On the early evening of June 29, 2022, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco arrived in Oran, Alergia for a two-day visit to attend the 19th Edition of the Mediterranean Games.
Upon his arrival at the Ahmed Ben Bella International Airport in Oran, the sovereign prince was warmly welcomed by the Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ramtane Lamamra, who wished him on behalf of the President of the Republic of Algeria, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune. He also wish Prince Albert II a pleasant stay in El Bahia.
In turn, Prince Albert II expressed his warmest gratitude to President Abdelmadjid Tebboune for this kind invitation. The sovereign prince also congratulated Algeria, people and government, for the excellent organization and the great success of the 19th Edition of the Mediterranean Games.
On June 30, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain hosted an outing at the Teatro Real in Madrid for the first wives and companions participating in the 32nd NATO Summit.
Upon her arrival, Her Majesty was warmly welcomed by the President of the Board of Trustees of the Teatro Real Foundation, Mr. Gregorio Marañón, and the Director of the Teatro Real, Mr. Ignacio García-Belenguer.
Thereafter, the first wives and companions arrived including the First Lady of the Republic of France, Her Excellency Brigitte Macron and the husband of the Prime Minister of Luxembourg, His Excellency Gauthier Christian Destenay to name a few.
After a photo-op on the Teatro Real stage, Her Majesty along with her guests proceeded to the Falla Hall where they had breakfast with representatives from the Teatro Real.
In the afternoon, Her Majesty Queen Letizia and her guests arrived in the Grand Ballroom, to watch a concert by singer, Mr. Kiki Morente and watched the rehearsal of the opera, Nabucco.
On Thursday, June 30, 2022, Her Royal Highness Princess Elisabeth of Belgium inaugurated the Princess Elisabeth Additive Manufacturing Laboratory at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Catholic University of Leuven in Leuven.
After the opening, Princess Elisabeth was given a tour of the new state-of-the-art research facility as well as met with various professors and faculty.
On Thursday, June 30, 2022, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, accompanied by the Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, Mr. Henk Staghouwer, opened the newly restored Lely Campus in Maassluis.
Established in 1948, by brothers Cornelius van de Lely and Arij van der Lely, the company develops high-quality robots and data systems that increase animal welfare, flexibility, and production in the dairy farm business.
After the opening, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander was given a tour of the facility whereupon he learned how the products are being developed on the Lely Campus for the dairy farm of the future, in which sustainability and circularity play a central role. His Majesty and Minister Staghouwer also drank fresh milk. Yay.
On Thursday, June 30, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands visited the TextielMuseum in Tilburg.
According to RVD, the craftsmen and craftswomen are currently making the new curtains for the Chinese Hall at the Paleis Huis ten Bosch, Their Majesties residence in Den Haag.
The day began with a visit to the TextielLab, which specializes in textile research and production, Her Majesty was informed about the machine embroidery process by specialist, Mr. Frank de Wind. Her Majesty also spoke with a trainee who informed Her Majesty about the various techniques in “…applied embroidery stitches and the careful search for the right color use of yarns.”
Her Majesty Queen Maxima also learned about hand embroidery from the project leader, Bea, as well as members of the Queer Needle Circle an embroidery group from Arnhem, and master from embroiderer, Ms. Anna Bolk, who supervised the embroidery groups process.
Towards the end of her visit, Her Majesty Queen Maxima participated in an embroidery session.
On Tuesday, June 28, 2022, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco attended various seminars during the 2nd United Nations Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal.
Late yesterday afternoon, the sovereign prince hosted a side event entitled, Polar Oceans: Engine to the Global Ocean, Messages and Messengers, held at the Mar da Palha Auditorium, Oceanário de Lisboa.
According to a press release, via the Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco, the sovereign prince gave the keynote address stating:
“…the Poles are an essential link in the ocean system both in terms of ocean balances, species balances, currents, and major global flows and in terms of climate preservation.
For my part, I would like to emphasize the extent to which this role is also political, given that the Poles concentrate, like a laboratory, most of the questions we are faced with when it comes to taking action for the oceans.
A laboratory which nevertheless offers prospects for solutions, particularly through a certain number of workstreams whose effectiveness we know.“