Friday, 5 September 2014

Royal news, September 4th 2014

The Prince of Wales hosted a reception for NATO leaders in Newport at the end of the first day of the summit taking place there.  Prince Charles introduced world leaders, including US President Barack Obama, to local politicians and residents at a reception at the Celtic Manor which is hosting the summit.

The Prince of Wales introduces the President of the United States of America to local politicians in Newport at a reception at the end of day one of the NATO summit
(photo @clarencehouse Twitter)

Earlier in the day, Prince Charles had visited HMS Duncan which was docked in Cardiff Bay.  After touring the ship he presented Chief Petty Officer Engineering Technician Wayne Peake with a long service medal.  The prince went on to visit French ship, La Motte Piquet, which is also currently docked in Cardiff.

The Prince of Wales on board HMS Duncan 
(photo @clarencehouse Instagram)

The Princess Royal attended the World Sheepdog Trials at Fearn Farm in Scotland - she is patron of the International Sheepdog Society.  Later, the princess opened the Strathbogie Group Cabin in Aberdeenshire in her role as patron of Riding for the Disabled.

Princess Anne at the World Sheep Dog Trials
(photo @Hokem Twitter)

Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands opened an exhibition about the First World War at the museum at Huis Doorn, the home bought by Kaiser Wilhelm II after the end of the war and his final resting place.  The exhibition is about daily life in the Netherlands during the war.  In the evening, the princess attended a dance show called Free to Move at the Lucent Theatre in The Hague.  It was put on by the Princess Beatrix Fund as part of its work into research on muscle diseases.  

Princess Beatrix opens the World War One exhibition at Huis Doorn
(photo @HuisDoorn Twitter)

King Felipe of Spain held an audience at the Zarzuela Palace. with the World President of the Fujitsu Group, Masami Yamamoto.

King Felipe VI at his audience at the Zarzuela Palace 
(photo @CasaReal Twitter)

Queen Silvia of Sweden presented grants given by the Masonic Home for Children Foundation to scientists at a ceremony at the Baatska Palace in Stockholm.  The queen also presented awards to children from the Johannebergsgaten School in Gothenburg for their achievements in fundraising for the Mayflower campaign which works to end child poverty.

Queen Silvia with the children who received awards at the Royal Palace in Stockholm

Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel attended a seminar, Mind the Gap, on business set ups and expansion organised by the British Embassy in Stockholm.

Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel arriving at the seminar they attended in Stockholm

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and Prince Henrik continued their summer tour on the royal yacht, Dannebrog, with day four being spent in Nykobring.  There was an official reception, two different carriage processions, a chance for the royal couple to learn about local shellfish production and a visit to a beading producer.

Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik walk in the Hans Christian Anderson Gardens at Jesperhus Holiday Park 

Prince Albert II of Monaco took part in events to mark the seventieth anniversary of the liberation of Monaco.

Prince Albert in Monaco on September 4th 2014
(photo Palais Princier de Monaco Facebook)

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