CoronavirusThailand

King of Thailand rents entire hotel in Germany for his harem

King Maha Vajiralongkorn spends most of his time in Germany already – having a $12m mansion at Lake Starnberg, but he too faces the challenges of the coronavirus. However, being a King comes with some perks. Despite all hotels having to close due to the crisis, the Grand Hotel Sonnenbichl has applied for and received a special permit to remain open so that the Thai King could rent out all…
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Japan

Japan's Princess Aiko graduates from high school

Japan’s Princess Aiko has graduated from high school as the famous Japanese Cherry Blossoms bloomed. The only child of Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako attended her graduation ceremony at Tokyo’s Gakushuin Girls’ Senior High School over the…
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Buckingham Palace confirms cancellation of State Visit

The Emperor and Empress of Japan won’t now make a State Visit to the United Kingdom this Spring. Confirmation that the visit was off came from Buckingham Palace which said the event would be rescheduled for a later date. Emperor Naruhito was due to make his first State Visit since he ascended the Chrysanthemem Throne last year. However, given the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it has now…
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Japan

ICYMI: Princess Aiko to attend Gakushuin University

Lost in the news in Asia about the coronavirus was the announcement that Princess Aiko, the only child of Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako, will attend Gakushuin University in Tokyo beginning in the spring. The 18-year-old Princess is due to study in the at the Department of Japanese Language and Literature, just like her father before her. Aiko has been attending Gakushuin schools since…
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Bhutan

New family photo released of Bhutan's Royal Family

The Royal Office in Bhutan has released a new family photo of the King and Queen of Bhutan with their son, the Dragon Prince. The image was taken in February 2020 in the Throne Room of the Tashichhodzong in Thimphu. King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck married Queen…
Japan

Celebrating first birthday as Emperor of Japan, Naruhito vows to stand by the people of Japan

As he turns 60 and celebrates his first birthday as Emperor of Japan, Naruhito has vowed to stand by the Japanese people in his first birthday address. The remarks were given during a press conference on Friday. Emperor Naruhito said that he would stand with Japan as they respond to environmental and social challenges facing the country, “In this rapidly changing society, I am…
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