His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh Opens a Care Center.

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On the morning of May 7, 2015, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh opened the new Hayward Care Center in Devizes, Wiltshire.  The center provides offer specialized care for “…80 residents with dementia…” according to ITV News.

For more information about today’s visit and opening please click here.

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(VIDEOS) TMs King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain Present Awards in Madrid.

On May 7, 2015, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain presided over the XXXII Edition of the Premios Internacionales de Periodismo Rey de España and the XI Edition of the Premio Don Quijote de Periodismo awards ceremony held at the Casa del Lector in Madrid.

Granted by the Spanish news agency EFE the Rey de España award recognizes outstanding Ibero-American journalistic works in radio, TV, printed media, and photography.  While the Don Quijote award “…recognizes outstanding works that stand out for their literary quality and proficient use of the Spanish language.”

Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium Presides Over an Award Ceremony.

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On Thursday, May 7, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium presided over the 2015 Prix Reine Mathilde, a prize which is awarded annually to an organization which deals with vulnerable young people in society, at the Palais Royal in Brussels.  This year the award went to Kruiskenshoeve from East Flanders.

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Photo courtesy of the Belgian Royal Court

The Princely Twins of Monaco will be Baptized This Sunday.

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This morning the Palais Princier de Monaco released their final information regarding the upcoming baptism of the Princely twins of Monaco.

The baptism will take place on May 10, 2015, at 10:30AM at the beautiful Cathédrale de Monaco during obligatory Sunday Mass with Archbishop Bernard Barsi presiding.

The godparents of the Princely twins will come as no surprise to longtime royal watchers and supporters of the Monégasque Princely family.  So who are the godparents?  For His Serene Highness Hereditary Prince Jacques Honoré Rainier of Monaco the godparents are Mr. Christopher LeVine, Jr. and Ms. Diane de Polignac Nigra.  For Her Serene Highness Princess Gabriella Thérèse Marie of Monaco the godparents are Mr. Gareth Wittstock (younger brother of Princess Charlene) and Ms. Nerine Pienaar (longtime and close friend of Princess Charlene from lovely South Africa).

After Mass, the Princely family will proceed from the Cathédrale de Monaco, along the Rue Bellando de Castro, to the Palais Princier.  During that time the people of Monaco as well as tourists will be able to catch a glimpse of the family as well as send them their well wishes.

Once the Princely family have arrived at the Palais there will be a “…decoration ceremony held inside the Salon des Glaces…” according to the press release.  His Serene Highness Hereditary Prince Jaques and his godparents will receive the Ordre de Saint-Charles while Her Serene Highness Princess Gabriella and her godparents will receive the Ordre de Grimaldi.

If you are interested in watching the baptism of the Princely twins live you may do so via the links below.  Don’t forget the Mass begins at 10:30AM Monaco time!   🙂

Monaco Channel

Palais Princier FB 

Photo courtesy of the Palais Princier