News Regarding TMs King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway. (VIDEO)

Norway1On the morning of October 8, 2013, His Majesty King Harald V of Norway arrived in Notodden in Telemark county to celebrate the town’s 100th anniversary.

Click here to watch a video and here to view photos.

Meanwhile, Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway opened Quo Vadis new adult education and training center for immigrant men and women in Trondheimsveien in Oslo.

Photo courtesy of Kongehuset

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Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco in Paris… Again.

charleneOn the evening of October 8, 2013, Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco arrived at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris to attend Ralph Lauren’s 2013 Fall/Winter Ready-to-Wear collection.

Thereafter, the lovely princess along with hundreds of guests attended a glamorous dinner in the courtyard of the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts.

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Click here for more information about this evening’s event from Women’s Wear Daily.

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal Opens the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic at the University of Edinburgh. (VIDEOS)

AnneOn Tuesday, October 8, 2013, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal arrived at the University of Edinburgh to officially open the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic.

According to the Edinburgh Evening News and the BBC News the clinic was “…established with a £10 million donation from JK Rowling and is named after the author’s mother who had the disease and died at the age of 45.”

For more information about today’s opening as well as to watch a video news report please click the links below.

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HRH Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands Attends the Opening of a New Exhibition at the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden.

Queen Beatrix 2012On October 8, 2013, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands along with Her Royal Highness Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan of Jordan visited the special exhibition, Petra: Wonder in de Woestijn, at the Rijksmuseum van Ouheden in Leiden.

According to the official website for the Rijksmuseum van Ouheden the exhibition displays:

“…150 archaeological and architectonic highlights from Petra, showing you the most stunning locations in the city. The exhibition’s displays exude the atmosphere of the awe-inspiring ruins and the desert to introduce visitors to the Nabataeans and their architecture, culture, art and religion. Never before have so many objects from Petra been on display in The Netherlands.”

Petra: Wonder in de Woestijn will be open to the public on October 9 – March 14, 2014.  For more information please visit the official website for the Rijksmuseum van Ouheden here.

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Photo courtesy of RVD/HKH

Royals From Sweden, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands Attend the IPC Honorary Board Meeting in Brussels.

Crown Princess Victoria of SwedenOn October 8, 2013, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Her Royal Highness Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg,  Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, and Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid of Belgium, as host, attended International Paralympic Committee Honorary Board meeting held at the Palais Royal in Brussels.

According to the official website for the IPC, the royal ladies and other attendees were:

“…updated on the growth of the Paralympic Movement over the last two years and received further insight into the activities that surrounded the London 2012 Paralympic Games, as well those for future Paralympics.

Members were [also] informed about the IPC’s vision in the lead-up to the Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016 Games, as well as the Agitos Foundation, which is the IPC’s new development arm.”

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Photo courtesy of Kungahuset

HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark Visits Lithuania. (VIDEO)

On Tuesday, October 8, 2013, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark accompanied by the Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Building, Mr. Martin Lidegaard, arrived in Vilnius, Lithuania for a three-day “…Danish trade campaign…”

According to the Danish royal court during his visit the future king of Denmark and Mr. Lidegaard will:

“…participate in a number of business-oriented and cultural events with the aim of focusing on Denmark and promoting Danish commercial interests in Lithuania. The program focuses on the energy and food products sectors as well as information and communications technology. Together with Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaite, The Crown Prince opens a Business Forum and takes part in the opening of “Danish Days”, which will be held in the shopping centre “Panorama” in continuation of the trade campaign. The participating companies from Denmark will meet relevant partners from Lithuania at the Business Forum and at seminars and B2B meetings.”

Anyway, Lithuanian President, Dalia Grybauskaite, warmly welcomed Crown Prince Frederik this afternoon as he arrived at the Presidential Palace in Vilnius.  After a formal handshake and a quick photo-op for the press the crown prince and President Grybauskaite held a brief meeting.  Thereafter, Crown Prince Frederik and Mr. Lidegaard visited Bang & Olufsen, a Danish company that produces a bunch of really cool multimedia stuff (i.e. televisions, speakers, phones, etc, etc, etc).

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His Royal Highness Prince Laurent of Belgium Attends a Film Festival in Ghent.

prins_laurent_van_belgic3ab3On the evening of October 8, 2013, His Royal Highness Prince Laurent of Belgium attended the opening of the 40th Edition of the Flanders International Film Festival Ghent (also known as Film Fest Gent).

According to the official website for the festival the theme of this year’s event  is “…American independent cinema, [there will also be] a large-scale Martin Scorsese exhibition…” and much more.

To learn more about the Flanders International Film Festival Ghent please click here.

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His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Visits Gluren bij de Buren. (VIDEOS)

WAOn October 8, 2013, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands arrived in Oosterwolde to visit the initiative, Gluren bij de Buren.  According to RVD Gluren bij de Buren is:

“…a collaboration between a nursing home and the school next door.  The residents of the nursing home and the students from the school would come together each day to participate in joint activities. These activities would take place in the nursing home, the school, and the adjacent vegetable garden and greenhouse.

In May 2013, Gluren bij de Buren won the Grote Appeltje van Oranje of the Oranje Fonds.”

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HRH The Duke of Edinburgh Visits a Care Center in Aylsham. (VIDEOS)

On Tuesday, October 8, 2013, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh arrived in Aylsham in north Norfolk to visit St. Michael’s Care Complex.  The center provides “…nursing, residential and dementia care for the older people of Aylsham…” according to the official website for St. Michael’s.

For more information about today’s visit please click the links below:

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