HRH Prince Carl Philip of Sweden Celebrates Veterans Day in Stockholm.

On Sunday, May 29, 2022, His Royal Highness Prince Carl Philip of Sweden participated in the celebration of Veterans Day 2022 held at the veterans’ monument, Restare, located next to the Maritime History Museum in Stockholm.

During the celebrations, Prince Carl Philip laid a wreath at the Veterans Monument as well as medaled military personnel who were awarded the Swedish Armed Forces Medal for Wounded in Battle and the Swedish Armed Forces’ Medal of Merit.

Photos courtesy of the Swedish royal court

TRHs Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden Participate in a Seminar at the Bernadotte Library.

On Monday, May 30, 2022, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden participated in the seminar entitled, Youth’s Perspective on the Movement’s Significance for Health, held at the Bernadotte Library at the Kungliga Slottet in Stockholm. The seminar was organized by the Crown Princess Couple’s Foundation.

According to the Swedish royal court, four schools were invited to attend this afternoon’s seminar:

“…which in the spring conducted tests to increase physical activity during the school day. At the seminar, teachers and students from the schools spoke about their experiences with the test, what the results were, and what lessons they took with them.”

Photos courtesy of the Swedish royal court

HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark Lays the Foundation Stone for the Mary Elizabeth Hospital in Copenhagen.

On Monday, May 30, 2022, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark laid the foundation stone for the Mary Elizabeth Hospital for Children, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen.

According to a press release from the Rigshospitalet, the new Mary Elizabeth Hospital will be:

“Denmark’s highly specialized hospital for children, young people, pregnant women, and their families. The hospital will create a safe and homely atmosphere with space for patients and their families lives and needs due to the vulnerable situation they are in.

Mary Elizabeth’s Hospital will be developed so that the specialists come to the patients. Today, you sometimes have to be examined in many different places in the hospital. At Mary Elizabeth’s Hospital, all examination rooms are located in the same place, and this will provide a calmer and more coherent process.”

In connection with the laying of the foundation stone, a time capsule was also placed into the foundation of the new Mary Elizabeth Hospital. Items contained in the time capsule include Crown Princess Mary’s speech, a LEGO red heart, a wooden stethoscope, a crocheted comfort mouse for hospitalized children, Rigshospitalet’s employee magazine IndenRigs and a coin from 2022.

Mary Elizabeth’s Hospital is a partnership between the Capital Region of Denmark, Rigshospitalet, and Ole Kirk’s Foundation with a total budget of 2.8 billion Danish Kroner.

Photos courtesy of Rigshospitalet Press Release

HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark Presents Scholarships at Frederik VIII’s Palace at Amalienborg.

On Monday, May 30, 2022, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark presented scholarships to two Danish students from the Crown Prince Frederik Fund at Frederik VIII’s Palace at Amalienborg in Copenhagen.

The purpose of the Crown Prince Frederik Fund is to provide financial support to Danish students, with a focus on social sciences, for a one-year study at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in Boston, USA.

The Crown Prince Frederik Fund is a gift from Danish-Americans given to Crown Prince Frederik on his “…25th birthday during the Crown Prince’s studies at Harvard University…” according to the Danish royal court.

The recipients of the Crown Prince Frederik Fund Scholarships went to Ms. Tine Nielsen Hertz and Ms. Kezia Wexøe-Mikkelsen.

“Ms. Tine Nielsen Hertz is the director of Kaya Research, which is an international think tank focusing on strategic advice on the political aspects of the climate agenda. Tine Nielsen Hertz is to study a 1-year Mid-Career Master in Public Administration at Harvard Kennedy School for graduates with business and management experience. 

Ms. Kezia Wexøe-Mikkelsen has a bachelor’s degree in International Business and Politics from Copenhagen Business School (CBS). After graduating from CBS, Kezia Wexøe-Mikkelsen has worked with cyber diplomacy and cyber security in Microsoft’s European Government Affairs department in Brussels. Kezia Wexøe-Mikkelsen will begin her studies at Harvard Kennedy School in the autumn, where she will work to gain a greater insight into how, with the help of technological solutions, one can create positive changes in society. “

Photos courtesy of the Danish royal court

(VIDEOS) TMs King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain Host a Luncheon at Palacio Real in Madrid.

On Monday, May 30, 2022, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain hosted a luncheon at Palacio Real in Madrid on the occasion of Spain’s entrance into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

Prior to the luncheon, His Majesty King Felipe VI, accompanied by at the NATO Secretary-General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, presided over a commemoration ceremony of the 40th Anniversary of Spain’s entry into NATO held at the Royal Theater.

On May 29-30, 2022 Madrid hosts the NATO Summit, 25 years after the last meeting of NATO leaders on Spanish soil in 1997.

According to the Spanish royal court, the holding of the NATO Summit in Madrid also coincides with the 40th anniversary of Spain’s accession to the Atlantic Alliance:

“Spain’s commitment to NATO is manifested in the fact that our country participates in most of the organization’s missions, and does so with more than 900 troops. Our Armed Forces are the seventh in number of troops in the entire Alliance. In this sense, the presence of the Spanish Armed Forces stands out in the missions in which the Alliance is immersed, among which are the advanced presence in Latvia, as well as in areas of the Baltic and Romania or the deployments in Iraq and Turkey, among other.

This NATO summit in Madrid marks the defense industry’s agenda for the year and it renews NATO’s Strategic Concept for the next decade and advances in the 2030 initiative.”