Remembering His Royal Highness Prince Johan Friso of the Netherlands. (VIDEO)

FrisoOn Saturday, November 2, 2013, a private service of remembrance was held at the Oude Kerk in Delft for His Royal Highness the late Prince Johan Friso of the Netherlands.

The late prince passed away on August 12, 2013, due to complications related to the hypoxic brain injury which he suffered as the result of his skiing accident in Lech, Austria on February 17, 2012. Prince Johan Friso left behind his wife, Her Royal Highness Princess Mabel of Oranje-Nassau, and their two daughters, Countess Emma Luana and Countess Joanna Zaria.

Family and close friends of the late prince attended this afternoon’s service including The Most Reverend Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Desmond Tutu, and his wife, Nomalizo Leah Shenxane, former United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, and his wife, Nane Lagergren, Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, legendary singer and activist, Bono, and his wife, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, and Her Highness Princess Martha Louise and her husband, Mr. Ari Behn, to name a few.

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Photo courtesy of RVD/HKH

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TIHs Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako of Japan Visit a Shelter in the Iwate Prefecture. (VIDEOS)

On Saturday, November 2, 2013, Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako of Japan arrived in Kamaishi City in the Iwate Prefecture in northeastern Japan to visit a temporary housing shelter for those who were displaced after the March 11, 2011, 9.0 earthquake off the Tōhoku coast and the devastating tsunami that followed.