Sunday, 16 October 2016

The Royal Week, in Numbers

Recognition for Queen Sofia's work to find a cure for Alzheimer's Disease was a major part of the royal week just gone

It's been the busiest royal week for some time with every ruling house on the continent filling its diary and packing its days. From State Visits to new portraits, there has been a whole host of activity going on. To sum it up, here the Royal Week - in Numbers.


The number of times the Mano Amiga International Prizes have been handed out by the Alzheimer's Association of Leon - on October 14th, Queen Sofia of Spain received a special award from the organisation for her decades of work supporting work into Alzheimers and dementia. Queen Sofia said that she hoped that one day the condition would be 'just a memory' as work went on to find cures and further treatments.


The number of students presented with diplomas at the Royal Palace in Stockholm on October 12th by Queen Silvia of Sweden. The pupils, from Adolf Frederik's Music School, were given the awards for their contribution to the Mayflower campaign which aims to raise money to help disadvantaged children every year. They sold almost 230,000 crowns worth and were celebrated by Silvia at this special ceremony.


The anniversary being marked by the Catholic Church in Luxembourg, commemorating the city of Luxembourg's choice in 1666 of Mary as its protector. Grand Duchess Maria Teresa and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie attended a Mass marking the anniversary on October 9th.


The year in which five churches in southeast Amsterdam set up the 'New Town' centre to work together to bring social cohesion in their part of the Dutch capital. King Willem-Alexander visited it on October 11th as part of an afternoon in the area visiting different projects working to develop co-operation between all communities in their part of the city.  Earlier in the day, the King of the Netherlands had welcomed the Duchess of Cambridge to The Hague as she undertook her first ever solo overseas visit.


The number of works by the artist Edvard Munch that will be housed in a new museum dedicated to his art - Crown Princess Mette-Marit laid the foundation stone on October 14th. The museum, scheduled for completion in 2019, will also look after works by Rolf E.Stenersen, Amaldus Nielsen and Ludvig O. Ravensberg. Its foundation stone contains seeds from an apple tree from Munch's home in Oslo.

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