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On the evening of Thursday, October 17, 2013, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco attended the 2nd Edition of the Gala de Berne in Bern, Switzerland.
Roughly 400 guests attended last evening’s event which honored the awesome sovereign prince for his lifelong dedication and commitment to protecting as well as preserving the environment (land and marine).
On October 17, 2013, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia attended the opening of the special exhibition, The Image of the Russian Spirituality in the Royal Palace, at the royal palace in Belgrade.
This afternoon Crown Princess Katherine delivered donations of clothing, blankets, and toys to a shelter “…provided by the Lifeline Chicago Humanitarian Organization whose patron is HRH Crown Princess Katherine…” Please click here for more information.
Photo courtesy of Zimbio
On the afternoon of October 18, 2013, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh arrived at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich to participate in the “…renaming ceremony for the City of Adelaide Chipper Ship…” according to the British royal court.
For more information about today’s ceremony please click here.
Upon their arrival Their Majesties were greeted with loud cheers and applause from roughly 5,000 people according to various sources. As usual local government officials were waiting for their new king and queen to arrive at the provincial palace including the mayor of Arlon, Mr. Magnus Vincent as well as the governor of the province of Arlon, Mr. Bernard Caprasse to name a few.
After a lovely reception, held in their honor at the provincial palace, Their Majesties attended a working luncheon with the local government officials, and then participated in an hour walkabout in the city. Later in the afternoon, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde visited the campus of the Université de Liège in Arlon.
And, that’s it. 🙂
Please click the links below to watch videos as well as to view photos from today’s visit to lovely Arlon.
Cheesiest trailer ever.
The controversial film, Grace of Monaco, hasn’t been released yet, and already there is drama between the director and the film’s U.S. distributors. Last month the Weinstein Company — the U.S. distributors — released the trailer for film, and to be honest with you… it sucked. Big time.
Apparently, the film’s director, Mr. Olivier Dahan, is whining to the French press stating that he had absolutely nothing to do with the cheesy trailer (which looked like a bad Chanel No.5 advertisement) nor the re-editing of the film.
When a journalist from the French newspaper, Liberation, asked about how he felt when he heard the news that the Grace of Monaco release date was pushed back until the spring of 2014, Mr. Dahan gave a flippant reply:
“…I don’t care. They can release it when they want. It’s right to struggle, but when you confront an American distributor like Weinstein, without naming names, there is not much you can do.”
Um, yeah, just a little advice to you, Mr. Dahan, if you want your career to last don’t mess with Harvey. No, really. Don’t. Just go with it and pretend everything is sunshine and daisies.
According to a press release from the Stedelijk Museum the exhibition is:
“…the largest survey in twenty years devoted to the work of the Russian avant-garde pioneer Kazimir Malevich (1878–1935).
The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam holds the largest collection of Malevich’s work outside of Russia, which was the subject of a large-scale exhibition at the museum in 1989.
Kazimir Malevich and the Russian Avant-Garde is a tribute to the artist and his contemporaries, as well as the culmination of 2013 as the year celebrating Dutch–Russian relations in the Netherlands.”
The exhibition will be open to the public on October 19, 2013 – February 2, 2014. For more information about Kazimir Malevich and the Russian Avant-Garde please click here.
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Photo courtesy of RVD/HKH
On October 18, 2013, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge arrived at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London to visit the SportsAid Athlete Workshop.
According to Kensington Palace, the fantastic duchess is:
“…Patron of SportsAid, which gives young athletes a financial boost and other practical help at the start of their careers. It helped 20 of the 29 Olympic gold medallists from London 2012 and 27 of the 34 Paralympic gold winners.”
For more information about today’s event as well as to view photos please click the links below.
On Friday, October 18, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace for “…Youth, Education and the Commonwealth…” according to the British royal court. One of the guests invited to this afternoon’s reception was the amazing Miss Malala Yousafzai.
During last week’s (October 9) Philhellenes Fundraising Gala held at the Mondrian Hotel in West Hollywood, California, Her Royal Highness Princess Theodora of Greece spoke with journalist, Mr. Anastasios Papapostolou, about her reasons for becoming an actress.
Click the link below to watch the interview.
Photo via IMDB