(VIDEOS) HM King Philippe of Belgium Attends the 2015 Entreprise de l’Annee.

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On the evening of October 19, 2015, His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium attended the 20th Edition of the Entreprise de l’Annee (Enterprise of the Year ) award ceremony in Brussels.

The winner of the award went to Pairi Daiza.  Finalists included the company EASI from Nivelles, the Eloy Group from Sprimont, and Mithra Pharmaceuticals from Liège.

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Photo courtesy of the Belgian royal court

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(VIDEOS) News Regarding TMs King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain.

On the morning of October 19, 2015, His Majesty King Felipe of Spain met with the United States Secretary of State, Mr. John Kerry, at Palacio de La Zarzuela in Madrid.

In the afternoon, His Majesty accompanied by Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain attended the annual  Instituto Cervantes board meeting held at the Palacio Real de El Pardo in Madrid.

HM Queen Mathilde of Belgium Attends a Seminar in Brussels.

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On the afternoon of Monday, October 19, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium attended the 1st Edition of the European Microfinance Day high-level opening seminar held at the Comité Économique and Social Européen in Brussels.

Today’s seminar, organized by the European Microfinance Network (EMN) and the Microfinance Centre (MFC), aims to raise awareness of microfinance as a tool to fight social exclusion and unemployment in Europe.

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Photo courtesy of the Belgian royal court

(VIDEO) News Regarding HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco.

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On Friday, October 16, 2015, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco gave a keynote speech during the 2015 Arctic Circle Assembly held at the Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center in  Reykjavík, Iceland.

Established in 2013 the Arctic Circle Assembly is the world’s foremost meeting for international cooperation on Arctic issues with more than 1,500 participants from over 50 countries attending the annual meeting each year.

TRC2On Saturday, October 17, 2015, the sovereign prince attended the gala, Africa on the Rock, held at the Hôtel de Paris in Monte-Carlo.  The event was organized by the AMREF Flying Doctors in collaboration with the Fondation Princesse Charlene de Monaco.

And, finally, this morning at the Palais Princier the sovereign prince welcomed delegation from town of Matignon, France, to the palais on the occasion of Monaco Heritage Day.  According to the Palais Princier, the sovereign prince listened to a “…serenade of traditional Breton music [in] tribute to Prince Albert.” 

In a statement about today’s event the Palais Princier also notes that an:

“…exhibition about the Hotel Matignon, the Paris living place of the Princes of Monaco in the eighteenth century, was presented in the Palace library.  The sovereign prince was keen to accommodate visitors who came to attend one of the exhibition presentations, almost three hundred years to the day after the celebration, in Monaco, of the Matignon-Grimaldi marriage, in October 20 1715.” 

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(VIDEO) News Regarding HRH The Duke of Cambridge.

cambridgeOn Thursday, October 15, 2015, His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge officially opened the new £2 million School of Pythagoras Archive Centre at the prestigious St. John’s College at the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England.

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(VIDEOS) HM Queen Elizabeth II Visits the University of Surrey.

On October 15, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh arrived at the University of Surrey in Guildford, England, to officially open the university’s new School of Veterinary Medicine.

According to the official website for the university during today’s visit Her Majesty and the duke:

“…toured the £45 million School and visited the Large Animal Clinical Skills Building, where they met students undertaking equine examinations and working with livestock. The Royal Party also viewed a demonstration in the Biomechanics Laboratory, where they met Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, the ‘Supervet’, and dogs that have benefitted from prosthetic limb surgery. Finally, they observed teaching sessions in the Clinical Skills Laboratory, where they met staff and students undertaking clinical skills training.

After the tour, The Queen, The Duke and assembled guests participated in a short ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new teaching facilities, at which Her Majesty unveiled a plaque to mark the occasion.”

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HRH Princess Sofia of Sweden is Expecting Her First Child.

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On Thursday, October 15, 2015, the Swedish royal court announced that Her Royal Highness Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip of Sweden are expecting their first child.

In a brief statement the happy couple, who were married in a lavish ceremony last June 13, 2015 inside the gorgeous Slottskyrkan (royal chapel) at the Kungliga Slottet (royal palace) in Stockholm, noted “We are so happy and excited to announce that we are expecting our first child. We are very much looking forward to it!”

The royal baby is due sometime in April of 2016.

Congrats to couple!   🙂

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HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Participates a Meeting in Luxembourg.

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On Thursday, October 15, 2015, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco arrived at the Palais Grand-Ducal in Luxembourg to participate in the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) Biennial Honorary Board meeting hosted by Her Royal Highness Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa of Luxembourg.

Other royal guests attending today’s meeting included His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands.

In an IPC press release about the meeting the lovely grand duchess stated:

“…I feel honored to be part of an organization which not only encourages athletes at a Paralympic level, but also gives enormous hope and inspiration to the many who are trying to surpass their physical boundaries on a daily basis.” 

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(VIDEOS) The Swedish Royal Court Releases New Photos of HRH Prince Nicolas of Sweden’s Christening.

H.K.H. Prins Nicolas dop, Drottningholms Slottskyrka 11 oktober 2015. H.R.H. Prince Nicolas christening in Drottningholm Palace Chapel, October 11, 2015. H.K.H. Prinsessan Madeleine, Mr Christopher O'Neill, H.K.H. Prins Nicolas, H.K.H. Prinsessan Leonore.

On Wednesday, October 14, 2015, the Swedish royal court released the official portraits from His Royal Highness Prince Nicolas of Sweden, Duke of Ångermanland’s christening.  The images were shot by well-known Swedish photographer, Mr. Mattias Edwall, at Drottningholms Slott in Stockholm.

The little prince was christened last Sunday, October 11, 2015, at Drottningholms Slottskyrka.  Officiating the service were Archbishop Antje Jackelén, with assistance by “…Chaplain to The King and Bishop Emeritus Lars-Göran Lönnermark, and the Reverend Michael Bjerkhagen, Court Chaplain and Rector of the Royal Court Parish…” according to the Swedish royal court.

The godparents of HRH Prince Nicolas are HRH Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, Countess Natascha Abensperg und Traun, Mr. Henry d’Abo, Mr. Marco Wajselfisz, Mr.Gustaf Magnuson, and Mrs. Katarina von Horn.

If you missed the christening of the little prince you may watch the entire ceremony here via SVT.  Or, you can watch it on YouTube via the video below.

 

H.K.H. Prins Nicolas dop, Drottningholms Slottskyrka 11 oktober 2015. H.R.H. Prince Nicolas christening in Drottningholm Palace Chapel, October 11, 2015 H.K.H. Prinsessan Madeleine, Mr Christopher O'Neill, H.K.H. Prins Nicolas, H.K.H. Prinsessan Leonore. Herr Gustaf Magnuson, Fru Katarina von Horn, H.K.H. Prins Carl Philip, Countess Natascha Abensperg und Traun, Mr Henry d'Abo, Mr Marco Wajselfisz

H.K.H. Prins Nicolas dop, Drottningholms Slottskyrka 11 oktober 2015. H.R.H. Prince Nicolas christening in Drottningholm Palace Chapel, October 11, 2015 H.K.H. Prinsessan Madeleine, Mr Christopher O'Neill, H.K.H. Prins Nicolas, H.K.H. Prinsessan Leonore. H.M. Drottning Silvia, H.M. Konung Carl XVI Gustaf, Mrs Eva Maria O'Neill.

H.K.H. Prins Nicolas dop, Drottningholms Slottskyrka 11 oktober 2015. H.R.H. Prince Nicolas christening in Drottningholm Palace Chapel, October 11, 2015 H.K.H. Prinsessan Madeleine, Mr Christopher O'Neill, H.K.H. Prins Nicolas, H.K.H. Prinsessan Leonore. H.K.H. Kronprinsessan Victoria, H.K.H. Prins Carl Philip, Mrs Tatjana d'Abo, Countess Natascha Abensperg und Traun.

Photos courtesy of the Swedish royal court/M. Edwll

(VIDEO) HM Queen Letizia of Spain Participates in a Seminar in San Millan de la Cogolla.

On Tuesday, October 13, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain participated in the opening of the 10th International Seminar of Language and Journalism Manuales de Estilo en la Era de la Marca Personal held at the Monasterio de Yuso in San Millan de la Cogolla.

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(VIDEO) News Regarding His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands.

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On October 13, 2015, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands officially opened the new Energy Transition Centre in Groningen.

According to the official website for Energy Transition Centre the center is an:

“…energy testing ground where students, researchers, the industry and the public create solutions for the energy supply of the future. EnTranCe is a joint initiative of Hanze University of Applied Sciences (UAS) in Groningen and the Energy Academy Europe.

The King opened EnTranCe in the presence of more than 250 guests. Following the opening, he received a tour of the grounds. Secondary vocational, college and university students, lecturers and entrepreneurs from the Northern region showcased the latest developments in the field of energy.”

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(VIDEO) TMs King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium Visit Warsaw, Poland.

On Tuesday, October 13, 2015, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium began their three-day official visit to Warsaw, Poland.  The purpose of the visit is to strengthen economic relations between the two countries and cooperation within the European Union.

Upon their arrival at the airport Their Majesties were warmly welcomed to Warsaw by the President of Poland, Mr.Andrzej Duda, and his wife, First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda, as well as other Polish government officials.

Thereafter, Their Majesties along with President Duda and the First Lady attended an official welcoming ceremony held at the Presidential Palace.  Following the ceremony King Philippe and President Duda participated in a meeting with Belgian and Polish government officials.

In the afternoon, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the capital of Warsaw.

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