His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh Visits Canada. (VIDEO)

DoEHis Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh arrived in Toronto, Canada on Friday, April 26, 2013, for a three-day visit.  Yesterday, the duke received the “…insignias of Companion of the Order of Canada and Commander of the Order of Military Merit Award” from the Governor General of Canada, Mr. David Johnson, at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.

On Saturday, the duke, as Colonel-in-Chief of The Royal Canadian Regiment, will present new Colors to the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment at Queen’s Park.

Click here to watch a video news report.

News Regarding His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco. (VIDEO)

On Thursday, April 25, 2013, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco attended the inauguration of the newly renovated Unité de Psychiatrie et de Psychologie Médicale La Roseraie in Monaco.  According to the Gouvernement Princier:


“…the building is located in the former premises of the Centre d’Accueil Thérapeutique à Temps Partiel (CATTP).  The project was conducted by the Département des Affaires Sociales in collaboration with the Service des Bâtiments Domaniaux, the Egide du Département de l’Equipement, and l’Environnement et de l’Urbanisme.”

To view another photo as well as to learn more about who attended yesterday’s inauguration please visit the site, Monaco Lifehere.   🙂


Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway Opens a Special Exhibition in New York City.

qsHer Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway arrived at the Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America in New York City on April 24, 2013, to inaugurate the new exhibition entitled, Munch/Warhol and the Multiple Image.  According to the official website for Scandinavia House this special exhibition features:

“…two of the 20th century’s most prolific and inventive printmakers – Norwegian Edvard Munch and American Andy Warhol. Co-curated by Dr. Patricia G. Berman and Pari Stave and organized in honor of the 150th anniversary of Munch’s birth, the exhibition closely examines four graphic images produced by Munch at the turn of the century – The Scream, Madonna, The Brooch. Eva Mudocci, Self-Portrait with Skeleton Arm – and later revisited by Andy Warhol in a little-known but extraordinary series of prints from 1984. 

Comprising over 30 original works from private and museum collections – some of which will be seen for the first time – the exhibition reveals remarkable affinities between the two artists: a preoccupation with themes of anxiety and alienation, ideal beauty, sex and mortality, and an ability to skillfully mine the iconic power of the image to craft their own mythic identities in self-portraits and in life.”

If you are interested in viewing Munch/Warhol and the Multiple Image the exhibition will be open to the public on April 27 – July 27, 2013 at the Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America.  For more information please click here.  If you would like to pre-order the exhibition catalog please click here.

Photo courtesy of Kongehuset