On the afternoon of June 18, 2013, His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain arrived at the Sede del Consejo de Estado in Madrid to attend a luncheon meeting with representatives of the Comisión Permanente del Consejo de Estado. So, what did they talk about during their fancy luncheon? Honestly, if you knew it would bore you to death.
Meanwhile, across town, Their Royal Highness Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias participated in the annual meeting of the Patronato de la Residencia de Estudiantes according to the Spanish royal court.
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On the morning of June 18, 2013, His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan left his home country for London, England for a brief official visit. According to Petra News, His Majesty will hold a meeting with British Prime Minister, Mr. David Cameron, British Foreign Minister, Mr. William Hague, and with members of British Parliament. His Majesty is also expected to “…deliver a lecture at the British Royal College of Defense Studies.”
On the evening of June 15, 2013, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia accompanied by His Royal Highness Prince Alexander of Serbia arrived at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA, to host a “…fundraising event with the Autism Speaks and Lifeline New York Humanitarian Organization in aid of autistic children in Serbia.”
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On Sunday, the royal couple arrived in Alhambra, CA (just south of Pasadena) to commemorate Vidovdan at St. Steven’s Serbian Orthodox Cathedral. During the celebrations there were performances by the St. Steven’s Sokoli Dancers and the St. Petersburg Russia Ensemble.
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On the morning of June 18, 2013, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands arrived at the Koninklijk Paleis in Amsterdam to attend the Zilveren Anjers of the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds awards ceremony.
Since 1950 the Zilveren Anjers have been awarded annually “…to individuals who voluntarily worked for culture and nature conservation.” During today’s ceremony the princess presented the Zilveren Anjers to Ms. Caroline de Westenholz, Mr. Frans Wytema and Mr. Jos de Pont.
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On June 18, 2013, Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden arrived in Harstad to begin their two-day official visit to northern Norway at the invitation of Their Majesties King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway. The purpose of the visit is to strengthen economic and bilateral ties between to two countries.
Anyway, today the reigning couples visited the energy company, Staoil, where they met with company officials and attended a presentation. Then they visited the Stanges School where they met with faculty and students. Soon, it was time for lunch at the Røkenes Gård. Several hours later Their Majesties attended the festival exhibition entitled, Pioneer Voices, and attended a reception on the K/S Norge.
And, that’s it. Until tomorrow. 🙂
On the morning of June 18, 2013, His Royal Highness Prince Philippe of Belgium arrived in Strombeek-Bever, Grimbergen, to visit Procter & Gamble’s Brussels Innovation Center. According to the Belgian royal court, during his visit the prince toured the center, attended a workshop, and met with company staff.
In the afternoon, the prince joined Her Royal Highness Princess Mathilde of Belgium and Their Majesties King Albert II and Queen Paola of Belgium at Château de Laeken to attend a reception for various ambassadors accredited to, well, Belgium. 🙂
On the morning of June 18, 2013, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands arrived in Den Haag to visit the Stichting Saffier De Residentiegroep’s (Foundation Sapphire Residence Group) Generatietuin van Nederland (Generation Garden Netherlands).
According to RVD, the Generatietuin van Nederland is a place where youth come after school to spend time with residents of a retirement home. During visits the residents and the youth garden together, eat, and simply hang out and enjoy each other’s company.
On June 18, 2013, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco arrived in Jerusalem, Israel to attend the 90th birthday celebrations for the President of Israel, Mr. Shimon Peres, and to participate in the 5th Israeli Presidential Conference Facing Tomorrow: The Human Factor in Shaping Tomorrow.
The three-day conference will focus on the:
“…special emphasis to the human factor and its role in shaping our tomorrow. We will ask whether the quality of leadership – in all realms of human activity – can make a difference. What is the desired dynamic in relationships between people and leaders in the face of powerful processes of change? To what degree can human beings really be involved in influencing their futures? We will examine what threats may lie in an individual’s tomorrow, in terms of identity, family, health, ability to find happiness, and meaning in life.”
Prior to the sovereign prince’s attendance at President Peres birthday celebrations this evening he had a chance to visit the famous Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum in Jerusalem. Whilst there Prince Albert II toured the Hall of Names as well as placed a wreath in the Hall of Remembrance.
If you are interested in learning more about the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum please visit their official website here.
On June 18, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended Day One of Royal Ascot held at the Royal Ascot Racecourse.
Prior to the beginning of the races Her Majesty led a moment of silence for the late “…horse racing trainer, Sir Henry Cecil who died last week at the aged 70…” according to ITV News.
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