Japan

ICYMI: Princess Aiko to attend Gakushuin University

Lost in the news in Asia about the coronavirus was the announcement that Princess Aiko, the only child of Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako, will attend Gakushuin University in Tokyo beginning in the spring. The 18-year-old Princess is due to study in the at the Department of Japanese Language and Literature, just like her father before her. Aiko has been attending Gakushuin schools since…
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CoronavirusSweden

Princess Estelle's school cancels classes after student diagnosed with coronavirus

Princess Estelle of Sweden’s school has cancelled classes today after a student at the elementary school tested positive for the coronavirus last night. The school says they are gathering more information on what to do from Infectious Diseases Stockholm and the Public Health Agency, and at the moment school is only cancelled today. Further decisions will be made this afternoon with the…
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British RoyalsReviews

Review: At Home with Diana

Deb Stratas has written her fourth book featuring Diana, Princess of Wales. This one, At Home with Diana, tells Diana’s story through the windows of her homes and residences. The book goes from her birth to her death in homes such as Park House, Althorp, Kensington Palace and Highgrove. We see how she lived her life in each home and how they shaped her into who she became. It begins…
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International royals

Fatimah, Last Queen of Libya

Early Life Fatimah was born in 1911 (the exact date has never been known) in what was Italian Libya in the Oasis of Kufra as the fifth daughter of Ahmed Sharif as-Senussi – who was the former 3rd Grand Seussi of the Senussi order of Sufism – and Khadija bint…
Bhutan

New family photo released of Bhutan's Royal Family

The Royal Office in Bhutan has released a new family photo of the King and Queen of Bhutan with their son, the Dragon Prince. The image was taken in February 2020 in the Throne Room of the Tashichhodzong in Thimphu. King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck married Queen…
HistoryMiddle East

Farah, Last Empress of Iran

Early Life Born on 14 October 1938, Empress Farah Pahlavi was the only child of Sohrab Diba and Farideh Diba Ghotbi in Tehran. Less than ten years later, in 1947, she would lose her father at an early age; as Farah was very close to her father, his death deeply troubled her. From this point, she was educated at the Italian School in Tehran. Later on, she would enrol at the French language…
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