(VIDEO) HRH The Duchess of Cambridge Attends an Award Ceremony in London.

On the evening of November 17, 2015, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge attended the Fostering Excellence Awards held at the BMA House in London, England.

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HRH The Princess Royal Opens the Inverness College UHI Building.

AnneOn Tuesday, November 17, 2015, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal opened the new £50million Inverness College, University of Highlands and Islands (UHI) building in Inverness, Scotland.

For more information about today’s opening as well as to view a photo please click here.

HRH The Earl of Wessex Opens the New University Technical College.

UTC3On Tuesday, November 17, 2015, His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex officially opened the new £10 million University Technical College at the University of Bolton in Bolton, England.

UTCDuring today’s opening The Earl of Wessex also “…unveiled a plaque at UTC naming the building ‘The Stoller Building’ after Dr Norman Stoller.  The building was named in recognition of his significant contribution to health care and his charitable works…” according to a UTC press release.  The earl also met with staff and students enrolled at the university.

Photos courtesy of UTC

(VIDEO) TRHs The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Visit the French Embassy in London.

On Tuesday, November 17, 2015, Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the French Embassy in London to sign the book of condolences for the victims of last Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris, France.

The November 13 attacks killed 129 innocent people and more than 300 were severely injured.

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(VIDEO) HM Queen Mathilde of Belgium Views an Exhibition at the Musée des Arts Contemporains.

On Tuesday, November 17, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium arrived at the Musée des Arts Contemporains in Hornu to view the special exhibition entitled, L’Homme, le Dragon et la Mort: La Gloire de Saint Georges (The Man, The Dragon, and The Death: The Glory of Saint George).

According to a press release the exhibition displays how the:

“…iconography of St. George and the dragon has always been a powerful driver of the European imagination. A selection of works on display (including paintings, sculptures, drawings and illuminated manuscripts) representing the saint in different forms, and the exhibition examines how St. George and the dragon are identified today with various battles of humanity against hostile forces, but also and perhaps above all against humanity itself as it seeks to define its destiny.

The success of the cult of St. George was considerable, and his fame spread throughout the Western world. He became the emblem of countries and regions in Europe such as England, Portugal, Catalonia and Aragon. A multi-faceted figure, St. George was also the patron saint of corporations, of various orders and of many European cities which were placed under his protection. This success accounts for the multiple depictions to be found in the largest European collections, as well as frequent appearances in popular traditions, which still constitute an intangible heritage that is showcased in this exhibition. Four contemporary artists are invited to show how this myth has retained its meaning even today: David Claerbout, Giuseppe Penone, Luc Tuymans and Angel Vergara Santiago.” 

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HM King Philippe of Belgium Attends a Summit in Brussels.

BelgiumOn Tuesday, November 17, 2015, His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium attended day two of the Enterprise 2020 Summit: The Future of Europe held at the Palais des Beaux-Arts (BOZAR) in Brussels.

According to a press release the high-level forum, organized by the  Commission Européenne, is the:

“…European corporate social responsibility movement’s initiative to encourage businesses to contribute to achieving the Europe 2020 goals by delivering high levels of employment, productivity and social cohesion.” 

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(VIDEO) The Prince and Princess of Monaco Visit the Croix Rouge Monégasque.

On the morning of Tuesday, November 17, 2015, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco, ahead of Fête Nationale, visited the headquarters of the Croix Rouge Monégasque in Monte-Carlo.

During today’s visit the lovely princess, sporting a new Jean Seburg style haircut, delivered bags of food supplies as well as other items to various Monégasque citizens.

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Photos courtesy of the Palais Princier