Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Visits Mumbai, India.

Princess Maxima 2011On July 2, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, in her capacity as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development, participated in a meeting and press conference at the Reserve Bank of India headquarters in Mumbai, India.

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His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Shell Technology Centre Amsterdam.

PrinceofOranjeOn July 2, 2014, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Shell Technology Centre Amsterdam (STCA). According to RVD, the theme of the celebrations is, Shaping the Future of Energy through Innovation.

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His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Attends the Opening of the 5th Edition of the Monaco Blue Initiative. (VIDEOS)

On the evening of Tuesday, July 1, 2014, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco attended the opening of the 5th Edition of the Monaco Blue Initiative, organized by the Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco in collaboration with the government of Chile and co-hosted by the Universidad de Concepción, held at the Union Club in Santiago, Chile. The theme of this year’s conference: Paving the Way to Multi-use Ocean Management.

Issues to be discussed during the two-day conference will focus on “…economic and social development around marine protected areas and those related to the maritime areas in the high seas governance…”

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Her Imperial Highness Princess Mako of Japan Opens the 21st Tokyo International Book Fair. (VIDEO)


On Wednesday, July 2, 2014, Her Imperial Highness Princess Mako of Japan, as Honorary President, attended the opening of the 21st Tokyo International Book Fair held at the Tokyo Big SIght Convention Center.

According to Kyodo News:

“…about 1,530 publishing and related companies from 25 countries around the world gathered at the event in the capital’s Ariake district to make sales pitches and market their books.”