On Friday, March 25, 2022, Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge continued their royal visit to the beautiful Bahamas in celebration of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee year.
The day began with a visit to the Sybil Strachan Primary School in Nassau where The Duke and Duchess met with teachers, staff, and enthusiastic students. During their visit, the royal couple planted a tree and received a painting of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Soon, it was off to meet with healthcare workers “…who have been on the frontline of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic…” Then they were whisked off to watch a fabulous parade in Parliament Square and finally the royal couple participated in the Platinum Jubilee regatta.
This evening, The Duke and Duchess will attend the Governor-General’s reception held at the Baha Mar Beach Resort and Convention Center.
And, that’s it.
Please click here to view a photo gallery from today’s event.
On Friday, March 25, 2022, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain visited the lovely city of Sanlúcar de Barrameda in the province of Cádiz, Spain.
According to the Spanish royal court, His Majesty King Felipe VI began his day with a visit to the Biblioteca Pública Municipal Rafael Pablos. Whilst there, His Majesty met with various local government officials, associations, and institutions from the Sociedad Civil Sanluqueña. The king also received the Keys to the City from the mayor of Sanlúcar de Barrameda.
Thereafter, His Majesty visited a winery, attended a luncheon held in his honor, toured the Puerto de Bonanza, met with the locals, and much more. Overall, His Majesty King Felipe VI had a jam-packed day, and apparently, he had a fabulous time. Yay!
On Friday, March 25, 2022, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall continued their royal visit to fantastic Ireland as part of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee year.
During today’s visit, Their Royal Highnesses attended a celebration with traditional Irish music at the Brú Ború Cultural Center in Cashel, County Tipperary, met with the community at Cahir Farmers Market, and toured The Rock of Cashel which was “…originally the seat of the Kings of Munster, it is now one of Ireland’s most iconic tourist attractions…” according to Clarence House.
On Thursday, March 24, 2022, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway arrived at The Clarion Hotel: The Hub in Oslo to attend a conference organized by the Norsk Bibliotekforening.
The conference, held under the theme Les for Livet (Read for Life), consisted of a series of lectures, debates, and seminars on the library’s role in society, diversity, sustainability, digitalization, and knowledge dissemination.
According to the Norwegian royal court, during yesterday’s event, the four conference panelists discussed “…why we read less and how to encourage and motivate children and young people,in particular, to read more.”
On Friday, March 25, 2022, Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden and Her Royal Highness Princess Sofia of Sweden participated in a meeting with various aid organizations working in Ukraine.
According to the Swedish royal court, the meeting was:
“…held on the King and Queen’s initiative. [The goal of the meeting] was to contribute through the exchange of experience and collaboration to Swedish aid efforts to Ukraine strengthen children’s security and protection. Representatives from 22 organizations spoke about their activities in Ukraine and its neighboring countries and what the needs look like on the ground. Particular emphasis was placed on the vulnerable situation of children – both in war-torn Ukraine, during the flight in or out of the country and on the ground in the countries of arrival.”
Photos courtesy of the Swedish Royal Court/H. Garlöv
On Thursday, March 24, 2022, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands attended the start of the National Commemoration Year 1572 held at the Sint-Catharijnekerk in Brielle.
According to RVD, the celebrations will focus on, “…four values that have been at stake since the Eighty Years’ War: Freedom, Tolerance, Solidarity and Diversity, with attention to their current context.” On April 1, 1572, the Watergeuzen captured the port of Den Briel. In an article from Arts and Culture the take over of Den Briel marked a:
“…turning point in the uprising of the Low Countries against Spain in the Eighty Years’ War. Militarily the success was minor as the port of Brielle was undefended, but it provided the first foothold on land for the rebels at a time when the rebellion was all but crushed, and it offered the sign for a new revolt throughout the Netherlands which led to the formation of the Dutch Republic.”
During yesterday’s event, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander unveiled the memorial stone, Brielle 450 years Firstling of Freedom. The king also received the “…first copy of ‘Willem van Oranje in Letters: The Revolt in 1572’, presented by the chairman of the 1572-Municipalities Partnership.”
On Friday, March 25, 2022, the Norwegian court announced that Their Majesties King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway will not attend the Service of Thanksgiving held in remembrance for the late His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. The memorial will take place at Westminster Abbey on Tuesday, March 29.
The reason for the unfortunate cancellation is due to His Majesty King Harald V’s recovery from COVID-19 and that he is “…still on sick leave after being diagnosed with the Corona [virus] earlier this week.”
At this time it is unknown if Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway will represent Their Majesties for the upcoming the Service of Thanksgiving.