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Last heir to the Ottoman Empire dies at age 92

The last heir to the former Ottoman Empire, Prince Bayezid Osman, has died at the age of 92. Osman Bayezid Osmanoğlu was the 44th head of the Ottoman family. On Friday he died at his home in New York, USA. If the Ottoman monarchy were restored, he would be Grand Sultan Bayezid III. Ahmed Tevfik Pasha, the last Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire. Photo: Bain News Service via Wikimedia Commons. He…
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Norway

King Harald's New Year speech

New Year’s Eve is the evening many people associate with a good dinner and fireworks. For the last 71 years His Majesty The King’s Speech has also been a tradition for the Norwegian people, first on radio, now on TV. See the entire speech in the bottom of the…
Norway

60 royal guests to Norway in 2017

The Norwegian Royal Family goes from one jubilee-year to another year of anniversaries. Both King Harald and Queen Sonja celebrates their eightieth birthday in 2017. King Harald celebrates his birthday on 21 February, while Queen Sonja 4th of July. In the recent days, it has leaked out information to the Norwegian press about how the King and Queen will celebrate their anniversary. In the past…
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Japan

Empress Michiko of Japan is ill

Her Imperial Majesty Empress Michiko of Japan is ill. This was announced in an official statement from the Imperial Household Agency yesterday, on Monday, 12 December. Empress Michiko, age 82, was diagnosed with acute bronchitis last Friday after suffering a slight fever and…
Norway

King Harald owns stocks with a value of £18

His Majesty King Harald of Norway owns stocks with a value of £18. It is the Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet (English: The Daily Magazine) that can report this today. Dagbladet is one the few magazines that has a negative attitude towards the royal house in Norway. They have in the recent years been on a perpetual quest to find out how much the Norwegian Royal Family owns and how much the Norwegian…
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Denmark

Queen Margrethe attends military parade

Her Majesty Queen Margrethe of Denmark presented today The Queen`s Watch at a military parade on Barracks of the Danish Royal Guard in central Copenhagen. The Queen`s Watch is an award handed out each year by Queen Margrethe of Denmark. The award is given to a soldier who shall end his service in the Danish army the same year as the prize is awarded. The prize is awarded on the basis that the…
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