Royal Week Recap Vol 40





  • Crown Princess Mary together with PlanBørnefonden and students from Nærum Gymnasium celebrated the United Nation International Day of the Girl Child, a day which is about fighting for the respect of girls’ rights. The focus was on education. Faridah from Uganda and Lidya from Ethiopia joined the conversation via video call.
  • On occasion of the traditional School Exercise Day, Crown Prince Frederik shared a new photo of his children Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Princess Josphine and Prince Vincent.
  • Queen Margrethe presented two special awards with a focus on arthritis research. As patron of the Arthritis Association, Her Majesty presented the Queen Ingrid’s Researcher Award to Professor and Chief Physician Ellen-Margrethe Hauge, who received the award for an unusually large contribution to research into the development of rheumatoid arthritis. The Queen also presented Her Majesty the Queen’s Special Research Scholarship to a clinical assistant at the Department of Rheumatology of the Aalborg Universitetshospital Rasmus Westermann



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  • Queen Máxima virtually opened the new branch of the Dutch technology company Prodrive Technologies in Canton, Boston, USA. She was joined by Charlie Baker Governor of Massachusetts. Queen Máxima is a member of the Dutch Committee for Entrepreneurship. Máxima wore Victoria Beckham puffled sleeves dolman midi dress.
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  • Happy 51st birthday to Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands (born 11 October 1969), the third and youngest son of the former Dutch Queen, Beatrix, and her husband, Claus von Amsberg, and younger brother of the reigning Dutch King, Willem-Alexander.


  • Princess Charlene visited Tbilisi, Georgia, as part of Her Foundation’s activities. On Wednesday, 7 October, Princess Charlene visited the Olympic Village in the capital and its sports facilities. On this occasion, The Princess offered a bus to the Rugby Club Tbilisi team. This bus will provide logistical support to the club on their travels.
  • On Thursday, October 8, Princess Charlene was invited to the Presidential Palace of Georgia for a lunch with Salome Zourabichvili, President of Georgia. They were able to discuss topics such as education, sport and culture and also talk about future projects between the two countries.


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  • Queen Sonja presented the Queen Sonja Print Award 2020 to the Irish-Canadian artist Ciara Phillips. The Queen said: “I am very pleased that the Queen Sonja Print Award 2020 goes to an artist who is as dedicated to graphics as art.”
  • On October 9, King Harald underwent a heart operation to replace a heart valve that was operated in 2005. According to the Royal Court of Norway, the surgery was successful and His Majesty’s condition is described as “good”.


  • King Felipe and Queen Letizia attended the annual meeting of the Board of Trustees of The Cervantes Institute for the year 2020 at the Royal Palace of El Pardo.
  • Queen Letizia attended the opening of the 2020/2021 Vocational Training Year, which was held at the Integrated Vocational Training Center “CIFP Politécnico de Santiago” in Santiago de Compostela (A Coruña). The Queen wore Massimo Dutti Check Wool Skirt and Hugo Boss Cashmere Sweater.
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  • The Queen also visited the traditional Students Residence (Residencia de Estudiantes) at CSIC in Madrid. Her Majesty wore her red suit from Roberto Torretta.
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  • The Crown Princess Couple visited Alberto Giacometti Sculpture and Painting Exhibition at Moderna Museet, the museum of modern and contemporary art in Stockholm, Sweden.


  • The Countess of Wessex visited theNational Space Centre to mark World Space Week, and to see first-hand the educational programmes on offer. She was joined by astronaut Helen Sharman – the first Briton to go into space – at the Centre, which has recently re-opened with social distancing measures in place.
  • The Duke of Cambridge launches The Earthshot Prize, the most prestigious global environment prize in history, designed to incentivise change and help repair our planet over the next ten years.
  • The Princess Royal, President, Riding for the Disabled Association visited the Newbury branch to celebrate its 25th anniversary. RDAUK brings together over 25,000 riders and 18,000 volunteers to provide therapy, fitness and skills development for all ages.
  • A very happy 85th birthday to The Duke of Kent. The Duke is The Queen’s cousin, and undertakes official duties on behalf of Her Majesty. His Royal Highness also supports over 140 patronages which reflect his interests, and holds several military appointments.
  • To mark World Sight Day 2020, The Queen joined The Countess of Wessex for a video call earlier this week with eye health professionals working on the ground to deliver eye care across the Commonwealth.


  • Royal Bride: Danica Marinkovic. The Wedding of Prince Philip and Danica Marinković on 7 October 2017 at the Cathedral Church of Saint Michael the Archangel in Belgrade, Serbia.
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