(VIDEO) Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain Gives an Opening Speech at a Conference in Madrid.

On Thursday, May 19, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain opened the two-day conference entitled, Los Puentes de las Mujeres: Propuestas Desde el Sur Para el Cambio Global (Women’s Bridges: Proposals from the South for Global Change) held at the Edificio Humanidades UNED in Madrid.

Organized by the Fundación Mujeres por África, which Her Majesty Queen Letizia is Honorary President, the conference brings together 70 African political leaders, but also an important group of Latin American politicians and activists, as well as numerous heads of international organizations.

Per a press release about the conference:

“…Women’s Bridges. Bridges that women build with their solidarity, with their shared visions and objectives, working together. Bridges that, this time, are going to unite women from the south: African women with Latin American women, and also with the European women from the south, Spanish women, to make proposals to the international community.

Proposals that we have been working on with them for months on the basis of a basic document that the leaders are commenting on, expanding and enriching with their contributions, and to which we will dedicate the entire first afternoon of the conference, because that is what it is all about. It is about the women of the south making their voices, their arguments, their demands, their objectives heard. Objectives that are not only aimed at women, but at the international community, at global citizenship.

At the Fundación Mujeres por África we are going to take these proposals to all African and Latin American governments, to regional bodies and international agencies, to all organizations with power and influence, so that they are taken into account, as the most powerful women in Africa, as well as very influential Latin American women…”

HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark Meets with the CEO of UN Women, Ms. Sima Sami Iskandar Bahous.

On May 18, 2022, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark met with the CEO of UN Women, Ms. Sima Sami Iskandar Bahous, in Copenhagen.

According to the Danish royal court, Ms. Bahous informed Crown Princess Mary of the:

“…status orientation on the fulfillment of the UN’s world goal number five, which is about gender equality. Gender equality is being challenged by climate change, pandemics, hunger, and food shortages, and UN Women is working to integrate gender equality broadly into development cooperation agendas.

Also present at the reception were director of the UN Women Nordic Office Caroline Rusten, planning and coordination specialist at the UN Women Executive Office Sarah Brun, office manager at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Marianne Kress, and the Crown Princess’ private secretary, court lady Henriette Ellermann-Kingombe.”

Photos courtesy of the Danish royal court

His Majesty King Philippe Of Belgium Attends The Celebration of the 75th Anniversary Of The Belgian Navy In Antwerp.

On the afternoon of May 18, 2022, His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium attended the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Belgian Navy in the port of Antwerp.

The celebrations began with a fleet parade organized as part of the Fleet Days. Nine ships from the Belgian and Dutch navies sailed down the Scheldt River to highlight the excellent bilateral cooperation between the naval components of both countries. According to the Dutch Ministry of Defense, the Dutch and Belgian navies have been:

“…working together since 1948. In that year, the two countries agreed that their navies would operate under single command during times of war. This informal agreement was formalized on February 7, 1996, and is valid during both peacetime and war.”

Photo courtesy of the Belgian royal court

HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark Presents Awards During the Womenomics Nordic Business Conference.

On the afternoon of Wednesday, May 18, 2022, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark attended the 8th Edition of the Womenomics Nordic Business Conference held at the Villa Copenhagen in Copenhagen, Denmark.

According to a press release, the conference brings together a, “…number of leaders from Denmark and abroad as well as leading diversity experts and politicians who will meet to debate the latest statistics, trends, and solutions in the field of diversity and gender equality as well as specific cases from the business community.”

During today’s conference, Crown Princess Mary presented three awards to outstanding women for their leadership:

The Womenomics Arts Award went to Ms. Trine Dyrholm for her acclaimed career and choice of roles that show the diversity and complexity of womanhood and challenge established gender stereotypes.

The Womenomics Entrepreneurship Award went to Ms. Nima Tisdall and Ms. Christine Hebert the founders of Blue Lobster, who use technology to help create a more sustainable fishing industry.

The Womenomics Leadership Award went to Ms. Caroline Farberger, partner & chairwoman at Wellstreet, who is being honored as an accomplished CEO and transgender role model, using her platform and personal story to challenge corporate gender biases.

(VIDEO) HRH The Duke of Cambridge Unveils the Submariners Memorial in Staffordshire, England.

On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge unveiled the new Submariners Memorial memorial at the National Arboretum at Alrewas in Staffordshire, England.

The memorial is the first space in the United Kingdom dedicated to those who have lost their lives in the Submarine service.

(VIDEO) Members of the British Royal Family Enjoy a Lovely Garden Party at Buckingham Palace.

On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, Their Royal Highnesses The Earl and Countess of Wessex, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge, and Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra, The Honorable Lady Ogilvy, attended The Queen’s Garden Party, hosted by HRH The Earl of Wessex, at Buckingham Palace in London.