On Thursday, October 2, 2014, Their Majesties King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway accompanied by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway attended the opening of the 159th Session of Storting (Parliament) in Oslo.
On October 2, 2014, His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium held a meeting with the former Prime Minister of Norway and current North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary-General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, at the Palais Royal in Brussels.
On Thursday, October 2, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium arrived at the Palais des Beaux-Arts (BOZAR) in Brussels to view the exhibition, Sensation et Sensualité: Rubens et son Héritage (Sensation and Sensuality: Rubens and his Legacy).
According to the official website for the Palais des Beaux-Arts the exhibition:
“…in collaboration with the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp and the Royal Academy of Arts in London you can rediscover the work of this indomitable genius [Peter Paul Rubens] that has withstood the test of time as well as that of his heirs. You can also see canvases by Van Dyck, Watteau, Delacroix, Manet and Kokoschka as well as engravings by Rembrandt and Picasso.”
On Thursday, October 2, 2014, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended the funeral of Deborah, The Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, at St Peter’s Church at Edensor on the Chatsworth estate in Derbyshire, England.
The late Dowager Duchess of Devonshire passed away on September 24, 2014, at the age of 94.
And, finally, last year I posted the Frick Collection interview with the late Dowager Duchess of Devonshire entitled, The Effervescent Life of Deborah, The Dowager Duchess of Devonshire. Click here to watch the fascinating 57 minute interview.