On December 9, 2011, H.R.H. Princess Maxima of the Netherlands was in Utrecht to attend the closing ceremony of the project Thousand and One Force. This event, organized by Movisie, encourages local organizations and ethnic minority women to actively participate in society.
It was announced by the Palais Princier de Monaco that H.S.H. Princess Charlene of Monaco will officially launch her own charity entitled, The Princess Charlene Foundation beginning in 2012. The purpose of the new foundation, headquartered in Monaco, is to “… help those in need across five different continents.”
Also, there will be a new website launched for the Princess Charlene Foundation beginning next year which will specifically “…unveil the missions and the resources dedicated to future projects to be selected…”
On December 8, 2011, H.M. Queen Elizabeth II attended a special exhibition presented by the Royal Collection and Royal Archives at Buckingham Palace. This exhibition displays various artifacts from “…the Arctic, Antarctica and the Everest campaigns…”
Prior to the viewing, Queen Elizabeth officially opened the Rolls Building at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, England.
To view photos from today’s events please click hereandhere.
On December 8, 2011, T.S.H.s Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco met with Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu in Cape Town, South Africa. During their visit the princely couple presented a check for one million Rand to one of Mr. Tutu’s charities, The Giving Organization. Afterward, the prince and princess attended the Polaris Climate Change Observatory, hosted by Polar International Foundation, held at the Clock Tower in Cape Town.
To learn more about The Giving Organization as well as the Polaris Climate Change Observatory please click the links below: