On Monday, May 26, 2014, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands began their two-day visit to Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany.
According to RVD, the purpose of the royal visit is to “…promote mutual trade relations and cooperation in areas such as renewable energy, the creative industries, innovation, employment and education.”
The day began with a visit to the EWE Research Institute for Sustainable Energy at the University of Oldenburg where Their Majesties attended the opening of the Energy Seminar.
Thereafter, Their Majesties visited the Mariko company in Leer, and visited the Climate Center Emsland for Sustainable Mobility in Werlte, Germany.
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On Thursday, May 22, 2014, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco attended the Peace One Day Monaco Gala — which aims to raise awareness of the Peace One Day campaign in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Great Lakes Region of Africa for Peace Day on September 21 — held at the Salle des Étoiles in Monte-Carlo.
The sovereign prince is patron of the Peace One Day campaign.
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On Sunday, May 25, 2014, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco, wearing a “…white cotton dress with [a] red silk racing stripe…” designed by Mr. Albert Kriemler for the house of Akris, attended the 72nd Edition of the Grand Prix de Monaco in Monte-Carlo, Monaco.
In the evening the lovely princely couple attended the F1 Grand Prix de Monaco gala dinner held inside the Salle des Étoiles at the Sporting de Monte Carlo.
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On the evening of May 23, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II and His Royal Highness Prince Henrik of Denmark accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark, Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte of Denmark, and Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway arrived at the Operaen in Copenhagen to attend a gala performance entitled, To Lande: Én Historie
, in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Norwegian Constitution.
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On Monday, May 26, 2014, His Imperial Majesty Emperor Akihito of Japan held an audience at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo with the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Ms. Sheikh Hasina.
Meanwhile, Her Imperial Highness Princess Mako of Japan accompanied by the Prime Minister of Japan, Mr. Shinzo Abe, attended a “…ceremony to place the ashes of those who perished during World War II at the national cemetery for the war dead in Tokyo…” according to AFP News.
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