Archive | May 5, 2012

Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands Attends a Concert in Celebration of National Liberation Day (VIDEOS)

On May 5, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, accompanied by German President, Mr. Joachim Gauck, attended a concert on the river of Amstel to celebrate National Liberation Day.

According to NRC.nl the concert was:

… moderated by the Noord Nederlands Orkest (North Dutch Orchestra) led by Swiss conductor, Michel Tabachnik. Soloists included Guus Meeuwis, Sabrina Starke and mezzo-soprano Karin Strobos. Students from the Fontys Dance Academy and the Lucia Marthas Dance Academy of Tilburg participated in the event.

Click the links below to watch videos as well as to view photos.

Source: RVD and NRC.nl

Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Hanover Attends the 45th Concours International de Bouquets

Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Hanover attended the 45th Concours International de Bouquets held at the Terrasses du Casino de Monte-Carlo in Monaco on May 5, 2012. This year’s theme is entitled, The Gardens.  The annual event is organized by the Garden Club de Monaco and chaired by Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline.

For more information about the Garden Club de Monaco please visit their official website here.

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Photo courtesy of the Palais Princier de Monaco

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Meets PlanetSolar Crew Members (VIDEO)

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco met with the crew members of PlanetSolar at the port of Monaco on May 5, 2012.

The crew just completed a round the world trip in a massive solar-powered catamaran.  So, how long did it take to sail around the world?  Only 584 fun-filled days.   :)

Amazing.

Click here and here to read more about PlanetSolar’s adventures (in English).

Click the links below to view photos.

Source: Palais Princier de Monaco

Their Royal Highnesses Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg Attend the Spring 2012 Foire Internationale de Luxembourg

On May 5, 2012, Their Royal Highnesses Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg attended the opening of the Spring 2012 Foire Internationale de Luxembourg (International Fair of Luxembourg) held at the LuxExpo.

According to LuxExpo the event is:

… an unmissable commercial and promotional event and is the perfect place in which to prepare for the summer. The fair  promotes gastronomy as well as household and gardening products…

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Sources: Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg and LuxExpo.lu

Members of the Dutch Royal Family Participate in National Remembrance Day and Celebrate National Liberation Day (VIDEOS)

On Friday, May 4, 2012, Her Majesty Beatrix of the Netherlands, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands participated in National Remembrance Day held at Dam Square in Amsterdam.

According to the online newspaper, Radio Netherlands, roughly 20,000 people joined the royal family in Dam Square “…in memory of war victims during and since World War II.”

During yesterday’s event Her Majesty Queen Beatrix and Prince Willem-Alexander presented a wreath at the National Monument.  Then, the there was a two-miniute silence in remembrance of those who passed.

On Saturday, May 5, 2012, His Royal Highness Prince Willem-Alexander attended the National Liberation Day service alongside German President, Mr. Joachim Gauck, held at the Grote Kerk in Breda.

Click the links below to watch videos, in Dutch, as well as to view photos.

Sources: Radio Netherlands, RVD/HKH, and Telegraaf.nl