The Crown Princess attends a meeting with the International Paralympic Committee
The Crown Princess and Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, honorary members of the International Paralympic Committee, at the meeting in Belgium. Photo: Belga/Stella Pictures
On Tuesday 8 October, The Crown Princess took part in a meeting together with other honorary members of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). Princess Astrid of Belgium hosted the meeting, which was held at the Royal Palace of Brussels.
During the meeting, the members heard about developments at the IPC during the last two years and the committee's activities during the London 2012 Paralympic Games. They also heard about IPC's vision for the Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. The honorary members of the IPC who attended the meeting in Belgium were The Crown Princess, Princess Astrid of Belgium, Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, Paralympian ambassador from Qatar Hassan Ali Bin Ali and opera singer Maria Guleghina. The aim of the IPC's honorary members is to give leaders within society an opportunity to support the Paralympic movement and thereby ensure that the issue of sport for people with differing degrees of disabilities remains on the global agenda.