Archive | July 4, 2012

Random Royal News Regarding Members of the Princely Family of Monaco and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (VIDEOS)

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Here is a quick video wrap-up regarding past events such as the recent Pique-Nique de la Croix-Rouge Monégasque (with Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene), and Princess Caroline of Hanover and Prince Albert II of Monaco at the Jumping International de Monaco award ceremony held at Port Hercule.

And, finally, on Day 2 of Holyrood Week, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II “…conducted an investiture ceremony before hosting a garden party for some 8,000 guests… “ on July 3, 2012.

Click here to watch a news report.

Her Royal Highness Princess Maxima of the Netherlands Attends the 3rd Introduction of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Her Royal Highness Princess Maxima of the Netherlands was in Amsterdam on July 4, 2012, to attend the 3rd Introduction of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

Again, according to RVD, Princess Maxima is patron of the “… orchestra and she has played an important role in the creation of the first introductory concert in 2009.  The theme of the evening is Play Together, Work Together, Live Together.”

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Source: RVD

Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands Attends A Gala in Honor of the 80th Birthday of Mr. Hans van Manen (VIDEO)

On July 4, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands was at the Muziektheater in Amsterdam to attend a gala in honor of the 80th birthday of famed Dutch ballet choreographer, Mr. Hans van Manen.

According to RVD, during tonight’s gala event the Dutch National Ballet Company will present “… eight new works…” by Mr. van Manen with the “… musical accompaniment by the Holland Symfonia conducted by Mr. Ermanno Florio.”

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Sources: RVD and Het Nationale Ballet

Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall Visit the Isles of Scilly

On July 3, 2012, Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visited the Isles of Scilly.  According to the official website for the Prince of Wales, the royal couple began their day with the opening of the Five Islands School:

… a year after The Queen unveiled a plaque to mark the opening of the new sports hall on the site.  Their Royal Highnesses were escorted around the new building, visiting both primary and secondary classrooms, by the acting headteacher Liz Duffy-Griffiths.

The school – the only secondary on the Isles of Scilly – has more than 250 students, providing education for the communities of St Mary’s, Bryher, St Agnes, St Martin’s and Tresco.

Duchess of Cornwall also visited the “… Isles of Scilly Veterinary Support Group (IOSVSG)  formed in 2007 by a group of volunteers committed to raising money for better equipment and surgery facilities.”  

To read more about the royal visit as well as to view photos please click the links below.

Source: Princeofwales.gov.uk

Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain Visits the Philippines: Day 2-3 (VIDEOS)

On July 3, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain continued her official visit to the Philippines.

The day began with Her Majesty visiting the Escuela Taller Technical School funded by the Agencia Española de Cooperacion Internacional para el Desarollo (AECID).  Afterward, the  queen visited the National Library and National Museum in Manila, and much more.

In the evening, President Benigno S. Aquino III hosted a gala dinner at Malacañang Palace in her honor.  Guests included government officials as well as local VIPs.  During the dinner, Her Majesty Queen Sofia gave a speech in which she:

… expressed her government’s desire to ‘reintroduce and reintegrate’ the Spanish language in the Philippine educational curriculum.

‘I wish to emphasize the support we gave to the educational sector and particularly the efforts of the Department of Education for successfully making into reality the reintroduction of Spanish language in the public educational system…’

This afternoon, July 4, Her Majesty and her delegation visited Camalig North Central School and the Camalig Evacuation Center for Natural Disasters (also funded by the Agencia Española de Cooperacion Internacional para el Desarollo (AECID) in Legaspi City.

Visiting the Escuela Taller Technical School

Click the links below to watch videos, view photos and to read an article.

Sources: Philippine Star, Casa de Su Majestad el Rey and RTVM