HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco Attends a Swimming Competition.

Palais PrincierOn Sunday, June 9, 2013, Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco arrived at the Stade Louis II in Monaco to attend the final day of the 31st Edition Meeting International de Natation Mare Nostrum Monaco.  Also in attendance was His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco.

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News Regarding His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan. (VIDEOS)

On Sunday, His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan accompanied by the Jordanian Minister of Defense, various military officials and several members of the Jordanian royal family watched military exercises by the “…Jordan Armed Forces to mark the national holidays (Independence, Coronation, Army Day and Arab Revolt).”

During today’s event His Majesty watched F-5 and F-16 fighter jets as well as Black Hawks and Little Bird helicopters whiz through the air — here, there and everywhere — shooting at a bunch of targets and watching those targets being blown to smithereens.

It was very noisy.

In other news, today His Majesty celebrates his 14th anniversary of his accession to the Jordanian throne.  Yay!  Congrats to the king.

And, that’s it.  Happy Sunday everyone!   🙂

Special news report regarding His Majesty’s 14th anniversary

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Attends the Opening of the 53rd Festival de Télévision de Monte-Carlo.

MonacoOn Sunday, June 9, 2013, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco attended the opening of the 53rd Festival de Télévision de Monte-Carlo held at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.  The sovereign prince is Honorary President.

The five-day festival was created in 1961 by the late Prince Rainier III of Monaco.  It was his wish to “…encourage a new art form, in the service of peace and understanding between men and recognize television as an exceptional means of bringing cultures together and enhancing their respective knowledge.”

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News Regarding TIHs Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako of Japan. (VIDEOS)

On June 9, 2013, Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako of Japan will celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary.

***UPDATE: The Imperial couple did spend their special day together.  The crown prince and crown princess held a private dinner with Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko.  Afterward, Crown Prince Naruhito boarded a plane and flew to Spain where he begin his seven-day official visit on June 10.

The purpose of the visit is“…to help further promote bilateral exchanges that have a long history” as well as to “…mark the 400th anniversary of bilateral exchanges since a mission was dispatched by Japanese feudal lord Date Masamune to Spain in 1613.”

Introduction of Masako Owada

Engagement press conference.

Rare footage of the imperial couple on their way to their traditional Shinto wedding ceremony

June 9, 1993