On October 24, 2012, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh presented the “…Cricket County Championship Medals to the Warwickshire Cricket Club…” at Buckingham Palace.
On Wednesday, October 24, 2012, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde of Belgium visited the Maison Intergénérationnelle d’Outremeuse at Raes-de-Heers in Liège.
According to La Monarchie Belge, during their visit the royal couple:
“… met with various associations who work in area of intergenerational activities. Today’s visit takes place within the framework of the European Year for Active Aging and Solidarity between generations.”
On October 24, 2012, His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain arrived in India for an official four-day visit. The purpose of the trip is to “… strengthen bilateral ties in a number of areas including sectors like infrastructure, transport, energy and defense.”
Meanwhile in Madrid, Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain presided over the inauguration of the Congreso Familias y Emancipación held at the ONCE Auditorium. Afterward, Her Majesty attended the inaugural conference entitled, Familias y Jóvenes Frente a la Crisis Global: ¿Juventud sin fin y fin de la Juventud?.
On October 23, 2012, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended the film première of the new James Bond film entitled, Skyfall, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
And, that’s it. 🙂
On October 23, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace for “… Medallists who participated in the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.”
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal and Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge were also in attendance.
“… opened a new canteen and meeting room at Middleton-in-Teesdale Farmers Auction Mart. Whilst there the Prince of Wales met with farmers, supporters and staff. As Patron of the Campaign for Wool, the prince also met with supporters and attended a short campaign meeting at Middleton-in-Teesdale Auction Mart. Afterward, the prince visited Upper Teesdale Agricultural Support Services.”
On October 23, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands welcomed the President of Italy, Mr. Giorgio Napolitano and his wife, Clio, to Paleis Noordeinde in Den Haag. President Napolitano is on a four-day state visit to the Netherlands at the invitation of Her Majesty Queen Beatrix.
According to RVD:
“President Napolitano will met with the Italian community living in the Netherlands. In the evening, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix will host a gala state banquet at Palace Noordeinde. His Royal Highness Prince Willem-Alexander of Orange, Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven will also attend.”
On October 23, 2012, His Royal Highness Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje attended the 80th anniversary celebrations of the Joods Historisch Museum (Jewish Historical Museum) in Amsterdam.
The prince along with hundreds of attendees also celebrated the 25th anniversary of the museum in the “… current synagogue complex and the festive launch of the Jewish Cultural Quarter” according to RVD.
To learn more about the Joods Historisch Museum please visit their official website here.
On the evening of Monday, October 22, 2012, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco attended the 2012 Princess Grace Awards Gala held at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.
Per a press release via the Princess Grace Foundation-USA regarding the awards:
“The Princess Grace Foundation-USA, a public charity, was formed after the death of Princess Grace in 1982. They present scholarships, apprenticeships, and fellowships to assist artists at the start of their careers.
The Foundation has cultivated a diverse group of nearly 600 artists to date who continue to advance the spectrum of performing arts with innovative, cutting-edge, and vibrant theater, dance, choreography, film, playwriting and design. Since the Foundation’s inception, more than 750 Awards have been given to recipients, totaling nearly $10 million.
The 2012 Princess Grace Awards winners represent 24 colleges, universities, and not-for-profit theater and dance companies throughout the United States. The Awards winners exemplify both classical and experimental artistic disciplines and, while still considered emerging talent, already show exceptional promise in their areas of expertise.
The Foundation’s support assists their theater and dance studies, helps pay their artistic fees at non-profit theater and dance companies and helps support their thesis film projects. In addition to the Awards, the Princess Grace Foundation-USA extends general operating monies to companies hosting an Awards winner.
2012 marks the launch of the Princess Grace JustFilms Awards with the generous support of the Ford Foundation. These Awards assist social justice documentary filmmakers whose projects focus on South and Southeast Asian communities.”
The recipients of the 2012 Princess Grace Awards are:
THEATER AND PLAYWRITING
M. Meriwether Snipes
Matthew P. Olmos
DANCE AND CHOREOGRAPHY
Jamal R. Callender
Raymond S. Pinto
Norbert De La Cruz
Bridget L. Moore
Amitabh R. Joshi
SPECIAL PROJECT AWARDS
Princess Grace Statue Award Winners
Darron L West
On October 22, 2012, His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain presided over the meeting of the Alto Patronato, Consejo Rector and Consejo Asesor Iberoamericano Casa de América at Palacio de Linares. Afterward, His Majesty held an audience with the President and CEO of Renault-Nissan Alliance at Palacio de la Zarzuela.
Meanwhile, Her Royal Highness Princess Letizia of Asturias was at the Teatro Salón Cervantes in Madrid to preside over the ceremony of the 16th Edition of the Premio Cervantes Chico. According to the Spanish royal court, the Council of Alcalá de Henares:
“… created this award in 1992, in parallel to the Premio Cervantes, and is the highest honor of Hispanic literature. The award is given to authors of children’s literature in recognition of their work…”
Mr. Jordi Sierra i Fabra was the recipient of this year’s award.