On the evening of December 11, 2012, Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden along with Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, His Royal Highness Prince Carl Philip and Her Royal Highness Princess Madeleine attended the 2012 Kungens Middag (King’s Dinner) held inside the Karl XI’s Gallery at the royal palace in Stockholm. This traditional dinner is held in honor of the Nobel Laureates according to the Swedish royal court.
Yesterday, the royal family attended the 2012 Nobel Prize ceremony held at the Concert Hall in Stockholm. Afterward, there was a gala banquet.
Recently, Her Serene Highness Princess Stephanie of Monaco visited Cape Town, South Africa as President of Fight Aids Monaco. The four-day visit was organized by the Consulat de Monaco and UNAIDS.
Per the Palais Princier:
“HSH Princess Stephanie began her journey with a warm and relaxed meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the headquarters of his foundation. Despite his age, Desmond Tutu, along with Nelson Mandela, a symbol of the struggle against Apartheid and remains a great South African moral voice denouncing injustices in his country and throughout the world.
During her South African sojourn, Princess Stephanie also visited the medical facility, Health for Men, dedicated to the health of men in the neighborhood of Woodstock, the medical center Mothers to Mothers in Khayelitsha (the largest township Cape Town, one of the largest in the country), the Desmond Tutu Center Tuberculosis specializing in Tuberculosis and AIDS in the township of Tygerberg. She also visited the community center, Etafeni, in the township of Nyanga, and finally, she visited the “Desmond Tutu Foundation HIV … “
Meanwhile, in South Africa, Princess Charlene’s personal foundation hosted a “… festive Christmas braai…” for the students and staff of the Gugulesizwe Primary School. Unfortunately, the princess was unable to attend; however, her father was there to represent her. Click here for more information about the festivities.
And, finally, earlier this month the Farramere Primary School in Benoni, South Africa named their new swimming pool, which is still under construction, after Princess Charlene. Click here to read an article.
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, as President of the Prince’s Teaching Institute (PTI), visited the Pimlico Academy in London on December 11, 2012. Whilst there the prince met with students and teachers who have “… benefitted from courses run by the Institute, including its Education Summer Schools …”
Please click here to read a brief article as well as to view photos.
Her Royal Highness Princess Maxima of the Netherlands was in Rotterdam on December 11, 2012, to attend the official closing ceremony “… in celebration of the 400 years of relations between the Netherlands and Turkey …” according to RVD.
Guests in attendance included the Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey, Mr. Ali Babacan and the Mayor of Istanbul, Mr. Kair Topbas, to name a few.
On Tuesday, December 11, 2012, His Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Asturias attended a working meeting with Board of Trustees from the Fundación CODESPA held at the Auditorio Rafael del Pino in Madrid.
Afterward, the future king of Spain attended the 16th Edition of the Premios CODESPA a la Empresa Solidaria which, “… recognizes the work of companies and media that promote solidarity and commitment to disadvantaged and respect for other cultures and peoples.”
On the evening of December 10, 2012, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias presided over the XIII Edition of the Premio Nacional Joven Empresario in Cádiz.
The XIII Premio Nacional Joven Empresario, organized by the Confederación Española de Jóvenes Empresarios in collaboration with its subsidiary of Cadiz (AJE), honors Spanish entrepreneurs under the age of 40 who “… have managed to consolidate their business projects with success and viability …” according to the Spanish royal court.
“… promote peace, reconciliation, and women’s rights. The recipients received a silver poppy and the honor title of Femme de Paix from the members of the Comité d’avis pour l’égalité des Chances Entre les Femmes et les Hommes (Advisory Committee for Equal Opportunities Between Women and Men) …”