On the afternoon of Wednesday, May 11, 2022, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall along with Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent, and Their Royal Highnesses Prince and Princess Michael of Kent attended the Not Forgotten Association Annual Garden Party at Buckingham Palace.
The Not Forgotten Association is a charity for serving wounded, injured, or sick and for ex-servicemen and women with disabilities. The Princess Royal is the Patron of the Not Forgotten Association and served as host as it was recently announced that Her Majesty The Queen will not be attending any of this year’s royal garden parties.
On the morning of Tuesday, May 11, 2022, Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge began their two-day visit to Scotland.
The day began at the St. John’s Primary School in Port Glasgow where they participated in a Roots of Empathy session with students. According to Kensington Palace, the session is an “…unique approach [that] helps children build their empathy and understanding of a baby’s needs and emotions.”
Thereafter, the popular royal couple visited the Wheatley Group in Kennishead where they were informed about the challenges of homelessness in Scotland, “…Wheatley Group’s work is transforming the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged people. Mitigating the impact of poverty, maximizing access to employment, and fighting homelessness…” according to Kensington Palace.
In the afternoon, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the University of Glasgow. Whilst there, the royal couple spoke with various students about “…mental health and their well-being, particularly pertinent during what is currently exam season at the University.”
On Tuesday, May 10, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark attended the Craftsman Association’s medal presentation held at the City Hall in Copenhagen.
According to the Danish royal court, the newly trained craftsmen were:
“…hailed for their well-executed apprenticeship tests. The medal is proof that they have completed their top-level craft education. Medals were awarded to 75 craftsmen in the presence of the Queen, who congratulated each of the newly trained craftsmen.
Among the medal recipients was Josefine Toft, a former carpenter’s apprentice at the Royal House’s workshop, who received a Bronze medal for her apprenticeship. In the workshop house, which is located behind Christian VIII’s Palace at Amalienborg, the Royal House’s painters, carpenters, and laundry assistants are gathered. Josefine Toft is now employed as a cabinetmaker in the workshop house.”
The tradition of awarding medals dates back to 1867, and since 1927 the Danish royal house has participated in the annual medal presentation.
On Tuesday, May 10, 2022, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark visited the Crown Princess Mary Center at the University of Copenhagen where she met with several researchers who presented their latest projects.
During yesterday’s visit, the crown princess was also informed about the center’s work which aims to build an “…interdisciplinary knowledge environment, which will focus on finding new solutions to current societal challenges with people at the center…” according to the Danish royal court.
On the evening of Tuesday, May 10, 2022, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco attended a gala dinner fundraiser, held under the theme Gastronomy of the Dominican Republic, at the Yacht Club de Monaco in Monte-Carlo.
Organized by the Monégasque Ibéro-Américaine (AMI) in collaboration with the Dominican Embassy in France and Monaco and the Ministry of National Education, Youth and Sports of Monaco, the gala dinner raised money for the “…actions and humanitarian projects in favor of the fight against child malnutrition in Latin America…” according to the official website of the Monégasque Ibéro-Américaine (AMI).
For more information about the Monégasque Ibéro-Américaine (AMI) please visit their official website here.
On the morning of May 11, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands officially opened The Jeroen Pit House in Amsterdam. The Jeroen Pit House offers a new form of care for chronically and seriously ill children and their families. The Jeroen Pit House is a place for the family to relax after hospitalization and where parents learn how to best cope with their child’s illness. This makes the transition from hospital to home easier, safer and more durable.
According to a press release, the Jeroen Pit House:
“…can accommodate eight families who temporarily move into their own apartment. In addition, there is also a shared kitchen and living room, there are work and play areas and the house has a sensory room, physio room, adapted bathroom, and playground.”
The Jeroen Pit House is a collaboration between the VanKarnebeek4Kids Foundation, the Emma Children’s Hospital of Amsterdam UMC, and the Lindenhofje of the Salvation Army.
During today’s opening, Her Majesty was given a tour of the new building, spent time speaking with several families who are currently living at Jeroen Pit House, and spoke with staff members about their work.