The Latest Royal News

(VIDEOS) News Regarding His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.

POWOn the morning of January 20, 2015, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales visited the Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England.  During today’s visit the Prince of Wales learned “…about the production of electric vehicles, specifically the LEAF, and to see how Nissan is creating career opportunities for young people at their Global Training Centre…” according to Clarence House.

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His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain Holds Audiences.

On January 20, 2015, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain held audiences Palacio de La Zarzuela with representatives from the 64th Promoción de Técnicos Comerciales y Economistas del Estado, Grupo de Ciudades Patrimonio de la Humanidad de España, and members from the Comité de dirección de la Federación Nacional de Asociaciones de Trabajadores Autónomos.

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Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium Host a Reception.

monarchie belgeOn Tuesday, January 20, 2015, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium hosted a reception at the Palais de Bruxelles for members various European institutions.

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Photo courtesy of Monarchie Belge

(VIDEO) Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako of Japan Visit the Yamatane Museum of Art.

On the morning of Monday, January 19, 2015, Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako of Japan arrived at the Yamatane Museum of Art in Tokyo to view the special 15th memorial exhibition, Higashiyama Kaii and Four Seasons in Japan.

The exhibition examines the works of the late Japanese artist, Mr. Higashiyama Kaii.  According to the official website for the Yamatane Museum of Art:

“In the late 1940s, Kaii launched himself as a landscape painter. From then on, endeavoring to create Nihonga for a new age, he produced landscapes with unique compositions and remarkable figurative beauty, such as his Tree Roots (Meguro Museum of Art) or White Wall (Yamatane Museum of Art). In the course of that quest, he traveled, and painted, throughout Europe as well as the length and breadth of Japan. In the 1960s, he created two wall panels, for the Imperial Palace and the Crown Prince’s Palace and, at the same time, inspired by the novelist Kawabata Yasunari, began creating hisFour Seasons in Kyoto series. In those works, his approach returned to a traditional expression of Japan’s subtly changing four seasons and the beauties of nature.

Among them, his Dawn Tide (Imperial Household Agency), created for the Imperial Palace, has been highly praised as a work combining the natural and decorative beauty found in Yamato-e, a genre of painting traditional to Japan. Yamazaki Taneji, the first director of our museum, had an opportunity to see that works at the Palace, and was captivated by them. Taneji then directly commissioned the artists whose work adorned the Imperial Palace to create other works of a similar nature so that the public could have an opportunity to appreciate them even outside of the Palace. The resulting paintings are now the heart of the Yamatane collection, including Kaii’s Rising Tide, a painting nine meters long, Hashimoto Meiji’s Cherry Tree in Morning Sun, and Uemura Shōkō’s Flowers and Birds of Japan.

This exhibition presents those paintings associated with works at the Imperial Palace, works from theFour Seasons in Kyoto series, including End of the Year (Yamatane Museum of Art), Early Summer(Ichikawa City Higashiyama Kaii Memorial Hall), and First Snowfall in Kitayama (Kawabata Foundation). It also includes other masterworks in which Kaii depicted many parts of Japan, such asHill Inviting Spring (Hasegawa Machiko Art Museum).

To offer a broader perspective on Kaii’s oeuvre and the path he followed in his life’s work, the exhibition also includes paintings by Kawai Gyokudō and Yūki Somei, the mentors who taught Kaii his approach to the landscape, and Yamada Shingo and Katō Eizō, his classmates at the Tokyo School of Fine Arts, with whom he worked to polish his skills.”

 Higashiyama Kaii and Four Seasons in Japan will be open to the public until February 1, 2015.

(VIDEO) His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Named the “International Sports Figure of the Year”.

On January 14, 2015, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco was named the 2014 International Sports Figure of the Year during the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award Ceremony held at the Dubai World Trade Center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Unfortunately, the sovereign prince was unable to attend the ceremony due to prior commitments thus the reason for the pre-recorded acceptance speech message.

(VIDEOS) News Regarding Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge.

On Monday, January 19, 2015, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge attended a cozy “…coffee morning at [the] Family Friends Kensington.  [Whilst there the duchess met with] volunteers and was given an overview of the organization’s work supporting vulnerable families…” according to a press release.

Thereafter, the Duchess of Cambridge opened the Kensington Aldridge Academy as well as the Kensington Leisure Center.

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(VIDEO) Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan Attend the Grand Sumo New Year Tournament. Plus, Other News.

On Sunday, January 18, 2015, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan arrived at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo to attend Day Eight of the Grand Sumo New Year Tournament.

On Saturday, Their Imperial Majesties attended a memorial service marking the 20th anniversary of the Great Hanshin Earthquake held at the Hyogo Prefecture Guest House in Kobe, Japan.  According to Reuters, hundreds of people “…gathered to pay their respects and light bamboo lanterns in the park for more than 6,400 people who lost their lives in the 7.3 magnitude earthquake.”

 

His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales Attends the Royal Foundation Coach Core Graduation Ceremony. (VIDEOS)

On Wednesday, January 14, 2015, His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales accompanied by former NBA player, Mr. Dikembe Mutombo, and NBA All-star, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, and current New York Knicks power forward, Mr. Carmelo Anthony, attended the Royal Foundation’s Coach Core graduation ceremony held at St. James’s Palace in London.

According to Clarence House, the Coach Core program:

“…boosts the career prospects and life skills of disadvantaged young people by training them to become professional sports coaches and mentors.

[During today’s graduation ceremony] 33 young people have completed the year-long Coach Core course and many said their practical coaching experience had helped them find work or allowed them to pursue more formal qualifications at college or university.

The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry created the program in 2012 which is run in partnership with the organization Glasgow Life in Scotland and with Greenhouse Charity in London, in response to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry’s shared aim to inspire young people through sport.

The NBA is also working to support Coach Core in developing young, motivated and talented new basketball coaches through coaching experience and logistical support, meaning that The Royal Foundation now has three programs running in London, Glasgow and New York.”

 

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark Attends the DR1 Sports 2014.

FredOn the evening of Saturday, January 10, 2015, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark attended the DR1 Sport 2014 event held at the Jyske Bank Boxen in Herning.  During this evening’s gathering the future king of Denmark will present the Købstædernes Forsikrings Pris, Danmarks Olympiske Håb (Denmark’s Olympic Hope), to a worthy recipient.

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His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales Visits the French Embassy in London. (VIDEO)

On Friday, January 9, 2015, His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales arrived at the French Embassy in London to sign the book of condolence for the “…12 victims of the attack on the Paris offices of the satirical newspaper, Charlie Hebdo…”

His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain Receives Credentials. (VIDEO)

On Thursday, January 8, 2015, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain received credentials from ambassadors from the countries of Panama, Ireland, China, Hungary, Portugal, and Egypt.  The event took place at the stunning Palacio Real de Madrid.

Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium Host a New Year Reception.

belgiumOn Thursday, January 8, 2015, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium hosted a New Year reception at the Palais Royal in Brussels for members of the international Diplomatic Corps.

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 Photo courtesy of Monarchie Belge

The Presentation of the Princely Twins of Monaco. (VIDEOS)

On Wednesday, January 7, 2015, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco — from the balcony of the Palais Princier — officially presented their precious newborn twins, Their Serene Highnesses Hereditary Prince Jacques Honoré Rainier, Marquis des Baux and Princess Gabriella Thérèse Marie, Comtesse de Carladès, to the Monégasque citizens for the first time.  The princely twins were born on December 10, 2015 at the Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace in Monaco.

Thereafter, Their Serene Highnesses stepped out to the courtyard in front of the Palais Princier where they mingled with hundreds of well-wishers from Monaco and aboard.

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