Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal Visits South Shields. (VIDEOS)

AnneOn the morning of January 22, 2014, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal arrived in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England for a one-day visit.

Today, the princess officially opened the Marsden Road and Wellbeing Health Center, visited the M. I. Dickson Butchery where she along with others celebrated its 60th anniversary, and opened the Mission to Seafarers “…newly refurbished Holborn House premises…” according to the newspaper, Shields Gazette.

To watch videos as well as to view photos from today’s visit to South Shields please click the links below.

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Their Majesties King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain Hold an Audience.

spainOn Wednesday, January 22, 2014, Their Majesties King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain held an audience with the President of Colombia, Mr. Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, and his wife, First Lady María Clemencia Rodríguez Múnera, at Palacio de la Zarzuela in Madrid.

Photo courtesy of Casa Real

Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex Opens the New Livity School Building.

WESSEXOn January 22, 2014, Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex officially opened the new Livity School building in Steatham, London.  According to the official website for Livity the school is:

“…for children with complex needs which was created in September 2001 as part of Lambeth’s Special Needs Strategy. ‘Livity’ is a new word which essentially means ‘Living Life Positively. 

The school aims to help all pupils to build self-esteem and confidence thus promoting their maximum achievement. This will enable them to gain the skills necessary to learn and to develop their full potential in all areas of the curriculum.”

 

TRHs Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias Attend the Opening of the 34th Edition of the Feria Internacional de Turismo. (VIDEO)

On January 22, 2014, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias attended the opening of the 34th Edition of the Feria Internacional de Turismo (FITUR) at the Parque Ferial Juan Carlos I in Madrid.

The FITUR is a “…global meeting point for tourism professionals and the leading trade fair for inbound and outbound Ibero-American markets.”

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News Regarding TMs King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium. (VIDEOS)

Their Majesties at the 2014 Crystal Awards

On Tuesday, January 21, 2014, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium arrived Davos, Switzerland, to attend the 44th Edition of the World Economic Forum.   

Yesterday, Their Majesties attended the WEF’s Crystal Awards ceremony which “…honors artists whose important contributions are improving the state of the world.” 

This morning Their Majesties arrived at the Berufsfachschule Davos where they visited Refugee Run a:

“…powerful simulation to experience refugees’ daily struggle for survival, hosted by the Crossroads Foundation, and designed by refugees, internally displaced persons and NGOs. After the simulation, refugees, field workers and others will discuss the options for engagement with participants, with a special focus on Syria.”

Thereafter, Their Majesties attended several sessions during the World Economic Forum including Is Europe Back?  If you are interested in watching the session please click here.

His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Visits the Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt. (VIDEO)

willOn Wednesday, January 22, 2014, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands arrived at the Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt in Utrecht to attend the ceremonial minting of the new Dutch Euro coins.

According to RVD, the “…design of the new euro coins was made by the Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf.  On January 23 the new coins will be put into circulation in the Dutch payment services…” 

To watch a video as well as to view photos please click the links below.

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Photo courtesy of RVD/HKH

Prince Albert II of Monaco Participates in a Symposium in Paris, France. (VIDEO)

Recently, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco visited the Institut Historique Allemand (aka Deutsches Historisches Institut) in Paris to participate in a symposium “…on the defenders of peace for the celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the First World War and which also honored the late Prince Albert I of Monaco…” 

During the symposium the sovereign prince spoke about his late great-grandfather “…a scientist, humanist, and a pacifist who created the Institut International de la Paix in Monaco…”

Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco Attend the Sixth Day of the 38th Festival International du Cirque de Monte-Carlo.

MonacoOn the evening of January 21, 2014, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco accompanied by Her Serene Highness Princess Stephanie of Monaco and her daughter, Miss Pauline Ducruet, arrived at the Chapiteau de Fontvieille to attend the sixth day of the 38th Festival International du Cirque de Monte-Carlo.

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