On Vacation… Again.

Well, ladies and gentleman it is that time of year again where I will be on vacation for one month.

So, where will I be?  Panama.  In the video above will give you a glimpse of my lovely little village in Panama.

Anyway, hopefully I will be able to bring you the latest royal news from time to time (there is limited internet access where I live) so if you would like to check back to my little ‘ole blog please do so.

And, with that… have a wonderful day everyone!

🙂

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(VIDEO) Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Visits the Zadkine Startcollege in Rotterdam.

On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands made a surprise visit to the Zadkine Startcollege in Rotterdam.  During today’s visit Her Majesty was given a tour of the school as well as met with students and staff.

(VIDEOS) HM King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Opens the Erasmus Experience.

On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands officially opened the Erasmus Experience held at the Bibliotheek Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

The library houses the world’s largest collection of books and letters by the famous the Dutch humanist, Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus. Approximately five thousand of these works form the basis for the interactive and permanent exhibition, Erasmus Experience.

Please click here to view photos.

HM Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Attends a Celebration in Zoetermeer.

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On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands attended the 10th anniversary celebrations of the Stichting Participatie, Integratie en Emancipatie Zoetermeer (Piëzo) in Zoetermeer.

According to RVD, the foundation:

“…focuses on people in vulnerable situations and gives them support in finding their way in society.

Ten years ago, the foundation has devised its own method to teach people to develop their talents and abilities. These ‘Piezo Methodology’ uses a five-step plan. The intended end result is that the participants are given sufficient basis for example, to get an education, to participate in the workforce or to volunteer. Piezo works partly with volunteers who have completed the program.

In 2006, the foundation began in one location. Today, there are four ‘Piezo Centres’ in Zoetermeer.  At these locations participants can follow the whole program. There is also a Piezo Support Centre. Since the focus is on the first three steps of the program; increase self-confidence and social empowerment; inventory of meaningful activities and participation in learning paths. There is also a craft workshop set up where people learn to self odd jobs to do around the house.” 

Please click here and here to view photos.

Photo courtesy of RVD/HKH

(VIDEO) HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Visits the Research Vessel, André Malraux.

 

On Tuesday, September 27, 2016, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco accompanied by the Minister of State of Monaco, Mr. Serge Telle, and various Monégasques government officials visited the French research vessel, André Malraux, at the Port of Fontvieille in Monaco.

During yesterday’s visit the sovereign prince was given a tour of the vessel and learned more about the robotics program developed by DRASSM (Department of Underwater Archaeological Research and Submarine).  Prince Albert II also learned about the robots used by the DRASSM which photograph and model 3D shipwrecks lying at great depths as Danton (1025m) collects items several hundred meters from the surface.  The sovereign prince was also informed about other ongoing projects including the humanoid robot Ocean One.

(VIDEO) Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Hanover Attends the Opening of the Exhibition Danse, Danse, Danse.

On Friday, September 23, 2016, Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Hanover attended the opening of the exhibition entitled, Danse, Danse, Danse, held inside the Villa Paloma at the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco.

The exhibition, in collaboration with the Pavillon Bosio, Art & Scénographie, École Supérieure d’Arts Plastiques de la Ville de Monaco and Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo in the frame of the Monaco Dance Forum, takes place in:

“…three phases concentrating on choreography and its displacements, its collaborations and its extensions. The exhibition is inhabited by dance and its images, the body and its different rhythms, from rehearsal to public presentation. A workshop involves research of the living within the museum space, associating works, dancers and artist-stage designers. A symposium initiates the debate on the inhabited exhibitions and the spaces open to the multiple territories of art.”

(VIDEO) HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Inaugurates the Princess Grace Salon in NYC.

On Friday, September 23, 2016, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco accompanied by his niece, Miss Pauline Ducruet, arrived at the Cartier Mansion on Fifth Avenue in New York City to attend the inauguration of the new Princess Grace Salon.

According to the Hollywood Reporter the oval-shaped salon “…features several portraits of the former Grace Kelly in her Cartier diamonds — a ruby and diamond set seen in one photo is meant to conjure thoughts of Monaco’s red and white flag — while the principality’s coat of arms also adorns each wall of the salon, the first time Monaco has approved its use in a boutique.”

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Photos courtesy of the Palais Princier

Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Attends a Conference in Katwijk.

koningin-maxima-okt-15-lOn Monday, September 26, 2016, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands attended the FMO Future of Finance Conference held at the TheaterHangaar in Katwijk.

According to RVD, the purpose of the three-day conference is for attendees to “…gain new insights and exchange knowledge and experiences in the field of inclusive finance in developing countries. More than 350 national and international bankers from more than 60 countries [will participate in] plenary sessions, roundtable discussions and workshops.”

During today’s event Her Majesty Queen Maxima received the book, Banking for a Better World, from the CEO of FMO, Mr. Nanno Kleiterp.

Please click here and here to view photos.

Photo courtesy of RVD/HKH

(VIDEO) TSHs Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco Attend the 4th Edition of the Monte-Carlo Polo Cup.

On Sunday, September 18, 2016, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco attended the 4th Edition of the Monte-Carlo Polo Cup held at the Domaine de Vire-Vent in the hills above lovely old Monaco.

The sovereign prince is patron of the Monte-Carlo Polo Cup.