Their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias arrived at Sala Hipóstila at the Biblioteca Nacional in Madrid this afternoon to view the new exhibition entitled, La Transición en Tinta China.
Curated by Professor Francisco J.B. de la Peña from the Universidad Complutense, the exhibit displays over 200 works by 80 different cartoonists. Yes, cartoonists. According to various sources La Transición en Tinta China:
“…takes a historic look at the period of the political transition in Spain through the works of some of the leading cartoonists of the day. From the years before the death of Franco, cartoonists, through new publications, stretch the limits of censorship and offer their readers the fruit of their expressive talent and his satirical wit.
What was the vision of these artists on the political transition? What contributed to it? This is the account that offers exposure in this exhibit which will be open to the public until August 25, 2013.”
Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan arrived at the Tottori Hanakairo Flower Park in Nanbu yesterday afternoon to participate in a “…tree planting ceremony.”
According to the Mainichi News, the emperor planted a planted red pine and quercus serrata saplings, while the empress planted Japanese bird cherry and Japanese dogwood.”
Meanwhile in Tokyo, Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako of Japan “…attended a ceremony at [the] Gakushuin Kindergarten to commemorate the reconstruction and reopening in 1963 of the kindergarten which was destroyed in 1945 during World War II…”
Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden arrived at the Stockholm Concert Hall to attend the 2013 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) ceremony. The ALMA is one of the “…biggest international children’s and young adult literature award[s] in the world.”
During today’s event the heir to the Swedish throne presented the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award to writer and artist, Miss Marisol Misenta. For more information about today’s event please click here.
On Monday, May 27, 2013, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands arrived in Den Haag to participate in the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY).
The ICTY is a:
“…United Nations court of law dealing with war crimes that took place during the conflicts in the Balkans in the 1990’s. Since its establishment in 1993 it has irreversibly changed the landscape of international humanitarian law and provided victims an opportunity to voice the horrors they witnessed and experienced.”
If you are interested in learning more about the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia or would like to read several speeches made during today’s event please click here.
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales arrived in Langenburg, Germany this morning to attend the 2013 Langenburg Forum on Regional Food Security held at Schloss Langenburg.
According to a press release via Clarence House The Prince of Wales was invited to participate in the forum:
“…by his cousin, His Serene Highness Prince Philipp of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, in recognition of the work by The Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit. The 2013 Langenburg Forum on Regional Food Security brings together individuals and organizations from across the food industry as well as environmental and consumer groups, government representatives, food security and international agriculture experts.
Debates during the forum addressed the issue of the structure of food supply chains and exploring how they could be adapted to help return greater value back into food systems. Participants discussed ways to ensure the sustainability and the quality of food through the development of more local food supply as well as the diverse local agricultures on which they depend.”
After participating in a roundtable discussion “…on the opportunities to enhance local food systems…” the prince attended a reception with participants of today’s forum.
If you don’t want to listen to a reporter ramble on for 20 hours skip to the 4:00 minute mark.
His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco arrived in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg this morning to attend the opening ceremony of the XV Games of the Small States of Europe.
Prior to the opening ceremony the sovereign prince met with Their Royal Highnesses Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg and Their Royal Highnesses Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie at the Grand Ducal Palace.
To learn more about the XV Games of the Small States of Europe please click here.