Well, it sure was quite a busy day for Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal.
Today, the princess visited the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead, West Sussex where she “…opened the Paediatric Ward and Operating Theatres…” according to the British royal court.
The Princess Royal also visited the Royal Marines School of Music, the Block Mills as well as opened the Portsmouth Citizens Advice Bureau in, well, Portsmouth.
For more information about today’s activities please click the links below.
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On October 14, 2013, Empress Farah Pahlavi celebrated her 75th birthday. Her son, Reza Pahlavi, was kind enough to share private photos of the beautiful empress celebrating her special day with family and friends. 🙂
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On October 17, 2013, His Majesty King Harald V of Norway visited the Osloungdommens Motorsenter in Hvervenbukta in Oslo.
The center is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year.
And, that’s it. 🙂
Click here to watch a video news report from NRK.
Photo courtesy of Kongehuset Norway
On October 17, 2013, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden attended the World’s Children’s Prize Award Ceremony at Gripsholms Slott.
The winner of the World’s Children’s Prize for the Rights of the Child went to Mr. James Kofi Annan.
Photo courtesy of Kungahuset/M.Edwall
On the evening of October 17, 2013, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses Prince Laurent and Princess Claire and Their Imperial and Royal Highnesses Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz attended a lovely concert held at the Palais de Bruxelles.
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On the morning of October 17, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium accompanied by the Minster-President of Flanders, Mr. Kris Peeters, attended, Fashion Talks: Get inspired in Antwerp.
According to the official site for today’s event, Fashion Talks is “…the first major international fashion conference in Belgium.”
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Click here to watch a video news report.
On the morning of October 17, 2013, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands arrived in Den Haag to officially open the new building of the Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken and Koninkrijksrelaties and the Ministerie van Veiligheid en Justitie (Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations and the Ministry of Security and Justice).
Thereafter, His Majesty arrived at the Special Collections Department at the Universiteit van Amsterdam to open the special exhibition, Atlas der Neederlanden: De Dageraad van het Koninkrijk.
According to RVD the Atlas, “…consists of nine parts and contains 618 maps of the Netherlands from the seventeenth to the early nineteenth century.”
Atlas der Neederlanden: De Dageraad van het Koninkrijk will be open to the public on October 18, 2013 – January 19, 2014. If you are interested in learning more about the restoration of the Atlas please click here (in English).
Click here to watch a video from NOS about the Atlas.
Photo courtesy of RVD/HKH
On the evening of October 16, 2013, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco arrived at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel in Monaco to attend the 2013 Golden Foot Award, a “…prestigious international award given to the career of a football player over the age of twenty eight.”
The winner of the 2013 Golden Foot Award went to Mr. Didier Drogba.
Please click here and/or here to view photos.
Recently, Miss Carina Axelsson — longtime partner of His Serene Highness Prince Gustav of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg — attended the 2013 Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany.
Anyway, on her blog Miss Axelsson finally announced the UK and US release dates for her highly anticipated new novel, Model Under Cover: A Crime Of Fashion.
For further information about the novel and the release dates please click here and here.
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On the morning of October 17, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands officially opened the new Isala Ziekenhuis (hospital) in Zwolle.
During today’s opening Her Majesty was given a tour of the new hospital — including the Amalia Kindercentrum — and met with staff as well as patients.
Click the links below to view photos as well as to watch a videos.
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On October 17, 2013, His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales arrived at the Imperial College in London to officially open the Royal British Legion Centre for Blast Injury Studies.
According to the official website for Imperial College the new center is:
“…the first collaboration of its kind in the United Kingdom, where civilian engineers and scientists work alongside military doctors, supported by charitable funding to reduce the effects of roadside bombs and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).”
For more information about the Royal British Legion Centre for Blast Injury Studies please click here.
Click here to watch a video.
And, finally, Prince Harry also participated in a “…coaching session as part of the Rugby Football Union’s All Schools programme at Twickenham Stadium in London…” according to Clarence House.
For more information about today’s event at Twickenham as well as to view photos please click here, here, and here.
On Thursday, October 17, 2013, His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge participated in his first investiture “…on behalf of The Queen…” at Buckingham Palace in London.
According to Kensington Palace, during this afternoon’s special event the duke presented “…Wimbledon champion Andy Murray [with the] Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) medal.”
For more information about today’s investiture at Buckingham Palace please click the links below.
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