Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Visits the Nova College in Beverwijk.

On June 22, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, as Honorary President of MIND Us, visited the Nova College in Beverwijk. Today’s working visit was held in the context of student welfare in secondary education and student welfare in secondary vocational education.

According to RVD, during today’s visit, Her Majesty met with:

“…various stakeholders, including Healthy School coordinators from Nova College and Kennemer College, about how they are committed to the mental health of their students.

Healthy School is a program that helps education professionals to make a healthy lifestyle, both physical and mental, a matter of course at school. Pupils from Kennemer College and students from Nova College also joined this conversation. Her Majesty also participated in a major co-creation session organized by the Healthy Generation.

The Healthy Generation, an initiative of collaborating health funds, which aims to make Dutch youth the healthiest in the world by 2040. Work is currently underway on a joint manifesto in which young people express what they need in education to grow up mentally healthy. Nearly thirty young people particpated in the session, representing UNICEF, the Dutch Youth Council and Laks, among others.

Today’s visit ended with a discussion about how national efforts are created to devote more structural attention to the mental health of young people in secondary and senior secondary vocational education.”

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HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark Visits the Boss Ladies Project in Copenhagen.

On Wednesday, June 22, 2022, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark visited the Boss Ladies Project in Copenhagen.

The Boss Ladies project aims to motivate more young women to enter and develop their talent within the building and construction industry. The project also aims to break down prejudices and to “…expand the idea of what ‘true’ (wo)man work is, in order to foster the motivation of young women to develop their talent within the male-dominated building and construction industry…” according to a press release.

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TSHs Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco Attend the Opening of the Exhibition, Sailing the Sea of Science, at the Frammuseet in Oslo.

On the afternoon of Wednesday, June 22, 2022, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco accompanied by their two children His Serene Highness Hereditary Prince Jacques of Monaco and Her Serene Highness Princess Gabriella of Monaco along with His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway attended the opening of the exhibition entitled, Sailing the Sea of Science: Scientist and Explorer. Prince Albert I and the Early Norwegian Exploration of Svalbard, at the Frammuseet (Fram Museum) in Oslo.

The exhibition tells the story of the late Prince Albert I of Monaco and his four scientific expeditions around Svalbard and the Arctic Archipelago aboard his yacht, Princess Alice. According to the periodical, Polar Record, Prince Albert I:

“…from an early age evinced a strong fascination for the polar regions. But it was only after 1898 that he was able to mount four scientific cruises to Svalbard. The first cruise was an oceanographical and zoological reconnaissance, aimed mainly at adding to the collections of the Musée Océanographique de Monaco, the construction of which had just started.

In 1899, the focus was on the hydrography and topography of Raudfjorden, of which a map was published. In 1906, meteorology was added to the range of observations and surveys were pursued. The Prince also provided support for two other expeditions, that of the Norwegian, Gunnar Isachsen, to northwestern Spitsbergen, and that of the Scotsman, William Bruce, to Prins Karls Forland.

The Prince’s expedition in 1907 was aimed at completing the results from the previous summer. Prince Albert also lent his support, either financially, or through gifts or loans of oceanographic instruments, to numerous Arctic and Antarctic explorers. Finally, he showed a keen interest in environmental protection, especially in Svalbard.” 

Sailing the Sea of Science: Scientist and Explorer. Prince Albert I and the Early Norwegian Exploration of Svalbard is organized in cooperation with the Frammuseet with the contribution of the Palais Princier de Monaco Archives, the  Musée Océanographique de Monaco and the Albert I Committee.

The exhibition will be open to the public from June 23 – August 31, 2022.

Prior to the opening, the princely family attended a private luncheon at Bygdø Kongsgård (royal estate) hosted by Their Majesties King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway. Other royal guests in attendance included Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway and Her Highness Princess Martha Louise of Norway.

Tomorrow, the princely family will make a private visit to Longyearbyen on the island of Spitsbergen as well as visit tour parts of the Svalbard archipelago. The purpose of the private visit is to retrace the steps of Prince Albert II’s great-great-great-grandfather, Prince Albert I, on the 100th anniversary of his death on June 26, 2022.

(VIDEO) Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain Presides Over the Fundación FAD Juventud Meeting.

On the morning of June 22, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain, as Honorary President, presided over the Fundación FAD Juventud Board of Trustees meeting held at the headquarters of the Banco de España in Madrid.

According to the Spanish royal court, during today’s meeting the “…basis for the change of the company name of the Foundation for Help Against Drug Addiction (FAD), now the Fad Youth Foundation, was presented…”

(VIDEO) His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain Presides Over the Closing Ceremony of the XXIII Armed Forces Staff Course.

On Wednesday, June 22, 2022, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain presided over the closing ceremony of the XXIII Armed Forces Staff Course held at the Centro Superior de Estudios de la Defensa Nacional in Madrid.

The Centro Superior de Estudios de la Defensa (CESEDEN), is the main joint military teaching center of the Spanish Armed Forces. The center is in charge of teaching advanced national defense studies courses, as well as carrying out research, promotion and dissemination tasks of defense culture. For the development of its tasks and, especially, to teach studies leading to obtaining postgraduate degrees, CESEDEN establishes collaborations with public universities, defense university centers, and other public and private corporations.

The CESEDEN also promotes international cooperation by training officers from allied and friendly countries, both NATO and non-NATO, as General Staff officers, providing them with in-depth knowledge of the Spanish Armed Forces.

During today’s ceremony, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain presented diplomas to 125 students, among whom were 25 foreign students from 20 countries.