On October 20, 2015, His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge met with the President of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Xi Jinping, at Buckingham Palace in London, England.
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On the evening of October 20, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh hosted a gala state banquet at Buckingham Palace in London in honor of the President of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Xi Jinping, and Madame Peng Liyuan’s visit to Britain.
Royal guests attending tonight’s glamorous gala included His Royal Highness The Duke of York, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Their Royal Highnesses The Earl and Countess of Wessex, and Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
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On Tuesday, October 20, 2015, His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan met with the President of Tunisia, Mr. Beji Caid Essebsi, at the royal palace in Amman. The purpose of today’s visit was to strengthen bilateral and economic relations between Jordan and Tunisia.
Petra News writes that during today’s meeting His Majesty stated that:
“…Jordan and Tunisia are facing common challenges, particularly economic, and specifically the fight against poverty and unemployment, in addition to dealing with the refugee problem in both countries.
The King congratulated President Essebsi on the international appreciation and recognition Tunisia’s democratic experience has won, through awarding the Nobel Prize for peace for the Tunisian national dialogue quartet.
King Abdullah said Jordan and Tunisia share common characteristics that should pave the way towards greater cooperation in addressing challenges and building stronger partnerships in various fields.”
On the afternoon of October 20, 2015, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall welcomed the President of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Xi Jinping and his wife, Madame Peng Liyuan, to Clarence House in London, England.
During today’s visit President Jinping and Madame Liyuan “…view[ed] a display by The Prince’s School for Traditional Arts and met with [students from the school]…” according to Clarence House. Thereafter, the prince and the duchess hosted afternoon tea in honor of President Jinping’s visit to England.
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On Tuesday, October 20, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh welcomed the President of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Xi Jinping, and his wife, Madame Peng Liyuan, to London, England.
According to the British royal court the day officially began at the:
“…Royal Pavilion on Horse Guards Parade. Presentations [were] made, the Guard of Honour gave a Royal Salute and the Chinese National Anthem were played. The President, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, inspected the Guard of Honour. Afterwards, the President and Madame Peng joined The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh for a state carriage procession along The Mall to Buckingham Palace.
Following a private lunch at Buckingham Palace, given by The Queen, Her Majesty invited the President and Madame Peng to view an exhibition in the Picture Gallery of items from the Royal Collection relating to China.
In the afternoon the President and Madame Peng visited the Palace of Westminster, where they were welcomed by the Speaker of the House of Commons and the Lord Speaker. The President will delivered an Address in the Royal Gallery to Members of Houses of Parliament and other guests.”
On the afternoon of Tuesday, October 20, 2015, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium met with representatives from the Belgian press (print, online, and broadcast).
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On the evening of October 19, 2015, His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium attended the 20th Edition of the Entreprise de l’Annee (Enterprise of the Year ) award ceremony in Brussels.
The winner of the award went to Pairi Daiza. Finalists included the company EASI from Nivelles, the Eloy Group from Sprimont, and Mithra Pharmaceuticals from Liège.
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