On the evening of April 23, 2014, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark accompanied by her husband, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, hosted a dinner at Frederik VIII’s Palace, Amalienborg, for “…leaders in sustainable fashion during the 2014 Copenhagen Fashion Summit…” according to the Danish royal court.
Per a press release via Clarence House:
“It is with deep sadness that we have to confirm that The Duchess of Cornwall’s brother, Mark Shand, has today passed away in New York. Mr. Shand died in hospital as a result of a serious head injury which he sustained during a fall last night. The Duchess, The Prince of Wales and all her family members are utterly devastated by this sudden and tragic loss.
Mark Shand was a man of extraordinary vitality, a tireless campaigner and conservationist whose incredible work through The Elephant Family and beyond remained his focus right up until his death.”
On April 23, 2014, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan arrived at the National Theatre of Japan to attend the 2014 Japan Prize awards ceremony.
According to the official website for the Japan Prize the award is presented “…annually to scientists and engineers from around the world who have made significant contributions to the advancement of science and technology, thereby furthering the cause of peace and prosperity of mankind.”
The winners of the 2014 Japan Prize went to Dr. Yasuharu Suematsu from the Tokyo Institute of Technology and Dr. C. David Allis from Rockefeller University.
Dr. Yasuharu Suematsu received the award for his “…pioneering research on semiconductor lasers for high-capacity long-distance optical fiber communication.” While Dr. C. David Allis received the award for his “…discovery of histone modifications as fundamental regulators of gene expression.”
On the morning of April 23, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium arrived at the Palais des Académies in Brussels to preside over the 2014 Prix InBev-Baillet Latour de la Santé (InBev-Baillet Latour Awards for Health and Clinical Research).
On Wednesday, April 23, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands arrived at the Erasmus Medisch Centrum in Rotterdam to attend the 1000th language course for Hago Care cleaners according to RVD.
During today’s event Her Majesty presented certificates to those who completed the course.
On April 23, 2014, Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge continued their never-ending visit to amazing Australia.
Today, the royal couple visited the city of Adelaide. Whilst there the duke and duchess visited the Northern Sound System youth music community center, visited the Playford Civic Center, unveiled a plaque at Prince George Plaza, and attended a “…reception co-hosted by the Governor of South Australia and the Acting Premier of South Australia…” according to Clarence House.
For detailed information about today’s activities in Adelaide please click the links below.