The Latest Royal News

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Attends the ATP Rolex Masters Series Final.

 

On Sunday, April 19, 2015, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco accompanied by Baroness Elisabeth-Anne de Massy attended day eight of the ATP Rolex Masters Series Final held at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club.

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Photo courtesy of Getty Images/D. Baverel

(VIDEO) For Your Sunday Afternoon Viewing Pleasure…

Well, here is the infamous movie that bombed big time during last year’s opening of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival… Grace of Monaco.

But, hurry… this movie may not last much longer on YouTube.

:)

 

Their Highnesses Hereditary Prince Hubertus and Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Open an Exhibition.

HKSCGOn Friday, April 17, 2015, Their Highnesses Hereditary Prince Hubertus and Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha opened the exhibition, ZeitTraum (Time Dream), at Schloss Callenberg in Coburg, Germany.

This special exhibition from the:

“…Ducal Art Collection of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha includes, in addition to precious furniture, paintings, porcelain and arms, a diverse selection of timekeeping devices spanning several centuries.

The clocks boast both an impressive design and technical sophistication. Many of which played a key role in courtly representation. However, in addition to the aesthetic display of wealth and power, the clock is also a symbol for the transient nature of all things. In its latest exhibition, the ducal clock collection bridges the past and present of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.”

On Saturday, Their Highnesses along with His Highness Prince Andreas of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha hosted a reception at Schloss Callenberg on the occasion of the opening of the exhibition.  Roughly 100 lucky guests attended last evening’s event.

ZeitTraum will be open to the public until August 31, 2015.

 

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Opens the 12th Edition of the Top Marques Supercar Show.

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On Thursday, April 16, 2015, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco opened the 12th Edition of the Top Marques Supercar Show held at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte-Carlo, Monaco.

This fantastic as well as unique four-day event is the “…most exclusive, live supercar show in the world. Top Marques Monaco brings the High Net Worth buyers to the car manufacturers and the cars to the buyers, who can get behind the wheel for a test drive on the Monaco Grand Prix circuit. “

According to a press release, via Top Marques Monaco, during today’s the sovereign prince:

“..unveiled seven world launches to an international press of 200-plus from more than 30 countries.  Amongst the state-of-the-art vehicles uncovered by the Prince in the Espace Ravel of the Grimaldi Forum included the electric supercar Toroidion 1MW and Alpha Armouring’s Alpha Phoneix, a bullet-proof version of the Mercedes G.

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Photos courtesy of the Palais Princier

(VIDEO) TIMs Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan Offer Prayers of Thanks.

On the morning of Thursday, April 16, 2015, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan visited the Musashino Imperial Graveyard in Hachiōji, Tokyo, Japan.

According to ANN News, the purpose of today’s visit was to offer prayers of thanks to “…Emperor Hirohito, following their (Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko’s) recent visit to Palau to commemorate those who lost their lives there during World War II…”

Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco Presents an Award.

 

On Wednesday, April 15, 2015, Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco presented Serbian tennis star, Mr. Novak Djokovic, with the 2015 Laureus World Sportsman of the Year at the Sporting de Monte-Carlo in lovely Monaco.

Mr. Djokovic received the award because, well, he’s pretty awesome at playing tennis as well as basically being an overall super cool dude.

And, that’s it.   :)

Photo courtesy of Getty Images/J. Finney

(VIDEO) News Regarding His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain.

On Tuesday, April 14 , 2015, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain attended a dinner held on the occasion of the opening of the 15th Global Summit of World Travel and Tourism held at the El Casino de Madrid in Madrid, Spain.

This morning His Majesty arrived in Brussels, Belgium, where he visited the European Parliament.  During today’s visit His Majesty King Felipe VI held a meeting with the European Parliament’s President, Mr. Martin Schulz.  He also met with “…one of the political group leaders to discuss various political issues. The King also took the opportunity to meet with Spanish MEPs.  Later in the day, His Majesty visited the European Council…” notes the official website for the European Parliament.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh Host a Luncheon.

On Wednesday, April 15, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh hosted a luncheon at Windsor Castle for members of the Order of Merit.

According to the British royal court the Order of Merit was:

“…founded by King Edward VII at the time of his coronation in 1902, to be ‘given to such persons, subjects of Our Crown, as may have rendered exceptionally meritorious services in Our Crown Services or towards the advancement of the Arts, Learning, Literature, and Science or such other exceptional service as We are fit to recognize’.

The Order of Merit is in the sole gift of the Sovereign and is restricted to 24 members as well as additional foreign recipients.

The badge is an eight-pointed cross of red and blue enamel surmounted by the imperial crown; in the centre, upon blue enamel and surrounded by a laurel wreath, are the words in gold lettering ‘For Merit’.”

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(VIDEO) Members of the Dutch Royal Family Attend the 2015 Koningsdagconcert.

On April 14, 2015, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands accompanied by Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands and Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands attended the 2015 Koningsdagconcert held at the Energiehuis in Dordrecht.

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Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark Unveils a New Portrait of Herself.

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On Tuesday, April 14, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark unveiled yet another new portrait of herself at the famous Nationalmuseet in Copenhagen.  The interesting new painting entitled, At Skabe Billeder af Billeder, was created by Danish-born Barcelona-based artist, Mr. Lars Physant.

According to a press release via the Nationamuseet, the painting:

“…embraces the Queen’s deep interest in archeology and links a special bond to Gorm the Old and Harald Bluetooth.

Queen [is] sitting in her favorite reading corner at Fredensborg Slot with an open book, about archeology, on her lap. On the wall behind her one sees from the bird’s-eye view, a plan of the monuments at Jelling, when the first kings traveled more than 1,000 years ago…

The portrait is divided into 12 different fields and surfaces painted on wood with relief structure in which each field is its own universe…”

Lars Physant foran sit portræt af HM Dronningen

Portrait images courtesy of the Nationamuseet/R. Serrano

 

(VIDEO)HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco Visits the Collège Charles III.

On Tuesday, April 14, 2015, Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco visited the Collège Charles III in Monte-Carlo.  Whilst there the lovely princess met with a group of 6th grade students from the Collège Charles III as well as Collège François d’Assise, Nicolas Barré.

According to the official website for the Fondation Princesse Charlene, after a tour of the school and meeting with the students, Princess Charlene gave “…swimming lessons to exchange students from South Africa…”

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Photos courtesy of the Fondation Princesse Charlene

Members of the Swedish Royal Family Attend the Global Child Forum Partnerdag.

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On Tuesday, April 14, 2015, Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden accompanied by Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Miss Sofia Hellqvist attended the 2015 Global Child Forum Partnerdag meeting held at the Kungliga Slottet in Stockholm.

According to the Swedish royal court, discussions focused on “…[how] children’s rights can be integrated as part of core business activities, values ​​and strategies.  [Furthermore] goals for the upcoming year and other future plans…”

Photo courtesy of Kungauset

Her Serene Highness Princess Stephanie of Monaco Attends the 6th Edition of Test in the City.

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On Monday, April 13, 2015, Her Serene Highness Princess Stephanie of Monaco attended Fight AIDS Monaco’s 6th Edition of Test in the City along the Promenade Honoré II in Monte-Carlo.  During yesterday’s event, the lovely princess met with students from the Association Française ISC Solirace who “…came help spread prevention messages against AIDS in the streets of Monaco.”

According to the official website for Fight AIDS Monaco over 128 people were tested for the virus yesterday morning.

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Photos courtesy of the Palais Princier/G.Luci