Here is the semi-old documentary from the German network, ZDF, entitled, Kurs auf die Krone: Mary und Frederik von Dänemark. Click here to watch the program.
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On Wednesday, July 27, 2015, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended the opening of the 135th Sandringham Flower Show (SFS) at Sandringham Park in Norfolk, England.
According to a press release the SFS is considered to be:
“…one of the most prestigious horticultural events in the East of England. Many of the region’s leading nurseries and horticultural specialists exhibit. In addition to these displays the show features display gardens by leading designers, around 200 trade stands (both horticultural and general), a craft marquee, main arena events, children’s entertainment and a military band.
The Royal marquees contain the competitions in vegetables, fruit, flowers and floral art, with the entries grown by local residents; there are also some open classes which anyone may enter. In the amateur’s marquee, local gardening and horticultural clubs enter a judged display competition, whilst the Horticultural Trades marquee features displays by leading nurseries.
The Gardeners’ Forum is the venue for gardening talks by top television gardeners Chris Beardshaw and Alan Mason, who are joined by Martyn Davey, Head of Horticulture & Design at Easton College, and radio gardener and allotment expert Terry Walton. Nick Hamilton from Barnsdale Gardens will also be present. The Gardeners’ Forum culminates in a Gardeners’ Questions event.
The profits from each show are donated to local charities and since 1977 the Show Committee have donated more than £500,000 to local charities.”
On Tuesday, July 26, 2016, Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain arrived at the Parque del Retiro in Madrid to preside over the 25th Edition of the Premios FEDEPE (Spanish Federation of Female Directors, Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs).
The FEDEPE awards recognize women leaders as well as organizations for their exceptional championship of gender equality.
On Sunday, July 24, 2016, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco officially opened the 3rd Edition of the Euro Mini Jam held at the Parc Princesse Antoinette in Monte-Carlo, Monaco.
The Euro Mini Jam gathers guides and scouts from the ages of 12-15 years from various small states in Europe including Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, San Marino, Iceland, Isle of Man, and Malta to participate in “…activities such as a treasure hunt, hiking, rafting or sailing.”
Here is yet another documentary, in German, entitled Die Tränen der Prinzessin Masako von Japan. The program is about the lovely Her Imperial Highness Crown Princess Masako of Japan.
Here is yet another great documentary from the German network, ZDF, entitled Koenigliche Dynastien: Die-Bernadottes. The program focuses on the history of the Swedish royal family.
Photo courtesy of Kungahuset
Here is the semi-old documentary from the German network, ZDF, entitled, Kurs auf die Krone: Mary und Frederik von Dänemark.
On the evening of Saturday, July 23, 2016, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco attended the 68th Edition of the Gala de la Croix-Rouge Monégasque held inside the Salle Des Etoiles at the Sporting de Monte-Carlo in Monaco.
Established in 1948 by the late His Serene Highness Prince Louis II of Monaco the annual gala is held for the “… generous donors and pays tribute to the work it [the Croix-Rouge Monégasque (CRM)] has been able to carry out with the donations, which finance its actions both locally and internationally…” according to a CRM press release.
Please click the links below to view photos from the event.
Photo courtesy of the Palais Princier
On Tuesday, July 19, 2016, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco arrived at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte-Carlo to attend the opening of the 6th Edition of the European Art Fair: Fine Art, Antiques and Jewelry (EAF) organized by the GIE Point Art Monaco. The sovereign prince is Patron of this prestigious four-day event.
According to a press release the EAF brings together, “… the world’s best exhibitors in ancient and modern art, objects and collectibles, and fine jewelry with the renewed participation of the Jewels of the World. The EAF will also pay a vibrant tribute to the shared heritage of the Europe that founded great art and the Old Masters who created timeless classics. More than ever, this year EAF Monaco is focusing on offering the world’s greatest collectors and museums desirable, prestigious works.”
Gosh, where do I begin… It has been roughly seven and a half months since my last article published on this site. Since then many of you have sent me an email wondering what the heck happened.
Well, I moved. Far. Very far. Very, very far away to a beautiful as well as an extremely remote beach village in Panama with my longtime love. Unfortunately, this idyllic place has no internet access, limited electricity (the power goes out constantly), and dirt roads that wash away during the rainy season (which is now). When I am able to get access to the internet — which is in town roughly 45 minutes away from our house — I tend to re-tweet, via Twitter, news from my favorite royal bloggers and journalists. Why? Well, it’s difficult to write an article in our small crowded local Panamanian internet café where the connection tends to be a bit dodgy. Plus, everyone wants to talk to you while one — hence me — is trying to connect with the modern world. Did that make any sense? I hope so. :)
Anyway, now that I am back in civilization — SoCal that is — for a bit I thought, “Heck! I might as well re-start this little ‘ole royal blog! Perhaps one, oh, maybe two people will read it on occasion…”
So there you have it. I’m back to bring you the latest royal news along with the rest of the 5 million awesome royal bloggers on the internet!
~ Alexandra :)
On Monday, January 18, 2016, His Holiness Pope Francis held an audience with Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco inside the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican.
During this morning’s brief meeting discussions focused on bilateral relations, environmental issues, the reception of refugees from the Middle East into Europe, and the historical ties as well as contributions of the Catholic Church in the daily lives within the Principality of Monaco.
On the morning of January 14, 2016, His Royal Highness Prince Henrik of Denmark hosted a royal hunt at Gribskov in northern Zealand.
The retired French-born prince looked a bit lost and glum as he and his wealthy pals slaughtered innocent animals for “fun.”
On the afternoon of Thursday, January 14, 2016, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium hosted a reception at the Palais Royal in Brussels for members of NATO and SHAPE.
(VIDEOS) Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium Holds a Meeting with Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan in Brussels.
On the afternoon of Tuesday, January 12, 2016, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium met with Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan at the Palais Royal in Brussels.
The purpose of the Her Majesty Queen Rania’s visit was to discuss the Syrian crisis as well as mobilizing international support for Jordan’s education system.
In a statement released by Her Majesty Queen Rania’s press office today’s meeting specifically focused on:
“…showcasing the struggles Jordanian citizens face in cities that are densely populated by Syrians. She highlighted the impact the crisis has had on Jordan’s resources, infrastructure, and especially schools, which have enrolled 150,000 Syrian students. This has affected the quality of education at schools that have been forced to run double shifts, with teachers under pressure to handle larger numbers of students in each class.
Her Majesty’s meetings are part of Jordan’s extensive efforts at all levels, ahead of the Syria’s Donor Conference in London on February 4 where, education will be a key theme.”
Click here to watch a video news report of Her Majesty Queen Rania’s meeting with the Prime Minister of Belgium, Mr. Charles Michel, and the President of the European Commission, Mr. Jean-Claude Junker.