Members of the Dutch Royal Family Celebrate Koninginnedag 2012 in Rhenen and Veenendaal (VIDEOS)

On April 30, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands along with Their Royal Highnesses Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, and other members of the lovely Dutch royal family celebrated Koninginnedag 2012 in the Utrecht province of Rhenen and Veenendaal.

Sadly, His Royal Highness Prince Johan Friso did not attend nor did his wife, Princess Mabel.  The prince is still at Wellington Hospital in London where he is in treatment following his accident in Lech, Austria in February 2012.

For more information about Koninginnedag 2012 please click here (in English; more articles to come.)

Click the links below to watch several videos as well as to view photos from today’s event.

Source: RVD

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Loves His Bicycle!

On Sunday, April 29, 2012, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco enjoyed his leisurely day off by participating in a “charity bicycle race” to raise money for the Princesse Charlene de Monaco Fondation.

The sovereign prince along with “…thirty high-profile racers cycled from St.Tropez to the principality…”  At this time it is unknown how much money was raised for the Princess Charlene’s personal foundation which helps disadvantaged youths around the world.

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Source: Cozycot.com

His Serene Highness Hereditary Prince Alois von und zu Liechtenstein Vows to Quit His Princely Duties

According to AFP news, His Serene Highness Hereditary Prince Alois von und zu Liechtenstein and his family vowed to quit their princely duties, “…if Liechtenstein passes a referendum eliminating the prince’s veto, a power enshrined in the constitution.”

Last month the prince stated:

The royal family is not willing to undertake its political responsibilities unless the prince… has the necessary tools at his disposal…  But if the people are no longer open to that, then the royal family will not want to undertake its political responsibilities and will completely withdraw from political life.

Click here to read more from France 24.

Source: AFP News

Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco Visits L’Exposition Canine Internationale de Monaco

On Saturday, April 28, 2012, Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco attended L’Exposition Canine Internationale de Monaco held at the Espace Fontevielle in Monaco.

The two-day event, organized by the Societe Canine de Monaco, was also attended by Baroness Elizabeth-Anne de Massy, Melanie-Antoinette de Massy, and the princess’s brother, Mr. Gareth Wittstock.

According to the newspaper, Monaco Matin, the baroness “resumed” the L’Exposition Canine Internationale de Monaco in honor of her late mother, Princess Antoinette, and her grandmother Princess Charlotte:

My mother was quite passionate about dogs, but unfortunately in recent years she participated less and less for health reason.

 Today, I believe that the event is truly in need of the young. The objective is to revive this event to a high level internationally as it once was…

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Source and old photo courtesy of: Monaco Matin

His Royal Highness Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg and Comtesse Stéphanie de Lannoy: The Engagement Press Conference and Reception (VIDEOS)

On April 27, 2012, His Royal Highness Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg and his lovely fiancée, Comtesse Stéphanie de Lannoy, attended a luncheon held at the Palais Grand-Ducal to celebrate their engagement.   Also in attendance were Their Royal Highnesses Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, the Comtesse’s parents, and a host of national dignitaries.

Afterward, the newly engaged couple posed for photographers at Château de Berg as well as spoke to the numerous journalists explaining to them how happy they are.

Yay!   🙂

For more information about today’s activities please click here.

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Source: Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh Visit Wales: Day Two (VIDEOS)

On April 27, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh continued their visit to Wales as part of Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

During today’s tour Her Majesty and the duke opened the Ynysowen Community Primary School where the queen unveiled a new plaque.  From there the royal couple open the Works General Office and Archives, attended a Thanksgiving service at Christ Church in honor of Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee and much more.

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Source: Royal.gov.uk