His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Visits Baux de Provence

On July 21, 2012, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco visited the village of Baux de Provence in the south of France.

Whilst there the sovereign prince attended the opening of the photo exhibition, D’un Rocher à L’autre, as well as “… inaugurated the Place Rainier III de Monaco…” in Baux de Provence.

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Source: Palais Princier de Monaco

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His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Attends the Opening of the 2012 Herculis International d’Athlétisme Meeting

On Friday, July 20, 2012, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco attended the opening of the 2012 Herculis International d’Athlétisme Meeting (track and field competition) held at the Stade Louis II.

And, that’s it.   🙂

Photo courtesy of the Palais Princier de Monaco

Members of the Belgian Royal Family Celebrate Fête Nationale 2012 (VIDEOS)

On July 21, 2012, members of the Belgian royal family celebrated Fête Nationale 2012 throughout the country.  Their Majesties King Albert II and Queen Paola along with Queen Fabiola, and Their Royal Highnesses Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde attended a Te Deum at the Cathédrale des Saints-Michel-et-Gudule in Brussels.  While in Liège Their Royal Highnesses Prince Laurent and Princess Claire celebrated at the Cathédrale Saint-Paul.

Soon, the royal family gathered at the Place des Palais in Brussels to watch a fantastic military parade.  Also in attendance were the Belgian Prime Minister, Mr. Elio Di Rupo, as well as dozens of government officials.

Thereafter, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde along with Prince Laurent and Princess Claire, and Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz attended the Fête au Parc in Brussels.

Click here to watch videos. (Scroll down to view several video clips.  In French)

More Videos. (Scroll down. In Dutch)

 

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Sources: Le Vif and La Monarchie Belge

Adios Señor! The WWF España Dumps His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain As Their Honorary President!

On Saturday, July 21, 2012, the WWF España announced they have decided to dump His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain as their Honorary President.

The reason why the WWF España said “Adios” to the old king was due to the international outcry regarding the $57, 850 luxurious elephant killing vacation he took last April in Botswana alongside his longtime “alleged” mistress Princess Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn and several wealthy businessmen.

After receiving numerous complaints and petitions “both inside and outside of Spain” the WWF España gathered at their headquarters in Madrid to decide whether to keep the old king as their Honorary President or to kick his arrogant booty to the curb.

Per a press release:

“Although this type of hunting is legal and regulated [in Botswana], it has been considered incompatible, by many of its partners, with the Honorary Presidency of an international organization such as the WWF for the protection of nature and the environment and one that more efforts and resources dedicated to the conservation of species in danger of extinction.

For this reason, the Governing Board of WWF España has agreed to unanimously initiate the procedures for the holding of an extraordinary meeting in which partners could decide on whether to keep or remove the Honorary Presidency occupied by King Juan Carlos… 

94% of WWF España members agreed to vote in favor to remove King Juan Carlos I as Honorary President, a title has held since 1968.”

Source: WWF España