Archive | February 22, 2012

Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje, Princess Maxima of the Netherlands, and Princess Mabel Visit Prince Johan Friso of Oranje-Nassau at Innsbruck University Hospital (VIDEO)

On Wednesday, February, 22, 2012, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands along with Princess Mabel were at the Innsbruck University Hospital to visit Prince Johan Friso of Oranje-Nassau who is still in a coma.

Today, the Dutch royal house announced that Prince Johan Friso’s condition:

…remains unchanged.  It is stable, but he is still not out of danger.  The doctors attending the Prince will issue a statement giving a full prognosis as soon as they are able. That is not yet the case as of today.

Click here to watch a video. 

Source: Het Koninklijk Huis

Pierre Casiraghi and Adam Hock: The Drama is Just Getting Started and I am Already Bored of Hearing About it.

Pierre “I was punched in the face Mike Tyson Style by a big burly dude” Casiraghi’s friends are speaking out regarding the fight with former nightclub owner, Adam Hock, which took place last Saturday evening at the Double Seven Club in the Meatpacking District in New York City.

Gapped toothed Australian model, Jessica Hart, who was with  Pierre and his friends that infamous night decided to voice her intelligent thoughts via Twitter:

It’s going to be so pleasurable when the truth does come out and he’s exposed as the freaky liar he is. Although, I have to say, I am getting a little pleasure watching him run to the press, squirming and lying in desperation.

Yeah, okay…

Meanwhile, Mr. Hock whines explains that he was defending his friends as well as himself. Allegedly, Pierre and his buddies were “aggressive and belligerent” the entire night.  The New York Post quoted Mr. Hock who recently stated:

I acted 100% in self-defense. I felt I had to defend the honour of the women I was with. I feel I was victimized by several drunk, entitled guys who felt they deserved the prime table with the most beautiful girls.

They expected to be treated like the royalty they are. They didn’t get what they wanted, and it pissed them off.

 Oh brother…

And, finally, poor little punched in the face Pierre has hired attorney, Richard Golub, to represent him because you just know poor old innocent Pierre is going to sue the s*** out of Mr. Hock.

To read more about this drama please click the links below:

Sources: Ninemsn.au, Telegraph, Mirror, and NY Daily News

Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain Visits the Pasqual Maragall Foundation Headquarters

Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain visited the Pasqual Maragall Foundation (PMF) headquarters in Barcelona, Spain on Wednesday, February 22, 2012.

The purpose of Her Majesty’s visit was to learn more about PMF  latest projects as well as activities. The Queen was accompanied by the Minister of Health, Social Services and equality, Ana Mato, the Government Delegate in the Autonomous Community of Catalonia, María Llanos de Luna, the Mayor of Barcelona, Xavier Trias, and the President of the Pasqual Maragall Foundation, Pasqual Maragall i Mira.

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

Source and photo courtesy of Casa de Su Majestad el Rey


Their Majesties King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain Attend the LXII Promoción de la Carrera Judicial (VIDEO)

On February 22, 2012, Their Majesties King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain attended the LXII Promoción de la Carrera Judicial in Barcelona.

Their Majesties were accompanied by the Minister of Justice, Alberto Ruiz Gallardon, the President of the Constitutional Court, Pascual Sala, the Chairman of the Supreme Court and the General Council of the Judiciary, Carlos Dívar, the President of the Generalitat de Catalunya, Artur Mas, and the Mayor of Barcelona, Xavier Trias.

Click here to view photos. 

Source: Casa de Su Majestad el Rey

Random Royal News Regarding the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall As Well As Their Royal Highnesses the Earl and Countess of Wessex

On February 22, 2012, Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visited Uxbridge High School to mark Teach First’s 10th anniversary.

According to the official website for the Prince of Wales the royal couple:

…met with Teach First teachers representing every year the decade-long partnership with the school and learned how the school’s partnership with Teach First has helped transform it from a struggling school to one that has excelled in the GCSE attainment figures.

Click here for more information about today’s event.

Meanwhile, the Earl and Countess of Wessex are currently in the Caribbean on tour “… representing the Queen in the year of Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee.”  The royal couple participated in St. Lucia’s 33rd Independence Day celebrations by attending a parade and “watched a youth dance performance.”  Click here to view a photo.

Source: Royal.gov.uk

Their Serene Highness Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco Attend the La Croix-Rouge Monégasque Ceremony (VIDEO)

On February 21, 2012, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco attended the 2012 La Croix-Rouge Monégasque (Monaco Red Cross) graduation ceremony held at the Rainier III auditorium in Monte-Carlo.

During the ceremony, Prince Albert II of Monaco gave a speech congratulating the graduates then Princess Charlene presented the diplomas to those who participated in the program.

Click the links below to view photos:

Source: Palais Princier de Monaco