On June 20, 2012, the Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg released the schedule regarding the upcoming grand-ducal wedding between His Royal Highness Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg and his lovely fiancée, Comtesse Stéphanie de Lannoy. Click here for more information (in English).
And, finally, it was announced several days ago that His Royal Highness Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, “… in his military capacity, is to be appointed the position of ‘Lieutenant-Colonel’… effective on June 23, 2012.” Congrats! 🙂
On June 20, 2012, Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall welcomed His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Clarence House.
According to the Press Association, the Prince of Wales has been “…long-time supporter of the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader who is seen by China as a separatist threat.”
Upon His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s arrival at Clarence House the Prince of Wales smiled from ear to ear like a giddy child waiting to open his gifts on Christmas Day. Then the future king of England, “… threw up his arms then placed his hands together in a prayer sign before hugging the Dalai Lama and sharing a few words with the spiritual figurehead.” The Duchess of Cornwall was also excited to met His Holiness. She gave him a kiss on the cheek before the three of them, “…moved into the house’s garden room for their informal chat.”
Earlier in the day, His Holiness attended a Service of Prayer and Reflection at Westminster Abbey along with hundreds of attendees as well as many leaders from different faiths. He also met with Burmese opposition leader, Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi.
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On June 20, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands was in Utrecht to open a new provincial house. According to RVD, the house, designed by architect, Mr.P.G. Vermeulen, was a former bank building and the decor:
… reflects the new way of working… Employees have no personal workspace, but choose a place that suits the work that they do at that moment. The building has a contemporary and open look, with many meeting places.
And, finally, Her Majesty received credentials from ambassadors from the Republic of Bulgaria, the Republic of Cyprus, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The event took place at Noordeinde Palace in Den Haag.
On June 20, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh along with Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal and Her Royal Highness the Countess of Wessex attended day two of Royal Ascot.
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