Asian Royals

Princess Norodom Buppha Devi, half-sister of the King of Cambodia, has died aged 76

Princess Norodom Buppha Devi of Cambodia has died at the of 76 of natural causes in a hospital in Thailand, the Cambodian Royal House announced today. The Princess was the daughter of Norodom Sihanouk and the late Neak Moneang Phat Kanthol, the elder sister of Prince Norodom Ranariddh, and a half-sister of current King of Cambodia, Norodom Sihamoni. Embed from Getty Images At the age of 5…
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JordanMiddle East

Princess Raiyah of Jordan engaged to British journalist

Princess Raiyah bint Al Hussein, the youngest daughter of King Hussein of Jordan and Queen Noor and half-sister of the current King Abdullah II of Jordan, is engaged to Mr Faris Ned Donovan. They were engaged on 26 October. Embed from Getty Images A statement from the Royal Hashemite Court reads, “The Royal Hashemite Court extends its sincere congratulations to Her Royal Highness…
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HistoryHistory

Royals and witchcraft: Eleanor Cobham

Eleanor Cobham is perhaps one of the lesser known royal wives of medieval times. As with most women of her time, not much is known of her youth. She was born around 1400, probably at Sterborough Castle in Kent, which didn’t survive the reign of Oliver Cromwell. Her…
Asian RoyalsThailand

King of Thailand fires high-ranking royal guard

His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand has fired a high ranking royal guard from his post. Gen. Arshawin Sawetseni served as a royal bodyguard until his firing, which was announced on the government gazette website. He had also served as a royal bodyguard under the late King Bhumibol. The announcement did not specify why he was fired, but the news came just hours after Sineenat…
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European RoyalsThe Netherlands

Willem-Alexander & Máxima in India: State Visit Day Three Diary

His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima have been invited for a state visit to India by President Ram Nath Kovind. The visit will take place from 14 October until 18 October. The state visit will focus on the good relations between India and The Netherlands. Special attention will be paid to water technology, maritime developments, health, sustainable agriculture, social…
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