Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark Visits Reykjavík, Iceland: Day Two.

QMIIOn Wednesday, November 13, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark continued her visit to Reykjavík, Iceland.

In the morning, Her Majesty accompanied by President Grimsson visited the Culture House: The National Center for Cultural Heritage where Her Majesty was presented with the book, Kaupmannahöfn sem Höfuðborg Íslands í 500 ár (Copenhagen: Capital of Iceland in 500 years).  Thereafter, the queen viewed the exhibition, Medieval Manuscripts: Eddas and Sagas.

In the afternoon, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II arrived at the University of Iceland where she attended a lecture entitled, Sagaer i Samtiden: Árni Magnússons Storslåede Arv, presented by Professor Annette Lassen from the University of Copenhagen.

Soon, Her Majesty arrived at the Kópavogur Art Museum-Gerðarsafn to view the exhibition, Íslenska Teiknibókin: 350 ára afmæli Árna Magnússonar (350 years of Árni Magnússon: The Artist’s Model Book).

In the evening, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II will attend gala event at the National Theatre of Iceland “…on the occasion of the 350th anniversary of Árni Magnússon…” according to the Danish royal court.

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The King and Queen of the Netherlands Tour the Island of St. Maarten. (VIDEOS)

KingWAOn November 13, 2013, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands began their first full day of engagements during their official visit to the beautiful island of St. Maarten. 

The day began with a welcoming ceremony at Clem Labega Square in Philipsburg where they were warmly greeted by hundreds of locals as well as by the governor of St. Maarten, Mr. Eugene Holiday.  After the inspection of the guards Their Majesties met with members of Parliament and the Council of Ministers.

In the afternoon, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima visited the Milton Peters College and the Raoul Illidge Sports Complex where they met with “…the winners of the King’s Games held in April throughout the kingdom to mark the start of Willem-Alexander’s reign…” according to the newspaper The Daily Herald.

Thereafter, Their Majesties returned to the capital of St. Maarten, Philipsburg, where they completed a walkabout through the historic city center.

In the evening, the reigning couple are scheduled to attend the:

“…Youth Showcase in Festival Village featuring performances by some 250 pupils of several dance schools and Charlotte Brookson Academy, under the artistic leadership of Clara Reyes and Arlene Halley of National Institute of Arts.”

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Attends a Reception at Buckingham Palace. (VIDEO)

On Wednesday, November 13, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh accompanied by His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales attended a reception at Buckingham Palace in London where she met with the  “…Walking With The Wounded trekkers…” participating in the upcoming Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge.

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His Imperial Highness Prince Mikasa Has Been Admitted to the Hospital.

450px-Prince_Mikasa_2012-1-2The Imperial Household Agency announced that His Imperial Highness Prince Mikasa has been admitted to a hospital in Tokyo on Tuesday evening after “…partially losing consciousness at his home…”

The Mainichi News reports that the prince was in a “…semiconscious state around 6:30 p.m, but was back to normal before his doctor made a house call later…” The doctors overseeing the prince reveal “…no abnormalities so far.”