International royalsJapan

Who is Japan's Aiko, Princess Toshi?

Aiko, Princess Toshi is the daughter and only child of Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako of Japan. She was born on 1 December 2001 at the Imperial Household Agency Hospital in the Tokyo Imperial Palace. The Princess has two names, a personal one Aiko, and an official name, Toshi, and in a breach with tradition, these names were chosen by her parents and not the Emperor. The names are similar…
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The Kents

Princess Alexandra returns to Lancaster

Princess Alexandra is to pay a visit to Lancaster at the end of May to open a new building and celebrate two anniversaries which also acknowledge the generosity of some of the city’s previous mayors. The visit, scheduled for Wednesday 29 May, will see her visit the new…
Denmark

Crown Prince Frederik visits aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle

This week, Crown Prince Frederik, heir apparent to the Danish throne, used the Danish Royal House’s Instagram account to show photographs of his time aboard the Danish Navy frigate, Niels Juel, currently sailing in the Mediterranean as part of the carrier group alongside the French Navy’s aircraft carrier, Charles de Gaulle. View this post on Instagram …
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Sweden

King and Queen of Sweden to make State Visit to Ireland

It has been announced from Stockholm that the Swedish King and Queen will pay a State Visit to Ireland next month at the invitation of the Irish President, Michael D Higgins. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia will be joined by representatives of the Swedish government…
British RoyalsThe Gloucesters

The Windsor Titles: The Duke of Gloucester

The title Duke of Gloucester has long been one of the royal dukedoms associated with the Royal Family and given to one of the sons of the monarch. The current dukedom was created for Prince Henry, one of the sons of King George V. He was also given the titles Earl of Ulster and Baron Culloden – thus having titles in all three areas of the United Kingdom. Prince Henry married Lady Alice…
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British Royals

The Windsor Titles: Earl of Snowdon

The title, Earl of Snowden, was given to Anthony Armstrong-Jones by The Queen in October 1961 – nearly eighteen months after he had married Princess Margaret, the sister of Queen Elizabeth II. Though born in London, his family had a holiday home in North Wales where he…
The Netherlands

Who is Prince Pieter-Christiaan of Orange-Nassau?

Prince Pieter-Christiaan is the third son of Princess Margriet (younger sister of Princess Beatrix) and Pieter van Vollenhoven, and hence, the first cousin of the current monarch, King Willem-Alexander. His Highness Prince Pieter-Christiaan Michiel of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven was born on 22nd March 1972 in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Pieter-Christiaan has two older brothers, Princes…
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