British RoyalsPrince & Princess of WalesThe Sussexes

Prince William Speaks of Mother in New Documentary with Prince Harry

This August will be the 20th anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, and to mark the occasion the Duke of Cambridge and his brother, Prince Harry, will be speaking for the first time about their immediate reaction to the loss of their mother in a new BBC1 documentary. The documentary’s current working title is simply Diana. The Princes have recently made several public speeches…
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International royalsJapan

Emperor's Abdication Law Approved by Japanese Cabinet

Last year His Imperial Majesty, the Emperor Akihito of Japan, discretely indicated in a speech that he desired to retire from his lofty position in a rare televised address. Citing his advancing age and declining health, he expressed his “worries that it may become difficult for [him] to carry out [his] duties as the symbol of the state” effectively. He also indicated doubts that the…
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British RoyalsPrince PhilipThe Sussexes

Prince Harry to take over from Prince Philip as Head of the Royal Marines

Prince Harry is expected to replace his grandfather The Duke of Edinburgh as Head of the Royal Marines when he retires later this year. Prince Philip has been Head of the Royal Marines since 1953 and has made regular visits to the Marines on exercise in Norway and at the headquarters of 3 Commando Brigade in Plymouth. Major General Rob Magowan, the Commandant General of the Corps, has approved…
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