(VIDEO) Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan Visits the Orient Spirit Development Organization.

On Wednesday, may 6, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan visited the Orient Spirit Development Organization in Amman.  This fantastic group is a vocational training center for individuals with disabilities.

According to Petra News, during this afternoon’s visit Her Majesty:

“…stopped by several stations where the students demonstrated their acquired skills such as handicraft and accessories making, embroidery, sewing and stitching, painting, woodworks and music.

Her Majesty expressed her admiration in the quality of some of the products made by the students and listened as they told her how the center helps them market and sell their work. Queen Rania also spoke with the trainers and participated in creating a mosaic piece with some of the students.

During the tour, accompanied by Mr. Sami Nasser, founding manager of Orient Spirit, Her Majesty listened to songs recited by the students to highlight the arts program that teaches various arts skills that help students develop their imagination, creativity, and self expression through music, painting, drama, mosaic and accessory making.

In attendance was also Mrs. Falasteen Awad, director of Orient Spirit, who briefed Her Majesty about the center’s programs such as Academia, a basic teaching program to help the students read information, and do basic mathematics in their everyday lives. Awad added that the center also teaches students life skills including personal hygiene, money management, cooking, and recycling. Moreover, the students are also taught soft skills that help them overcome communication challenges.”

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News Regarding His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark.

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On Wednesday, May 6, 2015, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark arrived at the Helsingør Atletikstadion in Helsingør to participate in the 2015 Skole OL (School Olympics).

And, that’s it.

Please click here to view photos of the future king of Denmark running, talking, laughing, and generally having a fabulous time this afternoon.

Photo courtesy of Kongehuset/F.Voight

Her Royal Highness Princess Elisabeth of Belgium Baptizes a Ship.

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On May 6, 2015, Her Royal Highness Princess Elisabeth of Belgium accompanied by her parents, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium, baptized the new P902 patrol ship, Pollux, at the Zeebrugge Naval Base in West Flanders.

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Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway Opens the Nordiske Paviljongen.

kongehusetOn Wednesday, May 6, 2015, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway officially opened the  Nordiske Paviljongen at the 56th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, in Venice, Italy.

During today’s event the crown princess presented, Rapture, American-born and Norwegian-based artist, Ms. Camille Norment.  According to a press release, Rapture, is a:

“…site-specific multi-sensory space structured in three parts; a set of performances by musicians and vocalists unfolding during the opening days and at specific times during the Biennale, and a series of three publications, which explore the relationship between the human body and sound, through the visual, the sonic and the architectural body.

Included is a composition by a chorus of 12 voices, and a new performance by the artist’s ensemble activating the rare glass armonica. This 18th century instrument creates music from the seductive touch of fingers on glass and water that has mesmerized the listener, as well as been feared and even banned.

Rapture will explore the relationship between the human body and sound, through the visual, the sonic and the architectural body, in a multi-sensory experience. The excitation of the body in our times is a site of contestation, as much a space of misuse, military and other, as it is of affirmation, as in the performative utterance of free speech, and the power of the body to assert its very existence.”

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Photo courtesy of Kongehuset

TMs King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Attend a Concert in Amsterdam.

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On the evening of May 5, 2015, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands accompanied by Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands attended the 2015 Liberation Day concert in Amsterdam.

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