News Regarding His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway. (VIDEO)

cphaaOn November 6, 2013, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway attended the Pøbelseminaret (Rabble Seminar) in Arendal.

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The hottest crown prince in the universe also participated in the 2013 Virkekonferansen (it’s a conference) in Oslo.  During the event the future king of Norway “…spoke about leadership and his commitment to youth leadership…”

Photo courtesy of Kongehuset Norway

His Royal Highness Prince Daniel of Sweden Attends the Anders Wall Lecture in Entrepreneurship. (VIDEO)

danielOn November 6, 2013, His Royal Highness Prince Daniel of Sweden arrived at Uppsala Universitet to attend the 10th anniversary of the Anders Wall Lecture in Entrepreneurship.

According to the website Anders Wall Stiftelse the purpose of the lecture is:

“…to stimulate entrepreneurship among students, researchers and teachers within Uppsala University’s various faculties. During the afternoon Uppsala students get together with business representatives and special guests where they will have the opportunity to listen to some of the most successful entrepreneurs and business leaders.”

During today’s event Prince Daniel presented the Anders Wall scholarship to Ms. Kajsa Asplund.

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Photo courtesy of Kungahuset

His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Presides Over the 2013 Erasmusprijs.

WAKingOn November 6, 2013, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands accompanied by Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands presided over the 2013 Erasmusprijs held at the Koninklijk Paleis in Amsterdam.

During today’s ceremony His Majesty, as patron of the Stichting Praemium Erasmianum, presented this prestigious award to Mr. Jürgen Habermas.

Per the official website for the Stichting Praemium Erasmianum: 

“The theme of the Erasmus Prize this year is ‘the future of democracy’. For over 50 years, Jürgen Habermas has been one of the leading thinkers in the fields of sociology, philosophy and politics.  

Central in his thinking is democracy and the commitment of the citizens. He is sharp and critical in his political analysis, but at the same time optimistic about the future of a democratic Europe. He beliefs in the debate, in ratio as the source of politics and in the equality of man. With his humanistic views and commitment to the future of Europe he embodies the Erasmian values the Praemium Erasmianum Foundation holds so dear.

Jürgen Habermas is author of a vast body of work, in which he emphasizes the importance of dialogue, democracy and human dignity. Among his most important books are ‘Zur Strukturwandel der Oeffentlichkeit’(1962) and ‘Theorie des kommunikativen Handelns’ (1981). The present political and financial-economic crisis and the destiny of Europe are subject of his recent essay ‘Zur Verfassung Europas’ (2011).”

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Photo courtesy of RVD/HKH

TMs King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium Tour Brussels. (VIDEOS)

belgiumOn Wednesday, November 6, 2013, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium toured the city of Brussels as part of their “…Joyous Entry presenting themselves to the public in the different provincial capitals…” throughout Belgium.

Their Majesties first stop was a visit to the Parlement de la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale (Parliament of the Brussels-Capital Region) where they were warmly welcomed by various government officials including the president of the Parlement de la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, Ms. Françoise Dupuis.

Soon, Their Majesties arrived at the City Hall to attend a reception with the mayor of Brussels, Mr.Freddy Thielemans, and other local officials.  After signing the Livre d’Or and the exchanging of gifts King Philippe and Queen Mathilde participated in a working luncheon with government officials and several Belgian businessmen.

An hour and a half later Their Majesties appeared on the balcony at the City Hall to wave to the crowds.  Thereafter, the reigning couple completed a walkabout along the Grand-Place where they mingled with hundreds of happy locals and a few grumpy Flemish Nationalists.

And, that’s it.   🙂  To watch videos as well as to view photos from today’s event please click the links below.

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