TRHs The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall Visit Wales. (VIDEO)

ccOn July 1, 2013, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall began their five-day visit to Wales.  The Prince of Wales began his day with a visit to the Llandovery Work Hub where he met with “…members of the Llandovery Development Partnership and local council representatives and visited the Dyfed Powys Police Headquarters where he presented Long Service medals…” according to the official website for prince. 

Meanwhile, The Duchess of Cornwall toured “…Wales’s largest independent publishing house, Gomer Press.”  The lovely duchess also hosted a tea party for “…children and their families from Dreams and Wishes, a charity which supports seriously ill young people.”

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall also visited Dylan Thomas Boat House this afternoon where they met with museum employees and other officials.

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Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Attend the Nationale Herdenking Slavernijverleden Service. (VIDEOS)

KingWAOn Monday, July 1, 2013, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands arrived in Oosterpark in the city of Amsterdam to attend the Nationale Herdenking Slavernijverleden (National Slavery Memorial) service. 

During today’s service Their Majesties and guests listened to various speeches, poems, and witnessed the placing of a wreath in “…memory of those who have suffered the transatlantic slavery. It draws attention to the Dutch slavery and its legacy in the present” according to RVD.

July 1, 2013, marks the 150th anniversary since the abolition of slavery in the Dutch colonies.

 

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