Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall Visit VIA University College and Barritskov Farm

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. ¬† ūüôā

Click the links below to view photos.

Sources: Princeofwales.gov and VIA University College

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Celebrating the Life of the Late Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana‚Äėole Pi‚Äėikoi

Click here¬†¬†to read an article about the celebrations on the island of Kauai regarding and honoring¬†the late¬†Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana‚Äėlo Pi‚Äėikoi. ¬†To learn more about the prince please¬†click here.

Photo courtesy of the now defunct Honolulu Advertiser

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Random Royal News Regarding Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco. Plus, A Video From the 2012 Le Bal de la Rose

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.

Click here to view photos.

Source: RVD

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His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Gives a Speech During the World Indigenous Television Broadcasting Conference (VIDEO)

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.  

Click here to watch a video. (slow loading)

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Her Majesty Queen Sophia of Spain Opens the Exhibition, ‘Tesoros Preincas de la Cultura Mochica: El Se√Īor de Sip√°n, Huaca de la Luna y la Dama de Cao’

Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain opened the new exhibition entitled,¬†Tesoros Preincas de la Cultura Mochica: El Se√Īor de Sip√°n, Huaca de la Luna y la Dama de Cao, on March 27, 2012 in¬†C√°diz, 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

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The Funeral of the late King Siaosi TńĀufa ĽńĀhau Manumataongo Tuku Ľaho (George) Tupou V of Tonga (VIDEOS)

The late¬†King¬†Siaosi¬†TńĀufa ĽńĀhau Manumataongo Tuku Ľaho¬†(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 Attend a Gala Dinner Held in their Honor

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

Photos courtesy of Daylife

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The Late King Siaosi TńĀufa ĽńĀhau Manumataongo Tuku Ľaho (George) Tupou V of Tonga Arrives Home

According to the newspaper, Matangi Tonga Online, the late¬†King¬†Siaosi¬†TńĀufa ĽńĀhau Manumataongo Tuku Ľaho¬†(George) Tupou V of Tonga arrived at¬†Fua’amotu Airport early this afternoon. ¬†Soon, the late king arrived at “…Royal Palace in Nuku’alofa¬†where he will Lie in State on a night of royal¬†vigil.” ¬†

The late¬†King¬†Siaosi¬†TńĀufa ĽńĀhau Manumataongo Tuku Ľaho¬†(George) Tupou V’s state¬†funeral will take place tomorrow March 27, 2012. ¬†His final resting place will be¬†at the Royal Tombs Mala‚Äôekula.

To read two recent articles as well as to view photos please click here and here.

Source: Matangi Tonga Online

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Their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias Attend ‘Alimentaria 2012’ in Barcelona (VIDEO)

On March 26, 2012, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias attended the opening of the 19th annual International Alimentaria 2012, a food and beverages exhibition, in Barcelona.

The event, which ends on March 29, brings together food lovers as well as “…international food and beverage manufacturers and distributors to showcase their brands, establish business contacts, and attract new customers.” ¬†

Click the link below to watch a videos as well as to view photos.

Source: Casa de Su Majestad el Rey

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Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco Visit Finland and Guovdageaidnu, Norway. (VIDEOS)

On March 25, 2012, Their Serene Highness Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco were in Enontekiö, Finland for a brief visit.

The princely couple are currently on their way to¬†Guovdageaidnu, Norway where the sovereign prince was invited to the remote region by the “…Association of World Reindeer Herders, International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry and Guovdageaidnu municipality to visit the S√°mi village…” ¬†

During their stay in¬†Guovdageaidnu¬†it was revealed that the prince and princess will ¬†“…spend the night in a lavvu up in the tundra…”

Later this week, Prince Albert II will give a speech at the¬†World Indigenous Television Broadcasting Conference (WITBC) regarding “…adaption to climate change and protection of the Arctic” according to¬†S√°mi 12 WITBC.

Per the Palais Princier de Monaco:

The princely couple will travel to Lapland from 25 to 27 March 2012.

Visits on the ground and the conferences will be devoted to the major issues of adaptation to climate change facing indigenous populations which are reviewed by the Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco.

During their stay, the prince and princess will have the opportunity to see the progress and results of projects such as those that are introduced in the International Polar Year, and which are driven by the Arctic Council or the UNEP.

An agreement will be signed between the Prince Foundation and the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry to support young researchers from Arctic regions.

To learn more about the World Indigenous Television Broadcasting Conference please click here.

To watch videos as well as to view photos of the princely couple please click the links below:

Sources: Palais Princier de Monaco, Barents Observer, Sámi 12 WITBC and Iltalehti.

Photo courtesy of: NRK.no

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The Princely Family of Monaco Attend the 2012 Bal de la Rose

On Saturday, March 24, 2012, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco along with Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Hanover and Miss Charlotte Casiraghi attended the 2012 Bal de la Rose held at the Salle des Etoiles at the Sporting Club de Monaco.

The famous ball benefits the Fondation Princesse Grace and this year’s theme was, Swinging London. ¬†Musical guests included Mark Ronson,¬†Pete Doherty, and¬†Imelda May. ¬†Attendees at this year’s event included blonde buxom Swedish model,¬†Victoria Silvstedt, Prince Salman bin Abdelaziz of Saudi Arabia,¬†Jacques Grange, the Duke and Duchess of Castro, and Miss China 2011 Luo Zilin to name a few.

Click the links below to stare at photos. ¬† ūüôā

Photo courtesy of Daylife

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