On the evening of Thursday, October 11, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain attended the XXIX Premio Reina Sofía de Composición Musical held at the Teatro Monumental in Madrid. During the event Her Majesty presented the award to “… Korean composer, Mr. Hong-Jun Seo…”
On Friday, October 12, 2012, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco participated in the 13th Board of Directors meeting of the Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco held at the Ritz Hotel in London.
Today’s meeting allowed “… the Board members to examine the state of progress of projects supported by the Fondation Prince Albert II, to approve the 2013 estimated budget and consider new projects implementation will be financed by the Fondation Prince Albert II.”
Yesterday, the sovereign prince hosted a fundraising dinner for “… one hundred international supporters of the Fondation Prince Albert II…” held at the Claridges Ballroom in London.
This afternoon, Prince Albert II presided over the 5th annual Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco Award Ceremony held at the Science Museum in London. The recipient of the Climate Change Award went to Dr. James Hansen. The Biodiversity Award went to Sir David Attenborough and the Water Award went to the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).
After the ceremony attendees watched an advanced screening of the new Disneynature film entitled, Chimpanzee.
On October 12, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands presented the 2012 Vrije Schilderkunst (2012 Royal Awards for Painting) to four young artists held at the Paleis Amsterdam. Each of the artists also received 6,500 Euros.
According to RVD, the prize was “… established in 1871 by William III as Royal Grant, which was intended as an incentive for young talent in the field of painting.”
“The main event during National Day was an act of homage to the national flag, which was held in Madrid’s Plaza de Canovas del Castillo, along with a military parade, which ran from the Plaza del Emperador Carlos V and Colón.”
Afterward, there was reception held at the royal palace.