On the morning of September 8, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan met with the German Ambassador to Jordan, Ms. Birgitta Siefker-Eberle, and Dr. Michaela Baur, Country Director of German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) Office in Jordan and Lebanon at the royal palace in Amman.
According to Petra News, today’s meeting:
“…came in recognition of GIZ donation to Madrasati Jordan. During the meeting, Her Majesty noted the importance of this cooperation, which contributes to education and schools that bear additional burdens as a result of the Syrian exodus to Jordan. The Queen also praised Germany’s position in supporting key sectors in Jordan.”
On September 8, 2015, His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex officially opened the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters in Calcot, Berkshire.
According to the newspaper, Get Reading, the earl was given a tour of the new £4 million headquarters and gave a speech stating:
“I am delighted to be able to come here and open these new headquarters for RBFRS. It is a vital service which it provides and I don’t wish to talk firefighters out of a job but I hope they are not needed. When they are called upon though I know they carry out a very professional job in whatever the circumstance.”
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On Tuesday, September 8, 2015, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Gloucester officially opened the new £6 million Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice in Peterborough.
According to the newspaper, Rutland and Stamford Mercury:
“…was patron of the Thorpe Hall Capital Appeal raising the money needed to fund the new hospice building. This was her third visit to Thorpe Hall – she launched the appeal in March 2013 and returned a year later to see the progress of the appeal and building work.”
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On Tuesday, September 8, 2015, the Danish royal court announced that His Royal Highness Prince Henrik of Denmark’s youngest sister, Madame Maurille Beauvillain de Monpezat, passed away in France this morning. The funeral will take place later this week.
And, finally, Countess Alexandra of Frederiksborg, the former HRH Princess Alexandra of Denmark, announced that she getting a divorced. Again.
In a statement released to the press the 51-year-old countess noted that she and her soon-to-be ex-husband, Mr. Martin Jørgensen, did not “…share the same values anymore…” and that she “…could not see a future together. It has not been easy…”
The countess and Mr. Jørgensen were married on March 3, 2007, at the Øster Egede Kirke in south Jutland. They have no children together.
On September 8, 2015, His Royal Highness The Duke of Rothesay (aka The Prince of Wales) attended The Taste of Ayrshire, an event celebrating Ayrshire produce and local cuisine, at Dumfries House in East Ayrshire, Scotland as part of Scotland’s 2015 Year of Food and Drink.
On Tuesday, September 8, 2015, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands re-opened the Nationaal Reddingmuseum Dorus Rijkers (The National Lifeboat Museum) in Den Helder.
Established in 1982, the Nationaal Reddingmuseum Dorus Rijkers focuses on the:
“…Dutch lifeboat service through the ages and the safety aspects on the waters are at the centre of attention in this museum. The museum is named after a well-known rescuer of Den Helder who was named Dorus Rijkers (1847-1928). Next to the lifesaving company KNRM, attention is also paid to other organizations that undertake rescue work. Original lifeboats, ship models, scale models, paintings, pictures, distinctions, life-saving equipment and films are also displayed.”