His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Opens the Paleis van Justitie. (VIDEOS)

WAOn Thursday, September 19, 2013, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands arrived in the IJdok in Amsterdam to officially open the new Paleis van Justitie (Palace of Justice).

According to RVD, the Paleis van Justitie “…consists of two connected buildings which houses the Amsterdam Court and the Public Prosecutor.”

Please click here and here to view photos as well as to watch a video news report.

Another video  from today’s opening.


Photo courtesy of RVD/HKH

Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium Participates in a Conference in New York City. (VIDEOS)

MathildeOn Thursday, September 19, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium participated in day two of the United Nations Global Compact Leaders Summit 2013: Architects for a Better World, conference in New York City.  According to the Belgian royal court, the conference is:

“…chaired by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.  The United Nations Global Compact Leaders Summit brings together chief executives with leaders from civil society, government and the United Nations to unveil a new global architecture for corporate sustainability.  The summit will set the stage for business to shape and advance the post-2015 development agenda. It will put forward a framework for business to contribute to global priorities, such as climate change, water, food, women’s empowerment, children’s rights, decent jobs and education at unprecedented levels.”

Yesterday, Her Majesty participated in a roundtable discussion under the theme, Children’s Rights are Everyone’s Business, organized by UNICEF and the Global Compact Network Belgium.

Please click here and here to watch a videos.

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Photo courtesy of Monarchie Belge

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Visits Dolceacqua, Italy. Plus, Other News. (VIDEO)

On Tuesday, September 17, 2013, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco visited Dolceacqua, Italy for the day. The sovereign prince was welcomed the lovely town by the mayor, Mr. Fulvio Gazzola, as well as other local officials.  During his visit the sovereign prince visited Castello dei Doria and Sant Antonio church, attended a luncheon held in his honor and much more.

palais princierYesterday, Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene arrived at the Wendover Airfield in Utah where they attended the “…presentation of Venturi’s new electric vehicle, VBB-3.  Venturi is a Monaco-based automotive manufacturer…”

To learn more about the VBB-3 please visit Venturi’s official website here.

Photo courtesy of the Palais Princier