On September 26, 2013, Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako of Japan attended a special ceremony at the New Otani Hotel in Tokyo to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the International Youth Development Exchange Program.
Created in 1994 the program is “…designed to give Japanese aged 18 to 30 the chance to visit countries around the world, and to invite foreign youths to Japan…” according to NHK.
After the ceremony the crown prince and crown princess attended a reception where they met with participants of the program which included “…240 foreign youths who have just arrived in Japan.”
His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco received an Honorary Doctorate of Marine Science from Plymouth University in South West England this afternoon for his “…commitment to [the] marine environment and conservation…”
According to Plymouth University’s official website,after the ceremony the sovereign prince was given a tour of the:
“…university’s £19 million Marine Building for a demonstration of its advanced wave tanks, used for testing marine-based renewable energy devices and simulating coastlines and flood defense.
He also met some of the researchers in the Marine Institute that he’s helped fund through his Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, which is dedicated to protecting the environment.”
On the evening of September 25, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan attended the 7th Annual Clinton Global Citizen Awards ceremony and dinner in New York City.
During the event Her Majesty presented the Leadership in Civil Society Award to 16-year-old, Miss Malala Yousafzai, co-founder of the Malala Fund and advocate for educational rights for girls as well as women’s rights.