Monarchs make 2015 holiday speeches – videos

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Happy New Year from the Swedish royal family

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Gott Nytt År! / Happy New Year! Foto: Jonas Ekströmer/

Posted by Kungahuset on Thursday, December 31, 2015

Prince Albert of Monaco's New Year's speech

Les vœux de S.A.S. Le Prince Albert II de Monaco

Les vœux de S.A.S. Le Prince Albert II de Monaco.

Posted by Palais Princier de Monaco – Prince's Palace of Monaco on Thursday, December 31, 2015

Palestinian president gives Medal of Honor to Saudi king

According to a Saudi Press Agency report, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas (at left in the photo below) visited Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on December 30, 2015 and decorated Saudi Arabia’s King Salman (right) "with the Medal of Honor – the highest honor granted in Palestine – in recognition of the King’s stances towards the Palestinian cause."