On Thursday, May 5, 2022, Her Royal Highness Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg attended the LuxSE and UN Women Join Forces for Gender Finance Equality event held at the Luxembourg Stock Exchange in Luxembourg City.
On the morning of Thursday, May 5, 2022, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco inaugurated The Perfect World Foundation’s latest project, Project Ocean. The purpose of the project is to spread knowledge about, the location, salvage, and recycling of ghost nets and other lost fishing equipment in our oceans.
Prior to inaugurating the project, Prince Albert II was at the Långedrag Marina in Gothenburg where he released a “…Mallard into the water. The Mallard has become a symbol of the great problem of plastics in the oceans that affect humans and animals…” according to the Swedish newspaper, Göteborgs Posten.
In the afternoon, the sovereign prince planted a tree in the Attenborough Forest at the Gothenburg Botanical Garden. The purpose of the planting of the tree is to draw attention to The Perfect World Foundation’s work in promoting biodiversity.
This evening, Prince Albert II will be honored during the 2022 Arctic Ocean Gala dinner, held at the Gothenburg Stock Exchange, where he will be presented with the Honorary Conservation Award.
Previous recipients of the conservation award include Sir David Attenborough, Dr. Sylvia Earle, Dr. Jane Goodall, Dr. Wangari Maathai, the late Dr. Dian Fossey, and Miss Greta Thunberg to name a few.
The sovereign prince will become the ninth recipient of the honorary conservation award. The award is presented annually to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the global awareness of the importance of protecting wildlife, nature, and the environment.
Prince Albert II is also being honored for his life-long commitment, dedication, and work in ocean conservation. Moreover, his personal foundation, Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco (FPA), is dedicated to the protection of the environment and the promotion of sustainable development such as limiting the effects of climate change and promoting renewable energies, preserving biodiversity, managing water resources, and combating desertification.
Photos courtesy of the Göteborgs Posten
On Thursday, May 5, 2022, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain attended the Premios Nacionales de Investigación 2021 (Investigation National Awards 2021) held at the Auditori del Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona (CCIB) in Barcelona, Spain.
On Thursday, May 5, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium attended the 25th anniversary of the law of May 5, 1997, relating to the coordination of the federal policy of sustainable development with the Minister of Climate, Environment, Sustainable Development, and Green Deal, Mrs. Zakia Khattabi.
The event is entitled, 25 years of Sustainable Development Policy: A Look at the Past and the Future. Her Majesty is an Advocate for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Honorary President of the Federal Council for Sustainable Development.
Photos courtesy of the Belgian royal court
On May 5, 2022, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, as Patron of Food Nation, attended the side of event, Global Food Talk, at the World Food Summit held at Christiansborg Slot in Copenhagen.
The theme of this year’s summit, Transforming Food Systems to Combat Climate Change. The two-day summit will focus on combatting climate change, and address how the global food systems affect climate change and conversely how the global food systems are affected by climate change.
According to a press release the World Food Summit will gather:
“…more than 250 international stakeholders from around the world who will work together to identify and define actions necessary to transform the food systems. Collectively, the stakeholders will address current as well as new and innovative pathways for actions in order to contribute to the global roadmap towards combatting climate change. Bold steps are necessary.”
During today’s side event at Global Food Talk, Crown Prince Frederik gave a speech regarding “…Green actions toward the 2030-agenda…” as well as participated in a panel discussion with the Danish Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Mr. Rasmus Prehn.
For more information about the World Food Summit please visit the official website here.
Photos courtesy of the World Food Summit
On Thursday, May 5, 2022, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark attended the WOMEN’s Health/Tech Mother’s Day event hosted by the Maternity Foundation in Copenhagen. The Crown Princess is the Patron of the Maternity Foundation.
According to the official website for the Maternity Foundation, today’s event brought together:
“…global organizations and foundations, tech and pharmaceutical industries, researchers, and scientists. [Discussions focused on] how innovation and digital solutions can help ensure women’s access to a safe birth in low- and middle-income countries.
During today’s event, Crown Princess Mary gave a speech about the:
“…importance of using Mother’s Day to mark that all women – no matter where they live – have the right to a safe pregnancy and birth. The Crown Princess pointed out in her speech that, for the first time in decades, an increase in maternal mortality is being seen, and that this is partly due to the fact that global health has been challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Currently, about one million midwives globally are missing to give women and newborns access to a safe birth. The Crown Princess ended her speech by expressing a hope that today’s event will help pave the way for new and innovative solutions that can promote women’s health.
Maternity Foundation is a Danish NGO that works to train midwives in low- and middle-income countries.“
For more information about the Maternity Foundation please visit its official website here.
Photos courtesy of the Maternity Foundation/C.Philipa/Twitter
On Thursday, May 5, 2022, Buckingham Palace announced that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will not be attending the traditional garden parties at Buckingham Palace nor at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, Scotland this season.
Buckingham Palace noted that “Her Majesty The Queen will be represented by other members of the royal family at this year’s garden parties, with details on attendance to be confirmed in due course.”
The first garden party will take place on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at Buckingham Palace.