Here is the 1994 documentary from the American show, Biography, entitled, Nicholas and Alexandra: The Demise of the Romanov Dynasty.
Here is the National Geographic documentary entitled, The Mystery of the Romanovs. Again, with many thanks to RosesofTimes for the video. 🙂
On the evening of Saturday, September 29, 2012, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco attended the South Africa Night Gala Evening in Monaco.
Per a press release via Monte-Carlo SBM:
After a summer filled with artistic and cultural events, the Monte-Carlo SBM Group will be sporting a ‘Touch of Africa‘ for a week in partnership with the Emperors Palace in Johannesburg and as part of a tribute to South Africa, HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco’s home country.
The South African musician-songwriter-composer Johnny Clegg will hold a concert in the splendid Salle Garnier of the Opéra de Monte-Carlo. The concert will be followed by a gala dinner on the terrace of Café de Paris.
To prolong your culinary voyage, the chef of Emperors Palace, Dobby Doolooa, will be working together with Jean-Claude Brugel, chef of Café de Paris, and his teams, during the week of 29 September.
They will be dreaming up and creating a menu of South African dishes and suggestions. Epicures and gastronomes will appreciate the culinary journey and the subtle pairing of food and wine.
The Monte-Carlo SBM Group will be donating the profits of these events to the Princess Charlene Foundation.”
Guests at tonight’s gala evening included Princess Charlene’s parents, Mike and Lynette Wittstock, as well as VIPs and local dignitaries.
On Friday, September 28, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain attended the 2012/2013 opening season at the Teatro Real in Madrid. Her Majesty along with hundreds of guests watched a performance, Boris Godunov, by the late Russian composer, Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky:
“This is the first time the whole opera is to be performed in the Teatro Real opera house, with all ten scenes and including the Polish act.
The production highlights the genius of Modest Mussorgsky, one of the leading composers of the 19th century. “Boris Godunov” examines the loneliness of the powerful visionary, the people’s fascination with false prophets, and the infernal machine of the struggle for power.”
For more information about the Teatro Real as well as about tonight’s performance please click here (in Spanish).
On September 27, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was in Ballater where she watched “… local school children unveil a plaque marking a special Diamond Jubilee cairn…”
Meanwhile, this morning at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra, Australia a stunning new portrait of Her Majesty was unveiled. The new portrait of the Queen was painted by Australian artist, Mr. Ralph Heimans.
On Friday, September 28, 2012, Her Royal Highness Princess Maxima of the Netherlands was in to Amersfoort visit the new department of Qredits Micro-Finance Netherlands and the Pension Market for Entrepreneurs.
According to RVD, the princess first visited the:
“… new department of Qredits Amersfoort. Qredits is a rural micro-credit provider and has in recent years, provided over 2,800 loans to starting entrepreneurs. Thereafter, the Princess participated in a round table discussion with a number of start-ups and their mentors.
After the interview, the Princess continued her visit with a tour of the Pension Market for Entrepreneurs…”
On Thursday, September 27, 2012, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias visited La Gomera located in the Canary Islands. During their one-day visit the royal couple toured the town of Chipude in Vallehermoso where they were warmly greeted by local government officials as well as by the people.
After participating in a meeting with local officials Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia the visited the Bosque de El Cedro at the Parque Nacional de Garajonay and much more.
On Thursday, September 27, 2012, His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex visited the Cheltenham College to participate in their 150th anniversary celebrations of the school’s Combined Cadet Force.
Afterward, the earl visited Worcestershire to attend the opening of the “… new Territorial Army Center at Dancox House in Lowesmoor” as well as the Malvern Theatre in Malvern. Please click here for more information about his visit.
On Friday, September 28, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain visited the Fundación Banco de Alimentos de Madrid (Food Bank Foundation of Madrid) to tour the facility as well as meet with the volunteers who help run this important non-profit organization.
Recently, the Fundación Reina Sofia donated 290,000 Euros to Fundación Banco de Alimentos de Madrid to help finance several projects for the organization. Moreover, the Fundación Reina Sofia “…has also signed an agreement with the Federación Española de Bancos de Alimentos, through which will donate a total of 300,000 Euros to expand joint activity of the Federación and the 54 food banks that constitute it.”
On the evening of September 27, 2012, His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain attended the inauguration of a new container terminal at the port of Barcelona. Whilst there the old king posed for photos, shook hands as well as mingled with very important people, unveiled a new plaque, and then left.