(VIDEOS) TRHs The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Visit the Maya Archaeological Site, Caracol.

On Monday, March 21, 2022, Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the Mayan archaeological site, Caracol, located in the Chiquibil Forest in Belize.

According to the official website for Caracol in 650 AD the:

“…urban area of Caracol had a radius of approximately 10 kilometers around the site’s epicenter. It covered an area much larger than present day Belize City (the largest metropolitan area in the country of Belize) and supported more than twice the modern city’s population. Urban Caracol maintained a population of over 100,000 people through the creation of an immense agricultural field system and through elaborate city planning. Caracol is noted not only for its size during the Maya Classic era (A.D. 250-950), but also for its prowess in war; this includes an A.D. 562 defeat of Tikal (Guatemala) and a subsequent conquest of Naranjo (Guatemala) in A.D. 631.”

During today’s visit, the royal couple was given a tour of the archaeological site and informed of its fascinating history. Thereafter, they visited the British Army Training Support Unit at the Chiquibul Forest Reserve.

In the evening, The Duke and Duchess attended a special reception hosted by the Governor-General of Belize in celebration of Her Majesty Platinum Jubilee year in Cahal Pech, Belize.

(VIDEOS) News Regarding His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco.

On Monday, March 21, 2022, it was announced that the amazing documentary entitled, Alick and Albert, has been nominated in six categories in the upcoming Queensland Australia Film Network Awards. The documentary tells the story of the unique and special friendship between His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco and famed Australian artist, Mr. Alick Tipoti.

The categories for which the documentary film is nominated are Best Documentary, Best Composer/Musical Score, Best Cinematographer, Best Director, Best Producer, and Best Editor.

In 2016, the sovereign prince and the artist first met during the opening of the exhibition, Taba Naba: Australia, Oceania, Arts of the Peoples of the Sea, at the Musée Océanographique de Monaco. The sovereign prince, who is known for his efforts to tackle climate change and his commitment to protect the marine environment, visited Mr. Tipoti and his family at his home on remote Badu Island in the Torres Strait, in Queensland. The meeting formed the idea for the documentary, Alick and Albert, which also includes tales of the Badulgal people of Badu and the Monégasque people of Monaco.

The documentary, directed by Mr. Douglas Watkin, tells the story of “…two communities on opposite sides of the planet, Monaco and Badu Island, which are concerned by climate change and the many threats to the future of the Ocean…” according to the official site for the documentary.

If you have never seen the documentary, Alick and Albert, I highly recommend that you watch it… the film is simply brilliant.

In other news, this afternoon Prince Albert II viewed The Northbound Exhibition: Connected By the Sea at the Musée Océanographique de Monaco. According to a press release, via the Musee Océanographique, the exhibit:

“…brings together 24 paintings and photographs: historical and contemporary works which illustrate the role of the North Sea and the importance of preserving its coastal and marine areas.

The Northbound Exhibition: Connected By the Sea, scheduled as part of the Monaco Ocean Week, will be complemented by a scientific symposium entitled, The North Sea, a Sea of Solutions, on May 11, 2022.”

Click the link below to view photos:

https://www.legion-media.ru/item/en/1/57327011

HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark Participates in a Ski Race in Nuuk, Greenland.

Photo courtesy of the Danish Royal Court

On Sunday, March 20, 2022, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark participated in the NSP Ski Club Handicap Race in Nuuk, Greenland.

According to the Greenlandic newspaper, Sermitsiaq AG:

“Participants skied blindfolded while being guided by their partner on the route. About 20 attended the event where there are different lengths on the route. Children up to the age of six had to run 200 meters each in the paired relay, while adults and exercisers had to run 1 kilometer each blindfolded.”

The Crown Prince is in Greenland to film the upcoming in the Danish network, DR1, documentary about the Danish Commonwealth and the efforts to strengthen ties with the Faroe Islands and Greenland.

You can read more about the upcoming documentary in the link below:

Please click the link below to view photos of Crown Prince Frederik participating in the ski race:

https://sermitsiaq.ag/kronprins-nsps-handicaploeb

(VIDEO) HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden Presides an Award Ceremony in Stockholm.

Skip to the -13:32 mark to watch the Crown Princess present the prizes

On Monday, March 21, 2022, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden arrived at the Riddarhuset in Stockholm to preside over the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History, and Antiquities Prize Ceremony.

And, that’s it.

Click the link below to view a photo gallery from PPE News Agency:

(VIDEO) His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Participates in the 13th Edition of the Monaco Blue Initiative.

On Monday, March 21, 2022, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco participated in the second day of the 13th Edition of the Monaco Blue Initiative held at the Musée Océanographique de Monaco in Monaco-Ville.

Established in 2010 by the sovereign prince, the Monaco Blue Initiative is a platform that “..brings together major players in the Ocean sector to discuss current and future challenges of Ocean management and conservation.”

Topics discussed during today’s gathering included the need for a new bold vision for Ocean conservation, including raising ambition in the face of emerging challenges, how to build on best practices and success stories in Ocean conservation to scale up the sustainable blue economy, and ways to channel and scale-up blue finance to accelerate the transition to an Ocean-positive economy.

Every year, the Monaco Blue Initiative is organized by the Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco and the Institut Océanographique Fondation Albert I.

Photos courtesy of the Palais Princier and the Musée Océanographique de monaco

(VIDEOS) TMs King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain Attend the Premios Nacionales de Innovación y de Diseño in Valencia.

On Monday, March 21, 2022, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain attended the Premios Nacionales de Innovación y de Diseño (Innovation And Design National Awards) held at the Palacio de Congresos in Valencia, Spain.

According to the Spanish royal court, the Premios Nacionales de Innovación y de Diseño aims to recognize individuals and organizations that have:

“…made innovation an essential element in the development of their professional strategy and business growth. Likewise, professionals and companies that have contributed significantly to increasing the prestige of Spanish design and entities that, by incorporating it into their business strategy, have shown that design is a powerful lever for innovation and competitiveness are rewarded.

Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan Visits a Communications Company in Amman.

Photo courtesy of Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan

On Monday, March 21, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan visited the cloud telephony communications company, Masqsam, in Amman, Jordan.

Now, I’m sure at this moment you’re wondering “what in the heck is a cloud telephony communications company?” Well, cloud telephony is an internet-based voice communication service (VoIP) where “…the telephony application is hosted by a third-party provider.” Still confused? In simple terms, according to Tech Target, cloud telephony is a:

“…type of unified communications as a service (UCaaS) that offers voice communication services through a third-party host. UCaaS replaces the need for conventional enterprise telephone systems, such as private branch exchange (PBX).”

Okay, enough of the techie stuff, let’s get back to the amazing Queen Rania.

Upon her arrival, Her Majesty was warmly greeted by the team behind the local cloud telephony company including its co-founders, CEO Mr. Sinan Taifour and the Director of Business, Mr. Fouad Jeryes. Thereafter Her Majesty participated in a meeting whereupon discussions focused on the “…inspiration behind its unique services and its plans for the future…” according to a press release.

Her Majesty Queen Rania completed her visit with a tour of the office, where she greeted Maqsam’s employees. The company employs 45 people, including a number with experience working with global tech giants such as Google, Amazon, Expedia, and Verizon. Last month, the company won grand prize at the LEAP Expo, a tech debut exhibition in Saudi Arabia.