(VIDEO) HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Attends the Opening of the Sixth Meeting of the Parties à l’ACCOBAMS.

On Tuesday, November 22, 2016, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco attended the opening of the Sixth Meeting of the Parties à l’ACCOBAMS in Monte-Carlo, Monaco.

The purpose of the four-day meeting is to adopt measures to improve knowledge of cetaceans, reduce threats from human activities and enhance understanding and techniques among the State parties, in addition to collaboration with other international organizations.

During Tuesday’s event the sovereign prince witnessed the launch of the ACCOBAMS Survey Initiative project. The purpose of the campaign is to assess populations of cetaceans and their distribution in the whole of the Mediterranean and the Black Sea by observers on specially equipped aircraft or ships has been made possible thanks to the MAVA Foundation and the commitment of all the ACCOBAMS countries. It will provide reliable data that is harmonized at the regional level to increase knowledge of cetaceans and ensure their protection.

In particular, the following will be studied: a joint protocol between the various international organizations for the management of cetacean strandings, the adoption of the principle of the systematic undertaking of independent impact studies prior to all work likely to generate underwater noise that could prove harmful to cetaceans, and decreasing the effects of interaction between cetaceans and human activities, such as fishing.

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HM Queen Margrethe II of Denmark Hosts a Royal Hunt. Gross.

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On Tuesday, November 22, 2016, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark hosted the traditional Kongejagt (King’s Hunt) in Grib Skov.

After the slaughter of dozens of innocent animals guests including Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark accompanied by her children — Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine — His Serene Highness Prince Gustav of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and his longtime partner and famous author, Miss Carina Axelsson, Baron Otto and Baroness Helle Reedtz-Thott, and a bunch of other extremely wealthy and noble people from Denmark as well as Germany gathered in front of Fredensborg Slot where they stared at a bunch of bloodied and otherwise dead Stag and Foxes for their amusement.

Gross.

Click here to view photos (WARNING some of the photos are pretty disgusting). 

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(VIDEOS) HM Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Attends a Workshop in Enschede.

 

On the afternoon of Tuesday, November 22, 2016, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands attended the Digitale Werkplaats (Digital Workshops) held at Hangar 11 at the Airport Twente in Enschede.

The workshop is a two-day initiative from Google Netherlands, Netherlands Qredits Microfinance and municipalities to promote digital skills among entrepreneurs.  Her Majesty is a “…member of the Dutch Committee for Entrepreneurship and Finance, an initiative of the Ministry of Economic Affairs which, among other things focuses on increasing access to finance for start-ups and existing businesses…” according to the Dutch news outlet, RTV Oost.

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(VIDEO) Decadence and Downfall: The Shah of Iran’s Ultimate Party.

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In 1971, the Shah of Iran, the self-proclaimed ‘king of kings’, celebrated 2,500 years of the Persian monarchy by throwing the greatest party in history. Money was no object – a lavish tent city, using 37km of silk, was erected in a specially created oasis. The world’s top restaurant at the time, Maxim’s, closed its doors for two weeks to cater the event, a five-course banquet served to over sixty of the world’s kings, queens and presidents, and washed down with some of the rarest wines known to man.

Over a decadent five-day period, guests were treated to a pageant of thousands of soldiers dressed in ancient Persian costume, a ‘son et lumiere’ at the foot of Darius the Great’s temple, and the opening of the Azadi Tower in Tehran, designed to honor the Shah himself.

Every party leaves a few hangovers. This one left a country reeling, never to recover. It crystallized the opposition, led by the Ayatollah Khomeini. More than any other event, this party marked the break between the king of kings and the people of Iran he reigned over.

 Click here to watch the documentary on Vimeo.

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(VIDEO) Members of the Princely Family of Monaco Celebrate Fête Nationale 2016.

On Saturday, November 19, 2016, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco accompanied by Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Hanover, Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra of Hanover, Her Serene Highness Princess Stephanie of Monaco, Mr. Louis Ducruet, Mr. and Mrs. Andrea Casiraghi and their two children — Sacha and India — Ms. Charlotte Casiraghi, Mr. and Mrs. Pierre Casiraghi, Baroness Elisabeth-Anne de Massy and her daughter, Miss Mélanie-Antoinette de Massy, Mr. Christopher LeVine and his son, Mr. Christopher LeVine, Jr. celebrated Fête Nationale 2016.

The day began with a ceremony inside the courtyard at the Palais Princier.  Thereafter, the princely family arrived at the Cathédrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee de Monaco to attend a Te Deum Mass led by Archbishop Bernard Barsi.

The day ended with the princely family making their traditional balcony appearance at the Palais where they waved to the proud and happy Monégasque citizens.

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