Here’s your royal daily video news wrap-up for Wednesday, May 18, 2022.
On May 18, 2022, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark met with the CEO of UN Women, Ms. Sima Sami Iskandar Bahous, in Copenhagen.
According to the Danish royal court, Ms. Bahous informed Crown Princess Mary of the:
“…status orientation on the fulfillment of the UN’s world goal number five, which is about gender equality. Gender equality is being challenged by climate change, pandemics, hunger, and food shortages, and UN Women is working to integrate gender equality broadly into development cooperation agendas.
Also present at the reception were director of the UN Women Nordic Office Caroline Rusten, planning and coordination specialist at the UN Women Executive Office Sarah Brun, office manager at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Marianne Kress, and the Crown Princess’ private secretary, court lady Henriette Ellermann-Kingombe.”
Photos courtesy of the Danish royal court
On the afternoon of May 18, 2022, His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium attended the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Belgian Navy in the port of Antwerp.
The celebrations began with a fleet parade organized as part of the Fleet Days. Nine ships from the Belgian and Dutch navies sailed down the Scheldt River to highlight the excellent bilateral cooperation between the naval components of both countries. According to the Dutch Ministry of Defense, the Dutch and Belgian navies have been:
“…working together since 1948. In that year, the two countries agreed that their navies would operate under single command during times of war. This informal agreement was formalized on February 7, 1996, and is valid during both peacetime and war.”
Photo courtesy of the Belgian royal court
On the afternoon of Wednesday, May 18, 2022, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark attended the 8th Edition of the Womenomics Nordic Business Conference held at the Villa Copenhagen in Copenhagen, Denmark.
According to a press release, the conference brings together a, “…number of leaders from Denmark and abroad as well as leading diversity experts and politicians who will meet to debate the latest statistics, trends, and solutions in the field of diversity and gender equality as well as specific cases from the business community.”
During today’s conference, Crown Princess Mary presented three awards to outstanding women for their leadership:
The Womenomics Arts Award went to Ms. Trine Dyrholm for her acclaimed career and choice of roles that show the diversity and complexity of womanhood and challenge established gender stereotypes.
The Womenomics Entrepreneurship Award went to Ms. Nima Tisdall and Ms. Christine Hebert the founders of Blue Lobster, who use technology to help create a more sustainable fishing industry.
The Womenomics Leadership Award went to Ms. Caroline Farberger, partner & chairwoman at Wellstreet, who is being honored as an accomplished CEO and transgender role model, using her platform and personal story to challenge corporate gender biases.
On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge unveiled the new Submariners Memorial memorial at the National Arboretum at Alrewas in Staffordshire, England.
The memorial is the first space in the United Kingdom dedicated to those who have lost their lives in the Submarine service.
On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, Their Royal Highnesses The Earl and Countess of Wessex, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge, and Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra, The Honorable Lady Ogilvy, attended The Queen’s Garden Party, hosted by HRH The Earl of Wessex, at Buckingham Palace in London.
On the morning of Wednesday, May 18, 2022, His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium received Letters of Credence from newly appointed ambassadors to Belgium at the Palais Royal in Brussels.
The new ambassadors are: The Ambassador of Samoa, Her Excellency Ms. Francella Maureen Strickland, the Ambassador of Brazil, His Excellency Mr. João Mendes Pereira, the Ambassador of Argentina, His Excellency Mr. Juan Carlos Valle Raleigh.