On July 4, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh attended the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Forth Road Bridge in South Queensferry, Scotland.
According to the newspaper, Edinburgh Reporter, during today’s event Her Majesty “…unveil[ed] a plaque dedicated to the people who have worked on the maintenance and operation of the Bridge over the past 50 years.”
For more information about today’s event as well as to watch a video and view photos please click the links below.
On Friday, July 4, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh arrived at the Rosyth Dockyard in Fife, Scotland, to christen the Royal Navy’s largest warship, HMS Queen Elizabeth.
For more information about today’s event as well as to watch another video please click here and here.
On Friday, July 4, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain arrived at the Palacio Municipal de Congresos in Madrid to attend the 150th anniversary celebrations of the founding of the Fundación de Cruz Roja Española and the annual commemoration of the Día Mundial de la Cruz Roja and the Media Luna Roja.
On July 4, 2014, Her Imperial Highness Princess Noriko of Takamado participated in the traditional Nosai no Gi betrothal ceremony in Tokyo.
According to the newspaper, Asahi Shimbun, the ceremony:
“…marks the official engagement of Princess Noriko, 25, to Mr. Kunimaro Senge, 40, a senior priest at the Izumo Taisha grand shrine in Shimane Prefecture.
The ceremony was conducted at the home of the late Prince Takamodo in the Moto-Akasaka district of Tokyo. Prince Takamado was Emperor Akihito’s cousin.
After the engagement ceremony, Princess Noriko and her mother, Princess Hisako visited Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko at their residence in the Imperial Palace and reported to them that Princess Noriko was officially engaged to Mr. Kunimaro Senge.”