Her Royal Highness Princess Letizia of Asturias Presides Over The El Barco de Vapor and Gran Angular Youth Literature Awards. (VIDEO)

letiziaOn April 9, 2013, Her Royal Highness Princess Letizia of Asturias presided over the El Barco de Vapor and Gran Angula Youth Literature Awards ceremony held at the Real Casa de Corrreos in Madrid.

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Photo courtesy of Casa Real

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News Regarding Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge.

qeii-2012It was announced that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh will attend the funeral of the former Prime Minister the late Baroness Margaret Thatcher at St. Paul’s Cathedral on April 17, 2013.

The former Prime Minister passed away on April 7, 2013, at the age of 87.  Click here to read an article about this latest news from Channel 4 News.

In other news, on April 23, 2013, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge will visit the Willows Primary School in Wythenshawe, Manchester.  During her visit the Duchess will “…launch a new school counseling program in partnership between the Royal Foundation, Comic Relief, Place2Be and Action on Addiction.”

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HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Attends the Opening of an Exhibition in Paris. (VIDEO)

alOn the evening of April 8, 2013, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco was at the Cinémathèque Française  in Paris to attend the opening of the exhibition, Le Monde Enchanté de Jacques Demy.

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Preview of the exhibition.  In French.

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His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf Presides Over the 2013 Swedish Export Prize.

HMKCGOn April 9, 2013, His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden presided over the “…presentation of the Swedish Export Prize held at the Stockholm City Hall.”

According to the Swedish royal court the Export Prize is an annual award which began in 2005 with the aim of identifying best Swedish export companies. This year’s Grand Export prize went to the company, Envirotainer AB.

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His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway Attends the Energy Post 2015 Conference.

cphaaOn April 9, 2013, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway was at the Scandic Hotel Fornebu in Oslo to attend the High-Level Meeting on Energy and the Post-2015 Development Agenda conference.  During today’s opening the crown prince gave a keynote speech along with the Norwegian Minister of International Development, Mr. Heikki Holmås, and the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhindawi.

According to the official website for today’s event the purpose of the conference is to:

“…consider the results of the consultations and provide recommendations to the UN Secretary-General’s High Level Panel on the post-2015 development agenda. The meeting will examine potential global energy objectives and proposals for processes on how to continue engage with key stakeholders towards 2015 at national, regional and global levels.”

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Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Hanover Visits the Grimaldi Forum.

CarolineOn the evening of April 7, 2013, Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Hanover was at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco to attend a “…homage celebration…” on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the death of the late Pablo Picasso.

During last night’s event guests watched the film, Le Mystère Picasso, directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot.


Photo courtesy of the Palais Princier

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News Regarding HRH Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Mr. Christopher O’Neill.

PMCO2012It was announced by the Swedish royal court that the Swedish network, SVT, has purchased the rights to broadcast the wedding of Her Royal Highness Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Mr. Christopher O’Neill.

SVT project manager, Mr. Per Rådelius, stated, We are proud to have been commissioned to be the host broadcaster for another royal wedding and look forward to producing the broadcast [of the wedding]…”

The Princess Madeleine and Mr. O’Neill will marry on June 8, 2013, at the Slottskyrkan at the royal palace in Stockholm.  The ceremony begins at 4P.M. Swedish time.

Let’s hope SVT does another great job of airing the upcoming wedding (hence similar to that of Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden’s wedding on June 19, 2010.  If you saw their wedding live then you know what I am talking about).   🙂

Photo courtesy of Kungahuset

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Her Royal Highness Princess Maxima of the Netherlands Attends a Conference.

PssMaximaOn April 9, 2013, Her Royal Highness Princess Maxima of the Netherlands attended the Currency Exchange Fund conference held at the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam.

During today’s event the future Queen of the Netherlands gave a keynote speech in her capacity as the Special Advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in the Field of Inclusive Finance for Development.

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Photo courtesy of RVD/HKH

 
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Their Serene Highnesses Prince Hans-Adam II and Princess Marie Algae of Liechtenstein Visit Vienna, Austria. Plus, Other News.(VIDEO)

On April 9, 2013, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Hans-Adam II and Princess Marie Algae of Liechtenstein arrived in Vienna, Austria to begin their one-day official visit.

Upon their arrival at the beautiful Hofburg Palace Prince Hans-Adam II and Princess Marie Algae were welcomed by the President of Austria, Mr. Heinz Fischer and his wife, as well as by several government officials.  After the traditional military honors ceremony in the courtyard of the Hofburg the princely couple were ushered into the palace for a brief photo-op.  Then, Prince Hans-Adam II and President Fischer accompanied by their delegations participated in a meeting inside the President’s office.  Discussions focused on the usual.  You know, bilateral and economic relations, etc, etc.

In the afternoon, a luncheon was held in the Prince and Princess’s honor at the palace.  Two hours later the princely couple toured Klosterneuburg Abbey and in the evening they, along with Their Serene Highnesses Hereditary Prince Alois and Hereditary Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein, visited the Stadtpalais Liechtenstein in Vienna.

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In other news, His Serene Highness Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein recently received credentials from the Ambassador of the Principality of Monaco, Ms. Carole Lanteri, at Schloss Vaduz in Liechtenstein.   For more information about yesterday’s event please click here.

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