Emperor and Empress of Japan attend the national tree-planting ceremony

Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako of Japan were present in the Aichi Prefecture for the 700th National Tree-planting Festival in the Aichi Forest Park. The theme of the festival was “science on wood, town, people’s tomorrow, the future.” Over 9,000 people attended the festival. The previous Emperor did not speak at the tree-planting ceremony to reduce the burden on him, but…
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British RoyalsPrince Charles and Camilla

Paris plans to name square after Diana, Princess of Wales

The city of Paris in France has announced plans to name a square after Diana, Princess of Wales, at the site of the 1997 car crash that claimed her life and that of her companion Dodi Fayed and the driver of the car, Henri Paul. The square is adjacent to the Alma Tunnel where the accident happened. The square is currently named after Maria Callas, an opera singer. The city council will vote next…
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European RoyalsSpain

King Felipe's aunt, Infanta Pilar, diagnosed with cancer

Infanta Pilar of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz, Dowager Viscountess of la Torre, the elder sister of King Juan Carlos I of Spain and the aunt of the current King Felipe VI of Spain, has been diagnosed with cancer. She is currently undergoing chemotherapy and is doing “reasonably well.” The type of cancer is not known. In early February of this year, Infanta Pilar underwent surgery for…
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International royalsThailand

Princess Soamsawali suffers second stroke this year

Princess Soamsawali of Thailand, the former wife and first cousin of the King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand, has suffered another stroke. She previously suffered a stroke in February of this year. The 61-year-old Princess was admitted to the King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital in Bangkok on Saturday. She was last seen earlier this month when her former husband gave members of the Royal Family…
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