On the morning of Wednesday, March 18, 2015, His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales announced at a press conference, held at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in London, that he will participate in the upcoming Walking With The Wounded 1,000 mile trek, Walk Of Britain, beginning on August 22, 2015,
According to Kensington Palace Walk of Britain is:
“…designed to raise awareness of the work of the charity ‘Walking With The Wounded’, which supports injured members of the armed forces back into independence through employment.
Those taking part in the walk will engage with local communities every day to highlight the determination of wounded personnel and raise awareness of the work the charity is doing in the community to support them.”
On Tuesday, March 17, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh opened the new £4.8 milliom Mary Tealby kennels at the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in London, England.
Since 1860 the organization has “…been rescuing, reuniting and rehoming lost, abandoned and unwanted animals…” Her Majesty The Queen is patron of the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home since 1956.
According to a press release the new:
“…canine facilities will play a vital role in supporting the dogs during their early days at Battersea, improving and speeding up their journey towards a loving new home.
[The kennels will also] replace the noisy and out-dated Victorian facilities that were closed in 2012 after providing a home to around one million dogs over the centuries. The new block, designed by Battersea and award-winning architects Jonathan Clark Associates and delivered by contractor Lakehouse will provide accommodation for 56 dogs. The focus is on providing a quiet, calming environment for the Home’s most vulnerable dogs. Each kennel has built in speakers to play calming music and an external run area, whilst adjoining paddocks have paddling pools, climbing mounds, play equipment, and plants to awaken and interest dogs’ senses.
The new kennels will help Battersea respond to an all-time high demand for its services. In the past three years, the charity has seen an 84% increase in calls from owners wanting to give up their dogs to the rescue. Accommodation issues such as eviction and downsizing are the most common reasons, and around 13 dogs arrive at the Home’s three centres every single day.”
On March 17, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain arrived at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid to open an exhibition of 170 contemporary and modern artworks from the Kunstmuseum Basel.
On Tuesday, March 17, 2015, Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the Irish Guards at Mons Barracks, Aldershot, Hampshire.
During today’s visit the lovely presented “…shamrocks to officers and guardsmen of the regiment and pinned a traditional sprig on the silver collar of the regiment’s beloved mascot, Irish wolfhound Domhnall.”
On Tuesday, March 17, 2015, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco arrived at the Maison des Océans in Paris, France to attend the conference, The Arctic as an Early Warning Sentinel of Climate Change.
According to a press release the purpose of today’s conference is to discuss the:
“…serious climate change in the Arctic, where temperature increase occurs twice as fast as the average global temperature. [Discussions during today’s event will also] reaffirm the need to reach an ambitious agreement at the 2015 Paris Climate Conference. It will also emphasize to civil societies and economic actors the urgent need for low-carbon development.”