Monthly Archives: May 2012

THE GRAND DUKE AND GRAND DUCHESS OF LUXEMBOURG PAY AN OFFICIAL VISIT TO NORWAY

The Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg are on an official visit to Norway.   On the first day, Queen Sonja of Norway and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg visited the Oscarshall summer palace on May 30, 2011.    King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway, along with the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess, attended a wreath laying ceremony at the National Monument at Akershus Fortress, also on the first day of the state visit.  On the second day, May 31, 2012, the Grand Duke visited the Oslo stock exchange while the Grand Duchess, accompanied by Queen Sonja, visited the National Gallery.  While there, they viewed Edvard Munch’s iconic painting,  ‘The Scream.’  Photos by Getty Images.

 

Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and his wife, Princess Mette-Marit

Queen Sonja of Norway and her daughter-in-law, Princess Mette-Marit

The Queen of Norway chats with the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg in Oslo’s National Gallery

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PRINCE FELIPE OF SPAIN AND PRINCESS LETIZIA ON AN OFFICIAL VISIT TO PORTUGAL

Prince Felipe of Spain  and his wife, Princess Letizia, are on an official visit to Portugal.   On the first day of their three day visit, May 30, 2012, the couple visited the Monasterio de los Jeronimos de Belem (Jeronimos Monastery), the National Assembly and Prince Felipe laid a wreath at the Camoes monument.  Photos by Getty Images.

Prince Felipe of Spain and Princess Letizia at the residence of the Spanish ambassador to Portugal

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CATHERINE, DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE JOINS QUEEN ELIZABETH II FOR A BUCKINGHAM PALACE GARDEN PARTY

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh presided over another large garden party at Buckingham Palace on May 29, 2012.   The gathering drew plenty of attention as it was also attended by the Duchess of Cambridge, dressed in a stylish long-sleeved dress by Emilia Wickstead, last seen only two weeks ago when the Queen hosted a lunch for foreign sovereigns at Windsor Castle.  This time, Catherine, whose first time it was attending a Buckingham Palace garden party, paired the dress with a matching pink hat.   Also in attendance were the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall as well as the Princess Royal, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and the Duke of Gloucester.  Photos by Bauer Griffin and Getty Images.

The Duke of Gloucester, the Duchess of Cambridge, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Princess Royal and the Prince of Wales

 

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PRINCESS CHARLENE AT THE 2012 MONACO GRAND PRIX

Princess Charlene graced the 2012 world famous Monaco Grand Prix automobile race on May 28.   The  annual Monaco Grand Prix, held on the Circuit de Monaco, has been held since 1929.  Also known as the Grand Prix de Monaco, it is among the world’s most prestigious automobile races and regularly draws celebrities and other luminaries as spectators.   The Countess of Wessex attended this year’s race.  Photos by Bauer Griffin.

Prince Albert chats with Sophie, Countess of Wessex

Princess Charlene and Prince Albert II of Monaco

Pierre and Andrea Casiraghi, sons of Princess Caroline, along with their aunt and uncle, Princess Charlene and Prince Albert

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PRINCE ALBERT AND PRINCESS CHARLENE OF MONACO ATTEND THE AMBER FASHION SHOW

On May 25, 2012 in Monaco, Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco attended the Amber Fashion Show and Charity Auction at Le Meridien Beach Plaza Hotel.  Photos by Getty Images.

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MEMORIAL DAY: THE UNITED STATES HONORS THE WAR DEAD

In the U.S., the men and women who served in the U.S. Armed Forces and died in defense of the United States of America and freedom for all are honored and commemorated on the last Monday of May, Memorial Day.  May they Rest in Peace, R.I.P.

The Tomb of the Unknown Solider at Arlington National Cemetery

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THE SPANISH ROYALS’ LATEST OFFICIAL FUNCTIONS

Prince Felipe of Spain attended a military audience on May 23, 2012 t the El Pardo Palace in Madrid.  On May 24, the prince was present at “Cumbre de la Internacionalizacion” 2012 at the Caixa Forum in Madrid.  On May 25, Infanta Elena, her brother, Prince Felipe of Spain, and his wife, Princess Letizia, attended the opening of the Madrid Book Fair at Retiro Park  in Madrid.  Photos by Getty Images.

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