On the morning of Friday, August 30, 2013, His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge — with a surprise appearance with Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge — started the 2013 Ring O’Fire Coastal Ultra Marathon on the island of Anglesey in Wales.
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On Thursday, August 29, 2013, Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden visited Gävleborg County as part of a series of county visits on the occasion of His Majesty’s 40th anniversary on the throne.
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On August 29, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark arrived at the Nationalhistoriske Museum at Frederiksborg Slot to preview the exhibition, Danmark og Zarernes Rusland: 1600-1900.
According to the official website for the Nationalhistoriske Museum the exhibition, which will be open to the public beginning on August 30 -December 1, 2013, “…chronicles Russo-Danish relations [from] 1600-1900 through a display of precious artifacts gathered from both Danish and Russian museums…” To learn more about Danmark og Zarernes Rusland: 1600-1900 please click here.
On August 29, 2013, Her Imperial Majesty Empress Michiko of Japan was given piano lessons in Kusatsu in the Gunma Prefecture. The imperial couple are currently on holiday in Kusatsu for the next several days.
His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan met with the Palestinian President, Mr. Mahmoud Abbas, this morning in Amman. The two leaders discussed ways to achieve peace between the Palestinians and Israelis and the Syrian crisis.
Later in the evening, His Majesty accompanied by Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan arrived at the Vatican to begin their brief visit. His Holiness Pope Francis will hold an audience with His Majesty King Abdullah II on Thursday to discuss various issues including “…ways to enhance Muslim and Christian cooperation and dialogue, the latest developments in the Middle East, and bilateral relations…” according to Petra News.
On Tuesday, August 27, 2013, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan enjoyed a friendly game of Tennis whilst on holiday in Karuizawa, Kitasaku District in the Nagano Prefecture.