(DOCUMENTARY) Kungliga Slottet

Here are part one and part two of the 2022 SVT documentary entitled, Kungliga Slottet. The program is in Swedish and there are no sub-titles.

Click here to watch Part One

Click here to watch Part Two.

Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium Attends an Award Ceremony in Waterloo.

On Monday, June 6, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium attended an award ceremony for the laureates of the 2022 Queen Elisabeth Cello Competition held at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Waterloo.

According to the Belgian royal court, over the past several weeks sixty-six cellists from around the world participated in the prestigious competition.

(VIDEO) Members of the Swedish Royal Family Celebrate National Day 2022.

On Monday, June 6, 2022, members of the Swedish royal family celebrated National Day in Stockholm.

The day began with Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden accompanied by Her Royal Highness Princess Estelle of Sweden and His Royal Highness Prince Oscar of Sweden opening the Kungliga Slottet in Stockholm.

With the opening of the palace, tourists were now able to visit the Logården (Royal Palace Garden) and the Bernadotte Library, which is usually closed to visitors.

Meanwhile, in the outer courtyard of the palace, His Royal Highness Prince Carl Philip of Sweden attended the High Guard Relief ceremony. During the ceremony, the Life Guards’ Dragon Music Corps performed a “…figurative music program…” according to the Swedish royal court.

In the town of Olofström in the municipality of Blekinge, Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden celebrated National Day with the local people.

The day began with a visit to the Volvo Cars factory where they were informed about the daily ongoings of the famous Swedish car company and were given a tour of the factory.

Thereafter, Their Majesties visited Holje Park where they joined hundreds of people celebrating National Day. During the celebration, His Majesty handed over banners to the “…local associations and organizations…” and gave a speech in which he said:

“Sweden is a country with a rich history and a promising future. Let us take advantage of both, with common forces. And let us celebrate our country, our home in the world, today on Sweden’s national day!”

In the late afternoon, members of the Swedish royal family attended a gala concert and show in Skansen.

Click here to watch Sweden’s National Day Concert and Show from SVT.

(VIDEO) His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain Receives Letters of Credence.

On Monday, June 6, 2022, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain received Letters of Credence from newly appointed ambassadors to Spain held at the Palacio Real in Madrid.

The newly appointed ambassadors are the Ambassador from the Federal Republic of Brazil, His Excellency Orlando Leite Ribeiro, the Ambassador from Mexico, His Excellency Quirino Ordaz Coppel, the Ambassador from the Republic of Yemen, His Excellency Aws Abdullah Ahmed Alawd, the Ambassador from the Republic of Chile, His Excellency Javier Ignacio Velasco Villegas, the Ambassador from the Maldives, Her Excellency Farahanaz Faizal, and the Ambassador from Iceland, Her Excellency Unnur Orradóttir-Ramette.

The Letters of Credence are documents that certify a foreign ambassador as the representative and highest diplomatic authority of another country in Spain. The delivery ceremony before the Head of State dates back to the 18th century.

(VIDEOS) Members of the Crown Princely Family of Denmark Participate in the 2022 Royal Run.

On Monday, June 6, 2022, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary along with His Royal Highness Prince Christian of Denmark, Her Royal Highness Princess Isabella of Denmark, His Royal Highness Prince Vincent of Denmark, and Her Royal Highness Princess Josephine of Denmark participated in the 2022 Royal Run.

The Royal Run is organized by the sports vision Move for Life in collaboration between the Danish Sports Confederation, DGI, and the Danish Athletics Association. The Danish television network, TV2, is a media partner of the Royal Run. The TrygFonden, the Nordea Foundation, and the Novo Nordisk Foundation are the strategic partners.

Regardless of ones age and/or fitness level anyone can participate in the Royal Run. The purpose of the Royal Run is to encourage as many people as possible to participate in the “…sports community at their own pace and with their own individual goal…” according to the official website for the Royal Run. The overall aim is to encourage people to be physically active.

This year over 90,000 people registered for the Royal Run which took place in the cities of Aalborg, Aarhus, Kolding, Næstved, Copenhagen/Frederiksberg, and Bornholm.

After completing the five-kilometer route in Næstved, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary spoke with TV2.dk about her experience in the run, “It was a beautiful trip to get around the harbor and see all the graffiti art. There are so many people here with great enthusiasm all around…”

When asked about the record breaking 90,000 registered participants Crown Princess Mary smiled and said, “It’s absolutely amazing, as I heard my husband say, ‘It’s a dream come true’ to get so many people to lace up their running shoes on their holiday.”

Meanwhile, in Aarhus, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik completed his five kilometer run. The city has had a special place in his heart since the early 90s when he studied political science at Aarhus University.  It is also the city where Crown Prince Frederik got a taste for running. Thirty years ago, he ran his first marathon in Aarhus. Prior to completing his five kilometer run in Aarhus, the heir to the Danish throne also participated in the Aalborg leg of the Royal Run.

In Copenhagen, Their Royal Highness Prince Christian, Princess Josephine, Princess Isabella, and Prince Vincent participated in Royal Run.

According to TV.dk, Prince Christian and Princess Josephine ran the Copenhagen route twice. The royal siblings had already run the one-mile route with Princess Isabella and Prince Vincent. But, they decided they had the stamina to run five miles. Prince Christian completed his run in 22 minutes, “At least I was faster than my father. It was a bold and really beautiful route” said the prince.

After his siblings completed the Royal Run they stayed on the sidelines to cheer on the thousands of runners as they crossed the finish line.

Congrats to all those who participated in the 2022 Royal Run!

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