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.
On 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.
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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On 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).
On 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.
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.