Here are some photos of some recent royal activities from the royal families of Britain, Norway and the Netherlands. Princess Mette-Marit of Norway was in Davie, Florida on November 20 for a ribbon cutting ceremony of the Seaman’s Church there. In the Netherlands, Princess Maxima attended on November 28, 2011, the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund Awards in Amsterdam. In Britain, also on November 28, 2011, Queen Elizabeth II, along with the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, gave a reception for the members of the media in anticipation of next year’s Diamond Jubilee.
Monthly Archives: November 2011
Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark are on the last stages of their official visit to Australia. These past days included a visit by Crown Princess Mary to Pakenham Springs Primary School as well as the launching of a tugboat in Melbourne. The princess also visited Broken Hill to visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service. The prince and princess on November 26th, attended a charity dinner for the Alannah and Madeleine Foundation in Melbourne.
Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II has become honorary commander of the British Navy Wednesday, upon receiving the title of Lord High Admiral. The Queen held the title for nearly fifty years. On the Prince’s 90th birthday in June of this year, it was announced that Queen Elizabeth II was set to transfer the title to Prince Philip. The Duke of Edinburgh had served for years in the Royal Navy prior to marrying the then Princess Elizabeth in 1947, rising to the rank of commander. On November 23, 2011, Prince Philip received the letters patent from the First Sea Lord, Sir Mark Stanhope.
KING JIGME KHESAR NAMGYEL WANGCHUK AND QUEEN JETSUN PEMA OF BHUTAN VISIT THE PRINCE OF WALES AND DUCHESS OF CORNWALL IN CLARENCE HOUSE
On November 23, 2011 King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk and Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan paid a courtesy visit to the Prince of Wales and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, during a trip to the United Kingdom. The two royal couples were photographed at Clarence House, the London home of Charles and Camilla.
In Melbourne, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended a business delegation dinner and were at the corporate culture and cult while Mary attended the Sun Smart 2011 summer campaign lunch at Parliament House.
Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark continued their official visit to Australia. Their first stop was Sydney and from there, the royal couple flew to Canberra, the country’s capital where they they attended a luncheon at Parliament House, visited the Australian War Memorial and the National Portrait Gallery. Below are some highlights of the visit, photographs are courtesy of Getty Images.
As the King and Queen of Bhutan have ended their official state visit to Japan and have flown from Osaka, Japan back to Bhutan, another official royal visit has begun. This time it is Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Mary of Denmark who are on an official visit to Australia, Mary’s native land. The couple met there in 2000 during the Sydney Olympics. The last time the couple paid an official visit to the land down under was in 2008. Frederik and Mary on their first day visited the Sculpture by the Sea exhibit in Sydney’s Bondi Beach where they chatted briefly with the crowds. They also went to Customs House and hopped on energy-generating bikes to make themselves smoothies. Later at the Garden Island naval base, the royal couple attended a reception with guests from the Danish business community. During a visit to Australia’s Governor General, Quentin Bryce, Frederik and Mary brought out their twins, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine and posed for photographs.