Thailand

Thai King takes personal control of two key military units

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn, also called King Rama X, has taken personal control of two key military units via a royal decree which took effect on Tuesday. These two units (Bangkok-based 1st and 11th Infantry Regiments) are now under the direct command of the palace (Royal Security Command). They will now report directly to the King and his wife, Queen Suthida, the latter of whom…
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Spain

King and Queen of Spain celebrate 30th anniversary of Spanish newspaper "El Mundo"

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Spanish newspaper “El Mundo” last night at the Westin Palace Hotel in Madrid. Upon Their Majesties arrival, they were greeted by the President of the Congress of Deputies, Meritxell Batet; President of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso; Vice President of the Government, Carmen Calvo; Minister…
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Morocco

King Mohammed of Morocco diagnosed with acute bilateral pneumonitis, unable to attend Chirac funeral

King Mohammed VI of Morocco has been diagnosed with “acute bilateral pneumonitis of viral origin,” according to the Royal House on Sunday. The King has been prescribed a “few days for the monarch” by his doctor. The 56-year-old monarch will be unable to attend the funeral of former French President Jacques Chirac as a result. He had planned to travel to France to pay…
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Sweden

Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel attend Memorial Ceremony for Estonia disaster

On a rainy Saturday, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden attended a Memorial Ceremony for the Estonia disaster on its 25th anniversary. The ceremony was held at the Galärvarv Cemetery on the Djurgården in Stockholm where the Crown Princess Couple laid a wreath at the Estonia Monument that had a blue and yellow ribbon with their joint monogram. Crown Princess Victoria was…
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