Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh Host a Reception.

QEII and DOE 2012On Monday, June 9, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace in London to “…recognize the Technology sector in the United Kingdom…” according to the British royal court.

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His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Attends the Premiere of the Documentary, Children of the Light.

palais princierOn June 8, 2014, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco attended the premiere of the documentary film, Children of the Light, during the 54th Festival de Télévision de Monte-Carlo at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.

According to Yahoo News, the film is about the “…life of Desmond Tutu, the South African social rights activist and retired Anglican bishop, who rose to worldwide recognition during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid.”

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His Imperial Highness Prince Katsura Has Passed Away. (VIDEOS)

On Sunday, June 8, 2014, His Imperial Highness Prince Katsura, cousin of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Akihito of Japan, passed away at the age of 66.

The Imperial Household Agency, via a press release, noted that the “…prince had been rushed to University of Tokyo Hospital in a critical condition earlier Sunday, but died of acute heart failure…”

Upon hearing the news of the death of Prince Katsura members of the Imperial family gathered together at the late prince’s home in Tokyo to mourn his death.

With many thanks to Mr. L.F. Teixeira for the breaking news about the passing of Prince Katsura.

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His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Attends the Opening of the 54th Monte-Carlo Television Festival.

albertdemonacoOn Saturday, June 7, 2014, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco attended the opening ceremony of the 54th Festival de Télévision de Monte-Carlo held at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.

The sovereign prince is Honorary President of the festival which was created in 1961 by the late His Serene Highness Prince Rainier III of Monaco.

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Their Majesties King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain Welcome the President of Mexico to Madrid. (VIDEO)


On Monday, June 9, 2014, Their Majesties King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain welcomed the President of Mexico, Mr. Enrique Peña Nieto, and First Lady Angelica Rivera, to Palacio Real de El Pardo in Madrid.

After the official welcoming ceremony and a reception at the palace Their Majesties, President Nieto and the First Lady arrived at Palacio de La Zarzuela for a luncheon in honor of President Nieto’s two-day state visit to Spain.