On the evening of December 19, 2012, Her Royal Highness Princess Letizia of Asturias presided over the 4th Edition of the Premios Mujer Hoy held at the Museo ABC in Madrid. This award ceremony honors the “… most outstanding women of 2012 …”
On the morning of December 19, 2012, His Royal Highness Prince Philippe of Belgium presided over the 8th Prix Belgodyssée held at the Palais Royal de Bruxelles. The Prix Belgodyssée was organized in collaboration with the Fonds Prince Philippe, VivaCité (RTBF) and Radio 2 (VRT).
On Wednesday, December 19, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Paola of Belgium hosted a Christmas concert at the Palais de Bruxelles. Unfortunately, His Majesty King Albert II was not present (he has the Flu); however, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Laurent and Princess Claire and Her Majesty Queen Fabiola were in attendance.
According to the Belgian royal court this evening’s concert was:
“… performed by the Orchestre National de Belgique, the baritone José van Dam and soloists from the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth under the direction of Mr. Christopher Warren Green.”
After the concert Her Majesty hosted a lovely reception at the palace. The purpose of tonight’s event was to “… thank those who have contributed to the success of royal activities throughout the year 2012.”
On the evening of December 18, 2012, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco presented certificates to participants of Outward Bound Monaco. To learn more about the event as well as to view a photo please visit the great news site, Monaco Life, here.