‘Albert et Charlène: Mariage Princier’ The Book

As I mentioned to you months ago there will be a new book released regarding the princely wedding in Monaco.  Well, the book entitled, Albert et Charlène: Marriage Princier, is finally here.

This new black and white photo book has lots of behind the scenes images of the couple along with their families as well as images from the Jean Michel Jarre concert.

If you are interested in purchasing Albert et Charlène: Marriage Princier you may do so beginning next week on October 20, 2011 in France, Monaco, and Amazon.fr.

Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg News Regarding H.R.H. Grand Duke Henri and Hereditary Grand Duke Prince Guillaume

On October 10, 2011, H.R.H. The Grand Duke Henri  had an audience with the officers of the Chamber of Deputies, at the palace in Luxembourg, on the occasion of the opening of Parliament.  To view a photo please click here.

Meanwhile, H.R.H. The Hereditary Grand Duke Prince Guillaume visited Delphi Automotive Systems to honor as well as celebrate the company’s 40th anniversary.  Whilst there the prince visited development workshops and then launched the “Fuel Handling Labor” (no idea what that is, sorry.)  Delphi Automotive Systems operates in the areas of developing energy systems and motors for the automotive industry and has now opened its new laboratory tests with aims to reduce CO2 emissions. To view photos please click here. 

Source courtesy of Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg

H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco Attends the Golden Podium Awards

On October 11, 2011, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco attended the Golden Podium Awards, presented by Sportel Monaco, held at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte-Carlo.  The prince along with hundreds of CEOs from the world of sports, radio and television as well as famous athletes from around the world enjoyed themselves as they watched the ceremony.

Courtesy of the Palais Princier de Monaco

The Spanish Royal Family Celebrate National Day in Madrid

Members of the royal family of Spain participated in the celebrations of National Day in Madrid this afternoon.  Per the official site for the royal house, Casa de Su Majestad el Rey:

His Majesty the King, accompanied by Her Majesty the Queen, Their Royal Highnesses Prince and Princess of Asturias HRH the Infanta Elena and Her Royal Highness Princess Cristina and her husband Don Iñaki Urdangarin, Dukes of Palma, presided over the acts that were held to mark National Day.

The main event of this national holiday was an act of homage to the National Flag, which was held at the Plaza de Neptuno, along with a military parade, which ran from the Plaza del Emperador Carlos V and the Plaza de Colón , involving more than 3,000 troops, 147 vehicles and 55 aircraft of the Armed Forces.

His Majesty King Juan Carlos and Her Majesty Queen Sofia, the Prince and Princess of Asturias, the Princesses Elena and Cristina and Don Iñaki Urdangarin, came to the Plaza de Neptuno escorted by a squadron of the Royal Guard were welcomed by the Prime Minister, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero. Next, they were greeted by Defence Minister, Carme Chacon Piqueras, the president of the Community of Madrid, Esperanza Aguirre, the mayor of Madrid, Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón Jiménez, the Chief of Defense Staff, General Jose Julio air Rodriguez Fernandez, the delegate of the Government in Madrid, Maria Dolores Carrion Martin, and President of the Assembly of Madrid, José Ignacio Echevarría Echániz.

A battalion of the Royal Guard was charged with saluting, later, His Majesty reviewed the troops and members of the Royal Family were greeted by the presidents of the autonomous assistants, senior government officials, members of the Government and Defence authorities.

The events began with the grounding of a team of Air Force paratroopers carrying a flag. Then the National Show, moved by three royal guards, representatives of the three armies, and a civil guard, was hoisted to the strains of the National Anthem. Then began the tribute to those who gave their lives for Spain. Music Unit of the Royal Guard performed “Death is not the end”, whose bars were made portacoronas scripts and movements, and the offering was made a Crown of Laurel.

After the call to prayer, overflight Patrol “Eagle” Air Army of the Paseo de la Castellana, who drew in the sky the colors of the national flag, and a fusillade by a company of the Royal Guard, started the parade, during which the Group Command paraded a motorized group, an armored/mechanized units on foot, horseback units and a flyover.

After the parade, members of the Royal Family were dismissed by the Prime Minister, Minister of Defence and the Chief of Defense Staff, to be transferred to the Royal Palace, which hosted the traditional reception on the occasion of National Day.

The royal family received Saleta Gasparini in greeting the representatives of the branches of government: Prime Minister, Speaker, Senate President, President of the Constitutional Court , Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Judicial Council. Then they moved to the Hall of Columns and halberdiers, where other guests greeted the members of all walks of public life nationwide.

On this occasion, the main events on the Day of National Day have been supplemented by a program of activities which involved six ministries (Defence, Culture, Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Environment, Rural and Marine Affairs, Health, Social Policy and Equality of the Presidency), with its agencies (AECI, Instituto Cervantes, National Library, among others), plus the City of Madrid and the House of America.

About 40 spaces (museums, palaces and gardens of National Heritage, among others) opened its doors to all citizens, there are concerts of military music, classical and modern activities are held playful and informative exhibitions and film screenings or documentaries, with free access.

To watch a video please click here. To view photos please click here.

T.R.H.s Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa Meet With Participants from the Special Olympics

On October 12, 2011 at the grand ducal palace in Luxembourg T.R.H.s Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa meet with a delegation of participants from the Special Olympics World Summer Games 2011 in Athens.  They were accompanied by Mr. Romain Schneider the Minister of Sport in Luxembourg.  To view a photo please click here.

H.M. Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands Inaugurates a New Care Center in Aalburg (VIDEO)

This afternoon in the Aalburg, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands inaugurated a new center that provides assistance to the those in need especially the elderly.

When she arrived at the zorgplein Maawaarden Center she was greeted by hundreds of people dressed in orange ponchos and waving the Dutch flag.

After receiving her lovely bouquet of flowers she unveiled a new statue, then proceeded into the care center where she meet with residents as well as staff.

To watch a video as well as to view photos please click the links below:

Photo courtesy of: Het Koninklijk Huis