On Thursday, April 28, 2022, Her Majesty gave a pre-recorded speech during the second day of the Foreign Policy Virtual Climate Summit. Held under the theme, The Transition to Net Zero: Making Good on COP26 Commitments, summit aims to advance the global climate conversation and further global environmental commitments. Streamed online free of charge, the virtual event features a diverse lineup of leaders, experts, and environmental activists from around the world.
In her speech, Her Majesty noted the “alarming” threat to our planet posed by feedback loops that accelerate global warming, such as record-high atmospheric methane levels caused by increased tropical rainfall.
On Thursday, April 28, 2022, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visited the BBC World Service at the BBC Broadcasting House in London, England.
The BBC World Service is celebrating its 90th anniversary.
On the afternoon of Thursday, April 28, 2022, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain hosted a luncheon at Palacio de La Zarzuela for the President of the Republic of Bulgaria, Mr. Rumen Radev, and his wife, First Lady Desislava Radeva.
In the morning, His Majesty The King held an audience with President Radev along with other Bulgarian government officials.
On Thursday, April 28, 2022, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium visited the 36th Edition of the Floraliën Gent Flower Show in Gent.
According to the Floraliën Gent official website, the theme of this year’s show is, My Paradise, My Worldly Garden:
“In our modern society people increasingly go looking for quiet, peace, their inner selves, and their own personal paradise. That paradise is different for everyone. For some it’s a plant-filled living room, for others it’s green space in the city, a park, a nature reserve, or maybe their own backyard.
This edition of the Floraliën Gent chimes with the Van Eyck year 2020-2021. The Ghent Altarpiece by the Van Eyck brothers and an image of bishop Triest’s garden are the starting point and source of inspiration for “My Paradise, a Global Garden”. The flower exhibition portrays the migration of flowers and plants. It also draws the visitors’ attention to the past and the present of Gent; still a green, liveable and malleable city.”
Floraliën Gent Flower Show will open to the public from April 29 to May 8, 2022. For more information about the show please click here.