TIMs Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan Attend a Reception in Tokyo. (VIDEOS)

On October 16, 2013, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan accompanied by Their Imperial Highnesses Prince Hitachi and Princess Hanako of Japan attended the 25th Praemium Imperiale Art Awards reception in Tokyo.

Established in 1989, the Praemium Imperiale Art Awards is “…a global arts prize awarded annually by the Japan Art Association…” according to the official website for the awards.

The winners of the 2013 Praemium Imperiale Art Awards went to famed Spanish tenor, Mr. Placido Domingo, Italian artist, Mr. Michelangelo Pistoletto, and iconic American film director, writer, producer, and philanthropist, Mr. Francis Ford Coppola to name a few.

Video of the awards presentation and reception.  His Imperial Highness Prince Hitachi presents the medals to the winners.

News Regarding His Majesty King Harald V of Norway and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway. (VIDEOS)

 

norwayOn Wednesday, October 16, 2013, His Majesty King Harald V of Norway accompanied by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway met with the “…newly appointed government…” at the royal palace in Oslo.

Click here to watch a video.

 

Thereafter, Crown Prince Haakon visited the Nesbru School in Asker to celebrate Global Dignity Day.

Click here to watch a brief video news report.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpChDtD6eH4

Photo courtesy of Kongehuset/S.Sundsbø

His Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Asturias Inaugurates the Centro de Coordinación de Vigilancia Marítima de Costas y Fronteras.

felipeOn Wednesday, October 16, 2013, His Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Asturias arrived at the Dirección General de la Guardia Civil in Madrid to inaugurate the Centro de Coordinación de Vigilancia Marítima de Costas y Fronteras.

According to the Spanish royal court, the new facility is the command post for all “…coordinated surveillance and emergency missions to combat drug trafficking, human trafficking and rescues boats among other actions.”

Photo courtesy of Casa Real

Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco Inaugurates an Exhibition.

PalaisPrincierHer Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco arrived at Barclays Bank in Monte-Carlo yesterday afternoon to attend the inauguration of a “…collective exhibition of Italian artists…” in celebration of 3rd Edition of Italian Language and Culture Month.

For more information about yesterday’s event please visit the great site, Monaco Lifehere.   🙂

Photo courtesy of the Palais Princier