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Great Britain: Court Circular October 5, 2011

BALMORAL CASTLE: The Duke of Edinburgh visited the London Gateway DP World Project, the Manorway, Stanford-le-Hope, and was received by the Lord-Lieutenant of Essex (the Lord Petre). In the afternoon, he received members of the Hull Kung Fu. In the evening, he attended a dinner and officially re-opened the Arts Club, at 40 Dover Street.

BUCKINGHAM PALACE: The Duke of York, Colonel-in-Chief, The Yorkshire Regiment (14th/15th, 19th and 33rd/76th Foot), received Lieutenant Colonel David Colthup upon relinquishing his appointment as Commanding Officer 2nd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment. He then visited WorldSkills 2011 and met the winners of the National Training Awards, ExCeL London, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London.

BUCKINGHAM PALACE: The Princess Royal, Director of London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, attended the Ninth International Olympic Committee Coordination Commission at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London. In the afternoon, s…

Great Britain: Court Circular October 3, 2011

Buckingham Palace - Anne, Princess Royal and Patron of the Royal College of Anesthetics, attended the Annual Conference held at Churchill House, London.

Norway: King Opens Parliament

October 3, 2011-- His Majesty King Harald V opened the 156th Parliament session Monday. With him is Queen Sonja, and his son and heir, Crown Prince Haakon.
In the first few lines of his speech, the king discussed the July attacks in Oslo and Utøya by a radical right-winger. This was followed by the actions the Parliament will do towards the attacks. From there, King Harald discussed the Parliament’s plans for the new political year, underscoring the focus on employment, with the goal of having Norway with the lowest unemployment rate in Europe.
Other issues the king discussed include of making Norway a major player in the fight against climate change, as well as keeping the country as one of the best welfare societies. The king ended his speech by emphasizing the government’s action in lawmaking and presenting reports on the state of Norway.

Great Britain: Court Circular September 30, 2011

Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy, represents HM The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at the Service of Thanksgiving in honor of the The Earl of Harewood held in All Saints Church, Harewood, West Yorkshire.  Lord Crathrone represented The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall; Mr. Alastair Watson, the Duke of York; Prince Michael of Kent, The Earl and Countess of Wessex; Hon. Mrs. Louloudis, The Princess Royal was represented; and the Earl of St. Andrews, The Duke and Duchess of Kent. Likewise, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester were present in the event.
The Duke of York today attended engagements in Singapore. He visited the Nanyang Technological University Main Campus and attended the signing ceremony for the Joint Masters Programme in Project Management between the University of Manchester and Nanyang Technological University.  He received a briefing on the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine at Nanyang Technological University and a…
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