Their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias Preside Over an Award Ceremony. (VIDEO)

On the evening of November 6, 2013, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias arrived at the Ritz Hotel in Madrid to preside over the XXX Edición del Premio de Periodismo Francisco Cerecedo ceremony.

This evening’s ceremony honored Spanish journalist and editor, Mr. Xavier Vidal-Folch, for his reporting and analysis of the economic and moral crisis in Spain and Europe according to the Spanish royal court.

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His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium Attends a Reception at the Palais des Beaux-Arts.

BelgiumOn the evening of November 6, 2013, His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium accompanied by Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este attended a reception at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels.

This evening’s event, organized by the Agence pour le Commerce Extérieur (Belgian Agency for Foreign Trade), was held in “…relation to the future economic mission…” to India beginning on November 23-29, 2013.  Princess Astrid will participate in the upcoming trip along with the Belgian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Didier Reynders.

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TRHs The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall Visit India. Day 1 (VIDEOS)

On November 6, 2013, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall began their nine-day visit to India and Sri Lanka.

According to Clarence House the royal couple:

“…were warmly welcomed back to India in an extraordinary sunset Aarti ceremony by the sacred River Ganges in the holy Hindu city of Rishikesh. Their Royal Highnesses crossed the River Ganges by boat, arriving at the Gita Bhavan landing stage near the Parmarth Ganga Ghat where the ceremony took place.  

On arrival, The Prince and The Duchess were greeted by Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji Maharaj (known as “Swamiji”), President and Spiritual Head of Parmarth Niketan Ashram, and Sadhvi Bhagwati Saraswatiji, President of the Divine Shakti Foundation.   

After taking part in the ceremony, which involved religious songs and a lively display of traditional lamps, The Prince spoke warmly about how much it meant to both himself and The Duchess to be visiting the Ganges.”

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Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands in Amsterdam.

maximaOn the evening of November 6, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands attended the 100th anniversary celebrations of the Amsterdam Stock Exchange building.

During this evening’s event Her Majesty viewed the Amsterdam Exchange Experience an “…interactive exhibition about the functioning of the stock market and listed companies…” according to RVD.

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Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte of Denmark Attends the 2013 Laugenes Årlige Opvisning.

PrincessbenedikteOn November 5, 2013, Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte of Denmark arrived at Moltkes Palace in Copenhagen to attend the 2013 Laugenes Årlige Opvisning (a fashion show displaying the latest designs with slaughtered animals — hence fur — on the clothing as well as showcasing the latest fabulous jewels in Denmark).

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Members of the Danish Royal Family Enjoy a Gala Concert at Fredensborg Slotskirke.

DenmarkOn the evening of November 5, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II and His Royal Highness Prince Henrik of Denmark accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark hosted a gala concert at Fredensborg Slotskirke.

The concert was held in for those in the healthcare field and to thank them for the hard work. Or, something like that.  Anyway, after the fabulous concert a lovely gala dinner was held inside the Kuppelsalen at Fredensborg Slot.

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His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan Holds Audiences. (VIDEOS)

On November 6, 2013, His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan held an audience at Al-Hummar Palace in Amman with the “…head of the Russian delegation to the Joint Jordanian-Russian Governmental Committee and Agriculture, Minister Nikolai Fyodorov…” according to Petra News.

During the important meeting discussions focused on strengthening bilateral ties between Jordan and Russia.

His Majesty also held a meeting with Mr. Yahya bin Mahfoudh al Manthri, the Chairman of the Omani State Council.  Discussions during their meeting focused on the Syrian crisis, ways to achieve peace in the Middle East and much more.

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News Regarding His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway. (VIDEO)

cphaaOn November 6, 2013, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway attended the Pøbelseminaret (Rabble Seminar) in Arendal.

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The hottest crown prince in the universe also participated in the 2013 Virkekonferansen (it’s a conference) in Oslo.  During the event the future king of Norway “…spoke about leadership and his commitment to youth leadership…”

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His Royal Highness Prince Daniel of Sweden Attends the Anders Wall Lecture in Entrepreneurship. (VIDEO)

danielOn November 6, 2013, His Royal Highness Prince Daniel of Sweden arrived at Uppsala Universitet to attend the 10th anniversary of the Anders Wall Lecture in Entrepreneurship.

According to the website Anders Wall Stiftelse the purpose of the lecture is:

“…to stimulate entrepreneurship among students, researchers and teachers within Uppsala University’s various faculties. During the afternoon Uppsala students get together with business representatives and special guests where they will have the opportunity to listen to some of the most successful entrepreneurs and business leaders.”

During today’s event Prince Daniel presented the Anders Wall scholarship to Ms. Kajsa Asplund.

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His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Attends L’Académie Nationale de Médecine Française Conference. (VIDEO)

On Monday, November 4, 2013, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco attended L’Académie Nationale de Médecine Française conference in Monaco.  During the event the sovereign prince received the Médaille Nationale de l’Académie for his “…dedication to biodiversity.”

His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Presides Over the 2013 Erasmusprijs.

WAKingOn November 6, 2013, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands accompanied by Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands presided over the 2013 Erasmusprijs held at the Koninklijk Paleis in Amsterdam.

During today’s ceremony His Majesty, as patron of the Stichting Praemium Erasmianum, presented this prestigious award to Mr. Jürgen Habermas.

Per the official website for the Stichting Praemium Erasmianum: 

“The theme of the Erasmus Prize this year is ‘the future of democracy’. For over 50 years, Jürgen Habermas has been one of the leading thinkers in the fields of sociology, philosophy and politics.  

Central in his thinking is democracy and the commitment of the citizens. He is sharp and critical in his political analysis, but at the same time optimistic about the future of a democratic Europe. He beliefs in the debate, in ratio as the source of politics and in the equality of man. With his humanistic views and commitment to the future of Europe he embodies the Erasmian values the Praemium Erasmianum Foundation holds so dear.

Jürgen Habermas is author of a vast body of work, in which he emphasizes the importance of dialogue, democracy and human dignity. Among his most important books are ‘Zur Strukturwandel der Oeffentlichkeit’(1962) and ‘Theorie des kommunikativen Handelns’ (1981). The present political and financial-economic crisis and the destiny of Europe are subject of his recent essay ‘Zur Verfassung Europas’ (2011).”

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TMs King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium Tour Brussels. (VIDEOS)

belgiumOn Wednesday, November 6, 2013, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium toured the city of Brussels as part of their “…Joyous Entry presenting themselves to the public in the different provincial capitals…” throughout Belgium.

Their Majesties first stop was a visit to the Parlement de la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale (Parliament of the Brussels-Capital Region) where they were warmly welcomed by various government officials including the president of the Parlement de la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, Ms. Françoise Dupuis.

Soon, Their Majesties arrived at the City Hall to attend a reception with the mayor of Brussels, Mr.Freddy Thielemans, and other local officials.  After signing the Livre d’Or and the exchanging of gifts King Philippe and Queen Mathilde participated in a working luncheon with government officials and several Belgian businessmen.

An hour and a half later Their Majesties appeared on the balcony at the City Hall to wave to the crowds.  Thereafter, the reigning couple completed a walkabout along the Grand-Place where they mingled with hundreds of happy locals and a few grumpy Flemish Nationalists.

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