Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Philippines ~ Nepal 1971


 Visit to the Philippines
by HM King Mahendra & HM Queen Ratna 
of the Kingdom of Nepal
hosted by President Ferdinand Marcos & First Lady Imelda Marcos
Apr.1971

King Mahendra & Queen Ratna of Nepal
two day stopover visit to the Philippines
enroute for a state visit to Australia.

 Th royal couple were welcomed by Pres.& Mrs.Marcos
at Manila Intl.Airport

 Pres.& Mrs.Marcos, King Mahendra & Queen Ratna stand at
a attention as the anthem of the Philippines & Nepal
are played during the welcome ceremony.

King Mahendra & Queen Ratna's arrival in Manila

King Mahendra & Queen Ratna's arrival in Manila

 Exchange of gifts, during the dinner tendered for the royal couple
at Malacañang Palace

 Exchange of gifts, during the dinner tendered for the royal couple
at Malacañang Palace


 Pres.Marcos conferred the Order of Sikatuna, Rank of Raja
to King Mahendra, while Mrs.Marcos & Queen Ratna looks on,
Malacañang Palace

Pres.Marcos proposing a toast to the visiting royal couple during
the dinner at Malacañang Palace

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His Majesty Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev
King of Nepal
1955 to 1972
~
Her Majesty Queen Ratna
Queen Consort of Nepal
1955 to 1972


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

United States ~ Philippines 1963



 Visit to the United States of America
by President Diosdado Macapagal 
& First Lady Evangelina Macapagal
to attend the
State Funeral of President John F. Kennedy
Nov.25, 1963

President John F. Kennedy was assasinated Nov.22, 1963
in Dallas, Texas aged 46

Pres.& Mrs.Macapagal wave goodbye to the
crowd that saw them off at the airport on their
way to attend JFK's funeral.


Funeral Procession, dignitaries include
 Pres.Heinrich Lübke of West Germany, Pres.Charles de Gaulle of France
Queen Frederica of Greece, King Baudouin of Belgium
Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, Pres.Diosdado Macapagal of the Philippines,
Pres.Park Chung-hee of South Korea


Funeral Procession, foreign heads of state & dignitaries

Pres.Diosdado Macapagal (extreme right)
Pres.Lübke of West Germany, Pres.de Gaulle of France
Queen Frederica of Greece, King Baudouin of Belgium
Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia

Funeral Procession, foreign heads of state & dignitaries

Funeral Procession, foreign heads of state & dignitaries

Funeral Procession, foreign heads of state & dignitaries

Funeral Procession, foreign heads of state & dignitaries

Funeral Procession, foreign heads of state & dignitaries

 foreign heads of state & dignitaries, JFK State Funeral
Pres.Macapagal (extreme right)

foreign heads of state & dignitaries, JFK State Funeral
Pres.Macapagal (extreme right)


Funeral Mass for JFK at St.Matthew's Cathedral


Pres.Diosdado Macapagal of the Philippines (extreme right)
 Pres.Charles de Gaulle of France, Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia,
Chancellor Ludwig Erhard of West Germany (between Selassie & Macapagal)


Pres.Charles de Gaulle of France, Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia
Pres.Diosdado Macapagal of the Philippines


Pres.Macapagal & other dignitaries leaving St.Matthew's Cathedral


Kennedy Family, including Jacqueline, John Jr. & Caroline,
John Jr. saluting his father's coffin


Funeral Procession

World leaders including Pres.Macapagal (right side) pay their last respect in front
of the coffin of JFK,Arlington National Cemetery

World leaders including Pres.Macapagal (extreme right)
pay their last respect in front of the coffin of JFK
Arlington National Cemetery

Pres.Macapagal (right) beside Pres.Park Chung-hee of South Korea &
Queen Frederica of Greece at the center are Pres.de Gaulle of France
& Pres.Lübke of West Germany

JFK State Funeral, Arlington National Cemetery
Pres.Macapagal -extreme right, front row

JFK State Funeral, Arlington National Cemetery
Pres.Macapagal-center, standing beside
Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia

JFK State Funeral
Arlington National Cemetery

JFK State Funeral
Arlington National Cemetery

Pres.Lyndon Johnson at the funeral, he took over
the office of the president, after JFK's assasination

Pres.& Mrs.Macapagal arrives at the White House
to attend a reception given by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy
for the dignitaries that attended her late husband's State Funeral.

 Pres.& Mrs.Macapagal is received by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy
& Senator Edward Kennedy during a reception at the
White House following the state funeral.

 Pres.& Mrs.Macapagal is received by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy
& Senator Edward Kennedy during a reception at the
White House following the state funeral.

Pres.& Mrs.Macapagal was received by
JFK's succesor Pres.Lyndon Johnson

Pres.& Mrs.Macapagal was received by
JFK's succesor Pres.Lyndon Johnson

State Funeral Pres.John F.Kennedy
(Video Credit -Youtube by Markus Broker)



List of Heads of State, Government & Royalties
at the State Funeral

                                                   Pres.Lyndon Johnson of the United States (successor of JFK)
                                                   Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia
                                                   King Baudouin of Belgium
                                                   Queen Frederica of Greece (wife of King Paul)
                                                   Prince Philip of the United Kingdom (husband of Queen Elizabeth)
                                                   Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands (husband of Queen Juliana)
                                                   Crown Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands
                                                   Crown Prince Harald of Norway
       Hereditary Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg
                                                   Pres.Charles de Gaulle of France
                                                   Pres.Heinrich Lübke of West Germany
                                                   Pres.Diosdado Macapagal of the Philippines
                                                   Pres.Zalman Shazar of Israel
                                                   Pres.Éamon de Valera of Ireland
                                                   Pres.Park Chung-hee of South Korea
                                                   Vice Pres.Carlos Humberto Perette of Argentina
                                                   Vice Pres.William R. Tolbert, Jr.of Liberia
                                                    Chancellor Ludwig Erhard of West Germany
                                                    Chancellor Alfons Gorbach of Austria
                                                    Prime Min.Sir Alec Douglas-Home of the United Kingdom
                                                    Prime Min.Hayato Ikeda of Japan
                                                    Prime Min.Jens Otto Krag of Denmark
                                                    Prime Min.Einer Gerhardsen of Norway
                                                    Prime Min.Lester Pearson of Canada
                                                    Prime Min.Roland Theodore Symonette of the Bahamas
                                                    Prime Min.Sir Alexander Bustamante of Jamaica
                                                    Prime Min.Tage Erlander of Sweden
                                                    Prime Min.İsmet İnönü of Turkey
                                                    Prime Min.Petar Stambolić of Yugoslavia
                                                    Secretary General U Thant of the United Nation
                                                    former Pres.Alberto Lleras Camargo of Colombia
                                                    former Pres.José Figueres Ferrer of Costa Rica
                                                    former Pres.Luis Somoza Debayle of Nicaragua
                                                    Prince Bertil of Sweden
                                                    Prince Moulay Abdullah of Morocco
                                                    Prince Gholam Reza of Iran (brother of the Shah)
                                                    Prince Norodom Kantol of Cambodia

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 The Honorable John F. Kennedy
President of the United States of America
1961 to 1963




Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Brunei ~ Philippines 2004


 Visit to Brunei Darussalam
by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
& First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo
to attend the Royal Wedding of
His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah 
&  Sarah Pengiran Salleh
Sep 2004

video
(Video Credit- ITN Source)

Throne Hall of Istana Nurul Iman (palace)

Crown Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah & Princess Sarah

Pres.Gloria Arroyo, First Gentleman Miguel Arroyo,
Pres.Megawati Sukarnoputri of Indonesia & her
   husband Taufiq Kiemas

Pres Arroyo & Miguel Arroyo, Pres.Megawati Sukarnoputri of Indonesia &
her husband, Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan, Prince Bandar of Saudi Arabia
Prime Min.Abdullah Ahmad Badawi of Malaysia & his wife


Sultan Bolkiah, Queen Saleha & the Brunei royal family

Prince Saud of Saudi Arabia, Prime Min.Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore
& his wife

the Duke of Gloucester representing Britain, former Prime Min.Lee Kuan Yew
of Singapore & his wife


Pres.Arroyo & Pres.Megawati Sukarnoputri of Indonesia

Pres.Arroyo & Sultan Bolkiah of Brunei
behind: Pres.Megawati Sukarnoputri of Indonesia
~
Pres.Arroyo is wearing The Most Esteemed Royal Family Order of Brunei

Pres.Arroyo & Sultan Bolkiah's wife Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha
behind: President of Indonesia & Sultan Bolkiah of Brunei

right: Sultan Bolkiah's brother Prince Mohamed Bolkiah &
Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan

Pres.Arroyo, Queen Saleha of Brunei
behind: Jose Miguel Arroyo, Sultan Bolkiah, President of Indonesia & her husband

Pres.Arroyo & Queen Saleha of Brunei

Pres.Arroyo, Queen Saleha of Brunei,
Jose Miguel Arroyo, Sultan Bolkiah, President of Indonesia & her husband

Wedding procession


Pres.Arroyo & Miguel Arroyo arrives at the Royal Wedding Reception
Istana Nurul Iman (palace)


Pres.Arroyo & Miguel Arroyo is greeted by Queen Saleha,
Crown Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah & Princess Sarah of Brunei

Pres.Arroyo & Miguel Arroyo with
Crown Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah & Princess Sarah

Pres.Arroyo & Miguel Arroyo talking to the Sultan of Perak
right: Sultan Bolkiah, King of Bahrain, and the newly wed

Guest at the royal wedding

right: 12th Queen of Malaysia, Queen Saleha of Brunei &
Pres.Arroyo

right: 12th Queen of Malaysia, Queen Saleha of Brunei,
Pres.Arroyo

right: 12th Queen of Malaysia, Queen Saleha of Brunei
Pres.Arroyo

Queen Saleha of Brunei & Pres.Arroyo
behind: wife of the Sultan of Kelantan, 12th Queen of Malaysia,
wife of the Sultan of Johor, wife of the Sultan of Kedah, wife of the
Sultan of Pahang, wife of the Sultan of Terengganu,
wife of the Sultan of Perak (partly hidden)

Pres.Arroyo with the royal ladies of Brunei & Malay states

Pres.Arroyo with the royal ladies of Brunei & Malay states

right: First Gentleman Miguel Arroyo, 12th King of Malaysia,
Sultan of Pahang & the King of Bahrain

First Gentleman Miguel Arroyo, behind the King of Bahrain

former Prime Min. Mahathir Mohamad of Malaysia

Crown Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah & Princess Sarah arrives
at the wedding reception



right: 12th King of Malaysia, Sultan Bolkiah, Pres.Arroyo

right: Princess Sarah,12th King of Malaysia, Sultan Bolkiah, Pres.Arroyo
& Sultan of Johor

right: Princess Sarah,12th King of Malaysia, Sultan Bolkiah, Pres.Arroyo,
Sultan of Johor, wife of the Sultan of Pahang

right: Queen Saleha of Brunei, King of Bahrain, Crown Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah,
Princess Sarah, 12th King of Malaysia, Sultan Bolkiah, Pres.Arroyo


Sultan Bolkiah's brother Prince Mohamed Bolkiah, First Gentleman Miguel Arroyo
& Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan



Pres.Arroyo & the 12th King of Malaysia

Pres. Arroyo, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain
& Sultan Bolkiah of Brunei

Pres. Arroyo & the King of Bahrain

Pres. Arroyo & the King of Bahrain
behind: 12th King of Malaysia, Sultan Bolkiah
& Miguel Arroyo

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His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah
heir to the throne of Brunei Darussalam
born Feb.17, 1974
son of HM Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah & HM Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha
~
Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah
(formerly Dayangku Sarah binti Pengiran Salleh)
born Apr.09, 1987