News Regarding Members of the Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg.

MTHLuxembourgOver the weekend members of the Grand Ducal family of Luxembourg participated in the 2013 National Day celebrations.

Anyway, the great site, Luxarazzi Luxembourg, covered all this weekend’s mega festivities, and if you haven’t already checked out their site, well, you should.  Click here for a full report which includes links to videos and hundreds of photos.   🙂

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His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan Visits the General Headquarters of the Jordanian Armed Forces. (VIDEO)

On Monday, June 24, 2013, His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan visited the General Headquarters of the Jordanian Armed Forces in Amman.  During his visit His Majesty held meetings with various military officials including the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mashaal Mohammad Zaben, according to Petra News.

Afterward, His Majesty opened the new Army’s Officers Club where he unveiled a plaque and toured the new facility.

News Regarding Their Royal Highnesses Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde of Belgium.

belgiumOn Monday, June 24, 2013, His Royal Highness Prince Philippe of Belgium attended a reception at the Palais Royal de Bruxelles with the president of the China Entrepreneurs Club, Mr. Liu Chuanzhi, and members of the CEC.

In the evening, the prince accompanied by Her Royal Highness Princess Mathilde of Belgium attended a gala concert, held at the Concert Noble in Brussels, to celebrate the “…accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union” according to the Belgian royal court.  Guests of honor at tonight’s event was the President of Croatia, Mr. Ivo Josipović, and his lovely wife, Ms. Tatjana Josipović.

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His Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Asturias Celebrates the 175th Anniversary of the Cuerpo de Policía Municipal de Madrid.

fleaHis Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Asturias arrived at the Parque del Retiro in Madrid this morning to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Cuerpo de Policía Municipal de Madrid.

During today’s event the prince and hundreds of guests watched a parade and medals presentation.

And, that’s it.   🙂

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HRH The Prince of Wales Hosts a Reception at St. James’s Palace.

PoWbwOn the evening of June 24, 2013, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales hosted a reception at St. James’s Palace in London for “…Kindertransport refugees to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Kindertransport…” according to Clarence House.

If you would like to learn more about the history of Kindertransport please click here.

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Attends the 4th Edition of the Monaco Blue Initiative. (VIDEO)

palaisprincierOn June 24, 2013, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco arrived at the Musée Océanographique de Monaco to participate in the closing session of the 4th Edition of the Monaco Blue Initiative.  The theme of this year’s two-day conference is Making the Best of Marine Resources: Ecological and Economic Challenges.

Those who participated in the conference, which included His Royal Highness Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, analyzed the “… current status of large predators, notably bluefin tuna and sharks, and discussed the role of MPAs in their preservation in the light of sustainable management of marine natural resources…” according to the official website for the Monaco Blue Initiative.

Launched in 2010 the Monaco Blue Initiative is organized in collaboration with:

“…the Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco and the Musée Océanographique de Monaco. Members meet annually to discuss the current global challenges of ocean protection and preservation. The Monaco Blue Initiative is now an effective platform for communication and exchange between the different sectors of activity and aims to analyze and put forward the possible synergies between the protection of marine ecosystems and socio-economic development.”

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Members of the Princely Family of Monaco Celebrate Fête de la Saint-Jean.

monacoOn the evening of June 23, 2013, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Hanover, and Her Serene Highness Princess Stephanie of Monaco watched from the balcony of the Palais Princier the 2013 Fête de la Saint-Jean (Feast of St. John the Baptist) celebrations.

During yesterday’s event the princely family clapped and smiled as members of the Palladienne de Monaco performed traditional dances around a bonfire in the palais square.  If you are interested in learning more about Fête de la Saint-Jean please visit the site, Catholic Culturehere.

News Regarding Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan (VIDEO)


On June 23, 2013, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan arrived at the Kyoto International Conference Center in Kyoto to attend the opening ceremony of the 11th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry.

This morning Their Imperial Majesties visited the Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art in Kyoto.  Afterward, the emperor and empress travelled to Osaka where they visited the Osaka Prefecture Environmental Learning Center Eco Museum of Osaka and in the evening they toured a manufacturing company.