For those of you who were waiting ever so patiently to gaze upon the official website for the upcoming princely wedding in Monaco, well, you are in luck.
Today, you can finally breathe a sigh of relief and then scream like a teenager at a Justin Bieber concert because the website is officially up and running complete with H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco and Miss Charlene Wittstock’s giant monogram plastered all over the site.
Well… actually it’s only on the left hand side, but whatever.
Any way, the site contains all the important information for you to know. For example:
The dates for the civil and religious ceremony
Information about Monaco
Details about the Princely wedding
A bio about the Prince and Miss Wittstock (who apparently loves to surf like yours truly… though I have a feeling Charlene sucks at it.)
Useful information (like how to get to Monaco and we all know how important that is.)
Lots of pretty pictures
Overall, the site is quite nice looking; moreover, it is nice to see that someone at the Palais Princier de Monaco FINALLY realized the correct title of the wedding. For some time now, the official tourism website for Monaco, Visit Monaco, and some dude who works at the Palais Princier de Monaco, kept referring the upcoming wedding as a royal wedding. It’s not. It’s a princelywedding. So, congrats to Visit Monaco and the underpaid Palais Princier de Monaco employee dude who finally realized their past mistake.
This afternoon a new portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was unveiled at “… the Scottish Parliament…” according to the BBC. The image, by 24 year old Shaun Murawski, was taken last summer at the Queen’s residence, Holyroodhouse, in Edinburgh, Scotland.
To read the article in its entirety please click the link: Daily Mail
On Wednesday, March 16, 2011, H.I.M. Emperor Akihito of Japan made a rare appearance on Japanese national television to share his thoughts and concerns about the aftermath of last week’s 9.0 earthquake and destructive tsunami that followed.
According to the BBC News:
TV stations interrupted programming on Wednesday to show the emperor describing the crisis facing the nation as “unprecedented in scale”.
The 77-year-old – deeply respected by many Japanese – said: “I hope from the bottom of my heart that the people will, hand in hand, treat each other with compassion and overcome these difficult times.”
To watch Emperor Akihito’s speech via the BBC please click the link: BBC News
The discussion is roughly over 56 minutes and is, in my opinion, incredibly fascinating. So, here you go… please click the link to view: Royal Portraiture
Also, there is a wonderful discussion with David Starkey regarding the monarchy, its history, and other cool stuff. Again, the series is roughly 52 minutes, and again incredibly interesting. Click the link to watch: Dr. David Starkey