Japan

No public new year celebration in Japan in 2021

Japan’s Imperial Family will be ringing in the new year privately this year. The Imperial Household has decided to cancel Emperor Naruhito’s New Year’s event at the palace, due to a rise in coronavirus cases.  The news of this latest cancellation came as Japan recorded a record high of 1,700 COVID-19 cases. This annual event was scheduled for January 2 and usually draws tens…
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FeaturesPalaces & Buildings

Royal Ghost Stories: Glamis Castle

Glamis Castle is steeped in history. Located in Angus, Scotland, it has been the seat to the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne and home to the Lyon family since the 14th century. An author you may have heard of, William Shakespeare, used it as inspiration for “Mac, err…
British RoyalsCoronavirusFeaturesPrince Charles and Camilla

Camilla turns dinner lady to launch the “Hour of Need” Campaign

The Duchess of Cornwall donned a mask, gloves and face shield to help prepare and serve food at the Mill End Lunch Club in Rickmansworth earlier this week. This lunch club is a place for older people to relax, socialise and enjoy a meal. It is part of the Royal Voluntary Service, of which Camilla is the President.  The Duchess was invited to visit the lunch club by 86-year-old Doris Winfield…
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Monaco

A healthy Prince Albert heads to the theatre

Prince Albert II of Monaco took part in festivities for the 50th anniversary of the Théâtre du Fort Antoine on 21 August. The former fortress turned open-air theatre is hosting special events throughout the summer as part of its 50th-anniversary celebrations.  Prince…
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Spanish royals visit Ibiza as Royal Household confirms former King’s location

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia took a day trip to Ibiza, the last of their official engagements during a stay in the Balearic Islands. Their two daughters, Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofía, stayed behind in Mallorca. The King and Queen toured Ibiza, meeting local officials at each stop. At the Puig des Molins Necropolis and Monographic Museum in Eivissa, they met Francina Armengol, the…
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The Netherlands

Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau turns 52

Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau was born Mabel Martine Los on 11 August 1968 to Hendrik Los and Florence Kooman in Pijnacker, Netherlands. When she was nine, her father passed away, leaving her mother, Mabel and her sister. Eventually, her mother remarried to Peter Wisse…