On September 5, 2013, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark arrived at the Kastellet in Copenhagen to participate in Flagdagens and a wreath laying ceremony in honor of Danish soldiers according to the Danish royal court. Afterward, the royal couple attended a memorial service at Holmens Kirke.
On September 5, 2013, Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex arrived at the Fulbourn Hospital, Cambridge to officially open the Chitra Sethia Adult Autism Centre. The countess also visited the Royal Air Force Wittering in Peterborough to present various Operational Medals as well as to open a new community center.
On the evening of September 5, 2013, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands attended the opening of the 18th Edition of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Gergiev Festival in De Doelen in Rotterdam, and to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Mr. Valery Gergiev’s debut with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.
According to RVD, the three-day festival will play various works by three Russian composers: Mr. Sergei Prokofiev, Mr. Igor Stravinsky and Mr. Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky.
For more information about the Rotterdam Philharmonic Gergiev Festival please click here.
Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden welcomed President Barack Obama to the royal palace in Stockholm this morning. After their meeting President Obama boarded Air Force One to travel to St. Petersburg, Russia to attend the G-20 Summit.
On Thursday, September 5, 2013, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands arrived at the Paleis Het Loo in Apeldoorn where His Majesty was presented with the first copy of the book, Droomboek.
The aim of the book is to “…inspire each other and the new king. The Nationaal Comité Inhuldiging asked everyone [the Dutch people], young and old, to share their dreams for the future of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.”
Thereafter, Their Majesties opened the new outdoor exhibition entitled, Dromen op Paleis Het Loo: Wandel Door de Dromen Voor de Koning, at the Paleis Het Loo. According to the Nationaal Comité Inhuldiging visitors who wish to view this special exhibition will walk:
“…along the avenue that leads from the royal stables to the palace. Towering arches with flags display a selection of the poems from the Droomboek. Visitors can stroll under the arches and admire over 120 dreams from the book, expressed in wishes, poems, drawings and paintings.”
For more information about Droomboek as well as the outdoor exhibition, Dromen op Paleis Het Loo: Wandel Door de Dromen Voor de Koning, please click here.