Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway Opens an Exhibition in London.

Queen SonjaOn November 14, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway arrived at the Kings Place Gallery in London, England, to open the exhibition, Ørnulf Opdahl Paintings and Prints.  

For more information about the exhibition please click here.

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Photo courtesy of Kongehuset Norway

News Regarding Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal. (VIDEOS)

Princess Anne, Princess RoyalOn Tuesday, November 12, 2013, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal travelled to Northern Ireland to attend the “…College of Occupational Therapists workshop in Jordanstown to mark the 40th anniversary of occupational therapy education at the University of Ulster…” according to the Belfast Telegraph.  The princess also opened a “…new gym facility in Bangor…”

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Please click herehere, and here to read more about Tuesday’s activities.

And, finally, The Princess Royal has shocked the British public when she claimed that consuming Horsemeat — yes, horsemeat — “…might improve animal welfare.” 

Gross.

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New Portrait of the Danish Royal Family Shocks Royal Watchers. (VIDEO)

drf-coaOn Friday, November 15, 2013, Danish artist, Mr. Thomas Kluge, unveiled a new portrait of the Danish royal family entitled, Kongehuset, in connection with the opening of the exhibition, Thomas Kluge: Royal Portraits, at the Amalienborgmuseet in Copenhagen.

The unusual and dare I say incredibly dark portrait has shocked many royal watchers on Twitter.  A majority believe that Mr. Kluge’s painting is extremely unflattering and some say that it’s downright scary.  “Controversial neorealism artist Thomas Kluge’s portrait of the Danish royal family reminds me of the Addams Family…”  said a Danish man on Twitter. “That’s awful!”  said another.

Well, you be the judge.

Click here to view photos of the painting.  If you are interested click here to watch a video interview with Mr. Kluge about the portrait.  Please click here to read an article about the portrait (in English).

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway’s Surgery a Success.

norway1Good news!  According to Communications Director for the Norwegian royal court, Ms. Marianne Hagen, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit’s surgery “…on her neck to remove a herniated disc and alleviate pressure on the nerves…” was a success.

The surgery took place this morning at the Rikshospitalet in Oslo.  The crown princess will remain under observation for a few days before being released from the hospital.

 

Photo courtesy of Kongehuset Norway

 

TRHs The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall Visit Sri Lanka. (VIDEOS)

On November 15, 2013, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended the opening of the 2013 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting held at the Lotus Theatre in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

After the opening, The Duchess of Cornwall visited the Colombo Public Library where she met with staff “…to find out how they work to promote literacy in Sri Lanka…” according to Clarence House.

Meanwhile, The Prince of Wales visited the Sri Lanka National Museum and hosted a “…reception for Commonwealth business leaders and a luncheon for new Commonwealth Heads of Government.”

In the evening, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall hosted a gala dinner at the Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel for the Commonwealth Heads of Government.

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Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco Attend the 2013 MONAA Charity Gala Dinner.

MonacoOn the evening of November 15, 2013, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco arrived at the Salle des Étoiles at the Sporting de Monte-Carlo to attend the 2013 Monaco Against Autism Charity Gala Dinner.  The lovely princess is Honorary President of MONAA.

During this evening’s event there was an auction sale by Sotheby’s as well as a musical performance by the band, Earth, Wind and Fire.

The King and Queen of the Netherlands Visit St. Eustatius. (VIDEOS)

KingWAOn November 15, 2013, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands arrived on the small island of St. Eustatius for a one-day tour.

The day began with a reception held in their honor at the F.D. Roosevelt Airport where they met with local officials and dignitaries.  Then, Their Majesties attended a Science Fair with “…presentations by children from five schools…” according to RVD.

In the afternoon, Their Majesties attended a gala luncheon hosted by the island’s government officials.  Soon, the reigning couple arrived at Hazel’s Plantation where they met with staff and were given a tour of the facility.

Thereafter, Their Majesties visited the St. Eustatius Historical Foundation Museum where they viewed an exhibition and attended a cultural festival held at Wilhelmina Park.

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Click the link below to watch another video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFJbv0sZJRs

Photo courtesy of RVD/HKH