His Imperial Highness Prince Akishino of Japan Holds a Press Conference on the Occasion of His 48th Birthday. (VIDEOS)

On November 29, 2013, His Imperial Highness Prince Akishino of Japan accompanied by his wife, Princess Kiko, held a press conference ahead of his 48th birthday.

During the press conference the second son of Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan spoke about his life, wishes for his children, and his parents.

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh Visit the Windsor Guildhall.

QEII and DOE 2012On November 29, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh arrived at the Windsor Guildhall to attend the “…dedication of the pair of stained glass windows, commissioned by the Royal Albert Institute Trust, to commemorate Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee…” according to the British royal court.

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News Regarding HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden. (VIDEO)

Crown Princess Victoria of SwedenOn Friday, November 29, 2013, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden attended the inauguration of the Varberg Energi heating plant in Varberg.  During the visit the crown princess was informed about the company’s “…commitment to sustainable district heating through renewable energy…” according to the Swedish royal court.

After the inauguration, Crown Princess Victoria attended a luncheon hosted by the Governor of the province of Halland, Mr. Lars-Erik Lövdén, and other local officials.

In the afternoon, the crown princess visited the Campus Varberg and the Alexandersoninstitutet.

And, that’s it.   🙂

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His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Receives Three Special Biographies. (VIDEOS)

TheKingWAOn November 29, 2013, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands received three special biographies, published in celebration of the bicentenary year of the Koninkrijk der Nederlanden (Kingdom of the Netherlands), at the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam.

The three biographies concerns his ancestors: Willem I, Willem II, and William III.  The books were written by three Dutch historians: Mr. Jeroen Koch (Koning Willem I: 1772-1843), Mr. Jeroen van Zanten (Koning Willem II: 1792-1849), and Mr. Dik van der Meulen (Koning Willem III: 1817-1890).

According to RVD, the authors received special permission from the former Her Majesty Queen Beatrix to have unlimited access to the Koninklijk Huisarchief (Royal Archives) to help them in their research of the three kings.

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His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge Visits a Charity in Birmingham. (VIDEO)

On Friday, November 29, His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge visited the St. Basil’s, a homeless charity and shelter, in Birmingham to “…endorse the End Youth Homelessness alliance.”  

According to Kensington Palace the St. Basil’s charity is an “…affiliate of  the homeless charity Centrepoint.  [St. Basil’s] offers a safe, supported environment, accommodation and access to training and education…”

Thereafter, the duke visited the new £189 million Library of Birmingham one of the largest public libraries in the United Kingdom.  Whilst there the duke met with staff, volunteers and youth who came out to see their future king.

The Duke of Cambridge concluded his visit to Birmingham with tour of the South and City College Birmingham.

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