Princess Takamado says Canada and Japan are "kindred spirits"

Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado of Japan is currently on an unofficial visit to Canada to mark the 90th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Canada. The visit, which lasts from 23 August until 2 September, has been full of public events despite its unofficial status. The Princess was received at the Rideau Hall, Ottawa, by Governor General Julie Payette, who is The…
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Countess Alexandra talks about life not being perfect

Countess Alexandra of Frederiksborg, the former wife of Prince Joachim of Denmark, recently gave an interview after it became known earlier this year that her former boyfriend was a criminal. Embed from Getty Images Alexandra had been in a relationship with Tony Lindkold…

First official visit abroad for Princess Kako of Japan

The Imperial Household Agency has announced this week that Her Imperial Highness Princess Kako of Akishino is set to pay her first official visit abroad in September. The Princess will be travelling to Austria and Hungary to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the institution…

Controversy surrounding the succession to the Imperial Throne of Japan

The Japanese Monarchy is the oldest monarchy in the world, and that becomes very clear from the moment you come across the succession law that governs it. We are now in 2019, and women are still not allowed to succeed to the Chrysanthemum Throne which is unacceptable in the world today where the principles of gender equality are so desperately important. The succession to the Chrysanthemum Throne…
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Charlotte Casiraghi denies rumours that she and fiancé Dimitri Rassam have split

Charlotte Casiraghi, 32, and her boyfriend, Dimitri Rassam, 37, have released a joint statement to People denying reports that surfaced earlier this month that the couple’s relationship has come to an end. In the statement, the couple made a “formal denial of all the unsubstantiated rumours of separation” that have surfaced in the press recently and went on to say that there is…
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Princesses who married commoners: Sweden's Princesses Margaretha, Désirée and Christina

Ahead of Princess Eugenie’s wedding this Friday, we look at other royals who have married commoners.  Despite living mostly private lives these days, the four older sisters of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden were famously known in their youth as the Haga Princesses. The name Haga came from their residence, Haga Palace. The palace is now the official residence of Crown Princess Victoria of…
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