On Tuesday, April 14, 2015, Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco visited the Collège Charles III in Monte-Carlo. Whilst there the lovely princess met with a group of 6th grade ...
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On April 21, 2015, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium arrived in Strasbourg, France for a one-day visit.
The day began with a visit to the Council of Europe. Whilst there the reigning couple held a meeting with the Secretary General Council of Europe, Mr. Thorbjorn Jagland, as well as with the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Ms. Anne Brasseur.
Thereafter, Their Majesties attended a plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). According to the official website for PACE His Majesty gave a speech in which he:
“…called for the establishment and preservation of a decent society, expressing his regret at ‘too many situations in which men and women are not treated with dignity’. These shameful attitudes, which we were acquiring in particular when faced with the pressures of migration, were not just held by private individuals but also by institutions, he said, pointing to the recent tragedies in the Mediterranean.
[His Majesty went on to note that] in order to build and preserve a decent society, there was a need to ‘reconnect with our vision of human beings in their entirety’, namely independent individuals, free of any external interference, but at the same time receptive to others and the world around them, shaping themselves in a spirit of respect and tolerance.”
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(VIDEOS) TIMs Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan Host Their Traditional Spring Garden Party.
On Tuesday, April 21, 2015, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan accompanied by His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan, Their Imperial Highnesses Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko of Japan along with other members of the Imperial Family hosted a lovely spring garden party held at the Akasaka Palace Imperial Garden in Tokyo.
On Sunday, April 19, 2015, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark accompanied by her children, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent, and Princess Josephine, attended the opening of the Økologisk Landsforening’s, 2015 Økodag (the National Ecological Society’s, 2015 Ecoday) held at the Bækkenstoft Gård (Farm).
(VIDEO) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh Attend a Reception at Canada House.
On Sunday, April 19, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh accompanied by Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy, attended a reception at Canada House in London to “…to commemorate the Regiments’ involvement in the First World War.”
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On Sunday, April 19, 2015, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco accompanied by Baroness Elisabeth-Anne de Massy attended day eight of the ATP Rolex Masters Series Final held at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club.
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Well, here is the infamous movie that bombed big time during last year’s opening of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival… Grace of Monaco.
But, hurry… this movie may not last much longer on YouTube.
Their Highnesses Hereditary Prince Hubertus and Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Open an Exhibition.
On Friday, April 17, 2015, Their Highnesses Hereditary Prince Hubertus and Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha opened the exhibition, ZeitTraum (Time Dream), at Schloss Callenberg in Coburg, Germany.
This special exhibition from the:
“…Ducal Art Collection of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha includes, in addition to precious furniture, paintings, porcelain and arms, a diverse selection of timekeeping devices spanning several centuries.
The clocks boast both an impressive design and technical sophistication. Many of which played a key role in courtly representation. However, in addition to the aesthetic display of wealth and power, the clock is also a symbol for the transient nature of all things. In its latest exhibition, the ducal clock collection bridges the past and present of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.”
On Saturday, Their Highnesses along with His Highness Prince Andreas of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha hosted a reception at Schloss Callenberg on the occasion of the opening of the exhibition. Roughly 100 lucky guests attended last evening’s event.
ZeitTraum will be open to the public until August 31, 2015.
His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Opens the 12th Edition of the Top Marques Supercar Show.
On Thursday, April 16, 2015, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco opened the 12th Edition of the Top Marques Supercar Show held at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte-Carlo, Monaco.
This fantastic as well as unique four-day event is the “…most exclusive, live supercar show in the world. Top Marques Monaco brings the High Net Worth buyers to the car manufacturers and the cars to the buyers, who can get behind the wheel for a test drive on the Monaco Grand Prix circuit. “
According to a press release, via Top Marques Monaco, during today’s the sovereign prince:
“..unveiled seven world launches to an international press of 200-plus from more than 30 countries. Amongst the state-of-the-art vehicles uncovered by the Prince in the Espace Ravel of the Grimaldi Forum included the electric supercar Toroidion 1MW and Alpha Armouring’s Alpha Phoneix, a bullet-proof version of the Mercedes G.“
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On the morning of Thursday, April 16, 2015, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan visited the Musashino Imperial Graveyard in Hachiōji, Tokyo, Japan.
According to ANN News, the purpose of today’s visit was to offer prayers of thanks to “…Emperor Hirohito, following their (Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko’s) recent visit to Palau to commemorate those who lost their lives there during World War II…”
On Wednesday, April 15, 2015, Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco presented Serbian tennis star, Mr. Novak Djokovic, with the 2015 Laureus World Sportsman of the Year at the Sporting de Monte-Carlo in lovely Monaco.
Mr. Djokovic received the award because, well, he’s pretty awesome at playing tennis as well as basically being an overall super cool dude.
And, that’s it. :)
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On Tuesday, April 14 , 2015, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain attended a dinner held on the occasion of the opening of the 15th Global Summit of World Travel and Tourism held at the El Casino de Madrid in Madrid, Spain.
This morning His Majesty arrived in Brussels, Belgium, where he visited the European Parliament. During today’s visit His Majesty King Felipe VI held a meeting with the European Parliament’s President, Mr. Martin Schulz. He also met with “…one of the political group leaders to discuss various political issues. The King also took the opportunity to meet with Spanish MEPs. Later in the day, His Majesty visited the European Council…” notes the official website for the European Parliament.
On Wednesday, April 15, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh hosted a luncheon at Windsor Castle for members of the Order of Merit.
According to the British royal court the Order of Merit was:
“…founded by King Edward VII at the time of his coronation in 1902, to be ‘given to such persons, subjects of Our Crown, as may have rendered exceptionally meritorious services in Our Crown Services or towards the advancement of the Arts, Learning, Literature, and Science or such other exceptional service as We are fit to recognize’.
The Order of Merit is in the sole gift of the Sovereign and is restricted to 24 members as well as additional foreign recipients.
The badge is an eight-pointed cross of red and blue enamel surmounted by the imperial crown; in the centre, upon blue enamel and surrounded by a laurel wreath, are the words in gold lettering ‘For Merit’.”
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On April 14, 2015, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands accompanied by Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands and Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands attended the 2015 Koningsdagconcert held at the Energiehuis in Dordrecht.