On Sunday, November 18, 2012, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand held an audience with President Barack Obama at Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand. Click here to read an article from the Washington Post regarding today’s meeting.
On Sunday, November 18, 2012, His Royal Highness Prince Philippe of Belgium arrived in Perth, Australia. The future king of Belgium is on an 11-day economic mission with several Belgian government officials and 147 business representatives.
This important mission, organized by the Agency for Foreign Trade in collaboration with Awex, Flanders Investment & Trade, and Brussels Invest & Export, will visit the towns of Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne.
According to Sky News Australia, the mission also:
“… includes a university contingent that seeks to sign co-operative agreements with Curtin University and the University of Western Australia on areas such as agribusiness, physiotherapy, information and communication technology, audiology, marine science and international relations.”
Prince Philippe and his delegation will also travel to Wellington, New Zealand.
On the evening of November 17, 2012, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco along with Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Hanover were at the Hotel de Paris to celebrate 25 years of legendary French chef, Mr.Alain Ducasse, and his famous restaurant, Louis XV.
Guests attending last night’s gala dinner included international celebrity chefs and local dignitaries.
On Sunday, November 18, 2012, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan continued their visit to Okinawa. The day began with the Imperial couple “… attending an annual conference on fisheries promotion and marine environment protection in Itoman.” Afterward, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visited the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology and the island of Kumejima.
For more detailed information about yesterday’s activities in Okinawa please click here.