The Duke of Cambridge Starts the 2013 Ring O’Fire Coastal Ultra Marathon. (VIDEOS)

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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TMs King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden Visit Gävleborg County. (VIDEOS)

swedenOn 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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News Regarding Members of the Danish Royal Family. (VIDEO)

drf-coaOn 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.

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Meanwhile, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark opened a new language school, operated by the Dansk Flygtningehjælps, in lovely Aarhus.

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His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan Meets with the Palestinian President. Plus, News Regarding Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan. (VIDEO)

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.

News Regarding Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway. (VIDEO)

CPMMOn the afternoon of August 28, 2013, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway arrived at the Akershus Festning in Oslo to officially open the Sculpture Park.  The artworks within the park were designed by various Norwegian youths.

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HRH Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands Attends a Concert. (VIDEO)

BeatrixHer Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands attended an early evening concert, held at the Koninklijk Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, on August 28, 2013.

The princess along with hundreds of lucky guests listened as the European Union Youth Orchestra, under the direction of Mr. Thomas Søndergård, performed various works by the late composers, Mr. Igor Stravinsky, and Mr. Hector Berlioz.

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HM King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Attends the 100th Anniversary Celebrations of the Vredespaleis. (VIDEO)

WAKingOn the morning of Wednesday, August 28, 2013, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands arrived in Den Haag to attend the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the Vredespaleis (Peace Palace). 

During today’s event His Majesty along with hundreds of guests listened to various speeches from Dutch Prime Minister, Mr. Mark Rutte, as well as from the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon.  His Majesty King Willem-Alexander also received the centenary commemorative book, The Building of Peace: A Hundred Years of Work on Peace Through Law, The Peace Palace 1913  2013.   

The book distributed by Eleven International Publishing:

“…examines the existence and the legitimacy of the Peace Palace with an open, inquiring gaze. New historical research describes in detail how this icon of international law, and the institutions that it houses, have survived the past century, with all of their bruises and successes. 

Major authors from different continents have written personal contributions, an extensive photo series shows what happens inside the walls of the Peace Palace over the course of a year, and an expert in the field of international law takes the reader inside and discusses the image and self-image of the institutions in the Peace Palace, on the basis of personal observations.”

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TMs King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun of Bhutan Preside Over a Special Ceremony.

TMBhutanOn August 26, 2013, Their Majesties King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun of Bhutan presided over the “…17th Convocation of 2011 – 2013 batches of graduates of the Royal Institute of Management…” in Thimphu.

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News Regarding TMs King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan.

On Monday, August 26,2013, His Majesty King Abdullah II opened the “…new building for the explosives unit which is part of the Special Branch in the Public Security Directorate…” in Amman according to Petra News.

Meanwhile, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan held a meeting with representatives from the medical humanitarian organization, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières, in Amman.  Her Majesty was informed about the work Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières “…carries out in Jordan and its partnerships with the Ministry of Health and the Jordan Red Crescent Hospital.”