On December 2, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark arrived at the Vor Frue Kirke in Copenhagen to attend a memorial service for the late Nelson Mandela.
The former South African President and Nobel Peace Prize winner passed away on December 5, 2013, from a respiratory tract infection at his home in Houghton, Johannesburg, South Africa at the age of 95.
On Thursday, December 12, 2013, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales participated in the Accounting for Sustainability (A4S) Forum held at St James’s Palace in London.
According to the official website for A4S the project was:
“…set up by HRH The Prince of Wales in 2004 ‘To help ensure that sustainability – considering what we do not only in terms of ourselves and today, but also of others and tomorrow – is not just talked and worried about, but becomes embedded in organizations’ “DNA”.”
On December 12, 2013, His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium participated in a meeting at the Palais de Bruxelles with the CEO of Unie van Zelfstandige Ondernemersthe (UNIZO), Mr. Karel Van Eetvelt, the President of the Farmers’ Union, Mr. Piet Van Themsche, the CEO of the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium, Mr. Pieter Timmermans, and the President of the Union des Classes Moyennes (UCM), Mr. Philippe Godfroid.
During the meeting discussions focused on “…employment and training for young people…” according to the Belgian royal court.
On the morning of December 12, 2013, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway arrived at the Ørland Hovedflystasjon (Main Air Base) to meet with the soldiers and generals of the Luftforsvaret (Royal Norwegian Air Force).
Thereafter the crown prince visited the Luftkrigsskolen (Royal Norwegian Air Force Academy) in Trondheim.
On December 12, 2013, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, “…as Patron of the National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux, opened the Chantry House Community Hub…” according to the British royal court.
The princess also “…attended the Prince William of Gloucester Barracks in Grantham to celebrate the Woodland Trust’s Jubilee Woods Project…” according to the newspaper, Grantham Journal.