Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako of Japan have finally arrived in the Netherlands! Yay! 🙂 As you know by now the imperial couple will attend His Royal Highness Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje’s investiture on April 30, 2013.
Here is this week’s edition of the great Dutch program, Blauw Bloed. Besides covering the royal news from this past week the program also discusses His Royal Highness Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje’s upcoming inauguration on April 30.
Please click here to watch the show. 🙂
Photo courtesy of HKH/RVD
On Sunday, April 28, 2013, Their Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia accompanied by their family attended a memorial service for “…Her Majesty the late Queen Mother Maria at the Serbian Orthodox Church St. Sava in London.” For more information about today’s service as well as to view personal photos please click here.
His Royal Highness Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands, as patron of the Stichting Nederlandse Vioolconcoursen, was at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam this afternoon to attend the Oskar Back Vioolconcours finals. During today’s event the younger brother of His Royal Highness Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje presented various prizes to several talented violinists participating in the competition according to RVD.
Photo courtesy of HKH/RVD
His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan arrived in Madrid, Spain on this morning to meet with His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain at Palacio de la Zarzuela. The purpose of the one-day visit was to “…discuss bilateral ties and boost relations in all fields as well as the latest developments in the Middle East.”
Prior to arriving in Madrid, His Majesty King Abdullah II also visited the “….Jordanian peacekeeping contingent operating in Haiti…” according to the Petra News Agency.
Earlier this week His Majesty visited Washington D.C., where he held an important meeting with President Barack Obama as well as with Vice President Joe Biden, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, John Boehner, and a host of other important U.S. government officials.
His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan in Haiti.
After a successful official visit to the United States of America and brief trips to Haiti as well as Spain His Majesty King Abdullah II finally returns home to Jordan.
On Sunday, April 28, 2013, Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako of Japan departed from Haneda Airport in Tokyo to begin their long journey to the Netherlands.
The imperial couple will be attending the upcoming inauguration of His Royal Highness Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje on April 30, 2013, at the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam. The visit will last six-days and depending on Crown Princess Masako’s health she may attend other celebrations in the Netherlands according to the Imperial Household Agency.
On Saturday, April 27, 2013, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, as Colonel-in-Chief of The Royal Canadian Regiment, presented new Colors to the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment at Queen’s Park in Toronto.
Please click here to watch a video from yesterday’s event as well as to read an article from CBS News.
Recently, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge recorded a video message for Children’s Hospice Week “…urging people to support [their] local children’s hospice services.”