On December 13, 2012, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands hosted a luncheon at Paleis Noordeinde for:
“… a select group Dutch individuals who have distinguished themselves by a special achievement. The 27 invitees have recently received a prize or other award for their achievements in various sectors such as sports, arts & culture, media and journalism, music, literature, education, science and industry.”
Meanwhile, in Middelburg, Her Royal Highness Princess Laurentien gave a speech during the 2012 Bibliotheektweedaagse. The princess is Honorary Chairman of the Public Library Association in the Netherlands. According to RVD, the princess spoke about “… the role of libraries in language development, reading and writing.”
On December 13, 2012, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias attended a very boring board meeting with members of the Fundación Príncipe de Girona at Palacio Albéniz.
Issues discussed during the meeting included “… activities carried out in 2012 and action plans and budget for 2013 …”
On December 13, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Paola of Belgium was at Place Saint-Lambert in Liège where she “… unveiled a commemorative plaque in remembrance of the victims of December 13, 2011 shootings.”
On December 13, 2012, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall was in Hampshire for a one-day visit.
On today’s agenda for the lovely duchess: A tour of the Emmaus Hampshire Community, a visit to the National Osteoporosis Society where she met with hospital staff and patients from the Osteoporosis Centre. Afterward, the duchess attended a “… reception with local National Osteoporosis Society supporters group and for medical staff in the Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit.”
The Duchess of Cornwall also attended a “… reception, in support of The Prince’s Trust, and a commemorative lunch onboard the Queen Victoria to mark the liner’s fifth birthday…”
For more information about today’s event please click here, here, and here.
On Thursday, December 13, 2012, it was announced by the Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg that His Royal Highness Prince Félix of Luxembourg is engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Ms. Claire Lademacher.
Congrats to the couple! 🙂
For detailed information about the couple please visit the great site, Luxarazzi Luxembourg, here.
Her Royal Highness Princess Mathilde of Belgium visited the Dienst Gynaecologische Oncologie (DGO) at the Universitair Ziekenhuis in Leuven on December 13, 2012.
According to the Belgian royal court:
“Researchers and doctors at the Universitair Ziekenhuis DGO perform a unique and innovative scientific research on the issue of cancer during pregnancy and, in particular, the consequences of cancer therapy for the child.”
On the morning of December 13, 2012, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco attended the inauguration of the new premises of the Centre Médico-Psychologique and the Centre d’Accueil Thérapeutique à Temps Partiel in Monaco.
“The combination of these two centre’s within the same site, allows the sharing of infrastructure and some personal, it also meets the needs of larger surfaces generated by the development of their activities, which benefit more than 300 children and adolescents.”
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh visited the Bank of England in London on December 13, 2012. For detailed information about today’s event please click here and here. And, click here to watch another video.