A documentary about His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales, and one an incredibly cheesy made for TV movie about His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton.
Here is an interesting three-part royal series that you may enjoy. 🙂
And, another very special documentary.
On Saturday, June 29, 2013, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands accompanied by Dutch Prime Minister, Mr. Mark Rutte, arrived in Den Haag to celebrate Nederlandse Veteranendag (Dutch Veterans Day).
According to RVD, Veteranendag was:
“…established by the government and is organized by the Comité Nederlandse Veteranendag with the support of the Ministerie van Defensie (Ministry of Defense). It is a tribute to the more than 130,000 Dutch veterans from World War II to the mission in Afghanistan who have worked in the service of peace.”
Photo courtesy of HKH/RVD
On June 28, 2013, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal arrived at the Park Inn Hotel in Telford, Shropshire to participate in the Offender Mental Health Conference. Please click here for more information about today’s event as well as to view photos.
Last evening the princess attended the Engineering: Design for Life exhibition and gala dinner at the University of York. Click here for more information about yesterday’s event.
On June 28, 2013, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands, as patron, attended the 150th anniversary celebrations of the Limburgs Geschied en Oudheidkundig Genootschap (Limburg Historians and Antiquarian Society) in Maastricht according to RVD. During today’s event the princess was presented with the book, Limburg: Een Geschiedenis (Limburg: A History).
Photo courtesy of HKH/RVD
On the morning of Friday, June 28, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands arrived in Amsterdam to attend the 2013 Startup Boot Camp Demo Day (SBC). So, what is Startup Boot Camp you may ask? Well, according to the SBC’s official website it is:
“….a mentorship driven program; these mentors drive the startups acceleration over the 3 month program – and often for months or years afterwards. The Startupbootcamp founders team, together with their group of international mentors, can open the door to nearly every investor, customer or partner. The value is the quality of that network.
Mentors work closely with the startups to develop their product, validate their business model, get their first pilot customers and aim to get funding at the end of the program. Startupbootcamp facilitates this mentorship driven model by providing startups with the essential tools needed to have a concrete focus during the 3 month program. What are these essential tools? We provide €15,000 towards living expenses for the team during the program, 6 months co-working space, over €150,000 in sponsored services and the platform to pitch to over 400 investors at Investor Demo Day.”
According to RVD, during this morning’s event Her Majesty attended various presentations and met with participants involved in the program “…during a roundtable conversation about entrepreneurship in the digital era.”
In the afternoon, Her Majesty Queen Maxima arrived in Eindhoven to attend the 2013 RoboCup World Championships on Robotics. Again, according to RVD, the goal of RoboCup is to promote “…technology and accelerating the development of affordable and reliable robotic technology for the (aging) society.”
Photo courtesy of HKS/RVD
Well, to say it is a slow news day is quite an understatement. With that being said I believe now is a good time to post this fantastic interview with Deborah Cavendish (neè Deborah Freeman-Mitford) entitled, The Effervescent Life of Deborah, The Dowager Duchess of Devonshire.
“The youngest of the legendary Mitford sisters reminisces about her life and her correspondence with the charismatic Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor, considered to be the finest English travel writer of his generation. An evening filled with wit, eccentric characters, and a celebration of courage and friendship. Charlotte Mosley, her niece and editor, joins the Dowager Duchess in conversation.”
On June 27, 2013, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales presented operational medals to “…servicemen and women of the Royal Dragoon Guards who have recently completely a tour of duty in Afghanistan…” according to Clarence House. The medal presentation took place in the gardens at Clarence House.
Earlier in the afternoon The Prince of Wales held an audience with the Prime Minister of Belize, Mr. Dean Barrow, and his wife, Ms. Kim Simplis.
On June 27, 2013, His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan, accompanied by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II of Jordan, held a luncheon meeting with the United States Secretary of State, Mr. John Kerry, at Al-Hummar Palace in Amman.
According to Petra News, discussions focused on the Syrian crisis in which His Majesty noted that:
“…Jordan’s stand is firm regarding this issue and calls for a comprehensive and transitional political solution to end the bloodshed and to preserve unity of Syria and is territorial integrity and limits its catastrophic consequences on the whole region.”
The Secretary of State and His Majesty also discussed ways to “…revive peace talks between the Palestinians and Israelis based on the two-state solution…”
Photo courtesy of the US Department of State/Public Domain