TRHs Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie of Luxembourg Visit the Liewenshaff Socio-Educational Center

On Friday, March 11, 2022, Their Royal Highnesses Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie of Luxembourg visited the Liewenshaff Socio-Educational Center in Merscheid, Luxembourg.

Established in 1992 by the non-profit organization, Päerds Atelier, volunteers from the Liewenshaff Socio-Educational Center provide “…help for young people over the age of 16 with behavioral difficulties and/or those who dropped out of school…” according to the Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg.

The Liewenshaff Socio-Educational Center currently has twenty students who are supported by an educational and multi-disciplinary team. In a workshop, a teacher ensures the “…professionalization of young people through five modules: Iron, Agronomy, Horticulture, Cooking and Industrial Cleaning. “

Anyway, during today’s visit the royal couple met with students, staff, and toured the Liewenshaff Socio-Educational Center grounds.

And, that’s it!

Photos courtesy of the Cour Grand-Ducale/S.Margue

HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden Participates in Foreign Policy and Security Meetings.

On Friday, March 11, 2022, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden participated in a meeting with the Director of the Finnish Institute, Mr. Anders Eriksson. During the meeting the Crown Princess was briefed on current issues concerning Finland and how Finland is affected by the conflict in Ukraine.

Later in the afternoon, Crown Princess Victoria met with author and Middle Eastern analyst, Ms. Bitte Hammargren. Ms. Hammargren informed Her Royal Highness about the “…security policy situation in the Middle East with a focus on population, trade, climate and risks of new terrorist threats…” according to the Swedish royal court.

Photos courtesy of the Swedish royal court/S.Friberg

HRH The Prince of Wales Meets “Heroes of the Pandemic” Stamp Design Competition Winners

On Thursday, March 10, 2022, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales met with winners of the Royal Mail’s, Heros of the Pandemic, stamp design competition during a reception at Clarence House in London, England.

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HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and The Mary Fonden Donate Money to Help Ukrainian Children

On Friday, March 11, 2022, it was announced that Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and The Mary Fonden (Foundation) have donated 300,00 Danish Krone (roughly $44,184) to support Børns Vilkår’s work to help Ukrainian children.

The organization recently started a fundraiser for “…children’s phones in Ukraine and the surrounding countries. Børns Vilkår will also be able to support Ukrainian children who come to Denmark and call BørneTelefonen…” according to a press release via the Mary Fonden.

In a statement Crown Princess Mary noted:

It is unbearable to hear about the many Ukrainian children who are currently going through the horrors of war.  With the donation, we at the Mary Fonden want to contribute to Ukrainian children having a place to call, where they are heard and hopefully can get some concrete good advice in the difficult situation they are in. Whether they are still in Ukraine and the surrounding countries or in Denmark.”

HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark Participates in a Meeting with the Danish Red Cross

On Friday, March 11, 2022, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark along the Danish Red Cross Secretary General, Mr. Anders Ladekarl and Danish Red Cross National Chief, Ms. Marie-Louise Gotholdt, participated in a meeting in Copenhagen regarding the Danish Red Cross’ activities in Ukraine. The Crown Prince is Patron of the organization.

Per a press release from the Danish Red Cross, the humanitarian organization currently has a team of:

“… twelve men gathered in Chernivtsi in southwestern Ukraine consisting of i.a. logisticians, disaster coordinators and delegates specializing in mental health first aid. The team ensures that the emergency aid reaches some of the hundreds of thousands of refugees who are on the run internally in the country.

‘It is a humanitarian catastrophe that is unfolding before our eyes. I saw mile-long queues of pedestrians, mostly women and children, in the icy cold on their way away from fighting to safer places in the country. They need help – very basic emergency help such as food and blankets and hygiene items, but also mental first aid,’ said Anders Ladekarl.”

The meeting was also attended by the Danish Red Cross Country Manager in Ukraine, Mr. Antoine Terrien, via online. He reported on the very complicated operation that is currently underway in Ukraine. The aid from Denmark and many other countries is collected in warehouses in Chernivtsi, and from there it is distributed to all parts of the country by the Ukrainian Red Cross with logistical support from Danish Red Cross.

The Crown Prince asked Mr. Antoine Terrien how this took place in practice and how the communication takes place. The Mr. Terrien described how the Ukrainian Red Cross’ 6,000 volunteers and staff assess local needs and order the necessary emergency assistance. Regarding communication, Mr. Antoine Terrien reported on extremely difficult conditions with little or no internet and major operational disruptions on the mobile network.

10 days into the conflict, the Danish Red Cross has jointly distributed 600 tons of emergency aid, established six emergency aid depots and a transit depot. So far, 44 million Danish Krone has been purchased including blankets, mattresses, hygiene packages and food for distribution over the coming weeks.

“The primary reason why the Red Cross in Denmark plays such a large and central role is that we have worked in the country for many years and established a close collaboration with the Ukrainian Red Cross. It gives us a very strong starting point and enables us to work on behalf of the entire Red Cross movement in Ukraine, ”says Anders Ladekarl.

Photos courtesy of the Danish Red Cross/J.Dall

(VIDEO) HRH Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands Volunteers at the De Schaapskooi Farm

On Friday, March 11, 2022, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands volunteered at the De Schaapskooi Farm and Petting Zoo in Bilthoven, Netherlands. The volunteer program is part of the NLdoet Volunteer Campaign of the Oranje Fonds.

According to RVD, the De Schaapskooi farm is:

“… located in the middle of a residential area in Bilthoven. It is a neighborhood meeting place for children and adults. [Along with farm animals] there is also a maze, a playground and a tea house.

At De Schaapskooi, the daily activities are performed by people with intellectual disabilities. Every day about twelve to fifteen employees work on the farm at De Schaapskooi. They are assisted by professional counselors and volunteers.”

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(VIDEOS) HM Queen Letizia of Spain Attends the 75th Edition of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid

On Friday, March 11, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain attended the 75th Edition of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid held at the Feria de Madrid in Madrid, Spain.

Organized by IFEMA Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid is Spain’s number one fashion show and the leading showcase for raising the profile of Spanish fashion around the world. Both well-established designers and rising young talents of the moment on the EGO catwalk to launch their collections at these shows.

Her Majesty Queen Letizia began her visit by participating in a meeting with various members of the Catwalk Fashion Committee . After the meeting, Her Majesty met with MBFW Madrid established designers as well as young designers and sponsors who make fashion week possible. Her Majesty concluded her visit by touring backstage with designers, models, hair stylists, make-up artists and more.