Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain was at the Teatros del Canal in Madrid this evening to attend a performance by opera singer, Ms. Ainhoa Arteta.
The purpose of tonight’s event was to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Asociación Nacional Amigos de los Animales (ANAA), a non-profit organization that rescues as well as protects abused and neglected animals in Spain. Since 1992 the Asociación Nacional Amigos de los Animales has helped over 20,000 abandoned and abused animals. Thankfully, many of the animals have been adopted and are now happy, healthy, and most of all loved! 🙂
For more information about Asociación Nacional Amigos de los Animales and the fantastic work they do please visit their official website here.
On October 9, 2012, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales (also known as the Duke of Rothesay) was in Scotland to participate in several events.
During his visit the prince opened the Knockando Woollen Mill in Moray where he met with staff, trustees and volunteers. Afterward, the duke unveiled a memorial to the Women’s Land Army. He also met with “… representatives of the Crown Estate, the NFU and others involved in the creation and maintenance of the Memorial…”
At the end of the day, the Prince of Wales “… visited Aberlour in celebration of the village’s bi-centenary. “ Whilst there he also “… met representatives of the Aberlour bi-centennial committee, local school children and members of the local community. The prince also unveiled a plaque and viewed the Aberlour Coat of Arms Mosaic, created by children from Aberlour Primary School to commemorate the bi-centenary.”
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On October 9, 2012, Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the “…opening of the Football Association’s new academy in Burton-upon-Trent.”
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On October 9, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II unveiled the Windsor and Eton Society Diamond Jubilee Tribute monument in Windsor. The sculpture was:
“…designed by Caroline Basra a 15-year-old pupil at Windsor Girl’s School as her entry in a Windsor and Eton Society competition to find a worthy tribute to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.”
Click here to read an article from The Windsor Observer.
On October 9, 2012, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias presided over the 2012/2013 Curso de Formación Profesional (FP) held at the Centro Integrado de Formación Profesional Juan de Herrera in Valladolid.
During today’s event, the prince gave a speech then toured facilities where they meet the staff as well students.
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On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, at the Palacio Real de Madrid His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain received credentials from Ambassadors of the Netherlands, Norway, Bulgaria, Georgia and Nigeria.
Meanwhile, Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain held an audience at Palacio de La Zarzuela with the President of the Fundación de Ayuda Contra la Drogadicción (FAD), Mr. Asiaín Sanchez. During their meeting, Mr. Sanchez, “… informed Her Majesty the Queen on future plans and development of the ongoing projects of the FAD.” Her Majesty Queen Sofia is patron of FAD.
Here is the RTL interview with His Royal Highness Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg and his lovely fiancée, Comtesse Stéphanie de Lannoy.
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