On March 13, 2013, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall arrived in Doha, Qatar for an official visit. The purpose of the visit is to “…strengthen the United Kingdom’s bilateral relations with Qatar…”
Upon their arrival at the Doha International Airport the royal couple were warmly greeted by the Minister of State, His Highness Sheikh Abdul Rahman bin Saud Al Thani, as well as other important officials.
Afterwards, the royal couple visited the Museum of Islamic Art. The prince and duchess were given a “… private viewing and a meeting with the Emir’s eldest daughter, Sheikha Mayassa, before a reception at the museum for contributors to the Qatar-UK Year of Culture 2013.”
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On March 13, 2013, Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Hanover attended the inauguration of the “…decorations carried out by artists of the Fondation Paint a Smile to the Pédiatrie du Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace…” in Monaco.
“Convinced of the impact of environment on the optimal mental development of young patients, Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace asked the Fondation Paint a Smile to create custom color paintings and installations to create warmth and comfort for its patients.
Funding was made possible through the generosity of several anonymous donors, the Lions Club de Monaco and two editions of Cinéma des Couleurs de Paint a Smile, in partnership with the Yacht Club de Monaco.”
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On March 13, 2013, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall continued their three-day official visit to Jordan.
This afternoon the royal couple visited a Syrian refugee camp at the King Abdullah Park in Ramtha. The camp, which houses roughly 1,000 people, is run by UNICEF, the UN and Save the Children charity. The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall also visited Jerash where they were given a guided tour of the ancient city. The Prince of Wales also attended the Mosaic Enterprise Challenge reception in Amman.
The day concluded with brief meeting with Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan as well as “…other senior officials.”
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On March 13, 2013, His Royal Highness The Duke of York visited Tech City in East London. During his visit the duke “…met a selection of entrepreneurs and company founders… Tech City encompasses the network of more than 1,300 digital or creative businesses and technology start-ups concentrated in the area east of Old Street roundabout.”
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On March 13, 2013, His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan visited the Civil Defense Department in Amman. During his visit His Majesty was “…briefed on the CDD’s services in various fields.”
His Majesty also attended the inauguration of the new Public Security Department complex in the suburb of Muqableen. After the opening His Majesty “…toured the facilities of the new complex which houses most of the PSD’s management and services department. He also inspected the PSD’s high tech main operations room…”
And, finally, His Majesty King Abdullah II held an audience with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Mr. Antonio Guterres in Amman. During the meeting, Mr. Guterres “…voiced [his] appreciation of services provided by Jordan to the [Syrian] refugees and urged the international bodies to support the Kingdom to enable it to continue its humanitarian aid to the displaced Syrians.”
His Majesty visiting the Civil Defense Department
On Wednesday, March 13, 2013, His Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Asturias held audiences at Palacio de la Zarzuela in Madrid.
The future king of Spain met with organizers of the Comité Organizador del V Congreso Nacional de Auditoría en el Sector Público, the Board of Directors of the Consejo Regulador de la Denominación de Origen Protegida “Alicante”, and the organizing committee of the V Foro para la Sostenibilidad Medioambiental del Turismo “Futuralia 2012”.
On March 13, 2013, His Royal Highness Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands presided over the presentation of the Geuzenpenning Award in Vlaardingen. According to RVD, the recipient of the award went to Ms. Radhia Nasraoui “…a Tunisian human rights activist who is committed to the fight against torture.”
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