Their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias Attend a Concert at the Auditorio Nacional de Música. (VIDEO)

On March 7, 2013, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias attended a concert, In Memoriam, in “…tribute to all the victims of terrorism…” held at the Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid.

Their Royal Highnesses Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg Visit Brussels. (VIDEO)

MTHLuxembourgOn Thursday, March 7, 2013, Their Royal Highnesses Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg visited the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium.

According to the Cour Grande-Ducal the royal couple met with “…the President of the European Commission, Mr. José Manuel Barroso, the Vice-President of the European Commission in Charge of Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, Ms. Viviane Reding and other European Commission officials.”

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His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales Becomes Patron to Two New Charities.

CaptainWalesOn Thursday, March 7, 2013, it was announced that His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales has agreed to become patron of the Halo Trust’s 25th Anniversary Appeal and the Rugby Football Union All Schools Program.

Per a press release:

“Prince Harry is pleased to announce two new Royal Patronages.

The Prince has become Patron of the HALO Trust’s 25th Anniversary Appeal and Patron of the Rugby Football Union (RFU) All Schools Program.

HALO is a pioneering charity committed to humanitarian mine clearance around the world.

Prince Harry has had a longstanding connection with the charity and visited minefields in Tete Province, Mozambique, in 2010 where he met amputees, and saw for himself the devastating impact that landmines have on some of the poorest people in mine-affected communities. During his trip to Mozambique he was shown the painstaking process of humanitarian de-mining.

All Schools is an RFU initiative to get more secondary state schools playing rugby union. There are currently around 1,500 state secondary schools playing rugby union in the UK.  As Patron, Prince Harry will support the RFU in its ambition for 750 more schools to be self-sufficient rugby playing schools by the Rugby World Cup 2019 and to encourage new players to join local clubs.

This will be achieved by linking a school to a local club and by providing resource and support, such as kit, equipment and coaching opportunities. Further details on Prince Harry’s involvement with the HALO Trust in its 25th Anniversary year and the RFU All Schools Program will be announced in due course.”

News Regarding Her Majesty Queen Paola of Belgium. (VIDEO)

QPBOn Thursday, March 7, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Paola of Belgium visited the Athénée Royal Marche-Barvaux-Bomal in Marche-en-Famenne.

Per the Belgian royal court and L’Avenir:

“Her Majesty’s visit follows the contest ‘Terre d’Avenir’ organized by the Fondation Reine Paola in collaboration with the Fondation Dirk Frimout. In 2012, the students of the Athénée along with the l’Institut Centre-Ardennes de Libramont won Terre d’Avenir top award for their project, Natur’elles…”

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Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands Attends a Special Meeting in Den Haag.

BeatrixOn March 7, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands was at the Societeit de Witte in Den Haag to attend “…a special meeting on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the High Commissioner on National Minorities of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe….”

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