(VIDEOS) TMs King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan Celebrate Independence Day.

On Monday, May 25, 2015, Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan accompanied by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah and other members of the Jordanian royal family attended a ceremony in Amman to celebrate the 69th anniversary of the independence of Jordan (aka Independence Day).

According to Petra News, during’s ceremony His Majesty “…bestowed medals and orders of various types upon several institutions and a group of distinguished figures in recognition of their efforts in supporting the Kingdom’s ongoing development.”

(VIDEO) The Crown Prince Couple of Japan View an Exhibition at The National Art Center.

On Tuesday, May 26, 2015, Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako of Japan arrived at The National Art Center in Roppongi (a district in Tokyo) to view the exhibition, Musée du Louvre: Peinture de Genre – Scènes de la vie Quotidienne.

The exhibition, organized in collaboration with the The National Art Center, Musée du Louvre, Nippon Television Network Corporation,  and Yomiuri Shimbun, consists of:

“…83 works that were carefully selected from the Musée du Louvre’s massive collection, traces the development of genre painting across four centuries, from the Renaissance to the mid-19th century. In addition to Vemeer’s ‘The Astronomer’, which will be shown in Japan for the first time, the exhibition presents works by prominent painters from every era and region including Tiziano, Rembrandt, Murillo, Watteau, Chardin, and Millet, allowing viewers to enjoy the diverse charms of genre painting.”

Musée du Louvre: Peinture de Genre – Scènes de la vie Quotidienne will be open to the public until June 1, 2015.

TIMs Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan Attend an Evening Concert. Plus, Other News.


On Monday, May 25, 2015, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan attended the Vienna Boys’ Choir concert held at Suntory Hall in Tokyo.

Earlier in the day Their Imperial Majesties met with the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Mr. Najib Razak, and his wife, Rosmah Mansor, at the Imperial Palace.

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(VIDEO) TIHs Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko of Japan Attend a Memorial Service in Tokyo.

On Monday, May 25, 2015, Their Imperial Highnesses Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko of Japan accompanied by the Prime Minister of Japan, Mr. Shinzō Abe, attended a memorial service for “… Japan’s unidentified war dead…” held at the Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery in Tokyo.

According to the newspaper, Japan Times, the remains of:

“…2,498 unidentified soldiers were brought home by the government and other groups from places including the Papua New Guinea’s Bismarck Archipelago, the Solomon Islands and Russia.  With the addition, the number of the war dead honored at the cemetery totals 362,570…”

(VIDEO) HRH Prince Harry of Wales Participates in a Charity Polo Match.

On Sunday, May 24, 2015, His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales participated in the Maserati Jerudong Trophy match held at the Cirencester Park Polo Club in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England.

According to the Telegraph newspaper, Sunday’s match “…benefited two charities of which Prince Harry is patron: WellChild, which supports the families of sick children, and MapAction, which works in disaster zones to provide information on where relief help is needed.”

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