Random Royal News Regarding Their Royal Highnesses Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde of Belgium and His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco

On June 27, 2012, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde of Belgium were in Lontzen to visit a German-speaking community.

According to La Monarchie Belge, the royal couple began their day with a visit to “Haus Harna” where:

… they were informed of various cultural projects by the youth. They then travelled to Eupen where they visited ”Work & Job”, a training and professional integration project for job seekers. The day ended with the royal couple attending a reception held in their honor at the Ministry of the German-speaking community.

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In other news, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco’s personal foundation, Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco, signed a “Cooperation Agreement” with  “… Forum das Americas, Brazil’s pioneering think-tank on global affairs and hemispheric dialogue”  during the recent RIO+20 conference in Brazil.  The agreement:

… provides a framework for the development of multissectorial joint initiatives, was signed by Forum das Americas Founder and President Mario Garnero and The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation CEO, H.E. Bernard Fautrier, with  the support of the Italian Minister of the Environment, H.E. Corrado Clini.

The Cooperation Agreement was signed in the presence of  H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, who declared: ‘I decided to set up a Foundation whose purpose is to protect the environment and to encourage sustainable development … this is a common global challenge that requires urgent and concrete action in response to three major environmental issues: climate change, biodiversity and water. It is therefore with great pleasure that our Foundation forges this partnership with Forum das Americas, so ably led by Mario Garnero.’

The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation CEO, H.E. Bernard Fautrier, believes ‘the partnership with Forum das Americas provides an excellent vehicle for us to play a constructive role in the global debate on sustainable development, as well as in projects in Brazil.’

Mario Garnero, whose sustainable development leadership ranges from biofuels to green technologies and environment-friendly textiles, indicates that ‘our cooperation with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation is more that a matter of great honour for Forum das Americas. It is an effective instrument to improving awareness and best practices in sustainability.’ Garnero adds that ‘we will start work from day-zero in implementing a cooperation program that will be of great benefit to the peoples of Brazil and Monaco.’

And, finally, on July 7, 2012, a concert will be held at the Palais Princier courtyard “…for the benefit of the Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco.”  For more information please click here.

Source: La Monarchie Belge, PR Newswire and Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco

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His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan Visits Cambodia: Day One

His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan arrived at Phnom Penh International Airport in Cambodia on June 27, 2012, to begin his three-day visit to the Southeast Asia country.  To read more about today’s event please click here (in English).

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Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall at Wimbledon (VIDEOS)

On June 27, 2012, Their Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were at Wimbledon to watch the match between Mr. Roger Federer and Mr. Fabio Fognini.

According to the Press Association, this is the first time since 1970 that the prince has visited Wimbledon and today’s royal visit, “…comes at a successful time for British tennis, with five players through to the tournament’s second round.”

Yay.

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Source: Press Association

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh Visit Northern Ireland: Day Two (VIDEOS)

On Wednesday, June 27, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh continued their visit to Northern Ireland.

The day began with a “historic handshake” with former Irish Republican Army (IRA) commander, Sinn Féin party member and the Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, Mr. Martin McGuinness, at the Lyric theatre in Belfast.  According to Time magazine, due to the:

Underlying the sensitivity of the occasion, no live footage or sound was permitted to be broadcast. Outside, flak-jacketed police shut down all roads surrounding the theater and told residents to stay inside their homes.

The first soundless TV footage showed a serious-faced McGuinness walking, hands behind his back, behind the queen as she met poet Michael Longley and pianist Barry Douglas in front of newly painted portraits of them and other Belfast artists. Also in the group was McGuinness’ Protestant colleague atop Northern Ireland’s unity government, Peter Robinson; the head of state of the Republic of Ireland, President Michael D. Higgins; and the queen’s husband, Prince Philip.

Also on today’s agenda was a visit to a “… Diamond Jubilee event in the grounds of the Stormont Estate…” in Belfast.

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Sources: Royal.gov.uk, Time, and Daylife