On the afternoon of June 3, 2013, Their Majesties King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway arrived at the Kulturbunker Dora in Trondheim to attend the opening of the new exhibition entitled, Fra Berliner til Buick: Kongelige Kjøretøyer 1905-45.
The exhibition showcases various classic cars used by the Norwegian royal family.
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Photo courtesy of Kongehuset
On June 3, 2013, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands arrived in Berlin, Germany to begin their two-day state visit.
Today, Their Majesties met with the Chancellor of Germany, Ms. Angela Merkel, and attended a reception, held in their honor, hosted by the President of Germany, Mr. Joachim Gauck.
Soon, Their Majesties arrived in Wiesbaden where they were warmly welcomed by the Minister President of the State of Hesse, Mr. Volker Bouffier and his wife, Ursula. Afterward, the reigning couple toured the town of Wiesbaden where they were welcomed by hundreds of happy locals. Then Their Majesties visited the town hall where they signed the guest book and much more.
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On June 3, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II arrived at St. James’s Palace in London to attend a gala reception for the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB). Unfortunately, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh was unable to attend.
In a press release via Buckingham Palace it was announced that the 91-year-old duke was “unwell.” However, the duke will attend tomorrow’s service at Westminster Abbey commemorating the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation.
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On Monday, June 3, 2013, His Royal Highness Prince Daniel of Sweden arrived at the Karolinska Institutet in Solna to meet with researchers from the Hjärt-Lungfondens (Heart-Lung Foundation) who have recently received major research grants from the foundation. Another reason for the prince’s visit was to “…learn more about patient-orientated research…”
During today’s visit Prince Daniel also visited the laboratory at Karolinska Institutet where he examined a “…sliced sections of a mouse heart. The purpose of the investigation was to view the heart’s structure and the amount of fat cells it had taken into storage. Prince Daniel also viewed tissue samples of the brain through a confocal microscope…”
Photo courtesy of the Hjärt-Lungfondens
On the morning of June 3, 2013, His Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Asturias arrived at the Palacio de Congresos in Girona to participate in the inauguration of the 1st Congreso Bienal sobre Seguridad Jurídica y Democracia en Iberoamérica.
This three-day conference brings together academics as well as individuals involved in the legal professions in Spain and Latin America. The purpose of the conference is to ensure that the judicial systems in Spain and Latin America promotes economic growth while ensuring social justice.
Photo courtesy of Casa Real
Recently, Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Monaco was in Venice, Italy, in support of “…artist Dora Garcia for her project, The Deviant Majority.” Ms. Garcia was the Fondation Prince Pierre’s recipient of the 45e Prix International d’Art Contemporain.
Anyway, according to the Gouvernement Princier the Fondation Prince Pierre is:
“…showing Dora Garcia’s artistic project, ‘The Joycean Society,’ in Venice. ‘The Joycean Society” is a film about a book group reading Finnegans Wake by James Joyce and a society comprised of students, admirers and lovers of this work, which is often considered “the most difficult book in the world.
The work [Ms. Garcia’s] is being presented as part of the Venice Biennale and can be seen until 24 November 2013 at the Punch Space, on the island of Giudecca.”
On Monday, June 3, 2013, Their Highnesses Hereditary Prince Hubertus and Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha attended the funeral of the late Landgraf Moritz von Hessen held at the Johanniskirche in Kronberg, Germany. Other guests in attendance included Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain, His Majesty King Constantine of Greece, His Royal Highness Prince Constantjin the Netherlands, Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte of Denmark and His Serene Highness Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein Berleburg, His Serene Highness Prince Gustav of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and his longtime partner, Miss Carina Axelsson, and Her Royal Highness Princess Sarvath al-Hassan of Jordan to name a few.
The late Landgraf Moritz von Hessen passed away at the age of 86 on May 23, 2013.
On June 1, 2013, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco attended the inauguration of the newly renovated district of ZAC Saint Antoine in Cap d’Ail. For more information about Saturday’s event please visit the site, Monaco Life, here
On May 3, 2013, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan, accompanied by His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito and Their Imperial Highnesses Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko of Japan, hosted a tea party at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo for various leaders attending the 5th Tokyo International Conference on African Development.
Recently, His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge recorded a video message in “…support of the Amateur Swimming Association’s new campaign, Learn to Swim.”
His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan arrived at the King Hussein Air College in Amman this morning to attend the graduation ceremony of the 42nd Class of Air Force Cadets of the Jordan Armed Forces.
This afternoon, His Majesty held an audience with the European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighborhood Policy, Mr. Štefan Füle, at the royal palace in Amman. Discussions focused on the Syrian crisis and the latest developments in the Middle East.
Meanwhile, Her Majesty Queen Rania was at the Children’s Museum Jordan to attend the opening of the new exhibition entitled, I Am Change. According to Petra News, the exhibit:
“…aims to raise children’s awareness on water and energy conservation and hopes to challenge children’s conceptions related to water and energy and orient them to a ‘new mindset’ about the role every citizen can play to conserve water and energy.
I Am Change will also introduce children to new ways of preserving these vital sources; to teach them about alternative energy sources and environmental protection.”