His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain Considering Abdication? Pfft. As if!

JuanOn Friday, February 22, 2013, the Spanish royal court denied rumors that His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain is planning to abdicate in favor of his awesome son, His Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Asturias:

“His Majesty has not raised at any time the possibility of abdicating nor plans to do so… His Majesty will keep working as usual and will continue to honor his commitments…”

So there you have it.  The old king is not going anywhere and the people of Spain are stuck with him forever and ever and ever.  Well, until he passes…

Click here to read an article about this latest drama from the Latino Daily News (in English).   🙂

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Iñaki Urdangarin, The Duke of Palma, Appears in Court… Again. (VIDEOS)

Mr. Iñaki Urdangarin arrived at court on the island of Mallorca on February 23, 2013, accompanied by his lawyer, to be “…questioned by Judge José Castro regarding allegations he and his former business partner, Mr. Diego Torres, funneled millions of euros to companies they controlled.”

Upon his arrival the disgraced former athlete and husband of Her Royal Highness Infanta Cristina of Spain was warmly greeted by hundreds of angry protestors as well as journalists.   🙂

Click herehere and here to watch another video as well as to read articles from the BBC News, EFE, and the Guardian newspaper.

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An Interview with His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan.

CPNaurhitoRecently, His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan held a news conference at Togu Palace on the occasion of his 53rd birthday.  The heir to the Chrysanthemum throne spoke about his father, Emperor Akihito, his only daughter, Princess Aiko, and much more.

Please click here to read what the crown prince had to say during the press conference (in English).

Photo courtesy of IHA via A. Shimbun

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News Regarding His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. (VIDEO)

On Friday, February 22, 2013, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales opened the Uley Community Stores and Post Office in Uley, Gloucestershire.  Afterward, the prince “…met with volunteers and members of the local community involved in the project…”

Soon, the prince was off to Quedgeley where he visited the “…shirt manufacturing division of Turnbull & Asser to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the factory…” according to the official web site for the Prince of Wales.

For more information about today’s events please click here and here.

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