European Royals

Royals send messages of support after Sri Lanka attacks

Several explosions rocked hotels and churches in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, causing the deaths of at least 157 people and injuring dozens more. Sri Lanka’s president, Maithripala Sirisena, said that he was shocked by the explosions and appealed for calm. The prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, wrote on Twitter: “I strongly condemn the cowardly attacks on our people today. I call upon all…
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International royalsJapan

The life of Empress Michiko

Michiko Shōda – the future Empress of Japan – was born on 20 October 1934 at the University of Tokyo Hospital. She was the daughter of Hidesaburō Shōda and Fumiko Soejima and was the second of four children. She received a solid education, a combination of traditional and Western, and learned to speak English. She attended the Futaba Elementary School in Tokyo but was forced to…
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BelgiumEuropean Royals

The Duchess of Brabant will not receive an allowance upon her 18th birthday

The heiress to the Belgian throne, Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant will turn 18 in October, and from that moment on, she has the right to an official allowance. However, it has been announced that this allowance will not be given until the Duchess of Brabant is ready to take on royal duties. This will leave the Duchess of Brabant free to continue her studies. She is currently attending the…
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European RoyalsThe Netherlands

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima visit Germany

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima were in Bremen today for a one-day visit. This visit is a part of a tour to all sixteen German states which began in 2013. This is the 13th state the Dutch King and Queen have visited since then. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Brandenburg are set to follow in May. Embed from Getty Images The King and Queen were welcomed at the Hans Koschnick airport by the…
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