HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Inaugurates A Water Skiing Park in France. (VIDEO)

On Tuesday, July 30, 2013, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco inaugurated a new water-skiing park at the Lac de l’Arèna in Roquebrune-sur-Argens, France.

And, well, there is not much else to say except… yay.   🙂

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His Royal Highness The Duke of Rothesay Visits Tain, Scotland.

dukeofrothesayAfter his visit to the 132nd Sandringham Flower Show in the county of Norfolk His Royal Highness The Duke of Rothesay — as he is known in Scotland — flew to town of Tain in the Highlands of Scotland.

This afternoon the duke visited the Glenmorangie Distillery as well as the Highland Fine Cheeses Ltd at Blairliath Farm.

Click here for more information about today’s visit to the Glenmorangie Distillery.

TRHs The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall Visit the 132nd Sandringham Flower Show. (VIDEOS)

On the morning of July 31, 2013, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visited the 132nd Sandringham Flower Show in the county of Norfolk.

The Sandringham Flower Show, according to their official website, is:

“…one of the most prestigious horticultural events in the East of England. Now in its 132nd year, it is much more than just a Flower Show. It is a unique event offering not only the best in horticulture but also an excellent day out, filled with family entertainment.

Set in the magnificent surroundings of Sandringham Park with Sandringham House and Sandringham Church as a backdrop, this one-day show attracts around 20,000 visitors each year. From the beginning the show has been privileged to enjoy Royal patronage and traditionally our Royal Patron attends the Show.

Many of the region’s leading nurseries and horticultural specialists exhibit. In addition to these displays the show features display gardens by leading designers, around 200 trade stands (both horticultural and general), a craft marquee, main arena events, children’s entertainment and a military band.

The Royal marquees contain the competitions in vegetables, fruit, flowers and floral art, with the entries grown by local residents; there are also some open classes which anyone may enter. In the amateur’s marquee, local gardening and horticultural clubs enter a judged display competition, whilst the Horticultural Trades marquee features displays by leading nurseries.

The Gardeners’ Forum is the venue for gardening talks by top television gardeners Chris Beardshaw and Alan Mason, who are joined by Martyn Davey, Head of Horticulture & Design at Easton College, and radio gardener and allotment expert Terry Walton. The Gardeners’ Forum culminates in a Gardeners’ Questions event. 

The profits from each show are donated to local charities and since 1977 the Show Committee have donated more than £500,000 to local charities.”

For more information about today’s event as well as to watch another video and to view photos please click the links below.

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TRHs The Earl and Countess of Wessex Attend the 2013 New Forest and Hampshire County Show.

WessexOn July 31, 2013, Their Royal Highnesses The Earl and Countess of Wessex attended day two of the 2013 New Forest and Hampshire County Show which “…helps raise funds to support the New Forest Agricultural Show Society and other local and national charitable organizations…”

For more information about today’s event please click here.

TMs King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium Attend a Special Mass. (VIDEOS)

BelgiumPMOn the morning of Wednesday, July 31, 2013, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium accompanied by King Albert II and Queen Paola of Belgium, Queen Fabiola of Belgium, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Laurent and Princess Claire of Belgium, and Their Imperial and Royal Highnesses Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz of Belgium, Archduchess and Archduke of Austria-Este attended a special Mass at the Cathédrale des Saints Michel et Gudule in Brussels.

The purpose of today’s Mass was to honor and remember His Majesty the late King Baudouin of Belgium on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of his passing.

Please click the links below to watch videos as well as to view photos.

 

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Photo courtesy of Monarchie Belge

 

His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan Meets With the Emir of Kuwait.

JordanOn Wednesday, July 31, 2013, His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan arrived in Kuwait to meet with His Highness The Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.  The purpose of His Majesty’s brief visit is to discuss bilateral ties, issues concerning the Middle East and the Syrian crisis.

Prior to his trip to Kuwait, His Majesty visited the Jordanian Armed Forces headquarters where he met with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mashal Al Zaben.

According to Petra News, His Majesty was “…briefed on programs implemented by the army and issued directives regarding a number of issues of concern to the armed forces.”