Concerns for health of Japanese princess as mystery illness continues into New Year

The Japanese Imperial Family is not having the smoothest of beginnings for this 2024. They were forced to cancel the public appearance for New Year following a devastating 7.5 earthquake in the Ishikawa prefecture, and the tragic plane crash at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport that took the lives of five coast guards service people scheduled to deliver aid to the affected area. Now, less than a…
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IN PHOTOS: Princess Sonam Yangden

Bhutan’s newest princess has been named Sonam Yangden Wangchuck. The Royal Office for Media released several images to unveil the newborn royal who was born on 9th September 2023. Photo: Royal Office for Media Royal Office for Media The Princess is carried…

Bhutan's newest princess named

Bhutan’s royal family has revealed the name of their newest princess with several photographs to debut the newborn. The only daughter of King Jigme Khesar and Queen Jetsun Pema has been named Sonam Yangden Wangchuck. She shares her name with her paternal aunt…

Malaysia elects new monarch

Malaysia has elected its next monarch. Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar, 64, from the state of Johor, was elected by the Malaysian royal families for a five-year term. The Sultan will begin his tenure as King of Malaysia on 31 January 2024. He will take over for King Abdullah, who was from the state of Pahang. Malaysia has a unique system for the title of King. The heads of the nine royal…
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A new royal baby for the King and Queen of Bhutan

The King and Queen of Bhutan have welcomed their third child. Queen Jetsun Pema gave birth to a daughter in the Lingkana Palace in Thimpu. The announcement of the arrival of the new princess was made on September 9th 2023. The statement said ”We are honoured to share the wonderful news that a healthy baby girl has been born to Their Majesties, The Druk Gyalpo and Gyaltsuen today…
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The world's oldest reigning monarchy

While there are several monarchies that date back over one thousand years, there is one throne that dates back over two thousand years. The Japanese monarchy, also known as the Chrysanthemum Throne, was officially founded in 440 BCE. The Japanese monarchy is the…

Royal Mystery: Who is the heir to the Thai throne?

While the line of succession and heir to the throne in most countries is clear, in Thailand, it’s a bit murky. The King, Rama X, only has one son, who he claims – Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti (18). Even though he’s the only son, he does not hold the title Crown Prince of Thailand. In 1974, a constitutional amendment was passed in Thailand to allow women to ascend the…
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