(VIDEO) TRHs The Earl and Countess of Wessex Speak with the Members of the Winter Paralympic GB Team

Recently, Their Royal Highnesses The Earl and Countess of Wessex spoke with two members of the Winter Paralympic Ski Team regarding the upcoming Winter Paralympic Games in Beijing, China.

The Earl of Wessex is Patron of the British Paralympic Association.

HRH Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg Visits the Victor Buck Services in Foetz.

On Thursday, March 3, 2022, His Royal Highness Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg accompanied by the Minister of Economy, Mr. Franz Fayot, visited the Victor Buck Services (VBS) in Foetz, Luxembourg. The VBS specializes in the collection, management and secure distribution of information and data essential to businesses.

According to the VBS press release, during yesterday’s the visit to the VBS production site, company representatives:

“…presented the evolution and perspectives of its activities [to Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Mr. Fayot], especially the different manufacturing steps of its new activity: The Industrial Printing of Electronic Antennas. This new factory, exclusively based in Luxembourg, stands out by its innovative and eco-friendly manufacturing process for printed electronics.

Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan Visits the Award Winning Design Company, Twelve Degrees, in Amman.

Photo courtesy of The Royal Hashemite Court/Queen Rania

On Tuesday, March 1, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan visited the Twelve Degrees Design and Innovation Studio in Amman, Jordan,

Upon her arrival Queen Rania was welcomed at Twelve Degrees Design by its founder and design director, Ms. Sahar Madanat, before joining a group of the studio’s multidisciplinary engineers and designers, who briefed her on their ongoing projects and future plans.

A multi-faceted Jordanian design and innovation studio, Twelve Degrees specializes in product design, user research, and user experience. Its team works independently and alongside clients to create products that meet a specific need, such as tableware designed for people with physical disabilities, a wearable smart flashlight, and sustainable furniture made from local agricultural waste.

During the meeting, the Twelve Degrees Design team explained their scientific approach to the different stages of product innovation, from market research and concept generation to design development, testing, and prototyping. The studio also offers training workshops, user research, and design communication services.

Her Majesty Queen Rania also toured the Twelve Degrees Design workshop and viewed a number of the studio’s internationally recognized products. She also spoke with a group of Twelve Degrees’ clients and trainees about projects currently being incubated and developed by the studio. 

Founded in 2013, Twelve Degrees has won over 30 international awards to date, including the German Red Dot Award, the Australian Good Design Award, and the U.S.-based International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) and Spark Design Awards.

Photo courtesy of The Royal Hashemite Court/Queen Rania
Photo courtesy of The Royal Hashemite Court/Queen Rania

(VIDEO) Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain Visits the Basílica de Jesús de Medinaceli

On Friday, March 4, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain visited the Basílica de Jesús de Medinaceli in Madrid.

For the past 300 years it has been a tradition for members of the Spanish royal family to visit the Basílica de Jesús de Medinaceli on the first Friday of March to venerate His image.

Basílica de Jesús de Medinaceli is one of the five basilicas that exist in Madrid, famous for housing the image of the Cristo de Medinaceli, a 17th-century Nazarene Christ of great devotion among the people of Madrid. Every year, on the first Friday of March, a popular kissing of the image is celebrated.

Declared a minor basilica by Pope Paul VI in 1973, the Basílica de Jesús de Medinaceli sits atop on the old Convent of the Barefoot Trinitarians of Our Lady of the Incarnation. It is the canonical seat of the Archicofradía Primaria de la Real e Ilustre Esclavitud de Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno de Medinaceli. Currently, it is governed by the community of the  Orden de los Hermanos Menores Capuchinos.

HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and His Two Youngest Children Visit the Ukraine Embassy in Copenhagen

On the morning of Friday, March 4, 2022, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark accompanied by his two youngest children, HRH Prince Vincent and HRH Princess Josephine, visited the Ukraine Embassy in Copenhagen.

The royal trio placed flowers in front of the Ukraine Embassy to show their support and respect for the country as well as its people. According to the Danish magazine, Billed Bladet, Crown Prince Frederik commented on the ongoing situation in Ukraine:

“It is infinitely sad what we are experiencing in Europe right now, and it is heartbreaking to follow the situation in Ukraine. My family and I are deeply touched by the images and stories we are witnessing daily. It makes a very big impression. 

Fortunately, we can also tell our children about the unity that the rest of Europe and the world community are showing the Ukrainian people, and about the great relief work that is going on. It is important that we maintain hope and share the good that also happens in the midst of all the cruel.

Before starting school this morning, my youngest children and I made our way past the Ukrainian embassy. On behalf of my family, I send the warmest thoughts to the Ukrainian people.”

Photo courtesy of the Danish Royal Court/Keld Navntoft
Photo courtesy of the Danish Royal Court/Keld Navntoft
Photo courtesy of the Danish Royal Court/Keld Navntoft