His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco in Innsbruck, Austria to Attend the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games

On January 13, 2012, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco arrived in Innsbruck, Austria to attend the opening ceremony of the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games. As President of the Monégasque Olympic Committee, member of the International Olympic Committee, and now patron of the World Olympians Association it was a pleasure for the sovereign to attend these games.

Later in the evening, Prince Albert II attended the inauguration ceremony of the 75th Congress of the International Sports Press Association held at the Innsbruck Conference Center. During the ceremony the sovereign prince received an award for his outstanding dedication and commitment to sports “…at the service of peace and social progress worldwide.”  

On Saturday, January 14, 2012, Prince Albert II will attend the downhill skiing competition to support Monégasque skier, Brian Pelassy.

To learn more about the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games please visit their official website here. 

Source Palais Princier de Monaco

His Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Asturias Visits Honduras

On January 12, 2012, His Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Asturias visited Honduras as part of his official tour of Central America.

In the morning, the heir to the Spanish throne attended the presentation of the Foundation Miguel de Cervantes Virtual Library held at the Cultural Center of Spain in Tegucigalpa. Later he attended a private meeting with the speaker of the Honduran Parliament, Juan Orlando Hernandez.  The prince also met with other members of government at the National Congress building in Tegucigalpa.

On January 13, 2012, Prince Felipe will visit Guatemala where he will attend the inauguration of president-elect, Otto Pérez Molina.

Photo courtesy of Casa de Su Majestad el Rey