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Japanese Imperial Couple in British Columbia

  July 15, 2009 at 12:05 am by

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko spent three and half eventful days in British Columbia, Canada. Upon arriving in Richmond, the Emperor and Empress were escorted by Premier Gordon Campbell on a tour of the Olympic Oval built for the 2010 Winter Games. They were greeted by other dignitaries, athletes, and a few hundred well wishers. Outside the Olympic Oval, the royal couple watched a performance of “Field of Spirit” by … Continue reading

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Japanese State Visit to Canada – Now in Toronto

  July 11, 2009 at 12:24 pm by

The Emperor and Empress of Japan have moved their state visit to Canada to the city of Toronto. They visited a hospital in the morning, before meeting with Lt.-Gov. David Onley at the his residence and then with Premier Dalton McGuinty at the Ontario Legislature. They visited the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre on Thursday evening and a seniors’ home on Friday morning before leaving for British Columbia where they may … Continue reading

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Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko’s State Visit to Canada

  July 8, 2009 at 3:52 am by

The Imperial Couple landed in Ottawa on Friday afternoon to kick off their 12-day state visit that will also take them to Toronto, Vancouver and Victoria. The last time Akihito visited Canada, he was a 19-year-old Crown Prince on his way to attend the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth in 1953. Although this visit is to commemorate the 80th anniversary of formal diplomatic relations between the two countries, it is also … Continue reading

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Fiftieth Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s 1959 Trip to Canada

  June 24, 2009 at 3:31 am by

Last week marked the fiftieth anniversary of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s visit to Canada in 1959. The Georgian newspaper interviewed people who were there during the Queen’s visit. To read some some interesting anecdotes click here. The Royal Couple was received by the Prime Minister John Diefenbaker and Governor General Vincent Massey and other dignitaries when they arrived in Gander. A pretty little girl handed HM a bouquet and … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Gets Another Horse From The Mounties

  May 6, 2009 at 12:40 am by

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are to present another horse to Queen Elizabeth II on May 16th, the anniversary of the presentation of Burmese to the Queen. Burmese was the first of three horses that were trained in the world-famous Musical Ride program. George has been participating in the Musical Ride for three years. He is totally black except for a small white patch between the eyes. He is bold … Continue reading

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Sonja and Mette-Marit Celebrate International Women’s Day

  March 10, 2009 at 5:25 pm by

To celebrate International Women’s Day, fifteen women of different backgrounds were invited to tea with Queen Sonja and Crown Princess Mette-Marit at the Royal Palace in Oslo. The women originally from Afghanistan, China, Peru, Somalia, Lebanon, Pakistan, Colombia and Eritrea. They talked about their backgrounds, their lives in Norway, their activities, their special interests, their health issues and how they have built their own lives in an “alien” country with … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Masako Attends First Solo Public Visit In Three Years

  March 3, 2009 at 4:43 am by

Crown Princess Masako visited an exhibition of devices invented by housewives at a Tokyo department store. Masako listened as her attendant explained the purpose of the items, ranging from a butter knife to a device that help disabled people write. Although the Crown Princess has attended several public duties with her husband, Crown Prince Naruhito, this was her first solo public function since 2006. Her appearance at the New Year … Continue reading

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Prince Kyril Participates in Charity Golf Event

  February 26, 2009 at 5:24 pm by

Today, Kyril, Prince of Preslav participated in a charitable golf event for the Codespa Foundation in Madrid, Spain. The Codespa Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Spain under the aegis of the Prince of Asturias that helps poor people and communities in developing countries of Asia, Africa and the Americas. Prince Kyril, the second son of King Simeon and Queen Margarita (née, Gomez-Acebo y Cejuela) of Bulgaria is married … Continue reading

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Prince Haakon at FIS Nordic World Ski Championships

  February 26, 2009 at 1:28 am by

Crown Prince Haakon of Norway who is attending the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Liberec, Czeck Republic was presented with a painting called Liberec by the mayor of Liberec, Jiri Kittner, yesterday.  Photo1 The prince was seen cheering for the Norwegian team during the events and later he chatted with the athletes and congratulated the winners. Photo2 Photo3 The championships run until 1 March 2009. The 2011 competition will … Continue reading

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