(VIDEO) Trooping the Colour 2022

In case you missed the Trooping the Colour 2022 like I did, well, you’re in luck. The video has the entire event!

HSH Prince Gustav of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Miss Carina Axelsson Set to Marry (Civil) on Friday, June 3, 2022.

In the latest edition of the Danish magazine, Billed Bladet, His Serene Highness Prince Gustav of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Miss Carina Lynn Axelsson announced they will marry on Friday, June 3, 2022.

The civil marriage ceremony will take place inside the Orangerie behind Schloss Berleburg in Bad Berleburg, Germany, in front of 40 guests. The religious ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at the private chapel at Schloss Berleburg.

In the interview, the happy couple went on to say how relieved they are now that they are free to marry. Prince Gustav states that “…after at least five years of stress, and there have also been difficult years before, it’s great to be able to celebrate our wedding with our family and friends.” The soon-to-be Princess Carina of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg also noted that her family, who will be at the wedding, are:

“…very happy on my behalf. Yes, because of the wedding, but it’s even more about the fact that the trial is over and we can now live as we want..

When asked about the trial he endured for five years with his great uncle, Prince Ludwig-Ferdinand, over the estate of Schloss Berleburg and its vast lands, Prince Gustav said:

“I personally was under a lot of pressure. It was not easy, and there I must say that I could handle the situation in a calm way, because I had always been used to my father, who was very strict and impulsive.”

Miss Axelsson goes on to say:

“As long as the trial ran, Prince Gustav was not the owner of the castle. There was no owner and therefore he was treated as a tenant when a trustee was appointed who set the guidelines for the use of the castle. Prince Gustav was only allowed to use a few rooms at the castle and could not drive around the forest as an owner can…”

In July 2020, Prince Gustav won the case against his greedy great uncle in a German High Court. As a result, Prince Gustav was declared the rightful heir and owner of the multi-million dollar estate (some even say that the estate is worth a billion, but that’s just gossip at this point).

Congrats to the couple!

Photo courtesy of Billed Bladet/H.Juul

(VIDEOS) Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain Continues Her Visit to Mauritania.

On Thursday, June 2, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain continued her cooperation visit to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.

The day began with a visit to the Queen Letizia Agricultural Innovation Project located on the Nouakchott Region. Upon her arrival, Her Majesty was warmly welcomed by the Minister of Social Action, Children and Family and the President of the Region. Whilst there, Her Majesty unveiled a plaque commemorating her visit.

After a tour of the projects greenhouse and farm Her Majesty visited the Emergency Center (SAMU). Whilst there, Her Majesty toured the facilities, specifically the call center, the training room and the pharmacy.

The day ended with a tour of the Zayed Center and a luncheon, hosted by the First Lady of Mauritania, held in Her Majesty Queen Letizia’s honor.

Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark Visits the Island of Anholt.

On Thursday, June 2, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark continued her annual summer cruise aboard the royal yacht Dannebrog. This morning, Her Majesty visited the island of Anholt in the Norddjurs municipality.

Upon her arrival, Her Majesty attended a reception at the Town Hall and was presented with a gift from a local artist, Ms. Nana Kristine Bryder. Her Majesty was then introduced to the Board of Anholt Citizens’ Association and representatives from Norddjurs municipal board.

Thereafter, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II visited a nature preserve, attended a luncheon, and sat down for coffee with several of the island’s residents.

Photos courtesy of the Danish royal court

(VIDEOS) His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain Attends the 2022 Rey de España Journalism Awards.

On Thursday, June 2, 2022, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain attended the 2022 Rey de España Journalism Awards held at the Casa de America in Madrid. 

Established in 1983, by the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (Aecid) and the EFE Agency, the Rey de España Journalism Awards honors the work of Spanish and Portuguese – language journalists from the Ibero-American Community of Nations and the countries with which Spain maintains historical ties and cultural and cooperation relations.

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Visits an Outdoor Photo Exhibition in Monaco-Ville.

On Wednesday, June 1, 2022, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco viewed the photo exhibition entitled, Painter and Photographer Prince Albert I: Louis Tinayre at Spitzberg, 1906-1907, held at the Saint Martin Gardens in Monaco-Ville.

According to the Palais Princier, Prince Albert I of Monaco met Mr. Louis Tinayre at the Paris Universal Exposition in 1900. Appreciating Mr. Tinayre’s work, Prince Albert I asked the artist to illustrate the 3rd Edition of his travel story entitled, The Career of a Navigator.

From 1904, Mr. Tinayre participated in all of Prince Albert I’s oceanographic campaigns, for which he is responsible, at sea as well as on land.

The Painter and Photographer Prince Albert I: Louis Tinayre at Spitzberg, 1906-1907, is organized by the Prince Albert I Committee in collaboration with the Palais Princier de Monaco Archives and the Audio-Visual Institute. Later in the summer, the exhibition will be on display at the Antoine I Quay Room along with the exhibition, Mission Polaire.

(VIDEO) Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium Attends the 75th anniversary of BAPS in Leuven.

On Thursday, June 2, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium attended the 75th anniversary of the Belgian Association of Psychological Sciences (BAPS) celebration held at the Psychological Institute in Leuven.

As part of the BAPS Junior Day, Her Majesty gave a speech to young researchers from various fields of psychology and from different Belgian universities:

“Your Excellencies,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Dear students and researchers,

First of all, I want to congratulate the Belgian Association of Psychological Sciences on its 75th anniversary.

Ladies and Gentlemen,
The COVID pandemic has focused our attention on mental health and increased both the general public and decision-makers’ concern for mental wellbeing.

Because of the lockdown and the pervasive feelings of uncertainty resulting from the pandemic, psychologists have had to deal with many manifestations of psychological distress, including high levels of anxiety, depression, and eating disorders.

Over the last two years, psychologists have also embraced a new role. In the media, through their presence in various expert groups and advisory committees, they have become interpreters of the science behind our emotions for a broad audience. They have explained our psychological resources and limits and the factors that help build resilience. They have warned about the threshold of resistance to a prolonged lockdown. And, while doing so, they have constantly underlined the importance of decision-making based on science.

As a result, awareness and interest in psychology have increased. This affords us, perhaps, the opportunity to reflect, in the longer term, on the contribution that psychologists make to our society, whether they are researchers or practitioners. As young people, you are well-positioned to take a fresh look, test new methods, and develop innovative partnerships. Not only with your peers, as you are doing today, but also, by extending your contacts and networks to professionals from different fields, even if their approach and their background are different.

Within a few weeks, the two Belgian Academies of Medicine will hold a major symposium on the mental health of children and adolescents, an issue very dear to my heart. This event will give a voice to young people. I hope that its conclusions will highlight the tremendous amount of work by researchers and the diverse experience of professionals in the field of children’s mental health. I hope, too, that the conclusions will speak to a broad variety of professionals involved with children and their families – social workers, school counselors, and teachers, as well, of course, as decision-makers. The contribution of a new generation of researchers, a new mindset, and new creativity, to this more integrated approach, may help trigger new reflexes.

Dear students and researchers,
You have chosen a field of studies and a career that is both challenging and exciting. As you know, I am a graduate of psychology and this field has always interested me. I am very much aware that, for graduates at the start of their career, the last two years have been particularly challenging. Luckily, the Belgian Association of Psychological Sciences has demonstrated its commitment to supporting early career researchers in overcoming difficulties and making this a priority.

Today’s event, organized with the BAPS Junior Board, is a testimony to this commitment. I wish to congratulate all of you for your spirit and your dedication to your work and society as a whole.”

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