On Wednesday, June 4, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh arrived at Horse Guards Parade in London to attend The Royal Marines 350th Anniversary Beating Retreat.
According to the official website for the 2014 Royal Marines Beating Retreat during today’s important event:
“…the Royal Marines [were] joined on parade by bands from the United States Marine Corps and the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps. Furthermore, a guard of honour comprising of over 100 Royal Marines Commandos complete[d] the line-up of this unique occasion.”
On Wednesday, June 4, 2014, His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium accompanied by the Prime Minister of Belgium, Mr. Elio Di Rupo, welcomed the President of the United States, Mr. Barack Obama, to the Palais Royal de Bruxelles. This evening President Obama will attend the two-day G-7 Leaders’ Summit.
On Friday, President Obama will participate in a “…ceremony at the American cemetery close to Omaha Beach, the site of the American landing in Normandy, France, and attend the official international 70th D-Day commemoration ceremony at Sword Beach in Normandy…” according to a press release via the White House.
On Wednesday, June 4, 2014, His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge arrived at Goole High School in Goole, East Yorkshire, to attend the launch of SkillForce Junior Prince’s Award. The duke is patron of Skillforce.
According to the official website for Skillforce the award is:
“…part of a program to develop character and resilience in primary-age children, especially under-privileged pupils, as they prepare for the step-up to secondary school.
Peter Cross OBE, Chief Executive of SkillForce explains, ‘The SkillForce Junior Prince’s Award is designed to engage younger learners in exciting lessons, challenges and community projects that prepare them for secondary education, a time when some students can begin to lose their way.
Our program builds up the children’s confidence, resilience, teamwork and problem solving to give them a boost before the start of new adventures and encourage them to take a more active role in their town, city or village.’”
For more information about today’s event please click here.
On June 4, 2014, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco continued his official visit to The Netherlands.
This morning to sovereign prince arrived at the High Tech Campus (HTC) in Eindhoven to witness a signing agreement between Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco and Philips Research which will “…provide sustainable lighting for sports fields in South Africa…” according to the official website for Philips Research.
Prince Albert II also held a meeting with executives from the company, Boskalis and Van Oord, in Scheveningen.
On Wednesday, June 4, 2014, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium arrived in Warsaw, Poland to attend a ceremony to mark the 25th anniversary of the first free elections in Poland.