Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain is currently in Bolivia for an official four-day visit. Yesterday, Her Majesty visited the Museo Nacional de Arte de Bolivia and held a meeting with the President of Bolivia, Mr. Juan Evo Morales, at the Palacio del Gobierno. During the meeting President Morales thanked Her Majesty for Spain’s support:
“… in improving health and education in Bolivia, and expressed confidence that this would continue in the future and reconfirmed that he will attend the Ibero-American Summit in Cadiz, which will be held in mid-November.”
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On October 17, 2012, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh was at Westminster Abbey where he opening the new Cellarium Café.
Also on today’s agenda, the duke attended a “… reception to mark the re-naming of The Adelphi Room to The Prince Philip Room at The Royal Society of the encouragement of the Arts, Manufactures & Commerce…” in London. He also hosted a luncheon at Buckingham Palace for members of the Federation of London Youth Clubs.
On October 17, 2012, Her Royal Highness Infanta Elena presided over the 10th Edition of the Premios Ciudad Sostenible (Sustainable City Awards) held at the Palacio de Cibeles in Madrid:
“The awards are presented to municipalities and cities in Spain who have opted for projects and actions aimed at promoting sustainability.”
On October 17, 2012, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco arrived in Warsaw, Poland for three-day official visit. Upon their arrival the princely couple were welcomed at the Presidential Palace by the President of Poland, Mr. Bronislaw Komorowski and his wife, Anna.
In the afternoon, the princely couple visited the Pilsudski Square where the sovereign prince laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Then the prince and princess participated in a lunch meeting with the Vice-President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Economy, Mr.Waldemar Pawlak.
Afterward, the sovereign prince met with “… the Speaker of the Lower House of Parliament (Sejm) Ewa Kopacz and Speaker of the Senate Bogdan Borusewicz.” Prince Albert II also participated in a roundtable meeting with “…Polish company leaders at Sobianski Palace.”
And, finally, in the evening Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene attended a gala dinner held in their honor at the Presidential Palace.
On October 17, 2012, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias presided over the opening of the Centro Internacional para la Investigación, el Desarrollo y la Innovación de la Lectura/Casa del Lector held at the Complejo Matadero in Madrid.
So what is Casa del Lector? Well, essentially it is a giant reading and cultural center which will also:
“…holds exhibitions, conferences, training courses, creative workshops, cycles of music, film and performing arts, and more…”
For more information about Casa de Lector please visit their official website here.
On Wednesday, October 17, 2012, His Majesty King Albert II of Belgium held an audience at Château de Laeken in Brussels with theoretical physicist, Professor François Englert.