Their Royal Highnesses The Earl and Countess of Wessex Visit Gibraltar (VIDEO)

Their Royal Highnesses the Earl and Countess of Wessex have arrived in Gibraltar on June 11, 2012, for a three-day visit as part of Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Despite the controversy of their visit the earl and countess looked happy and relaxed upon their arrival at the airport where they  were greeted by the Prime Minister of Gibraltar, Mr. Fabian Picardo and the Governor Sir Adrian Johns.  So what is the controversy you may ask?  Well, click here to read more from the BBC News.

Any way, on today’s agenda for the royal couple include a Diamond Jubilee song and dance road show (what ever that is), participate in an Oak tree planting ceremony at the Governor’s residence, then they will “…lay the foundation stone for the Diamond Jubilee Monument at the Jubilee Commonwealth Park…”  In the evening, the Earl and Countess of Wessex will attend a reception and a gala dinner at the Rock Hotel.

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Their Royal Highnesses Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde of Belgium Visit Japan

On June 11, 2012, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde of Belgium continued their visit to Japan.  This afternoon, the royal couple met with His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan at Akasaka Palace in Tokyo.

The purpose of the royal couple’s visit to Japan is to strengthen economic and bilateral ties between Belgium and Japan.  The trip was “…organized by the Agency for International Trade in collaboration with the Regional Services of International Trade which includes Awex, Flanders Investment & Trade and Brussels Invest & Export…” according to La Monarchie Belge.

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Source: La Monarchie Belge