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Dutch royals pose for summer photos

King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and their daughters Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane have posed for their annual summer photos. This photocall is part of an agreement that allows the royals’ privacy for the rest of the year. They also pose at their annual winter holiday – usually at Lech in Austria. © RVD Wesley de Wit This is the first…
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Princess Mako visits Bolivia

Princess Mako of Akishino – a niece of Emperor Naruhito of Japan – continued her first official overseas visit since her uncle’s accession with a visit to Bolivia. Embed from Getty Images Her visit to mark the 120th anniversary of the start of Japanese…
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Emperor Emeritus Akihito suffers bout of cerebral anaemia due to fatigue

Emperor Emeritus Akihito of Japan suffered an episode of severe cerebral anaemia last week, the Imperial Household Agency announced on Tuesday. The Emperor Emeritus had been undergoing a regular health check-up when he was unable to continue standing up at one point. The cerebral anaemia is believed to have been the result of fatigue caused by the health check-up. He has since recovered. Both the…
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Princess Mako visits Machu Picchu

Princess Mako of Akishino, a niece of Emperor Naruhito of Japan, has visited the ancient Inca ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru as part of her six-day visit to the country. The official trip to Peru and Bolivia marks the 120th anniversary of the start of Japanese immigration to…

Tombs of two Princesses found empty in search for missing girl

Emanuela Orlandi – the 15-year-old daughter of a Vatican clerk – went missing in 1983 when she failed to return home after a music lesson in Rome. The search for her continues to this day and her family recently received an anonymous letter saying that her body could be buried in the Teutonic cemetery, which is a burial ground just inside the Vatican’s walls. The two tombs that…
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United Nations Special Rapporteur criticizes Queen Máxima over meeting with Saudi Crown Prince

Agnes Callamard, a United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial execution, joined Dutch lawmakers in criticizing Queen Máxima of the Netherlands over a meeting she held with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during the G20 summit in Osaka. She told the Algemeen Dagblad newspaper that it was “more than disappointing” that Queen Máxima has not raised the murder of journalist…
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