Their Royal Highnesses The Duke of Edinburgh and The Princess Royal Attend Day Two of the Team and Individual Eventing, Dressage.

On July 29, 2012, Their Royal Highnesses the Duke of Edinburgh and the Princess Royal attended day two of the Team and Individual Eventing in Dressage.  Also in attendance were Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte of Denmark, Mr. Peter and Autumn Philips.

Riding in today’s event, held at Greenwich Park in London, was the Princess Royal’s daughter, Ms. Zara Phillips, and her horse, High Kingdom.  The final result for Ms. Phillips  ride: 46.10.

Tomorrow, Ms. Phillips will compete the Individual Eventing: Cross Country.

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Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco Attend Day Two of the Swimming Preliminaries

On Sunday, July 29, 2012, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco attended day two of the swimming preliminaries at the Aquatic Center in London.  Accompanying the princely couple were the sovereign prince’s cousin, Mr. Chris La Vine and the Secretary General of the Monaco International Committee, Ms. Yvette Lambin-Berti.

The princely couple cheered on swimmer, Ms. Angélique Trinquier, of Team Monaco who was competing in the Women’s 100m Backstroke.  Her final time: 1:10.79.  The prince and princess also watched the final of the Men’s 100m Breaststroke.  Mr. Cameron van der Burgh of South Africa won the gold medal and set a world record.  His time: 58.46.

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Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco Attend a Reception for Members of the International Olympic Committee in London.

On the evening of July 28, 2012, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco attended a lovely reception at Maison de Monaco in London for members of the International Olympic Committee.

Guests included the Secretary General of the Monaco International Committee, Ms. Yvette Lambin-Berti, Ms. Evelyne Genta, Ms. Tigla Laroupe, Ms. Jessica Frederiks, an Mr. Frankie Frederiks as well as dozens of VIPs and IOC members.

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh Visits Olympic Park (VIDEO)

 

On Saturday, July 28, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh along with Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal visited Olympic Park.

According to the Telegraph newspaper, the royal family “… visited the top of the towering ArcelorMittal Orbit sculpture…” Afterward the royal family visited “… the British section of the athletes’ village, where around 150 Team GB competitors and delegates…” who welcome her with applause and smiles.

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Random Royal News Regarding Their Royal Highnesses Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde of Belgium

On July 27, 2012, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde of Belgium attended the inauguration of the “… official Belgian Olympic Committee headquarters…” in London.  Click here to view photos.

Yesterday, the royal couple along with their four children participated in a photo-op in a park in Central London.  Click here to view photos.

Sources: La Monarchie Belge and Daylife

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh Host a Gala Reception at Buckingham Palace. (VIDEO)

On Friday, July 27, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh hosted a gala reception at Buckingham Palace for “… Heads of State and Government attending the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.”

The royal guests included Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal, Their Royal Highnesses the Earl and Countess of Wessex, Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales, Their Royal Highnesses Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco, Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, and many others.

Government Heads of State included the Russian Prime Minister, Mr. Dmitry Medvedev, the President of Brazil, Ms. Dilma Rousseff, the Governor General of Canada, Mr. David Johnston, the President of Mongolia, Mr. Elbegdorj Tsakhia, the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama (who looks amazing, by the way) and a dozens of others.

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Source: Royal.gov.uk

Random Royal News Regarding Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco

On Thursday, July 26, 2012, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco attended the inauguration of the Maison de Monaco, the principality of Monaco headquarters during the 2012 Olympic Games, in London.

The exhibition showcases Prince Albert II’s private collection of 15 Olympic torches. Also, the Monaco Tourist Authority will “… provide two desks with hostesses offering information and brochures about Monaco [at Maison de Monaco] and a big screen will also present Monaco as a destination for visitors.”

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Source: EM

Photo courtesy of Daylife/P.Le Segretain

Random Royal News Regarding Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Princess Royal.

On July 26, 2012, His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales hosted a reception at Clarence House for the delegates of the British Government’s Global Investment Conference.

Meanwhile, Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal attended a pre-Olympic reception at Mansion House hosted by the “… Lord Mayor of the City of London and the Mayor of Greater London.” Afterward, the Princess Royal attended yet another International Olympic Committee Session held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.  Also in attendance was His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark.

Source: Royal.gov.uk

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Interviewed on Télématin (VIDEO)

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco appeared on the French morning show entitled, Télématin, regarding his classic car collection that he inherited from his father, Prince Rainier III.

As you may know by now the sovereign prince decided to auction 38 of those classic cars through Artcurial Motorcars in Monaco.  Well, the auction took place this afternoon and at this time it is unknown which cars were sold etc, etc.

Anyway, click here to watch Prince Albert II’s interview with host Mélanie Griffon from Télématin.  By the way, if you receive the French channel, TV5 Monde, here in the United States there is a good chance you will be able to watch the Télématin segment with the sovereign prince.

UPDATE:

The sale of the sovereign prince’s classic cars was a giant success to say the least. Apparently all 38 cars were sold “… for a total amount of 1.18 million Euros…” according to the newspaper La Figaro via Artcurial.    

The last car from Prince Rainier was a 1983 Mercedes-Benz 500, which was the most coveted, originally estimated between 15,000 and 25,000 Euros was sold for 117, 500 Euros.  

 The 1913 Panhard & Levassor X19 Roadster, estimated between 25,000 and 35,000 Euros sold for 81, 300 Euros. The 1956 Bentley S1 Sedan sold for 58, 800 Euros. And, the 1942 Dodge 4×4 Command sold for (double its price) 58,800 Euros.

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Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales Launch a New Program (VIDEO)

 

On July 26, 2012, Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge along with His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales launched a new program entitled, Coach Core.

The event, held at Bacon’s College, is “… supported in partnership by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry and the charity Greenhouse.”

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Source:  St.James’s Palace