ROYAL NEWS: AUGUST 2012

Last updated: August 5th, 2012.

August 1st
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as well as Prince Harry of Wales have visited the Olympic Villages. They took the opportunity to wish the British athletes luck.

King Juan Carlos II of Spain has bruised his nose when falling over this morning while he was inspecting the miliitary top brass in Madrid. He was able to complete his visit.

August 2nd
Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway has completed her "Executive Master of Management" degree from the Norwegian Business School BI. The Crown Princess is said to be relieved and happy that her work has been approved. She however doesn't want to reveal what the subject was.

August 3rd
Both the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry of Wales had no idea about the role of their grandmother Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain in the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, they said in an interview with the BBC. They were as much surprised as anybody else when she was shown heading to the Olympic Stadium in a helicopter with James Bond, and then apparently jumped out of it on a parachute. Prince Harry said: “Both of us were slightly surprised with our grandmother's secret hobby that she had of parachuting which went down unbelievably well." The Duke of Cambridge said that it was wonderful to see the British athletes collect medals, but so far he felt most proud when his cousin Zara Phillips won a silver medal in the eventing competition.

Reigning Prince Albert II and Princess Charlène of Monaco returned to Monaco for the 64th Monaco Red Cross Gala at the Sporting Monte-Carlo this evening. The Princely couple spent some days in London to attend the Olympic Games.
  • Royal Press Europe: Gala de la Croix-Rouge 2012


  • August 4th
    Princess Mako of Japan will study at the College of Humanities and Social Science of the University of Edinburgh from Septembr until May. She will take courses in art and other subjects. She will stay in a dormitory. She will leave for Scotland on 24 August and likely will return in June 2013 to continue her studies at the International Christian University of Tokyo.


    Royal News: July 2012. Last updated: August 5th, 2012.