Archive | February 27, 2012

His Royal Highness Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje Attends the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of the Java Sea in Den Haag (VIDEOS)

On February 27, 2012, His Royal Highness Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje attended the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Java Sea held at the Kloosterkerk in Den Haag. Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands was to attend the event; however, she decided to stay by her son, Prince Johan Friso, side at Innsbruck University Hospital.  As a result, Prince Willem-Alexander replaced the Queen during today’s celebrations.

The Battle of the Java Sea began on February 27, 1942, in which the Allied Forces — Dutch Navy , American Navy and Australian Royal Navy — fought against the Japanese forces.  Over 2,300 men lost their lives.  Click here for more information and here.

During today’s event Prince Willem-Alexander met with survivors from the battle as well as listened to music by the Dutch Royal Navy Marine Band.  According to the website for the Dutch royal family today’s ceremony was :

…organized by the Royal Netherlands Navy Karel Doorman and the Foundation Fund. The Fund was established in 1944 to provide financial support to (former) soldiers of the Royal Navy and their survivors, who by war or service conditions have become financially dependent.

Click the links below to watch a video as well as to view photos.

Source: Het Koninklijk Huis

His Majesty King Siaosi (George)Tupou V of Tonga Visits His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican (VIDEO)

On February 24, 2012, His Majesty King Siaosi (George) Tupou V of Tonga met with His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican.  According to the news agency, Rome Reports, the King and Pope discussed, “…social areas that were important both to the government and the Church…” 

Source: Rome Reports

His Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Asturias Attends the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain (VIDEO)

On February 27, 2012, His Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Asturias attended the opening of the 2012 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

The event “…serves as a meeting point for international companies and global leaders in the mobile industry.”  During today’s opening, Prince Felipe presided over the presentation of the Foundation Barcelona Mobile World Capital, “…a joint initiative of Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism, Generalitat de Catalunya, Ajuntament of Barcelona, Fira de Barcelona and GSMA.” 

Click the links below to watch a video as well as to view photos.

Source and photo courtesy of Casa de Su Majestad el Rey

Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco Attend the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party. Plus, Other News.

On Sunday, February 26, 2012, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco attended the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar party hosted by Graydon Carter and held at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood, CA.  The princely couple mingled with various guests including Cameron Diaz, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes-Cruise, the Beckhams, Meryl Streep, the Weinsteins, Colin Firth, Jean Dujardin and his wife, and many more.

Click here to view photos. (scroll down)

Meanwhile, the Palais Princier de Monaco announced that there is a new documentary entitled, Chefs des Chefs: Dans les Coulisses du Palais de Monaco, airing on France 3 tonight.

The one-hour program focuses on “…behind the scenes of the kitchens in the palais…” and chef Christian Garcia who has worked for the Princely family of Monaco for 24 years.   Click here for more information (in French).

Chefs des Chefs: Dans les Coulisses du Palais de Monaco will most likely be available to watch online later this week on France 3.

Source: Palais Princier de Monaco

Photos courtesy of Monaco Matin and France 3

Random Royal News Regarding Her Royal Highness Grand Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg and Prince Charles-Philippe d’Orleans, Duke of Anjou and the Duchess of Cadaval. Plus, New Photos of the Bikini Princess, Corinna von Hohenzollern.

On February 27, 2012, Her Royal Highness Grand Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg welcomed Red Cross volunteers to the Grand Ducal Palace for a reception.  The purpose of today’s event was to thank as well as honor the more than 70 volunteers who are committed to the Red Cross and to those who are “… the most vulnerable in the Luxembourg and abroad.”  

On February 22, 2012, Prince Charles-Philippe d’Orléans, Duke of Anjou and the Duchess of Cadaval brought home their daughter, Isabelle, from the hospital.  Click here to watch a video.

Finally, new photos were released of Carl Alexander Prinz von Hohenzollern’s press conference/photo-op/wedding reception held at Château du Bel Air.  The new royal couple looked incredibly happy as they sipped on Andres champagne whilst wearing Lederhosen.

A touching moment during the press conference/photo-op/wedding reception is when Frederic Faux Prince von Anhalt presented Corinna, the bikini princess, with a brand new tiara… from Claire’s Accessories.  Click here to view photos.

Sources: Cour Grand-Ducal de Luxembourg and journalist Manuel Beninger.

Her Royal Highness Princess Mathilde of Belgium Attends the ‘Brussels Alliance to Protect Children in and out Emergencies’ Conference

On February 27, 2012, Her Royal Highness Princess Mathilde of Belgium attended the Brussels Alliance to Protect Children in and out of Emergencies held at the Palais d’Egmont in Brussels.

During today’s conference, organized by the Palais d’Egmont and UNICEF, the future Queen of Belgium gave a speech regarding the importance of protecting the youth around the world as well as in Belgium.

Click here to view photos. 

Source: La Monarchie Belge

Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco On the Red Carpet at the 84th Academy Awards!

On February 26, 2012, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco made their début on the red carpet at the 84th Academy Awards.

The princely couple mingled with several of the nominees as well as studio executives attending the world-famous event.  The Prince and Princess were also interviewed live on the red carpet as well.  In case you did know by now Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene were personally invited to the 84th Academy Awards by “… M. Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Walt Disney Company.”

Click here to view photos.

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Source: Palais Princier de Monaco

Photo courtesy of Zimbio