Another Operation for His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain.

juanOn Monday, November 4, 2013, the Spanish royal court announced that His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain will have another operation on November 21, 2013, at Hospital Quirón in Madrid.

According to the Spanish news agency, EFE, His Majesty will:

“…undergo the second surgical procedure needed to implant a permanent prosthesis in his left hip.  Dr. Miguel Cabanela, who removed the monarch’s infected left hip prosthesis on Sept. 24, will perform the operation…”

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His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Swears in the New Governor of Curaçao.

WAOn Monday, November 4, 2013, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands swore in Ms. Lucille Andrea George-Wout as the new governor of Curaçao at Paleis Nooreinde in Den Haag.

According to the newspaper, Curaçao Chronicle, Ms. George-Wout is:

“…the first female governor of the island and was the first female president of the Parliament of the Netherlands Antilles. She is characterized as the ‘Iron Woman’ of Curaçao for her strong character and no-nonsense attitude.”

Photo courtesy of RVD/HKH

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His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan Opens the First Ordinary Session of the 17th Parliament. (VIDEO)

On Sunday, November 3, 2013, His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan participated in the “…opening of the First Ordinary Session of the 17th Parliament…” in Amman according to Petra News. 

During today’s opening His Majesty gave a speech, and according the Associated Press, he:

“…told parliament’s opening session that he will press ahead with plans to amend election laws the opposition says favor pro-palace candidates and overhaul a public sector widely seen as rife with corruption and nepotism.

The king called the reforms a ‘white revolution’ – a term royal aides say signifies a peaceful change rather than one of turmoil like those brought by the Arab Spring, which saw four regional leaders deposed in uprisings.”

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His Imperial Majesty Emperor Akihito of Japan Presents Medals. (VIDEO)

On Sunday, November 3, 2013, His Imperial Majesty Emperor Akihito of Japan participated in the Order of Culture medal ceremony held at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.

During the ceremony the 79-year-old emperor presented the prestigious medal to five recipients.  They are: Mr. Tasuku Honjo, Mr. Seikaku Takagi, Mr. Shunichi Iwasaki, Mr. Susumu Nakanishi, and Mr. Ken Takakura.

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An Interview With Her Serene Highness Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg. (VIDEOS)

Here is a brief interview with Her Serene Highness Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg.

And, finally a video of the princess during her and beloved champion horse, Digby, farewell performance together last August during the 2013 European Championships Dressage in Herning, Denmark.

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Remembering His Royal Highness Prince Johan Friso of the Netherlands. (VIDEO)

FrisoOn Saturday, November 2, 2013, a private service of remembrance was held at the Oude Kerk in Delft for His Royal Highness the late Prince Johan Friso of the Netherlands.

The late prince passed away on August 12, 2013, due to complications related to the hypoxic brain injury which he suffered as the result of his skiing accident in Lech, Austria on February 17, 2012. Prince Johan Friso left behind his wife, Her Royal Highness Princess Mabel of Oranje-Nassau, and their two daughters, Countess Emma Luana and Countess Joanna Zaria.

Family and close friends of the late prince attended this afternoon’s service including The Most Reverend Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Desmond Tutu, and his wife, Nomalizo Leah Shenxane, former United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, and his wife, Nane Lagergren, Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, legendary singer and activist, Bono, and his wife, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, and Her Highness Princess Martha Louise and her husband, Mr. Ari Behn, to name a few.

Click here and here to watch videos from NOS.

Photo courtesy of RVD/HKH

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TIHs Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako of Japan Visit a Shelter in the Iwate Prefecture. (VIDEOS)

On Saturday, November 2, 2013, Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako of Japan arrived in Kamaishi City in the Iwate Prefecture in northeastern Japan to visit a temporary housing shelter for those who were displaced after the March 11, 2011, 9.0 earthquake off the Tōhoku coast and the devastating tsunami that followed.

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His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales Tours Dorset. (VIDEO)

PoWbwOn November 1, 2013, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales arrived in Dorset for a one-day tour.

The day began with a visit to the Dorset History Centre in Dorchester where the prince met with “…volunteers and staff who work preserving documents for Dorset…” according to the newspaper, Dorset Echo.

Soon, The Prince of Wales arrived at the Jubilee Hall in the Queen Mother Square in Poundbury attend the “…20th Anniversary Reception for people who were involved in the Poundbury Project 20 years ago…” according to Clarence House.

For more information about today’s events as well as to watch videos and view photos please click the links below.

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His Royal Highness Prince Henrik of Denmark Opens an Exhibition in Copenhagen.

Prince Henrik of DenmarkOn Thursday, October 31, 2013, His Royal Highness Prince Henrik of Denmark participated in the opening of Akademiet Bocuse d’Or Danmark’s exhibition, Fransk Affære, in Copenhagen.

According to the Danish royal court Fransk Affære, “…presents a number of French companies in Denmark selling and displaying French products and goods.”

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Photo courtesy of Kongehuset

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Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands Opens a New Building on the Island of Ameland.

beatrixOn November 1, 2013, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands arrived in the town of Nes on the island of Ameland to open the new Burgemeester Walda Scholengemeenschap (school) building.

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Photo courtesy of RVD/HKH

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