On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales arrived at Somerset House in London, England to view the photo exhibition, Wounded: The Legacy of War. The powerful images were photographed by Canadian singer, songwriter, and photographer, Mr. Bryan Adams.
According to the official website for Somerset House the exhibition showcases:
“…British servicemen and women who have suffered life-changing injuries on military duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Featuring over 30 portraits on public display for the first time in the UK, the startling series honors the war heroes of today and highlights the plight of wounded personnel.
The intimate portraits are striking and unsettling, since they do not shy away from the atrocities and aftermath of war. In them, the inspiring individuals show the same spirit of resolve, courageousness and camaraderie in civilian life as in service. Their searingly honest and heartfelt stories will share the wall space with their pictures to provide insights into the personal paths of conflict to recovery.”
Wounded: The Legacy of War will officially open on November 12, 2014 – January 25, 2015.
On November 11, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan presided over Queen Rania Foundation and Development (QRF) board meeting in Amman.
According to Petra News, today’s meeting focused on:
“…a potential early childhood development project which the QRF will discuss with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Social Development.The program aims to improve the level of services provided to children and infants in nurseries at public schools and organizations as well asbuild a number of partnerships with institutesthat work in the same field.
The meeting also discussed the latest developments of EDRAAK, a massive online course (MOOC) platform, that was launched by Queen Rania last May.Since its launch EDRAAK has hit more than 110,000 registered users, out of which 40% are females.”
On November 11, 2014, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands arrived at the Museum Catharijneconvent in Utrecht to participate in the launch of the Oranje Fonds new campaign, Maatjes Gezocht (Buddies Wanted).
According to RVD, Maatjes Gezocht are:
“…volunteers who offer individuals support and friendship. That may include helping those with learning new skills, the acquisition of new knowledge or by providing social contact. There are language buddies, mentors to support young people in school, buddies for people with mental illnesses, and buddies to help people network and make new friends.”
After today’s launch His Majesty viewed the Museum Catharijneconvent’s new exhibition, Ik Geef om Jou! Naastenliefde Door de Eeuwen Heen.
On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain accompanied by the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Mr. José Manuel García-Margallo, arrived in Luxembourg for a one-day official visit.
Upon their arrival at Luxembourg airport Their Majesties were warmly greeted by His Royal Highness Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg.
Soon, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia along withe the Hereditary Grand Duke arrived at the Palais Grand-Ducal in Luxembourg City were hundreds of locals cheered for Spain’s new king and queen.Also, waiting for Their Majesties were His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg and various government officials. After the official welcoming ceremony Their Majesties were ushered into the Palais Grand-Ducal where they happily posed for the press along with Their Royal Highnesses Grand Duchess Maria Teresa and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie of Luxembourg.
In the afternoon, Their Majesties along with Mr. García-Margallo participated in several meetings with government officials.
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On November 11, 2014, His Royal Highness Prince Henrik of Denmark arrived at the Assistens Kirkegård (Assistens Cemetery) in Copenhagen to attend a wreath laying ceremony at “…the French soldiers’ graves on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of World War I…” according to the Danish royal court.
On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium attended a solemn ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider at the Colonne du Congrès in Brussels on the occasion of Remembrance Day.
Remembrance Day commemorates the ending of World War I and the ceasefire that went into effect in 1918 as Germany signed an armistice agreement with the Allies.Today’s ceremony also commemorates the victims of World War II and of the humanitarian and peace operations after 1945 according to AFP News.