Royal News Regarding Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.(VIDEO)

On June 6, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands was in Gouderak to visit the newly rebuilt neighborhood of Zellingwijk.

According to RVD, the neighborhood “…had to be demolished in the mid-1980s due to the presence of toxic waste in the soil.”

Ewww.

All is well in the area now, thankfully, with redevelopment and reorganization completed in 2009.  Finally, in early 2012, housing construction was completed and everyone is happy.

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Source: RVD/HKH

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His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales Opens the National Sheep Association’s ‘Scotsheep’ 2012 in Scotland

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales was in Scotland on June 6, 2012, to open the National Association’s Scotsheep 2012.  According to the NSA Scotland today’s the event, held at Morrisons Farm in East Ayrshire, is:

…held in different parts of Scotland every two years and regularly attracts more than 5,000 sheep farmers and industry professionals from throughout the UK and Ireland.

To read more about today’s event please click here.  

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Sources: Princeofwales.gov.uk and NSA Scotland

Their Royal Highnesses Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands Attend a Concert (VIDEOS)

Their Royal Highnesses Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands along with their three daughters, attended a concert held at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam.

The concert was performed 3,000 by students from the project, Kids Make Music, a program funded by the Oranje Fund.  According to NOS, the project “…was launched last year by Princess Maxima…” 

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Sources: RVD and NOS

Royal News Regarding Members of the Danish Royal Family (VIDEOS)

On June 6, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II and His Royal Highness Prince Henrik of Denmark arrived to the town of Fåborg (Faaborg) to begin their second day of the summer cruise aboard the royal yacht, Dannebrog.

Upon their arrival at Fåborg harbor, the regent couple were greeted by the dozens of photographers, journalists, well-wishers, and of course local dignitaries.  Her Majesty and the Prince Consort were then escorted to the Rådhus, along with the Mayor and his wife, where a lovely reception was held in the regent couple’s honor.

Today’s activities for Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II included a visit to the Faaborg Gymnasium, a tour of the Eldan Recycling Plant, and the Øhavsmuseet.  While Prince Henrik inaugurated the new Konnerup Chokolade production facility, and stops at the Tuco Marine Group as well as the Keld Moseholm.

Later in the day, the regent couple attended FilmFyn held at the Fåborg Harbor where they were entertained by the Fåborg Music School and then watched a film entitled, Far til Fire till Søs.  

After a long day, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik hosted a reception aboard the royal yacht Dannebrog for a select few.

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Meanwhile, in Greenland, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark continued her visit to the beautiful and remote country.  On June 5, 2012, the future queen of Denmark visited a kindergarten in Saqqaq to promote, Free From Bullying, a campaign in collaboration with the Mary Fonden and Save the Children.  

After her five-hour journey, via ship, from the town Ilulissat to the tiny village of Saqqaq the crown princess was warmly greeted by the locals as well as dozens of children.  Once inside the local kindergarten Crown Princess Mary mingled with the students, who presented her with sweet drawings, and listened to speeches which probably bored the crap out of the kids.   🙂  Any way, the children understood the importance of not bullying their fellow students so all was well.

Soon, it was time for the crown princess to leave.  So she did via helicopter.  Once she arrived back in Ilulissat the crown princess attended a dinner held at the Hotel Arctic with her entourage and Greenland’s Minister of Education, Science and Nordic Cooperation, Mr. Palle Christiansen.

Today, the crown princess visited the Jørgen Brøndlund School then launched a children’s relay race at the Seminary College in Ilulissat.  Afterward, she attended a luncheon, visited a crisis center, and finally dined with the Mayor of Qaasuitsup municipality.

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Sources: Kongehuset, Fyens, and Sermitsiaq

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Visits His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh in the Hospital. Plus, Other News. (VIDEOS)

On Wednesday, June 6, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II along with His Royal Highness the Duke of York visited for the first time, His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh in the hospital.

The 90-year-old duke was admitted into King Edward VIII Hospital in London on Monday, June 4, 2012, for a bladder infection.  According, to a press release via Buckingham Palace, the Duke of Edinburgh is being “…treated with antibiotics and his condition has vastly improved… he is in good spirits.”

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Also today, Her Majesty was presented with new portrait inside the White Drawing Room at Buckingham Palace.  The new painting was done by Canadian artist, Mr. Phil Richards.  To read and to watch a video regarding today’s unveiling please click here.

Sources: Royal.gov.uk and CTV