CNN Journalist, Mr. Max Foster, Interviews Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway (VIDEO)
Meanwhile, Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal attended a pre-Olympic reception at Mansion House hosted by the “… Lord Mayor of the City of London and the Mayor of Greater London.” Afterward, the Princess Royal attended yet another International Olympic Committee Session held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. Also in attendance was His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark.
Well, this is a surprise! It seems that His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark carried the Olympic Flame through Notting Hill in London on July 26, 2012. Now, I must admit that I’m confused as to why he carried the flame. Shouldn’t a British man or woman have the honor of carrying the torch/flame not the crown prince of Denmark? Typically, a person carrying the torch/flame is from the country which is hosting the current Olympic Games.
Anyway, after Crown Prince Frederik passed the flame to the next runner he was asked about his historic moment in the Olympic spotlight (a bit dramatic, I know), “… the atmosphere was nice… it was a good experience!!”
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As you may know by now the sovereign prince decided to auction 38 of those classic cars through Artcurial Motorcars in Monaco. Well, the auction took place this afternoon and at this time it is unknown which cars were sold etc, etc.
Anyway, click here to watch Prince Albert II’s interview with host Mélanie Griffon from Télématin. By the way, if you receive the French channel, TV5 Monde, here in the United States there is a good chance you will be able to watch the Télématin segment with the sovereign prince.
The sale of the sovereign prince’s classic cars was a giant success to say the least. Apparently all 38 cars were sold “… for a total amount of 1.18 million Euros…” according to the newspaper La Figaro via Artcurial.
The last car from Prince Rainier was a 1983 Mercedes-Benz 500, which was the most coveted, originally estimated between 15,000 and 25,000 Euros was sold for 117, 500 Euros.
The 1913 Panhard & Levassor X19 Roadster, estimated between 25,000 and 35,000 Euros sold for 81, 300 Euros. The 1956 Bentley S1 Sedan sold for 58, 800 Euros. And, the 1942 Dodge 4×4 Command sold for (double its price) 58,800 Euros.
Click here to view the auctioned cars.
On Thursday, July 26, 2012, Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge along with His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales welcomed the Olympic Flame as it arrived at Buckingham Palace.
On July 26, 2012, Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge along with His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales launched a new program entitled, Coach Core.
The event, held at Bacon’s College, is “… supported in partnership by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry and the charity Greenhouse.”
Source: St.James’s Palace