HRH The Countess of Wessex Hosts a Garden Party.

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On Thursday, June 4, 2015, Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex hosted a garden party at Buckingham Palace for the Blind Veterans UK.  The organization is celebrating their 100th anniversary this year.

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(VIDEO) HM Queen Elizabeth II Celebrates 100 Years of the Women’s Institute.

On June 4, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II accompanied by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal and Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex celebrated the 100th anniversary of the National Federation of Women’s Institute (NFWI) at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Established in 1915, the purpose of the NFWI was:

“…to revitalise rural communities and encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War. Since then the organisation’s aims have broadened and the WI is now the largest voluntary women’s organisation in the UK.

The WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities.”

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His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Attends the MEDCOP21.

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On Thursday, June 4, 2015, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco attended the opening of the 2015 Mediterranean Climate Summit MEDCOP21 held at the Villa Méditerranée in Marseille, France.

The two-day summit aims to highlight the:

medcop21trc“…common commitment in the fight against climate change and will demonstrate the contribution of local authorities, associations, businesses, networks working as catalysts for sustainable development.  By aiming to contribute to the construction of a veritable positive Mediterranean agenda, this event also aims to reach beyond current constraints and seize opportunities that the fight against climate change may provide. With concrete and shared proposals, it will contribute to a ‘Mediterranean of Projects…’ “

During today’s opening the sovereign prince accompanied by the President of France, Mr. Francois Hollande, toured the Village of Solutions.

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Photos courtesy of the Palais Princier and MEDCOP21