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How the Dutch royals celebrate Christmas

The Dutch December month is already quite busy with the Sinterklaas celebrations in early December, but the Dutch Royal Family also celebrate the traditional Christmas. As Queen Máxima is from Argentina, the family often spends their Christmas break in Argentina. King Willem-Alexander, QueenMáxima, and their three daughters, Princesses Amalia, Alexia, andAriane spent several of…
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The Royal 2010s: the royals we lost (2015-2019)

Please note that we have only included royals from currently reigning royal families, those who actually reigned but were then exiled or exiled/mediatised royals who married a royal from a reigning family. 2015Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria Carlos was the last Infante…
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The Royal 2010s: the royals we lost (2010-2014)

Please note that we have only included royals from currently reigning royal families, those who actually reigned but were then exiled or exiled/mediatised royals who married a royal from a reigning family. 2010Prince Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma…
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Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko visit memorial for war dead in Okinawa

Crown Prince Akishino of Japan and his wife, Crown Princess Kiko visited the Peace Memorial Park in Itoman in the Okinawa Prefecture to lay flowers at the National Okinawa War Dead Mausoleum. The Crown Prince and Crown Princess were joined by many bereaved family members as they offered bouquets of white chrysanthemums at the mausoleum, where the ashes of around 180,000 victims of the Battle of…
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Empress Emerita Michiko in poor health

The Imperial Household has announced that Empress Emerita Michiko of Japan has been in poor health since September. According to the statement, she has been vomiting multiple times a day and has been losing weight. They say that stress is most likely a factor. The former Empress of Japan underwent breast cancer surgery in September. She will not undergo radiation therapy because it is…
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Dutch royals release new photo for Princess Catharina-Amalia's 16th birthday

The Dutch Royal Family has released a new photo of Princess Catharina-Amalia for her 16th birthday. The Princess of Orange – as she is known officially as the heir to the throne – was born on 7 December 2003. © RVD – Z.M. de Koning. The photo was taken by her father King Willem-Alexander in the gardens of their home Huis Ten Bosch, near The Hague. When…
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