Archive June 2010
On 30 June 1960, the Belgian colony Congo achieved its independence. Congo was one of the first countries in a long line of colonies which became independent in the 1960s and 1970s. Today, 30 June 2010, the country celebrates its 50 years of independence with grand festivities, at which the Belgian King Albert II and Queen Paola will be present.
Today, 28 June, is the anniversary of two major events of World War I, the assassination in Sarajevo of the heir to the Austrian throne on 28 June 1914, which set off a cascade of events that led to the start of the war, and the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in France on 28 June 1919, which marked the official return to peace.
Royalty watchers all over the world must have seen it coming. At the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Charlene Wittstock was treated with all the honour the fiancée of a reigning Prince would receive, which fuelled rumours about a possible engagement, and now the Palace has confirmed: Prince Albert II of Monaco is engaged to Miss Charlene Wittstock.
According to Prince Charles, the destruction of the environment is the result of a lack of faith in God and belief in the soul.