On the afternoon of Wednesday, April 20, 2022, His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium visited the City Pirates, in Antwerp, Belgium.
The City Pirates is a social football project that supports more than 1,400 young people in Antwerp. Football is the driving force behind social work, including home and school visits, homework supervision, guidance towards student work, workshops, music, and dance.
This afternoon the Belgian royal court announced that Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium has tested positive for COVID-19. At this time, Her Majesty “…is doing well and is following the recommendations of her doctor.”
Her Majesty has canceled all of her engagements for the next week.
This is the second time in one week that a monarch has tested positive for COVID-19. Last week, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco tested positive and was Asymptomatic.
On Wednesday, April 20, 2022, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco began his three-day visit to the southern region of Puglia, Italy. The purpose of the visit is to “…visit historical sites of the Grimaldi family and to strengthen the ties between the [Puglia] region and the Monégasque dynasty…” according to the Italian newspaper, Bari Today.
The sovereign prince began his visit in the city of Terlizzi where he, accompanied by the Mayor of Terlizzi, Mr. Ninni Gemmato, unveiled a street sign that says, Terlizzi: Historical Site Grimaldi. Thereafter, Prince Albert II visited the church of Santa Maria la Nova where he visited the tomb of one of his ancestors who lived in Terlizzi in 1546.
Soon, the sovereign prince, Mayor Gemmato, and other government officials made a mad dash to Corso Umberto, where Prince Albert II and Mayor Gemmato unveiled a stone inscription in memory of the sovereign prince’s ancestor who was a feudal lord and a Priest of Terlizzi.
Later in the day, Prince Albert II visited the Cathedral of Terlizzi where he met with Monsignor Domenico Cornacchia and other religious officials. The day ended with a visit to the art gallery, Pinacoteca Michele de Napoli, where he viewed a “…precious silver cross donated by Onorato to the Chapter of the Collegiate Church of Terlizzi…”
Tomorrow, Prince Albert II will visit Canosa, Spinazzola and Matera. On Friday, the sovereign prince will visit Alberobello.
On the wee morning hours of April 20, 2022, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark accompanied by representatives from the Royal Run cycled through the streets of lovely Copenhagen. The purpose of this morning’s ride was to make sure the “… one-mile route in the capital will measure exactly 1,609 km [for the upcoming Royal Run]…” according to the Danish royal court.
Led by route surveyor, Mr. Peer Jensen, the trip began at Amalienborg Slot to the Nyhavnsbroen bridge, and continued to cycle the Royal Run route with several stops along the way to place distance markers. The Danish royal court noted that “…the Crown Prince received an explanation on how to ensure that the survey is carried out as correctly as possible.”
If you’re unfamiliar with the Royal Run, it’s a family-friendly fun event for Danes, foreigners living in Denmark, or those visiting Denmark to participate in a mile-long run or walk whichever you choose. The event is open to all “…children, young people, adults and the elderly can take part even those who are in a wheelchair, pushchairs, and prams are welcome…” according to the official website for the Royal Run. The event is open to competitive Ironman level athletes and the casual runner, jogger, etc. Moreover, there is no time limit. You can run and/or walk at your own pace.
So, if you are interested in participating in the 2022 Royal Run or if you simply want to have a fun day with family, friends and cheer on those participating please click here for more information.
The 2022 Royal Run will take place on June 6, 2022, in the towns of Aalborg, Aarhus, Kolding, Næstved, and Copenhagen/Frederiksberg.
On the afternoon of Wednesday, April 20, 2022, Her Royal Highness Princess Leonor of Asturias attended a conference on youth and cyber-security, Disfruta de Internet con Seguridad, organized by the Instituto Nacional de Ciberseguridad (INCIBE) held at the Instituto de Enseñanza Secundaria (IES) Julio Verne in Leganés, Spain. HRH Princess Leonor is the eldest daughter of Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain and heir to the Spanish throne.
Upon arrival, Princess Leonor was warmly welcomed by the director of the IES, Mr. Julio Verne, and the General Director of the National Cybersecurity Institute (INCIBE), Ms. Rosa Díaz
The day began with the round table discussion on the use of social media and security in communications, which was moderated by INCIBE’s Cybersecurity Technician, Ms. Cristina Gutiérrez.
After the meeting, the princess visited a classroom where a group debate was taking place led by one of the experts representing the INCIBE. After the debate, Princess Leonor visited the school gym where “…500 students attended a presentation of the conclusions of the day led by the general director of INCIBE…” according to the Spanish royal court.
The day ended with Her Royal Highness Princess Leonor taking a group photo with the students of the school.
On Wednesday, April 20, His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium met the Vice-President of the European Commission and the European Commissioner for Promoting the European Way of Life, Mr. Margaritis Schinas.
The meeting was held at the Palais Royal in Brussels.