Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Hanover Visits the Ecole des Cigales. (VIDEO)

On Monday, January 13, 2014, Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Hanover arrived in Beausoleil, France, to visit the Ecole des Cigales.  During her visit the princess, as president of the Fondation Princesse Grace, presented the students with a bunch of cool new iPads.

And, that’s it.   🙂

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Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal Visits the Saltaire Brewery. (VIDEO)

AnneOn Tuesday, January 14, 2014, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visited the Saltaire Brewery in Shipley, West Yorkshire where she “…unveiled a celebration brew made in her honor and unveiled an commemorative plaque…” according to ITV News. 

For more information about yesterday’s event as well as to watch a video please click the links below.

VIDEO w/Photos  and Article

News Regarding Their Royal Highnesses Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg.

LuxembourgOn Wednesday, January 15, 2014, Their Royal Highnesses Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie of Luxembourg held audiences on the occasion of the New Year at the Palais Grand-Ducal.

In the evening, the grand-ducal family attended the première performance of West Side Story at the Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg.

Please click here to view photos.  And, please click here for more information about today’s events from Luxarazzi.

Photo courtesy of Zimbio

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden Attends the 2014 Tobiaspriset.

CPVictoriaOn the evening of Wednesday, January 15, 2014, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden arrived at the Kungliga Vetenskapsakademien KVA (Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences) to attend the 2014 Tobiaspriset.

According to the official website for the KVA, the winner of this year’s prize went to Professor Sten Eirik Waelgaard Jacobsen for his:

“…groundbreaking scientific contributions to the field of haematopoiesis, particularly with respect to identifying factors that regulate the maturation process of haematopoietic stem cells, factors of great importance for successfully transplanting stem cells…”

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Photo courtesy of Kungahuset

News Regarding Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan. (VIDEOS)

On Wednesday, January 15, 2014, His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan held an audience with the Head of the Russian Federal Agency for Atomic Energy, Mr. Sergei Kiriyenko, and his delegation in Amman.

Meanwhile, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan along with professors and students from the University of Jordan celebrated Arbor Day.  During today’s celebration Her Majesty and others planted several trees that “…were damaged during the recent snowstorm [in Jordan]…” 

According to Petra News, Her Majesty also:

“…spoke with students partaking in an art exhibition that displayed artwork made out of wood collected from cypress and pine trees which were damaged and broken during the snowstorm. The exhibition was organized by the university in cooperation with the Faculty of Art and Design along with other related faculties as part of an initiative entitled ‘Al Saru Tribute’.”

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark Inaugurates the Royal Copenhagen’s New Head Office in Glostrup.

MaryOn January 15, 2014, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark inaugurated the Royal Copenhagen’s new head office and grant-giving ceremony in Glostrup.

After the opening, according to the official website for Royal Copenhagen, the future queen of Denmark was:

“…given a tour of Royal Copenhagen’s new skills centre, which includes a modeling room and painting studio, where the exclusive Flora Danica dinnerware series will continue to be hand-painted according to a tradition that can be traced right back to the founding of the Royal Porcelain Factory.”

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Photo courtesy of Kongehuset

His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium Attends the 92nd European Motor Show for Cars and Motorcycles. (VIDEO)

BelgiumOn Wednesday, January 15, 2014, His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium arrived at the Brussels Expo at the Heysel to attend the inauguration of the 92nd European Motor Show for Cars and Motorcycles organized by the FEBIAC.

Click here to watch a video news report.

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Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Host the 2014 Nieuwjaarsontvangst.

dutchOn January 15, 2014, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands accompanied by Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands, and Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven hosted the 2014 Nieuwjaarsontvangst (New Year’s reception) held at the Koninklijk Paleis in Amsterdam.

Today’s reception was held for members of international organizations and foreign diplomats according to RVD.

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Photo courtesy of RVD/HKH

Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan Participate in the Ceremony of the Utakai Hajime. (VIDEOS)

On Wednesday, January 15, 2014, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan accompanied by His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan, Their Imperial Highnesses Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko of Japan as well as other members of the Imperial family participated the annual Ceremony of the Utakai Hajime (Imperial New Year’s Poetry Reading) held at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.

According to the IHA, this year’s theme: Sei (Quiet).

A  Waka poem by His Imperial Majesty Emperor Akihito:

Spreading beyond

The memorial monument

I see before me

The sea of Minamata

So blue, so calm, and so still.

Ireihi no

Saki ni hirogaru

Minamata no

Umi aokushite

Shizuka narikeri

A Waka poem by Her Imperial Majesty Empress Michiko::

I now leave to serve

The deity soon to be moved

To a newly built shrine”

So saying with eyes serene

Our daughter left for Ise.

Miutsuri no

Chikaki miyai ni

Tsukauruto

Hitomi shizukani

Ko wa iite tatsu

A Waka poem by His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito:

The graceful sound of singing is heard in the stillness of the Sanctuary during the Niiname-sai.

A Waka poem by Her Imperial Highness Crown Princess Masako:

As though it enwraps even the sorrow, the sea off Kamaishi lies in tranquility.

Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan Visits the QRTA. (VIDEO)

On Tuesday, January 14, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan visited the Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA) in Amman.  The academy“…advances education in Jordan and throughout the Middle East by providing teachers access to training, professional support, and the latest research on educational methods and policies.”

According to Petra News, Her Majesty “…attended part of a session on ‘performance evaluation’ which mostly included teachers from public schools and a few educators from private schools…”