Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain Visits the Instituto de Genética Médica y Molecular. (VIDEO)

sofiaOn Monday, October 28, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain visited the Instituto de Genética Médica y Molecular research facility at the Hospital Universitario La Paz in Madrid.  During her visit Her Majesty toured the facility and met with various researchers and doctors.

And, that’s it.   🙂

Please click here to watch a video (scroll to the second photo which is actually a video clip) and to learn more about today’s visit (if you can read Spanish).

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Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark Preside Over the 2013 Crown Prince Couple’s Awards. (VIDEOS)

fmgalla200901smallOn the evening of October 28, 2013, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark presided over the 2013 Crown Prince Couple’s Awards ceremony held at the Sydney Opera House.   

According to the official website for tonight’s award ceremony:

“The Crown Prince Couple’s Culture Award was given to the artistic teams behind the first seasons of the drama series The Killing and Borgen. 

The voluntary national organization Natteravnene (Night Owls) received the Crown Prince Couple’s Social Award. 

The young musicians Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, violinist, and MØ aka Karen Marie Ørsted, singer-songwriter, were presented with the Crown Prince Couple’s Rising Star Awards.”

Click herehere and here to watch videos.

Click here to view photos.

Photo courtesy of Kongehuset

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal Visits the Animal Defence Centre in Melton Mowbray. (VIDEOS)

AnneOn October 28, 2013, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal arrived at the Defence Animal Centre in Melton Mowbray to officially open “…three new military kennel blocks…” according to the newspaper, Leicester Mercury.

For further information about today’s opening as well as to watch videos please click here and here.

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan Visit the Kumamoto Prefecture. (VIDEOS)

On Monday, October 28, 2013, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan continued their visit to the Kumamoto Prefecture in southern Japan.

The day began with a tour of the newly restored Kumamoto Castle in Chūō-ku and a visit to the Kumamoto Prefecture government offices.  Whilst at the government offices Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko met with the governor of the Kumamoto Prefecture, Mr. Ikuo Kabashima, as well as other local government officials, and the prefecture’s official mascot named Kumamon.