On September 20, 2012, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco arrived in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada.
On his first day the sovereign prince went on a nature walk with Qikiqtani Inuit Association President, Ms. Okalik Eegeesiak and Ms. Alacie Joamie, according to CBC reporter, Ms. Emily Ridlington. During his walk, Ms. Ridlington noted that the sovereign prince “…learned about the sensitive marine Arctic environment…”
As I mentioned a couple of days ago, Prince Albert II is also scheduled to meet with Mayor of Iqaluit, Ms. Madeleine Redfern, as well as “… students from the Nunavut Arctic College…” Prince Albert II 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 his trip.
On Friday, the sovereign prince is scheduled to visit the Inuit community of Kuujjuaq located in Nunavik, Quebec.
More information is coming through the news wire so stay tuned. 🙂
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal was in Watchet in West Somerset on September 20, 2012, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Watchet Harbor Lighthouse.
During her visit the princess also had a chance to visit the Watchet Market House Museum as well as meet with the local people.
On September 20, 2012, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visited Croydon to see “… how the community has recovered since the August 2011 riots.”
During their visit the royal couple attended the inauguration of the new University Center at Croydon College and met with “…local dignitaries…” at the Croydon Voluntary Action Resource Center.
This morning at Palacio de la Zarzuela in Madrid His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain held an audience with representatives from the Cofradía de Caballeros Cubicularios of San Ildefonso and San Atilano.
The old king also met with the Órgano de Gobierno de la Cofradía Europea de la Vela also held at the Palacio de la Zarzuela.
And, that’s it. 🙂
On September 20, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain inaugurated the 4th Bienal de Arte Contemporáneo de la Fundación ONCE held at the Centro Cultural Conde Duque in Madrid.
The exhibition, organized by the Fundación ONCE, promotes the work of 40 artists with disabilities or those who find their inspiration in disability according to the Spanish royal court.
Yesterday, Her Majesty attended the opening of the Forum Evolución Burgos. Whilst there she unveiled a new plaque, toured the new complex, and attended a concert.
On September 20, 2012, His Royal Highness Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje participated in the Peace for Humanity in the 21st Century conference held at the Vredespaleis (Peace Palace) in Den Haag.
Today’s inaugural conference, held on the occasion of the establishment of the Dutch branch of the University for Peace (UPEACE) in Den Haag, focused on education and research in three interdisciplinary areas: Peace and Conflict Studies, Water and Peace, and Urban Peace and Security. Keynote speakers during today’s event included the former Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mr. Ruud Lubbers, and the Minister of European Affairs and International Cooperation, Mr. Ben Knapen, to name a few.
On Thursday, September 20, 2012, Her Royal Highness Princess Maxima of the Netherlands officially opened the Vrouw Moeder Kind-Centrum (VMK Center) at the Maxima Medisch Centrum (Maxima Medical Center) in Veldhoven.
According to MedicalFacts.nl, the new center (rough translation):
“… has a new approach to the treatment of mother and child. Both are kept together after birth. The newborn child and mother are nursed together if medically possible. Both as a premature baby in high intensive care, as when the mother is ill or recovering from childbirth
Scientific studies show that it is better for the development of the child and the recovery of the mother after birth if both are close together. At the new VMK-center, everything is geared to patient.
‘The premise is that mother and child unit and therefore should be treated as a unit,” says Pediatrician-Neonatologist and and medical head of the center, Dr. Thilo Mohns. ‘Is it medically, then keep mother and child together 24 hours a day. Previously, the patient adapt to the rules of the hospital. Now it is determined by the patient. We have everything reversed. We see what is possible and let as many patients decide. For example, what time they want to get up, what they want to eat or when allowed to come visit. It is up to the patient.’ “
After the opening Princess Maxima met with various patients at the new center as well as mingled with hospital staff.
On Tuesday, September 18, 2012, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco received Lettres de créance from the Ambassadors of Cyprus, Malawi and Peru.
On Tuesday, September 18, 2012, Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Hanover and His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco attended the presentation of the l’Ordre de la Légion d’Honneur to Mr.Stéphane Valeri held at the Hôtel Méridien in Monte-Carlo.
In 1999, Mr. Valeri was appointed the Chevalier de l’Ordre de Saint-Charles by the late Prince Rainier III. Mr. Valeri is currently the Government Minister for Social Affairs and Health in Monaco.
On Wednesday, September 19, 2012, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco attended the 22nd Annual Monaco Yacht Show at Port Hercule.
During his tour of the show the sovereign prince was presented with a check worth 42,000 Euros “… for the benefit of the Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco…”
For more information about the Monaco Yacht Show please click here.