On February 24, 2022, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco attended the 2022 Scientific Symposium: From Arctic to Antarctic ‘The Cold is Getting Hot!’ held at the Musée Océanographique de Monaco in Monaco-ville, Monaco.
In his opening speech the sovereign prince noted the “…importance of scientific expertise and data to address the challenges in polar regions, and adopt the necessary policies, moving towards a sustainable future…” according to the organization Earth Negotiations Bulletin.
Over 100 polar scientists and stakeholders are expected to participate in this two-day symposium which includes a round table discussion on how the polar regions are being hit hard by climate change, how the consequences of these changes will be felt far beyond the poles and why this is of direct concern to all of us.
On February 24, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain attended the opening of the 41st Edition of the Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo-ARCO Madrid held IFEMA in Mardid, Spain.
Established in 1982, the ARCO Madrid is Spain’s international contemporary art fair and is one of the main art market platforms as well as an essential piece in the international circuit dedicated to the promotion and diffusion of artistic creation.
On the afternoon of Thursday, February 24, 2022, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark attended the 2022 EliteForsk Priser (Elite Forsk Prizes) at Moltkes Palæ in Copenhagen.
Established in 2007, the Danish Ministry of Education and Research presents Elite Forsk Prizes each year to leading researchers in their respected field. The goal is to raise awareness about research in Denmark.
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On Thursday, February 24, 2022, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden attended the inauguration of the Avicii Experience Interactive Museum at Space Stockholm. The well-known Swedish DJ and songwriter, Avicii, born Tim Bergling, died of suicide on April 20, 2018 after years of battling drug and alcohol addiction. He was 28 years old.
The Avicii Experience Interactive Museum honors as well as remembers the life of the late DJ via videos, memorabilia, photos and unpublished music.
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On Thursday, February 24, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands visited the !WOON Foundation in Amsterdam.
According to RVD, the !WOON Foundation offers “…social-legal assistance, information and advice to tenants and owner-occupiers, both on an individual and collective level…”
During today’s visit Her Majesty spoke with various individuals, young and old, rental home seekers about the housing shortage in the Netherlands. Her Majesty also spent time with !WOON Foundation volunteers who provide assistance to those searching for affordable as well as available homes.
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On Thursday, February 24, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium visited Zonnebos, a specialized secondary school in Schlide as part of Anti-Bullying Week in Belgium.
During this morning’s visit Her Majesty was informed about the school’s anti-bullying policy which recently won the school a silver medal for their program, Bullying: That’s Not Possible. Her Majesty also participated in various activities at the school that raises awareness about bullying. An important moment of during today’s visit included a story of a student who was a victim of bullying and harassment in school.
The young man shared his story after seeing a video which included a whole series of interventions by young victims of bullying. When Her Majesty asked the students what they thought of the video footage, one of students replied: ” It happened to me too…” Her Majesty immediately took an interest in the young man’s story and asked him if he had been able to discuss it at school. “It’s a first step to talk about it like you do ,” she told the young man.
According to the Belgian royal court, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde:
“…concluded her visit by attending a Hippotherapy demonstration. The school relies on horses to help children overcome their difficulties and behavioral problems.”
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