On Friday, February 18, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium visited the hospital ship, Global Mercy, in the port of Antwerp. The Global Mercy is the largest hospital ship in the world; moreover, this impressive ship is equipped with:
“…with 199 beds, 6 operating theatres, a laboratory, scanners, an auditorium for the training and supervision of local nursing staff and a school for the children of the staff. Everything is managed by 600 volunteers.”
According to the Belgian royal court the Global Mercy “…aims to facilitate access to medical and surgical care for poor patients in Africa. This project is part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, of which Her Majesty The Queen is a Patron.”
To watch a news video from VRT News regarding yesterday’s visit to the hospital ship, Global Mercy, please click the link below:
On Thursday, February 17, 2022, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco briefly spoke with the newspaper, Monaco Matin, whilst on holiday with his two children, His Serene Highness Hereditary Prince Jaques and Her Serene Highness Princess Gabriella of Monaco.
In his brief comment the sovereign prince noted that “…Princess Charlene is doing much better and I hope she will be back in the Principality very soon.” The princess entered a treatment facility, for physical and mental exhaustion, last November immediately after returning to Monaco from her native country of South Africa.
Last August of 2021, Her Imperial and Royal Highness Archduchess Kathleen of Austria, Kathleen de Habsbourg-Lorraine spoke with Endow podcaster, Ms. Simone Rizkallah.
In the 36:54 minute interview the American-born Archduchess discussed:
“…her transition from American to European Catholicism as well as her beautiful vocation story and how her husband Archduke Imre’s great-grandfather Charles I of Austria and his wife Empress Zita, the last monarchs of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, played a role.”
If you’re interested in learning more about Archduchess Kathleen of Austria as well as to read an article from the wonderful royal news website, Luxarazzi, about her wedding to His Imperial and Royal Highness Archduke Imre of Austria please click the link below: