On Wednesday, April 15, 2015, Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco presented Serbian tennis star, Mr. Novak Djokovic, with the 2015 Laureus World Sportsman of the Year at the Sporting de Monte-Carlo in lovely Monaco.
Mr. Djokovic received the award because, well, he’s pretty awesome at playing tennis as well as basically being an overall super cool dude.
And, that’s it. 🙂
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On Tuesday, April 14 , 2015, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain attended a dinner held on the occasion of the opening of the 15th Global Summit of World Travel and Tourism held at the El Casino de Madrid in Madrid, Spain.
This morning His Majesty arrived in Brussels, Belgium, where he visited the European Parliament. During today’s visit His Majesty King Felipe VI held a meeting with the European Parliament’s President, Mr. Martin Schulz. He also met with “…one of the political group leaders to discuss various political issues. The King also took the opportunity to meet with Spanish MEPs. Later in the day, His Majesty visited the European Council…” notes the official website for the European Parliament.
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On Wednesday, April 15, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh hosted a luncheon at Windsor Castle for members of the Order of Merit.
According to the British royal court the Order of Merit was:
“…founded by King Edward VII at the time of his coronation in 1902, to be ‘given to such persons, subjects of Our Crown, as may have rendered exceptionally meritorious services in Our Crown Services or towards the advancement of the Arts, Learning, Literature, and Science or such other exceptional service as We are fit to recognize’.
The Order of Merit is in the sole gift of the Sovereign and is restricted to 24 members as well as additional foreign recipients.
The badge is an eight-pointed cross of red and blue enamel surmounted by the imperial crown; in the centre, upon blue enamel and surrounded by a laurel wreath, are the words in gold lettering ‘For Merit’.”
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