Recently, Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco attended a conference regarding Heart and Vascular Diseases held at the Hotel Fairmont. The conference was led by Professor Gilles Dreyfus, Cardiothoracic Surgeon at the Monaco Cardiothoracic Centre.
Recently, Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco visited Shanghai, China as global ambassador for the Special Olympics. Besides visiting a new facility, alongside Yao Ming, that supports youths with disabilities, the princess also had a chance to meet with representatives from various humanitarian associations in China.
On March 21, 2012, Her Royal Highness Princess Maxima of the Netherlands celebrated the 55th anniversary of National Tree Day in Cuijk and Boxmeer.
During the today’s event, the princess visited a nursery where she spoke with “…rural organizations and volunteers who contribute annually to the famous tree holiday.” Afterward, Princess Maxima watched as “…27 trees were planted by students from various schools…”
National Tree Day was established in 1957 to raise to “… draw attention to the consequences of deforestation and today aims to raise awareness about the importance of trees and forests…”
Click the links below to watch a video as well as to view photos.
His Royal Highness Crown Prince Tupouto’a Lavaka Ata of Tonga has been formally proclaimed as King Tupou VI of Tonga by the declaration from Tongan government Cabinet Secretary, Busby Kautoke. Click here for more detailed information.
Meanwhile, it seems that next Wednesday’s funeral for the late King Siaosi Tāufaʻāhau Manumataongo Tukuʻaho (George) Tupou V of Tonga in Nuku’alofa may not happen at all.
According to TV New Zealand, King Tupou VI is allegedly “…at odds with the organising committee back home…” The funeral could take place on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 instead.
One day after having a second procedure to remove fluid from the left side of his chest, His Imperial Majesty Emperor Akihito of Japan went back to work on March 21, 2012.
This morning the 78-year old emperor, along with Empress Michiko, held an audience with Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah of Kuwait at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. In the evening, His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan hosted a gala dinner in honor of Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah visit; however, the dinner only lasted for 45 minutes according to the Imperial Household Agency. The reason: “It was in consideration of His Imperial Majesty’s health…” who was also in attendance.