On the evening of September, 18, 2012, Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco attended the launch of the Van Cleef & Arpels: L’Art de la Haute Joaillerie exhibition held at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.
Guests in attendance gazed upon 400 exquisite jewels “…accompanied by archival documents and drawings.”
If you happen to live in Paris or will be visiting the city in the coming weeks and are interested in seeing this exhibition, well, it ends on February 10, 2013. 🙂
Meanwhile, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco is apparently preparing for an upcoming trip to North America. According to the online news network, CBC Canada, the sovereign prince will be in Iqaluit on Thursday. During his stay Prince Albert II is scheduled to meet with “… Premier Eva Aariak, Iqaluit Mayor Madeleine Redfern and students at Nunavut Arctic College.”
Prince Albert will also “…make an announcement with Oceans North Canada and the Qikiqtani Inuit Association on behalf of his foundation (the Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco), which supports environmental conservation projects.”
During the last week of September Prince Albert II will be in Monterey, California to attend the BLUE Ocean Film Festival and Conservation Summit. He is scheduled to give a keynote speech according to the official website for the BLUE Conservation Summit. Other well-known environmentalists are also scheduled to attend including Dr. Sylvia Earle, Ms. Celine Cousteau and Oscar winning film director, Mr. James Cameron, to name a few.
On September 18, 2012, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall hosted a reception at Clarence House to thank the “…Diamond Champions Ambassadors…” Confused? Well, click here for more information.
Meanwhile, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal was at the Highland Wildlife Park in Scotland this afternoon to celebrate their 40th anniversary. Whilst there she fed two polar bears. No, really.
Click here to read an article about today’s event.
On September 18, 2012, Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Tuvalu as part of Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
Tuvalu (consisting of nine islands and atolls combined) is located north of the islands of Wallis and Futuna as well as Fiji in the South Pacific. Yeah, it is a beautiful place. Buggy however… though not as bad as it is in Tahiti. 🙂 And, the islands are disappearing thanks to global warming.
Trailer for the movie, King Tide: The Sinking of Tuvalu
Paradise Drowned: Tuvalu The Disappearing Nation Trailer
Any way, click here to view photos.
On Tuesday, September 18, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands along with Their Royal Highnesses Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands and Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and her husband, Mr. Pieter van Vollenhoven, attended the 2012 Prinsjesdag.
Please click here and here to watch videos. Click here to read more about Queen Beatrix’s speech (in English).
And, finally, click here to read the queen’s speech, in Dutch, in its entirety as well as to view photos (scroll down; on the right).
On September 18, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain visited the Centro de Adopción de la Asociación Nacional de Amigos de los Animales (Center for Abandoned Animals Adoption of the Naional Association of Friends of Animals) outside of Madrid.
According to the official website for the center:
“The National Association of Friends of Animals is a non-profit organization that was founded in Madrid, Spain, in 1992, in response to the high number of animals that are neglected and abused in our country…
The animals at our center receive the care they need including food, exercise, love and veterinary care. The ANAA Adoption Center is intended as a place of passage, since the aim is that all animals are adoptable and find a family that will provide the necessary conditions for optimal quality of life. In ANAA Adoption Centre staff work daily so engaged as volunteers who selflessly give their time, in order that the animals are in the best possible conditions.”
For more information about Centro de Adopción de la Asociación Nacional de Amigos de los Animales please visit their official website here.
Click here to watch a video news report.
On Tuesday, September 18, 2012, His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain attended the opening of the Judicial Year held at the Palacio de Justicia in Madrid.
Upon his arrival, His Majesty was greeted by members of the “…Governing Board of the Supreme Court and the Chief Justice and the Supreme Judicial Council, Mr. Gonzalo Moliner…”
On Monday, September 17, 2012, Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Hanover attended the l’Institut de Formation en Soins Infirmiers graduation ceremony in Monaco.
The purpose of her attendance was to present badges to each of the graduates. Also during yesterday’s event the director of the l’Institut de Formation en Soins Infirmiers, Ms. Monique Le Du, announced that Princess Caroline has “… agreed to become patron of the school.”
And, finally, Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco was recently in Paris, France for a little retail therapy. According to the Spanish magazine, Hola, the princess shopped at Dior and Ralph Lauren to name a few.