On November 28, 2012, His Royal Highness Prince Philippe of Belgium continued his visit to Wellington, New Zealand. The prince, as you may know by now, is on a three-day economic mission along with his Belgian business delegation.
Her Royal Highness Princess Maxima of the Netherlands gave the opening speech at a symposium marking the 10th anniversary of the Prince Claus Chair held at the Paleis Noordeinde on November 28, 2012.
According to RVD:
“The Prince Claus Chair in Development and Equity was established by Utrecht University and the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam in early 2003 in honor of Prince Claus of the Netherlands (1926-2002).
The establishment of the Chair attests to the deep respect and appreciation of the academic community of Utrecht University and the ISS (now part of Erasmus University Rotterdam) for Prince Claus as a person, for his work, and for his commitment to, and authority in, the field of development and equity throughout the world.”
His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco was at the Galerie des Pêcheurs in Monaco to view the exhibition, L’Ours Polaire, on November 16, 2012. The purpose of the exhibition, developed in collaboration with the Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco and photographer Rémy Marion, is to “… warn visitors about the dangers that threatens this species [polar bears] and their environment …”
And, finally, the sovereign prince recently attended the Conseil Economique et Social annual cocktail party held at the Hôtel de Paris.