The King and Queen of Bhutan name second son

The King and Queen of Bhutan have revealed the name of their second son. He has been named Jigme Ugyen Wangchuck and His Royal Highness will be referred to as Gyalsey Ugyen Wangchuck. The King and Queen attended the Trelda Tsechu prayer ceremony at Thimphu Tashichodzong and offered prayers along with Their Royal Highnesses Gyalsey Jigme Namgyel andGyalsey Ugyen Wangchuck. The prayer…
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Royal dog found after extensive police search

The beloved dog of a Thai princess went missing this past week and an extensive police search took place to find the royal pup. Princess Siribhachudabhorn, the daughter of Princess Chulabhorn and niece to King Rama X, posted on her Facebook page about her missing dog…

Royal Wedding Rewind: Crown Prince Naruhito and Masako Owada

We are taking a look back at the wedding of the Emperor and Empress of Japan: Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan’s engagement to diplomat Masako Owada was announced on 19 January 1993. The pair had become engaged on Masako’s 29 birthday, 9 December 1992; Masako finally accepted Naruhito’s proposal on his third attempt as she had turned him down twice before because she did not…
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Who is Queen Suthida of Thailand?

Suthida Tidjai was born on 3 June 1978 in Hat Yai, Songkla, Thailand, to Kham and Jangheang Tidjai. Her education was at Somboonkulkanya Middle School andthe private Assumption University in Bangkok; she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communication…

First family of four photos released to celebrate Queen Jetsun Pema's 30th birthday

The first images of Bhutan’s new royal family of four have been released by the Royal Court ahead of Queen Jetsun Pema’s 30th birthday. The Royal Court said: “To commemorate the 30th Birth Anniversary of Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen on the 4th of June, it is our privilege to share a wonderful collection of photographs of the Royal Family.” Five photos were released of…
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King Rama V of Siam's visit to Norway in 1907

His Majesty King Rama V of Siam, present-day Thailand, also called King Chulalongkorn, was born in 1853 and died in 1910. As a fifteen-year-old, Chulalongkorn ascended the Siamese throne, but because of his young age, his uncle acted as his guardian. During his five years of custody, he was educated by an English governor, Anna Leonowens, in literary history, language and art. He was King of…
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