Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan Will Visit India this Fall. (VIDEO)

Video news report about the upcoming trip.

It was announced this morning via a press release from the Imperial Household Agency that Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan will make an official visit to India beginning November 30, 2013.  The purpose of the one-week visit, which will take them to the cities of Delhi and Chennai, is to strengthen bilateral relations between Japan and India.   

According to Kyodo News the Imperial Household Agency is “…making efforts to ensure the trip does not put a strain…” on the elderly emperor and empress.

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Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Visits Emma’s Hof in Den Haag.

maximaOn the afternoon of July 9, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands arrived in Den Haag to meet with several volunteers who maintain the “…city garden…” known as Emma’s Hof.

The garden serves as an “…open air community center run by over 100 volunteers.  Emma’s Hof is a quiet neighborhood meeting place for adults as well as an area where children can play in a safe and natural environment.”

Photo courtesy of HKH/RVD

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HRH The Duchess of Cornwall Visits Hambledon Vineyard. (VIDEO)

camillaOn Tuesday, July 9, 2013, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall arrived in Hampshire to open Hambledon Vineyard’s new winery.  The lovely duchess is president of the United Kingdom Vineyards Association.

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For more information about today’s event please click here and here.

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His Royal Highness Prince Johan Friso of Oranje-Nassau Returns to the Netherlands. (VIDEO)

FrisoThis afternoon the Dutch royal court announced that His Royal Highness Prince Johan Friso of Oranje-Nassau has been transferred from Wellington Hospital in London to Paleis Huis ten Bosch in Den Haag, Netherlands, where “…a medical team, led by Prof. Jan van Gijn and Dr. Michael Kuiper, will be entrusted with his care.” 

As you may know by now, Prince Johan Friso was struck by an avalanche on Friday, February, 17, 2012, in Lech, Austria. The second son of Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands and the late Prince Claus was buried alive for — what has now been confirmed — 25 minutes.  The search and rescue team who found Prince Johan Friso tried desperately for 50 minutes to resuscitate the prince.  They succeeded. However, because Prince Johan Friso lacked oxygen for 25 minutes he suffered serious brain damage. Today, Prince Johan Friso “…remains in a state of minimal consciousness…” according to RVD.

Click here to watch a video news report from NOS.

Photo courtesy of HKH/RVD

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HM Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Visits Stichting Best Buddies Nederland. (VIDEO)

pssmaxima2011On July 9, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands arrived at the Universiteit van Leiden to meet with members as well as volunteers from the Stichting Best Buddies Nederland.

According to RVD, the purpose of Stichting Best Buddies Nederland is to match young people with intellectual disabilities with those who do not have such challenges in order to “…promote social inclusion and to encourage active citizenship.”

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Photo courtesy of HKH/RVD

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News Regarding Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco. (VIDEO)

On Friday, July 5, 2013, Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco, as Honorary President, participated in the 1st Comité d’experts de Monaco Against Autism (1st Expert Committee).

Friday’s meeting gathered various “…international scholars and researchers specializing in the field of Autism…”

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Members of the Imperial Family of Japan Attend a Concert at the Tōkagakudō Music Hall. (VIDEOS)

On the evening of July 9, 2013, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan accompanied by Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako of Japan attended a concert held inside the Tōkagakudō Music Hall at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.

Members of the Imperial Household Agency Music Department played “…four songs including Cello Concerto in B minor by Antonín Dvořák…” according to FNN News.

 
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