On November 28, 2012, His Royal Highness Prince Philippe of Belgium continued his visit to Wellington, New Zealand. The prince, as you may know by now, is on a three-day economic mission along with his Belgian business delegation.
On November 28, 2012, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan along with Princess Takamado visited the Toshimagaoka Imperial Cemetery in Tokyo to “… commemorate the 10th anniversary of the death of Prince Takamado…”
“The Prince Claus Chair in Development and Equity was established by Utrecht University and the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam in early 2003 in honor of Prince Claus of the Netherlands (1926-2002).
The establishment of the Chair attests to the deep respect and appreciation of the academic community of Utrecht University and the ISS (now part of Erasmus University Rotterdam) for Prince Claus as a person, for his work, and for his commitment to, and authority in, the field of development and equity throughout the world.”
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II visited the Thames Hospicecare in Windsor on November 28, 2012, to celebrate their 25th anniversary. During her visit Her Majesty unveiled a new plaque as well as met with the hospice’s staff, volunteers, patients and their families.
His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco was at the Galerie des Pêcheurs in Monaco to view the exhibition, L’Ours Polaire, on November 16, 2012. The purpose of the exhibition, developed in collaboration with the Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco and photographer Rémy Marion, is to “… warn visitors about the dangers that threatens this species [polar bears] and their environment …”
And, finally, the sovereign prince recently attended the Conseil Economique et Social annual cocktail party held at the Hôtel de Paris.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II hosted a gala state banquet at Windsor Castle on November 27, 2012, in honor of His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah of Kuwait’s three-day state visit to England.
Guests in attendance included Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, and His Royal Highness The Duke of York to name a few.