(VIDEOS) HM Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Opens a Visitor Center.

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On September 22, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands officially opened a new visitor center at De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) in Amsterdam.

According to RVD, the new center provides:

“…financial education for young people. At the center, visitors can interactively, through games, videos and a treasure hunt to discover what the DNB does and the impact it does on their own finances. Groups, mostly students, can take a tour, taking in competitions exploring the different fields of DNB, such as supervision, monetary policy, payment systems and economic advice.

After the official opening Queen Máxima given a tour of the Visitor Center, where students demonstrate the interactive components. Concluding Her Majesty spoke with stakeholders about the importance of financial education and DNB’s role in it.”

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HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden Visits the Karolinska Institutet.

CPVictoriaOn Tuesday, September 22, 2015, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden arrived that the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm to attend the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control’s 10th anniversary celebrations.

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(VIDEO) News Regarding HRH The Duke of Cambridge.

On Tuesday, September 22, 2015, His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge visited the Royal Air Force (RAF) Coningsby airbase in Lincolnshire to observe the 100th Anniversary Parade of 29 (Reserve) Squadron.

The airbase is home to the “…Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF), of which The Duke is Patron…” according to the Press Association.

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(VIDEO) HRH The Prince of Wales Attends Service at Westminster Abbey.

On Sunday, September 20, 2015, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales attended service at Westminster Abbey in London to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

According to Clarence House the service was:

“…the culmination of a week of commemorations remembering the victory and loss of life of the 1940 Second World War battle of the skies.

A full congregation of 2,200 people ended the service by standing to applaud the seven pilots and air crew, now in their 90s, as they left Westminster Abbey together.

The remaining Few, as they were honourably named by Churchill, earlier escorted to the altar the Battle of Britain Roll of Honour containing the names of those who took part in the critical battle.

The Prince of Wales began the service by laying a wreath on the memorial stone of Winston Churchill, handed to him by the war prime minister’s grandson Sir Nicholas Soames. 

A flypast of four Spitfire and two Hurricanes later marked the occasion during a reception for the veterans and their families at Church House, where the Queen’s Colour Squadron formed the number 75 during a procession with the Band of the Royal Air Force Regiment.”

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HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Visits the Yacht Club de Monaco.

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On September 16, 2015, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco arrived at the Yacht Club de Monaco (YCDM) to witness the announcement of British tetraplegic sailor, Mr. Geoff Holt, new Accessible Oceans sailing venture.  Mr. Holt hopes sail around the world solo beginning in the Spring of 2017.

According to a YCDM press release, Mr. Holt has been a:

“…champion for disabled sailing for more than 30 years and his round the world ambition is the next chapter in his vision to make our oceans accessible to all through his charity ‘Accessible Oceans’. Over the years, Geoff has inspired millions with his epic achievements which include being the first disabled person to sail solo round the UK and first tetraplegic to across the Atlantic which he did in 2009.

The voyage will take Geoff to 12 destinations around the world and take an estimated 15 months to complete. Learning from his Atlantic crossing, he will be accompanied by two personal assistants who will assist him with his daily living requirements but will play no part in the sailing. Other disabled sailors may join for different legs of the voyage and a selection process has already begun. A cameraman will also be aboard to document the journey but will play no part in the sailing.” 

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(VIDEO) HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Views an Exhibition in Paris, France.

On the morning of Saturday, September 19, 2015, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, at the invitation of the Prime Minister of France, Mr. Manuel Valls, viewed an exhibition inside the Salon Rouge at the Hôtel Matignon in Paris, France.

The exhibition, presented during France’s National and Cultural Heritage Days,  is dedicated to the tercentenary of the marriage of Louise-Hippolyte Grimaldi with Prince Jacques de Matignon.

After the viewing the sovereign prince and Prime Minister Valls posed for the international press at the in the garden at the Hôtel Matignon.

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HRH Prince Harry of Wales Attends the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

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On the evening of Friday, September 18, 2015, His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the 2015 Rugby World Cup opening ceremony held at Twickenham Stadium in London.

Following the opening ceremony hundreds of attendees watched the Pool A match between England and Fiji.

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(VIDEO) HRH The Duke of Cambridge Attends a Gala Ball in London.

On the evening of September 17, 2015, His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge attended the Tusk Trust’s 25th Anniversary Ball held at Syon House in London, England.

Last evening’s glamorous gala honored the conservation charity’s “…impact in the midst of the continuing crisis facing wildlife in Africa.”  The future king of the United Kingdom is Royal Patron of Tusk Trust

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HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden Opens an Exhibition.

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On Thursday, September 17, 2015, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden opened the exhibition, Fredsmedlaren, at the Medelhavsmuseet in central Stockholm.

The exhibition tells the story of the late Folke Bernadotte, Count of Wisborg’s  role as the United Nation’s mediator during the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in 1948 and his important contributions to peace and security.

Fredsmedlaren will be open to the public on September 18-October 25, 2015.

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(VIDEO) HRH Prince Harry of Wales Attends a Party in London.

On the evening of September 17, 2015, His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales attended the Rugby World Cup Official Welcome Party, hosted by the Rugby Football Union (RFU), held at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London.

The 31 year-old popular prince is Honorary President of England Rugby 2015.

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(VIDEOS) HM Queen Rania of Jordan Receives an Award.

On Thursday, September 17, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan received the Walther  Rathenau Prize from the Chancellor of Germany, Ms. Angela Merkel, at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin, Germany.

Her Majesty received the award for her commitment to peace and understanding between peoples, religions, and between the East and West.   Dr. Werner Hoyer, CEO of the Rathenau Institute, noted that Her Majesty is a “…courageous builder of bridges, her voice internationally is heard against violence and for tolerance across cultural and religious boundaries [which] is needed more than ever, especially in this day and age.”

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HRH Princess Benedikte of Denmark Visits a School in Berlin.

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On September 15, 2015, Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte of Denmark visited the Deutsch-Skandinavische Schule (German-Scandinavan School) in Berlin, Germany.

According to the news agency, PPE, Tuesday’s visit was “…part of the celebrations for the official recognition of the four-language school in Berlin.”

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Photo courtesy of the  Deutsch-Skandinavische Schule

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