The Sussexes

Canada says they won't pay for Sussex security after 31 March

Canada has said they will not pay for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their son, Archie’s security once the couple officially quits as working members of the Royal Family on 31 March. Canada has been forking out the bill since the couple relocated there in November at the request of the Met Police. Today, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) released a statement saying…
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Luxembourg

Grand Duchess Maria Teresa attends presentation of "Esch2022 - European Capital of Culture", agrees to be their patron

Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg attended the presentation to the general public of “Esch2022 – European Capital of Culture” on Saturday, 22 February. This was part of the “Open Market Days”. The Grand Duchess has agreed to become the patron of Esch2022 after her visit and the positive impressions she left the event with. © Cour grand-ducale / Sophie…
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Japan

Celebrating first birthday as Emperor of Japan, Naruhito vows to stand by the people of Japan

As he turns 60 and celebrates his first birthday as Emperor of Japan, Naruhito has vowed to stand by the Japanese people in his first birthday address. The remarks were given during a press conference on Friday. Emperor Naruhito said that he would stand with Japan as they respond to environmental and social challenges facing the country, “In this rapidly changing society, I am…
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Japan

Emperor Naruhito turns 60, his life in pictures

Emperor Naruhito of Japan, who ascended the throne on 1 May 2019 after the abdication of his father Emperor Emeritus Akihito the previous day, celebrates his 60th birthday today. Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, public celebrations of his birthday were cancelled…
BhutanFeatures

Who is King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck?

Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck was born on 21 February 1980 in Kathmandu, Nepal, to King Jigme Singye Wangchuck and his third wife, Queen Ashi Tshering Yangdon (the current Queen Mother). He has one older sister, Princess Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck (b. 1980) and eight younger siblings (four sisters and four brothers). His father has four wives, and as such, the King only has one full sister and one…
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