This evening at the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid, Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain attended a gala tribute in honor of legendary Cuban prima ballerina, Ms. Alicia Alonso.
Her Majesty was accompanied by the Minister of Health, Social Services and Equality, Ms. Ana Mato, the rector of the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Mr. Pedro González-Trevijano, and the director of the Teatro de la Zarzuela, Mr. Paolo Pinamonti to name a few.
Meanwhile in Cheltenham, England, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall along with Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal attended Ladies Day at the 2012 Cheltenham Festival.
On March 14, 2012, His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain held an audience at Zarzuela Palace with the founders of the transport company, SUER, on the occasion of their 70th anniversary.
Meanwhile, the Duke of Palma de Majorca’s, Iñaki Urdangarín, infamous corruption case continues. Apparently, Judge José Castro believes the duke is full of bologna and cheese regarding the financial and business dealings of Mr.Urdangarín’s former non-profit organization, Nóos Institute.
On March 14, 2012, Their Majesties King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain attended the Fundación La Caixa Scholarship Awards in Barcelona, Spain.
According to the Spanish royal court, His Majesty presented scholarships to postgraduate students in order to help them continue as well as “…. expand their academic training. A total of 125 students will continue their studies in some of the best schools in the world thanks to this scholarship…”
On March 14, 2012, His Royal Highness Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje boarded the new Dutch Royal Naval ship in Amsterdam, HMS Holland, to travel to Greenwich, England.
According to RVD, there is a special as well as priceless artifact on board, “…the historical decoration of the stern of the 17th century English flagship Royal Charles. The prince will deliver the item to the National Maritime Museum.”
Should Germany reinstate the monarchy? That is the question many have been wondering as of late including the great-great grandson of the late Kaiser Wilhelm II, Prince Philip Kiril of Prussia. The prince called for “… the restoration of the monarchy because royal families convey stability…”
Click the links below to read several articles from the online newspaper, The Local.de (in English)
Here are two more clips from Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco’s trip to Australia.
The clip above shows the private cocktail reception in honor of the princess’s visit held at Monaco house as well as the gala dinner at the Melbourne Town Hall hosted by Lady Mayoress Emma Page Campbell.
The second video contains Princess Charlene’s full speech whilst at the opening of the exhibition, Grace Kelly: Style Icon. 🙂
The third video contains an interview with Princess Charlene in Shanghai, China.