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Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain accompanied by Her Royal Highness Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark arrived at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía in Valencia to attend the inauguration of the VI Festival del Mediterrani.
During this evening’s event Her Majesty and the princess attended a performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s opera, Othello, directed by Mr. Zubin Mehta.
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On the evening of June 1, 2013, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands arrived at the Gashouder venue in Amsterdam to attend the 66th edition of the famous Holland Festival.
Established in 1947 the Holland Festival is:
“…Netherlands’ largest international artistic festival. The event covers a wide scope of cultural events from the fields of theater, opera, music and dance and additionally always brings interesting films and artistic shows.”
This evening Their Majesties as well as hundreds of guests watched Italian composer Mr. Luca Francesconi’s opera, Quartett, directed by Àlex Ollé of La Fura dels Baus.
For more information about the Holland Festival please here.
On Saturday, June 1, 2013, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway arrived at the Universitetets Aula in Oslo to attend the opening of the new exhibition, Munch 150: A Celebration of Edvard Munch’s Work and Significance.
Organized by the Munch Museet in Oslo and the Nasjonal Museet for Kunst, Arkitektur and Design the exhibition:
“….celebrates the 150th anniversary of Edvard Munch’s birth. The exhibition showcases 220 works from all periods and central themes from his production.
The comprehensive perspective on Munch’s work is reflected in the exhibition’s structure. The works cover a period of over 60 years, from his début as a 20-year-old in 1883 until he put his brushes down for good just before his death in 1944.
The exhibition follows his art more or less chronologically and provides a running overview of his life’s work. The presentation is also thematically structured. A core theme is Munch’s changing depictions of himself and how he repeated and reworked certain motifs.”
For more information about Munch 150: A Celebration of Edvard Munch’s Work and Significance please click here.
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On the evening of May 31, 2013, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia “…attended the opening of the renovated Museum of Serbian Orthodox Church at the Patriarchy in Belgrade.”
For more information about the opening as well as to view personal photos please click here.
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On June 1, 2013, Their Majesties King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias attended Día de las Fuerzas Armadas 2013 in Madrid.
The remembrance ceremony, held on the Plaza de la Lealtad, takes place “…in tribute to fallen soldiers…”
Afterwards, Their Majesties hosted a gala luncheon at Palacio de la Zarzuela for the Ministers of Defense as well as other officials representing the Spanish Armed Forces.
On a beautiful Saturday morning at the Epsom Downs Racecourse in Epsom, Surrey, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh attended the Derby Stakes (or as many refer to it, Epsom Derby) races.
Accompanying Her Majesty and the duke were His Royal Highness The Duke of York as well as Their Royal Highnesses Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie of York.
If you are interested in learning more about the Derby Stakes please click here.
On the evening of Thursday, May 30, 2013, Their Imperial and Royal Highnesses Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz of Belgium, Archduchess and Archduke of Austria-Este, attended the 52nd Annual Rose d’Or Awards held at the Square Brussels Meeting Center. The Imperial and Royal couple were guests of honor at this year’s ceremony according to the official website for the Rose d’Or Awards.