Recently, the Comte de Paris (Henri d’Orléans), head of the French royal house, was invited to the Paris Wermus Cactus talk show on France 3. The topic: “What if France resumed/went back to having a monarchy?” The 33 min program is in French, so if you understand the language click the link below to watch. 🙂
On January 20, 2012, His Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Asturias attended the yearbook presentation of the Internacionalización de la Empresa Española (Internationalization of Spanish Business) in Madrid, Spain. During the event, the heir to the Spanish throne spoke about “…the urgent need to create jobs to ensure a better future for young people.”
Source and photo courtesy of CDSMER
On January 21, 2012, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje, Princess Maxima of the Netherlands and their three girls attended the 53rd Edition International Concours Hippique Jumping Amsterdam.
This world-famous event brings out the best of the best of equestrian riders. During the event the royal family watched “…talented up-and-coming riders compete in the Amsterdam Team Challenge and the Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Grand Prix…”
Sources H.K. Huis and Jumping Amsterdam
The musical is based on the 1947 story entitled, Tom Poes en de Nieuwe Ijstijd (Tom Puss and the New Ice Age), by the late Dutch writer and cartoonist, Marten Toonder.
(Choose where it says Rotterdam to see the photo series)
Photo courtesy of Het Koninklijk Huis
It was recently announced that Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco will attend the 84th Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, California on February 26, 2012. It is unknown as to why the princely couple are attending — perhaps it may have something to do with the upcoming film, Grace of Monaco, currently in pre-production — nevertheless, their presence at the awards ceremony will definitely be, well, a special treat. 🙂
This year’s Academy Awards will be hosted by Billy Crystal and will live air starting at 4 p.m. on the American television network ABC.
To learn more about this year’s Academy Awards please visit their official website here.
Source: Monaco Matin/Palais Princier de Monaco
His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco and his nephew, Andrea Casiraghi, attended Mass for the Fête de la Saint-Sébastien, Patron Saint of the Prince’s Company of Carabiniers, in the presence of Colonel Fringant, Chamberlain of His Serene Highness the Sovereign Prince and High Commander of the Public Forces, Commander Philippe Rebaudengo, Commanding Officer of the Prince’s Carabiniers, and many Monégasque personalities.
Mr. Casiraghi was then given the insignia for the rank of Brigadier in the Prince’s Company of Carabiniers during a reception held at the Musée Océanographique.
Source and photo courtesy of the Palais Princier de Monaco
On March 11, 2012, the Japanese government will hold a memorial ceremony in Tokyo in memory of the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit parts of the Tohku region last year.
According to the newspaper, Japan Times, Their Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan will attend the memorial along with Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda as well as other dignitaries. In a press conference, Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura, stated that the hour-long memorial will be held at the National Theater in Tokyo beginning at 2:30p.m. Furthermore, “…representatives of the victims’ families will make speeches after a moment of silent prayer.” The memorial will also be broadcast live on Japanese television.
Source: Japan Times
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