On Friday, November 8, 2013, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall continued their nine-day official visit to India.
This morning the royal couple visited the Katha School in Govindpuri in Delhi. According to Clarence House the school “…is supported by The Prince’s charity, The British Asian Trust.”
In the afternoon, The Prince of Wales attended a private luncheon with the 14th Vice President of India, Mr. Mohammad Hamid Ansari. Meanwhile, the duchess visited the Self Employed Women’s Association. Thereafter, the royal couple toured the famous Delhi Akshardham Hindu Temple in east Delhi.
In the evening, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended a reception at “…the British High Commissioner’s Residence to celebrate the British-India bilateral relationship before visiting the President of India…” according to Clarence House.
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On November 8, 2013, Their Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden continued their official two-day visit to England.
This morning the royal couple arrived at the Senate House at King’s College at the University of Cambridge to meet with Swedish students studying at the famous school. The royal couple also toured Seven Acres Skanska housing development in Cambridge.
On the evening of November 8, 2013, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands arrived in Moscow, Russia for a brief visit at the invitation of the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin.
The purpose of the visit, according to RVD, is to celebrate the closing of the Nederland-Rusland Jaar (Netherlands-Russia Year) “…a year in which the Netherlands and Russia emphasize their long bilateral relations [through] a variety of economic, cultural and societal activities…”
Anyway, after landing at the airport Their Majesties arrived at the Kremlin where they met with President Putin and held a mini photo-op. Tomorrow the reigning couple will attend a concert, performed by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, at the Moscow P. I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory.
On November 8, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh arrived at Queen Elizabeth House in London to open the new headquarters of the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Families Association (SSAFA), a charity which supports members — active and non-active — of the British Armed Forces and their families.
During today’s opening, according to the official website for SSAFA, Her Majesty and the duke were:
“…told of the current work of the charity before attending a reception where guests included beneficiaries, volunteers and staff from across SSAFA’s range of services.
The Queen unveiled a plaque to mark the opening and was presented with a badge to mark the 60 years of Her Majesty’s support as Patron.”
On the morning of Friday, November 8, 2013, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium accompanied by the Belgian Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Didier Reynders, arrived in Den Haag, Netherlands, for a one-day official visit.
Upon their arrival at Paleis Noordeinde the reigning couple were warmly welcomed by Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands.
After a brief photo-op for the press King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima accompanied by Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands hosted a gala luncheon in honor of the king and queen of the Belgians visit to the Netherlands.
Once lovely luncheon had concluded Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde arrived at the Staten-Generaal der Nederlanden (States-General of the Netherlands) where they held various meetings with Dutch government officials including the President of the Senate, Ms. Ankie Broekers-Knol, and the President of the House of Representatives, Ms. Anouchka van Miltenburg.
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