The Netherlands

Soestdijk Palace to open more rooms for public view

It has been announced that for the second half of February, some more buildings at the Soestdijk Palace will be made available to the public tour. The three buildings; the stables, garages and servant’s quarters are situated on the opposite side of the Amsterdamsestraatweg to the main Palace. The servant’s quarters and stables were added in the latter half of the nineteenth century. However…
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International royals

Taking a look at the new King of Malaysia as he is sworn in

Following the abdication of Muhammad V, and a meeting of the Conference of Rulers on 24th January, it has been announced that the new King or Supreme Head of the Confederation of Malaysia will be Sultan Abdullah of Pahang. He will take office as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (meaning he who is made Lord) today, on the 31st January and will be the 16th holder of the office since Malaysia gained…
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Japan

Imperial Succession plan lined up by Japanese government

The committee within the Japanese government responsible for arranging the transfer of the Chrysanthemum Throne from Emperor Akihito to Crown Prince Naruhito. There will be three elements to the process, with the Emperor stepping down on the 30th April, handing over sacred objects which have been passed down through centuries between Emperors. Then on the 1st of May, the Crown Prince will receive…
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International royals

King of Morocco pardons 783 prisoners

The Ministry of Justice in Rabat has announced that King Mohammed VI has graciously pardoned 783 prisoners as part of the celebrations for the 75th Anniversary of the Manifesto of Independence. This is in accordance with the practice where pardons are given as part of the…
International royalsSaudi Arabia

Saudi King's brother, Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has died

It has been announced in Saudi Arabia, that Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz has passed away. The 87-year-old Prince was the half-brother of King Salman, and it was announced by the Royal Court that prayers would be said for him at the Royal Palace in Riyadh. His son, Prince Abdulaziz bin Talal announced the family would be accepting condolences from Sunday until Tuesday, between sunset and evening…
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