On the evening of May 24, 2013, His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge arrived at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London to attend the XXXVII Ordinary UEFA Congress. The purpose of the duke’s attendance was to celebrate the “…Football Association’s 150th anniversary…” according to Princeofwales.gov.uk. During this evening’s event the duke participated a meeting with UEFA President Michel Platini and others.
This morning His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden arrived at the Naturens Hus to participate in the World Wildlife Fund annual meeting. His Majesty is Honorary President.
Yesterday morning Crown Princess Victoria attended the opening of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Environmental Conference held at the Stockholm Waterfront. In the afternoon, the crown princess accompanied by His Royal Highness Prince Daniel attended the Friends of the Swedish Institute in Rome’s annual meeting in Stockholm.
And, finally, the Swedish royal court released three new lovely photos this morning of Her Royal Highness Princess Madeleine and her fiancé, Mr. Christopher O’Neil in anticipation of their upcoming wedding on June 8, 2013. The images were shot by Ms. Brigitte Grenfeldt.
Photos courtesy of Kungahuset/B. Grenfeldt
On Friday, May 24, 2013, Their Royal Highnesses Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg welcomed Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands to Luxembourg.
After arriving at airport and then partaking in a mini “…walkabout near the Grand Ducal palace…” where they waved to the locals, Their Majesties and the Grand Ducal couple were ushered to the palace for a photo-op for the press. Soon, a lovely luncheon was held in honor of Their Majesties one-day visit to Luxembourg, then it was time to meet various Luxembourg government officials including Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker.
In the late afternoon, it was time to say goodbye and Their Majesties left lovely Luxembourg. 🙂
Photo courtesy of Zimbio
On May 24, 2013, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco arrived at the Yacht Club de Monaco to present new ambassadors of the Fondation Princesse Charlene de Monaco.
So, what are the names of these new ambassadors? Well, they are Monégasque free-diving champion, Mr. Pierre Frolla, Actor, Mr. Rick Yune, race car driver, Mr. Bruno Senna, beach volleyball player, Mr. Bjorn Maaseide, New Zealand born rugby player, Mr. Byron Kelleher, Olympian skier, Mr. Alexander Bilodeau, and Australian surfer and paddelboarder, Mr. Jamie Mitchell (major props to this dude. Why? Well, he’s known for dominating the 32 mile Ka’iwi channel race between Moloka’i and O’ahu. Yeah, it’s extremely difficult. As of today, Mr. Mitchell won the race a total of ten times!)
Moving on, yesterday afternoon, the princely couple met with “…members of the Red Cross Team along the Monte-Carlo Grand Prix race circuit…” And, last evening Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene attended the Mallya’s Monte-Carlo yacht party.
And, that’s it. 🙂
The 2012 trailer for the documentary about Jamie that you might be interested in.
Photo courtesy of the Palais Princier
On Friday, May 24, 2013, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands arrived in Den Bosch to open the newly renovated Noordbrabants Museum and the Stedelijk Museum’s new Hertogenbosch. The two museums are now connected by a glass corridor around a monumental garden according to RVD.
The Noordbrabants Museum displays ancient and contemporary art as well as the history of North Brabant and the southern Netherlands. While the Stedelijk Museumm’s Hertogenbosch displays contemporary art and design as well as collections of jewelry and ceramics.
Later in the afternoon, the princess arrived in Scheveningen where she unveiled a new monument entitled, VissersNamenMonument, dedicated to “…fishermen who lost their lives at sea.”
Photo courtesy of HKH/RVD
On Friday, May 24, 2013, Their Majesties King Albert II and Queen Paola of Belgium arrived in the coastal town of Oostende located in the province of West Flanders according to the Belgian royal court.
During their visit Their Majesties attended the inauguration of the monument entitled, Vindictive, in honor of the British naval warship, HMS Vindictive, which sunk in the harbor of Oostende during WWI. The reigning couple also attended the four-day annual maritime festival, Oostende voor Anker.