On June 6, 2013, Their Majesties King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway arrived in Åfjord in the county of Sør-Trøndelag for a one-day visit.
On June 6, 2013, Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, His Royal Highness Prince Carl Philip, and Her Royal Highness Princess Madeleine and her fiancé, Mr. Christopher O’Neill, celebrated National Day at Skasen.
Earlier in the day, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel along with Princess Estelle inaugurated the “…exhibition, Open Palace, at the royal palace in Stockholm.”
Photo courtesy of Kungahuset
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal arrived in Wadebridge, Cornwall this afternoon to attend the opening of the 2013 Royal Cornwall Agricultural Show. After the opening, the princess, as president, attended the “…annual general meeting Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth…” according to the British royal court.
To watch several videos as well as to learn more about today’s opening please click the links below.
On June 6, 2013, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales arrived in Worcestershire for a one-day visit. This morning the heir to the British throne, as Colonel-in-Chief of the Mercian Regiment, presented “…new colours to all four Battalions of the Regiment…” during a ceremony held at the Sixways Stadium.
Afterward, The Prince of Wales toured the Yamazaki Mazak factory where he met with staff and apprentices. During his visit, the prince “…was given a demonstration of a Yamazaki Mazak machine tool making parts for an artificial leg. The prince also unveiled a plaque commemorating his visit.”
Soon, the prince was off to visit the legendary Morgan Motor Company in Malvern, Worcestershire. Whilst there The Prince of Wales took a test drive around the grounds of the company and met with staff.
For more information about today’s activities as well as to view photos please click the links below.
On June 6, 2013, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias arrived at the Monasterio de San Salvador de Leyre in Navarra, Spain, to preside over the 2013 Premio Príncipe de Viana de la Cultura. The recipient of the prize was Mr. Daniel Innerarity, a Spanish writer and philosopher. The prize of 25,000 Euros is financed by the Cultural Department of the Government of Navarra.
Afterward, Their Royal Highnesses visited the Olloki, a neighborhood in Navarra, to tour the new facilities of the pharmaceutical firm, Cinfa.
Per a Buckingham Palace spokesman:
“The Duke of Edinburgh has been admitted to the London Clinic for an exploratory operation following abdominal investigations. The Duke of Edinburgh is expected to remain in the London Clinic for two weeks.”
The 91-year-old duke was admitted to the hospital after attending today’s garden party. According to BBC journalist, Mr. Peter Hunt, The Duke of Edinburgh “…was driven to the London Clinic in a car and walked in unaided. His impending surgery isn’t thought to be related to his recent bladder problems or blocked coronary artery.”
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall arrived at the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London this afternoon to met with “…groups of In-Pensioners and staff…” as well as tour the Margaret Thatcher Infirmary. Afterward, the duchess attended the annual Founder’s Day Parade at the hospital.
If you are interested in learning more about Royal Hospital Chelsea please visit their official website here.
On Thursday, June 6, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan met with a team of volunteer doctors from the non-profit organization, Children of War Foundation (COWF), in Amman. The Children of War Foundation provides “…access to donated transformative surgical care to children living with a physical deformity or injuries that cannot be treated in their home country.”
During today’s meeting, Her Majesty was informed about the latest work by the foundation including the “…40 children they [volunteer doctors] operated on at the King Hussein Medial Center in cooperation with the Jordanian Royal Medical Services…” according to Petra News.
If you are interested in learning more about the Children of War Foundation and they work they do please visit their official website here.
His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan held a press conference this morning at Togu Palace in Tokyo to discuss his upcoming six-day official visit to Spain.
The future emperor of Japan also spoke about his lovely wife, Crown Princess Masako, and their recent trip to the Netherlands, “I believe successfully completing the overseas trip gave Masako confidence. She feels much better…”
His Imperial Highness’s visit to Spain begins on June 10-16, 2013. The purpose of the trip according to the crown prince is to “…help further promote bilateral exchanges that have a long history” as well as to “…mark the 400th anniversary of bilateral exchanges since a mission was dispatched by Japanese feudal lord Date Masamune to Spain in 1613.”
So, you want to watch the royal wedding between Her Royal Highness Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Mr. Christopher O’Neill, eh? Well, here are a few things you need to know before the ceremony.
The royal wedding will take place at the beautiful Slottskyrkan on Saturday, June 8, 2013, and will be broadcast live online to those living in and outside of Sweden on Sveriges Television (SVT).
Here is the link which will air the wedding. Bookmark it. 🙂
The wedding begins at 16:00 (4pm) Stockholm time. I highly suggest that you log onto SVT at least an hour and a half prior to the royal wedding. Also, here is a time convertor which will tell you when the wedding begins in your time zone.
After the wedding there will be a 21-gun salute, a cortège route so locals can see the new princess couple, a boat ride to Drottningholms Slott, and finally a gala dinner at Drottningholm Slott hosted by Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden.
If for some reason you cannot connect to SVT the German network, ZDF, will also air the wedding live online. ** BILD.de (or this link) will also stream the royal wedding live online, and your lovely host will be Count Alexander von Schönburg.
Other networks such as RTL Belgium and ORF2 Austria will only broadcast the royal wedding live on television and online to those who reside in those countries. Sorry.
Also, if you are on Twitter you can join the live discussions with other royal watchers using the hashtags #Prinsessbröllopet, #PrincessMadeleine, #Sweden, #Stockholm, #SVT, #RoyalWedding, #ChrisONeill, and #SwedishRoyalWedding (I am sure there will be new hashtags in the days to come so check back if you like for updates). 🙂
Finally, if you are interested in watching several archival clips of Princess Madeleine courtesy of SVT please click here.
And, that’s it for now. If there are any new updates I will let you know. Otherwise, bookmark the SVT link and enjoy the wedding on Saturday! 🙂
Photos courtesy of Kungahuset/B. Grenfeldt, D. Norberg and A. Daflos. Monogram by V. Sagerlund
**Updated with new live streaming link
On June 4, 2013, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia attended the “…final conference of the project, ‘Technical Assistance for the Implementation of the National Cancer Screening Programme in Serbia’ and the national conference ‘Serbia Against Cancer’…” in Belgrade. Please click here for more information.
And, finally, on June 5, 2013, the crown princess accompanied by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander of Serbia attended the “…opening of the exhibition, Belgrade-Havana: 70 years of Established Diplomatic Relations…” held at the Archives of Yugoslavia in Belgrade. Please click here for more information about the opening as well as to view personal photos.