On January 23, 2014, His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan gave a lecture at the Gakushuin Women’s College in Shinjuku, Tokyo. During his hour and a half lecture the future emperor spoke about “…Heian Era and powerful Saionji aristocratic family…” or something like that. Sorry. 😦
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On Thursday, January 23, 2014, Their Majesties King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway visited Lærdalsøyri in Sogn og Fjordane county. Last Saturday, a fire broke out in the village “…damaging more than 30 historic wooden buildings and 16 homes…” according to the BBC and Sky News.
During their visit Their Majesties met with rescue workers, residents and toured the fire damaged area.
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Photo courtesy of Kongehuset
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh’s fourth great-grandchild has been named. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Tindall have named their first child, Mia Grace.
On Thursday, January 23, 2014, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium attended the Belgian Power Breakfast, hosted by the Prime Minister of Belgium, Mr. Elio di Rupo, during the 44th Edition of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Upon their arrival at the Palazzo del Quirinale in the Eternal City (hence Rome) Their Majesties were warmly welcomed by the President of Italy, Mr. Giorgio Napolitano. Soon, President Napolitano ushered Their Majesties into the Palazzo del Quirinale where they posed for the press.
Thereafter, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima attended a luncheon meeting with the Prime Minster of Italy, Mr. Enrico Letta. The day ended with another meeting with the President of the Italian Senate, Mr. Pietro Grasso.
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On Thursday, January 23, 2014, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visited King’s College Hospital (KCH) in London.
According to the official website for KCH, the royal couple:
“…met with families whose babies are being cared for on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), before moving on to visit Marjory Warren Ward, which was recently modernised and redesigned to help people with dementia.
The Prince of Wales then joined a wide-ranging discussion around volunteering, showcasing the Prince’s recently launched initiative and King’s own successful volunteering scheme, which recently recruited its 1,000th volunteer.
Separately, the Duchess of Cornwall visited The Havens, a sexual assault referral centre…”