(VIDEO) Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan Attends the Women on the Front Lines Conference.

On Wednesday, December 7, 2016, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan attended the Women on the Front Lines conference in Amman, Jordan.

According to a press release during today’s conference Her Majesty attended the panel discussion, Asking the Hard Questions, which focused on:

“…women’s influential role in the media, and addressed the challenges they face while conducting interviews, especially when tackling a tough line of questioning with male interviewees.

jordan4Participants in the conference included a number of prominent women from the fields of politics, media, and economics. Other prominent speakers included the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Sigrid Kaag, Egyptian International Cooperation Minister Sahar Nasr, CNN presenter Becky Anderson, President of the Jordanian Business and Professional Women Association Senator Haifa Najjar, and Iranian-American astronaut Anousheh Ansari.

Women on The Front Lines is an annual conference organized by the May Chidiac Foundation bringing together some of the world’s most influential women, who have inspired leadership, change, and sustainability in their fields.

The Foundation, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to training, research and education on media, democracy, and social welfare, was established in 2009 by Lebanese broadcast journalist Dr. May Chidiac, who survived an assassination attempt in Lebanon in 2005.jordan-09-20-18

The foundation also runs an affiliated non-profit media institute that aims to foster the values of freedom of expression, human rights and democracy in media production industries by providing young professionals with state-of-the-art technical facilities and training programs.”

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(VIDEO) His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales Visits the Bank of England.

On Wednesday, December 7, 2016, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales visited the Bank of England in London.

According to a Bank of England press release during today’s visit the prince was given a:

“…tour [that] covered the different aspects of the Bank’s work to maintain monetary and financial stability.

The tour began with a private meeting with the Governors to cover recent market and policy developments. His Royal Highness then visited our Museum to learn about our public outreach and meet school children from Virginia Primary School in Tower Hamlets.

The tour continued with a visit to Taylor’s Treasury, the newly refurbished area of the Bank uncovered after almost 45 years hidden and recently awarded a City of London Heritage Trust Award. Here His Royal Highness met scholarship students and representatives from the Bank’s employee-led networks. A private briefing from Bank staff on the various policy committees and matters such as house price inflation, cyber security and the Real Time Gross Settlement System followed this. The tour concluded with a visit to the gold vaults where around 400,000 bars of gold, worth over £100 billion, are held.

Commenting on the visit, Governor Mark Carney said: ‘Today has been a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate the breadth of the Bank’s work and how our remit has evolved since His Royal Highness last visited. I am pleased His Royal Highness had the chance to meet with a range of colleagues from across the Bank to experience the ways in which we work to promote the good of the people of the United Kingdom.'” 

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(VIDEOS) Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Meets with Students at the Thomas More Hogeschool.

On Wednesday, December 7, 2016, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands accompanied by the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Ms. Jet Bussemaker, visited the teacher training college at the Thomas More Hogeschool in Rotterdam.

According to RVD, during today’s visit Her Majesty and Ms. Bussemaker discussed:

“…music developments in the teacher training courses. Queen Maxima is Honorary President of the Platform Ambassadors ‘More Music in the Classroom’.

‘More Music in the Classroom’ contributes to the realization of structural music education in primary schools. Queen Maxima, Ms. Bussemaker and music ambassadors met with the directors of 25 teacher training courses and music teachers to talk about different views on the design and implementation of music education.”

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HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark Visits Kræftværket.

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On the morning of Wednesday, December 7, 2016, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark visited Kræftværket (CancerWork) at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen.

According to the Danish royal court, Kræftværket is a:

“… meeting place for young individuals, between the ages of 15-29 years old, who are being treated for Cancer at Rigshospitalet. In addition, CancerWork’s young ambassadors and volunteers give support to young Cancer patients and organizes events and excursions.

denmark5Cancer Work and youth friendly wards is in collaboration between the Finsen Centre, Juliane Marie Centre and Youth Medicine Knowledge. CancerWork and young wards are also a part of the project ‘Ungdomsliv og Kræft’ funded by the Børnecancerfonden, Kræftens Bekæmpelse and the  Rigshospitalet.”

Photos courtesy of the Danish royal court.