This afternoon at the Grand Ducal Palace in Luxembourg, T.R.H.s Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa along with Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume hosted a reception for participants in humanitarian aid missions as well as operations of peacekeeping from the Luxembourg Army and the Grand Duchy police.
Also this afternoon, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa attended a Christmas concert benefiting the SOS Children’s Village in Luxembourg.
On December 8, 2011, H.R.H. Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje along with Mr. Komori, the CEO of Fujifilm Corporation opened a new factory in Tilburg, Netherlands. During the opening ceremony the heir to the Dutch throne along with Mr. Komori left their footprints in green clay then toured the new eco-friendly factory.
On December 8,, 2011, Her Majesty Queen Paola of Belgium attended a Christmas concert for the Queen Paola Foundation (QPF) held at the Hotel Plaza in Brussels. Those who performed during this annual concert included soprano, Haeran Hong and tenor, Thomas Blondelle. They were accompanied by Philippe Riga on the piano. The Christmas concert is an opportunity for the Queen Paola Foundation to bring together those who help the QPF with the projects the Queen Paola Foundation supports.
Meanwhile, His Majesty King Albert II of Belgium hosted a reception to mark the tenth anniversary of the “Laeken Declaration on the Future of the European Union,” held at the Château de Laeken. To view photos please click here.