Here’s your royal daily video news wrap-up for Saturday, June 11, 2022.
On Saturday, June 11, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark presided over the Prins Henrik Prisen award ceremony held inside the banquet hall of the Danish Writers’ Association in Copenhagen.
The Prins Henrik Prisen (Prince Henrik Prize) is a new literature prize that aims to recognize Danish poets. The prize includes a bronze statuette of the Prince’s sculpture, Fabeldyr. In addition, the recipient of the prize will recieve 300,000 Danish Kroner, the “…largest Danish literature prize in terms of amount…” according to the Danish royal court.
Throughout his life, the late His Royal Highness Prince Henrik of Denmark was active in various forms of artistic expression such as poetry and sculpting:
“From 1982 to 2014, Prince Henrik published a number of collections of poems, and several of the Prince’s sculptures are set up around Denmark. Among other things in the castle gardens at Marselisborg Slot and Fredensborg Slot.
By virtue of the Prince’s personal and lifelong interest in art, including in particular the art of poetry, Her Majesty has given permission for the poetry prize to be named after the Prince.”
The recipient of the Prins Henrik Prisen went to Mr. Klaus Høeck.
Photos courtesy of the Danish royal court
On Saturday, June 11, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway officially opened the new Nasjonalmuseet (National Museum) in Oslo. Also in attendance were His Majesty King Harald V of Norway and Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway.
The new Nasjonalmusseet is the largest art museum in all of the Nordic countries. The museum showcases antique/traditional art, modern art, contemporary art, architecture, and design.
According to a press release the new Nasjonalmuseet is:
“…a place for new ideas, inspiration and compelling cultural experiences. We will make art accessible to everyone and reflect the society and the times we live in.
In the new collection exhibition, older and modern art, architecture, design, arts and crafts, and contemporary art will be presented under one roof and in new settings.
With its new, large exhibition areas, the new Nasjonalmuseet can now showcase more of its collection than ever before, as well as present a rich program of temporary exhibitions with Norwegian and international artists.”
For more information about the new Nasjonalmuseet as well as to purchase tickets please visit the museum’s official website here.
On Saturday, June 11, 2022, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco welcomed cyclists participating in the 8th Edition of the Psycyclette tour on the Place du Palais Princier in Monaco-Ville.
The Psycylette tour was organized by UNAFAM, a foundation that helps individuals with mental illness.
On Thursday, June 9, 2022, Prince Albert II of Monaco attended the screening of the new documentary film entitled, Un Combat Pour la Paix, held inside the Salle Camille Blanc room at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.
Un Combat Pour la Paix, examines His Serene Highness Prince Albert I of Monaco’s arbitration policy around his relationship with Nobel Peace Prize winner, Ms. Bertha Von Suttner, and Kaiser Wilhelm II.
The documentary also focuses on the lesser-known humanist commitment of the Prince Albert I as a peace activist and actor in the shadows of Franco-German rapprochement, from the Dreyfus Affair to the World War I.
Un Combat Pour la Paix, directed by Mr. Yann-Antony Noghès, features interviews with His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco and His Imperial Highness Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia (the great-grandson of Kaiser Wilhelm II).
On the morning of Saturday, June 11, 2022, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark participated in the Tour de Storebælt outside of the city center of Copenhagen.
Tour de Storebælt is a cycling race that follows the 2nd Stage of Tour de France 2022. Based on the slogan, A Cycling Race for Everyone, the Tour de Storebælt gives participants a unique opportunity to cycle all, or parts of, the same route as used for the 2nd stage of the Tour de France 2022. The participants will ride either 25 km, 100 km, or the entire 200 km 2nd stage route from Roskilde to Nyborg. On all three routes the route cross Storebæltsbroen (the Great Belt Bridge).
During today’s cycling race, Crown Prince Frederik participated in 100km from Kalundborg municipality to the finish line in Nyborg. Over 16,000 cyclists participated in today’s race!
On Friday, June 10, 2022, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain attended day one of the Imperdible05 COTEC Innovation Festival held at the Finca La Estación de Otero de Herreros in Segovia, Castilla y Leon, Spain.
Organized by the COTEC Foundation, in collaboration with the Iberdrola, the purpose of the festival is to present 25 experiences of innovation in rural areas to address depopulation.
On Friday, June 10, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain held an audience at Palacio de La Zarzuela in Madrid met with women who participated in the recent conference, I Congress on Trafficking in Human Beings: How to Make a Hidden Reality Visible.
According to the Spanish royal court, the conference “… was attended by survivors of human trafficking who, after a recovery process, was able to speak out about their experiences.”
In the afternoon, Her Majesty held an audience with representatives from the Alianza Iberoamericana de Enfermedades Raras o Poco Frecuentes (ALIBER).
During the meeting, Her Majesty was informed about the challenges the organization recently had after the publication of the First Study on Social and Health Needs of Groups in Latin America (ENSERio LATAM Study).