According to NOS and the online newspaper, Dutch News, Her Royal Highness Princess Maxima of the Netherlands was voted 2012’s Dom Bontje for the second time. So what does Dom Bontje mean? It means Dumb Fur Wearer.
Click here to read the full article from Dutch News (in English).
On January 13, 2013, a new documentary starring His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco will air on the French network, M6. For one year cameras followed the sovereign prince documenting his trips aboard, meetings at the Palais, private moments with his family, staff and more. For more information about the upcoming program please visit the site, Monaco Life, here. 🙂
And, finally, in the above link you can read a brief article regarding Princess Maria-Carolina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies and her participation in the new film, Grace of Monaco, starring Ms. Nicole Kidman and Mr. Tim Roth.
His Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Asturias inaugurated the new high-speed rail line from Barcelona to Figueres-Vilafant on January 8, 2013.
According to the Spanish royal court during the trip Prince Felipe toured the “… new train cab and met with the driver …” Once the prince and his delegation, which included Spanish Prime Minister, Mr. Mariano Rajoy, the President Generalitat of Cataluña, Mr. Artut Mas, and the Minister of Development, Ms. Ana Pastor, arrived at Figueres-Vilafant station Prince Felipe unveiled a “…commemorative plaque and mingled with various VIPs in attendance.”
Afterwards, the prince and his delegation hopped on the train which headed toward their final stop Girona. Again, upon their arrival Prince Felipe was warmly greeted by various local officials, and after several handshakes he unveiled yet another commemorative plaque. After his inaugural speech the prince went home.