Here’s your royal daily video news wrap-up for Wednesday, June 1, 2022.
On Wednesday, June 1, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark began her annual summer cruise aboard the royal yacht Dannebrog.
This morning, Her Majesty arrived at the port of Helsingør whereupon she was warmly greeted by the Mayor of Helsingør Municipality, Ms. Benedikte Kiær.
Thereafter, Her Majesty took a carriage through the city to the Helsingør City Hall with an escort from the Guard House Regiment’s Horse Squadron. Whilst at the Helsingør City Hall, Mayor Benedikte Kiær gave an official welcoming speech for Her Majesty and then introduced the her to the Helsingør Municipality city council members.
Soon, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II visited the library at Kulturværftet and then made a surprise visit to the Danish men’s national football team training camp.
After an official luncheon at Marienlyst Strandhotel, Her Majesty visited the carpentry/woodworking company, Egeværk. The day ended with a visit to the biotech company, Bavarian Nordic A/S, and a tour of the chocolatier company, Peter Beier Chokolade.
On Wednesday, June 1, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands visited the Defense Para School (DPS) in Breda.
Since 2008, the Defense Para School (DPS), which falls under the Commando Troops Corps of the Royal Netherlands Army, provides parachute training for the Dutch Armed Forces.
According to RVD, the DPS trains 800 to 1000 soldiers annually. The training is primarily intended for the Special Forces of the Commando Corps and the Marine Corps. The DPS also provides paratrooper training for the Airmobile Brigade of the Army.
The day began with a briefing on the responsibilities of the DPS. Her Majesty also spoke with military personnel about their training and with instructors about their activities and operational deployment in missions.
Thereafter, Her Majesty toured the DPS Training Hall, where she became acquainted with DPS personnel and equipment; moreover, her Majesty was informed about the:
“…three instruction groups, such as free fall and automatic opening and dropping loads on a parachute from a transport aircraft. Her Majesty also watched a demonstration of the parachute folding and at the jumping tower.
The DPS also provides training for so-called tandem masters. In a tandem jump, the passenger is attached to a specially trained parachutist and then lands together on a parachute. By means of a tandem, when paratroopers are deployed, specialists, such as doctors or interpreters, can also be taken along without having been trained as paratroopers.”
Once Her Majesty’s tour was over, she suited up with her tandem master, got on a plane, then proceeded to jump out of the airplane. She landed safely, by the way. 🙂
On June 1, 2022, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands opened the photography exhibition entitled, FLASH|BACK, at the Mauritshuis in Den Haag.
Per a press release regarding the exhibition:
“What happens when new masters pick up where old masters left off? Find out in our photography exhibition FLASH | BACK. Sixteen leading photographers – including Erwin Olaf, Rineke Dijkstra and Anton Corbijn – have created new works inspired by the 17th-century paintings in our collection.
The result is 16 photographs, one for each room in the Mauritshuis. The new works will be displayed alongside the 17th-century works that inspired them. Once you have seen these modern masterpieces, you will never look at Rembrandt, Vermeer or Steen in the same way.”
FLASH|BACK will be open to the public at the Maurithuis in Den Haag until October 16, 2022. For more information about the exhibition please click here.
On Wednesday, June 1, 2022, His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium presided over the Francqui Prizes 2021 and 2022 held at the Palais des Academies in Brussels.
The recipient of the 2021 Francqui Prize, in the field of Exact Sciences, was awarded to Mr. Michaël Gillon, Astrophysicist and FNRS Senior Research Associate at the University of Liège, for his pioneering research in Exoplanetology and Astrobiology, which led in particular to the discovery of the TRAPPIST-1 Exoplanetary system.
The recipient of the 2022 Francqui Prize, in the field of Human Sciences, was awarded to Professor Veerle Rots, Archaeologist and Senior Research Fellow of the F.R.S.-FNRS at the University of Liège, for her pioneering research on prehistoric stone tools and the evolution of human behavior.
On Wednesday, June 1, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain accompanied by the Secretary of State for International Cooperation, Ms. Pilar Cancela, began the first full day of their cooperation trip to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.
According to the Spanish royal court, the day began with a meeting at the Spanish Technical Cooperation Office, where Her Majesty unveiled a plaque commemorating her visit, “…a few words of welcome from the Spanish ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania gave way to an open dialogue and a tour of the facilities with which the meeting ended.”
Next, Her Majesty visited the logistics platform of the National Society for the Distribution of Frozen Fish (SNDP) where she toured the facility.
Thereafter, Her Majesty Queen Letizia visited the Comprehensive Care Project for Victims of Gender Violence:
“Her Majesty The Queen was accompanied on her way through the Special Police Station against Gender Violence by the Minister of Social Action, Children and Family, Mrs. Safia N´Tahah. Her Majesty viewed a project that includes police, medical, psychological and judicial attention. Her Majesty also toured the facilities of the Police Station. Later in the afternoon, Her Majesty visited the University of Nouakchott.”
On Wednesday, June 1, 2022, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain met with the President of Nigeria, His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari.
After their meeting, His Majesty hosted a luncheon for President Buhari at Palacio de La Zarzuela in Madrid.