On the morning of December 4, 2012, Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid of Belgium attended the 80th anniversary of Caritas Belgique in Louvain-la-Neuve. During her visit the princess participated in a “…plenary session and workshop…”
On December 3, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Raina of Jordan “… met with founding members and a group of volunteers from the Family Kitchen organization [food bank] in Amman…” Click here for detailed information about the visit (in English).
And, finally, on December 4, 2012, Her Majesty met with “… representatives from the Wadi Al Seer Association…” in Amman.
Click here for more information about the queen’s visit as well as to view a photo.
His Royal Highness Prince Laurent of Belgium was in Brussels this morning to attend the inauguration of Plan Froid, a temporary shelter for the homeless and their pets.
These shelters are large heated containers, with bathrooms, that can accommodate roughly sixteen people at a time. The Plan Froid is located a few steps from the central train station according to the Belgian royal court.
On December 4, 2012, His Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Asturias presided over the XIV Edition of the Premio de Economía Rey Juan Carlos held at the Banco de España in Madrid.
The recipient of the award went to Professor Jaime Terceiro for “… his development and teaching methods of estimation of econometric models.”
His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge returned to King Edward VII Hospital in London on the morning of Tuesday, December 4, 2012, to visit his wife. According to the Telegraph newspaper, a St. James’s palace spokesman released a statement regarding Her Royal Highnesses condition:
“The Duchess of Cambridge is continuing to feel better. She and The Duke are immensely grateful for the good wishes they have received. She will remain in the hospital at present and will continue to be treated for Hyperemesis Gravidarum.”
And, finally, the BBC News is reporting that “… all Commonwealth realms have agreed to press ahead with a bill ending discrimination against women in the succession to the British throne.”
Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain was at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Barcelona to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Fundación Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Barcelona (MACBA).
During her visit Her Majesty view an exhibition entitled, Episodios Críticos (1957-2011), as well as mingled with various guests.
On December 4, 2012, Her Royal Highness Princess Maxima of the Netherlands visited the My School Initative at the ROC Graafschap College in Doetinchem.
According to RVD the My School Initative is:
“… apart of the ROC special training program aimed at young people who, due to personal circumstances or limitations, cannot find their way into the mainstream education system. By custom, they can through the My School Initiative and still earn a diploma.”
During her visit the princes met with students, teachers and counselors. This unique program is funded by the Oranje Fond in which Princess Maxima is patron.
His Royal Highness Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje was in Oss on December 4, 2012, to attend the opening of the Life Science Park. According to RVD, the Life Science Park “…focuses on drug research and is located on the site of the pharmaceutical company, MSD. “