On the afternoon of Tuesday, September 25, 2012, His Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Asturias held audiences with representatives from the Asociación Nacional de Centros Promotores de Excelencia (CEX) as well as “…representatives participating in the 6th Edition of the Programa de Visitantes “Futuros Líderes Chinos.”
Meanwhile in Brussels, His Royal Highness Prince Philippe of Belgium participated in an academic meeting of the Conseil Fédéral du Développement Durable “… in honor of the outgoing President of the Conseil, Mr. Theo Rombouts…” held at the Palais d’Egmont.
On September 25, 2012, His Royal Highness Prince Philippe of Belgium met the crew members from the space shuttle Atlantis at the Palais de Bruxelles.
“Exactly 20 years ago, the crew orbited the earth for nine days aboard the space shuttle Atlantis for scientific experiments. Our compatriot, Viscount Dirk Frimout, participated in this mission as “payload specialist”, became the first Belgian astronaut.
The crew is in Belgium in the framework of Space Week 2012, an initiative of the association Euro Space Society, which the chair Viscount Frimout.”
Source: La Monarchie Belge
On September 25, 2012, His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain presided over the delivery of the IV Premio Internacional Conde de Barcelona to His Eminence Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone held at the Real Monasterio de Santa María de Pedralbes in Barcelona.
This annual award is given to a “… person, company or institution that has been noted for his contribution to the world of communication, understood in its broadest sense…”
His Majesty’s speech during today’s event.
And, finally, on Monday, His Majesty spoke to the New York Times regarding Spain’s economy. Click here for more information.
On September 25, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain was at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid to attend the 25th anniversary celebrations of the Real Asociación Amigos del Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.
During the celebrations a painting by Spanish painter, Mr. Eduardo Arroyo, was donated by the president of the Real Asociación Amigos del Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.
On September 25, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands held an audience with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, along with his son, Mr.Charles Mthunzi, at Paleis Huis ten Bosch.
Please click here to watch a video.
On Tuesday, September 25, 2012, His Royal Highness Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje was in Wassenaar to participate in the launch of Kinderpostzegels 2012 (Children’s Stamp).
According to the official site for Kinderpostzegels:
“Beginning on Wednesday, September 26, more than 200,000 school children (aged 10-12) will sell stamps, cards and children’s bandaids, door-to-door. The proceeds of the campaign will go towards creating safe homes for vulnerable children. The number of children who are not able to live with their parents is growing with each year. In the Netherlands, approx. 44,000 children and young people were placed in out- of- home- care. More than half of these children live in foster homes.”
The sale of the stamps are also available for purchase online. If you are interested and would like to learn more about Kinderpostzegels 2012 please visit their official website here.
Click here to watch another video.
Sources: RVD and Kinderpostzgels 2012