On April 7, 2013, Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan welcomed the Governor-General of New Zealand, Mr. Jerry Mateparae and his wife, Janine, to the royal offices at Al-Hummer in Amman.
After the inspection of the royal guards His Majesty and Governor-General Mateparae, accompanied by senior Jordanian and New Zealand officials, participated in meeting. The discussions focused on “…bilateral relations and the crisis in Syria…”
In the evening, Their Majesties hosted a gala dinner in honor of Governor-General Mateparae and his wife’s three-day official visit to Jordan.
On the evening of April 6, 2013, Her Royal Highness Princess Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kawānanakoa of Hawai’i attended the 2013 Merrie Monarchhula competition held at the Edith Kanaka‘ole stadium in Hilo, Hawai’i.
During last night’s festivities the lovely princess donated $2,000 to each participating kumu hula, and $25,000 to the Merrie Monarch Festival and its president, Luana Kawelu.
Please click here for more information. Or, you can watch and listen to the announcement here(at the 7:30 mark). Also, if you missed the 2013 Merrie Monarch Festival and would like to watch it please click here. 🙂
And, finally, if you are interested here is the 1989 documentary entitled, Kumu Hula: Keepers of Culture, that you might enjoy.
On March 7, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands held an audience with the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, and his wife, at Huis ten Bosch in Den Haag. Mr. Ban Ki-moon is currently in the Netherlands to participate in the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons conference.
On the evening of April 6, 2013, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia participated in a book launch at the royal palace in Belgrade. The new book is entitled, The Royal Palaces Complex in Dedinje. Please click herefor more information as well as to view photos.
And, finally the royal couple welcomed members of the European Dental Students Association (EDSA) to the White Palace on April 6. The EDSA is celebrating their 25th anniversary and this year’s annual meeting is held in Belgrade. Please click herefor more information as well as to view personal photos.