Sunday, December 4, 2016

The Royal Recap of the Royals You Love: November 28-December 4, 2016

Belgium

-King Philippe & Queen Mathilde attended the signing of the grenscorrectie treaty in The Netherlands during their official visit to The Netherlands on Monday {Photos}. On Tuesday, the duo attended a gala performance in their honor during their official visit to The Netherlands {Photos}. On Sunday, the monarch and his consort celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary.

-King Philippe visited the  ESA technical center ESTEC in Noordwijk on Tuesday {Photos}

-Queen Mathilde visited organizations that benefit from funding from the Oranje Fund on Tuesday {Source}

-Princess Astrid, The Archduchess of Austria-Este attended a reception ahead of her Belgian Economic Mission to the US on Friday {Photo}. On Saturday, she began her Belgian Economic Mission to the US  {Source}

-Princess Léa celebrated her 65th birthday on Friday.

Bhutan

-Queen Jetsun Pema attended celebrations of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Saturday {Photos}

-Queen Mother Ashi Sangay Choden Wangchuck & Princess Eeuphelma Choden Wangchuck attended a gala dinner to mark the opening of the exhibit  Royal Bridges on Wednesday {Source}

-Princess Ashi Dechen Yangzom Wangchuck celebrated his 35th birthday on Friday.

Bulgaria

-King Simeon & Queen Margarita joined members of the Romanian Royal Family Gara Gara Sinaia to Sibiu, Romania on Wednesday and Thursday {Source}{Source} On Thursday, they took part in Romania's National Day Celebrations{Source}

Cambodia

-Princess Norodom Veasna Diva attended a gala dinner to mark the opening of the exhibit  Royal Bridges on Wednesday {Source}

Denmark

-Queen Margrethe II, Crown Prince Fredrik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent, Princess Josephine, Prince Felix, Prince Nikolai, Alexandra, The Countess of Frederiksborg attended the opening performance of Nøddeknækkeren  on Thursday {Photos}.

-Queen Margrethe II held an audience with memebers of the government on Monday {Photos}.

-Crown Prince Fredrik held several official audiences on Monday {Source}. On Wednesday, the future Danish king attended the 'News XChange' conference and visited the construction site of a new metro station {Photos}{Photos}{Video}{Photos}. On Thursday, he awarded the grants of the  Anders Lassen Foundation {Photos}
 -Clara Borthe Elisabeth Schmidt af Rosenborg celebrated her 12th birthday on Monday.

-Julius Christian Emil Schmidt af Rosenborg celebrated his 15th birthday on Thursday.

Great Britain

-Queen Elizabeth II, Sophie, The Countess of Wessex & Princess Alexandra of Kent, The Hon. Lady Ogilvy attended a reception for Princess Alexandra's patronages to mark her 80th birthday on Wednesday {Photos}

-The Prince Charles of Wales, Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge,  Princess Eugenie of York, Prince Richard, The Duke of Gloucester, Birigitte, The Duchess of Gloucester, Prince Edward, The Duke of Kent, Prince Michael of Kent & Princess Alexandra of Kent, The Hon. Lady Ogilvy attended a memorial service for the late Duke of Westminster on Monday {Photos}

-The Prince Charles of Wales & Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall visited the Fitzwilliam Museum on Tuesday {Source}

-Queen Elizabeth II visited Goodenough College on Thursday {Photos}. On Friday, the United Kingdom's longest reigning monarch held an investiture ceremony {Photos}

-Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh officially opened the Brompton Bicycle Factory on Monday {Source}

-The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex attended a dinner for the Duke of Edinburgh Award and undertook a meeting with DoE Award Scheme members in Latvia on Wednesday {Photo}{Photos}

-The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal attended the opening of the Hasbury Housing Partnership Affordable Homes on Friday {Source}

-Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge held an investiture at Buckingham Palace and visited the Padley Development Centre  on Tuesday {Photos}{Photos}. On Wednesday, he attended the 2016 Tusk Awards {Photos}.

-Prince Harry continued his Caribbean tour this week {Photos}{Photos}{Source}{Photos}

-Zara Anne Elizabeth Philips Tindall & Michael James Tindall announced they are expecting a second child in the spring of 2017 on Wednesday {Source}

-Edward Windsor, Lord Downpatrick celebrated his 28th birthday on Friday.

Greece

-Crown Prince Pavlos attended a memorial service for the late Duke of Westminster on Monday {Photos}

-Princess Tatiana attended a gala dinner to mark the opening of the exhibit  Royal Bridges on Wednesday {Source}

Germany

-Princess Maria Theresia von Thurn und Taxis celebrated her 36th birthday on Monday.

Italy

-Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, The Duke of Castro, Princess Camilla of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, The Duchess of Castro, Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, The Duchess of  Calabria & Palermo & Princess Maria Chiara of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, The Duchess of Capri attended the opening of the exhibit Virtuti & Merito  on Friday {Photos}

Japan

-Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko, Crown Prince Naruhito , Crown Princess Masako, Fumihito Prince Akishino, Princess Kiko of Akishino, Princess Mako of Akishino & Princess Kako of Akishino attended a state banquet is held in honor of Singapore President & First Lady's official visit to Japan on Wednesday {Photos}

-Emperor Akihito & Empress Michiko attended a welcome ceremony for the President and First Lady of Singapore on Wednesday {Photos}. On Thursday, they held an audience with their granddaughter, Princess Aiko, Princess Toshi in honor of her 15th birthday{Photos}

-Princess Aiko, Princess Toshi celebrated her 15th birthday on Thursday {Official Birthday Photos}.

-Fumihito , Prince Akishino celebrated his 51st birthday on Wednesday.

Jordan

-Queen Rania attended the Foreign Press Association Awards where she received the Foreign Press Association’s Humanitarian Award on Tuesday {Photos}. On Saturday, the Jordanian Queen accepted the Golden Heart Award at the 2016 A Heart for Children' (Ein Herz Fuer Kinder) Gala {Photos}
Previous royal winners of this award include Prince Harry of Wales (2010) & Princess Charlene of Monaco (2011)

Luxembourg

-Prince Felix & Princess Claire welcomed their second child, a son, HRH Prince Liam Henri Hartmut de Nassau, on Monday {Source}

-Prince Liam Henri Hartmut de Nassau was born in Switzerland on Monday {Source}

-Prince Paul Louis de Nassau attended the 2016 Bal des Debutantes on Wednesday {Source}

-Princess Tessy attended a gala dinner to mark the opening of the exhibit  Royal Bridges on Wednesday {Source}

Monaco

-Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene, Prince Jacques, Princess Gabriella, Baroness Elisabeth-Anne de Massy & Melanie-Antointte de Massy attended the opening of the 2016 Christmas Village on Saturday {Photos}{Photos}

-Princess Stephanie & Camille Marie Kelly Gottlieb attended the unveiling quilts of Fight Aids Monaco on tribute to people who died of AIDS on Monday {Photos}. On Friday the mother-daughter duo attended the Fight Aids Monaco auction for World Aids Day{Photos}.

-Princess Charlene attended the 2016 Bal de Noël on Saturday {Photos}

-Princess Stephanie participated in the UN's high level meeting on ending the AIDS epidemic on Friday {Photos}

-Charlotte Marie Pomeline Casiraghi attended the 2016 Longines Paris Masters on Saturday {Photos}
Unlike previous years, when the event was sponsored by Gucci and she was a Gucci rider, she did not participate in the event.

-Jazmin Grace Grimaldi attended the Artsy and SoundCloud Present Collective Reality at The Faena Art Dome  on Wednesday {Photos}. On Friday, the eldest daughter of Monaco's monarch attended the 50 Parties Book Launch Hosted by Standard Press and Ryan McGinness {Photo}
random speculation: she's been seen with Ian Mellencamp quite a bit lately...wonder if they are an item? Mellencamp is the nephew of singer John Mellencamp.

Morocco

-Princess Lalla Salma attended the opening ceremony of the third edition of the World Innovation Summit for Health on Wednesday {Video}.

The Netherlands

-King Williem-Alexander, Queen Maxima, Princess Margriet & Princess Beatrix attended a gala performance in honor of the Belgian visit to The Netherlands on Tuesday{Photos}{Photos}

-King Williem-Alexander & Queen Maxima attended the signing of the grenscorrectie treaty in The Netherlands on Monday {Photos}

-King Williem-Alexander visited the  ESA technical center ESTEC in Noordwijk on Tuesday {Photos}

-Queen Maxima visited organizations that benefit from funding from the Oranje Fund on Tuesday {Source}. On Thursday the Dutch consort attended opening of the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS) {Photos}. On Friday, she visited the De Pracht Community Centre {Photos}. On xxxday, she attended The Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds 2016 {Photos}.

-Emma Francisca Catharina van Vollenhoven celebrated her 10th birthday on Monday.

-Princesse Zita de Bourbone-Parme attended the 2016 Les Bal de Debutates on Wednesday {Source}
Princess Zita de Bourbon-Parme is the daughter of Prince Charles-Emmanuel of Bourbon-Parma who is the son of Prince Michel of Bourbon-Parma, thus a great-niece of Queen Anne of Romania and a 1st cousin 1x removed. Her escort was her distant cousin, Prince Paul Louis de Nassau.

Norway

-Queen Sonja awarded the Queen Sonja's School Prize to Ila skole on Tuesday {Source}

-Crown Prince Haakon attended the opening of the Nordic Showcase on Wednesday {Source}. On Thursday, he opened the seminar Responsibility works {Source}

-Crown Princess Mette-Maritt met with several representatives from her various patronages on Tuesday {Source}. On Wednesday, the future Queen Consort visited Deichman Public Library, Majorstuen Branch {Photos}{Source}

-Prince Sverre Magnus celebrated his 11th birthday on Saturday.

-Princess Astrid, Mrs. Ferner awarded the 2016 Princess Astrid International Music Prize on Friday {Source}

Romania

-Crown Princess Margareta, Prince Radu & Princess Maria participated in a train ride from Gara Gara Sinaia to Sibiu, Romania on Wednesday and Thursday {Source}{Source}. On Thursday, the royal trio took part in Romania's National Day Celebrations{Source}. On Friday, the trio arrived at Sibiu City Hall where they took part in meeting members of the local government {Source}

-Prince Radu visited the Humanitas Bookstore to attended the launch of Royal Christmas  on Friday {Source}

-Princess Sophie attended RoyalBridges as a photographer on Wednesday {Photos}

Spain

-King Felipe VI & Queen Letizia attended an official visit to Portugal on Monday and Tuesday {Source}.

-King Felipe VI attended the swearing in of the new Attorney General of the State on Monday {Source}

-Queen Letizia attended the International symposium on sustainable food systems for healthy diets and improved nutrition on Friday {Source}

-King Juan Carlos I arrived in Cuba to attend the funeral of Fidel Castro on Wednesday {Photos}

-Infanta Elena, The Duchess of Lugo & Doña Victoria Fredrica de Marichalar de Bourbon attended Horse Week Madrid on Monday {Source}

-Don Carlos Fitz-James Stuart de Solis celebrated his 25th birthday on Tuesday.

Sweden

-King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria & Prince Daniel attended a meeting with Sweden's Foreign Minister, attended a luncheon for the President and First Lady of Poland on Wednesday {Source} {Source}

-King Carl XVI Gustaf & Queen Silvia attended a seminar at Fryshuset on Friday {Source}.

-King Carl XVI Gustaf & Crown Princess Victoria attended a meeting of the Swedish Forien Relations Committee on Friday {Source}

-King Carl XVI Gustaf held a meeting with the newly appointed Permanent Secretary to the Swedish Academy on Monday {Source}. On Wednesday, he held an audience with newly appointed Swedish Ambassadors to Morocco, Canada, and India {Source}

-Prince Carl Philip & Princess Sofia presided over a meeting of their foundation on Monday {Source}

-Queen Silvia attended the opening of the exhibition Baroque Blomsterjul  on Thursday {Source}

-Prince Daniel & Princess Estelle attended the opening of the European Women's Handball Championship on Sunday {Photos}

-Princess Sofia attended a luncheon on the theme of social entrepreneurship and sustainability on Tuesday {Photos}

Thailand

-Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn was officially proclaimed King of Thailand under the name King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkunon Thursday {Source}{Photos}

Qatar

-Sheikha Moza bint Nasser attended  the opening ceremony of the third edition of the World Innovation Summit for Health on Wednesday {Video}{Source}

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