TIMs Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan Visit the Kaichi Gakko in Matsumoto. (VIDEO)

On the morning of August 24, 2013, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan visited one of the oldest schools in Japan, Kaichi Gakko, in Matsumoto in the Nagano Prefecture.  During their visit the emperor and empress were given a tour of the school as well as viewed a special exhibition.

To learn more about the history of this famous school please click here.

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His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco at the 15th Mondial du Théâtre.

sas-le-prince-albertRecently, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco arrived at the Théâtre Princesse Grâce in Monaco to meet with those participating in the 15th Mondial du Théâtre.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuN7SjdeJLI

Photo courtesy of the Palais Princier

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News Regarding TIMs Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan. (VIDEO)

JapanOn the evening of Friday, August 23, 2013, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan arrived at the Matsumoto Performing Arts Centre in the city of Matsumoto in the Nagano Prefecture to attend the 2013 Saito Kinen Festival.

 

This evening the emperor and empress along with hundreds of classical music fans watched and listened to the late Mr. Igor Stravinsky’s, The Soldier’s Tale, under the musical direction of Mr. Seiji Ozawa and the artistic  direction of Mr. Kazuyoshi Kushida.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDzj7mlRgro

Photo courtesy of the IHA

 

 

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His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan Swears in New Cabinet Ministers. (VIDEO)

396px-Coat_of_Arms_of_Jordan.svgYesterday in Amman His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan swore in 13 new cabinet ministers after His Majesty approved of a “…reshuffle of Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour’s government on Wednesday…” according to Ammon News.

Click the link below to watch a news report.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOIVU-JBZ_s

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News Regarding Members of the Princely Family of Monaco.

StephanieofMonacoEarlier this week Her Serene Highness Princess Stephanie of Monaco welcomed a kind journalist from the French magazine, Pure People, to Roc Agel — the French country home of the members of the Princely family — to get an update regarding the princess’s sweet new elephants, Baby and Nepal. 

As you may know by now Princess Stephanie rescued Baby and Nepal from the Tete d’Or Zoo in Lyon, France earlier this year. The two elephants were destined to be put down after government officials in Lyon believed they were infected with Tuberculosis.

After an international outcry from dozens of animal rights groups, who believed the two beautiful elephants could be saved, Princess Stephanie offered to take them in.  Today, Baby and Nepal are living in a “…38,000 square foot enclosure with a huge wooden shelter and a pool from them to drink from and cool off in…” at Roc Agel.

During the interview Princess Stephanie noted that the elephants are doing quite well and that they are “…six tons of happiness…” 

And, finally, on August 19, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco were in Paroldo, Italy, to attend a concert of “…soloists of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monaco…” according to the Palais Princier.

Prior to the concert the princely couple met with Mayor of Paroldo, Mr. Pier Carlo-Adami, who made Prince Albert II an honorary citizen of Paroldo.

Photo courtesy of the Palais Princier

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Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark Meets with Jordan’s Foreign Minister. (VIDEO)

drf-coaJordan’s Foreign Minister, Mr. Nasser Judeh, held a meeting with Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark accompanied by the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, Mr. Christian Friis Bach, today in Amman.

During their meeting discussions focused on the tremendous “…burden being shouldered by Jordan as a result of hosting hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees despite the economic hardships Jordan is facing… according to Petra News.

The crown princess and Mr. Friis Bach also met with Jordan’s Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Mr. Ibrahim Saif, and several Jordanian government officials.  Again, discussions focused on the Syrian refugees, Jordan’s financial challenges for hosting the refugees, and more.

Click the link below to watch a video news clip and skip to the 9:34 mark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9lKjXZrmKE

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Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia Visit an Exhibition.

400px-Royal_Coat_of_arms_of_Serbia_(1882–1918).svgTheir Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia arrived at the Historical Museum of Serbia in Belgrade this afternoon to view the exhibition, Karadjordjević and Obrenović Dynasties.

For more information about the visit as well as to view photos please click here.

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Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako of Japan Visit Shichigahama and Sendai. (VIDEOS)

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On Tuesday, August 20, 2013, Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako of Japan arrived in Shichigahama in the Miyagi Prefecture to visit with hundreds of people still living in a temporary housing shelter after the devastating March 11, 2011, earthquake off the Tōhoku coast and the devastating tsunami that followed.

The lovely imperial couple also visited a Miso factory in Sendai according to Kyodo News.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPw65Ryx7YE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKfW2dBOvks

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An Important Visit to Jordan For the Crown Princess of Denmark. (VIDEO)

Mary monogramHer Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, along with the Danish Minister of Cooperation, Mr. Christian Friis Bach, are currently in Jordan where she met with Syrian refugees yesterday living at the Za’atari camp. 

The future queen of Denmark casually posed for the Danish press as she met with children, families and representatives from various relief organizations including UNICEF.

Today, Crown Princess Mary was in Amman where she visited the Jordanian Women’s Union (JWU) headquarters.  During her visit the crown princess met with Amneh Zu’bai, the president of the JWU.

Meanwhile, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark is spending time in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.  No, not Copenhagen, but lovely San Francisco, CA. Yes, fresh from his successful début in the KMD Ironman Copenhagen the “pro” triathlete crown prince is in NorCal attending yet another sporting event: the America’s Cup.

Crown Prince Frederik is then expected to travel to Newport, Rhode Island to attend the 2013 Rolex Farr 40 World Championships which begins on August 27-30, 2013.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0a_vgnjBeU

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TRHs The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Release Photos of Little Prince George. (VIDEOS)

WilliamKateTheir Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have finally released several official photos of them with their sweet new little newborn, Prince George, and of course their dog, Lupo.

The photos were taken by The Duchess of Cambridge’s father, Mr. Michael Middleton, at his home in Bucklebury.

For more information about the images as well as to watch videos please click herehere, and here.

Photo courtesy of Clarence House

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News Regarding His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan. (VIDEOS)

His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan met with members of the Royal Committee for Enhancing the National Integrity System on Sunday, August 18, 2013, in Amman.

During the meeting, His Majesty “…stressed that the committee should introduce a recently drafted national integrity charter to all components of the society as a prelude to a national conference in order to ensure the highest degree of national consensus…” according to Petra News.

And, finally, His Majesty met with Jordanian Armed Forces Brigadier General Ahmad Ali Alsweilmeen this afternoon when he visited the Gendarmerie Department.  During their meeting discussions focused on “…a number of issues of concern to the Gendarmerie forces…”

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Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia Host a Reception at the White Palace.

serbiaOn Saturday, August 17, 2013, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia hosted a reception at the White Palace in Dedinje, Belgrade, Serbia for the “…Organization of Serbian Students studying aboard…”

Please click here to learn more about last Saturday’s event as well as to view personal photos.

Photo courtesy of Zimbio

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