On February 8, 2012, Her Royal Highness Princess Anne, the Princess Royal hosted a dinner at St. James’s Palace for participants of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers which is the “…largest provider of carers support services in the United Kingdom.” To learn more please click here.
Meanwhile, Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge visited the National Portrait Gallery in London to attend a “…private viewing of an exhibition of works by the late artist, Lucien Freud.” During her visit the Duchess viewed 130 works of art dating back to the 1940s. This is the Duchess’s first solo engagement.
On February 8, 2012, Her Royal Highness the Countess of Wessex visited Berkshire, England. The day began with a visit to the Hawkedon Primary School where she inaugurated the “…school’s new family and foundation centers.”
From there she officially opened the Wokingham Fire Station and mingled with the members of the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service. Afterward, the Countess opened the Royal Berkshire Bracknell Clinic, “… a state-of-the-art Cancer and renal treatment center.”
On February 8, 2012, His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales participated in a meeting with professors from the Prince’s Teaching Institute (PTI) at Madingley Hall. Upon his arrival the heir to the British throne was met Education Secretary, Michael Gove. According to Cambridge News, the PTI, “…aims to inspire teachers in their subject expertise and give them confidence to introduce more challenging work to their pupils.” The Prince of Wales is president of this organization.
The Duchess of Cornwall was in Cambridge this afternoon where she visited the Cambridge Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. Upon her arrival the Duchess was greeted by the hospital staff as well as representatives from the JDRF Diabetes Charity. Once inside the hospital the Duchess met with various youths living with Type 1 diabetes. “You’re extremely brave” said the Duchess to one youth participating in a Type 1 Diabetes clinical trial. “I’ve been reading about it and I had no idea how it can affect people’s lives.”
The Duchess of Cornwall also met with “… researchers from the University of Cambridge who are working on developing an Artificial Pancreas, preventing Type 1 diabetes and its complications.”
Afterward, the Duchess of Cornwall, as patron of the Emmaus UK Homeless Charity, visited the Emmaus Cambridge community where she met with former homeless people living in the area.
On February 8, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain attended the presentation of the foundation, Mujeres por Africa, held at the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, Spain.
Her Majesty was accompanied by Mujeres por Africa Foundation President, Maria Teresa Fernandez de la Vega, the Minister of Health, Social Services and Equality, Ana Mato, the former President of the Government Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, the President of the Constitutional Court, Pascual Sala, the President of the Council of State, Francisco Rubio Llorente and representatives from various African countries.
Mujeres por Africa began as:
…an entity of reference at national and international level, committed to sustainable economic and social development, human rights, peace, justice and the dignity of persons, and in particular of women and girls in Africa.
Recently, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco attended the 2012 Imagina: The European 3D Simulation and Virtual Technology Event held at the Grimaldi Forum.
The purpose of this international event is to:
…showcase the many fields across which 3D visualisation and simulation technologies are applied, promoting them to decision makers and technical experts, presenting pioneering initiatives, encouraging participants to share their experiences and helping experienced users to transfer their skills to those who want to develop them.