Prince Harry falls from polo pony at charity match



Prince Harry has had a dramatic fall from his polo pony during a charity match in South Africa.

The prince pulled up his pony but was thrown forward head-first to the ground and broke his fall with his hands.

Play was stopped as Harry was left on his knees before he got up apparently unhurt and swapped mounts.

He captained a team in the event near Cape Town, in aid of his Sentebale charity which supports underprivileged young people in Lesotho.

As the match came to an end, he tumbled to the ground again this time falling between two other players.

Source: BBC


Princess Anne pays surprise visit to Dame Mary Peters’ fund-raiser at Belfast City Hall

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The Princess Royal flew in specially to attend a gala occasion, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Mary Peters Trust, at Belfast City Hall.

While hundreds of Christmas revellers thronged the Christmas Market, few noticed the Royal visitor enter the City Hall, just yards from the Saturday night party atmosphere, amid tight but barely noticeable security.

Inside, over 400 black tie guests, including many local athletes funded by the Trust, heard the Princess announce and endorse ‘Mary’s Race To A Million’, a legacy campaign aimed at raising a million pounds to enable the Trust to continue supporting home grown sporting talent over the next 40 years and beyond.

Source: Belfast Telegraph

Prince Harry’s Beard

Prince Harry’s beard was a topic of discussion at the HuffingtonPost, those interested in the article click the link.

Prince Charles not to attend State Banquet


Prince Charles has decided not to attend the State Banquet in honor of President Xi Jinping because he needs a night off and not a result of his feelings towards Tibet. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will have private meetings with the President and his wife in the morning and afternoon prior to the banquet. Over the last couple months he has taken on more duties so that the Queen and Prince Philip are able to slow their schedules.

Source: Times, DailyMail

King hosts Young Leadership Workshop


On October 15, King Carl Gustaf hosted a workshop for the Young Leadership Foundation at the Royal Palace. The meeting is aims at bringing together young leaders with experienced ones to meet and talk about leadership and sustainability.

The king greeted the workshop with high energy and said “During the day we’ll talk specifically about action and leadership for a sustainable future. What does it mean to be an energetic leader? And what does it mean to lead a sustainable future? I’m looking forward to discussing [this] today. We should remember that today’s workshop is just the beginning. What really counts is what we do when we go from here.”

Four speakers were invited to give inspiration. First was Henrik Eskilsson, CEO and President and co-founder of Tobii, and then kept Sebastian Siemiatkowski, CEO and founder of Klarna, a speech. Both touched entrepreneurship in relation to the good value-based leadership with courage, compassion and action.

Four speakers were invited to give speeches; the first of which was Henrik Eskilsson, CEO, President and co-founder of Tobii. He was followed by Sebastian Siemiatkowski, CEO and founder of Kiarna. Both of whom touched on entrepreneurship in relation to the good value-based leadership with courage, compassion and action.

The following two speakers were Georg Kell, outgoing Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact, which is the world’s largest voluntary organized business initiative on sustainability. 7,000 companies in 135 countries form part of the initiative. Mr. Kell spoke about the business side of taking responsibility for the earth’s resources with leadership and good values.

The final speaker was Mrs. Vaira Vike-Freiberga, former president of Latvia; she spoke on the topic of action in geopolitical challenges and who we lead for a better future. Mrs. Vike-Freiberga is active in international politics and has had and has various special assignments from the UN Secretary General. Today she is a member of the Global Leadership Foundation to support democratic leadership.


Royal Couple visit Värmland

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia, the Duke and Duchess of Värmland, paid a visit to the couples dukedom between August 26 and August 27.

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia

On Wednesday some of the activities included a visit to the nature reserve Byamossarnalänk, which is Arvika’s largest contiguous area of marshland. Prince Carl Philip gave a speech at the inauguration of the nature reserve, which raised the importance of of the protection, management and restoration of nature. The day continued with a guided tour of Selma Lagerlof’s home and her life; she was, in 1909, the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. In the evening they had dinner at Governor Kenneth Johansson’s residence in Karistad.

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia

Thursday began with the couple, along with the Governor and his wife, going on a bout from Almen Square in Karistad to Mariebergsskogen, where they paid a visit to the children’s vegetable garden. In thee kitchen the gardener told them about the background of the garden and how they work with different groups of children. Amongst other activities Prince Carl Philip and Princes Sofia took a tour of the Picasso Exhibition Hall where one can take a look at Picasso’s sculpture, amongst other things.

Source: Kungahuset

King Carl Gustav presents Stockholm Water Prize

King Carl Gustav and Crown Princess Victoria

On August 26, King Carl Gustav presented the 2015 Stockholm Water Prize to Rajendra Singh from India. Earlier in the day the King and Crown Princess Victoria attended a seminar, Rainwater-The Sky’s the Limit, where the Laureate was one of the speakers. The seminar was held at the City Conference Center and was part of the Stockholm Water Week, whose theme this year was Water for Development and the topic was the wise management of rainwater.

Source: Kungahuset