Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Royal Agenda: Mon. May 6 - Sun. May 12, 2013

Events carried-over from last week:

May 2-6  UK: Badminton Horse Trials (horse race) @ Badminton House, near Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, UK

May 5-9  Norway: CP Haakon & CPss Mette-Marit visit the USA [Houston, TX; Dallas, TX; & San Francisco, CA]



May 6  Bulgaria: Day of Bravery

May 6  Thailand: 29th Birthday of Princess Adityadhornkitikuhn "Dita" of Thailand  {1984}

May 6  UK: Camilla Dss of Cornwall presents the prizes @ The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials Badminton, Gloucestershire

May 6  Spain: Infe Felipe Pr of Asturias opens the "2nd Global Sustainability Forum" organized by Ernst + Young together with the Secretariat General Iberoamericana, @ the Hotel InterContinental, Madrid

May 6 Sweden: Q.Silvia attends the Junior Academy's anniversary concert, Confidencen, Ulriksdal

May 6  Sweden: Pr.Daniel attends the Swedish Young Enterprise Championships, Alvsjo

May 6  Norway: K.Harald V holds an audience with the Chief of Defense

May 6  Norway: K.Harald V holds an audience with Professor Frode Laerum, appointed Officer of the Order of St. Olav

May 6  Norway: CP Haakon & CPss Mette-Marit visit the USA [visit/tour the OTC in Houston, TX (including visiting stands of Norwegian companies, opening + visiting the Norwegian pavilion, attending a lunch at the Norwegian pavilion); attend a Meeting @ Norway House in Houston, TX; & attend a dinner @ River Oaks Country Club in Houston, TX]

May 6  Denmark: public audience @ Christiansborg Palace

May 6  Denmark: Pr.Joachim attends the presentation of eco-cars to the Shell Eco Marathon, @ the Technical University of Denmark



May 7  Morocco: 32nd Birthday of Prince Mulay Ismail (Smail) bin 'Abdu'llah of Morocco  {1981}

May 7 Belgium: K.Albert II holds an audience with Mr. Elio Di Rupo, Prime Minister, @ the Chateau de Laeken, Brussels

May 7 Belgium: K.Albert II holds an audience with Mr. Rudi Vervoort, for his swearing-in as Prime Minister of the Government of the Brussels-Capital, @ the Chateau de Laeken, Brussels

May 7 Belgium: Pss Mathilde Dss of Brabant attends the opening session (entitled: "The development framework post 2015: Issues, Challenges, Opportunities") of the "Meeting of the Belgian Development Cooperation" @ the Egmont Palace in Brussels

May 7  Liechtenstein/Luxembourg: 24th Birthday of Prince Josef-Emanuel of Liechtenstein, Count of Rietberg  {1989}

May 7 UK: Q.Elizabeth II & Pr.Philip Dk of Edinburgh attend the rededication of the newly refurbished Temple Church Organ @ Choral Evensong at Temple Church

May 7 UK: Pr.Philip Dk of Edinburgh, as Founder + Patron of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award International Association, holds a World Fellowship Welcome Lunch @ Buckingham Palace

May 7 UK: Pr.Charles Pr of Wales & Camilla Dss of Cornwall give a reception for British Caribbean Communities @ St. James's Palace, London [attended by various members of British Caribbean Communities from the worlds of business, politics, sport, entertainment, charity + the media] & watch a performance by the London Community Gospel Choir & the Pimlico Academy Steel Band

May 7 UK: Pr.Edward Earl of Wessex, as Honorary Chairman of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Young Canadians' Challenge Charter for Business, holds a Dinner @ Buckingham Palace

May 7 UK: Sophie Ctss of Wessex visits Staffordshire [opens the new Country Council Offices, Stafford; & attends the Bevin Boys Memorial Dedication Service @ the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas]

May 7 UK: Pss Anne Pss Royal visits Wiltshire [opens the new Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust Hospital in Swindon; & visits the Harbour Drop-In Centre for Asylum Seekers, Refugees + Migrant Workers, St. Lukes Hall, Swindon]

May 7 UK: Pss Anne Pss Royal attends a Racing Welfare Luncheon in Shrivenham, Oxfordshire

May 7 UK: Pr.Edward Dk of Kent visits BAE Systems Shipyard, in Barrow in Furness, Cumbria

May 7 Spain: Infe Felipe Pr of Asturias & Letizia Pss of Asturias visits the exhibition "Zurbaran Santas: Devotion + Persuasion" @ Santa Clara Area, Sevilla

May 7 Spain: Infe Felipe Pr of Asturias & Letizia Pss of Asturias visit the Guadalquivir River Lock in the city of Seville, Sevilla

May 7 Norway: K.Harald V holds an audience with the Minister of Defense

May 7 Norway: K.Harald V presides over the Council of State @ the Royal Palace

May 7 Norway: K.Harald V hosts an Official Luncheon for members of the diplomatic corps, @ the Royal Palace

May 7 Norway: CP Haakon & CPss Mette-Marit visit the USA [visit the Lockheed Martin Corporation's Aeronautics factory in Fort Worth, TX (to tour factory, attend informal luncheon + attend meetings); depart from Fort Worth Airport in Fort Worth, TX, for San Francisco, CA; arrive at San Francisco Airport, San Francisco, CA; visit the Norwegian Seamen's Church in San Francisco, CA; attend Kvelertak concert @ Slim's Music Club in San Francisco, CA]

May 7 Denmark: Q.Margrethe II receive the Ambassador of Brazil in a farewell audience @ Christian IX's Palace, Amalienborg, Copenhagen

May 7 Denmark: Q.Margrethe II attends Haandvoerkerforeningens medal ceremony, @ City Hall



May 8-10 South Africa: World Economic Forum on Africa 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa

May 8 Morocco: 10th Birthday of Crown Prince Moulay Al-Hassan of Morocco {2003}

May 8  Bahrain: 26th Birthday of Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain  {1987}

May 8: V-E Day (Victory in Europe Day, 1945)

May 8 Belgium: Pss Astrid & Pr.Lorenz attend the official opening ceremony of the 32nd edition of the "Special Olympics" National Games @ the "Sint-Pietersplein" in Ghent, Province of East Flanders

May 8 UK: Q.Elizabeth II conducts the State Opening of Parliament & gives a speech outlining the government's programme for the year ahead, @ Westminster, London (with attendance from: Pr.Philip Dk of Edinburgh, Pr.Charles Pr of Wales & Camilla Dss of Cornwall)

May 8 UK: Pr.Philip Dk of Edinburgh opens an exhibition to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic, aboard HQS Wellington

May 8 UK: Pr.Edward Earl of Wessex holds a Films Without Borders Retrospective + Dinner @ Windsor Castle

May 8 UK: Sophie Ctss of Wessex reopens the upgraded Parapet Breast Unit, King Edward VII Hospital, Windsor, Berkshire

May 8 UK: Pss Anne Pss Royal, as Patron of Livability, attends a Reception in London

May 8 UK: Pss Anne Pss Royal, as President of the Riding for the Disabled Association, attends the Greater London Supra Regional Conference @ Imber Court, East Molesey, Surrey

May 8 UK: Pss Anne Pss Royal, as Patron of the International Students House, attends a Garden Party in London

May 8 UK: Pr.Richard Dk of Gloucester attends VE Day Celebrations @ the Churchill War Rooms, Clive Steps, London

May 8 UK: Pr.Richard Dk of Gloucester attends the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution's Annual General Meeting @ the Manor Hotel, Weston on the Green, Oxfordshire

May 8 Spain: Q.Sofia chairs the main event of the celebration of the World Red Cross + Red Crescent & their traditional awards ceremony, @ the Trade Fair + Congress Center of Malaga

May 8-11 Sweden: K.Carl XVI Gustaf & Q.Silvia visit the USA [on the occasion of the 375th anniversary of Kalmar Nyckel's arrival in Delaware & the 1st Swedish settlement in the USA]

May 8 Norway: Liberation Day (1945)

May 8 Norway: K.Harald V lays a wreath @ the National Monument & presents the War Cross @ Akershus fortress

May 8 Norway: K.Harald V holds an audience with the Secretary General of NATO, Mr. Anders Fogh Rasmussen

May 8 Norway: CP Haakon & CPss Mette-Marit visit the USA [the CP attends a breakfast meeting + seminar on tourism & gives a presentation on tourism @ the Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, CA; the CP & CPss visit Stanford University to attend the opening seminar on "Advanced Technology + Innovation" where the CPss gives a speech; visit Innovation House in Palo Alto, CA; attend a reception at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, CA; meet with the Mayor of San Francisco at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, CA; & attend a VIP reception + an official dinner @ the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, CA]

May 8 Denmark: CPss Mary receives Christian Friis Bach (Development Cooperation) & the Parliamentary Intergroup Network for Sexual & Reproductive Health + Rights, @ Frederik VIII's Palace, Amalienborg, Copenhagen

May 8  Denmark: 78th Birthday of Princess Elisabeth of Denmark  {1935}



May 9 Romania: Independence Day (1877)

May 9  Jordan: 25th Birthday of Princess Nejla bint Asem of Jordan  {1988}

May 9  Bourbon-Parma/Netherlands: 1st Birthday of Princess Luisa of Bourbon-Parma {2012}

May 9 UK: Pr.Charles Pr of Wales, as Colonel-in-Chief of Army Air Corps, meets service personnel + their families & presents Operational Service Medals during a visit to Wattisham Airfield, Suffolk

May 9 UK: Pr.Charles Pr of Wales opens the "Houghton Revisited" exhibition (bringing together paintings from Robert Walpole's original collection originally housed at Houghton Hall; on loan from the Hermitage, Pushkin, & other Russian + American museums to Houghton Hall), @ Houghton Hall, King's Lynn, Norfolk

May 9 UK: Pr.Charles Pr of Wales hosts a reception for delegates attending the UK Trade + Investment's Global Investment Conference, @ St. James's Palace State Apartments, London

May 9 UK: Camilla Dss of Cornwall attends a reception to thank 'House + Garden' readers who have opened their gardens as part of the magazine's campaign to raise money for Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres, @ Vogue House, Hanover Square, London

May 9-15 UK: Pr.Harry of Wales visits the USA [visits Colorado, Washington DC, New York, New Jersey & Connecticut]

May 9 UK: Sophie Ctss of Wessex visits Surrey [opens the new extension @ St. John the Baptist Church, Bisley; visits the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice, Farnham; & visits St. Dominic's School, Mount Olivet, Hambledon, Godalming]

May 9 UK: Pss Anne Pss Royal visits Nottingham [visits Colston Bassett + District Dairy during its centenary year, Colston Bassett; & attends the unveiling of the Nottingham Fire + Rescue Memorial, St. Mary's Church, High Pavement, Lace Market]

May 9 UK: Pr.Richard Dk of Gloucester attends the Crown Agents Foundation's Annual General Meeting @ Lancaster House, St. James', London

May 9 UK: Pr.Edward Dk of Kent, as Colonel of the Scots Guards, attends the Battalion Medal Parade @ Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire

CANCELLED - May 9 UK: Pss Alexandra of Kent attends a Farewell Concert + Tea Party @ the Royal Star + Garter Homes, Richmond, Surrey

May 9 Norway: CP Haakon & CPss Mette-Marit visit the USA [visit ForgeRock (a Norwegian software company) in San Francisco, CA; attend a working luncheon at the Rosewood Hotel with Norwegian + American start-up companies where the CP gives a speech; visit the Peder Saether Center at the University of California - Berkeley in Berkeley, CA; depart from San Francisco Airport for Norway]



May 10 Romania: Pr.Nicholas participates in the kick off of the "Royal Marathon 2013" @ the Elisabeta Palace; CPss Margarita participates in the award ceremony for the winners of the "Royal Marathon 2013"; Pr.Nicholasvisits the Romanian Academy to attend the conference "The Role of Monarchy in Romania's modernization" by Mr. Dan Berindei, to attend the launch of "Romanian Academy + the Royal House of Romania - two parallel destinies 1866-1947/8" & unveils a picture of King Ferdinand in the Hall painted by Valentin Tanase; CPss Margarita, Pr.Radu & Pr.Nicholas lay flowers at the statue of King Carol I in the Royal Palace Square; CPss Margarita, Pr.Radu, Pr.Nicholas & Elizabeth Karina Medforth-Mills de Roumanie host the annual "Garden Party" @ the Elisabeta Palace

May 10 Morocco: 35th Birthday of Princess Consort Lalla Salma of Morocco {1978}

May 10  Saudi Arabia: 1st Wedding Anniversary of Prince Mishal bin Abdullah Al Saud of Saudi Arabia & Princess Nouf bint Bandar Al Saud of Saudi Arabia {2012}

May 10 UK: Pr.Edward Earl of Wessex & Sophie Ctss of Wessex attend the Royal Windsor Horse Show Pageant @ Windsor Castle

May 10 UK: Pss Anne Pss Royal visits Herefordshire [opens the new Optim-R Production Line @ Kingspan Insultaion Limited, Torvale Industrial Estate, Pembridge, Leominster; & attends a Rural Youth Work Showcase, Teme Valley Youth Project, Kings Meadow, Wigmore, Leominster]

May 10 UK: Pr.Richard Dk of Gloucester attends a College + Chapel of St. George's Fabric Advisory Committee Meeting @ Windsor Castle

May 10-12 Spain: Grand Premio de Espana Grand Prix (auto race) @ the Circuit de Catalunya, Montmelo, Barcelona, Spain

May 10 Spain: Infe Felipe Pr of Asturias & Letizia Pss of Asturias preside over the new Royal Guards' act of solemn swearing of allegiance to the flag, @ the Barracks "The King", El Pardo, Madrid

May 10 Spain: Infa Elena Dss of Lugo chairs the meeting of the Royal Cavalry Maestanzas (Arsenals), in the House of the Royal Cavalry of Valencia, in Valencia, & visits the Royal Basilica of Our Lady of the Forsaken, in Valencia



May 11 Romania: CPss Margarita confers the title of Supplier of the Royal House to a number of companies + individuals, on behalf of K.Michael I, @ the Elisabeta Palace [attended by: Pr.Radu & Pr.Nicholas]; CPss Margarita, Pr.Radu, Pr.Nicholas & Elizabeth Karina Medforth-Mills de Roumanie attend the Anniversary Concert of the Romanian Radio Society @ the Radio Hall

May 11  Greece: 71st Birthday of Princess Irene of Greece + Denmark  {1942}

May 11  Jordan: 62nd Birthday of Princess Basma bint Talal of Jordan  {1951}

May 11  Saudi Arabia: 45th Birthday of Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia  {1968}

May 11 Bhutan: 50th Birthday of Queen Ashi Sangay Choden Wangchuck of Bhutan{1963}

May 11 UK: The FA Cup Final (Association football/soccer) @ Wembley Stadium, London, UK

May 11 Denmark: Pr.Consort Henrik participates in the opening of the exhibition with the artist Pernille Struers's works on Schorffergaarden Jaegersborg Alle



May 12 Montenegro: 6th Wedding Anniversary of Hereditary Prince Boris Petrovic-Njegos of Montenegro, Grand Duke of Grahovo + Zeta & Hereditary Princess Veronique of Montenegro, Grand Duchess of Grahovo + Zeta {2007}

May 12  Montenegro: 4th Wedding Anniversary of Princess Altinai of Montenegro & Anton Martynov  {2009}

May 12 Romania: Pr.Nicholas attends the "Super Romania rounders - King's Cup" @ the Arc de Triomphe stadium (opens the game & presents the winning team trophy "King's Cup"); CPss Margarita, on behalf of K.Michael I, receives representatives of Curtea Veche Publishing (who published "Airplanes King") @ Peles Castle [attended by:Pr.Radu]; CPss Margarita receives the delegation of the Chamber of Commerce + Industry of Bucharest & on behalf of K.Michael I receives the "Hermes Trophy", awarded by the President of the BCCI, @ Peles Castle; CPss Margarita presents decorations to a number of personalities from Romania, presents the Medal for Loyalty, the Order of a Knight of the Crown of Romania, the Order of the Crown of Romania in the rank of Officer & the Royal Nihil Sine Deo decoration, @ Peles Castle; CPss Margarita presents the Nihil Sine Deo decoration to the Romanian Radio Society & hosts an official dinner @ Elisabeta Palace [attended by: Pr.Radu & Pr.Nicholas]

May 12  Kuwait: 61st Birthday of Sheikha Jamayal bint Sa'ad Al'Abdu'llah Al-Salim Al- Sabah of Kuwait  {1952}

May 12  Kuwait: 41st Birthday of Sheikha Reema bint 'Ali bin Sabah Al-Salim Al-Sabah of Kuwait  {1972}

May 12  Jordan: 25th Birthday of Princess Zeina Rashid of Jordan  {1988}

May 12  Liechtenstein: 39th Birthday of Prince Wenzeslaus of Liechtenstein, Count of Rietberg  {1974}

May 12  Liechtenstein/Luxembourg: 18th Birthday of Princess Maria Anunciata of Liechtenstein, Countess of Rietberg  {1995}

May 12 UK: Pss Anne Pss Royal, as Colonel-in-Chief of The King's Royal Hussars, attends a Cavalry Memorial Parade in Hyde Park, London

CANCELLED - May 12 UK: Pss Alexandra of Kent attends the Newbury Spring Festival Concert @ St. Mary's Church, Shaw, Newbury, Berkshire

May 12 Denmark: Q.Margrethe II attends an event in Haderslev Cathedral

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