On September 25, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias and Her Royal Highness Infanta Cristina of Spain arrived, separately, at the Hospital Universitario Quirón in Madrid to visit His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain who is recovering from hip surgery.
On September 25, 2013, Her Royal Highness Princess Marie of Denmark accompanied by the Danish Minister of Education, Mr. Morten Østergaard and the President of the Council of Technology and Innovation, Ms. Conni Simonsen, arrived at Grev Moltkes Palace in Copenhagen to present the 2013 Innovation Storm Prizes to five Danish companies.
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During their meeting, His Majesty presented the Grand Croix de l’Ordre de la Couronne to Mr. Rogge who was the former President of the International Olympic Committee.
This evening King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium attended a concert at theNotre-Dame de la Cambre in Ixelles in tribute to the “…20 year reign of King Albert II of Belgium and in memory of the late King Baudouin of Belgium organized by the Association de la Noblesse du Royaume de Belgique…” according to the Belgian royal court.
Her Royal Highness Princess Letizia of Asturias held an audience this afternoon at Palacio de la Zarzuela for participants from the international youth program, My Europe. The program permits participants to engage in lectures and conversations with prominent European leaders from the areas of business and politics.
Thereafter, the princess accompanied by His Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Asturias arrived at the Hospital Universitario Quirón in Madrid to visit His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain. The old king is recovering from hip surgery.
On the evening of September 23, 2013, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco arrived at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City to attend a reception hosted by President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for visiting Heads of State and Government participating in the United Nations 68th General Assembly Session.
Last evening, Their Serene Highnesses hosted a lovely dinner in New York City in honor of the Principality of Monaco’s admittance to the United Nations. Guests at the dinner included the President of Palau, Thomas Remengesau, Jr., the Prime Minister of Samoa, Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi, and the President of Kiribati, Anote Tong, to name a few.
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Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, accompanied by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, had the pleasure of naming A.P. Møller-Mærsk’s new container ship this morning at Langelinie in Copenhagen. The new container ship was christened the Majestic Mærsk.
According to the Danish royal court the Majestic Mærsk will “…sail between Europe and Asia carrying various agricultural goods…”
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On Tuesday, September 24, 2013, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco arrived at the United Nations headquarters in New York City to deliver an important speech during the general debate of the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
In his speech, the sovereign prince “…called for increased resources for the United Nations office that coordinates international relief for humanitarian emergencies…” according to the official website for the United Nations.
While the sovereign prince was delivering his speech Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco attended a lovely luncheon at the Studio Museum in Harlem, NYC, hosted by the amazing First Lady Michelle Obama, for “…the spouses of chiefs of state and heads of government…” according to the New York Times.