News Regarding Members of the Dutch Royal Family.

DRF CoAOn 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.”

Their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias Attend a Boring Board Meeting.

espanaOn 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 …” 


Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall Visits Hampshire.

765px-Coat_of_Arms_of_Camilla,_Duchess_of_Cornwall.svgOn 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 herehere, and here.

Her Royal Highness Princess Mathilde of Belgium Visits the Universitair Ziekenhuis in Leuven.

brf-coa 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.”

TSHs Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco Attend an Inauguration.

Monaco2012On 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.”