On Wednesday, July 29, 2015, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended the 134th Sandringham Flower Show at Sandringham House in Norfolk, England. The prince, along ...
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On Monday, August 31, 2015, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands arrived at the Haagse Hogeschool in Den Haag to officially open the 2015 academic school year.
During today’s opening His Majesty gave a speech prior to a roundtable discussion led by Haagse Hogeschool Professor Jaco van Uden. According to a press release discussions focused on several key themes including World Citizenship, internationalization, Networking and Quality.
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(VIDEO) TSHs Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco Attend the 2015 Pique-Nique des Monégasques.
On the afternoon of Saturday, August 29, 2015, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco along with their adorable twins, HSH Hereditary Prince Jacques and HSH Princess Gabriella, attended the 2015 Pique-Nique des Monégasques held at the Parc Princesse-Antoinette in lovely Monaco.
The princely family along with Monseigneur Bernard Barsi, the sovereign prince’s cousin, Ms. Elisabeth-Anne de Massy and her daughter, Miss Mélanie-Antoinette de Massy, the President of the National Council, Mr. Laurent Nouvion, the mayor of Monaco, Mr. Georges Marsan, other various Monégasque government officials, and dozens of Monégasque citizens enjoyed a day filled with delicious local cuisine, music, and performances by the traditional Monégasque folklore dance company, La Palladienne.
(VIDEO) His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Unveils a Monument at the Cimetiére de Monaco.
On Thursday, August 27, 2015, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco accompanied by Monseigneur Bernard Barsi, Rabbi Haïm Korsia, the Minister of State of Monaco, Mr. Michel Roger, and other Monégasque government officials unveiled a monument at the Cimetiére de Monaco in remembrance of Jews living in Monaco who were deported to Nazi concentration camps during World War II. Yesterday’s ceremony was “…chosen to mark 73 years since Monégasque authorities, under pressure from Nazi collaborationist leaders in France, rounded up at least 66 Jews on the night of Aug. 27-28, 1942. They were among about 90 people deported from Monaco, or Monégasque residents deported from neighboring France, during the war…” according to the Associated Press.
In his speech, the sovereign prince apologized for Monaco’s role in deporting so many innocent people:
“..to say this today is to recognize a fact. To say it today, on this day, before you, is to ask forgiveness. We committed the irreparable in handing over women, men and a child who had taken refuge with us to escape the persecutions they had suffered in France. We did not protect them. It was our responsibility. In distress, they came specifically to take shelter with us, thinking they would find neutrality.”
On Tuesday, August 25, 2015, Her Royal Highness Crown Princes Victoria of Sweden attended the 2015 Stockholm Junior Water Prize held at the Grand Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden.
The Stockholm Junior Water Prize is an international award and competition which engages, encourages and supports the interest of youth in local and global water environment issues. Founded to complement the Stockholm Water Prize, the Stockholm Junior Water Prize was first awarded in Sweden in 1995 and internationally in 1997.
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On Tuesday, August 25, 2015, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark attended the Kærlig Talt (Loving Action) event held at the Guldberg Skole in Copenhagen.
An initiative of the Mary Fonden, Kærlig Talt is a:
“…a course for the nation’s students at secondary school age. The ambition is to develop young people’s abilities to cope with difficult emotions so they can better maintain secure healthy relationships with each other, and then at a later stage in life are equipped to help avoid dating violence or other forms of violent relationships.
The purpose of Loving Action is to develop students’ ability to create positive and safe relationships, deal with difficult emotions individually and with each other, prevent dating violence and destructive conflicts, develop communication skills so that they learn to communicate appropriately and constructively, understand what can lead to violence in intimate relationships, explore non-violent practices, and to seek help if violence still occurs.”
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On Tuesday, September 1, 2015, PBS will première a new three-part series entitled, In Their Own Words, produced by Mr. Chuck Dalaklis of Dalaklis Media Enterprises.
The program will analyze the historic 62-year reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. On-camera admirers of the Queen’s resolve and her steady-handed approach to royal duties include former President George H.W. Bush in a recent and candid interview, former Prime Minister Sir John Major, actor Sir Ben Kingsley and The King’s Speech playwright and Oscar winner, Mr. David Siedler.
In Their Own Words premieres at 9 P.M. on PBS on September 1, 2015.
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On Monday, August 24, 2015, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark officially opened a new Psychiatric Hospital in the town of Slagelse. The crown princess is patron of the Danish Psychiatric Association.
This new ultra modern hospital was designed by Danish architect, Mr. Christian Karlsson.
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On Wednesday, July 29, 2015, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended the 134th Sandringham Flower Show at Sandringham House in Norfolk, England. The prince, along with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, is patron of the Sandringham Estate Cottage Horticultural Society.
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On July 21, 2015, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco presented the Institut Océanographique’s 2015 Médaille Albert Ier pour la Médiation to five-time Academy Award nominee and well-known environmentalist, Mr. Leonardo DiCaprio.
Established in 2014 the Médaille Albert Ier pour la Médiation award is presented to individuals who are committed to protecting the environment specifically the world’s oceans.
On Sunday, July 26, 2015, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan visited the Akasaki Institute at Nagoya University in Nagoya, Japan.
This morning Their Imperial Majesties attended the opening of the XIX INQUA Congress held at the Nagoya Congress Center. The theme of the this year’s gathering: Quaternary Perspectives on Climate Change, Natural Hazards and Civilization.
(VIDEOS) TIHs Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako of Japan Visit the National Showa Memorial Museum.
On Sunday, July 26, 2015, Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako of Japan accompanied by their daughter, Princess Aiko of Japan, visited a World War II related exhibition at the National Showa Memorial Museum in the district of Chiyoda in Tokyo, Japan.
On a wet and windy Sunday, July 26, 2015, Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth, England.
On the evening of Saturday, July 25, 2015, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco attended the 67th Edition of the Gala de la Croix-Rouge Monégasque held inside the Salle des Etoiles at the Sporting Monte-Carlo in Monaco. Tonight’s musical guest was Grammy winning singer and songwriter, Sting.
Established in 1948 by the late His Serene Highness Prince Louis II of Monaco the annual gala is held for the “… generous donors and pays tribute to the work it [the Croix-Rouge Monégasque (CRM)] has been able to carry out with the donations, which finance its actions both locally and internationally…” according to a CRM press release.