Japan

Japanese government begins informal study on ways to ensure stable imperial succession

According to Japanese government sources, the government has begun an informal study on ways to ensure a stable imperial succession as Japan is faced with an extremely short line of succession. The informal study is being headed by Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kazuhiro Sugita. The line of succession only has three people: Crown Prince Akishino (54), Prince Hisahito (13) and Prince Hitachi…
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Denmark

Danish royals attend first New Year reception of 2020

The Danish Royal Family has attended their first reception of 2020. Queen Margrethe was joined by Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie, and Princess Benedikte at Christian VII’s Palace in the Amalienborg Palace complex last night. The annual reception was in honour of the Danish government, Parliament, members of the Royal Court and official Denmark.
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Japan

Emperor Naruhito delivers first New Year's speech

Emperor Naruhito of Japan has delivered his first New Year’s speech as the Emperor of Japan. After a devastating typhoon hit Japan in October of last year, as well as torrential rain that hit the country in 2019, Naruhito said he hopes that 2020 is a year free from…
Norway

After tragic Christmas, King Harald says "hope belongs to all of us" in New Year's Eve address

King Harald of Norway has delivered his annual New Year’s Eve address after a tragic Christmas Day where his former son-in-law, Ari Behn, committed suicide. The King, who has recently been ill with a viral infection, was forced to sit during his speech instead of standing as he usually does each New Year’s Eve. His Majesty began his speech discussing Ari Behn, “All over…
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Thailand

A look back at the Thai royal year

Today, we conclude another year and a decade. So, we are taking a look back at the Thai royal year that surrounded the crowning and other coronation ceremonies of King Rama X. January: King of Thailand issues decree for new election, first since…
European RoyalsFeatures

European royals' year in review: October through December

Concluding our four-part series, we are looking at some of the stories we covered on the European royals in the months of October, November and December. October: Crown Princess Mary can now act as regent of Denmark Keld Navntoft, The Royal House Danish Royal Family attends opening of parliament King Harald, Queen Sonja and Crown Prince Haakon attend the State Opening of…
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