On June 15, 2013, His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan arrived in Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain for a one-day visit.
Upon his arrival the future emperor was warmly greeted by the mayor as well as local officials. Soon, the crown prince was off to tour the magnificent Cathedral de Santiago de Compostela. Afterward, Crown Prince Naruhito and his delegation attended a reception where various musicians played traditional Spanish music.
On June 14, 2013, His Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Asturias arrived at the Alhóndiga in Bilbao, Spain to participate in the 4th Edition of the World Cities Summit Mayors Forum.
This three-day gathering is basically a meeting in which mayors from around the world get together to discuss various issues and problems at the municipal level. Anyway, the theme of this year’s forum is Liveable And Sustainable Cities: Common Challenges, Shared Solutions.
On Friday, June 14, 2013, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands visited the provinces of Noord-Holland and Fryslân.
The purpose of the visits to various provinces around the Netherlands is to meet the people, local officials and generally to have a fabulous time. I mean, who wouldn’t? Who wouldn’t have a fun time? It is the Netherlands after all and it is a beautiful country filled with great people. 🙂
Anyway, to view hundreds of photos please click here and here.