His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan in Washington D.C.

HMKAofJordanAs you may or may not know by now His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan is currently in Washington D.C., to hold meetings with various members of the United States Senate, the House of Representatives, private organizations and of course President Barack Obama.

Yesterday, His Majesty met with the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Mr. John Boehner, and this morning His Majesty met with super awesome Vice President Joe Biden.

According to Politico, the Vice President and His Majesty, accompanied by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al-Hussein bin Abdullah, held their lovely breakfast meeting at the Naval Observatory.  Discussions focused on bilateral relations, the Syrian crisis, etc, etc, etc…

Afterward, His Majesty met with Senate Majority Leader, Mr. Harry Reid, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Ms. Barbara Mikulski, and a bunch of other extremely important and powerful people in Washington D.C.

Tomorrow, His Majesty King Abdullah II will met with President Barack Obama at the White House.

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Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands Officially Opens the Oranjefietsroute.

Princess MargrietHer Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands officially opened the Oranjefietsroute in Diepenheim on Thursday, April 25, 2013.

Per RVD:

The 230-kilometer cycling route travels through the towns of Apeldoorn, Bad Bentheim, Lingen and Diepenheim.  Each of these towns have a historical connection to the House of Oranje-Nassau thus cyclists are able to learn about the history of the Nederlandse Koninklijk Huis (Dutch Royal House).  Along the route are panels and posts with audio information…”

Click here to view a photo gallery.

Photo courtesy of HKH/RVD

 
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Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia Attend a Charity Reception in New York City.

serbiaTheir Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia, accompanied by their family, attended an important charity reception in New York City “…in aid of [the] Lifeline New York Humanitarian Organization…”    

For more information about the charity reception as well as to view personal photos please click here.

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HRH Princess Astrid of Belgium Attends the Launch of the WHO’s, Emergency Response to Artemisinin Resistance in the Greater Mekong Subregion, in Cambodia.

astridHer Royal Highness Princess Astrid of Belgium, in her capacity as Special Representative of the Partnership Roll Back Malaria, attended the launch of the World Health Organization’s, Emergency Response to Artemisinin Resistance in the Greater Mekong Subregion, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

For more information about the launch click here and here.

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His Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Asturias Inaugurates the Project, Zero Emissions Mobility to All. (VIDEO)

His Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Asturias was in Málaga this afternoon to inaugurate the Spanish-Japanese demonstration project, Zero Emissions Mobility to All (Zem2All).

The project will introduce, on a large-scale, the new services and advantages of electric mobility.  It, the demonstration project, will last roughly four years and has a budget of 60 million Euros.  The project includes nine rapid recharging stations throughout Málaga which will allow recharging up to 80% of the battery of the vehicle in less than a half an hour.

 
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Their Majesties King Albert II and Queen Paola of Belgium Visit the Hôpital Militaire Reine Astrid. (VIDEO)

Their Majesties King Albert II and Queen Paola of Belgium arrived at the Hôpital Militaire Reine Astrid (HMRA) in Brussels this afternoon for a brief visit.

Upon their arrival Their Majesties were warmly welcomed by hospital administrators and staff.  After formal greetings and handshakes the king and queen, accompanied by the Belgian Minister of Defense, Mr. Pieter de Crem, attended a workshop in which they learned about “…the current evolutions in medicine during military operations…”

King Albert II and Queen Paola also visited the Burn and Poison Center as well as a tour of the Centre de Médecine Aéronautique’s Hypobaric chamber/altitude chamber.

And, that’s it.   🙂

 
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His Royal Highness Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje Attends a Conference and a Farewell Seminar. (VIDEO)

His Royal Highness Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje officially opened the 8th Edition of The Next Web (TNW) Europe Conference in Amsterdam.  This two-day event brings together hundreds of “…specialists and entrepreneurs [from around the world] to discuss the future of technology, the Internet, and media.  The mission of the conference is to accelerate entrepreneurship, educate, inspire and bring people and businesses together to do business on a global scale.”

For more information about the conference and Next Web please click here.  

And, finally, Prince Willem-Alexander arrived in Den Haag this afternoon to attend a farewell seminar entitled, Should We Stay or Should We Go? On the Future of Europe and the Eurozone, held on the occasion of Professor Coen Teulings as director of the Centraal Planbureau according to RVD.

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HRH Princess Maxima of the Netherlands Launches Girls Day in Den Haag.

MaximaHer Royal Highness Princess Maxima of the Netherlands was at the TNO in Den Haag this morning to officially launch, Girls Day: Voor Bètawetenschap en Techniek, an event organized by Landelijk Expertisebureau Meisjes/Vrouwen and Bèta/Techniek (VHTO).

According to RVD, “…various technology companies as well as research and educational institutions throughout the Netherlands encourages young women, ages 10-15, to become acquainted with beta science, technology, and ICT.”  

Click here to view photos.

Photo courtesy of RVD/HKH

 
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His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales Visits Nottingham. (VIDEOS)

His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales arrived in Nottingham this morning for a one-day visit.  According to Princeofwales.gov.uk, today the prince visited the Russell Youth Club, opened the new headquarters of the brain injury association, Headway, and toured the Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies.

For more information about today’s activities please click the links below:

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His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan Continues His Visit to Washington D.C.

090424_abdullah_ap_297On April 24, 2013, His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan continued his visit to Washington D.C.  In the morning, His Majesty accompanied by the Jordanian Royal Court Chief, Mr. Fayez Tarawneh, the Jordanian Foreign Minister, Mr. Nasser Judeh, and the Jordanian Ambassador to the United States of America, Ms. Alia Buran, met with the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Mr. John Boehner.

Discussions focused on bilateral relations between the United States of America and Jordan, the latest developments in Syria, and ways to revive the peace process between the Palestinians and the Israelis according to the Petra News Agency.

Afterward, His Majesty and his delegation met with the Chairwoman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on State-Foreign Operations, Ms. Kay Granger.  Again, discussions focused on bilateral as well as economic relations between the United States and Jordan and “…[the] security situation in the Middle East and [the United States’] strategic alliance with Jordan…”  

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