On Friday, October 5, 2012, Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden visited Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota.
After being warmly greeted by thousands of locals Their Majesties attended a “…Festival Worship Service…” held at the Christ Chapel.
Afterward, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia visited the Hillstrom Museum of Art where they viewed the exhibition 150 Years of Swedish Art: Highlights from the Swedish National Collections in Stockholm, attended a private luncheon held in their honor, and much more.
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With many thanks to Nikola from the GRMB for finding and posting the video first. 🙂
Per a press release from the Royal Family of Serbia:
“Belgrade, 4 October 2012 – Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander II and Crown Princess Katherine attended this evening the arrival of the remains of Their Royal Highnesses Prince Paul, Princess Olga and their son, Prince Nicolas…”
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On October 5, 2012, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visited West Yorkshire. The princess toured the Stanley Ferry Workshops, attended the relaunch of the vessel E. Austen Johnson for the Safe Anchor Trust at Shepley Bridge Marina, and attended a “…Lunchtime Reception Event on Supported Employment at Bradford YMCA’s Culture Fusion Building.”
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On October 4, 2012, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias began their two-day visit to Ecuador. The purpose of the royal visit is “… to support the presence of Spanish companies in the South American country… ”
Any way, the prince and princess toured the beautiful historic city of Quito, visited a newly restored church, met with the local people as well as government officials, and much more.
This morning Prince Felipe participated in the “… Primer Encuentro Empresarial Hispano-Ecuatoriano meeting…” and in the afternoon the royal couple attended a luncheon hosted by the President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, at the Palacio de Carondelet.
Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain visited the areas of Villanueva del Rosario, Pueblo Laguna de Vera and Puerto Lumbreras on Friday, October 5, 2012. The areas were “… recently affected by severe floods and Her Majesty wanted see the damage and the status of remediation….” according to the Spanish royal court.
During her visit Her Majesty met with various locals, emergency workers, and government officials.
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On the morning of October 5, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Paola of Belgium visited 2012 EuroSkills Spa-Francorchamps in the province of Liège.
“… EuroSkills Spa-Francorchamps is a unique event with international impact. 24 countries, 44 trades, 430 competitors, 18 national TV channels, 500 volunteers and more than 40,000 visitors. The Spa-Francorchamps circuit welcomes a major event in the promotion of manual, technical and technological trades in Europe and enable’s everyone to discover a magnificent site in a new light, far from the usual habits related to motor-sports.
Tomorrow’s jobs, training skills, education and business partners all united around a common project. Meet a world of business, training, and employment in the forefront of technics and technology. Euroskills is not just a competition; it also allows discovering, trying a trade, learning about courses and qualification sectors, and meet those who tomorrow will be highly qualified young professionals.
It is also the opportunity for the European educational leaders, training centers, companies, to meet up during seminars and conferences.”
Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden arrived in Minnesota yesterday to begin their three-day visit. Their Majesties visited the American Swedish Institute as well as the new Nelson Cultural Center.
This afternoon Their Majesties will participate in the 150th anniversary celebrations of the Gustavus Adolphus College. On Saturday, they will attend a dedication ceremony for the new Nelson Cultural Center held at the American Swedish Institute.
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