International royalsJapan

Basic plan for Japanese Imperial succession to be compiled by March

A basic plan for Emperor Akihito’s abdication is to be compiled by March. The plan will have information on the ceremonies due to take place before his abdication as well as ceremonies related to the accession of Crown Prince Naruhito. Yoshihide Suga, the Chief Cabinet Secretary, is leading a group that is preparing the succession ceremonies. The committees made up of government officials…
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British RoyalsThe Queen

Queen Elizabeth's Wikipedia page was the third most visited entry in 2017

The Queen has beaten out the likes of Barack Obama, Elon Musk, and TV series such a Game of Thrones to become the third most visited Wikipedia page in 2017. Her Wikipedia entry had 19.2 million views, coming behind Donald trump with 29.6 million and a list of Deaths in 2017 which had 37.3 million views. A Wikipedia editor said The Queen’s ranking struck him most. He said that the ranking was…
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Denmark

Danish royals attend first New Year's reception

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, alongside Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie hosted New Year’s celebrations at their home, Amalienborg on the 1st of January. Queen Margrethe II hosted the party. She was not joined by her husband Prince Henrik, who retired from public duties in 2016 and has since been diagnosed with dementia. The party is intended…
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The Queen

Arise Sir Mo Farah! Athlete receives knighthood from The Queen

Four-time Olympic gold medal winner and world record holder Mo Farah has received a knighthood from the Queen. Sir Mo Farah was honoured at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace this Tuesday for his services to athletics. Mo Farah commented on receiving his knighthood saying “I’m so happy to be awarded this incredible honour from the country that has been my home since I moved here at the…
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