On Thursday, November 14, 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 were in Kochi, India “…where they visited the Mattancherry Palace Museum and a Jewish Synagogue…” according to Clarence House.
Later in the afternoon the royal couple arrived in Sri Lanka where The Prince of Wales will attend the 2013 Commonwealth Heads of State Government Meeting on November 15, 2013.
After touching down at the airport the royal couple were warmly welcomed by various government officials. Soon, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall “…attended a reception at the British High Commissioner’s Residence, Westminster House in Colombo…”
Thereafter, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visited an organic farmers market and attended a garden party at the British High Commission where the prince celebrated his 65th birthday.
On November 14, 2013, Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid of Belgium arrived in Diepenbeek in the province of Limburg to visit the Rehabilitation Research Center (REVAL) of the Universiteit Hasselt. The research center recently received a grant worth 20,000 Euros from the Fondation Roi Baudouin.
On November 14, 2013, Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan accompanied by their children visited the tomb of His Majesty the late King Hussein bin Talal on the “…occasion of the anniversary of his birthday.”
On November 14, 2013, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands arrived at the Koninklijk Concertgebouw in Amsterdam to attend the 20th Anatomy Lesson organized by the Academisch Medisch Centrum and the Volkskrant in collaboration with the Universiteit van Amsterdam.
On Thursday, November 14, 2013, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands arrived on the island of Saba for a one-day visit.
This morning Their Majesties attended a reception at the Juancho E. Yrausquin International Airport where they met with local officials and students from “…the Sacred Heart and Saba Comprehensive School…” according to Saba News.
Soon, Their Majesties visited the Spring Bay Heritage Trail where they unveiled a “…new information board at the start of the trail…” An hour and a half later the reigning couple arrived at the Organoponics Farm where they were given a tour and tasted organic produce grown on the farm.
Thereafter, Their Majesties watched a cultural presentation at Princess Juliana Sports Field, attended a reception and luncheon held in their honor with local government officials, and visited the EU Under the Hill Social Housing Project where they met with residents as well as toured several homes.