On Thursday, October 29, 2015, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales participated in a high-level meeting, hosted by The Prince’s International Sustainability Unit and the Department of Energy & Climate Change, at Lancaster House in London.
Issues discussed during this morning’s meeting focused on climate change as well as deforestation. The Prince of Wales also announced that he will give a keynote speech during the opening ceremony of the 21st Session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris, France, on November 30, 2015.
On October 29, 2015, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco arrived at Plymouth University in Plymouth, Devon, England, to officially open the new £4.85 million Marine Station.
According to the university’s official website the new two-story research station has:
“…teaching rooms with panoramic views of Plymouth Sound, a 120 square metre ‘wet lab’, where up to 50 students at a time can study samples, which can then be transferred to the aquarium facility served by continuous fresh seawater.
[During today’s opening the sovereign prince] unveiled a plaque to signal the official opening. He then took a tour of the building and met staff and students who use it as part of their marine biology and engineering degrees, and for research purposes.”
On Thursday, October 29, 2015, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain attended a ceremony held at the Palacio Real in Madrid to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the United Nations Charter as well as the 60th anniversary of Spain’s admittance to the United Nations.
Earlier in the day, His Majesty King Felipe VI held an audience with the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, at Palacio Real in Madrid.
On the afternoon of October 28, 2015, Her Royal Highness Princess Marie of Denmark attended the UNESCO 70th anniversary history conference held at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France.
Held under the theme, Making a Difference: Seventy Years of UNESCO Actions, discussions focused on “…world heritage conservation to post-conflict reconstruction, from peace building to dissemination of knowledge. The objective is to gain a better understanding of UNESCO’s relevance and its capacity to help building the defenses of peace in the minds of men and women…” according to the UNESCO official website.
On Wednesday, October 28, 2015, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain gave a speech during the X Symposium Cotec Europa for Industrial Research and Innovation held at the National Council of Research in Rome, Italy. King Juan Carlos of Spain also attended today’s event.
On Wednesday, October 28, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark unveiled the new 2015 Julemærket (Christmas Seal) at inside the Ballroom at the Københavns Rådhus.
For the third time Her Majesty designed the popular Julemærket. Proceeds from the sale of the Julemærket go to “…Denmark’s four Christmas Seal homes, where roughly 750 children each year take up residence. Here they get help to deal with various problems such as bullying and loneliness…” according to the Danish royal court.