His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan Visits Brussels, Belgium.

On Wednesday, December 4, 2013, His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan arrived in Brussels, Belgium for a visit.

Today, His Majesty attended a luncheon meeting at the Palais de Bruxelles with His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium.  During the luncheon the two kings discussed the latest developments in the Middle East, the Syrian crisis and ways to strengthen bilateral ties between Jordan and Belgium.

His Majesty King Abdullah II also visited the headquarters of the European Council.  Whilst there His Majesty held a meeting with the President of the European Council, Mr. Herman van Rompuy, and with the President of the European Commission, Mr. José Barroso.

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Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall Hosts a Reception.

camillaOn December 4, 2013, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall hosted a reception at Clarence House to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the National Literacy Trust.

According to the Associated Press during the reception the lovely duchess announced the winners of a National Literacy Trust campaign, Literacy Heroes.

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His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales Celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Disasters Emergency Committee. (VIDEO)

On December 4, 2013, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales attended a reception held at Lancaster House in London to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Disasters Emergency Committee.

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His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge Visits the Coach Core Apprentice Training Session. (VIDEO)

On December 4, 2013, His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge arrived at the Westway Sports Centre in north Kensington, London, to participate in the Coach Core apprentice training session.

For more information about today’s event as well as to view photos please click the links below.

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His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands in Delft.

WAKingOn December 4, 2013, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands arrived at the Biotech Campus in Delft to inaugurate the new headquarters of the Applikon Biotechnology company.

According to RVD, the company “…specializes in developing and assembling innovative bioreactor systems. These systems are used for research and development and production of vaccines and drugs.”

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News Regarding Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco. (VIDEO)

On the morning of December 4, 2013, Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco officially opened the new Starbucks Monaco located on 1 Promenade Honoré 2 in the Condamine quarter.  After the opening the lovely princess was offered a nice warm slice of Carrot cake and a cup of coffee. 

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Yesterday evening, Princess Charlene accompanied by her brother, Mr. Gareth Wittstock, attended the Soweto Gospel Choir concert held at the Grimaldi Forum.

According to the official website for the Grimaldi Forum the Soweto Gospel Choir:

“…whose patron is Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu, has met with tremendous success and won many international awards, including two prestigious Grammy Awards in the USA (2007 and 2008) for its albums Blessed and African Spirit.”

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Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan Holds an Audience. (VIDEO)

On December 4, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan met with representatives from the Ma’an Charitable Society for Women at Al-Hummar Palace in Amman.

According to Petra News, discussions focused on “…the society’s work in Ma’an governorate, which aims to empower women politically, economically, culturally, and socially.”

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Prince Albert II of Monaco Attends the Opening of Cartier: Le Style et l’Histoire. (VIDEOS)

sas-le-prince-albertOn Monday, December 2, 2013, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco arrived at the Salon d’Honneur at the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais in Paris, France to attend the private opening of the exhibition, Cartier: Le Style et l’Histoire, organized by the Réunion des Musées Nationaux-Grand Palais with the support of Vranken-Pommery Monopole.

Guests attending the private gala opening included well-known French historian, journalist, and close friend of Prince Albert II of Monaco, Mr Stéphane Bern, British actress, Ms. Kristin Scott-Thomas, and Italian actress, Ms. Monica Bellucci, to name a few.

According to a press release Cartier: Le Style et l’Histoire:

“…has been designed as an art history exhibition. As works of art in their own right, the jeweler’s creations are shown in the context of changing usages and styles. The history of the house of Cartier from its foundation in 1847 until the 1970s is an opportunity to open the door to a laboratory of forms and enter into the workings of a sophisticated company which creates jewelry and accessories for their intrinsic beauty as well as for their social function.

Six hundred pieces of jewelry, objects, watches and clocks are teamed up with dresses, coats and accessories, furniture, paintings, advertising photographs, engravings and fashion magazines to give visitors an idea of the art and taste of the time. The exhibition aims to put Cartier’s stylistic choices into perspective. 

Over 200 preparatory drawings, numerous archival documents (stock registers, book of ideas, drawings relating to the shop in the rue de la Paix, photographs, plaster casts…) take visitors behind the scenes.

Cartier: Le Style et l’Histoire will be open to the public on December 4, 2013 – February 16, 2014.  For more information about the exhibition please click here.

To view photos from the opening please click the links below.

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His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan Meets with the Vice President of the United States of America. (VIDEO)

On the afternoon of December 3, 2013, His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan held an audience with the Vice President of the United States, Mr. Joe Biden, at Tōgū Palace in Tokyo.  Also, attending the brief meeting was newly appointed United States Ambassador to Japan, Ms. Caroline Kennedy. 

According to the United States Department of State, Vice President Biden is currently on an eight-day visit to:

“…Japan, China and the Republic of Korea. The trip will underscore the administration’s strong commitment to the rebalance, and to our enduring role as a Pacific power. It is an opportunity to give lift to our treaty alliances and to advance our very important relationship with China.”

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