On the morning of May 31, 2013, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan visited the Musashi Imperial Mausoleum in Hachiōji, Tokyo. According to ANN News, it has been three years since Their Imperial Majesties have visited the imperial resting place of the late Emperor Shōwa (Hirohito) and Empress Kōjun (the emperor’s parents).
Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco arrived at the Hotel de Paris on Thursday evening to attend the “…40th anniversary of the Monaco Ambassadors Club and the induction of Ms. Louisette Levy-Soussan Azzoaglio as a Monaco Goodwill Ambassador…”
For more information about the event as well as to view personal photos please visit the great site, Monaco Life, here. 🙂
Photo courtesy of the Palais Princier
On May 30, 2013, Her Highness Princess Martha-Louise of Norway attended the “…launch of the UNICEF report, ‘State of the World’s Children’…” in Oslo. Please click here to watch a video of the princess’s speech as well as an interview.
The princess also visited the Haukåsen Skole this afternoon to attend the school’s 40th anniversary celebrations according to the Norwegian royal court.
Photo courtesy of Kongehuset/C. Wessel
On the evening of May 30, 2013, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias arrived at the Gran Teatre de Liceu in Barcelona, Spain to watch a performance of Italian composer Mr. Gaetano Donizetti’s opera, L’Elisir d’Amore.
Photo courtesy of Casa Real
On May 28, 2013, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal arrived at the Imphal Barracks in York to “…present medals to members of the 2nd Signal Regiment during the Families Military parade…” according to the British royal court.
For more information about the event as well as to watch a video please click here.
On the morning of May 30, 2013, His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan arrived in Zarqua to officially open the JADARA Equipment and Defense Systems company and factory.
Upon his arrival His Majesty was warmly greeted by JRESCO representatives as well as other officials. Soon, His Majesty was “…given a tour of the company’s production lines and attended a live demonstration of the Portable Grenade Launcher System RPG-32…” according to Petra News.
Whilst in Amman His Majesty held an audience with the former German Foreign Minister, Dr. Walter Steinmeier. Discussions during the meeting focused on the Syrian crisis, bilateral relations between Jordan and Germany as well as the latest developments in the Middle East and ways to achieve peace in the region.
Later in the afternoon His Majesty accompanied by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II of Jordan attended the “…opening ceremony of the American University of Madaba.” After listening to various speeches His Majesty and the crown prince “…viewed a model of the university structure and listened to a briefing on faculties and centers of the university.”
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Their Royal Highness Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie of York and His Royal Highness Prince Andrew of York also attended today’s party.
On the morning of May 30, 2013, Her Royal Highness Princess Mathilde of Belgium arrived at the Palais Royal de Bruxelles to participate in a discussion under the theme, “…Women Empowerment: The Intersection of Power & Agency and Economic Advancement together with the International Center for Research on Women, Washington DC (ICRW)…” according to the Belgian royal court.
In the afternoon, the princess arrived at the Résidence Palace to attend a presentation of a UNICEF report regarding the challenges, opportunities, and situations worldwide for children with disabilities. Princess Mathilde is Honorary President of UNICEF Belgium.