On their final day in Denmark Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visited VIA University College Campus Horsens on March 27, 2012.
According to the official website for VIA, the prince and duchess had requested “…to visit VIA University College, Campus Horsens in order to hear about research and development of Eco-friendly solutions which can contribute to a reduction of CO2 emissions.”
Once on campus the royal couple met with the students as well as faculty then toured a “3D modeling laboratory” and more.
Afterward, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visited the Barritskov Farm which packages as well as produces organic vegetables and a bunch of other stuff I cannot think of at the moment. 🙂
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Sources: Princeofwales.gov and VIA University College
Click here to read an article about the celebrations on the island of Kauai regarding and honoring the late Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana‘lo Pi‘ikoi. To learn more about the prince please click here.
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On March 27, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands was at the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam to celebrate 25 years of the National Committee.
Meanwhile, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco flew back to the south of France this afternoon where he attended the 2012 World Figure skating Championships. Also in attendance were Their Royal Highnesses Princess Caroline of Hanover and her daughter, Princess Alexandra of Hanover.
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His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco gave a speech this morning during the 2012 World Indigenous Television Broadcasting Conference in Norway. The sovereign prince spoke at the seminar entitled, Arctic Change, Indigenous Youth and Future Opportunities.
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Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain opened the new exhibition entitled, Tesoros Preincas de la Cultura Mochica: El Señor de Sipán, Huaca de la Luna y la Dama de Cao, on March 27, 2012 in Cádiz, Spain.
Her Majesty was accompanied by the Minister of Education, Culture and Sport, Mr. Jose Ignacio Wert; the Ambassador of the Republic of the Peru in Spain, Mr. Francisco Eguiguren and the Mayor of Cádiz, Ms. Teófila Martínez.
During her visit the queen, along with the curator of the exhibition, Ms. Carmen Montes and archaeologists Ricardo Morales and Leonel Walter Alva, “…received explanations the exhibits pre-Inca Moche culture and treasures…”
According to the Spanish royal court and Cádiz2012.es:
This exhibition, organized by the Town Hall of Cádiz, unveils the pieces discovered in recent archaeological excavations in Peru. Cádiz, the Ibero-American Capital of Culture in 2012, is the first city outside of Peru to host this exhibition in commemoration of the bicentennial of the Spanish Constitution 1812.
Artifacts on display are considered as one of the greatest treasures discovered in recent time; comparing it comparing it with the discovery of tomb of the Maya Pacal King or the discovery of Machu Picchu.
For more information about exhibition please click here.
Source and photo courtesy of Casa de Su Majestad el Rey and Cádiz2012.es
The late King Siaosi Tāufaʻāhau Manumataongo Tukuʻaho (George) Tupou V of Tonga was laid to rest at the royal tombs Mala’e Kula on March 27, 2012.
Prior to the late king’s final resting place there was a two-hour state funeral at the royal palace in Nuku’alofa attended by thousands of people as well as international dignitaries.
Now, all eyes are on the new king, Tupou VI, and many are wondering how he will fare in his new role as the King of Tonga.
Click the links below to watch videos, view photos and to read an article about the new king, Tupou VI.
Source: Matangi Tonga Online
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Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco continued their visit to Norway on March 26, 2012, in Kautokeino.
The princely couple began their day enjoying a reindeer sleigh ride through the beautiful snow then the sovereign prince presented “… a scholarship to young Russian and Mongolian reindeer herding students”. The princely couple also:
…met with several officials from various organizations representing indigenous peoples of the Arctic such as the University of the Arctic, the Finnish Sami Reinders’ Association, the NGO Finnish Sami Youth, the Youth Council of the Sami Parliamant of Finland, the Association of World Reindeer Herders and the Upper Secondary and National Reindeer Herding Scholl.
In the evening, the prince and princess attended a dinner held in their honor and hosted by the President of Sami Parliament, Mr. Egil Olli.
On Tuesday, March 27, 2012, Prince Albert II participated in the opening of the 3rd World Indigenous Television Broadcasting Conference where he gave a speech during the Arctic seminar entitled, Arctic Change, Indigenous Youth and Future Opportunities.
According to the Palais Princier de Monaco, Prince Albert II also had “… the opportunity to review the progress and results of projects such as those introduced in the International Polar Year, and piloted by the Arctic Council or the UNEP.”
Source: Palais Princier de Monaco
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