His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex visited the South Cheshire College in Crewe on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, to officially open the school’s “…new £74 million campus building.” For more information about Tuesday’s visit please click here and click here to watch a video.
Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway were in Sundvolden, Norway this morning to visit the “…Arbeidsinstituttet, a local labor institute which offers courses in a number of subjects for young people…”
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Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden continued their visit to beautiful Croatia on April 18, 2013. Today, the royal couple visited the town of Zadar where they met with the mayor as well as other local officials. After a tour of the city and a visit to a museum, Their Majesties attended a luncheon held in their honor. The day ended with a visit to an organic farm and vineyard in Nedin.
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Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid of Belgium was in Waterloo this morning to attend the 40th anniversary celebrations of the Scandinavian School Brussels École Reine Astrid. During the celebrations the princess “…watched a presentation about the history of the school with a small concert performed by the students and the Chapelle Musicale Reine Élisabeth…”
His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco was at the Grimaldi Forum today to attend the opening of the 2013 Top Marques Monaco.
This famous event, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, showcases super fancy and uber-expensive cars, motorcycles, boats, and a bunch other stuff for insanely wealthy people with too much time on their hands.
Overall, it’s a fancy car show unlike the ones held at the Pomona Fairgrounds or lowrider custom car shows in Phoenix, Arizona or San Bernardino, CA.
Her Royal Highness Princess Letizia of Asturias attended a concert at the Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid this evening. The purpose of the concert was to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Fundación Luca de Tena and to raise money to continue the great works of the Fundación.
And, that’s it. 🙂
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Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan accompanied by His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito and Their Imperial Highnesses Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko hosted a lovely spring garden party held at the Akasaka Imperial Garden in Tokyo. Click here to view photos from Mainichi News.
In other news, it seems that Her Imperial Highness Crown Princess Masako of Japan is one step closer to attending the April 30 inauguration/investiture of His Royal Highness Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje. Yesterday,sources claimed the crown princess “…may travel aboard [for the inauguration]… the Imperial Household Agency said it cannot confirm the reports of the trip.” Now, it seems the IHA is “making arrangements” for the trip and that they are “…consulting with the head of the crown princess’s medical team, Yutaka Ono…” Click here to read an article from Asahi Shimbun
His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan held an audience this morning with His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi, and the UAE Foreign Minister, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, at the Al-Hummar Palace in Amman.
Discussions focused on the never ending Syrian crisis and “…efforts to achieve peace in the Middle East according to the two-state solution.”
His Majesty King Harald V of Norway was in Østfold this afternoon where he visited RS Horn Flyer search and rescue boat.
His Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Asturias presided over the opening of the 7th European Jurist Forum held at the Centro de Convenciones Internacionales de Barcelona on April 18.
The forum is intended for practicing attorneys, legal academics, and jurists form various European Union countries. The purpose of the forum is to seek laws that protect individual rights that are, at the same time, compatible with laws designed to protect society as a whole. During the three-day forum participants will discuss current laws within the European Union countries and contribute to their compatibility with each country.
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His Royal Highness Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje was in Nijmegen this morning where he officially opened the European Heinz Innovation and Research Center. According to RVD, the center has “…a kitchen for product development, a sensory center, facilities for consumer tests and a modern microbiology laboratory. The center also serves as a hub for nutritional science and new product development.”