(VIDEO) HM Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Attends a Conference at the Rijksmuseum.

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On Tuesday, October 13, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands attended the opening of the 10th International Hands On! Conference held at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

The conference, organized by the International Association of Children in Museums, aims to “…improve the accessibility for children worldwide to museums…” according to RVD.

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(VIDEOS) HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Visits the South Pacific.

On Thursday, October 8, 2015, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco arrived at Faa’a International Airport in Pape’ete, Tahiti, to witness a signing agreement between the Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco, Institut Océanographique, and the Moorea based association, Te Mana O Te Moana.  Te Mana O Te Moana, meaning Spirit of the Ocean, conducts “…research studies and projects on Polynesian sea fauna, marine flora and the island ecosystem…” according to the association’s official website.

The agreement between the three organizations aims to protect endangered sea turtles throughout French Polynesia.

Later in the day, the sovereign prince arrived in the town Tarawa on the island of Kiribati to participate in a three-day summit organized by the Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco.  Discussions focused on climate change, the marine environment, and more.

Prince Albert II also visited Rapa Nui (aka Easter Island), located in the southeast Pacific, where he met with local representatives who will be the caretakers of the new 630, 000km marine reserve.

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(VIDEO) The Longest Reign: Elizabeth and Victoria.

Here is the documentary entitled, The Longest Reign: Elizabeth and Victoria.

The program explores the lives and the reigns of two extraordinary women who have steered their courses through periods of remarkable change: Elizabeth and Victoria. It follows Queen Elizabeth II on engagements in the UK and abroad as she approaches this historic date. With interviews and archive to illustrate the remarkable stories of these two female monarchs.

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(VIDEOS) News Regarding TRHs The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

On Saturday, October 10, 2015, Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived at Harrow College in London, England, to attend an event hosted by MIND, on the occasion of  World Mental Health Day.

During this afternoon’s visit the royal couple met with individuals “…who have overcome mental health problems and are not helping others do the same…” according to the newspaper, London Evening Standard.

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(VIDEO) HM Queen Letizia of Spain Visits Düsseldorf, Germany.

On Friday, October 9, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain arrived in Düsseldorf, Germany, to attend the opening of the exhibition, Zurbarán: Maestro de los Detalles (Master of Detail), organized by the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum de Madrid and the Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf.

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HM King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Attends an Award Ceremony.

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On Friday, October 9, 2015, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands attended the 2015 Vrije Schilderkunst (Royal Award for Modern Painting) held at the Koninklijk Paleis in Amsterdam.

Established in 1871 by the late King Willem III the award is “…open to independent Dutch artist[s] under the age of 35 and carries four prizes worth 6,500 Euros.”

After the award ceremony His Majesty viewed an exhibition displaying the fantastic works by today’s winners as well as twenty other paintings submitted to the contest.

The Vrije Schilderkunst exhibition will be open to the public on October 10 – November 15, 2015 at the Koninklijk Paleis.

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(VIDEOS) HM Queen Rania of Jordan Attends the Women in the World Summit.

On Thursday, October 8, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan attended day 1 of the 2015 Women in the World Summit held at Cadogan Hall in London.  The focus of the two-day summit will “…highlight a new Generation Girl platform that will amplify the authentic voices of young women leaders and showcase role models for girls…” according to a press release.

During the gathering Her Majesty gave a one-on-one interview with the founder of Women for Women International, Ms. Zainab Salbi.

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(VIDEOS) The King and Queen of the Netherlands Visit the Province of Limburg.

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On Thursday, October 8, 2015, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands visited the cities of Heerlen, Kerkrade, and Sittard-Geleen in the province of Limburg in southeast Netherlands.

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(VIDEO) HRH Princess Caroline of Hanover Presides Over the 2015 Prix de la Fondation Prince Pierre.

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On Tuesday, October 6, 2015, Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Hanover presented the 2015 Prix de la Fondation Prince Pierre (FPP) to six winners inside the Salon des Glaces at the Palais Princier in Monaco.  Later in the afternoon, the lovely princess arrived at the Salle Garnier at the Casino de Monte-Carlo to attend the prestigious FPP award ceremony.

The winners of the 2015 Prix de la Fondation Prince Pierre are:

Lauréat du Prix Littéraire
Ms. Chantal Thomas

Lauréat de la Bourse de la Découverte
Mr. Jean-Noël Orengo

Coup de Coeur des Lycéens
Ms. Etienne Guéreau

Prix de Composition Musicale
Mr. George Benjamin

Coup de Coeur des Jeunes Mélomanes
Mr. Erkki-Sven Tüür

Prix pour un essai critique sur l’art contemporain
Ms. Zian Chen

Established in 1966 by the late HSH Prince Rainier III of Monaco in honor of his father, HSH Prince Pierre of Monaco, the Fondation Prince Pierre aims to promote contemporary art, literature, and music.

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HM Queen Margrethe II of Denmark Opens an Exhibition.

QMIIOn Wednesday, October 7, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II and His Royal Highness Prince Henrik of Denmark arrived at the Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen to officially open the exhibition, Eckersberg: En Smuk Løgn.

The exhibition showcases the works of the late Danish artist, Mr. Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg.

Eckersberg: En Smuk Løgn will be open to the public on October 8-January 24, 2016.

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HM King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Opens a Children’s Hospital.

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On Wednesday, October 7, 2015, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands officially opened the newly restored Emma Kinderziekenhuis (children’s hospital) at the Academisch Medisch Centrum (AMC) in Amsterdam.

After the opening His Majesty was given a tour of the facility as well as met with staff and patients from various departments within the children’s hospital.

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(VIDEO) HM Queen Rania of Jordan Visits a Retirement Home.

On October 6, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan visited the Home of the Human Care in Fuhais, Jordan.

According to Petra News during today’s visit Her Majesty:

“…toured the home, which consists of three floors; the ground floor includes the reception area, offices, kitchen, laundry and the nuns’ rooms. Each of the first and second floors include 30 rooms for the elderly, a common room, a dining room, and other multipurpose rooms.

Her Majesty also visited and checked on one of the residents, a 96-year-old woman. She also thanked the team running the home and commended the quality of service and care provided.

The home — run by the Franciscan Sisters of the Cross Congregation of Lebanon — is built on a plot of land donated by Late Father Yousef Ne’mat, whose daughter is currently a nun at the Home. Father Ne’mat also contributed the cost of construction. Services provided by the home are considered of high standard and include nursing, spiritual and human care in addition to entertainment services. Father Hikmat Haddadin contributed a seed fund to start the building of a new extension.”

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