(VIDEO) Members of the Princely Family in Monaco Attend a Charity Auction.

On the evening of December 1, 2016, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco accompanied by Her Serene Highness Princess Stephanie of Monaco and her daughter, Miss Camille Gottlieb, attended the 2016 Fight AIDS Monaco Auction in Monte-Carlo.

monaco2The money raised — €297,500 — during last evening’s auction were donated to the non-profit organization, Fight AIDS Monaco, which continues to “…develop the actions of information and HIV prevention, but also to continue supporting people living with HIV.” 

Photos courtesy of the Palais Princier

Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden Opens an Exhibition at Drottningholms Slott.


On Thursday, December 1, 2016, Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden officially opened the floral exhibition, Baroque Blomsterjul, Drottningholms Slott in Stockholm.

Curated by the Swedish court florist, Mr. Claes Carlsson, the exhibition displays:

“…a fragrant and colorful experience in the spirit of Christmas.  The atmospheric arrangement combines decorative elements from Drottningholm Palace Theatre with dramatic lighting, capturing the spirit of the Baroque.

The display can be seen in the magnificent staircase and the adjoining guard’s halls. The staircase is among the grandest of Nicodemus Tessin the Elder’s architectural creations, featuring ornamentation typical of the Baroque period.”

Photo courtesy of the Swedish royal court

(VIDEO) Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Visits a Community Center in Waalre.

On the afternoon of Friday, December 2, 2016, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands visited the De Pracht community center in Waalre.

During today’s visit Her Majesty met with volunteers, employees, and individuals who participate in various programs at the center.

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(VIDEOS) HM Queen Letizia of Spain Participates in a Symposium in Rome, Italy.

On Friday, December 2, 2016, Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain arrived at the FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy, to participate in the Simposio Internacional Sistemas Alimentarios Sostenibles en favor de unas Dietas Saludables y de la Mejora de la Nutrición (International Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition).

Issues discussed during the meeting focused on:

“…policies and program options for shaping the food systems in ways that deliver foods for a healthy diet, focusing on concrete country experiences and challenges.

The target audience includes government officials with policy-making and program-design mandates from Agriculture, Nutrition, Health and other relevant sectors, as well as parliamentarians and non-state actors from civil society, private sector and research/academic institutions.

The symposium takes a systems approach and will concentrate on three main sub-themes: the supply side policies and measures for increasing access to healthy diets, demand side policies and measures for increasing access and empowering consumers to choose healthy diets and measures to strengthen accountability, resilience, and equity within the food system.”