This evening at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington D.C., His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales will receive the 2012 Distinguished Humanitarian Leadership Award from the Atlantic Council “… in recognition of his charitable and humanitarian work supporting servicemen and women.” General Colin Powell will have the honor of presenting the award to the mildly handsome red-headed prince.
The Atlantic Council, which is celebrating their 50th anniversary, will also hand out awards to the CEO of Unilever, Mr. Paul Polman and United Nations Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon to name a few.
Earlier this afternoon, Prince Harry attended a reception at the British Ambassador’s residence in Washington D.C.
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Sources: Princeofwales.gov.uk and ACUS.org
After winning the French presidency on Sunday, May 6, 2012, Mr. François Hollande has received many letters of congratulations from world leaders as well as heads of state. This morning His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco sent his warmest congrats stating:
I want to express my congratulations on your assumption of the supreme responsibility of President of the Republic and warm wishes for the success of your mission in the service of France, in national unity, in a complex period marked by crisis.
You know my commitment to the quality of relations between the French Republic and the Principality of Monaco. We can make sure the continued existence of links forged by history for so long by the preservation of the environment, the issue of the Mediterranean, treaty of union between its banks, instead of the dialogue of civilizations, are areas where our two countries can cooperate together.
You know my availability to work with you in this regard and on many other topics of common interest. I ask you sincerely, Sir, the assurance of my high consideration.
Albert de Monaco
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His Royal Highness Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg along with the Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade, Mr. Etienne Schneider, and a Luxembourg business delegation are currently in Canada on an economic mission.
The future grand duke of Luxembourg began his trip in Montreal where he met with the Premier of Quebec, Mr. Jean Charest. Afterward, Mr. Schneider and the Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume participated in a conference entitled, ‘L’innovation, Clé de l’avenir économique Européen’, with the “…the members of the Council of international relations of Montréal (CORIM)” held at the Hôtel Sofitel Montréal. Themes at the conference included the contributions of Luxembourg in support of European economic development as well as economic relations between Luxembourg-Canada, Quebec.
According to the website, Gouvernement Luxembourg, Hereditary Grand Duke and his business delegation will “… also visit the ‘Neighborhood Park Extension’ one of the activities in the field of the solidarity economy in Canada.”
Tomorrow, His Royal Highness Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, Mr. Etienne Schneider, and their Luxembourg business delegation will visit Toronto.
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Sources: Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg, Gouvernement Luxembourg, and CORIM.qc.ca
On May 7, 2012, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias attended the inauguration of the Asamblea Nacional Euro-Toques España held at the Caixa Forum in Madrid.
According to the official site for the royal house of Spain the Euro-Toques was:
…founded in 1986 in Brussels — at the behest of the then President of the European Commission, Mr. Jacques Delors, Mr. Pierre Romeyer, Mr. Paul Bocuse, Mr.Juan Mari Arzak and Mr. Pedro Subijana — the Euro-Toques is an international organization of chefs that integrates more than 3,500 cooks from 18 countries.
In Spain, the association brings together almost 800 chefs, under the presidency of Mr. Pedro Subijana, and is articulated through regional and provincial delegations. Its main objectives are to protect the quality and taste of the food; promote good make artisans of food; protect Europe’s culinary heritage in all its diversity and its origins; defend the security of a healthy diet in food products and encourage natural combinations require correct labeling to give consumers clear information enabling them to make their choice with good criteria.
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Source: Casa de Su Majestad el Rey
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For those who missed the Friday, May 4, 2012 première of the CNN documentary, Kate: Duchess of Cambridge, hosted by Mr. Max Foster, well now is your chance to watch it online.
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It seems that His Royal Highness the Duke of York is in hot water, again. According to the British newspaper, Telegraph, the second son of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is being criticized for taking a luxurious private jet to Mumbai, India to visit some of the nation’s poorest areas. The cost “…of his travel[s] around the country has been estimated at £80,000.”
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On Monday, May 7, 2012, His Royal Highness Prince Philippe of Belgium was at the Université Libre de Bruxelles to attend the inaugural lecture of the Chaire Internationale d’Histoire de la seconde Guerre Mondiale (International Chair of History of the Second World War) as well as to participate in presenting the Prix Baron Velge 2012 (Baron Velge Prize 2012).
According to the official website for the Université Libre de Bruxelles the International Chair of History of the Second World War is:
…organized by the faculty of Philosophy and Letters through the generosity of the late Baron Jean-Charles Velge who died on May 29, 2010, to honor the memory of Mr. Jean Vanwelkenhuyzen, a historian of the Second World War. Each year a researcher is invited to come to the University to give a series of lectures to students and faculty about the Second World War...source
The recipient of the Prix Baron Velge 2012 goes to author and Yale University professor of History, Mr. Timothy Snyder. In 2010, Professor Snyder published the critically acclaimed book, Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin. Afterward, the professor will give a series of lectures at the Université Libre de Bruxelles until May 11, 2012.
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Sources: La Monarchie Belge and Université Libre de Bruxelles