Upon hearing the news that the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, was chosen to be the 266th successor of St. Peter Their Royal Highnesses Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg sent their congratulations to the new Pope.
Please click here for more information from the newspaper, Wort (in English).
Photo courtesy of Zimbio
On March 14, 2013, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall continued their official visit to Qatar.
This morning the prince attended the Qatar-United Kingdom Alumni Network reception, attended a meeting with Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser as well as with the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor Al Thani, toured the Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP) and visited the Msheireb Enrichment Center.
Meanwhile, the duchess visited the Amna Mahmoud Al Jeddah Primary School, met with “…women participating in the Al Johara project…” and much more.
In the late afternoon, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visited the Katara Cultural Village in Doha.
For those who are interested in learning more about the lovely country of Qatar.
On March 14, 2013, Her Royal Highness Infanta Elena of Spain presided over the V Premios Jóvenes Emprendedores Sociales de la Universidad Europea de Madrid award ceremony.
These awards recognizes the “…merits of young entrepreneurs who help to improve social or environmental situations.”
On March 14, 2013, His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden received credentials from ambassadors representing Luxembourg, Pakistan, Italy, and St. Kitts and Nevis at the royal palace in Stockholm.
Meanwhile, it was announced that the Swedish network, SVT, will air Her Royal Highness the late Princess Lilian, The Duchess of Halland’s funeral on March 16, 2013. For more information please click here.
And, finally, the Danish royal court has confirmed that Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark will attend Princess Lilian’s funeral this Saturday.
On March 14, 2013, Her Royal Highness Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands was at the De Doelin in Rotterdam to open the 2013 Day of Literature.
According to RVD:
“Day of Literature is a one-day literature festival for young people.
“The Day of the literature is organized every two years by Passionate Bulk Book. This is a literary and educational organization dedicated to promoting reading and the promotion of Dutch literature among young people aged 13-30 years.
The organization provides the students on the Day of Literature acquaintance with thirty authors, young literary talent and contemporary singer-songwriters who present through reading sessions, interviews and talk shows. In addition, among other filmed literature shown, there are cabaret performances and several exhibitions.”
Click here to view photos.
Photo courtesy of RVD/HKH
On March 14, 2013, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh attended a Service at the Guards’ Chapel to “…commemorate the 175th Anniversary of the Soldiers and Airmen’s Scripture Readers Association in London.”
Click here to watch a video.
On March 14, 2013, Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan participated in the opening of a new terminal at the Queen Alia International Airport in Amman.
“The new 103,000 square meter terminal has been built at an estimated cost of USD 750 million. It is expected to increase the airport’s capacity to nearly 12 million passengers per year after the completion of the final phase… The new terminal features ample food and beverage venues, shopping outlet’s sufficient flight information screens, comfortable seating in waiting areas and high levels of service at the customer assistance counter.”
And, finally, His Majesty sent a telegram of congratulations to His Holiness Pope Francis I. According to the Jordan News Agency, His Majesty “…wished the new Pope success to maximize tolerance and coexistence values among followers of different religions, promote human rights, and defend peace, freedom and justice.”
On March 13, 2013, Their Majesties King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain sent a telegram of congratulations to His Holiness Pope Francis I for “…being the 266th successor of St. Peter.”
And, finally, here is a video news report regarding a recent poll conducted in Spain regarding the reign of His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain. The results: 78.5% view the reign of the old king “positively.”
And, that’s it. 🙂