On September 23, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan gave an important speech during the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) meeting, Education Cannot Wait, held at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. The meeting “…called for global action on education in crisis-affected areas around the world…” according to UN.org.
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His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco attended a gala dinner held at the Missouri Botanical Garden in lovely St. Louis, Missouri on September 22, 2013.
During last Sunday’s dinner the sovereign prince was awarded the 2013 World Ecology Award from the Whitney R. Harris World Ecology Center at the University of Missouri, St. Louis, for his dedication and support of “…environmental and conservation issues…”
Congrats to the prince!
Photo courtesy of the Palais Princier
On Tuesday, September 24, 2013, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium arrived in city of Hasselt in the province of Limburg for a one-day visit.
Upon their arrival to the city Their Majesties were greeted with cheers from thousands of people who were thrilled to see their new king and queen. After receiving various local government officials including the provincial governor, Mr. Herman Reynders, Their Majesties attended a reception held in their honor, signed the Livre d’Or, completed a walkabout to meet the people, and generally had a fabulous time. 🙂
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On Monday, September 23, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain arrived at the Hotel Meliá Castilla in Madrid to preside over the inauguration of the Congreso Internacional de Investigación e Innovación en Enfermedades Neurodegenerativas (CIIIEN).
And, finally, His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain was admitted to the Hospital Universitario Quirón in Madrid this afternoon for yet another operation on his left hip. The reason for the surgery: The old king developed an infection on is artificial left hip, which was originally operated on November 23, 2012, and will be replaced with a new one.
Well, this is unfortunate. According to the Hollywood Reporter journalist, Mr. Scott Feinberg, it seems that the controversial film, Grace of Monaco, directed by Mr. Olivier Dahan and starring Ms. Nicole Kidman, will not be released on November 27, 2013. Instead, the Weinstein Company — the film’s distributors — have decided to push the release date back until the spring of 2014.
Yeah, that’s not a good sign. If you saw the trailer, which was released last week, you know that it was simply…horrible.
Anyway, so why is Grace of Monaco being delayed? The excuse: “The Weinstein Company has decided the film needs more time to be completed [which will be] positioned more as a commercial entry than an awards play [Oscars]…”
Basically, they are re-cutting the film perhaps to make it more, oh I don’t know, more historically accurate and/or mildly interesting! If that is the case hopefully the re-edited version of Grace of Monaco shall please His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco and other members of the Princely family because as of now they are not exactly happy campers regarding the film.