European Royals

Prince François of Orléans, eldest son of Henri, Count of Paris, pretender to the defunct French throne, has died

Prince François of Orléans, the eldest son of Henri, Count of Paris, one of the pretenders to the defunct French throne, and Duchess Marie Therese of Württemberg died yesterday morning, 31 December. He was 56. The announcement came from his younger brother, Prince Jean, who tweeted: “I’m sad to announce the death of my brother HRH Prince François d’Orléans occurred this…
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Belgium

Prince Laurent says his human rights are being breached after pay cut

Prince Laurent of Belgium, the younger brother of King Philippe of the Belgians, is claiming that the government is violating his human rights after Prime Minister Michel moved to cut his annual €308,000 (£280,000) government endowment. The meeting between Charles Michel and Prince Laurent was called in response to an unauthorised appearance by Prince Laurent in full naval uniform at a Chinese…
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European RoyalsRomania

Royal Family complain as King Michael of Romania's grandson tries to force his way into King's residence

Nicholas Medforth-Mills, formerly Prince Nicholas of Romania, has been accused of trying to force his way into his grandfather’s residence in Switzerland. The royal family filed a complaint with the Swiss behalf after the event. Nicholas later commented on his Facebook page: “I’m deeply saddened and do not understand the aggression of CR who do their best to prevent me from…
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International royalsThailand

Thailand rehearses lavish £70 million funeral for late king

As Thailand gears up for the five-day-long cremation ceremony of the late King Bhumibol, the funeral procession is rehearsed with officials in ancient costumes and black tops. The rehearsal lasted around five hours, and crowds of mourners watched as the procession passed them by. Some held up portraits of the late King. Preparations took almost a year to complete. For several months now, the late…
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