On Friday, October 19, 2012, a lovely gala wedding reception was held for Their Royal Highnesses Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie of Luxembourg. The couple had their civil marriage ceremony earlier in the day.
On Friday, October 19, 2012, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco visited Auschwitz Concentration Camp in Poland. Whilst there the princely couple laid flowers at the Execution Wall, toured the crematorium, and the red-brick barracks which housed inmates.
The sovereign prince also “… visited the wooden barracks and a memorial at Birkenau…” Afterward, Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene met with members of the Auschwitz Foundation.
On October 19, 2012, His Royal Highness Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Comtesse Stéphanie de Lannoy were married this afternoon in a quaint civil ceremony at the town hall in Luxembourg.
And, finally, for up-to-date information about today’s ceremony and more please visit the fantastic site Luxarazzi Luxembourg.
Here is the recent documentary about the preparations for Her Royal Highness Princess Estelle of Sweden’s baptism entitled, Prinsessan Estelle — Födelse oh dop.
On October 18, 2012, His Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Asturias presided over the closing day of the Confederación Española de Directivos y Ejecutivos held at the Palacio de Congresos in Madrid. During today’s meeting the future king of Spain gave a speech and mingled with attendees.
Yesterday, Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain was in El Alto, Bolivia, where she gave a speech expressing her:
“…admiration for the work of the Spanish aid workers in Bolivia, that helps improve the lives of half a million families, and showed their support for the educational development in the most disadvantaged populations of Bolivia…”
Her Majesty also visited Tiwanaku to “…check progress of the archaeological work carried out in the ruins of this ancient pre-Columbian city…”
Today, Her Majesty flew to Santa Cruz de la Sierra in eastern Bolivia to meet with Governor Rubén Costas to discuss “… projects supported by Spanish cooperation…”
Here is a video biography regarding His Royal Highness Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg from the newspaper, Wort. It is in English. 🙂
This morning the princely couple met with the Mayor of Kraków, Mr. Jacek Majchrowski, who gave them a tour of “…some of Kraków’s municipal headquarters. The conversation concerned local tourism, ecology, and activities…” according to Mayor Majchrowski. “The prince is also a member of the International Olympic Committee and the issue of Kraków hosting the Winter Olympics was also discussed.”
Soon, the sovereign prince and princess “…went to Wawel Hill where they given a private tour of Wawel Castle and Wawel Cathedral… ” Afterward, Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene visited the University of Jagiellonian where the sovereign prince held a private meeting with Professor Wojciech Nowak. Prince Albert II then gave a lecture at the University of Jagiellonian regarding “…climate change in the polar zone.”
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.”