Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall Tours the HMS Illustrious. (VIDEO)

camillaOn Wednesday, February 26, 2014, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall visited the HMS Illustrious at H.M. Naval Base in Portsmouth.

As Commodore-in-Chief of Royal Naval Medical Services, during today’s visit the lovely duchess met with the ship’s crew and viewed “…view[ed] a demonstration by the Ship’s medical team…” according to Clarence House.

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His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan Welcomes the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi to Tokyo. Plus, Other News.

japanOn February 25, 2014, His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan arrived at Haneda Airport to officially welcomed His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi to Tokyo, Japan.

This afternoon, His Imperial Majesty Emperor Akihito of Japan held an audience with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed at the Imperial Palace.  Thereafter, the emperor hosted a luncheon in honor of the crown prince’s visit to Tokyo.

Photo courtesy of the IHA

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His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales Visits the HMS Dragon Warship. (VIDEO)

On February 26, 2014, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales visited the HMS Dragon warship at sea.

According to Clarence House, the prince was given a “…tour the ship, including the Operations Room and the Ward Room.  [He also attended] a reception with members of the ship’s crew…”

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News Regarding HRH Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Mr. Christopher O’Neill. (VIDEO)

140226fotoCONeillPer the Swedish royal court regarding the name Her Royal Highness Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Mr. Christopher O’Neill’s newborn daughter, Her Royal Highness Princess Leonore Lilian Maria, Duchess of Gotland: 

“On Wednesday, February 26, a cabinet meeting was held at the Royal Palace to mark the birth of Princess Madeleine’s child.

At the cabinet meeting, The King informed the Government that the Princess will be named Leonore Lilian Maria, with the given name Leonore.  The Princess was assigned Duchess of Gotland.”

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TRHs The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall Visit the Mary Rose Museum. (VIDEOS)

On Wednesday, February 26, 2014, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visited the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth.

During their visit the prince and the duchess met with “…trustees, major donors, staff and volunteers.  [They also were given] a tour of the museum, including the Stavros Niarchos Learning Suite…” according to the official website for the Mary Rose Museum.

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His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Gives a Speech During the 2014 World Ocean Summit. (VIDEOS)

PA2011On the afternoon of February 25, 2014, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco attended the 2014 World Ocean Summit held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Half Moon Bay, California.

During today’s gathering the sovereign prince gave a lecture as well as participated in the panel discussion entitled, Sustainable Strategies for the Ocean:

“Detailing sustainable strategies for the ocean is a complex task. A multitude of public and private actors are involved, and there are considerable threats and externalities that are not wholly understood. It remains unclear how the flow of existing and new economic activity might deplete (or potentially add to) the stock of natural capital, and whether new uses will conflict or align with existing ones as the ocean increasingly teems with activity. The impetus to sustainable growth must address a complex set of aims including equity, preserving natural capital, building strong communities and habitats, and staying low carbon or carbon-neutral. As you can’t manage what you can’t measure, progress toward each of these aims must be quantifiable. Minimising environmental impact is no longer sufficient: a new mindset must somehow realign the diverse interests of business, government, society and the environment.

The private sector can play a leading role in this change. As resources become more constrained and ecosystems more fragile, companies have much to gain from developing sustainable business models. Without these models, they face enormous risks to competitive advantage, supply chains, access to markets and finance, and to their reputation.

The task is not for the private sector alone. All of the ocean’s stakeholders must work in concert. But what does this mean, exactly? What would a set of key progress indicators for blue growth look like, and how would they help stakeholders rethink what they do or how they do it?”

 

 

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News Regarding Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan. (VIDEO)

On February 25, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan attended the launch of the “…new partnership between the Queen Rania Teacher Academy, the Jordan Ministry of Education, and the United States Agency for International Development…” in Amman according to Petra News.

The Queen Rania Teacher Training Academy was recently awarded a:

“…$3.2 million grant from the United States Agency for International Development to implement a program called, Cultivating Inclusive and Supportive Learning Environments, in Jordanian schools…”

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His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco in San Francisco, California. (VIDEO)

On the afternoon of February 24, 2014, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco arrived at the International Mark Hopkins Hotel in lovely San Francisco, California, to give a lecture to members of the Commonwealth Club of California.

As I mentioned earlier this month the purpose of the sovereign prince’s lecture was to discuss “…the State of the Oceans in a Modern World…” and his life-long dedication to the environment.

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Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Meet with Dutch Medalists at Paleis Noordeinde. (VIDEO)

dutchOn Tuesday, February 25, 2014, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands met with Dutch medalists at Paleis Noordeinde who recently participated in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games.

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News Regarding TMs King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium. (VIDEOS)

belgiumOn February 25, 2014, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium visited the Flemish media corporation, MEDIALAAN in Vilvoorde.  This year the media giant is celebrating their 25th anniversary.

During today’s visit Their Majesties met with staff, toured the VTM KZOOM studios as well as the newsroom, unveiled a plaque, and much more.

Later in the afternoon, His Majesty held an audience with the President of Haiti, Mr. Michel Martelly.

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His Royal Highness Prince Laurent of Belgium Attends the 55th Edition of BATIBOUW. (VIDEOS)

prins_laurent_van_belgic3ab3On the morning of February 25, 2014, His Royal Highness Prince Laurent of Belgium arrived at the Brussels Expo to attend the 55th Edition of BATIBOUW.

The BATIBOUW is an “…annual building, renovation and decoration exhibition and fair…”

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Her Royal Highness Princess Letizia of Asturias Tours the I.E.S. Universidad Laboral de Albacete and Fábrica de Cuchillos ARCOS. (VIDEO)

On Tuesday, February 25, 2014, Her Royal Highness Princess Letizia of Asturias visited the I.E.S. Universidad Laboral de Albacete and Fábrica de Cuchillos ARCOS in Albacete.

Established in 1745, Fábrica de Cuchillos ARCOS is:

“…the first Spanish kitchen cutlery-making company with international scope and one of the oldest knife & cutlery manufacturers in the world. The National Archaeological Museum in Madrid has in its collection some of the pieces ‘Arcos-Albazete’, made by Juan de Arcos in 1745 and 1746.

In the year 1875, Gregorio Arcos Aroca, turned the small hand-crafted workshop where he made knives, scissors and daggers into a factory of machinery for the industrial mass production of knives. One century later, Gregorio Arcos Villanueva started the international expansion of the company. This family business is proud of its remarkable recognition and development…”

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