On Saturday, July 4, 2015, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark participated in the 2015 Vansbrosimningen in Vansbro, Sweden.
The open water swim race is “…Europe’s largest open water event and [is] a part of the ‘en Svensk Klassiker’. The 3 kilometers race takes place in the Vanån and Västerdalälven rivers…” according to the Vansbrosimningen official website.
This isn’t the first time the future king of Denmark has participated in a grueling physical race. On August 18, 2013, Crown Prince Frederik participated in the KMD Ironman Copenhagen which not only included the 3.8 kilometer swim, but also a 180 kilometer cycle as well as a 42.2 kilometer run.
Click here to view photos from Saturday’s event.
Click here to watch an interview with the crown prince.
Photo courtesy of Kongehuset
On Sunday, July 5, 2015, Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako of Japan met with Japanese residents living in Nuku’alofa, Tonga.
Yesterday, the imperial couple attended the coronation of His Majesty King George Tupou VI of Tonga.
On Sunday, July 5, 2015, Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge was christened at the St. Mary Magdalene Church on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk. The only daughter of TRHs The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was christened by The Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Rev Justin Welby, with support by The Reverend Canon Jonathan Riviere.
Twenty-one guests attended this afternoon’s ceremony including Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, TRHs the Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Middleton, Miss Pippa Middleton, and Mr. James Middleton to name a few.
The godparents of Princess Charlotte are Miss. Sophie Carter, The Honorable Laura Fellowes, Mr. James Meade, Mr. Adam Middleton, and Mr. Thomas van Straubenzee.
After the christening guests arrived at Sandringham House where The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge hosted a tea reception with delicious “…slices of christening cake, which is a tier taken from The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding cake…” according to Kensington Palace.
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On Thursday, June 25, 2015, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco celebrated the 125th anniversary of the Automobile Club de Monaco at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte-Carlo.
According to a press release the Grimaldi forum was:
“…transformed for one evening in an Automobile Sport Museum. In the presence of Prince Albert II, the Minister of State Michel Roger and many representatives of the Monégasque Authorities, [the] party brought together nearly 4,000 members especially invited by the President of the ACM, Michel Boeri.”
Photo courtesy of the Palais Princier
Last Monday, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco arrived at the Yacht Club de Monaco in Monte-Carlo where he held a press conference to discuss his 10 year reign as the sovereign prince and Head of State of Monaco.
According to local journalist and Monaco socialite, Ms. Celina Lafuente de Lavotha, Prince Albert II also discussed his life as a father of twins, the lovely Princess Charlene, his passion for the environment as well as the upcoming film — still in pre-production — Royal Ice. The film will be directed by legendary writer, producer, and director, Mr. Garry Marshall.
Please click here to read Ms. de Lavotha’s article about last Monday’s press meeting with the sovereign prince.
On the morning of Saturday, July 4, 2015, the coronation of His Majesty King George Tupou VI of Tonga took place at the Free Wesleyan Centenary Church in Nuku’alofa. Once the crown was placed upon His Majesty’s head he officially became the 24th Tu’i Kanokupolu, an ancient Tongan title that pre-dates the monarchy by centuries.
Royal guests attending yesterday’s historic event included Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako of Japan as well as “… Prince Georg von Habsburg and Princess Marie-Therese von Hohenberg…” according to AFP News. The news outlet also noted that more than “…15,000 people, mainly expatriate Tongans, flew in for the coronation…”
Please click here to view a photo gallery from the newspaper, Matangi Tonga.