H.R.H. Princess Maxima of the Netherlands Attends a Conference.

On Monday, October 29, 2012, Her Royal Highness Princess Maxima of the Netherlands attended a conference entitled, Africa Works!, held at the Theater Figi in Zeist.

The two-day conference was organized by the Netherlands-African Business Council (NABC) and African Studies Centre (ASC) in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs according to RVD.

The Africa Works! conference focuses on “…Africa’s position in the world, and looks at the opportunities for African and Dutch entrepreneurs and investors.” 

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News Regarding Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala and Crown Princess Sinaitakala Tuku’aho Fakafanua of Tonga. (VIDEO)

On July 28, 2012, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala and Crown Princess Sinaitakala Tuku’aho Fakafanua of Tonga were presented with the “…Knight and Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Francis I…” in an investiture ceremony in London.

And, something special

(In Italian)

Royal Family of Tonga

News Regarding Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco. Plus, News Regarding the late Princess Grace of Monaco. (VIDEOS)

On Friday, October 26, 2012, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco were in Montreal, Quebec, Canada to attend the Ritz-Carlton Montreal’s 100th anniversary gala.

During the event the sovereign prince and princess inaugurated “… the luxurious Royal Suite…” which was renamed the Grimaldi Suite. Afterward, Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene along with hundreds of guests partied at the “...hotel’s brand-new rooftop pool, where stunning views of Montreal’s midnight skyline and an electric harpist enthralled guests into the early hours.”

Meanwhile in Philadelphia, the late Princess Grace’s childhood home will receive a “… historical marker outside the home commemorating the Kelly family…”  Click here to read an article from the Philadelphia Inquirer.

And, finally, CNN International is currently airing an interesting series entitled, Outlook Monaco.  Click here to watch videos as well as to read several articles.

Monaco Princely Family

Members of the Spanish Royal Family Attend the 2012 Premios Príncipe de Asturias. (VIDEOS)

On October 26, 2012, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias along with Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain attended the 2012 Premios Príncipe de Asturias held at the Teatro Campoamor in Oviedo, Spain.

 

This year’s recipients are:

Iker Casillas y Xavi Hernández recipients of the Premio Príncipe de Asturias de los Deportes

Martha Nussbaum recipient of the Premio Príncipe de Asturias de las Ciencias Sociales.

Shigeru Miyamoto recipient of the  Premio Príncipe de Asturias de Comunicación and Humanidades.

Gregory Winter and Richard Lerner recipients of the Premio Príncipe de Asturias de Investigación Científica y Técnica.

Rafael Moneo recipient of the Premio Príncipe de Asturias de las Artes.

Federación Española de Bancos de Alimentos recipient of the Premio Príncipe de Asturias de la Concordia.

Philip Roth recipient of the Premio Príncipe de Asturias de las Letras.

Movimiento Internacional de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja recipient of the Premio Príncipe de Asturias Cooperación Internacional.

Please click here and here to view photos.

Click here to watch a video of the ceremony.

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His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain Visits India. (VIDEOS)

His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain is currently on a four-day official visit to India to “… strengthen bilateral ties in a number of areas including sectors like infrastructure, transport, energy and defense.”

Any way, today the old king visited the Raj Ghat in Delhi where he placed a wreath at the memorial of the late Mahatma Gandhi.  Afterward, he signed the “… book of honor and received a bust of Gandhi…”

His Majesty also held a meeting with Sonja Gandhi, Sushma Swaraj and Hamid Hausari.  At the end of the day, His Majesty King Juan Carlos I presided over the signing of bilateral agreements and participates in the business forum Espana-India.

 

 

Spanish Royals

Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden Attend the Opening of the Alfons Åbergs Kulturhus. Plus, Other News. (VIDEO)

On October 25, 2012, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden attended the opening of the Alfons Åberg Kulturhus in Göteborg.

Whilst at the opening a Swedish journalist asked Crown Princess Victoria what she thought about the recent engagement announcement between Princess Madeleine and Mr. Christopher O’Neill, “It’s terrific.  We are all very happy…” beamed the crown princess.

In other news, Princess Madeleine and Mr. Christopher O’Neill have left Sweden this afternoon bound for London, England.  The Swedish royal court Information Officer, Mr. Bertil Ternert, noted that the couple are in London to meet with relatives.  It is unknown how long they will stay in the city.  Click here  to watch a video.

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