Thailand

Protests grow in Bangkok against the monarchy

Anti-monarchy protests have continued in Bangkok as demonstrators demand democracy and less power for King Maha Vajiralongkorn (or Rama X) in the biggest demonstration in the country in years. Thousands marched against the monarchy today in the Thai capital calling for a curb in the King’s powers and the replacement of the Thai prime minister and former junta leader, Prayuth Chan-ocha.
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Thailand

King of Thailand reinstates consort after stripping her of position

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn (or Rama X) has reinstated his consort nearly a year after stripping her of her position for disloyalty. Sineenat is once again the Royal Nobel Consort and also holds the titles: The Most Illustrious Order of Chula Chom Klao, 1st Class; The Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant, Special Class; The Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand, Special…
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Japan

Pandemic impacts Princess Mako's wedding plans

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Princess Mako of Japan’s wedding plans. The Princess announced her engagement to Kei Komuro in May 2017 with a wedding set for the following year; however, in 2018, the couple announced that they were postponing their wedding for two years. The couple cited a lack of time to prepare, but the Komuro family’s financial dispute is widely thought to…
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Asian RoyalsHistoryHistoryPalaces & Buildings

The night 19 Ottoman princes were killed by their brother

The former church Haga Sophia has been widely reported in the media over recent weeks after the building has been converted into a mosque for the second time. However, what isn’t known to many is that right next to the famous building is a unique hidden story. In a burial chamber, 19 Ottoman princes are buried next to each other, all of whom were killed on the same evening, by their only…
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