Thursday, 4 September 2014

Royal news, September 3rd 2014

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and Prince Henrik continued their summer tour on the royal yacht, Dannebrog, and on September 3rd they arrived in Livo where they visited a local power station.

Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik of Denmark arrive in Livo

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands was in Iowa in the US where he officially opened 'Project Liberty' in Emmetsburg.  It's a joint project between Dutch firm DSM and an American company, POET, to find solutions to demand for renewable fuel.  The king was given a tour of the factory and later went on to meet some other Dutch businesses operating in Iowa and Minnesota.

King Willem-Alexander at the official opening of Project Libert
(photo @DSM Twitter)

Queen Maxima was in Zeeland where she officially opened the new Centre for Teaching Excellence at University College Roosevelt.

Queen Maxima does the honours at the University College Roosevelt

The King and Queen of Sweden spent a day in Ekero near Stockholm.  The couple visited the World Heritage Site at Hovgarden where they saw the famous rune stones.  They also travelled on Sweden's first electric bus, met representatives of local companies and regional apple producers and heard about work being done by local lifeboats.

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia during their visit to Ekero

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia went on to visit the former royal residence of Svartsjo Castle before ending their day with a visit to a local school, Trakvista.

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Prince Daniel spent the day in Orebro where he returned to the church at Almby where he was christened in 1973.  The prince also visited Orebro Castle and University and spent some time at the community centre which has now been named after him.  The day ended with meetings with young entrepreneurs.

Prince Daniel poses for photos with some of the young people he met on a day in Orebro

The Princess Royal attended the tenth annual Scottish Police Memorial Service at Tulliallan Castle in Fife and laid a wreath in honour of officers who have lost their lives.  The princess then unveiled a memorial to a pioneer of radar technology, Sir Robert Watson-Watt, in his home town of Brechin in Angus.  Princess Anne went on to attend celebrations for the 75th anniversary of the Citizens Advice Bureau in Aberdeen - she is patron of their Scottish branch.

Princess Anne in Brechin after unveiling the memorial to Sir Robert Watson-Watt
(photo @DonnieButh Twitter)

King Felipe of Spain held two audiences at the Zarzuela Palace.  He met Ombudsman Soledad Becerril Bustamente and the Attorney General, Eduardo Torres-Dulce Lifante.

Felipe VI meeting Soledad Becerril Bustamente at the Zarzuela Palace

King Philippe of the Belgians held an audience at the Royal Palace in Brussels with the ambassador from Japan, Mitsuo Sakaba.

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