His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge taped a video message that was played during the opening of the 16th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties/Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) conference in Bangkok, Thailand.
In the video the duke urged the “…global conference on wildlife protection to do more to tackle the illegal killing of the African elephant and rhino.”
Please click here to read an article from the Telegraph newspaper.
If you would like to learn more about the CITES conference please visit their official website here. Or, if you are interested in helping the cause to end the disgusting ivory trade and more please click here, here, and here. 🙂
On Saturday, March 2, 2013, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco along with his good friend, Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy, participated in the Star Team For The Children Monaco charity ski race in Limone, Italy.
On Sunday, March 3, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan participated in the Post-2015 Development Priorities for the Arab World workshop in Amman.
According to Petra News Agency, the purpose of the workshop is to “…discuss the main development challenges and priorities of the Arab world which will help shape the Post-2015 Development Agenda.”
For more information about today’s event as well as to view a photo please click here.
Meanwhile, His Majesty King Abdullah II visited the headquarters of the King Abdullah II Fund for Development in Amman where he met with the president and members of the board of trustees. Click here for more information about today’s event.
On Sunday, March 3, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was admitted to the King Edward VII Hospital in London “…after suffering from symptoms of gastroenteritis. All engagements for this week have been cancelled.”
For more information about this breaking news please click here.
After a three-hour surgery for a herniated disc “…on the lumbosacral area of the spine” His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain is currently resting at La Milagrosa Clinic in Madrid.
Following His Majesty’s successful surgery, Dr. Manuel de la Torre Gutiérrez, announced in a press conference that His Majesty would need at least “…two to six months of rehabilitation. The first phase will focus on the lower back and later continue with leg exercises”
At this time His Majesty will remain the hospital for another week according to Dr. de la Torre Gutiérrez.
And, finally, Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias, Infanta Elena and Infanta Cristina visited His Majesty after the surgery.
On March 19, 2013, some of the most famous dresses worn by the late Diana, Princess of Wales will go on auction at Kerry Taylor Auctions in London.
On Saturday, March 2, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands visited the exhibition, Beeld van Beatrix, held at the Paleis Het Loo in Apeldoorn.
This exhibition contains various portraits of Her Majesty “…made on the occasion of her 75th birthday…” according to various sources.
Please click here to view a gallery of photos as well as to read an article about today’s event (in Dutch).