On Tuesday, June 14, 2022, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco opened the exhibition entitled, Albert I, Prince de Monaco, et les Pyrénées: 1861-1921, held at the Casino de Luchon in Luchon, France.
The exhibition is being held on the 100th anniversary of the death of HSH Prince Albert Honoré Charles Grimaldi of Monaco and will be open to the public from June 15 – September 22, 2022.
If you’re interested in learning more about the life and legacy of Prince Albert I of Monaco and the 100th-anniversary celebrations please click here.
On Tuesday, June 14, 2022, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain presided over the chapter of the Royal and Military Order of St. Hermenegildo held at the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial in Madrid.
Established in 1814 by Fernando VII, at the proposal of the Council of War and Navy, the Royal and Military Order of San Hermenegildo recognizes the constancy in the military service of the officers of the Army.
Since then, it was decreed that the annual celebration of the Chapter of the Order, which currently has a biennial character in the Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial for its link with San Hermenegildo, which keeps the main relic of the Saint, and for being the Royal Pantheon of all the Kings and Sovereigns of the Order.
On Tuesday, June 14, 2022, Their Royal Highness The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a memorial service for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire disaster.
At 12:54 A.M. on June 14, 2017, a fire broke out at the Grenfell Tower residential building in West London. The fire rapidly engulfed the 24-story concrete structure killing 72 people.
The cause of the fire was an electrical fault in a refrigerator owned by a resident on the fourth floor of the Grenfell Tower. According to the newspaper, New York Times, the “…fire in the kitchen quickly spread to flammable cladding covering the outside of the 24-story building and climbed up the side of the structure.”
During today’s multi-faith memorial service, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge placed a wreath at the foot of the Grenfell Tower in memory of those who tragically passed away.
Today’s memorial service was organized by the Grenfell United an organization that works to provide pastoral care for those affected and advocate for families to ensure that such a tragic event is not repeated. The organization previously held memorial services outside the Grenfell Tower site in 2018 and 2019 and facilitated individual visits to the site for the bereaved and survivors during the pandemic to lay flowers and take time to pay their respects.
On the morning of June 14, 2022, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden met with the CEO of the World Food Program, Mr. David Beasley, inside the Princess Sibylla apartment at the Kungliga Slottet in Stockholm.
The World Food Program (WPO) is one of the world’s largest humanitarian organizations. The WFO plays a vital role in saving lives around the world, including some of the most severe crises in areas such as Afghanistan, Ethiopia and Yemen. Global hunger and the risk of large-scale famine disasters have rapidly increased over the years. Today, over 155 million people suffer from acute hunger and 45 million are at risk of starvation.
During their meeting, Crown Princess Victoria was given an update about the World Food Program’s latest work. Sweden is the World Food Program’s largest nuclear support provider and has recently signed a new four-year agreement with the World Food Program.
If you’re interested in learning more about the World Food Program and the amazing work they do please visit their official website here.
On the afternoon of Tuesday, June 14, 2022, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark attended the reopening of the Designmuseum Denmark in Copenhagen.
After an extensive two-year renovation of the historic 18th-century building, which includes 2,500 square meters of newly laid marble floors, newly restored facade decorations, and a major climate adaptation, the Designmuseum Denmark is ready to welcome guests again.
Upon his arrival, Crown Prince Frederik was warmly welcomed by the Museum Director, Ms. Anne-Louise Sommer, and the Designmuseum Denmark Chairman of the Board, Mr. Henrik Tvarnø.
Once inside the museum, the heir to the Danish throne was given a tour of the newly restored museum and viewed various exhibitions. Thereafter, Crown Prince Frederik attended a reception at the Grønnegården (museum garden) whereupon he gave a speech.
On Tuesday, June 14, 2022, His Royal Highness Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg accompanied by the Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs and the Minister of the Economy, Mr. Franz Foyet, attended the one-year anniversary celebrations of the MeluXina Supercomputer in Bissen.
The MeluXina Supercomputer new hardware is capable of processing large volumes of data, carrying out thousands of billions of operations per second. The Meluxina supercomputer has a calculating power of 10 petaflops – literally ten million billion operations per second, a number that looks like this: 10,000,000,000,000,000. MeluXina’s performance is one of the top 50 of the world ranking of the 500 most performant supercomputers.
During today’s event, the heir to the Grand Ducal throne was given a tour of the MeluXina’s facility and was informed about the ins and outs of the supercomputer.
On Tuesday, June 14, 2022, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended day one of Royal Ascot 2022.
Riding in the carriage one with the royal couple was Mr. Peter Philips son of Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal. Riding in carriage two were Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Their Royal Highnesses Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. Riding in carriage three were Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, The Lord de Mauley Mr. William Nunneley and Mrs. William Nunneley. And, finally riding in carriage four was The Earl of Hopetoun, The Countess of Hopetoun, Mr. Tom Hooper and The Lady Alexandra Hooper.
Also, attending day one of Royal Ascot included Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Tindall, and Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice of York along with her husband, Mr. Edoardo Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi.