On September 2, 2012, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco celebrated the 68th anniversary of the liberation of Monaco. On the place du Palais there was a lovely exhibition showcasing various “…vehicles, weapons, clothing, and other unique items…”
In the evening there was a gala dance featuring jazz artists such as the Charly Vaudano Quintet. Tomorrow the sovereign prince will participate in a wreath laying ceremony at the “… Monument aux Morts and on the graves of the Monégasque resistance fighters, Rene Borghini and Joseph Lajoux…”
Sources: Palais Princier de Monaco and MaBoum
On Sunday, September 2, 2012, the people throughout the Hawaiian Islands will celebrate the late Queen Liliʻuokalani’s birthday. At ‘Iolani Palace there will be an ‘Onipa’a celebration presented by the “… Hawai’i Pono’i Coalition, the celebration opens with an Oli by kumu Kalani Akana followed by a hula performance as well as an ecumenical service honoring the Queen…”
For more information about the celebrations please visit the official website for the Hawai’i Pono’i Coalition here. Or, please click here for additional information from Ōiwi TV. 🙂
And, finally, if you have never seen the fantastic documentary, Hawai’i’s Last Queen, well, here is your chance. Click here to watch.
Sources: Honolulu Star Advertiser and Hawai’i Pono’i Coalition
On Sunday, September 2, 2012, Their Majesties King Albert II and Queen Paola of Belgium along with other members of the Belgian royal family participated in a photo-op on the grounds of Château de Laeken.
In the afternoon, the royal family attended a garden party to celebrate 20th anniversary of the Fondation Reine Paola (Queen Paola Foundation). Guests included “…partners and beneficiaries of societal projects supported by the Fondation Reine Paola…” as well as patrons and employees of the Foundation.
Click here to watch a video news report. (in French)
On Saturday, September 1, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh along with Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended the 2012 Braemar Gathering held at the held at the Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park in the village of Braemar in Scotland.
Click here to read more about today’s event.