His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Begins His Three-day Visit to Chile. (VIDEO)

On June 30, 2014, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco began his three-day visit to lovely Chile.

This morning the sovereign prince visited the Servicio Hidrográfico y Oceanográfico de la Armada (SHOA) in Valparaiso.

Tomorrow, Prince Albert II will arrive in Santiago to attend the launch of the 5th Edition of the Monaco Blue Initiative in collaboration with the government of Chile and co-hosted by the Universidad de Concepción.

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Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan Visits Darat Samir Shamma. (VIDEO)


On June 30, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan accompanied by her daughter, Her Royal Highness Princess Iman of Jordan, visited the Darat Samir Shamma nursing home in Amman.

According to Petra News, during today’s visit Her Majesty and the princess “…spent some time with the elderly and was assured on their conditions. [They also] checked on services and activities by a number of volunteers from the Jordan River Foundation…”

His Holiness Pope Francis Holds an Audience with Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain. (VIDEOS)

On the morning of Monday, June 30, 2014, His Holiness Pope Francis held a private audience inside the papal library at the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican with Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain.

According to the Vatican News Agency, during today’s 40-minute meeting discussions focused on, “…social issues, including unemployment, the situation of young people in Spain, and the importance of promoting dialogue and collaboration between the Church and the State for the good of all Spanish society…”

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His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Attends the 10th Nederlandse Veteranendag

TheKingWAOn June 28, 2014, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands accompanied by the Dutch Prime Minister, Mr. Mark Rutte, attended the 10th Nederlandse Veteranendag (Veterans Day) in Den Haag.

According to RVD, Veteranendag was established by the:

“…government and is organized by the Comité Nederlandse Veteranendag with the support of the Ministerie van Defensie. It is a tribute to the more than 100,000 Dutch veterans – from World War II to the mission in Mali – who have worked in the service of peace.”

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Photo courtesy of RVD/HKH