International royalsJordan

King Abdullah interviewed by Lateline in Australia

King Abdullah of Jordan was interviewed by the Australian television show, Lateline last week. The interviewed covered the topics of Australia’s fight against global terrorism and the impact of Donald Trump’s presidency on the Middle East. His Majesty spoke exclusively with reporter Tony Jones in the Australian capital city of Canberra. The first question of Mr Jones was whether or…
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International royals

Funeral pyre for late King Bhumibol Adulyadej to be ready in September 2017

The funeral pyre for the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej is expected to be ready before or during the month of September 2017. King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who was also called King Rama IX, died on 13 October after many years of ill health. He was 88-years-old. The Thai government announced on Monday that construction of the pyre will begin next year. Meetings of the committee for the royal…
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Monaco

Monaco's royal twins make rare appearance

Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques of Monaco, the almost 2-year-old twins of Prince Albert and Princess Charlene, made a rare public appearance during Monaco’s National Day (also called The Sovereign Prince’s Day) celebrations on Saturday, 19 November. Prince…
Spain

Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofía join parents at opening of Parliament for first time

Their Royal Highnesses Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofía of Spain joined their parents, King Felipe and Queen Letizia, for the first time, at the opening session of Parliament at the Palace of Cortes today. The last public engagement of Their Royal Highnesses was on National Day for Spain where they accompanied their parents at the military parade that took place between the Plaza del…
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Spain

King Felipe presides over ceremony for new prime minister

Yesterday at Zarzuela Palace in Madrid, King Felipe presided over the ceremony which saw Mariano Rajoy Brey continue in his role as the Prime Minister of Spain. This comes after ten months of political deadlock over the formation of a new government. Brey, a member of the conservative People’s Party, was voted the new prime minister. He secured enough votes to remain as the prime minister…
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