Royals and their Honorary Doctorates
i hope this is a new topic! mods, feel free to merge this with an existing thread is there is one.;)
i became interested in this since they are always given honorary degrees, and i was delighted to find out recently that one of our universities, the University of Sto. Tomas (www.ust.edu.ph) has given honorary doctorates to two royals. they were:
1974 - HRH Prince Juan Carlos de Borbon, Doctor of Laws
Dr. Cristobal Martinez Bordiu, Doctor of Medical Sciences (I'm assuming he is related to Carmen Martinez Bordiu...)
info about this: http://www.ust.edu.ph/sitelinks/insi...fo/history.asp
1975 - Duke of Gloucester, Richard Alexander Walter George, Doctor of Fine Arts
i'd like to know what honorary degrees were received by the royals, and where. :)
this thread can include all recent and previous honorary degrees by all royals.
happy posting! :) ;)
Queen Sofia of Spain received several Doktorates:
Universidad del Rosario. Bogotá (Colombia)
Universidad de Valladolid (Spain)
Universidad de Cambridge (Reino Unido)- UK
Universidad de Oxford (Reino Unido)-UK
Universidad de Georgetown. Washington (Estados Unidos)-USA
Universidad de Évora (Portugal)
Universidad de Nueva York (Estados Unidos)-USA
King Juan Carlos received even more:http://www.casareal.es/esp/sm_rey/index.html
Universidad de Santo Tomás. Manila (Filipinas)
Universidad de San Marcos. Lima (Perú)
Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Universidad de Estrasburgo (Francia)
Universidad de Brasilia (Brasil)
Universidad de Sao Paulo (Brasil)
Universidad de Montevideo (Uruguay)
Universidad de Nueva York (Estados Unidos)
Universidad de Harvard (Estados Unidos)
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Universidad de Belgrano (Argentina)
Universidad de la Sorbona. París (Francia)
Universidad de Oxford (Reino Unido)
Trinity College. Dublín (Irlanda)
Universidad de San Francisco Javier. Sucre (Bolivia)
Universidad de Chulalongkorn. Bangkok (Thailandia)
Universidad de Bolonia (Italia)
Universidad de Cambridge (Reino Unido)
Universidad de Coimbra (Portugal)
Universidad de Tokio (Japón)
Universidad del Rosario. Bogotá (Colombia)
Universidad de Limerick (Irlanda)
Universidad de Tufts. Medfort (Estados Unidos)
Universidad de Chile. Santiago de Chile (Chile)
Universidad de Toronto (Canadá)
Universidad de Friburgo (Alemania)
Universiad Hebrea de Jerusalén (Israel)
Universidad de Georgetown. Washington (Estados Unidos)
Universidad de Lovaina (Bélgica)
Universidad de Yeshiva. Nueva York (Estados Unidos)
Universidad de Lomonosov. Moscú (Rusia)
Universidad Metodista del Sur. Dallas (Estados Unidos)
Universidad de Utrecht (Países Bajos)
Universidad Euroasiática de Astana (Kazakhstán)
thanks so much for the info, crisiñaki! ;)
King Abdullah II of Jordan receives honorary doctorate of Philosophy in Political Science from Chulalongkorn University, december 2005:
i like their academic gown. a better wear than the usual somber black togas. ;)
The Sultan of Brunei holds honorary doctorates from the universities of Oxford and Aberdeen; maybe there are more.
Few years ago CP Phillipe has got smth but I don't remember what was it.
Crown Prince Charles of England recieved Doctorate of "Something" in Egypt not long ago. I forgot what was it.:confused: What about Belgian and Scandanivan royals, does any member from those families recieve any honorary doctorate?
what about late Diana,Princess of Wales and Sarah,Duchess of York and Sophie,Countess of Wessex? if all have got royals and honour doctors but i dont know about Camilla,Duchess of Cornwall have one or not
Crown Prince Filip of Belgium recieved a honorary doctorate from the KULeuven (Catholic University of Louvain) in 2002. I remember that at the time, there was polemic about this doctorate. A lot of newspapers wrote that Filip didn’t deserve the doctorate.
(here are two pictures, one of Filip, one of Mathilde)
(at the bottom of this page you can see a video, click on eredoctoraat voor Prins Filip, you need quicktime player)
edit : I had some problems opening the video from this page but if you copy and paste the folowing url (http://video.cc.kuleuven.ac.be/dcom/erefilip.mov) directly into your window of quicktime player, it should work fine. The most interesting part of the video starts at about 1:50.
(here is the laudatio and a biography, unfortunately only in dutch)
(here is the speech of Filip, also in dutch only)
You're welcome. :smile:
King Bhumipol of Thailand and the Crown Princess Sirindhon of Thailand have received more than 50 honorable doctorate degrees each!!!!
Today, King Harald received an honorary doctorate from Oxford. This tops of the "Honorary Student" he received from Balliol College in 1983.
His father received a similar doctorate from the same university in 1937, and his grandfather, King Haakon, received one in 1943.
thank you for the info, norwegianne! King Harald is receiving a honorary doctorate in Civil Law, isn't it? (from what i read in the article)
in August 2001, Prince Akishino of Japan received and honorary doctorate in Biological Science from Chulalongkorn University.
a little info on it: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/2006...s_30006403.php
five members of the royal family of Thailand led by Queen Sirikit were granted honorary doctorates in various disciplines by Mahidol University: http://www2.mahidol.ac.th/spectrum/page1a_vol8_no2.htm
Doctorates for Prince Jigme.
His Royal Highness Crown Prince Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck of Bhutan is to be awarded an honorary doctorate by Bangkok's Rangsit University (RSU) next Sunday, RSU's public relations director said yesterday.Here is the link > http://www.nationmultimedia.com/2006...l_30019213.php
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