Thailand

King of Thailand honours Queen Mother's legacy

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn is honouring his mother, the Queen Mother, ahead of her 90th birthday later this year. He and his wife, Queen Suthida, attended the “Siam Phatra Phusa Sa-ngasilp” gala dinner at the Grand Ballroom of Grand Hyatt Erawan in Bangkok to celebrate Queen Sirikit. A Thai Fabrics exhibit was on display to honour Queen Sirikit’s work with…
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Bhutan

Crown Prince of Bhutan undertakes first solo engagement

The Crown Prince of Bhutan has undertaken his first solo engagement on his mother, Queen Jetsun Pema’s 32nd birthday. The Gyalsey, as he is known in Bhutan, opened the Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck Super FabLab (SFL) at the TechPark in Thimphu and the FabLab network, the latter of which is only the third of its kind in the world. The former was built by the Druk Holding and Investments…
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Asian RoyalsJapan

Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako remotely take part in poignant anniversary of Okinawa returning to Japan

Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako have taken part remotely in the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Okinawa Prefecture returning under Japanese control. The celebrations are bittersweet, as many residents are still feeling the burden of the US occupation. The prefecture currently houses about 70% of the US military bases in Japan, which creates a lot of noise pollution, as well…
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Asian RoyalsJapan

Crown Princess Kiko meets maternal mental health award recipients

Crown Princess Kiko of Japan held a meeting with healthcare personnel who won an award for maternal mental health and child development services.  On 19 April, the future Empress of Japan met with the winners of the Reiwa 2 award, given to 14 nurses, midwives, doctors and nursery teachers whose work gained recognition in their community.  The ceremony was held at the Minato Ward of the…
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