On Thursday, October 8, 2015, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands visited the cities of Heerlen, Kerkrade, and Sittard-Geleen in the province of Limburg in southeast Netherlands. Please ...
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On Thursday, October 8, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan attended day 1 of the 2015 Women in the World Summit held at Cadogan Hall in London. The focus of the two-day summit will “…highlight a new Generation Girl platform that will amplify the authentic voices of young women leaders and showcase role models for girls…” according to a press release.
During the gathering Her Majesty gave a one-on-one interview with the founder of Women for Women International, Ms. Zainab Salbi.
On Thursday, October 8, 2015, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands visited the cities of Heerlen, Kerkrade, and Sittard-Geleen in the province of Limburg in southeast Netherlands.
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On Thursday, October 8, 2015, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium attended the 2015 Prijs der Nederlandse Letteren award ceremony held at the Palais de Bruxelles.
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On Tuesday, October 6, 2015, Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Hanover presented the 2015 Prix de la Fondation Prince Pierre (FPP) to six winners inside the Salon des Glaces at the Palais Princier in Monaco. Later in the afternoon, the lovely princess arrived at the Salle Garnier at the Casino de Monte-Carlo to attend the prestigious FPP award ceremony.
The winners of the 2015 Prix de la Fondation Prince Pierre are:
Lauréat du Prix Littéraire
Ms. Chantal Thomas
Lauréat de la Bourse de la Découverte
Mr. Jean-Noël Orengo
Coup de Coeur des Lycéens
Ms. Etienne Guéreau
Prix de Composition Musicale
Mr. George Benjamin
Coup de Coeur des Jeunes Mélomanes
Mr. Erkki-Sven Tüür
Prix pour un essai critique sur l’art contemporain
Ms. Zian Chen
Established in 1966 by the late HSH Prince Rainier III of Monaco in honor of his father, HSH Prince Pierre of Monaco, the Fondation Prince Pierre aims to promote contemporary art, literature, and music.
On Wednesday, October 7, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II and His Royal Highness Prince Henrik of Denmark arrived at the Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen to officially open the exhibition, Eckersberg: En Smuk Løgn.
The exhibition showcases the works of the late Danish artist, Mr. Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg.
Eckersberg: En Smuk Løgn will be open to the public on October 8-January 24, 2016.
Photo courtesy of Kongehuset
On Wednesday, October 7, 2015, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands officially opened the newly restored Emma Kinderziekenhuis (children’s hospital) at the Academisch Medisch Centrum (AMC) in Amsterdam.
After the opening His Majesty was given a tour of the facility as well as met with staff and patients from various departments within the children’s hospital.
Photo courtesy of AMC/Paul Dijkstra
On October 6, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan visited the Home of the Human Care in Fuhais, Jordan.
According to Petra News during today’s visit Her Majesty:
“…toured the home, which consists of three floors; the ground floor includes the reception area, offices, kitchen, laundry and the nuns’ rooms. Each of the first and second floors include 30 rooms for the elderly, a common room, a dining room, and other multipurpose rooms.
Her Majesty also visited and checked on one of the residents, a 96-year-old woman. She also thanked the team running the home and commended the quality of service and care provided.
The home — run by the Franciscan Sisters of the Cross Congregation of Lebanon — is built on a plot of land donated by Late Father Yousef Ne’mat, whose daughter is currently a nun at the Home. Father Ne’mat also contributed the cost of construction. Services provided by the home are considered of high standard and include nursing, spiritual and human care in addition to entertainment services. Father Hikmat Haddadin contributed a seed fund to start the building of a new extension.”
On Tuesday, October 6, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain presided over the XI Edition of the Premio Luis Carandell (Journalism Awards) ceremony held at Palacio del Senado in Madrid.
Photo courtesy of Casa Real
On Monday, October 5, 2015, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco gave a keynote speech during the Nuestro Océano (Our Ocean) Chile 2015 conference held at the Sheraton Miramar Hotel in Viña del Mar, Chile.
According to the Nuestro Océano official website the goal of the two-day conference is to:
“…find solutions to deal with illegal fishing, marine plastic pollution, ocean acidification and its relation to climate change. Moreover, the conference seeks to encourage the creation of marine protected areas as a tool to protect the marine ecosystem. A pledge was [also made during Monday’s gathering which would] create huge new marine reserves around Easter Island in the Pacific…”
On the morning of October 6, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II and His Royal Highness Princess Henrik of Denmark along with Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark, and Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte of Denmark attended the opening of the 2015 Folketingets (Parliament) at Christiansborg Slot in Copenhagen.
According to AFP News, SNV is an:
“…international not-for-profit development group who aims to alleviate poverty by enabling increased income and employment opportunities and increasing access to basic services. The organization currently works in 38 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.”
Photo courtesy of RVD/HKH
Held under the theme, The Silent Power of Financial Resilience, today’s gathering focused on “…how consumers can be sufficiently financially resilient…” according to AFP News.
Photo courtesy of RVD/HKH
On Saturday, October 3, 2015, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco inaugurated a pedestrian and bicycle path, partially funded by the Principality of Monaco, in Dolceacqua, Italy. The sovereign prince also unveiled a plaque marking his visit to the lovely town.