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 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…”
“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.”