On Monday, July 15, 2013, Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden participated in the presentation of the Årets Ölänning (Öland Inhabitant of the Year Award) at Solliden Slott on the island of Öland.
The award went to three-time Academy Award winner for Best Sound Editing, Mr. Per Hallberg.
On the morning of July 16, 2013, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias arrived in Marín, located in north-west Spain, to participate in the Escuela Naval Militar de Oficiales graduation ceremony. During today’s event Prince Felipe presented commissions to 86 Naval officers.
On July 16, 2013, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall arrived in Brixham in the county of Devon to “…meet with members of the local community and fishermen at the Brixham Marina…” according to Clarence House.
Afterward, the prince participated in the closing session of the workshop entitled, Fishing Into the Future, and attended a reception hosted by the International Sustainability Unit and SeaFish.
Meanwhile, The Duchess of Cornwall visited the “… West England School and College (WESC), a specialist centre for those with visual impairments in Exeter…” according to the BBC News. During her visit the lovely duchess met with staff and supporters of the WESC.
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On the morning of July 16, 2013, Her Royal Highness Princess Mathilde of Belgium arrived in town of Vosselaar to visit House of Colours.
According to the Belgian royal court the House of Colours provides:
“…activities where people from different cultural backgrounds come together and supports young people to become global citizens. The House of Colours also provides educational projects for children and other initiatives that promotes inclusion. The concept of solidarity is central to the House of Colours work.”
On Tuesday, July 16, 2013, Their Majesties King Albert II and Queen Paola of Belgium arrived at the Sénat in Brussels to participate in the unveiling of two new bronze busts of Their Majesties. The busts were created by artist and sculptor, Mr. Wilfried Pas.
After the unveiling Their Majesties along with hundreds of guests, which included members of the Belgian government, attended a reception at the Palais de Bruxelles. Whilst at the reception His Majesty was presented with a book entitled, Histoire du Palais de la Nation.