Archive | May 17, 2012

Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal Participates in the Olympic Flame Handover Ceremony in Greece (VIDEOS)

Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal (Princess Anne) participated in the Olympic flame handover ceremony held at the Panathinean Stadium in Athens, Greece on May 17, 2012.

The former Olympian and the only daughter of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh also spoke with the BBC regarding the “… pressure facing Olympic competitors.”

Click the links below to read more about today’s event as well as to watch videos and to view photos.

Sources: Telegraph and Royal.gov.uk

‘From Monarchy to Mayhem in Greece’ King Constantine II of Greece Speaks with CNN (VIDEO)

Recently, King Constantine II of Greece recently spoke with CNN journalist, Ms. Christiane Amanpour, regarding — I’ll be blunt here — the hot mess in Greece.

Click here to watch the interview.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh Visit Chester Zoo and More. Plus, Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall Tours Sudeley Castle with Historian, Dr. David Starkey. (VIDEO)

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh were in North-West England on May 17, 2012, where they inaugurated the new Chester Zoo Diamond Jubilee Quarter.  The queen and the duke also opened the Orford Jubilee Park and participated in a luncheon held at the Merseyside Maritime Museum.

Click the links below to watch a video as well as to view photos.

Meanwhile in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall visited Sudeley Castle the “…former home of Queen Katherine, the last wife of Henry VIII.” During her visit the duchess was given a tour by famed historian, Dr. David Starkey.

For more information about Sudeley Castle please visit their official website here.  To view photos as well as to read more about the Duchess of Cornwall’s visit please click here.

Sources: Princeofwales.gov.uk and Cotswold Journal

Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan Visit the Kyoto Japanese Garden in London

On May 17, 2012, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan arrived in Britain to participate in Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations beginning on Friday.

This morning the imperial couple toured the Kyoto Japanese Garden in Holland Park, London, accompanied by their personal delegation.

According to the Imperial Household Agency, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko will attend a luncheon at Windsor Castle hosted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as well as attend a gala dinner hosted by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales to be held at Buckingham Palace.

The emperor and empress are also, “… scheduled to meet with Britons who supported the disaster rescue operations in Japan as well as Japanese living in Britain…” notes Kyodo News.

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Sources: Kyodo News via the Imperial Household Agency