Japan

Majority of the public feels positive about Emperor Naruhito

A survey held by Kyodo News revealed that 75 per cent of the respondents feel positive about Emperor Naruhito of Japan, who succeeded his father on 1 May last year. Over 2,000 people responded to the survey. Fifty-eight per cent said they felt an affinity for the Emperor, with another 17 per cent describing him as “wonderful.” The survey also showed that 85 per cent would accept a…
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Saudi Arabia

Outspoken Saudi Princess claims she is being held prisoner

Princess Basmah bint Saud Al Saud, one of the many children of King Saud of Saudi Arabia, has revealed that she is being held in prison. She asked her cousin Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to release her and to provide her with medical care. Princess Basmah is known to be an outspoken human rights advocate, and she has called for Saudi Arabia to become a constitutional monarchy. It is…
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DenmarkEuropean Royals

Dear aunt Daisy... European royals record touching message for Queen Margrethe

Even though the grand celebrations for Queen Margrethe II of Denmark’s 80th birthday have been cancelled, royals from all over Europe recorded a message for their “aunt Daisy.” See the video below and you read a transcript underneath: King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and his wife Silvia kicked off the video with the words, “Dear Daisy and cousin, Us from Sweden…
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CoronavirusThe Queen

The Queen records historic message to mark the Easter weekend

Her Majesty The Queen has recorded her first ever Easter message, telling the nation that “coronavirus will not overcome us”. The message was recorded at Windsor Castle on Good Friday. The video shows a candle bringing light to an altar while the Queen can only be heard. She says, “Many religions have festivals which celebrate light overcoming darkness. Such occasions are…
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