Her Royal Highness Princess Maxima of the Netherlands in Den Haag

Her Royal Highness Princess Maxima of the Netherlands was at the Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in Den Haag to attend the oration of Professor Stella Quimbo to the Prince Claus Chair (PCC).

According to the official website for the PCC:

The curatorium of the Prince Claus Chair in Equity and Development has appointed Stella Luz A. Quimbo from the Philippines as the new holder of the Prince Claus Chair 2011/2013. In her academic work, she focuses on Public Health, Health Economics and Development. Stella Quimbo will be based at ISS from May to July 2012. source

To learn more about the Prince Claus Chair for Development and Equity as well as about Professor Quimbo please click here.

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Sources: RVD/HKH and the Prince Claus Chair for Development and Equity

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Random Royal News Regarding Her Royal Highness Princess Mathilde of Belgium and Members of the Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg.

On Monday, May 21, 2012, Her Royal Highness Princess Mathilde of Belgium participated in a workshop, organized by the Princess Mathilde Fund,on the role of fathers in education entitled, The Strength of the Fathers: Partners in Education. The workshop and roundtable discussion, led by the princess was held at the Musée Belvue in Brussels.

Meanwhile, the Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg announced that Their Royal Highnesses Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa along with His Royal Highness Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and his fiancée, Comtesse Stéphanie de Lannoy, will attend the baptism of Princess Estelle in Stockholm on Tuesday, May 22, 2012.

Sources: La Monarchie Belge and Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg

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‘Blauw Bloed’ Weekly Royal Video News

In this week’s edition of Blauw Bloed host, Jeroen Snel, covers all the royal activities including Norway’s National Day 2012, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark’s visit to South Korea, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee sovereigns luncheon at Windsor Castle and much more.

Click the video icon below where it says Veel Royals Bij Jubileum Elizabeth

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Random Royal News Regarding Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan.

On Thursday, May 17, 2012, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan attended a luncheon held at the Japanese Embassy in London.

The purpose for the reception was to personally thank the many “… British for their contribution to rescue efforts and donation drives after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.”  In a speech Emperor Akihito stated:

It was truly heartening that so many people in this country not only expressed their profound sympathy for the victims of the calamity but also promptly organized a wide range of valuable relief activities to help those in need. Your kind and practical response has, I presume, further strengthened the deep friendship that has already existed for such a long time between the peoples of our two countries.

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This afternoon the imperial couple arrived in Tokyo, Japan after celebration Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.  According to the newspaper, Mainichi Daily News via the Imperial Household Agency, Emperor Akihito will resume his official duties on Monday.

Sources: Japan Times and Mainichi Daily News via the IHA

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Members of the British Royal Family Attend the Armed Forces Muster at Windsor (VIDEOS)

On May 19, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh along with several members of the British royal family as well as several sovereign monarchs from around the world attended the Armed Forces Muster at Windsor.

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Source: Royal.gov.uk

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His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Visits the Musée National de la Légion d’Honneurt des Ordres de Chevalerie in Paris

On May 16, 2012, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco was in Paris, France visiting the Musée National de la Légion d’Honneur.  Upon his arrival the sovereign prince was welcomed by the Grand Chancellor of the Legion of Honour, General Jean-Louis Georgelin, then received “…received the honours of a Republican guard detachment.”

Soon, Prince Albert II was given a tour of the exhibition, La Berline de Napoléon, le Mystère du butin de Waterloo, by the curator of the musée, Ms. Anne Chefdebien.  Afterward, the sovereign prince participated in a meeting with General Jean-Louis Georgelin then attended a reception with local dignitaries as well as Prince Albert II’s delegation.

Source and photo courtesy of the Palais Princier de Monaco

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Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall Host a Gala Dinner for the Sovereign Monarchs From Around the World

On May 18, 2012, Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall hosted a gala dinner at Buckingham Palace for sovereign monarchs from around the world. What can I say?  All the imperial, royal, grand-ducal and princely ladies looked amazing.  Well, except one. Inkhosikati LaMbikiza of Swaziland.  Honestly, there are no words.

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh Host a Diamond Jubilee Luncheon for Sovereign Monarchs From Around the World (VIDEOS)

On May 18, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh hosted a luncheon, held at Windsor Castle for the sovereign monarchs from around the world.

Here is the guest list:

  1. Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan
  2. Their Majesties King Albert II and Queen Paola of Belgium
  3. Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik of Denmark
  4. Their Majesties King Constantine II and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece
  5. His Serene Highness Prince Hans Adam II of Liechtenstein
  6. Their Royal Highnesses Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg
  7. Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco
  8. Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands
  9. Their Majesties King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway
  10. Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia
  11. Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden
  12. Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania of Jordan
  13. Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Meryem of Morocco
  14. His Majesty King Hamad bin Issa al-Khalifa and Her Royal Highness Sheikha Sabika bint Ibrahim al-Khalifa of Bahrain
  15. His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed Bin Nawaf Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia
  16. His Highness Sheikh Nasser Mohamed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah of Kuwait
  17. His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and Sheika Mozah bint Nasser Al-Missned of Qatar
  18. His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia
  19. Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn andPrincess Srirasm of Thailand
  20. The Sultan of Brunei and Her Majesty Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha of Brunei
  21. His Majesty King Simeon II of Bulgaria
  22. Their Majesties King Michael I and Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Margarita of Romania
  23. His Majesty King Tupou VI of Tonga
  24. Their Majesties King Letsie III and Queen Masenate Mohato Seeiso of Lesotho
  25. His Majesty King Mswati III of Swaziland
  26. Members of the British royal family

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Source: Royal.gov.uk and Telegraph

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Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal Participates in the Olympic Flame Handover Ceremony in Greece (VIDEOS)

Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal (Princess Anne) participated in the Olympic flame handover ceremony held at the Panathinean Stadium in Athens, Greece on May 17, 2012.

The former Olympian and the only daughter of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh also spoke with the BBC regarding the “… pressure facing Olympic competitors.”

Click the links below to read more about today’s event as well as to watch videos and to view photos.

Sources: Telegraph and Royal.gov.uk

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh Visit Chester Zoo and More. Plus, Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall Tours Sudeley Castle with Historian, Dr. David Starkey. (VIDEO)

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh were in North-West England on May 17, 2012, where they inaugurated the new Chester Zoo Diamond Jubilee Quarter.  The queen and the duke also opened the Orford Jubilee Park and participated in a luncheon held at the Merseyside Maritime Museum.

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Meanwhile in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall visited Sudeley Castle the “…former home of Queen Katherine, the last wife of Henry VIII.” During her visit the duchess was given a tour by famed historian, Dr. David Starkey.

For more information about Sudeley Castle please visit their official website here.  To view photos as well as to read more about the Duchess of Cornwall’s visit please click here.

Sources: Princeofwales.gov.uk and Cotswold Journal

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Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan Visit the Kyoto Japanese Garden in London

On May 17, 2012, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan arrived in Britain to participate in Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations beginning on Friday.

This morning the imperial couple toured the Kyoto Japanese Garden in Holland Park, London, accompanied by their personal delegation.

According to the Imperial Household Agency, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko will attend a luncheon at Windsor Castle hosted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as well as attend a gala dinner hosted by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales to be held at Buckingham Palace.

The emperor and empress are also, “… scheduled to meet with Britons who supported the disaster rescue operations in Japan as well as Japanese living in Britain…” notes Kyodo News.

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Sources: Kyodo News via the Imperial Household Agency

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Her Royal Highness Princess Maxima of the Netherlands Attends the Inauguration of CliniClowns College in Amersfoort. (VIDEOS)

Her Royal Highness Princess Maxima of the Netherlands was in Amersfoort to attend the inauguration of the CliniClowns College on May 16, 2012.

According to NOS, the CliniClowns College:

… offers more than 100,000 sick and/or disabled children a chance to get them out of their daily environment, to offer them fun as well as distraction so they can be carefree…

More than 70 professional CliniClowns put on performances in 100 hospitals and care institutions throughout the Netherlands…

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Sources: RVD/HKH and NOS.nl

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