On January 18, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands along with His Royal Highness Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje, Princess Maxima of the Netherlands, Princess Margriet and Mr. Pieter van Vollenhoven attended a New Year’s reception for the Corps Diplomatique held at Koninklijk Paleis Amsterdam (royal palace of Amsterdam).
On January 18, 2012, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco was in Gentbrugge, Belgium where he had a private visit with Belgian artist, Wim Delvoye, at the restaurant, Nieuw Stadion. Click here to watch a video news clip.
In other news, Their Serene Highness Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco along with Her Serene Highness Princess Stephanie of Monaco and family will attend opening the 36th Annual Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival on January 19, 2012. Click here for more information.
On January 18, 2012, Her Royal Highness Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands was at the Windroos School in Amersfoort to read to the various youth as part of National Reading Month (or simply Breakfast Reading.) Anyway… the lovely princess read the book, Mama Kwijt, by Chris Haughton and by all accounts the youth seem interested.
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Photo courtesy of Het Koninklijk Huis
With several months to go before Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her Diamond Jubilee it was recently announced that His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales agreed to become patron of the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant.
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Finally, organizers reveal the “…1,000-boat Diamond Jubilee flotilla…” that will, well, float down the Thames on June 3, 2012 in honor of Her Majesty’s big day. Click here to watch a video news clip.
The royal couple were accompanied by the Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism, José Manuel Soria, the Vice-President of the European Commission, Antonio Tajani, the Government of the Canary Islands, Paulino Rivero and others.
During their visit the prince and princess toured various exhibitors representing various parts of Spain as well as exhibitors from Portugal, the United Kingdom, Jordan, Brazil, Morocco, Japan, France, and Argentina to name a few.
To learn more about Fitur: The International Tourism Fair please visit their official website here.
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Source and photo courtesy of Casa de Su Majestad el Rey