Monaco

Another milestone birthday as Princess Charlene turns 40

“Lordy, lordy, look who’s 40!” It may not be a saying throughout the corridors of the Princely Palace of Monaco, but Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene is celebrating her 40th birthday today. It is believed her Her Serene Highness will be celebrating her special day privately with friends and family. The Prince’s Palace of Monaco has not announced any public celebrations…
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Sweden

Princess Sofia of Sweden receives first foreign order during Icelandic state visit

Her Royal Highness Princess Sofia of Sweden has received her first foreign order. A state visit from the President of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and his wife, Eliza Reid is currently taking place in Sweden, and it was during this visit that she was given her first foreign order: Iceland’s Order of the Falcon. Her Royal Highness also holds Sweden’s national honour, The Royal…
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Spain

King Juan Carlos celebrates 80th birthday

King Juan Carlos I, the father of Spain’s reigning King, Felipe VI, celebrates his 80th birthday today. How the former monarch is celebrating his special day has been kept private, but it has been reported that he will celebrate with his wife, children, grandchildren, sisters and their families with a dinner at Zarzuela Palace today. Casa Real has said that there would be different events…
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Japan

Emperor Akihito not to perform Ritual Ceremonies of the Imperial Palace after abdication

The Imperial Household Agency in Japan has announced that Emperor Akihito will not perform the Ritual Ceremonies of the Imperial Palace after his abdication 30 April 2019 at the age of 85. These ceremonies are held at the three different Imperial Palace Sanctuaries in Japan. The ritual ceremonies, of which approximately 20 are performed per year, are “religious rites to pray for the peace…
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