News Regarding TRHs Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands.

MWAOn Monday, March 11, 2013, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands attended the farewell meeting, held at the  Lucent Theater in Den Haag, of the Director of the Social and Cultural Planning Office, Professor Paul Schnabel.

This afternoon Prince Willem-Alexander received the Great Atlas of the Dutch East India Company  and the West India Company from the Chairman of the Royal Dutch Geographical Society, Professor Henk Ottens, at Paleis Noordeinde.

According to RVD:

“The atlas contains the entire legacy of hand-drawn maps, plans and topographic images of the fields of the Dutch East India Company (1602-1799) and the West India Company (1621-1791).

The atlas consists of nine parts and was created by a collaboration between the Royal Dutch Geographical Society (KNAG), the National Archives, the research URU Explokart of Utrecht University and Publishing Asia Major/Atlas Major.”

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Cancels Two Engagements. (VIDEO)

HMQEII 2012It was announced by Buckingham Palace that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has cancelled her two of her scheduled engagements on Wednesday and Thursday.

Per a press release:

“The Queen continues to make a good recovery following her recent illness, and today she presented The Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry and held a series of Audiences.

However, regrettably, she will no longer attend the Tech City engagement planned for tomorrow, or the Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Scriptures Association Service at the Guards Chapel on Thursday.

The Duke of York will represent The Queen at the Tech City visit, and The Duke of Edinburgh will attend the Guards Chapel Service as planned.

Her Majesty will, however, continue with the usual rhythm of business at Buckingham Palace, including holding a Privy Council meeting tomorrow.

The Queen hopes to resume her programme of official engagements next week.”

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His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden Visits Stockholm University. Plus, Other News.

swedenOn March 12, 2013, His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf and President Abdullah Gül attended the inauguration of the Institute for Turkish Studies at Stockholm Univerity.

Meanwhile, Her Majesty Queen Silvia accompanied by First Lady Hayrünnisa Gül visited the Stockholm Public Library.  Earlier in the day Their Majesties along with President Gül and the First Lady toured the Swedish Museum of Science and Technology followed by a luncheon held at the City Hall.

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News Regarding His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan.

HMKAofJordanOn March 12, 2013, His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan received an invitation from His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani to participate in an “…Arab Summit in Doha on March 26-27, 2013…”

And, finally, His Majesty accompanied by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales visited an “…enterprise conference…” in Amman according to the Jordan News Agency.  During the conference His Majesty:

“…remarked that Jordan and the United Kingdom enjoy historical bonds, laid by the late King Hussein bin Talal and these bonds developed into a true partnership. [His Majesty also] appreciated the United Kingdom’s support for Jordanian innovation and entrepreneurship…”

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

WESSEXOn the morning of March 12, 2013, Their Royal Highnesses The Earl and The Countess of Wessex arrived in Prague, Czech Republic for a three-day private visit.

This afternoon the royal couple met with the President of the Czech Republic, Mr. Miloš Zeman and First Lady Ivana Zeman at Pražský hrad (Prague Castle).

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News Regarding Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. (VIDEO)

BeatrixOn March 12, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands visited the European School in Bergen to participate in the celebrations of the school’s 50th anniversary.

“The European School was founded by the European Union and provides multilingual education for children of employees of EU institutions and international companies. Currently, there are 600 students at the school consisting of 50 different nationalities.”

During her visit Her Majesty was given a tour of the school as well as met with staff and students.

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