His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales Visits Befordshire. (VIDEOS)

POWOn December 3, 2013, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales carried out several engagements in Bedforshire.

The day began with a visit to the newly restored Higgins Bedford Museum.  Whilst there he met with “…local watercolor artists, schoolchildren, lacemakers and representatives of the High Street regeneration project…” according to Clarence House.

Thereafter, the prince arrived at St. Paul’s Church in Bedford to attend the Christmas Tree Festival.  During the visit the prince met with locals decorating various Christmas trees for the festival.

In the afternoon, The Prince of Wales arrived at the Wheatsheaf Public House to attend a Service of Dedication in Tempsford, Befordshire.  After the service the prince unveiled “…a memorial to honor and remember the women who flew out of RAF Tempsford to aid resistance movements in occupied Europe…”

The day ended with a visit to the Jordans Mill where the prince participated in a meeting with “…local business leaders.”

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Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco Opens the New Monte-Carlo Munchkins Club.

PalaisPrincierOn Tuesday, December 3, 2013, Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco attended the opening of the Monte-Carlo Munchkins Club (MCM) in Monaco.

According to the official website for MCM the club is:

“…a brand new children’s culture club, for the most formative years in your child’s early life. Our new, beautifully designed, state-of-the-art facilities, is a pace away from the Mediterranean coast, features different play and work areas that are equipped with child-sized tables and chairs, cushions and play stations for working on the floor. Sets of low shelves make toys, tools and materials easily accessible to all age groups.”

Photo courtesy of the Palais Princier

Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte of Denmark Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Benediktehjemmets.

PrincessbenedikteOn December 3, 2013, Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte of Denmark attended the 40th anniversary of the Aktivitetscenter Benediktehjemmets (Care and Recreation Benedict Home) in Asminderød, Fredensborg.   

During today’s event guests were entertained by the Fredensborg Byorkester (orchestra).

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Photo courtesy of Kongehuset

His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan Receives Credentials. (VIDEO)

On Tuesday, December 3, 2013, His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan received credentials from six newly appointed ambassadors to Jordan at Al-Hummar Palace in Amman.

Prior to receiving the credentials His Majesty watched as the Royal Jordanian Guard of Honor and the military band played the national anthem of Jordan in the courtyard at the palace according to Petra News.

News Regarding His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales. (VIDEO)

His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales is currently participating in the Walking With the Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge in sunny and warm Antarctica.

Anyway, this afternoon the awesome prince took the time out to “…call the Row 2 Recovery team to wish them luck on their 3,000 mile journey across the Atlantic Ocean in aid of Help for Heroes…” according to the British royal court.

Her Royal Highness Princess Tatiana of Greece Attends an Award Ceremony.

greecetatianaOn the evening of December 2, 2013, Her Royal Highness Princess Tatiana of Greece accompanied by her husband, His Royal Highness Prince Nikolaos of Greece arrived at the Palacio de Cibeles in Madrid to attend the 50th anniversary of the Premios Telva Moda (Telva Fashion Awards).   

Guests attending last evening gala awards included Spanish supermodel, Ms. Judith Masco, Brazilian supermodel, Ms. Isabeli Fontana, Italian model, Ms. Maria Carla Boscono, and Spanish television host, Ms. Nieves Álvarez to name a few.   

During the ceremony Princess Tatiana received the Premio a la Solidardidad for her “…charity work and projects in Greece…” according to the official website for the Premios Telva Moda.

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HM Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Attends a Symposium in Leiden.

MaximaOn December 3, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands arrived at the Volkshuis in Leiden to attend a symposium, organized by the  Stichting Ovaal, in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Autismecafé.   

According to RVD, Autismecafé “…offers parents of children with Autism, through themed parties, the opportunity to obtain information and help from experts and an opportunity to meet other parents who have children with Autism.”

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Photo courtesy of RVD/HKH

TIMs Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan Visit India. Day Four (VIDEOS)

On Tuesday, December 3, 2013, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan continued their six-day official visit to India.

This morning Their Imperial Majesties visited the India International Center (IIC) in New Delhi “…fifty-three years after the [imperial couple] laid the foundation of the IIC…” according to the newspaper, Asahi Shimbun.  During their visit the imperial couple met with various dignitaries and viewed a photo exhibition “…commemorating their 1960 visit…”  Their Imperial Majesties also visited a Japanese school in New Delhi where they met with staff and students. 

In the afternoon, Empress Michiko met with members of the International Board on Books for Young People while Emperor Akihito held a meeting with the Leader of Opposition in the 15th Lok Sabha, Ms. Sushma Swaraj.

In the evening, Their Imperial Majesties attended a gala reception held in their honor.