On July 29, 2013, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Laurent and Princess Claire of Belgium along with their three children — Princess Louise, Prince Nicolas and Prince Aymeric — attended the 79th Foire Agricole de Libramont, an agricultural, forestry and agri-food fair.
On July 28, 2013, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain to attend the 15th Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) World Championships. Whilst at yesterday’s competition the sovereign prince presented medals “…during the victory ceremony of the women’s 4×100-metre freestyle relay swimming event…”
In other news, His Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Asturias attended the FINA gala dinner on Saturday, July 27, 2013, alongside legendary Olympian, Mr. Michael Phelps, and hundreds of other VIP guests.
On Monday, July 29, 2013, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias accompanied by Infanta Elena of Spain arrived at the Catedral de Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain to attend a memorial Mass for the 79 victims of last Wednesday’s horrific train crash in Santiago de Compostela.
According to CNN the driver of the train, Mr. Francisco Jose Garzon, was “…charged [on] Sunday with 79 counts of homicide by professional recklessness and an undetermined number of counts of causing injury by professional recklessness.”
The Los Angeles Times reports that the train was “…traveling twice the maximum speed allowed along the section of the track where the train derailed.”
On the morning of July 29, 2013, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall arrived in Whitstable in the county of Kent to attend the 2013 Oyster Festival. Upon their arrival the royal couple were greeted with cheers from hundreds of locals as well as representatives from the Whitstable Oyster Festival Association.
Soon, the prince and the duchess arrived at the RNLI Whitstable Lifeboat Station to celebrate RNLI’s 50th anniversary. Thereafter, the royal couple arrived in Chatham where they visited the Prince’s Trust Centre and the Historic Dockyard Chatham, and more according to the newspaper, Kent Online.