Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan Visit the Tochigi Prefecture. (VIDEO)


On May 21, 2014, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan arrived in the Tochigi Prefecture to begin their two-day visit to the region.

According to Kyodo News, the visit is “…in line with their wish to observe the recovery of the environment once destroyed by mineral poisoning from the prefecture’s Ashio Copper Mine.”

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh Host a Garden Party. Plus, Other News.

QEII and DOE 2012On Wednesday, May 21, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh hosted the first garden party of the season at Buckingham Palace in London.

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Earlier in the day, Her Majesty held an audience with the Governor-General of the Solomon Islands, Sir Frank Utu Ofagioro Kabui, again, at Buckingham Palace.

His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh Visits the Margaret Pyke Centre.

DUKEOn Wednesday, May 21, 2014, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh visited the Margaret Pyke Centre in King’s Cross in central London. According to AFP News, the center “…provides basic and specialist sexual reproductive healthcare…”

During today’s visit the super awesome duke unveiled plaque, toured the facility and met with staff.

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News Regarding His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark.

FredOn Wednesday, May 21, 2014, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark arrived at Pier 198 at Langelinje in Copenhagen to visit the “…Norwegian frigate, KNM Helge Ingstad, in connection with the 200th anniversary of Norway’s constitution…” according to the Danish royal court.

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Thereafter, the future king of Denmark attended the opening of the exhibition, Under Fælles Flag, at the Orlogsmuseet in Copenhagen.

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Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway Attend the Opening of the 2014 Festspillene i Bergen. (VIDEOS)

haakonmettemaritOn Wednesday, May 21, 2014, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway attended the opening of the 2014 Festspillene i Bergen (Bergen International Festival) in Bergen, Norway.

According to the website, Visit Bergen, the festival was:

“…founded in 1953 and has focused on presenting prominent international and Norwegian artists in the fields of music, ballet, opera, theatre, dance and the performing arts. The Festival, which is the principal event of its kind in Norway, takes place every year over 15 days at the end of May and presents over 190 events.”

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His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Participates in the Star Team for Children Exhibition Football Match. (VIDEO)


On Tuesday, May 20, 2014, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco participated in the annual Star Team for Children and Formula 1 drivers football match at the Stade Louis II in Monaco.

According to the newspaper, Riviera Times, the Star Team for Children association “…aims to raise money for children by having international stars from various backgrounds face off on a football field in Monaco…”

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His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Witnesses a Signing Agreement.

fpaOn Tuesday, May 20, 2014, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco arrived at the Yacht Club de Monaco to witness the signing agreement between the Fragrance Du Bois, the Amber Lounge, and the Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco.

According to the official website for the FPA the collaboration between the three groups will:

“…contribute to the preservation of forest ecosystems. For each perfume sold, two trees will be planted by Fragrance Du Bois’ sustainable plantation partner, Asia Plantation Capital, on their plantations. This partnership with the Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco returned the initiative ‘Monaco is Committed Against Deforestation.’”

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His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Visits the Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt.

WAKingOn May 21, 2014, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands arrived at the Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt in Utrecht to witness the ceremonial minting of the special 2 Euro coin with a double portrait of His Majesty and Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands.

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His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium Visits the Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire (CERN).

belgianOn Wednesday, May 21, 2014, His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium visited the Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland.

According to the official website for CERN the research laboratory was established in 1952 with:

“…the mandate of establishing a world-class fundamental physics research organization in Europe. At that time, pure physics research concentrated on understanding the inside of the atom, hence the word ‘nuclear’.

Today, our understanding of matter goes much deeper than the nucleus, and CERN’s main area of research is particle physics – the study of the fundamental constituents of matter and the forces acting between them. Because of this, the laboratory operated by CERN is often referred to as the European Laboratory for Particle Physics.”

During today’s visit His Majesty met with various Belgian researchers working at CERN, and was informed about the results of experiments with the ‘Large Hadron Collider’ (LHC).

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Photo courtesy of the Belgian royal court