Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid of Belgium VIsits Singapore and Indonesia

Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid of Belgium is currently in Singapore, as a special representative for the Roll Back Malaria (RBM)  campaign, and on April 11, 2012, the princess gave a speech at the NUS Greater Good Series conference.  Click here to read more about the event. (in English)

Later on this afternoon, Princess Astrid will visit Indonesia where she will participate in various official meetings, and meet with local dignitaries as well as representatives from Roll Back Malaria for the next several days.

Sources: La Monarchie Belge and NUS.edu

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His Imperial Majesty Emperor Akihito of Japan Holds an Audience with His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain

On April 12, 2012, His Imperial Majesty Emperor Akihito of Japan held an audience with His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.  Afterward, they attended a luncheon along with various Japanese and Bahraini dignitaries.

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His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain also hosted a reception “… in honor of His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan…” held at Akasaka Palace.  Click here to read His Majesty’s speech. (in English)

 Sources: Bahrain News Agency and Daylife

Her Royal Highness Princess Maxima of the Netherlands Visits the Stichting Piëzo in Zoetermeer

Her Royal Highness Princess Maxima of the Netherlands was in Zoetermeer where she visited the Stichting Piëzo (Foundation Piëzo) on April 12, 2012.  The princess was accompanied by the director of the Oranje Fonds, Mr. Van der Giessen and the mayor of Zoetermeer.

According to RVD, Stichting Piëzo is an “… organization that encourages participation, emancipation and integration with the inhabitants of  Zoetermeer…”  

Any way, Princess Maxima met with volunteers as well as students at one of the Piëzo Centrum (the foundation’s center) who are participating in a Dutch language program which is funded by the Oranje Fonds.  According to the official website for the Stichting Piëzo there are four center’s in:

… four districts in Zoetermeer where a large amount of activities are offered to the inhabitants of Zoetermeer. A team of 12 professionals in these centres supports a group of more than 220 volunteers. A wide range of language courses and activities are organized in these centers daily.

For more information about Stichting Piëzo please visit their official website here.

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Sources: RVD, Stichtingpiezo.nl and Dichtbij.nl

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Visits the 2012 WIMA NFC Show and Conference (VIDEOS)

On April 12, 2012, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco visited the 2012 WIMA NFC Show and Conference held at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.

According to the official website for 2012 WIMA this event:

… is the leading global conference & exhibition exclusively dedicated to NFC technology, bringing together the entire NFC ecosystem from industry leaders, to start-up companies, application developers, service providers, standards organisations, government bodies and research & educational institutions to its annual event in Monaco.

For more information about 2012 WIMA NFC Monaco please visit their official website here.

Click here to view photos and watch a video.

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Sources and photo courtesy of: 2012 WIMA NFC Monaco and Palais Princier de Monaco