Royal Daily Video News Wrap-Up for May 13, 2022

Here’s your royal daily video news wrap-up for May 13, 2022.

Enjoy your weekend, everyone!

(VIDEO) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Attends the Royal Windsor Horse Show at Home Park.

On Friday, May 13, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II attended day two of the Royal Windsor Horse Show held at the Copper Horse Arena at Home Park in Windsor.

Her Majesty watched the events from the front passenger seat of her Range Rover car. Later on, Her Majesty “…took her seat in the stands to applause from the crowd, walking with the aid of a stick…” according to the British newspaper, The Telegraph.

During today’s event, Her Majesty The Queen accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses The Earl and Countess of Wessex, and Countess Mountbatten of Burma, Ms. Penelope Knatchbull, watched with pride as Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor drove the late Duke of Edinburgh’s carriage during the Fell Pony Society Centenary Parade during the Royal Windsor Horse Show.

HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark Attends a Dinner at the Langelinie Pavillion in Copenhagen.

On the early evening of Thursday, May 12, 2022, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, as a guest of honor, accompanied by the Danish Climate Minister, Mr. Dan Jørgensen, attended a dinner in connection with world climate leaders Ministerial held at the Langelinie Pavillion in Copenhagen.

According to a press release, the COP26 and COP27 Presidencies are:

“…convening a Ministerial on May 12 and 13 in Copenhagen. Hosted by Denmark, the meeting provided the opportunity for Ministers to discuss practical action and progress on implementation including in response to commitments from the UNFCCC, the Paris Agreement, previous Conferences of the Parties, and most recently the Glasgow Climate Pact and related declarations and pledges from COP26.”

Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark Opens a New Exhibition at the Skagen Art Museum.

On the afternoon of Thursday, May 12, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark arrived at the Skagen Art Museum in Skagen to officially open the new exhibition entitled, Krøyer og Paris: Franske Forbindelser og Nordiske Toner (Krøyer and Paris: French Connections and Nordic Tones).

Per a press release via the Skagen Art Museum regarding yesterday’s opening:

The exhibition is the culmination of a three-year international research collaboration under the auspices of Her Majesty the Queen.

Before the exhibition is declared open, museum director Lisette Vind Ebbesen and art historian Mette Harbo Lehmann show the queen around the exhibition. Mette Harbo Lehmann, in collaboration with the French art historian Dominique Lobstein, has led the project’s research efforts.

And after the tour and the subsequent speeches by chairman of the museum’s board Bjarne Kvist, museum director from Musée Marmottan Monet, Eric Desmazières and museum director at Skagen Art Museums, Lisette Vind Ebbesen, the queen opens the exhibition.

‘I am deeply impressed and very moved by the exhibition. It was a great pleasure to see these pictures with my own eyes in Denmark. Some of us may have seen them at the museum in Paris, and otherwise we have seen them in books. But now they are here. In reality. And it is a great pleasure to see the exhibition realized,’ says Her Majesty The Queen and says that she was sad that she did not get the opportunity to see the exhibition last summer at the Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris due to the pandemic. In return, she could tell that Princess Marie, who opened the exhibition in Paris, was very impressed.

After the Queen has declared the exhibition open, there is a reception for the invited guests and the opportunity to see the exhibition. And there is no doubt at all that the big attraction this afternoon in Skagen is Monet’s Impression, Soleil Levant’, which hangs for itself on the end wall in one of the exhibition rooms. Here, guests gather around the masterpiece, and the mobiles snap pictures of the exhibition’s ‘rock star’, as the culture and press council at the Danish embassy in Paris, Klaus Ib Jørgensen, calls the painting.

‘I must say that it was deeply moving for me to see a picture, which is one of the globe’s most famous pictures, hanging here in Skagen. And for me, in a way, it’s also a sentence. I have been like a fly on the wall for the three years that these art institutions from France and Denmark have collaborated. And it has been a really deep collaboration and very serious research,’ says the cultural council about the three-year research-based collaboration between the Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris and Skagen’s Art Museums.

The collaboration has successfully introduced Krøyer to the French public with the exhibition L’heure Bleue de Peder Severin Krøyer at the Musée Marmottan Monet in 2021 and has provided interesting new research, among other things in relation to the view of Krøyer and his French connections and the Nordic presence in Paris.

Chief curator at the Musee Marmottan Monet, Marianne Mathieu, is of course also present at the opening of the exhibition in Skagen.

‘When I look at the wall with Monet’s masterpiece here at Skagen’s Museum, I see Skagen,’ says Marianne Mathieu and elaborates on the somewhat surprising message with the story of when she was once employed at Musée Marmottan Monet and tried to find out, where at the port of Le Havre that the picture was painted. She did this, among other things, to find out whether the picture is about a sunrise or a sunset, which has been discussed almost as long as the picture has existed.

But it dawned on me, along the way, that it was not important. When you look at this picture, which depicts a port in fog, it may well be that it is Le Havre, but it may also be all sorts of other places. That’s why the picture is called ‘Impression’. Impression. It is the impression that is important and not everything else. So when the picture hangs here, and I see it here, I see Skagen.’ ”

Krøyer og Paris: Franske Forbindelser og Nordiske Toner will be open to the public until September 18, 2022.

Photos courtesy of the Skagen Museum/Ib Westersø

Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Visits the New Adventure House in Zeewolde.

On Friday, May 13, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, as Patron of Scouting Netherlands, visited the new Adventure House the Scouting Estate in Zeewolde.

Today’s visit focused on “…the activities of water scouting and projects in the field of sustainability…” according to an RVD press release.

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Photos courtesy of RVD

(VIDEO) Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium Visits the MPI De Kindervriend.

On the morning of Friday, May 13, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium visited MPI De Kindervriend, in Rollegem-Kortrijk.

The MPI De Kindervriend is a multifunctional center that offers support to children and young people with mild, moderate, or severe intellectual disabilities. The highly trained and compassionate staff at De Kindervriend also provides “…multidisciplinary care tailored to specific needs. Daily care is supplemented with medical, therapeutic, and pedagogical support…” according to the center’s official website.

Today’s visit was held in the context of The Week of Care.

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