Emperor Akihito and King Albert II Cancel Engagements

  February 3, 2010 at 10:31 am by

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Both Emperor Akihito of Japan and King Albert II of the Belgians have fallen sick and had to cancel some engagements. Yesterday the Imperial Household Agency announced that the emperor’s upcoming engagements have been cancelled for the entire week. The emperor is well enough to sign laws but he cancelled the planned trip to Hayama. On Monday emperor Akihito was still well enough to welcome Mexican president Felipe Calderon and his wife Margarita Zavala, who are on a three day visit to Japan to celebrate 400 years of relations between the two countries.

The emperor was not the only monarch who fell sick, yesterday the royal palace in Brussels announced that king Albert II has the flu. The newspaper ‘De Morgen’ and the Eco Print Center saw the planned visit of the king, this thursday, postponed to March 9th. The court expect the king to be well enough on Monday, when he will receive the team of B-fast at the royal palace. B-fast is a team of aid workers who volunteered to help in Haiti.

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