On the evening of December 2, 2013, Her Royal Highness Princess Tatiana of Greece accompanied by her husband, His Royal Highness Prince Nikolaos of Greece arrived at the Palacio de ...
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On Thursday, December 5, 2013, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan continued their visit to Chennai, India.
This morning the imperial couple visited the Guindy National Park where they were warmly welcomed by hundreds of locals eager to see the emperor and empress.
Thereafter, the imperial couple visited the Tamil Nadu welfare association for the disabled according to Kyodo News.
On Wednesday, December 4, 2013, His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan arrived in Brussels, Belgium for a one-day visit.
Today, His Majesty attended a luncheon meeting at the Palais de Bruxelles with His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium. During the luncheon the two kings discussed the latest developments in the Middle East, the Syrian crisis and ways to strengthen bilateral ties between Jordan and Belgium.
His Majesty King Abdullah II also visited the headquarters of the European Council. Whilst there His Majesty held a meeting with the President of the European Council, Mr. Herman van Rompuy, and with the President of the European Commission, Mr. José Barroso.
According to the Associated Press during the reception the lovely duchess announced the winners of a National Literacy Trust campaign, Literacy Heroes.
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales Celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Disasters Emergency Committee. (VIDEO)
On December 4, 2013, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales attended a reception held at Lancaster House in London to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Disasters Emergency Committee.
On Wednesday, December 4, 2013, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan continued their six-day visit to India. This afternoon the imperial couple visited the Kalakshetra Art Academy in Chennai.
On December 4, 2013, His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge arrived at the Westway Sports Centre in north Kensington, London, to participate in the Coach Core apprentice training session.
For more information about today’s event as well as to view photos please click the links below.
According to RVD, the company “…specializes in developing and assembling innovative bioreactor systems. These systems are used for research and development and production of vaccines and drugs.”
Photo courtesy of RVD/HKH
On the morning of December 4, 2013, Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco officially opened the new Starbucks Monaco located on 1 Promenade Honoré 2 in the Condamine quarter. After the opening the lovely princess was offered a nice warm slice of Carrot cake and a cup of coffee.
Yesterday evening, Princess Charlene accompanied by her brother, Mr. Gareth Wittstock, attended the Soweto Gospel Choir concert held at the Grimaldi Forum.
According to the official website for the Grimaldi Forum the Soweto Gospel Choir:
“…whose patron is Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu, has met with tremendous success and won many international awards, including two prestigious Grammy Awards in the USA (2007 and 2008) for its albums Blessed and African Spirit.”
Photo courtesy of the Palais Princier
On December 4, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan met with representatives from the Ma’an Charitable Society for Women at Al-Hummar Palace in Amman.
According to Petra News, discussions focused on “…the society’s work in Ma’an governorate, which aims to empower women politically, economically, culturally, and socially.”
His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Attends the Opening of Cartier: Le Style et l’Histoire. (VIDEO)
On Monday, December 2, 2013, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco arrived at the Salon d’Honneur at the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais in Paris, France to attend the private opening of the exhibition, Cartier: Le Style et l’Histoire, organized by the Réunion des Musées Nationaux-Grand Palais with the support of Vranken-Pommery Monopole.
Guests attending the private gala opening included well-known French historian, journalist, and close friend of Prince Albert II of Monaco, Mr Stéphane Bern, British actress, Ms. Kristin Scott-Thomas, and Italian actress, Ms. Monica Bellucci, to name a few.
According to a press release Cartier: Le Style et l’Histoire:
“…has been designed as an art history exhibition. As works of art in their own right, the jeweler’s creations are shown in the context of changing usages and styles. The history of the house of Cartier from its foundation in 1847 until the 1970s is an opportunity to open the door to a laboratory of forms and enter into the workings of a sophisticated company which creates jewelry and accessories for their intrinsic beauty as well as for their social function.
Six hundred pieces of jewelry, objects, watches and clocks are teamed up with dresses, coats and accessories, furniture, paintings, advertising photographs, engravings and fashion magazines to give visitors an idea of the art and taste of the time. The exhibition aims to put Cartier’s stylistic choices into perspective.
Over 200 preparatory drawings, numerous archival documents (stock registers, book of ideas, drawings relating to the shop in the rue de la Paix, photographs, plaster casts…) take visitors behind the scenes.
Cartier: Le Style et l’Histoire will be open to the public on December 4, 2013 – February 16, 2014. For more information about the exhibition please click here.
To view photos from the opening please click the links below.
His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan Meets with the Vice President of the United States of America. (VIDEO)
On the afternoon of December 3, 2013, His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan held an audience with the Vice President of the United States, Mr. Joe Biden, at Tōgū Palace in Tokyo. Also, attending the brief meeting was newly appointed United States Ambassador to Japan, Ms. Caroline Kennedy.
According to the United States Department of State, Vice President Biden is currently on an eight-day visit to:
“…Japan, China and the Republic of Korea. The trip will underscore the administration’s strong commitment to the rebalance, and to our enduring role as a Pacific power. It is an opportunity to give lift to our treaty alliances and to advance our very important relationship with China.”
The day began with a visit to the newly restored Higgins Bedford Museum. Whilst there he met with “…local watercolor artists, schoolchildren, lacemakers and representatives of the High Street regeneration project…” according to Clarence House.
Thereafter, the prince arrived at St. Paul’s Church in Bedford to attend the Christmas Tree Festival. During the visit the prince met with locals decorating various Christmas trees for the festival.
In the afternoon, The Prince of Wales arrived at the Wheatsheaf Public House to attend a Service of Dedication in Tempsford, Befordshire. After the service the prince unveiled “…a memorial to honor and remember the women who flew out of RAF Tempsford to aid resistance movements in occupied Europe…”
The day ended with a visit to the Jordans Mill where the prince participated in a meeting with “…local business leaders.”
Click the links below for more information about today’s visit as well as to watch videos and view photos.