On Tuesday, December 18, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan participated in a workshop to review:
“… the National Plan of Action for Children (NPAC) 2004–2013 evaluation outcomes ahead of the launch of a new action plan next year. The plan is part of the National Council on Family Affairs’ (NCFA) work on child welfare in Jordan …”
To learn more about today’s event as well as to view a photos please click here.
On Tuesday, December 18, 2012, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco swore in Commander Laurent Soler as his new Aide-de-Camp at the Palais Princier. Please click here to learn more about today’s ceremony from the Riviera Times.
His Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Asturias presided over the Premios de la Real Fundación de Toledo held at the Palacio de Congresos El Greco on December 18, 2012.
According to the Spanish royal court the Premios de la Real Fundación de Toledo “… honors the contributions of individuals, organizations and projects that safeguard and revitalize Spain’s historical, cultural and artistic heritage …”
And, that’s it. 🙂
On December 18, 2012, Her Royal Highness Princess Mathilde of Belgium was at the Koninklijk Atheneum in Leuven to visit the students who are participating in the training program, Network for Training Entrepreneurship Belgium (NFTE). During her visit the princess “… attended a business plan presentation …” as well as met with staff according to the Belgian royal court.
On the morning of December 18, 2012, His Royal Highness Prince Laurent of Belgium inaugurated a new clinic for pets in Ghent.
According to various sources the new clinic was developed in collaboration with the Prince Laurent Foundation, the City of Ghent and the University of Ghent Veterinary School. This fantastic new clinic provides “… low-income people free veterinary care…”
Recently, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco was in La Turbie to visit the AS Monaco Football Club. The sovereign prince was accompanied by the team owner and gazillionaire, Mr.Dmitry Rybolovlev and a bunch of other very important dudes. The purpose of the visit was to show support for the football club as well as just to — I suppose — hang out with the guys. 🙂
On December 18, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain along with The Duchess of Alba visited the exhibition entitled, El legado de la Casa Alba, held at the Palacio de Cibeles in Madrid.
This special exhibition was organized by the Fundación Casa de Alba and the city of Madrid in collaboration of the community of Madrid according to the Spanish royal court. El legado de la Casa Alba “… contains over 150 works including paintings, sculptures, historical documents and manuscripts, antiquities, jewelry, furniture and more…”
The exhibition ends on March 31, 2012.
On December 18, 2012, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visited various community projects in London.
Please click here and here for more information about today’s event as well as to watch a video.
And, finally, this evening at St. James’s Palace His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales “… presented recipients with The Prince of Wales’ Medals for Arts Philanthropy. These medals, organized by Arts & Business, recognize the contribution of five leading philanthropists to the nation’s cultural life over a period of time.”
On December 18, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II visited the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London. Whilst there Her Majesty unveiled a plaque commemorating the Diamond Jubilee. Her Majesty also attended a cabinet meeting with members of the British government.
Please click here to learn more about today’s event as well as to watch a video.
Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco along with Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Hanover attended a ceremony honoring the 50th anniversary of the Constitution of 1962 held inside the Salle du Trône at the Palais Princier.
On December 18, 2012, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan attended the Tokyo film première of Les Miserables. On Monday, the crown prince met with Oman’s Secretary-General of the Foreign Ministry, Sayyid Badr bin Hamad al Busaidy, at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. Please click here to read an article regarding their meeting (in English).
On December 18, 2012, His Royal Highness Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje visited the Stichting Move (Foundation Move) in Utrecht. The Stichting Move “… encourages students and young people from Utrecht, Leiden, Delft and Amsterdam to become socially involved in their district … ” according to RVD.
Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands along with His Royal Highness Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje, Princess Margriet, and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven hosted a luncheon/reception for the medal winners from the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games on December 18, 2012.
Held at the Paleis op de Dam in Amsterdam today’s reception also celebrated the:
“… 100th anniversary of the Dutch Olympic Committee. In addition to the medal winners present at today’s luncheon there are also representatives from the NOC, NSF and National Paralympic Committee.”
Click here to watch another video.