Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan Attends a Workshop with Youth Volunteers. (VIDEO)

According to Petra News, on the morning of June 17, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan met with:

“…youth volunteers of the Voluntary Initiatives Network Society participating in workshop sessions that aims to organize volunteers’ efforts in Jordan.  [The queen] attended part of a workshop session that divided volunteers into five different categories based on fields they serve in: education and development. target groups, knowledge building and awareness, environment and tourism and maintenance.

Her Majesty highlighted the need to exchange ideas and experiences between initiatives working in different fields and governorates and find creative ways to link them together and help them overcome the challenges they face.”

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His Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Asturias Inaugurates a New High-Speed Train Route. (VIDEO)

On Monday, June 17, 2013, His Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Asturias accompanied by the Prime Minister of Spain, Mr. Mariano Rajoy, and dozens of other government officials participated in the inauguration of the AVE Madrid-Alicante high-speed train route. And, that’s it.

Oh, wait!  He also unveiled two new shiny plaques commemorating today’s opening and gave a speech.   🙂

News Regarding His Highness Prince Andreas of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and TI&RHs Archduke Imre and Archduchess Kathleen of Austria. (VIDEO)

On Saturday, June 15, 2013, His Highness Prince Andreas of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha hosted a private party for his 70th birthday at Schloss Callenberg in Coburg, Germany.  Guests in attendance included Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia of Sweden, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, His Royal Highness Prince Philippe of Belgium, and Their Highnesses Hereditary Prince Hubertus and Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to name a few.

Meanwhile, in Luxembourg, Their Imperial and Royal Highnesses Archduke Imre and Archduchess Kathleen of Austria accompanied His Royal Highness Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg to the 2013 Skoda Tour de Luxembourg on June 16.  For more information about yesterday’s event please visit Luxrazzi Luxembourhere.

News Regarding TRHs Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde of Belgium

PMBelgiumOn the morning of June 17, 2013, His Royal Highness Prince Philippe of Belgium arrived at the Palais des Académies in Brussels to participate in the General Assembly of the Club of the Rome EU chapter’s academic session.  The prince is Honorary President.

In the evening the prince accompanied by Her Royal Highness Princess Mathilde of Belgium and Their Majesties King Albert II and Queen Paola of Belgium attended the closing concert of the 2013 Concours Reine Elisabeth Piano according to the Belgian royal court.

Members of the British Royal Family Attend Service of the Most Noble Order of the Garter. (VIDEO)

On Monday, June 17, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II accompanied by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, His Royal Highness The Duke of York, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex, and His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge attended service for the Most Noble Order of the Garter at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

Prior to the service Her Majesty, Their Royal Highnesses along with other Knights of the Garter “…walked in procession from Windsor Castle to the chapel…” according to Buckingham Palace.

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TIMs Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan Attend the 2013 Japan Academy Prize (VIDEOS)

On the morning of June 17, 2013, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan arrived at the Japan Academy headquarters in Ueno Park, Tokyo, to attend the 2013 Japan Academy Prize.

Each year the prize is awarded to an individual who has “…achieved notable research landmarks or who has authored outstanding academic papers or books.”  The winner of the 2013 Japan Academy Prize went to Professor Jun Matsuura, specializing in European Literature, from the University of Tokyo.

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