Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, as President of the Riding for the Disabled Association, visited the Hollesley Group at Pettistree Hall Farm in Sutton. The purpose of the princess’s visit was to celebrate the Hollesley Group’s 25th anniversary according to Royal.gov.uk
On their second day of their three-day state visit to Croatia Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden visited the University of Zagreb, where they toured the Department of Scandinavian Studies, met with various professors, and a few lucky students.
From there the royal couple visited the Ericsson Nikola Tesla (ENT) company where they met the president of ENT, Ms. Gordana Kovačević. After a lovely luncheon at the Presidential Palace with President Josipović and First Lady Tatjana Josipović, Her Majesty and First Lady Josipović visited a rehabilitation center which “…trains assistance dogs used in the rehabilitation of people with disabilities.”
Meanwhile, His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf and President Josipović participated in a seminar entitled, Croatia the new EU Market: How can Sweden be a Business Partner. Later in the afternoon the king accompanied the Swedish Foreign Minister, Mr. Carl Bildt, toured the manufacturing company, DOK-ING. During his visit His Majesty was informed about “…the company’s latest prototype of an electric car and saw the equipment for mine removal, fire-fighting and mining industry.”
In the evening, Their Majesties accompanied by President Josipović and First Lady Tatjana Josipović attended a lovely reception and concert.
Photo courtesy of Kungahuset
If you happen to miss the NOS and RTL joint interview with Their Royal Highnesses Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands, well, now is your chance. 🙂
If you have problems with the You Tube video then please click here to watch the interview on NOS.
Their Royal Highnesses Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg have completed their successful visit to Vienna, Austria on April 17, 2013. On their final day the grand-ducal couple visited a gorgeous Benedictine abbey in Melk and much more.
Meanwhile, Their Royal Highnesses Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stèphanie of Luxembourg arrived in Strasbourg, France, to begin their working visit to the European Parliament.
For all the latest photos, videos, and information about the state visit to Austria as well as the visit to European Parliament please visit the great site, Luxarazzi Luxembourg, here.
Photo courtesy of the Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg
Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex visited the Royal Mint in Llantrisant to “…to strike a £5 coin commemorating the Queen’s 60 years on the throne” according to the newspaper, Wales Online. Please click here for more information about today’s activity. Click here to view photos.
His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan donated $706,000 to help fund the construction of a new building for the Sharia faculty at the University of Jordan in Amman. The new building will “…enable students and researchers to carry out scientific and research projects.”
Meanwhile, Her Majesty Queen Rania visited the Al Aman Fund for the Future of Orphans where she met with the director of the Al Aman Fund, Ms. Maha Al Saqqa, and participants who have “…benefited from its vocational training schemes.”
According to the Petra News Agency, in her meeting with:
“…private sector partners, Ms. Maha Al Saqqa, talked about their partnerships with some vocational training colleges and institutes as well as companies from the private sector. She elaborated on how this network enabled them to reach, serve, and train more orphans.
Ms. Saqqa also gave a brief about a recently launched campaign in partnership with Al Quds College on the occasion of Arab Orphans Week to encourage orphans to receive vocational training and seek job opportunities in this field.”
His Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Asturias attending the closing ceremony of the VII Foro Hispano-Alemán this morning in Madrid. During today’s event the prince gave a speech calling for solidarity and cooperation between Spain, Germany and countries in the the European Union in general. He also noted with optimism that the reforms that have begun will guarantee the sustainability of “…our social model.”
Photo courtesy of Casa Real
“This important award is granted each year for the outstanding achievements in biomedical research for the benefit of human health. It was established to encourage the laureate in the pursuit of his/her creative research, and is therefore intended for currently active biomedical scientists. The award may be shared by two individuals who have collaborated closely over a long period.”
The recipents of the 2013 Prix InBev-Baillet Latour de la Santé went to: Professor Chantal Mathieu, Professor Laurence Boon and Professor Miikka Vikkula.
Photo courtesy of RVD/HKH
His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco visited the Musée d’Anthropologie de Monaco to unveil the bones of a mammoth which will go on display sometime later this week at the musée. The remains of the giant creature were donated to the sovereign prince and the Musée d’Anthropologie de Monaco by the Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the State Duma of State of Russia, Mr. Leonid Slutsky.
According to various sources Her Imperial Highness Crown Princess Masako of Japan may be allowed to travel to Amsterdam, Netherlands, along with her husband, His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan, to attend the inauguration/investiture of His Royal Highness Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje on April 30.
If the Imperial Household Agency (IHA) believes the lovely crown princess is healthy enough to leave the country for several days, well, it would be a damn miracle. So, keep your fingers crossed, folks. 🙂
His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco finally announced the name of the architecture company who will be in charge of constructing the new Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace in Monaco. The sovereign prince stated:
“I am pleased to announce that the project selected is the program submitted by AECOM Limited – Natacha Morin Innocenti – Architecte international AIA – AIA Ingénierie and TRACTEBEL Engineering SA. Its daring, modern and functional conception makes it ideally suited to the needs of the Monégasque people, residents of the Principality and inhabitants of neighboring communes.”
Construction is due to be completed in 2026.
In other news, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene presided over the first annual meeting of the Fondation Princesse Charlene de Monaco on Monday. Also attending the meeting was the princess’s close friend and former Olympian, Ms. Franziska van Almsick, who is Treasurer of the Fondation.
Photos courtesy of the Palais Princier
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh along with various heads of state, former British prime ministers, various foreign dignitaries, family, and friends attended the funeral of the late British Prime Minister, The Right Honorable Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven, LG, OM, FRS, held at the magnificent St. Paul’s Cathedral in London this morning. The late Baroness, who was the British Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990, died of a stroke last week at the age of 87.