On Tuesday, September 29, 2015, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium visited the media group, Mediafin NV, in Brussels.
According to Bloomberg Business, Mediafin NV specializes in publishing:
“…financial and economic news and information. The company publishes two newspapers De Tijd and L’Echo as well as magazines [such as] Netto, Mon Argent and Sabato…”
During yesterday’s visit Their Majesties were given a tour of the company’s headquarters and met with staff. The reigning couple also listened in on an editorial meeting with the editors of the newspaper, L’Echo.
On the morning of Monday, September 28, 2015, Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Hanover presided over the 2015 L’Institut de Formation en Soins Infirmiers (IFSI) graduation and promotions ceremony held at the Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace de Monaco in Monte-Carlo.
On the evening of September 24, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan arrived at the Plaza Hotel in New York City to attend the World Childhood Foundation’s Thank You Gala 2015.
During last Thursday’s event Her Majesty received the 2015 Childhood Thank You Award from Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden. Her Majesty Queen Rania received the award “…in recognition of her support for the rights of children…” according to Petra News.
On the evening of September 26, 2015, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands accompanied by Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands arrived at the Koninklijk Theater Carré in Amsterdam to attend the closing celebrations of the 200th anniversary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
On Saturday, September 26, 2015, Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge accompanied by His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales attended the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between England and Wales held at Twickenham Stadium in London.
On the evening of September 25, 2015, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco attended the 2015 Princess Grace Foundation USA Awards held at 583 Park Avenue in New York City.
On Saturday, September 26, 2015, the sovereign prince gave a speech during the United Nations General Assembly Sustainable Development Goals Summit at the United Nations. According to the official website for the UN, in a statement regarding today’s meeting, Prince Albert II noted that:
“…in establishing the Goals, the international community had restored its connection to its origins, cultures and humanity. ‘We recognize the urgency to correct our excess, which exacerbated the depletion of the planet,’ he said. Empowered by the lessons learned, the twenty-first century should be the century of education, social justice and respect for human rights. Monaco’s actions were set in a secular tradition of world openness and sharing with the most vulnerable, particularly women and children. The country had also committed to adapt itself to the challenges of sustainable urban development, opting for ecological solutions in transportation and energy and giving priority to creation of green urban spaces. Further, he would remain personally involved in promoting healthy and productive oceans as they acted as climate regulators and ecosystem service providers.”
On Thursday, September 24, 2015, His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium visited the Stichting SeniorenStudent (Senior Student Foundation) in Amsterdam.
The organization connects young people, mainly college students, with the elderly:
“Together they undertake various activities, work to increase self-sufficiency, and to increase the social network of the elderly. Getting to know other people and visiting activities in their own neighborhood is also important. With this approach, the foundation wants to make sure that seniors [participating in the journey] will not be lonely.”
During today’s visit His Majesty spoke with the founders of Stichting SeniorenStudent as well as individuals participating in the program.