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!
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.
On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain attended the signing of a peace agreement between the government of Colombia and the FARC thus officially ending the 52 year war in Colombia.
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.
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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.”
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Photo courtesy of RVD/HKH
On Sunday, September 25, 2016, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco unveiled the new Venturi VM-FE-02 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. The new race car will make its début in the upcoming Formula One Grand Prix on October 9, 2016 in Hong Kong.
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.