Jordan

Jordan's Princess Salma receives her wings after pilot training

Princess Salma bint Abdullah, the daughter of King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan, received her wings yesterday after successfully completing her pilot training. The Princess completed both theoretical and practical pilot training and was presented with her wings by her father, King Abdullah, as the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army, at Al Husseiniya Palace. Her…
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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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