On March 19, 2013, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall concluded their three-day official visit to Oman.
Prior to their departure the royal couple visited the British School in Muscat where they met with staff as well as students. From there The Prince of Wales visited the HMS Northumberland and the Public Establishment of Industrial Estates while The Duchess of Cornwall visited the Omani Women’s Association and the Shams Al Ma’aref School.
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On March 19, 2013, Their Royal Highnesses Princess Margriet and Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, along with Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid of Belgium, attended the 2013 European Culture Foundation Award Ceremony held at The Egg in Brussels.
“This award of the European Cultural Foundation (ECF), in collaboration with the Ministries of Education, Culture and Science and Foreign Affairs, has been awarded to artists Dan and Lia Perjovschi and conductor Yoel Gamzou. During the ceremony Princess Laurentien, President of the ECF, gave a speech and Princess Margriet presented the awards.”
On March 19, 2013, His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan attended the opening of the Ghazzat Hashem Mosque in Ein Al Basha. After the official opening His Majesty, accompanied by various government officials, was given a tour of the new three story mosque.
His Majesty also made a surprise visit to an “…impoverished community living in tents near Amman…” according to the Jordan News Agency. During his visit the king, “…checked the conditions of the families living in the tents and ordered authorities to secure a decent living [conditions] for them.”
According to the official website for this charity:
“Their Royal Highnesses met with staff from the charity’s Bereavement Services and Training and Fundraising teams. The couple also met bereaved families involved in the Children and Young People’s Service (CHYPS), the Young People’s Advisory Group (YPAG) and a Parents’ Support Group.”
On March 19, 2013, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde of Belgium continued their six-day visit to Thailand.
This morning at the St. Regis Bangkok Prince Philippe attended the opening of the “…information session on ‘Infractstructure and Logistics’…” Soon, the prince and his delegation attended the opening of the 10th anniversary of “…Emeritis in Thailand…”, and attended a luncheon with the Thai Minister of Industry.
Meanwhile, Her Royal Highness Princess Mathilde participated in a meeting with representatives from the “…World Bank, WHO, and the UN who are active in Thailand…” The princess also attended a luncheon with Thai Young Global Leaders, participated in a meeting with “…business women of the Belgian delegation” and much more.
Later in the afternoon the royal couple participated in a roundtable discussion entitled, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals.
On March 19, 2013, hundreds of thousands of faithful followers, government officials, various leaders from different faiths, and European royals attended the celebration of Holy Mass for the beginning of the Petrine Ministry of His Holiness Pope Francisat St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican.