Archive | January 21, 2012

The Comte de Paris Interviewed on French Television.

Recently, the Comte de Paris (Henri d’Orléans), head of the French royal house, was invited to the Paris Wermus Cactus talk show on France 3.  The topic: “What if France resumed/went back to having a monarchy?”  The 33 min program is in French, so if you understand the language click the link below to watch.  :)

Le Comte de Paris sur France 3

His Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Asturias Attends the Internacionalización de la Empresa Española (VIDEO)

On January 20, 2012, His Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Asturias attended the yearbook presentation of the Internacionalización de la Empresa Española (Internationalization of Spanish Business) in Madrid, Spain. During the event, the heir to the Spanish throne spoke about “…the urgent need to create jobs to ensure a better future for young people.”

Click here to watch a video news clip. 

Source and photo courtesy of CDSMER

Their Royal Highnesses Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje, Princess Maxima of the Netherlands and Family Attend the 53rd Edition International Concours Hippique Jumping Amsterdam (VIDEO)

On January 21, 2012, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje, Princess Maxima of the Netherlands and their three girls attended the 53rd Edition International Concours Hippique Jumping Amsterdam. 

This world-famous event brings out the best of the best of equestrian riders.  During the event the royal family watched “…talented up-and-coming riders compete in the Amsterdam Team Challenge and the Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Grand Prix…” 

Click here to watch a video.

Click here to view photos. 

Sources H.K. Huis and Jumping Amsterdam

Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands Attends the Premiere of the New Musical,’De Nieuwe IJstijd’ in Rotterdam

Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands attended the premiere of the new musical, De Nieuwe IJstijd (The New Ice Age), held at Luxor Theater in Rotterdam on January 21, 2012.

The musical is based on the 1947 story entitled, Tom Poes en de Nieuwe Ijstijd (Tom Puss and the New Ice Age), by the late Dutch writer and cartoonist, Marten Toonder.

Click here to view photos.

(Choose where it says Rotterdam to see the photo series)

Photo courtesy of Het Koninklijk Huis

Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco to Attend the 84th Annual Academy Awards (aka Oscars)

It was recently announced that Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco will attend the 84th Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, California on February 26, 2012.  It is unknown as to why the princely couple are attending — perhaps it may have something to do with the upcoming film, Grace of Monaco, currently in pre-production — nevertheless, their presence at the awards ceremony will definitely be, well, a special treat.   :)

This year’s Academy Awards will be hosted by Billy Crystal and will live air starting at 4 p.m. on the American television network ABC.

To learn more about this year’s Academy Awards please visit their official website here.

Source: Monaco Matin/Palais Princier de Monaco

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Along with His Nephew, Andrea Casiraghi, Attend the Fête de la Saint-Sébastien in Monaco (VIDEO)

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco and his nephew, Andrea Casiraghi, attended Mass for the Fête de la Saint-Sébastien, Patron Saint of the Prince’s Company of Carabiniers, in the presence of Colonel Fringant, Chamberlain of His Serene Highness the Sovereign Prince and High Commander of the Public Forces, Commander Philippe Rebaudengo, Commanding Officer of the Prince’s Carabiniers, and many Monégasque personalities.

Mr.  Casiraghi was then given the insignia for the rank of Brigadier in the Prince’s Company of Carabiniers during a reception held at the Musée Océanographique.

Source and photo courtesy of the Palais Princier de Monaco

Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko to Attend the 3/11 Memorial in Tokyo

On March 11, 2012, the Japanese government will hold a memorial ceremony in Tokyo in memory of the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit parts of the Tohku region last year.

According to the newspaper, Japan Times, Their Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan will attend the memorial along with Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda as well as other dignitaries. In a press conference, Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura, stated that the hour-long memorial will be held at the National Theater in Tokyo beginning at 2:30p.m.  Furthermore, “…representatives of the victims’ families will make speeches after a moment of silent prayer.”  The memorial will also be broadcast live on Japanese television.

Source: Japan Times

Photo courtesy of Daylife/AP