T.S.H.s Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco Visit Nepal

T.S.H.s Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco are currently in the tiny country of Nepal for the next few days.

The princely couple will go to the village of Dhuseni to visit the school built by the Monaco Aide et Présence association, now known as one of the ten best schools in this country. The Prince will then lay the foundation stones for new schools being built with the support of the ‘NAMASTE’ Association (Nepal-Monaco-Cultural-Association) in Salleri and Rigaon.

T.S.H.s will also visit a clinic established by the ‘ACFN’ (Franco-Nepalese Cultural Association) and the craft workshop that provides training for women sponsored by ‘NAMASTE’, located in Gamrang.

Courtesy of the Palais Princier de Monaco   🙂

H.R.H. Princess Maxima of the Netherlands Opens Dutch Design Week (VIDEOS)

On October 24, 2011, H.R.H. Princess Maxima of the Netherlands opened Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven held at the City Hall. The princess also visited an exhibition at the Designhuis where she spoke to the local youth artists about their work… or something like that.

Any way, to watch videos as well as to view photos please click the links below:

Photo courtesy of: Daylife/M.Porro

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh Visit Brisbane, Australia

On October 24, 2011, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh visited Brisbane, Australia.  The royal couple cruised the Brisbane River where thousands of people lined along the banks and bridges to catch a glimpse of the 85-year-old monarch.

After the cruise the royal couple strolled through the South Bank rainforest before “…the Queen opened the area’s newest feature, Rain Bank, a stormwater harvesting centre.”  In her speech at the re-dedication ceremony for the Rain Bank Queen Elizabeth II noted:

It was with great sadness that I followed the terrible consequences this past year of your normally peaceful river rising up and overwhelming this popular public space.  Nine months later we are here to pay tribute to the resilience and courage of Queenslanders who bravely picked up their lives and rebuilt them after great adversity.’ source

After the re-dedication ceremony the queen and the duke attended a private reception for the survivors of the January 2011 Queensland floods.

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

Source: SMH.com.au

Photo courtesy of: Daylife/T.Blackwood/AFP