Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall Hosts a Reception a St. James’s Palace.

camillaOn Tuesday, January 21, 2014, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall hosted a reception and concert at St. James’s Palace in London.

This evening’s event was held in celebration of “…the 125th Anniversary of I CAN, a children’s charity with a mission to ensure that no child who struggles to communicate is left out or left behind…” according to Clarence House.

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TIHs Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko of Japan Preside Over a Ceremony in Tokyo. (VIDEO)

On January 20, 2014, Their Imperial Highnesses Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko of Japan arrived at the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa in Tokyo to preside over a send off/farewell/good luck ceremony for the Japanese athletes participating in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games.

I hope that made some sense.   🙂  Anyway, for more information about yesterday’s event please click here.

News Regarding His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco. (VIDEO)

PalaisPrincierdeMonacoOn January 21, 2014, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco honored members of the Sûreté Publique de Monaco (public safety hence law enforcement) during a ceremony at the Sûreté Publique headquarters.

Anyway, during the ceremony the sovereign prince gave a lovely speech thanking the men as well as women for their hard work and for basically being awesome.  Here is snippet of what the sovereign prince had to say (rough translation, sorry):

“…[the] statistics of the Directorate of Public Safety for the past year [have been] very positive.

These good results are undoubtedly the result of the daily commitment of the forces of the order on the ground. By its deterrent presence and interventions when necessary Monaco police brings to our country security to which aspire residents and people who come into our territory.

This effective work of the forces of the order is the result of close relations with the economic actors and the population itself.

The public safety of Monaco developed relationships of trust and listen with economic operators. Through constant exchanges, they were sensitized on the provisions to better protect themselves as well as the various forms of crime to which they might face…”

Photo courtesy of the Palais Princier

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal Visits the Isle of Man. (VIDEOS)

Princess Anne, Princess RoyalOn January 21, 2014, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal arrived on the Isle of Man for a one-day visit.

During today’s visit the princess opened the Ballavartyn Equestrian Centre in Santon, toured the headquarters of the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture in St. John’s, visited the St. German’s Cathedral in Peel, and made a private visit to the Jurby Prison.

Please click here and here to watch videos.

His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain Receives Credentials. (VIDEO)

On Tuesday, January 21, 2014, His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain was presented with credentials at Palacio de la Zarzuela from Ambassadors representing the countries of Jamaica, Nepal, Belarus, Trinidad and Tobago, Tanzania, Namibia, Rwanda, Iceland, Laos, Turkmenistan, Benin, Singapore, Togo, and Western Samoa (aka the Independent State of Samoa).

HM King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Opens Bovaghuis. (VIDEO)

dutchOn Tuesday, January 21, 2014, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands opened the newly renovated Bovaghuis in Bunnik.

According to RVD, Bovaghuis was:

“…built in the late 80s along the A12 highway in Bunnik.  After nearly 25 years, the building no longer met the requirements of the times and went through extensive renovation.”

Anyway, after the opening His Majesty was given a tour of the building and met with people who, well, attended the opening.   🙂

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Photo courtesy of RVD/HKH

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Attends the 82nd Edition of the Rallye Monte-Carlo Awards Ceremony. (VIDEO)

On January 19, 2014, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco attended the 82nd Edition of the Rallye de Monte-Carlo awards ceremony held in the Palais Princier courtyard.  During Sunday’s event the sovereign prince presented trophies to the top three winners of the race.

And, that’s it.   🙂

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

On Tuesday, January 21, 2014, His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales along with his teammates from the Walking with the Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge participated in the Welcome Home Press conference held at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in London.

If you are interested in reading more about today’s press conference please click here.