His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge Meets with The President of the United States. (VIDEOS)


On Monday, December 8, 2014, His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge arrived at the White House in Washington, D.C. to meet with the President of the United States, Mr. Barack Obama. During their meeting inside the Oval office the duke and President Obama discussed various issues including the “…illegal wildlife trade.”

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Opens the Village de Noël. (VIDEO)

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On Friday, December 5, 2014, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco officially opened the 2014 Village de Noël de Monaco along the Quai Albert Ier, Port Hercule, in Monaco.

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His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Receives an Honorary Doctorate.

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On Saturday, December 6, 2014, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco received an honorary doctorate from the Universität Bern during the 180th Dies Academicus held at the Kultur Casino in Bern, Switzerland.

The sovereign prince was awarded the honorary doctorate for his promotion of scientific research, his commitment to climate science, his commitment to rare diseases and for his contribution to research into Duchenne muscular disease.

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Her Majesty Queen Fabiola of Belgium Has Passed Away. (VIDEOS)

On Friday, December 5, 2014, the Belgian royal court announced that Her Majesty Queen Fabiola of Belgium had passed away at Château du Stuyvenberg in Brussels. She was 86 years old.

Fabiola Fernanda Maria de las Victorias Antonia Adelaïda de Mora y Aragón was born in Madrid, Spain, on June 11, 1928. The Spanish-born aristocrat and devout Catholic was married to the late King Baudouin of Belgium on December 15, 1960. The couple had no children.

The funeral for the late Queen Fabiola will take place on December 12, 2014, at Saints Michel et Gudule in Brussels.

Last evening the Belgian television network, VTM Nieuws, aired a special about the late beloved queen entitled, In Memoriam: Koningin Fabiola.  Please click here to watch the 36:00 minute program.

Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan Visit Hiroshima. (VIDEOS)



On Thursday, December 4, 2014, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan began their two-day visit to Hiroshima.

Today, Their Imperial Majesties placed “…flowers at the cenotaph for victims of the 1945 atomic bomb at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park…” as well as visited a nursing home.

His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Presides Over a Ceremony in Den Haag. (VIDEO)


On Thursday, December 4, 2014, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands presided over the Militaire Willems-Orde (Knight of the Military Order of William) held at the Binnenhof Square in Den Haag.

According to RVD, the Militaire Willems-Orde is “…the highest Dutch Knighthood for Courage, Tact, and Loyalty in the Army…” The recipient of the Militaire Willems-Orde went to Major Gijs Tuinman.

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