On May 22, 2015, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain presided over the Oath of Allegiance of the Royal Guards ceremony held at the El Rey Barracks at El Pardo in Madrid.
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On May 22, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands opened the new Zorg Onderwijs Centrum van Koninklijke Kentalis in Zoetermeer.
The Koninklijke Kentalis is a:
“…national organization in the Netherlands specializing in providing diagnostic, care and educational services to people who are deaf, hard of hearing or deaf blind, as well as to people with severe speech/language impairment or autistic spectrum disorders accompanied by severe speech and language difficulties.”
During today’s opening Her Majesty was given a tour of the new facility and learned what typr of care as well as education Kentalis has to offer their students “…including Ambulatory Care and Ambulatory Services…”
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On Friday, May 22, 2015, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands officially opened the 4th Edtiion of the Biennel Internationale Sculptuurroute ARTZUID 2015 in Amsterdam.
Held under the theme, Een Vertelling in Beelden, curators Mr. Rudi Fuchs and Mr. Maarten Bertheux selected 21 artists from Europe and the United States to showcase their works at the outdoor exhibition.
ARTZUID 2015 will run through September 20, 2015.
On the morning of May 21, 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 Appeltjes van Oranje award ceremony held at Paleis Noordeinde in Den Haag. This year’s theme was Beter voor Elkaar!
The winners of the award went to Steunstichting Voedsel Focus from Amersfoort, Stichting New Dutch Connections from Utrecht, and Stichting Krusada from Bonaire.
Photo courtesy of the Oranje Fonds
On Thursday, May 21, 2015, His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium attended a reception at the Palais de Bruxelles with members of the Confrerie du Maitrank d’Arlon confraternity.
During today’s event His Majesty was inducted as the Grand Echanson d’Honneur de la Royale Confrérie du Maitrank d’Arlon of the group.
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Photo courtesy of the Belgian royal court
Recently, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco sat down for an informal meeting with Formula One race car driver, Mr. Nico Rosberg, at the Palais Princier gardens ahead of the 73rd Edition of the Grand Prix de Monaco.
On May 20, 2015, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark continued their visit to Germany.
The day began in Munich where the crown prince couple attended a reception as well as a luncheon hosted by the Minister-President of Bavaria, Mr. Horst Seehofer and his wife Karin, at the Münchner Residenz.
In the afternoon, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended the diabetes conference held under the theme, Politically sustainable diabetes strategies: A Danish-Bavarian Dialogue. Thereafter, the crown prince couple attended the reopening of the “…ECCO’s Flagship Store, the opening of the of Georg Jensen’s first Flagship Store, and attended a gala dinner [alongside] participating Danish companies and other guests…” according to the Danish royal court.
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On Wednesday, May 20, 2015, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall continued their visit to Ireland.
This morning the royal couple began their day in County Sligo. According to Clarence House, the prince and the duchess:
“…attended a reception for members of the local community and viewed highlights from The Niland Art Collection The Model in Sligo City. This was followed by a viewing of a music and poetry recital celebrating the 150th anniversary of the poet W.B. Yeats.
The Prince of Wales then arrived at the Institute of Technology Sligo, visited a laboratory and viewed some of the Institute’s work and projects. His Royal Highness met a small group of PhD cave archaeologists and viewed some recently discovered exhibits.
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visited Lissadell House, where they were joined by Timothy Knatchbull, grandson of Lord Mountbatten for a plaque unveiling.
Their Royal Highnesses and Mr and Mrs Knatchbull then attended a Service of Peace and Reconciliation at St Columba’s Church, Drumcliffe, before driving with TRH’s to Classiebawn Castle, which belonged to the Mountbatten family.
Arriving in Mullaghmore, Their Royal Highnesses met others affected by the IRA attack and those involved in the rescue.”
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On Wednesday, May 20, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium and Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands arrived at the Lange Voorhout in Den Haag to view the exhibition, Vormidable: Contemporary Flemish Sculpture. This special exhibition is being held on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of cultural cooperation between Flanders and The Netherlands.
According to a press release, via the Museum Beelden aan Zee, the exhibition:
“…has over thirty-five participating artists showcasing various themes. Some explore the limits of sculpture by making use of elements borrowed from theatre and performance art, others are primarily engaged with the human condition. In this, probably more traditional, side of Flemish sculpture, the human image recurrently returns, visualizing feelings of angst, doubt and uncertainty.
Other artists seek a more sensory perception of sculpture. A one-person prison that locks for a minute brings a physical experience. As does a transparent plastic in which the visitor assumes a sculptural pose that endures due to a vacuum: the person is ‘suspended’ in the sculpture and breathes through a plastic tube.
Analogous to Belgian surrealism, artists and curators play with the notion of scale in this exhibition. Sculpture of monumental size is on display along the Lange Voorhout in The Hague, while the human scale is presented in Museum Beelden aan Zee – and, in the last exhibition room, dozens of scale models and miniatures are on show.”
On Wednesday, May 20, 2015, His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge met with the England Women Football Team ahead of the FIFA Women’s World Cup at St. George’s Park in Burton-upon-Trent, England.
On Tuesday, may 19, 2015, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco attended the 22nd World Stars Charity Football Match between A.S. Star Team MC and Formula One Drivers held at the Stade Louis II in Monaco.
The Star Team for Children raises money for Monaco charities that helps disadvantaged children around the world.
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