Archive | December 7, 2011

H.R.H. The Duchess of Cornwall Attends the 19th Annual ICAP Charity Day in London, England

On December 7, 2011, H.R.H. the Duchess of Cornwall participated in the 19th Annual ICAP Charity Day in London, England.  Per the official website for the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall:

The Duchess of Cornwall closed a £5 billion deal in the City today as part of a global charity event hosted by the stockbroker firm ICAP.

The ICAP 19th annual global charity day saw The Duchess and a number of celebrities including Lewis Hamilton, Rod Stewart and Rupert Everett join hundreds of brokers sporting fancy dress to raise funds for more than 200 charities.

The £5 billion deal completed by The Duchess of Cornwall was a “five yard” sterling  interest rate swap, facilitated by brokers dressed as beefeaters, and one of several huge deals closed by The Duchess as she moved from desk to desk.

The inter-dealer broker ICAP expects to raise millions for charities including Maggie’s, a cancer charity of which The Duchess is President. source

To read more about today’s event please click here. 

To view photos please click here.

Source: PrinceofWales.gov.uk

 

T.R.H.s Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias Attend the Changing of the Guard at the Royal Palace in Madrid (VIDEO)

The changing of guard at the royal palace in Madrid usually brings in several hundreds of locals as well as tourists every first Wednesday of the month.  This time there were special guests at the event.  For the first time, T.R.H.s Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias participated in this grand event. At twelve o’clock the royal couple joined the crowds outside of the royal palace to watch the event.  During the hour-long parade, a total of 300 royal guards and 80 horses were involved.

To watch a video as well as to view photos please click the links below:

Photo courtesy of Casa de Su Majestad el Rey

T.S.H.s Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco Attend the One Billion Tree Event in Durban, South Africa

On December 7, 2011, T.S.H. Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene attended the UNEP One Billion Tree Campaign/Climate Action Networking Reception in Durban, South Africa. During the event, Prince Albert II paid a special tribute to 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Professor Wangari Maatai, who passed away this past September 25, 2011.

Professor Wangari Maathai was the founder of Kenya’s Green Belt Movement and patron of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Billion Tree Campaign. Professor Maathai was one of Africa’s foremost environmental campaigners, internationally recognized for her commitment to democracy, human rights and conservation. source

To learn more about the One Billion Tree Campaign please visit their official website here. 

To view photos from today’s event please click here.  To watch a video please click here.

Tomorrow, the princely couple will met with Archbishop Desmond Tutu in Cape Town.

Photo courtesy of: Iol.co.za