On March 19, 2013, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias, Their Royal Highnesses Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, His Royal Highness Prince Felix of Luxembourg, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands, Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, and Their Majesties King Albert II and Queen Paola of Belgium will attend the celebration of Holy Mass for the beginning of the Petrine Ministry of His Holiness Pope Francis.
The inaugural Mass will take place at St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican at 9:30 A.M.
If you are interested in watching the inaugural Mass of His Holiness Pope Francis live online click the video below to subscribe to the Vatican’s official You Tube channel. 🙂 Or, you can listen to the Mass live on radio via Vatican Radio here.
Anne d’Autriche: Mystérieuse Mère du Roi Soleil.
On March 8, 2013, Her Imperial Highness Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna “…attended a conference marking the 400th anniversary of the House of Romanov in Moscow.”
According to the Telegraph and Guardian newspapers, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani of Qatar recently purchased six uninhabited islands in Greece for a reported 8.5 million Euros. Now, that is a bargain. No, really.
Anywho, according to the newspaper, The Mirror, the 61-year-old Emir of Qatar was vacationing in Greece when he decided to moor his tiny 400ft yacht off the Echinades Islands. Within minutes the Emir fell in love with the place. So, four years later he decided to purchase them.
For more information about the Emir’s small purchase of these gorgeous islands please here, here, and here.
On February 25, 2013, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum held an audience with United Nations Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon in Dubai. According to the newspaper, Emirates 24/7, discussions focused on:
“…regional and international humanitarian issues as well as the role of countries, governments, organizations and public and community bodies in supporting people hit by catastrophes and hunger all over the world.”
Please click here, here and here to view photos as well as to learn more about today’s meeting.
Click here to watch a video.
Rome: Power and Glory
Though there are some inaccuracies within this documentary, Rome: Rise and Fall of an Empire, is an interesting program to watch on this lazy Sunday.
A mildly cheesy docudrama about Emperor Constantine
It’s a slow news day so here is the documentary entitled, The Heretic Pharaoh, from the series, Egypt’s Golden Empire.
Two docudramas about Wally and Ed. 🙂
Here is the documentary, in German, from ZDF entitled, Die Romanows: Mythos Zarenmord.
Click here to watch the documentary
On February 1, 2013, thousands of mourners “… have turned out in Phnom Penh for the start of the funeral proceedings…” for His Majesty the late King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia.
Please click here to watch a video news report from the BBC. Click here to read an article from the Los Angeles Times.
Happy Sunday, everyone! Here is this week’s edition of Blauw Bloed. Please click here, scroll down, and click the video icon button thingy. 🙂
A documentary, in German, about Catherine the Great.