His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Attends the 2013 Conférence Students on Ice. (VIDEO)

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco sure has been a busy little beaver this afternoon.  Anyway, the lovable “green” prince, as Honorary Chairman of the Students on Ice Foundation, attended the 2013 Conférence Students on Ice held at the Lycée Technique et Hôtelier in Monte-Carlo, Monaco.  

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In other news, beginning on April 3-4, 2013, the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, and his wife will make an official visit to Monaco, at the invitation of Prince Albert II, on the “…occasion of the 20th anniversary of Monaco entering the United Nations.”

During his upcoming visit Mr. Ban Ki-moon will visit the Musée Océanographique, accompanied by the sovereign prince, to deliver a speech to the Corps Constitués, attend an official gala dinner at the Palais Princier and much more.   🙂

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales Plants a Tree in Memory of the Late Ms.Wangari Maathai.

PoWOn March 27, 2013, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales was at Kew Gardens where he planted a tree in memory of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (2004), founder of the Green Belt Movement, environmentalist, political and human rights activist the late Ms. Wangari Maathai.  Ms. Maathai, born in Kenya, died of Ovarian cancer in 2011.

During today’s event the heir to the British throne gave a moving speech regarding the late Ms. Maathai and vowed to end the disgusting practice of “…illegal poaching of wild animals.”

According to the official website for the Prince of Wales:

“The Prince [will] join forces with his son, the Duke of Cambridge, and stage a conference on the illegal poaching of wild animals. The Prince is Patron of the WWF-UK and The Duke is Patron of Tusk Trust, both conservation charities working to preserve endangered species for future generations.

His Royal Highness will host the summit at St James’s Palace in May, gathering together key conservationists and policy decision-makers to find a solution to the problem The Prince described as having reached ‘crisis point’.”

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To learn more about the life of Ms. Wangari Maathai please click here and here.  

Or, you can watch the tribute film/video below as well as the brilliant documentary, Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai.   🙂

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Attends the 2013 EVER Monaco. (VIDEO)

PrinceAlbertPalaisOn March 27, 2013, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco attended the 2013 EVER Monaco: 8th Edition of the Exposition and Conférence Internationales Véhicules Écologiques and Énergies Renouvelables held at the Grimaldi Forum.

According to the site, EverMonaco, this important four-day event is:

“…intended to be a forum of specialists coming from both universities and industries, involved in R&D projects in the area of ecological vehicles or renewable energies or both. Participants will have the opportunity to share their scientific, technical, business and social experiences with other attendees coming from all over the world, through the presentation and the discussion of their recent works either at lecture or poster sessions. Moreover, they will have the chance to be updated with the latest technological innovations to be discovered in the booths of a high-tech exhibition which will be organized in parallel with the conference.”

During today’s opening the sovereign prince met with exhibitors and inspected vehicles as well as other interesting thingamajigs on display.

And, that’s it.  He had fun.  Yay.   🙂

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Photo courtesy of the Palais Princier

News Regarding His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan. (VIDEO)

HMKAofJordanOn March 27, 2013, His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan visited the Jordan Armed Forces headquarters in Amman.

According to the Petra News Agency, His Majesty met with the “…Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mashal Al Zaben, and was briefed on programs implemented by the army and issued directives regarding a number of issues of concern to the armed forces.”

 

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander of Serbia Attends an Award Ceremony in Belgrade.

AlexanderofSerbiaOn March 27, 2013, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander of Serbia, accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses Hereditary Prince Peter and Prince Philip of Serbia, attended the “…‘President’s Club’ award ceremony that marked the end of the first phase of the Tune In project…” held at the royal palace in Belgrade.

For more information about today’s ceremony as well as to view personal photos please click here.

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