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Prince Haakon Delivers Keynote Speech at CICERO Anniversary

  April 27, 2015 at 11:56 pm by

In Oslo, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended the 25th anniversary seminar of the Centre for International Climate and Environmental Research (CICERO). The Crown Prince delivered a keynote speech at the opening of the seminar, as did Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Stolberg. “Ever since I was little, nature has helped to define how I see myself and how I am,” the Crown Prince began, going into an illustration of how surfing describes … Continue reading

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Dutch Working Visit to Germany – Day 2

  March 21, 2015 at 5:08 am by

The second and last day of the working visit started on Friday March 20 at the Fish Auction Hall of Hamburg where King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima attended a meeting with German and Dutch businessmen about the possibilities of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as fuel in shipping. Then the Royal Couple made a tour of the LNG Hybrid Barge project where LNG is converted into electricity. After, the King and … Continue reading

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Dutch Working Visit to Germany – Day 1

  March 19, 2015 at 10:35 pm by

After ending the State Visit to Denmark, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima started a two days working visit to Germany on Thursday March 19. At their arrival in Lübeck, in the State of Schleswig-Holstein, the Royal Couple was welcomed in the Town Hall Square by the President-Minister of the State, Torsten Albig. The King and the Queen received a warm welcome by all the people who were gathered in the … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Denmark, Day Two

  March 18, 2015 at 8:38 pm by

The second day of the Dutch-Danish state visit was focused on the island of Samsø, which King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima travelled to via ferry accompanied by Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary. A welcoming ceremony took place in the Anton Rosen Square with the Mayor of Samsø, Marcel Meijer, telling the two couples about the island’s renewable energy scheme (Samsø receives 100% of its energy from wind power). Mr Meijer … Continue reading

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Queen Maud Land Receives Royal Visitor

  February 12, 2015 at 4:31 am by

Norway’s King Harald is presently paying a visit to one of Norway’s Arctic dependencies, Queen Maud Land. The purpose of the King’s visit – the first of a Norwegian monarch – is the tenth anniversary of the Troll Research Station. The King spent yesterday morning on a tour of the research station, accompanied by the Norwegian Ministers for Climate and Environment, Tine Sundtoft and Justice, Anders Anundsen. They party then went … Continue reading

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Albert & Charlène in South Africa

  December 9, 2011 at 2:09 am by

TSH The Prince and Princess of Monaco yesterday completed a visit to South Africa, for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban (COP17) and a meeting with Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu in Cape Town. The couple arrived on December 6th, residing at the Oyster Bay Hotel for the duration of their visit. Prince Albert then headed over to the Durban International Convention Centre for the High Level Segment of COP17, … Continue reading

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Monacology Week!

  June 19, 2011 at 5:29 am by

The past week in Monaco, Monegasques were buzzing about — well, yes, the princely wedding, but also something else, quite different! It was Monacology Week, or the “Eco Village” in the Quai Antoine I. Since 2005, a week has been set aside for what can be considered the Principality’s version of an ecological fair in the Port Hercule. It was started by Kate Powers and Didier Rubiolo, owners of the … Continue reading

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Dutch Official Visit to Vietnam, Day 2

  March 29, 2011 at 4:18 pm by

On the 2nd day of their four-day visit to Vietnam, Prince Willem-Alexander attended a seminar “Port of Rotterdam”, where the Port of Rotterdam presented their business model to Vietnamese authorities. Then the Prince of Orange and Mr Atsma, State Secretary for Infrastructure and Environment, were present at the meeting on climate change and water management. Afterwards, Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima visited the Temple of Literature, formerly the oldest university … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Maxima in Utrecht

  March 25, 2011 at 1:40 pm by

On March 23, Princess Maxima attended the inaugural lecture by Professor Atul Kumar at the Academy Building of Utrecht University. Mr. Kumar has been nominated by the Trustees of the Prince Claus Chair in Development and Equity by the Executive Board of Utrecht University to be a part of at the Prince Claus Chair. For the next two years, he will be engaged in climate research. Atul Kumar (1977) is … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Presents her Second Book

  February 4, 2011 at 1:00 pm by

On Wednesday February 2nd, in the colorful Oceanium Zoo in Rotterdam, the presentation of Princess Laurentien’s second book, “Mr. Finney and the Other Side of the Water”, took place. Along with the Princess, with her were there her husband, Prince Constantijn and her children, Eloise (8), Claus-Casimir (6) and Leonore (4). A group of guests and five classes of the primary school “De Hovenier” in Rotterdam attended the launch of … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien in Spain

  November 16, 2010 at 3:40 pm by

On November 16, Princess Laurentien was in Barcelona to present her new children’s book ‘Mr Finney’ dedicated to climate change. Published in 2009 in Dutch, the first story of the series is titled “Mr. Finney and the world upside down” and its Spanish version will be released in spring 2011 (Editorial SM). Laurentien of Orange-Nassau explained today that Finney, the character who stars in the series of tales, was born … Continue reading

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Week of Activities for Crown Princess Maxima

  November 6, 2010 at 12:14 pm by

On November 04, Crown Princess Maxima attended a meeting about pension awareness for employees organized by “CentiQ” which take place in the former Caballero factory in The Hague. The meeting was intended to guide partners in money matters and professionals from the world of pensions. A large part of Dutch employees are not aware of retirement. This proved the beginning of this year’s first annual Pension Awareness measurement CentiQ 2200 … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Maxima attended Two Conferences

  November 2, 2010 at 8:42 am by

On October 31, Crown Princess Maxima with Crown Prince Willem Alexander participated at International Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change.His Royal Highness the Prince of Orange spoke at the opening of the International Conference in his capacity as chairman of the UN Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation (UNSGAB). The conference aims to show how agriculture can contribute to adequate food in 2050 and to reduce the effects … Continue reading

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International Conference on Climate and Deforestation in Norway

  May 27, 2010 at 6:36 am by

The Prince of Wales visited Norway due to his participation in the Conference on Climate and Deforestation that took place in Oslo yesterday. In Olso Prince Charles met Norway’s Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and Crown Princess Mette-Marit. Heads of States, members of the government, ministers and experts from different countries attended the Oslo Climate and Forest Conference 2010 to discuss efforts for the preservation of the world’s rain forests. Crown … Continue reading

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Dutch Prime Minister Receives ‘Planet First!’ from Prince Carlos

  February 3, 2010 at 11:17 am by

On Monday Dutch Prime Minister Jan-Peter Balkenende received the statement of principles of ‘Planet First!’, from the Nationale Postcodeloterij (National Postal Code Lottery) and the Institute for Sustainable Innovation & Development (ISID). The chairman of the ISID is Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma, son of the duke of Parma and princess Irene of The Netherlands. The prince was accompanied by Boudewijn Poelmann, chairman of the Nationale Postcodelotterij. The report is a … Continue reading

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Climate Exhibition in Copenhagen

  December 14, 2009 at 4:46 pm by

On Saturday Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark attended a climate event in Copenhagen, Denmark. Crown Prince Haakon opened the Norwegian Pavilion at the climate technology exhibition “Bright Green”. At “Bright Green” hundreds of companies with a focus on environmental technology exhibit. The Expo is the greatest side-event at the UN Climate Change Conference COP15. During the opening Prince Haakon … Continue reading

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Mette-Marit opens the world’s first Salt Power Generator

  November 25, 2009 at 3:48 pm by

On November 24th, Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway was in Tofte, in the south of Oslo, to attend the official opening of the world’s first salt power generator. The Norwegian energy company Statkraft opened the world’s first salt power generator. It’s a system which harnesses the energy that is produced when fresh water and sea water mix. The Minister of Oil and Energy, Terje Riis-Johansen and Chairman of the Board, … Continue reading

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Princess Victoria visited Kenya

  November 16, 2009 at 6:16 pm by

Crown Princess Victoria paid a visit to Kenya from November 11th to 14th. During the first day the Princess inaugurated the Conference of Climate Change Day, that is the biggest event during the Swedish EU presidency in Kenya. Later the day she attended the opening of the Victoria Trade Council offices in Nairobi. There she took part in a colorful danshow with Maasai. Princess Victoria mainly visited Kenya to inaugurate … Continue reading

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Haakon visits Botswana

  November 15, 2009 at 9:05 am by

Crown Prince Haakon visited Botswana from November 11th to 13th, in his capacity as Goodwill Ambassador for UNDP. The Prince met Vice President Mompati Merafhe with whom he discussed key topics related to development cooperation effort. Afterwards he met the Minister for Foreign Affairs Phandu Skelemani and the permanent secretaries of the Ministries of Environment, Wildlife & Tourism, as well as local UN representatives. On Thursday Prince Haakon paid a … Continue reading

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Danish State Visit to Vietnam, Day One

  November 2, 2009 at 11:56 pm by

HM Queen Margrethe II, accompanied by TRH the Prince Consort, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, was welcomed by the Vietnamese President Nguyen Minth Triet and a full guard of honour. The President’s wife, First Lady Tran Thi Kim Chi, was also on hand for the welcoming. Despite the sub-tropic climate, the Queen and the President stood under a shaded platform while the remainder of the party stood in … Continue reading

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