On the morning of June 16, 2013, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco attended the 3rd Edition of the Women’s Fx Pro Monte-Carlo Beach Volleyball tournament at Larvotto Beach in Monaco. Click hereto watch an incredibly silly video from Monaco Matin of women wearing unflattering bikinis whilst dancing in the sand for no apparent reason, and a 45 second shot of Prince Albert looking rather embarrassed.
In the early evening the sovereign prince arrived in Taormina, Italy to attend the 59th Edition of the Taormina Film Fest. During this evening’s event Prince Albert II received the Taormina Humanitarian Award for “…his efforts to protect the global environment and to promote scientific research…” as well as for being his awesome self.
On the morning of June 16, 2013, His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan accompanied by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II arrived in Mu’tah to attend the “…graduation ceremony of the 26th class of Mu’tah University’s military wing” according to Petra News. During today’s ceremony His Majesty gave a speech congratulating all students as well as discussed the Syrian crisis and other important issues.
In the afternoon, His Majesty held an audience with the president of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), Mr. Michel Plantini, in Amman.
Meanwhile, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan arrived at the Jordan Radio and Television headquarters in Amman to meet with “…past and present women presenters who are pioneers in the field of radio and television.”
After a successful official visit to Spain this past week His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan finally arrived home to Tokyo. Once the formal welcome home ceremony was over at the airport His Imperial Highness was driven to the palace where Her Imperial Highness Crown Princess Masako and Her Imperial Highness Princess Aiko were eagerly waiting for him.
After Saturday’s Trooping the Colour, held at Horse Guards Parade in London, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II visited His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh at the London Clinic.
As you may know by now the 92-year-old duke was admitted to the hospital on June 7, 2013, for an “…exploratory operation on his abdomen.” Though the duke is in good spirits and healing quite well his doctors recommended that he remain at the London Clinic for another week. After his release, according to Buckingham Palace, the duke will “…be taking a period of convalescence of approximately two months.”
On the morning of Saturday, June 15, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, His Royal Highness The Duke of York, Their Royal Highnesses The Earl and Countess of Wessex, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales, Their Royal Highnesses Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie of York, Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Kent and Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester arrived at the Horse Guards Parade in London to celebrate Her Majesty’s official birthday. The event, as you know by now, is Trooping the Colour aka The Queen’s Birthday Parade.
After the event members of the royal family proceeded back to Buckingham Palace where they made their traditional balcony appearance.