Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden Attend the Opening of the Alfons Åbergs Kulturhus. Plus, Other News. (VIDEO)

On October 25, 2012, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden attended the opening of the Alfons Åberg Kulturhus in Göteborg.

Whilst at the opening a Swedish journalist asked Crown Princess Victoria what she thought about the recent engagement announcement between Princess Madeleine and Mr. Christopher O’Neill, “It’s terrific.  We are all very happy…” beamed the crown princess.

In other news, Princess Madeleine and Mr. Christopher O’Neill have left Sweden this afternoon bound for London, England.  The Swedish royal court Information Officer, Mr. Bertil Ternert, noted that the couple are in London to meet with relatives.  It is unknown how long they will stay in the city.  Click here  to watch a video.

Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan Attend a Garden Party. Plus, Other News.

On October 25, 2012, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan hosted their annual autumn garden party in Tokyo.  Also in attendance were His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito, Princess Kiko, Prince Akishino and Princess Akiko.

And, finally, Her Imperial Majesty Empress Michiko celebrated her 78th birthday on Saturday, October 20, 2012.  Click here to read article from the newspaper, Japan Times (in English).

His Royal Highness Prince Philippe of Belgium Attends the 2012 Essenscia Innovation Award.

On the morning of October 25, 2012, His Royal Highness Prince Philippe of Belgium attended the 2012 Essenscia Innovation Award ceremony held at the Palais des Academies in Brussels.

According to the Belgian royal court this new award will be “… presented every two years by Essenscia, the Belgian federation of chemical and life sciences, to encourage innovation in the sector of the Belgian economy.”

T.R.H.s Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias in Oviedo, Spain. (VIDEOS)

On October 25, 2012, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias are currently in Oviedo, Spain to participate in various events “… on the occasion of the delivery of the Premios Príncipe de Asturias 2012.” 

According to the Spanish royal court, the royal couple held an audience inside the Salón de Consejos with those who were “… awarded the Medallas de Asturias de Oro y Plata 2012, the winners of the Premio Fin de Carrera 2011 from the Universidad de Oviedo, representatives of the Asociación Nuevo Futuro Asturias and the Fundación Banco de Alimentos de Asturias…”  to name a few.

Afterward, Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia held hearings with representatives from the Club de Empresas Oviedo Congresos, Fundación CESPA, Brigada de Salvamento Minero, and managers from the Asociación de Salvamento de Minas.

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