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…”

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His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Attends the Premiere of Er reed een trein naar Sobibor.

dutchOn Monday, June 30, 2014, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands arrived at the Westerkerk in Amsterdam to attend the premiere of the concert tour, Er reed een trein naar Sobibor.

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His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Attends the 4th Anniversary of the Club des Résidents Étrangers de Monaco. (VIDEO)


Recently, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco attended the Club des Résidents Étrangers de Monaco (CREM) 4th anniversary celebrations held at the Roseraie Princesse Grace in Fontvieille, Monaco.

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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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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh Attend a Ceremony at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. (VIDEO)

On Saturday, June 28, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh arrived at the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London to attend the “…ceremonial Drumhead Service of Remembrance for those who volunteered to serve in the First World War…” according to AFP News. The ceremony is being held on the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.

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Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan Continue Their Visit to the Okinawa Prefecture. (VIDEOS)

On Friday, June 27, 2014, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan continued their visit to Okinawa Prefecture. Yesterday, the imperial couple visited the Kozakura no To memorial in Naha “…which is dedicated to those who died while evacuating Okinawa in advance of the approaching war (WWII)…” according to Kyodo News.

Thereafter, the emperor and empress visited the Tsushima-Maru Memorial Museum.  Whilst there the imperial couple met with the:

“…survivors and family members of the victims of the sinking of the Tsushima Maru. Approximately 1,500 victims, mostly schoolchildren, were killed when a U.S. submarine torpedoed their transport ship off Kagoshima Prefecture in 1944…”

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The Swedish Royal Court Releases Official Photos of HRH Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and His Fiancée, Miss Sofia Hellqvist.

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On Friday, June 27, 2014, the Swedish royal court released several photos of His Royal Highness Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and his fiancée, Miss Sofia Hellqvist.

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His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Attends the Reopening of the Mauritshuis.

PrinceofOranjeOn Friday, June 27, 2014, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands attended the reopening of the newly renovated Mauritshuis in Den Haag.

According to RVD, the museum houses famous works by:

“…Dutch and Flemish painters of the Dutch Golden Age. Masterpieces include ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ by Vermeer, ‘The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp’ by Rembrandt and ‘The Goldfinch’ Fabritius.

The core of the collection consists of paintings that were once owned by William V, Prince of Orange-Nassau. Before the Mauritshuis in 1822 became a public museum, among others the building served as the residence of Count Johan Maurits of Nassau Siegen, governor of the Dutch colony in Brazil.”

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HRH Prince Carl Philip of Sweden Engaged to a Former Reality T.V. Star. (VIDEOS)

cp2013On Friday, June 27, 2014, the Swedish royal court announced that His Royal Highness Prince Carl-Philip of Sweden has become engaged to former reality television star and gentlemen’s magazine — hence nude — model, Miss Sofia Hellqvist.

The couple will marry in the summer of 2015.

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Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain Attend the 2014 Premios Fundación Príncipe de Girona. (VIDEOS)

On the evening of June 26, 2014, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain arrived at the Auditorio-Palacio de Congresos de Girona in Girona, Spain to attend the 2014 Premios Fundación Príncipe de Girona.

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