Archive | February 11, 2012

Her Royal Highness Princess Maxima of the Netherlands Visits Welzijn College ROC (VIDEOS)

On February 10, 2012, Her Royal Highness Princess Maxima of the Netherlands attended a “… guest lecture about money of the LEF Foundation at the Welzijn College ROC in Utrecht.”  Organized by the LEF Foundation the purpose of today’s event is to raise awareness regarding financial planning and so forth.

Sources: PPE, NOS, and RTV Utrecht

Photo courtesy of RTV Utrecht

The Princely Family of Liechtenstein News

Per the Associated Press:

Liechtenstein’s princely family has indicated it would veto the results of any referendum that removed the prince’s power to veto the results of referendums.

Pro-democracy campaigners in the tiny Alpine principality announced this week that they will seek signatures for a referendum on whether to remove the power of veto.

The royal family said in a statement on its website late Thursday that it was “astonished” by the move.

It says it already rejected a similar proposal in 2003.

His Serene Highness Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein last threatened to use his veto in September to block a plan to legalize abortion.

In the end his veto wasn’t required as a majority of Liechtensteiners voted against the law change.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Akihito of Japan Hospitalized for Another Heart Examination

The Imperial Household Agency says His Imperial Majesty Emperor Akihito of Japan has been hospitalized for tests.

An agency official says that the 78-year-old Emperor was admitted to University of Tokyo Hospital on Saturday for testing, but that the visit was not an emergency.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Akihito has had various health problems in recent years, including pneumonia and prostate cancer. He has cut back on public duties but appears relatively healthy.

According to Kyodo News agency, the Emperor will get tests for his heart, which may be suffering from a deficient blood supply.

Source: Associated Press