Archive | March 19, 2012

Random Royal News Regarding Their Royal Highnesses The Duke of Edinburgh and The Earl of Wessex. Plus, Fun News About Prince Carl Alexander and Princess Corinna von Hohenzollern.

On March 19, 2012, Their Royal Highnesses the Duke of Edinburgh and the Earl of Wessex attended the Umpires’ Dinner for the Lords Tavener’s held at the Hilton Hotel in London.

Meanwhile, last Friday, March 16, 2012, Prince Carl Alexander von Hohenzollern and his lovely bikini princess bride, Corinna, apparently attended the 2012 Orange Wiener Filmball (Orange Filmball Vienna) held at the Wiener Rathaus in Wien, Austria.

Any way, the regal princely couple were allegedly accompanied by a film crew from the German network, RTL, according to PR Plus.  Does this mean there is a reality show in the works about the glamorous couple?  Gosh, I hope so!   :)

Sources: Royal.gov and PR Plus.at

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Attends the Inauguration of the Centre de Secours de Fontvieille and More


His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco attended the inauguration of the Centre de Secours de Fontvieille on March 19, 2012.  The sovereign prince was accompanied by Colonel Luc Fringant, the Chamberlain and Senior Commander of the Public Force.

Afterward, Prince Albert II participated in the Medal of Courage and Dedication ceremony alongside Mr. Hugues Moret, the Ambassador of France in Monaco.  Today’s ceremony, held at the barracks of Fontvielle,  honored eleven firefighters from Monaco who helped “… the earthquake victims after the disaster of Fukushima in Japan in March 2011…”

Also, during today’s ceremony a lovely plaque was unveiled in front of the Centre de Secours de Fontvieille.  And, that’s it.   :)

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Sources: Palais Princier de Monaco and Gouvernement Princier

The Future of the Tongan Monarchy (VIDEO)

With the sudden death of His Majesty King Siaosi Tāufaʻāhau Manumataongo Tukuʻaho (George) Tupou V of Tonga some are wondering how the king’s heir and brother, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Tupouto’a Lavaka Ata, “… will cope as the head of the Tongan monarchy.”  

One News/TV New Zealand has a special report about the future of the Tongan monarchy.

Click here to watch a video news report.

(click where it says ‘All Eye on King Tupou’s Heir‘)

Click here to learn more about Crown Prince Tupouto’a Lavaka Ata

Their Majesties King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain Attend the Celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the Promulgation of the Constitution of Cádiz of 1812 (VIDEO)

On March 19, 2012, Their Majesties King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain attended a celebration to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the promulgation of the Constitution Cádiz of 1812.

Today’s event took place at the Oratorio de San Felipe Neri in front of hundreds of important dignitaries such as the President of the Congress of Deputies, Mr. Jesus Posada, the President of the Senate, Mr. Pius García-Escudero, the President of the Constitutional Court, Mr. Pascual Sala and the Chairman of the Supreme Court and the Judiciary, Mr. Carlos Dívar.

Once inside the Oratorio de San Felipe Neri, His Majesty gave a speech noting:

We commemorate today the bicentenary of the first Spanish Constitution, a reference essential for the unity, sovereignty and freedom of our compatriots, and one of the most important episodes in the history of our country.

Afterward, King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia made their way outside to the Cádiz square whereupon they placed a giant wreath at the monument of the Cádiz Cortes.

Click here to watch a video news report. (in Spanish)

Source and photo courtesy of Casa de Su Majestad el Rey

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge Inaugurates The Treehouse Hospice in Ipswich (VIDEOS)

On March 19, 2012, Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge inaugurated The Treehouse hospice in Ipswich, England.

The duchess was warmly greeted by hundreds of well wishers and local dignitaries as she arrived.  Soon, she was ushered into the new building where she was given a tour of the facility where she meet with the hospice staff and patients.  Afterward, she gave a lovely speech then planted a tree on the grounds of the new hospice.

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