On the evening of July 18, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan hosted an “…Iftar banquet at the royal court for representatives and volunteers of civil society organizations in recognition of their efforts and work…” according to Petra News.
Meanwhile, His Majesty King Abdullah II and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II of Jordan hosted their own Iftar banquet for “…senior officials and officers as well as clerics and members of diplomatic missions in the Kingdom.”
On July 19, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II presented “…London 2012’s [Summer Olympics] Deputy Chairman, Sir Keith Mills, with the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire during an Investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle” according to the Associate Press.
And, that’s it! Happy Friday everyone! 🙂
On Friday, July 19, 2013, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands along with their three daughters and their dog, Skipper, posed for photographers during their annual summer photo session at Villa Eikenhorst in Wassenaar.
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On July 18, 2013, His Imperial and Royal Highness Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia visited the Kaiser Wilhelm I monument just outside of Porta Westfalica, Germany.
The prince accompanied by the German Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Finance, Mr. Steffen Kampeter, Dr. Wolfgang Kirsch and some other dude were at the monument to voice their support for the much-needed restoration of the area surrounding Kaiser Wilhelm I monument.
His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco held an audience this afternoon with the President of Slovenia, Mr. Borut Pahor, in Monte-Carlo.
According to the Palais Princier, discussions focused on “…existing bilateral relations between the two countries, the international economic situation and cooperation between the Principality and Slovenia, particularly on humanitarian issues.”
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Thousands of well-wishers turned out in Liège, Belgium this morning to get once last look and to say thank you to Their Majesties King Albert II and Queen Paola of Belgium who ended their three-day farewell tour.
The reigning couple’s first stop was the Opéra Royal de Wallonie where they were warmly greeted by opera staff. After a tour of the newly renovated opera house Their Majesties then made their way to the Town Hall. Along the way, the reigning couple shook hands with people who lined the streets to see their king and queen.
Upon their arrival at the Town Hall Their Majesties stepped out onto the balcony where thousands of people clapped and cheered. Overcome with emotion Her Majesty soon began to cry as the crowd chanted Merci! Merci! Merci!
Soon, King Albert and Queen Paola were ushered back into the Town Hall where local officials hosted a reception in Their Majesties honor.
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On the evening of July 18, 2013, Her Imperial Majesty Empress Michiko of Japan arrived at the Bunkamura Orchard Concert Hall in Shibuya, Tokyo, to attend a charity concert. Proceeds from yesterday’s concert were donated to various childrens Cancer charities in Japan.