On the evening of April 8, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh hosted a gala state banquet at Windsor Castle in honor of the President of Ireland, Mr. Michael Higgins, and First Lady Sabina Higgins, state visit to the United Kingdom.
On the evening of April 8, 2014, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands accompanied by Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands, Her Royal Highness Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, and other members of the Dutch royal family attended the Koningsdagconcert at the Philharmonie in Haarlem.
According to RVD, this evening’s concert included a performance by the “…Holland Baroque Society and jazz trumpeter, Eric Vloeimans…”
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On April 8, 2014, His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan arrived in beautiful Vienna, Austria, for a one-day visit.
Upon his arrival at Hofburg Palace His Majesty was warmly greeted by the President of Austria, Mr. Heinz Fischer, and other government officials.
After the official welcoming ceremony and a brief photo-op for the international press His Majesty and President Fischer held a luncheon meeting where discussions focused on various issues including the Syrian crisis, the situation in the Middle East as well as ways of strengthen bilateral and economic ties between Jordan and Austria.
On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall arrived at the Irish Embassy in London to warmly welcome the President of Ireland, Mr. Michael Higgins, and First Lady Sabina Higgins, to the United Kingdom.
Soon, President Higgins and the First Lady accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall arrived at Windsor Castle where Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh were waiting for the President and the First Lady.
After the official welcoming ceremony, Her Majesty and the duke ushered President Higgins and the First Lady into Windsor Castle were gifts were exchanged.
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On the morning of April 8, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands arrived in Rotterdam to officially open the Campus Hoogvliet.
According to RVD, Campus Hoogbvliet contains:
“…three schools, a residential building for young people, a sports facility and an art studio. In addition to a large and varied educational VMBO to MBO Gymnasium, the Campus offers 94 residential studios for young people. Campus Hoogvliet also offers business facilities on campus and opportunities for the establishment of young entrepreneurs…”