Monthly Archives: November 2012

THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE VISIT THEIR NAMESAKE CITY

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge paid an official visit to Cambridge, their ‘namesake’ city, on November 28, 2012.   Enthusiastic crowds in the thousands greeted William and Catherine, who arrived by train to the city.  The couple made an appearance on the balcony of Guildhall where the wind wrecked havoc on the duchess’s hairdo.  The couple went on a walkabout during which Catherine met a baby named after Prince William.  When she learned of this, the duchess exclaimed that it was “wonderful.  Photos by Getty Images.

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QUEEN ELIZABETH II WELCOMES THE EMIR OF KUWAIT TO BRITAIN

Queen Elizabeth II welcomed Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Emir of Kuwait, on November 27, 2012, in Windsor, England.  The emir is in Britain on an official three-day visit.   The queen, along with the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales, welcomed their royal guest.  The queen rode in a carriage procession with an escort of the Household Cavalry.  A formal banquet was held at Windsor Castle in the emir’s honor.  Photos by Getty Images.

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CROWN PRINCE HAAKON AND PRINCESS METTE-MARIT OF NORWAY VISIT INDONESIA

Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, and his wife, Princess Mette-Marit have been on an official four-day visit to Indonesia.  On November 28, 2012, the couple was in Yogyakarta where they met with Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X who showed them what’s involved with traditional Javanese puppets.  Prince Haakon and Princess Mette-Marit also visited Borobudur temple in Central Java.  Photos by Getty Images.

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THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE VISITS THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

The Duchess of Cambridge visited the Natural History Museum in London on November 27, 2012, for the official opening of museum’s Treasures Gallery.  Catherine wore a bright green long-sleeved pleated Mulberry dress for the occasion and sported a new hairstyle.  The Treasures Gallery, which opens to the public on November 30, displays some of the more extraordinary specimens from a stellar collection of the one the most well-known museums in the world.  In a speech she gave, the duchess said that, “The Natural History Museum has a very special place in the heart of this nation. William and I are just two of millions of people who have passed through these doors, and marvelled at the spectacular wonders of the natural world, housed in this beautiful gallery.”  Photos by Bauer Griffin and Getty Images.

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PRINCE PHILIPPE OF BELGIUM VISTS AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Prince Philippe of Belgium’s official visit to Australia and New Zealand continued with stops in Melbourne, Australia and Wellington, New Zealand.  In Melbourne on November 26, the prince stopped at Carlton BrewHouse where he tasted a Crown Lager beer.  On November 27 and 28, Prince Philippe was in New Zealand where he met with various local dignitaries including the Prime Minister John Key, and the Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae.  The prince toured New Zealand’s national museum, Te Papa, where he was presented with a Kahuhuruhuru (cloak).  While at the  Auckland War Memorial Museum, Prince Philippe viewed various artifacts.  Photos by Getty Images.

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BELGIUM’S PRINCESS MATHILDE VISITS ENSAV ARTS ACADEMY

Belgium’s Princess Mathilde visited on November 26, 2012, the ENSAV Arts Academy in Brussels, Belgium.  Photos by Getty Images.

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SPANISH ROYALS VISIT KING JUAN CARLOS WHO IS HOSPITALIZED

Members of the Spanish royal family recently visited King Juan Carlos of Spain who was hospitalized following hip surgery.  The king, who underwent an operation on his left hip was recuperating at USP San Jose Hospital in Madrid, Spain.  Members of the family who visited included Queen Sofia, Prince Felipe, Princess Letizia, Infantas Leonor and Sofia, Infantas Elena and Cristina and Cristina’s husband, Inaki Urdangarin.  Photos by Getty Images.

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