On September 24, 2014, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain held a meeting with the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.
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On Sunday, September 14, 2014, Their Highnesses Hereditary Prince Hubertus and Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Corburg and Gotha baptized their daughter, Her Highness Katharina Victoria Elizabeth Cheryl of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, inside the chapel at Schloss Callenberg in Coburg, Germany. The little princess was born on April 30, 2014.
According to the newspaper, InFranken, the godparents of Princess Katharina are Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Hereditary Prince Ernst August of Hanover, Countess Katharina von Faber-Castell, Prince Konstantin of Bulgaria, and Duchess Elisabeth of Bavaria.
According to the newspaper, Copenhagen Post, the new DMRI headquarters:
“…will operate as a research and innovation centre for food of animal origin. It will focus on developing advanced methods and technologies for the efficient production of safe meat products, helping slaughterhouses to increase the quality of meat as well as their competitiveness.”
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On Monday, September 22, 2014, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco attended the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative opening plenary session held at the Sheraton New York hotel in New York City. Earlier, Prince Albert II participated in the Pristine Seas advisory board meeting.
And, finally, last Sunday the sovereign prince gave a speech during the Ocean Elders Second Annual Summit dinner, again, in New York City.
On Wednesday, September 24, 2014, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain gave a speech at the 69th United Nations General Assembly at United Nations Headquarters in New York City.
According to AFP News, this year’s “…General Assembly has highlighted the problem of global warming and how countries need to strive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”
Yesterday, His Majesty held a brief meeting with the President of the United States, Mr. Barack Obama, at the famous Waldorf Astoria hotel. The Spanish newspaper, El País, reports that discussions focused on “…politics, international conflicts, economics and culture…”
On Tuesday, September 23, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), presented the “…annual report on financial inclusion…” to the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.
Her Majesty also met with the Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Zhang Gaoli, again, at the United Nations headquarters.
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On Wednesday, September 17, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan visited the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Paris headquarters.
During her visit Her Majesty met with the UNESCO Director-General, Ms. Irina Bokova, where they discussed:
“…cooperation between UNESCO and Jordan. [Discussions also focused on] the growing role of information technologies in education. Emphasizing the growing pressures on schools because of instability in the Arab region, Queen Rania expressed the intention to focus on education via the internet.”
On September 17, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark arrived at the Nationalhistoriske Museum at Frederiksborg Slot in Hillerød to officially open the exhibition, 1814: Spillet om Danmark og Norge (1814: The drama of Denmark and Norway).
According to the official website for the Nationalhistoriske Museum this special exhibition:
“…tells the dramatic story of how Denmark lost Norway 200 years ago. In 1814, King Frederik VI was forced to give up Norway to the Swedish king, but the people of Norway acted on their own accord. They drew a new constitution and made the Danish governor, Prince Christian Frederik, king of Norway. However, Sweden had the support of powerful European countries, Sweden’s claim was honored and Christian Frederik had to abdicate.
The exhibition tells the fascinating story of Christian Frederik as chosen constitutional king and 25 years later as the last absolute king (Christian VIII) of Denmark.”
For more information about the exhibition, 1814: Spillet om Danmark og Norge, please click here.
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On Tuesday, September 16, 2014, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco attended EXPO Milano 2015: Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life in Milan, Italy.
During yesterday’s event the sovereign prince participated in a roundtable discussion held under the theme, Best Sustainable Development Practices on Food Security.
The event was held on “…the occasion of the first meeting of the International Selection Committee which was chaired by Prince Albert II of Monaco.”
According to the official website for Actiris, the company:
“…implements with its partners, adapted solutions to enable employers to recruit fitting coworkers and jobseekers to find a job that matches their skills. Our ambition is to provide tailored solutions, free and efficient tools, adapted to the specific needs of our public.
With more than 150 partners in the field, Actiris coordinates and works closely with a cloud of public and private partners in order to constitute a dynamic exchanging platform for jobseekers who can thus use a wider range of services.”
“…social project which helps those in need. [Thereafter, Her Majesty visited] three other social projects in Liège including Resto du Cœur de Liège, le Relais logement Les Prébendiers and the Sans-Logis Femmes…”
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On Tuesday, September 16, 2014, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands along with Their Royal Highnesses Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands attended the opening of the 2014 Prinsjesdag at the Ridderzaal in Den Haag.
During today’s opening of the new parliamentary year of the Staten-Generaal (Dutch Senate and House of Representatives) His Majesty delivered a speech highlighting the budget and policies of the Dutch government for the coming year.
Thereafter, Their Majesties and Their Royal Highnesses returned to Paleis Noordeinde in Den Haag to wave to the Dutch people.
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