Award "Francisco Cerecedo" on Wednesday {Source}

    -Prince Felipe of Asturias attended a Military Hearing a commission promoting XL General Air Academy and Military Court to a committee of the National Spanish Association of Military, Civil Guards with Disabilities (ACIME), Military Hearing a group of brigadier generals and admirals
     on Thursday {Source} {Source}{Source}

    -Princess Letizia of Asturias participated in the inauguration of the 1st Congreso Internacional Contra la Violencia de Género on Tuesday {Video}. On Thursday, Spain's future Queen Consort presided over the admission of Ms.. Carme Riera in the Royal Spanish Academy {Source}.

    -Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo attended a presentation of the XIV edition Solidarity Campaign "One toy, one dream" on Thursday {Source}

    -Alejandro Juan Gómez-Acebo y Cano celebrated his 9th birthday on Tuesday.

    Sweden

    -King Carl XVI Gustaf received the Minister for Financial Markets on Monday {Source}On Thursday, Sweden's King held an audience of Turkish Prime Minister {Source}

    -King Carl XVI Gustaf & Crown Princess Victoria attended a meetings with the Advisory Council, National Cabinet on Wednesday {Source} {Source}

    -Crown Princess Victoria & Prince Daniel visited Hackney Community College, Google Campus and Level 39, met with London's Mayor, met with Queen Elizabeth II, and attended a Swedish Industrial Forum in London on Thursday {Source}. On Friday, the future Swedish Monarch and Consort visited the Senate House at King's College, University of Cambridge where they met with Swedish students studying at the university and toured the Seven Acres Skanska housing development {Photos}

    -Prince Daniel attended the Anders Wall lecture on entrepeneurship at Uppsala University on Wednesday {Source}