On Tuesday, July 30, 2013, His Highness Prince Andreas of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha accompanied by his son, His Highness Hereditary Prince Hubertus of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, attended a ceremonial dinner honoring two longtime members of the Schützengesellschaft Coburg (Shooting Club Coburg). The club was established in 1354, but the handwritten register of its members dates from the year 1710 to the present.
Anyway, during last month’s dinner Prince Andreas awarded the Protektoratsabzeichen (protectorate badge) of the Schützengesellschaft Coburg to Mr. Detlef Zöllner who is responsible for the protection of the handwritten register. Prince Andreas also honored Mr. Reinhold Rau for his longtime membership — 60 years — and dedication to the Schützengesellschaft Coburg.
On August 8, 2013, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark participated in the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Nations Cup 2013 Grand Final in Middelfart, Denmark.
Unfortunately, the crown princeand his team lost the match sailing race — they came in second — to Mr. Nicolai Sehested and his crew. Once on dry land Crown Prince Frederik spoke to the press about his defeat:
“I preferred losing to Nicolai than to my wife ten years ago. It’s always hard to lose to your wife. It’s good to compete and have that tension. Whether you win or lose it’s important to do the best you can. I’d like to have sailed three flights, but unfortunately there wasn’t time. I’m not so experienced at match racing, I usually do fleet races, but I really enjoyed it.”
On Thursday, August 8, 2013, Her Imperial Majesty Empress Michiko of Japan arrived at the International Library of Children’s Literature (ILCL) in the Ueno district of Tokyo to view the exhibition, Japanese Children’s Literature: A History from the International Library of Children’s Literature Collections.
The permanent exhibition at the ILCL showcases “…works by leading Japanese authors and illustrators from the Meiji era to the present.”