Saturday, 22 November 2014

Tweeting the royals, week ending November 22nd 2014

There were firsts, fun and foreign trips for the royals of Europe this week and they shared a lot of it on their official social media channels. Here's how the royals told their story in the week just gone.

Royal debuts

Sofia Hellqvist, fiancee of Prince Carlo Philip of Sweden, made her debut at another royal engagement this week when she accompanied her husband to be at a prize giving for the Young Entrepreneur of the Yea. Photos of the couple were shared on the official Swedish Royal Family Facebook page.

Queen Letizia made her debut as a speaker at a major international event when she addressed the meeting of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations which took place in Rome in the week. Casa Real TV, the official You Tube Channel, shared a video of the speech.

The Prince of Wales made his debut in a Google hangout in the week. The prince took part in the live event, where he was asked questions by young people around the UK, as part of his work on the #iwill campaign which aims to make social action the norm for all 10-20 year olds by 2020. Clarence House shared the event on its official Google Plus page.

Children first

Queen Mathilde of the Belgians took part in events this week marking the 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Images of the day were shared on the Royal Household's official Twitter account.

Queen Silvia of Sweden travelled to New York to take part in the UN General Assembly marking the anniversary with images of the event shared on the official Facebook page.

Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway took part in a round table discussion on encouraging children and young people to care for the environment and work towards tackling climate change with her speech being shared on the official You Tube Channel.

And the King of the Netherlands presented the tenth annual prize given by the Dutch organisation Kids Rights which works to protect vulnerable children around the word. The Royal Household shared a photo of the king handing over the award to 18 year old activist, Neha Gupta, on the official Facebook page.

Out and about

Prince Harry made a visit to Oman in the week where he visited the Nizwa Fort and Souk and also spent time in Muscat. Images of the three day trip were shared on the official Clarence House Twitter feed.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain made another introductory visit in the week, this time to Italy, and images of their time in Rome were shared on the official Twitter account.

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians visited the province of Namur in the week with engagementsin Cerfontaine and Couvin. The trip was tweeted on the official royal account.

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