It has recently come to my attention that someone from the site, RoyaltyGossip.com, has been re-blogging my silly ass writings to their site for the past several months. Unfortunately, the person who runs the site has an invalid Email address so I cannot contact him/her privately. As a result, I have to say it here. So, whomever owns Royalty Gossip please stop. I would appreciate it.
On January 31, 2012, Her Royal Highness Princess Maxima of the Netherlands was in Amsterdam to attend the opening of the project Open Inloop Taal on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Cybersoek.
According to the Dutch online newspaper, Nieuws van Nederland, Open Inloop Taal project/program provides “…local residents who want to improve their Dutch reading, writing and language skills…” at the Cybersoek. The latter offers computer courses to people of all ages as well as provides a place where the local people can meet and network. Click here to view photos.
Afterward, the princess attended the Women Entrepreneurs Conference in Den Haag. As a member of the Committee for Entrepreneurship and Financing it was her duty and pleasure to attend this event which “…mentors and aims at encouraging more success and growth for female entrepreneurs…” in the Netherlands.
Meanwhile, on January 30, 2012, Princess Clotilde of Venice and Piedmont attended the AVEC gala benefit dinner held at the gorgeous Château de Versailles. The event, organized by Professor David Khayat, was attended by royal historian, Stéphane Bern, model Tasha de Vasconcelos, François Pinault, Sylvie Tellier, and Pierre Hermé to name a few. Click here to view photos.
Sources: Nieuws van Nederland, de Telegraaf and Pure People
On January 31, 2012, His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg attended the swearing-in of Mr Etienne Schneider, the new Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade, held at the Palais Grand-Ducal.
Meanwhile, on January 30, 2012, His Royal Highness Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg continues his adventures in Brussels, Belgium. The heir to the grand-ducal throne participated in various meetings with members of the Committee of Permanent Representatives and the Political and Security Committee of the European Union.
To learn more about Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume’s working visit in Brussels please visit the site, Luxarazzi Luxembourg, here.
On January 31, 2012, Their Majesties King Albert II and Queen Paola along with Their Royal Highness Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde, T.I.R.H.s Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz, and T.R.H.s Princess Claire and Prince Laurent “Look at Me! I’m Annoying” of Belgium attended yet another New Year’s reception held at the Palais de Bruxelles.
According to the official website for the royal house, La Monarchie Belge, the reception was held for “…prominent authorities and public personalities…” which included Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo, French Community and Walloon Minister President Rudy Demotte, Flemish Minister-President Kris Peeters, Vice-Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, as well as other ministers and magistrates in Belgium.
Here is the recent BBC Four documentary entitled, Illuminations: The Private Lives of Medieval Kings. The program tells the story of the Medieval monarchy:
…as preserved through stunning illuminated manuscripts from the British Library’s Royal Manuscripts collection which contains some of the most priceless documents in our national history. Some of these manuscripts were commissioned by the Medieval Kings to burnish their legacies. Others were captured as war booty, and handed down from one dynasty to the next. Together they make up a fascinating record of the role of the king and the role of the country as it became a major power at the heart of Europe.